Thursday, May 31, 2012

Visiting Physics Scholar: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

The Academy is seeking a qualified physics / science teacher or individual looking for a career change into the field of high school teaching. The candidate will become a full partner with the faculty and participate in all activities of the high school including curriculum development and advising and mentoring students. In addition to assisting in teaching physics, the visiting scholar will also participate in the STEM A/B courses and assume duties associated with Academy programs including robotics, science fair and elective programs.

Work and/or teaching experience in physics and/or other related fields is preferred. Bachelors degree required. Experience working with high school students and a genuine desire to meet the licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts/DESE expected.

To apply:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Non-TT at Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College, a coeducational liberal arts college dedicated to individualized education, is recruiting a broadly trained physicist for a half-time or full-time guest position beginning August 2012. The position is for one academic year with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will teach calculus-based introductory physics with lab. If full-time is desired, familiarity with electronics and computer programming is desirable. The successful candidate must exhibit an interest and ability in working closely with students on an individual basis.

Application materials should include: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, copy of graduate transcript, and two letters of recommendation (at least one of which must address the candidate's ability to teach introductory physics). The deadline for first consideration of applications is June 15, 2012; the position will remain open until filled. To apply for the position please go to:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Lecturer at Caldwell Community College

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute is accepting applications for the following full-time, nine month (August - May) faculty position at the Caldwell Campus (Hudson, NC): Instructor, Physics and Astronomy. Visit the employment website at: for more information or to apply on-line.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

TT at Park University

Tenure-Track in Physics
Department of Natural and Physical Sciences
Parkville, MO

 The primary responsibilities of this position are to teach introductory physics courses and higher level coursework. Park does not have a degree program in Physics and preference will be given to those applicants interested in teaching general physics as well as advanced physics topics related to chemistry, geosciences, and the biological sciences.

The successful candidate will also be expected to direct undergraduate students in physics research or cross-disciplinary studies, and should be committed to departmental, university, and community service. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics and will need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of three references with complete contact information (including e-mail address). To apply, please visit and find the career opportunities link. 

Park University is a fully accredited, nonprofit, private, liberal arts university that was founded in 1875 and is located in Parkville, Missouri, a suburban community of Kansas City, Missouri. Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The final candidate for a university position is required to pass a background check prior to beginning the duties of the new position

Two VAP at Elon University

The Department of Physics at Elon University seeks applicants for two (2) one-year, limited-term/full-time positions for the 2012-2013 academic year. The primary responsibility of the first position will be teaching 100-level science courses for non-majors, such as Introduction to Astronomy, Galactic Astronomy, and Conceptual Physics. The primary responsibility for the second position will be teaching multiple sections of algebra-based General Physics I in the fall and General Physics II in the spring. Strong preference will be given to candidates capable of mentoring undergraduate research projects in astronomy, physics, or engineering. An M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related field is required for consideration.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution with a strong liberal arts core that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon University’s Department of Physics, please visit our website at

Completed applications will be accepted until both positions are filled. Send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, descriptions of potential undergraduate research projects, and contact information for two references by email to Dr. Anthony Crider at

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Monday, May 21, 2012

VAP at Wittenberg University

Wittenberg University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor appointment in the Physics Department starting in August, 2012. Included among our facilities are a well-equipped machine shop, dedicated research laboratories, a parallel computing cluster, a 400-kV positive ion accelerator, and an astronomical observatory.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics, or be in the process of completing one, and should be able to demonstrate an interest in exemplary undergraduate teaching as well as in research that involves undergraduate students.

Two Non-TTs at St. Cloud University

The physics program invites applications for two fixed-term non-tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level.  The positions start on August 21, 2012.  One position is a full-time position and the other position is a part-time position (.58 FTE).  Salaries are dependent upon experience and qualifications.  Responsibilities:  The successful candidate for the full-time position will be expected to teach undergraduate courses with laboratories at all levels in the academic unit, teach advanced courses in observational and theoretical astronomy, advise students, engage in scholarly activities, and participate in continual development of curriculum and assessment activities.  The responsibilities for the part-time position are the same, except that the candidate will not be expected to teach advanced courses in astronomy.  Qualifications and Experience:  A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (or ABD with degree completion by August 1, 2012).  Evidence of ability to teach physics effectively at all levels, especially laboratory courses (full-time position qualifications also include evidence of ability to teach effectively in astronomy).  Preference will be given to candidates with research and/or teaching experiences beyond the Ph.D.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds.

VAP at University of Memphis

The Department of Physics at the University of Memphis invites applications for a one-year faculty position at the Visiting Assistant Professor level starting August 2012. The candidate should hold at least an M.S. degree in physics, but a Ph.D. degree is preferred.  The candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching physics at all levels. We particularly invite applications from those able to teach senior and graduate physics courses.

Professorship at Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Starting salary: £37,012, rising annually to £45,486
You will be responsible for:
  • teaching primary mathematics and science education on the Teacher Education programmes (eg PGCE programme), supervising and assessing student teachers, contributing to curriculum design and delivery and working with partnership schools
  • engaging in scholarly activity (eg keeping up to date with developments in the discipline), undertaking research leading to national and potentially international quality publications
  • contributing to masters' degree teaching and supervision, as required
  • undertaking curriculum development work including planning, development, evaluation and updating of courses and course materials
  • supervising and assessing students' projects and dissertations
  • administering educational programmes, as necessary.

Physics Lecturer at RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science

Job Title/Rank: Lecturer
PC#8652 IRC57899
Department: Physics
Job Category: Faculty, Non- Tenure Track
Starting Date: August 20, 2012

The Rochester Institute of Technology Department of Physics invites applications for one or more faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer. The Lecturer position is a 9.5 month, non-tenure track appointment that begins August 20, 2012 and may have the possibility of renewal.

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to core valueshonor code, and statement of diversity.

RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds-and from 50 states and more than 95 countries-have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education's in their “Great Colleges to Work For” list for three consecutive years.

Rochester, located on Lake Ontario, is the 79th largest city in the United States and the third largest city in New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly one million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of 22% African and Latino Americans and another 7% of international origin. It is also home to the largest deaf community per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 3rd best metropolitan regions for Raising a Family" by Forbes Magazine; 6th among 379 metropolitan areas as “Best Places to Live in America” by Places Rated Almanac; 1st in Expansion Management Magazine’s ranking of metropolitan areas having the best “Quality of Life in the Nation”; and is among Essence Magazine’s “Top 10 Cities for Black Families.”

REQUIRED: The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, experience teaching introductory physics, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 20, 2012 and continuing through the duration of the appointment.

PREFERRED: Strong preference will be given to those with experience and desire to also teach lab-based electronics classes. Experience teaching in an interactive environment and familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education are desirable. Research interests compatible with the Department's current research activities are also desirable. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

All application materials must be submitted online at (search for IRC57899). All application materials must be submitted as one PDF file that includes a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, curriculum vita that clearly describes teaching experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, any evidence of teaching effectiveness and a list of three current professional references. Candidates should also arrange to have the three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5603. The reference letters can be submitted electronically

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by May 25, 2012.

Email inquiries regarding the position should be sent to The Department of Physics web page is located at

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Teaching Post Doc at Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University’s Department of Physics and Engineering seeks applications for a contractual Teaching Post Doctoral position available Fall 2012.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach 3-4 courses per semester and participate in departmental activities.

To apply, send a letter of interest; resume; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references by June 4, 2012, to:  Include “Lecturer in Physics and Engineering (Position #12-010489)” in the subject line.

Physics Teaching Fellow at Amherst College

Amherst College welcomes applications for the position of Physics Teaching Fellow. The successful applicant will work with Amherst faculty teaching the laboratory sections of introductory physics courses. The Teaching Fellow will also work on revising and upgrading the laboratory experiments for those courses. This is a twelve-month, full-time position, with benefits, that will begin July 1, 2012, though teaching duties do not begin until September 2012. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A bachelor’s degree in physics or a closely related field is required. Experience serving as a teaching assistant for undergraduate labs is highly desirable. To apply, please submit as PDFs or Word documents a description of interest in the position and relevant experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of two individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates who submit their materials by May 15, 2012, will be assured full consideration.

To apply online, please visit our website at

Visiting Lecturer at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Lecturer: The Department of Physics, Geology, and Astronomy seeks a candidate for a nine-month, non tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2012.  The ideal candidate will hold the M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics or in a closely related discipline, and will be skillful and enthusiastic about teaching introductory Physics, Astronomy, and General Science courses and lab. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, transcripts, and a list of three references to the Search Committee Chair at:  The review of applications will begin on July 10, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Austin Peay State University

Applications are solicited for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Austin Peay State University.  This is a full-time, 9-month, temporary position to begin Fall, 2012. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a growing department consisting of seven faculty, two staff members, and approximately 80 undergraduate majors. We have active experimental and computational research in astronomy, atomic/molecular/optical physics, chemical physics, and materials. For more information about the Department, its research and degree programs, and its physical and computational facilities, please visit  Applicants must have earned a Masters degree in physics, astronomy, or a related field, and have the ability to teach undergraduate physics and astronomy classes at the introductory level.  Applicants with a Ph.D. and the ability to teach at both the lower- and upper-level are preferred.  Research interests that can involve undergraduate students, are complementary to those in the department and/or have potential for collaborative efforts within the department are also preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including names and contact information for three references), and statements of Teaching Philosophy and Research Interests, at

VAP at Armstrong Atlantic State University

Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia announces a one year temporary instructor of physics position beginning in August 2012.   A Ph. D. in physics or closely related field is preferred for this position (ABD will be considered).  For application requirements and a complete description of the position and the department, visit  Review of applications will begin on May 14, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled. All positions are contingent upon final budgetary approval.

VAP at Manhattanville College

The Physics Department at Manhattanville College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2012. This is a one-year full-time, non-tenure track position (with a possible extension for an additional year) as the primary physics faculty member at the college. The department maintains a physics major that graduates up to 3 students per year. Responsibilities include a full teaching load (equivalent to 7 courses/year), some departmental service and administration, student advisement, and oversight of teaching laboratories and equipment. The successful candidate will teach a wide range of courses as needed, to non-scientists and physics majors, and should have at least 2 years teaching experience at the post-secondary level (liberal-arts colleges preferred). We seek a self-directed, energetic individual who will be focused on students but can also fulfill a variety of other responsibilities. For consideration, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and contact information of three references to

VAP at the College of Charleston

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Charleston has a visiting assistant professor position in physics and/or astronomy available for the academic year 2012-2013. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy.The teaching load is 12 contact hours per semester in a combination of physics and astronomy lectures and lab. The department consists of 20 roster faculty.  Enrollment in each introductory physics or astronomy lecture is 48 students per semester with lab sizes of 24 students.  Applicants must send a cover letter, vita and statement of teaching philosophy, names, and contact information of three references that can address their teaching ability or potential to Visiting Assistant Professor Search, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston, Charleston SC 29424.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The college is a four-year liberal arts state-supported institution with over 10, 000 undergraduate students and several graduate programs, located in the center of Historic Charleston.

VAP at University of Alaska Fairbanks

The College of Natural Science and Mathematics of the University of Alaska Fairbanks invites applications for a one-year Term-funded position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the Department of Physics. Duties will include approximately 12 contact hours per week of teaching physics courses at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level, and coordinating and supervising activities related to labs. Preference will be given to a candidate who has a record of successful teaching beyond TA level, and be comfortable teaching courses that require proficiency with computer programming and simulation.
The Physics Department offers degrees for a comprehensive major at the undergraduate level and MS and Ph.D. in space physics and physics at the graduate level. The department graduates an average of 10 undergraduates, 4 masters and 3 Ph.D. per year, and conducts excellent research and teaching by a team of 14 faculty. Please visit our website: for more information.
To apply, send cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of professional recommendation to our UAF Job Opportunities web-link: Email inquiries can be sent to Department Chair, Ataur Chowdhury, at The starting date for applications will begin on May 10, 2012. Review of applications will start on May 21, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Instructor at Mississippi State Univ.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks to fill a full-time non-tenure Instructor position.  The successful applicant will teach the equivalent of four courses per semester of undergraduate courses in physics and/or physical sciences as well as supervise teaching laboratories.  The position will start August 16, 2012 or as soon thereafter as the position can be filled.  Salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

PhD degree in physics or a related field, and experience as instructor of record for college physics and/or physical science classes.  Experience in teaching and the use of technology in teaching will be valuable in this position.

Applicants must go to and complete “Personal Data Information Form”.  Applicants must submit their application electronically to along with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy and experience.  Please have three letters of reference sent to the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The search committee will begin screening applications on June 8, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.   Department information:  MSU is an AA/EEO Employer.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

VAP at Evergreen State College

Evergreen State College is looking for a VAP to teach the math methods sequence.  Details here:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Postdoc at Michigan State University

2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate
Michigan State University
Center for Integrative Studies in General Science

Michigan State University is seeking a candidate to fill a two-year postdoctoral fixed-term position to assist with the assessment of undergraduate learning in integrative studies courses at the institution. The person hired for this position will work with an interdisciplinary team to design and implement learning outcomes assessment based on the institutional learning outcomes and global competencies and be supervised by the Directors of the three MSU Integrative Studies Centers in Arts and Humanities, General Science, and Social Science.More specifically, the successful candidate will work collaboratively to conduct literature reviews relevant to learning outcomes assessment and interdisciplinary, global teaching and learning; identify, describe, and analyze connections between integrative studies courses and the institutional learning outcomes and global competencies; associate these curricular and learning outcome connections with relevant and meaningful assessment methodologies; and help develop, implement, and communicate the results of these methodologies. The start date for the position is flexible, but the team would like to have a person in place no later than August 2012.

Curriculum Developers - Lawrence Hall of Science

What: Curriculum Developers at a variety of levels
Who: The Lawrence Hall of Science, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading project
Where: University of California, Berkeley

The Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading project at the Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley) is hiring curriculum developers at the level of Senior Developer, Associate Developer and Assistant Developer, focused on an exciting new middle school curriculum project. The Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading® program at the Lawrence Hall of Science develops, disseminates, and implements inquiry science programs that integrate literacy instruction for students in grades K-8. Funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Science Foundation, the program works with commercial publishers to market and disseminate the curriculum in schools nationwide.