Thursday, June 28, 2012

Part-time Assessment and Evaluation Specialist at the University of Missouri

The MU Broader Impacts Network is seeking to fill an opening for an assessment and evaluation specialist to work with faculty and staff on their science outreach and broader impacts activities. The MU Broader Impacts Network is associated with the Office of Science Outreach, which is part of the MU Science Education Center.

Duties would include, but not be limited to:
· Consulting with faculty in regard to designing and implementing assessment tools for their science outreach/broader impacts activities.
· Providing training in assessment and evaluation for faculty and staff.
· Providing direction and support for assessment  and evaluation of the science outreach/broader impacts network model.
· Attending national and regional assessment and evaluation meetings.
· Building a broader impacts database and cataloging broader impact activities at MU.
· Coordinating across like programs for collaborative assessment and evaluation  opportunities and designing a suite of common assessment  and evaluation surveys for broad use or adaptation.
· Seeking out existing assessment and evaluation tools appropriate for science outreach/broader impacts projects and share with BIN staff and PIs.

·       Master’s level preferred.
·       Prior experience with qualitative and quantitative assessment and evaluation a must.
·       Familiarity with computers including word processing and database management.

·       Salary Range: $18-20/hour.
·       Effort: 20-28 hours/week (temporary, non-benefits-eligible)
·       Start Date: August 1, 2012

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to Dr. Susan Renoe (

To apply, send cover letter and rėsumė with references via email or postal service to:

Dr. Susan D. Renoe, Director
Broader Impacts Network
303 Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Lecturer at Christopher Newport Univ.

The Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering at Christopher Newport University has an immediate opening for a Lecturer in Physics.  Appointment on a nine-month, renewable contract begins August 20, 2012.  Salary is competitive. The University is seeking teacher scholars who are committed to undergraduate education in a liberal arts curriculum, and who want to engage students in creative intellectual challenges.  Our exemplary group of faculty integrates high quality teaching and significant research involving undergraduates and supports the further development of our graduate program.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach physics and/or astronomy lecture and laboratory courses.  Evidence of an active scholarly program in physics or astrophysics, while not required, is highly desirable. Effective oral and written communication skills are required.  A Ph.D. in Physics by August 1, 2012, is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer.  An appointment at the rank of Instructor requires at least a Master’s degree in Physics or Engineering by August 1, 2012.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Curr Designer - New York Hall of Science

Curriculum Designer/Project Manager
Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay)
New York City Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science, New York City's only hands-on science museum is hiring a curriculum designer/project manager to work in the SciPlay department.  SciPlay is a new applied research center on Play, Science, and Technology Learning. SciPlay designs and studies how to use play as a medium for science learning across both informal and formal education settings. The curriculum designer will serve to design hands-on, technology-based science curriculum grounded in pedagogical research and best-practices in informal science education. Manage consultants and coordinate work of internal and external collaborators and project staff. Manage day-to-day project needs including recruitment of teachers, coordination of curriculum piloting and implementation and teacher professional development. Perform administrative tasks in support of the SciGames project and SciPlay department.

TT at Ohio State University - Marion

Assistant Professor of Science Eduction
College of Education and Human Ecology
School of Teaching and Learning
The Ohio State University - Marion Campus

Candidates must have a strong commitment to and/or evidence of excellence and accomplishment in both teaching and research, must have an earned doctorate, and 3 years of successful elementary or middle school teaching experience (or equivalent).  Tenure track faculty on the Marion campus hold appointments and are promoted and tenured in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Ohio State Marion, one of the five campuses of The Ohio State University, is located 45 miles north of Columbus and currently enrolls 1500 students.

Assistant Prof at University of Arizona

Assistant Professor of Practice
The College of Science Teacher Preparation Program
University of Arizona

The College of Science Teacher Preparation Program (CoS TPP) at the University of Arizona seeks an experienced science educator to join the program as an Asst. Professor of Practice. The applicant will join a vibrant program that prepares science and science education majors to be successful middle and high school science teachers. The program currently includes five faculty members and another Asst. Professor of Practice; we are seeking an additional instructor to accommodate program growth.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Content Developer at Sapling Learning

Sapling Learning has an immediate full-time opening to work at our Austin, Texas-based headquarters for a  Physics - Online Content Developer and Support Representative. The Physics - Online Content Development and Support (hereafter Physics Technology T.A.) will be responsible for creating Physics homework assignments. Will serve as a proprietary software authority and subject matter expert to trouble-shoot issues that instructors and students may encounter within the Sapling Learning platform.

VAP at Western Kentucky University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for two visiting assistant professor positions starting August 2012. A Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or a related area is required.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in and aptitude for teaching a wide range of undergraduate astronomy and physics courses. Details and application instructions are listed at Screening will begin on June 20, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Instructor at Miami University

Physics:  Instructor (fall semester only) to teach full-load of undergraduate physics courses with emphasis on introductory courses.  Require:  Master’s degree in Physics, or related area; strong interest in teaching.   For more information about the department, visit Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and names of three references to Dr. Herbert Jaeger, Department of Physics, Miami University 620 E. Spring Street, 133 Culler Hall, Oxford, OH   45056.  Contact phone number is 513-529-5625.  Electronic submissions can be sent to  Screening of applicants begins July 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

(non-TT) Clinical Assistant Professor - Physics at Oklahoma State-Stillwater

The Department of Physics seeks applicants for a Clinical Assistant Professor position who will serve as our Director of Entry-Level Physics Instruction. This position is a long-term, non-tenure-track faculty academic year appointment with faculty rank and promotion based on experience and productivity. The position, which will begin in Fall 2012, requires a Ph.D. in physics with a specialization in Physics Education strongly preferred. The Director will be responsible for teaching algebra and calculus-based introductory physics courses and coordinating the delivery of several large enrollment physics courses offered every semester. Other responsibilities will include the training of graduate teaching assistants in pedagogical methods used in recitation instruction of large physics courses, and oversight of Physics Learning Center facilities. Applications, including a cover letter describing the applicant's qualifications for the position and a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Physics, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078. Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the above address. For full consideration applications should be received by July 9, 2012, but the position will remain open until filled.

Oklahoma State University is an AA/EEO/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on available funding.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lecturer an University of Waterloo

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo, invites applicants for one definite term Lecturer position invites applicants for one definite term Lecturer position to begin on September 1, 2012 or January 1, 2013.  The initial appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal for an addition two or three years; plus the possibility of becoming an ongoing continuing lecturer appointment in the future. Applicants should have a MSc or PhD in Physics and must have an excellent track record in teaching physics at the University level.  Duties range from instructing upper year physics courses to instructing first year physics classes for science, engineering and mathematics students for all three academic terms, as well as assisting in the development of undergraduate laboratories and academic counselling of science students.  The salary range will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Candidates should submit by regular mail a curriculum vitae and a statement of their teaching goals. Arrangements should be made for at least three letters of reference to be sent. The committee will start reviewing applications on June 1, 2012. Materials should be addressed to Prof. J. Z.Y. Chen, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA, N2L 3G1; Tel: (519) 888-4567, Ext. 36831; E-mail: The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

Monday, June 4, 2012

TT at Tuskegee University

Physics Department, Tuskegee University invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor. Applicants should have a PhD in Physics (solid state physics, bio physics) and post doctoral experience is desirable. Minority and woman are preferred. The position requires full time teaching and the establishment of an externally funded research. Submit vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, proposed research plan, three letters of recommendations and transcripts to Dr. P.C. Sharma, Head, Department of Physics, Tuskegee University (Email: before June 30, 2012.