Wednesday, November 28, 2012

TT at Rochester Institute of Technology

Faculty Position in Physics Education Research
School of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester Institute of Technology

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of physics education research, to begin August 2013. The position is expected to be at the rank of assistant professor; candidates with experience and qualifications consistent with appointment at a higher rank are also invited to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral (research or teaching) experience, the ability to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate physics program, and a record of ongoing research and publication within physics education research. The position sets teaching and scholarship as coequal priorities; the successful applicant will be expected to produce peer-reviewed publications at a rate consistent with teaching load. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 19, 2013.

Multiple TT's in Discipline-Specific Education @ U Southern Florida

in the
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (SNSM)
College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620

SNSM at USF invites applications for four tenure-track faculty positions in discipline-specific education research to expand and synergistically strengthen ongoing efforts in the School’s Science Education research cluster. Current research areas include assessment of student learning and attitudes, evaluation of large-scale curricular change, psychometrics, investigation of problem-solving and metacognition, quantitative literacy and research-based curriculum design and implementation. Each of these faculty positions will have a tenure home in one of six constituent departments in SNSM including Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology; Chemistry; Geology; Integrative Biology; Mathematics & Statistics; and Physics.  Joint appointments with two departments will be considered for applicants with interdisciplinary expertise.  These positions are at the Assistant Professor level, but an Associate Professor appointment may be considered commensurate with qualifications and experience, and based on the availability of funding.  Applicants will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in the area of science education research.

The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has 120 full-time faculty members with external research funding of $47M.  Further information regarding SNSM is available at The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success.  USF ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.

Application information: Applicants should use the Online Application Link given below to submit their letter of application, curriculum vita and publication record, a completed teaching and research questionnaire (found at:  The application letter should describe the relevance of the proposed research and teaching plan to national efforts in science education and indicate the desired departmental affiliation/affiliations for tenure.  All applications completed by January 4, 2013 will be given full consideration, although the search will continue until the positions are filled. The applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to:

Charles Connor, Interim Associate Dean
Office of Research and Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620

Online Application Link: The University of South Florida is committed to the principle of equal education and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, Vietnam or disabled veterans status as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity. These principles are applied in the conduct of University programs and activities and the provision of facilities and services.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Faculty position in Theoretical Astrophysics @ Northwestern

Faculty Position in Theoretical Astrophysics
Northwestern University, Physics & Astronomy Department
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University invites applications for a faculty position in the area of theoretical astrophysics.

We seek outstanding individuals who will complement and expand the current activities of the physics and astronomy department ( and will become active members of CIERA, the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (

Candidates from all areas of theoretical astrophysics are encouraged to apply. Areas of particular interest include stellar astrophysics, exoplanets, compact objects and gravitational-wave astronomy, and stellar dynamics. We are also interested in connections to upcoming observational efforts (e.g., ALMA, LSST, JWST) and in connections to related disciplines (e.g., planetary sciences, computer science, applied mathematics, or statistics).

Applicants should have a strong record of achievement in astrophysics research and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and outreach in physics and astronomy. An appointment at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level is anticipated, but an appointment with tenure at the Associate Professor level might be possible for an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a research statement and should arrange for a minimum of three reference letters to be sent in support of their application.The deadline for submission of all materials is November 30.
All materials should be submitted electronically; see the submission instructions posted on the departmental web page
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
See application instructions at
When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference Academic Careers Online.
Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at this and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Editor at The Physics Teacher

Call for Editor: The Physics Teacher

AAPT invites applications, inquires, and nominations for the position of Editor of The Physics Teacher (TPT), with an appointment to begin in the summer 2013. TPT is a prestigious journal/magazine dedicated to the advancement of physics teaching at the highschool and introductory college/university levels. The editor has full responsibility for the content of the journal. For more information, please see

Non-TT Professorships at New York University Shanghai

The Division of Science and Mathematics at New York University Shanghai invites applications for non-tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Practice, depending on experience. Candidates will be responsible for coordinating and teaching a team-taught, innovative three-semester course "Foundations of Science" which is designed to integrate basic concepts from physics, chemistry and biology, and is required for all science majors at NYU Shanghai. We encourage applications from candidates with an excellent record in teaching, strong interactive and organizational skills and the ability to create an esprit de corps among faculty who instruct “Foundations of Science.”

TT at Austin Peay State University

Applications are solicited for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Austin Peay State University. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position to begin Fall 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

T or TT in Science/Math Ed at UT Dallas (Math)

Editor's Note: There are two Science/Math Ed positions open at UT-Dallas, this one focusing on Math and the other on Chemistry.

The Science/Mathematics Education Department in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas seeks a faculty member with a strong mathematics background and a strong interest in the improvement of STEM education in K-12 schools and in lower division courses at UTD. Faculty are expected to contribute energetically to departmental goals, to the Master of Arts in Teaching/Mathematics Education -- which serves in-service secondary teachers, to UTeach-Dallas -- which prepares STEM majors and postbaccalaureates as secondary science and mathematics teachers, and to the delivery and improvement of UTD foundation courses in mathematics. UTD is a research university, and successful candidates are expected to teach well (including the development and testing of new approaches and materials) and to develop and carry out research programs leading to publications in nationally recognized journals. PhD in Mathematics (or closely related fields) or PhD in Mathematics Education with an equivalent of an MS in Mathematics required. Rank is open.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

Applicants should submit their current curriculum vitae with a complete publication record, a detailed research plan, a teaching plan, and three reference letters via the online application available from the advertisement at:

Monday, November 19, 2012

TT in Physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor Faculty Position in Physics Department, New Jersey Institute of Technology
As part of a university-wide multi-disciplinary faculty hiring initiative in the area of "big data," the Physics Department of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is searching for a tenure-track assistant professor who will play a leading role in research that involves analysis, data mining, and data visualization of multi-terabyte data sets in the physical sciences.  Potential candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field, must demonstrate a strong track record in one of the key research areas in the department, and must also be an expert in the development of innovative computational methods in handling large experimental and/or modeling data sets. Currently, the physics department has 18 tenured/tenure-track faculty members with research focusing on Biophysics, Materials Science, Optics and Solar/Terrestrial Astrophysics.  The potential candidate must also be able to effectively teach physics at the undergraduate and graduate level.   The successful candidate will initiate significant collaboration with faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences.
To apply
Please apply at and search using the posting #0601234.  For further information, please contact Prof. Haimin Wang (, 973-596-5781), chair of the search committee . The position is open until filled. The committee will start to evaluate applications on November 15, 2012.

Instructor at Kennesaw State University

The Department of Biology & Physics at Kennesaw State University is seeking a full time temporary instructor and part time instructors for an Introductory Physics sequence for Spring Semester 2013. Duties include delivery of lectures, laboratory supervision and problem recitations. The ability to communicate clearly is essential. An earned Masters or Ph.D. Minimum qualifications, 18 hours of graduate level Physics courses. To ensure consideration, completed applications should be submitted by December 10, 2012.To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and copies of graduate transcripts to Dr. Jerald Hendrix,

TT at Ramapo College of New Jersey

TENURE TRACK – FALL 2013 - 2014

Successful candidates must be able to teach undergraduate physics courses including thermodynamics and mechanics and demonstrate potential for excellence in mentoring undergraduate students and producing scholarly outcomes. Candidate must be able to teach advanced physics laboratories and have knowledge of Labview.

VAP at Kenyon College

Kenyon seeks a visiting assistant professor of Physics, for a two-year sabbatical replacement position, beginning in the fall of 2013. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum.  A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is preferred, but ABD’s will be considered.  The field of specialization is open. For more information about our department, please visit our web site at  Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner.

For instructions, visit:
Direct questions to:  Search Committee Chair -
Evaluation of applications will begin February 15, 2013.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Instructor at the University of Idaho

The Department of Physics at the University of Idaho invites applications for a non-tenure-track part-time instructor position starting in Spring 2012 or Fall 2013. The successful candidate will be required to teach physics classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advise students, and generally contribute to university interests. Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. in Physics and documented experience in teaching undergraduate physics courses and ability to teach graduate physics courses. Candidates must submit all application materials online at Information about the UI Department of Physics can be found at Questions should be addressed by email to Dr. B. Stumpf The search will close when a suitable candidate has been identified, but not earlier than December 14, 2012.

TT at the Naval Academy

The Naval Academy’s Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental physics starting as early as fall 2013. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. USNA offers a unique program that creates for faculty an attractive balance between teaching and research. Visit for more information. Send a cover letter, a CV, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, the names of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and research plans to

TT at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

The Physics and Astronomy Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire invites applications for a probationary tenure-track faculty position in physics at the Assistant Professor level.  The position will start August 19, 2013.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Instructor at Vance-Granville Community College

Full Time Physics Instructor (9 months per year, mid-August – mid-May) at Vance-Granville Community College in Henderson, NC. Begins January 2013. Required Master’s degree in Physics (or Master’s degree in other subject + 18 graduate credits in physics). Teaching experience at college level preferred. 18 graduate credits in an additional discipline preferred. Apply on-line (

Researcher Position in teacher quality @ ETS in New Jersey

Job Description

ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher in the Understanding Teaching Quality (UTQ) Center.  The Center focuses on studies that examine a range of potential measures of teaching quality, including classroom observation and protocols, new measures of content knowledge for teaching, and measures based on student achievement.  The studies investigate a wide range of approaches to measuring teaching quality; however, all the studies are focused on contributing to existing knowledge about which aspects of teaching and the context of teaching contribute to student learning and success.

Provide scientific and technical expertise to a highly collaborative research team involved in research and development projects designed to improve our understanding of teaching quality. Work both independently and collaboratively to conceptualize, design, obtain support for, conduct, manage, and disseminate research that will focus on the conceptualization, measurement, and improvement of teaching practice.

Generate or contribute to methodological and theoretical advances in the measurement of teaching quality, with a focus on the individual, organizational, and contextual characteristics associated with effective teaching practice.

Develop and contribute to the development of new products or services to support the measurement and enhancement of teaching quality, focusing on skills and understandings of teaching across the continuum: from pre-service through advanced or master teaching.

Contribute to the conceptualization of, and actively lead and manage, complex research studies addressing issues of teaching quality and involving both primary data collection activities and secondary analyses. Use a variety of management skills for instrument design, coordination with academic and industry collaborators, staff assignment, training and the scheduling, budgeting, acquisition and utilization of equipment, facilities and services.

Prepare proposals for research and development projects and obtain financial support for new or continuing research activities. Plan initial and final proposal and project budgets.

Act as an expert consultant to both internal ETS program units and external educational institutions by communicating research, providing input to planned and ongoing activities, and recommending future research and development directions.

Disseminate knowledge, particularly the results of research, through the publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and in the ETS Research Report series, the issuing of progress and technical reports,  the presentation of seminars at major conferences and at ETS, and through books and chapters that impact practice in the field or at ETS.

Promote and maintain professional relationships as a representative, consultant, or advisor to external advisory or policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators. Respond to requests initiated by professional colleagues and educators.

Experience and Skills

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and evidence of independent substantive research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and three years of progressively independent research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.

A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and eight years of progressively independent research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.


  *   Strong collaboration and communication skills
  *   Deep knowledge of teaching and learning
  *   Strong methodological background in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research

ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Department Chair at Eastern Kentucky

We will consider PER candidates equally to other physics sub-disciplines (we pride ourselves on being a place for PER in Kentucky). The posting can be found at:

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for the 12-­‐month position of Department Chair beginning July 1, 2013. Administrative duties include supervision of staff, managing the departmental budget, scheduling of classes, supporting and guiding scholarly activities, overseeing student recruitment and retention, directing the department's efforts toward regional stewardship, and representing the department at the college and university levels. The Chair reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for the Department's new programs in undergraduate research and recently implemented activity-based instruction in introductory physics courses. The Department has eight full-time faculty members, two staff members, offers undergraduate programs in physics, physics education, and pre-engineering, and serves approximately 60 students in those majors. The Department recently moved into a new, state-of-the-art science building.

Postdoc at PhET

Postdoctoral Research Position in Chemistry Education Research to design, integrate, and study PhET Simulations for Introductory College Chemistry
Jobs@CU Listing Posted here: Job Posting Number: 819846
The PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado Boulder has an opening for a Research Associate (postdoctoral researcher) position focusing on developing and studying interactive simulations (sims) for learning introductory college chemistry content. The PhET Team develops interactive sims for teaching and learning science and math, creates activities that couple with the sims, and makes all of these resources freely available to educators and students on the web. Research is a major component of the PhET Project, and focuses on understanding aspects of design and use that lead to increases in student learning and student engagement.
With funding from NSF, PhET is engaged in development and research on interactive simulations for use in teaching and learning introductory college chemistry. In addition, this grant involves a significant focus on partnering with a working group of approximately 6 college faculty to better understand effective ways of integrating PhET sims into college teaching across different environments from a community college to a research university. Research questions will center around effective sim design and sim classroom use for these population as well as measures of the impact on student learning, and could also include the study of faculty adoption of PhET sims and supports needed for effective adoption and adaption.
The primary responsibilities of the successful applicant will be to 1) carry out and publish research on sim design, sim use, or faculty adoption of sim use with college chemistry students and teachers; and 2) to develop new simulations with an expectation to lead or coordinate the development of about 4 simulations per year. (No programming experience needed - PhET hires professional software developers). Other responsibilities include training faculty on use of PhET sims through PhET workshops at local and national meetings, and supporting other PhET-related work where needed.

Monday, November 12, 2012

T or TT in Elementary Science Ed @ Bridgewater State, MA

Assistant/Associate Professor, Elementary & Early Childhood Education (focus: Science Education)

Job Description: Teach undergraduate and graduate education "methods" in science education at the Elementary level (Grades 1-6) and a combined science and social studies course at Early Childhood level (PK-2); assist in undergraduate and graduate program development; supervise student teachers; write and support the development of grants; and advise undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Education or a closely related field and a minimum of 2 full academic years as a full-time teacher in the public schools.

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in science education or a closely related field and a Master's degree in a science discipline. Candidates should have teaching experience with PK-12 students and hold a license as a public school teacher or supervisor. Candidates should have participated in scholarly activities; including action research, conference presentations, in-service workshops and education-related community services. Candidates should be familiar with the standards of NSTA and/or other science-related organizations and demonstrate a constructivist teaching philosophy. Candidates should have some teaching experience at the college level.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.

Bridgewater State University is located in southeast Massachusetts in Bridgewater, MA.

Non-TT faculty in Science Ed @ UT Arlington

College of Education and Health Professions
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
One (1) Clinical Assistant Professor (Non-tenured): Science Education
Search Code: EDU110112SCI

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Science Education to begin in August, 2013.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Science Education or a related
field. U.S. teacher certification and three years of successful public school teaching experience are also
required, preferably in the middle and/or high school grades.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellence in teaching, supervisory experience, and interest in engaging in
science education research. Candidates must also possess a commitment to inquiry-based/project-based
teaching and learning, and field-based teacher preparation.

The University of Texas at Arlington, is one of the largest of the 15 institutions in The University of
Texas System, is a Carnegie Research University/High Research Activity institution with more than
33,000 students including 7,869 graduate students in 31 doctoral programs and 75 master's programs. UT Arlington, located in the heart of the Dallas/Forth Worth Metroplex, is a world-class institution attracting students from around the globe. The College of Education and Health Professions is NCATE-accredited, and is known for excellence in PK-12 Teaching and Learning, Science and Mathematics Education, Bilingual Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Kinesiology, and houses the Southwest Center for Mind, Brain and Education. Science Education at UT Arlington is a thriving, interdisciplinary program with rich opportunities for PK-16 teaching, research, and service. The Science Education program has been awarded multi-million dollar grants from state and national funding agencies for the promotion of STEM education initiatives. These initiatives are in partnership with the College of Science, College of Engineering, and school districts in the DFW metropolitan area, and include the UTeach Arlington science and mathematics teacher preparation program.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
position is filled. Please submit the following documents electronically:  (1) a letter of interest addressing required and preferred qualifications; (2) a list of five references (i.e. names, relationship to the applicant, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses); (3) a curriculum vita: to, Attn: Dr. Ann Cavallo, Chair, Science Education Faculty
Search Committee UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on UT Arlington properties. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

TT or T in Science Ed @ UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas is searching for a PhD in Science Education with an emphasis in  chemistry. Please go to the link below for more information.

Faculty Position in Science/Mathematics Education-Chemistry (pni121102)
The School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The Science/Mathematics Education Department at the University of Texas at Dallas seeks a faculty member with a strong science background and a strong interest in the improvement of STEM education in K-12 schools and in lower division courses at UTD. Faculty are expected to contribute energetically to departmental goals, to the Master of Arts in Teaching/Science Education -- which serves primarily in-service K-12 teachers, to UTeach-Dallas -- which prepares STEM majors and post-baccalaureates as secondary science and mathematics teachers, and to the delivery and improvement of UTD foundation courses in chemistry. UTD is a research university, and successful candidates are expected to teach well (including the development and testing of new approaches and materials) and to develop and carry out research programs leading to publications in nationally recognized journals. PhD in Chemistry (or closely related fields) or PhD. in Science Education with an equivalent of an MS in Chemistry required. Rank is open

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Indication of gender and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application.

The University of Texas at Dallas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

Applicants should submit their current curriculum vitae with a complete publication record, a detailed research plan, a teaching plan, and three reference letters via the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM.

Posted on: Nov 02, 2012

Feel free to contact Dr. Hanegan or any department member for more information.

Lecturer at the University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is the principal research institution in Vermont and is currently in a period of dynamic growth.   The Department of Physics at the University of Vermont invites applications for a lecturer in physics. Applicants should have an M.S. or Ph.D. in physics and a demonstrated ability to teach physics at the University level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory physics courses and associated laboratories and recitations.  Additional duties may include the organization, and administration of undergraduate laboratories.  The University is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Applicants are requested to include in their application information about how they would further this goal.  The initial appointment starts on August 19, 2013 and is for two years with renewal possible.

TT at Cottey College

Cottey College, a private liberal arts college for women, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant/associate professor, beginning August 2013.  The College is seeking an individual who is committed to teaching excellence in an undergraduate liberal arts institution.  A doctorate in physics (ABD considered) is required and college teaching experience is preferred.  Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester general physics sequence (lecture and lab) and general education courses such as Introductory Physics, Introductory Astronomy and/or College Algebra.  Additional responsibilities include advising, college service and professional development.  Further information about Cottey is available at  Review of applications begins December 5, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.  Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and contact information for three references to Dr. Cathryn Pridal, VPAA, Cottey College, 1000 W. Austin, Nevada, MO 64772 or via email to:  Phone:  417-667-8181.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fellowship at Columbia University

Science Fellows in Frontiers of Science

Frontiers of Science is a one-semester course that integrates modern science into the Core Curriculum of Columbia College in order to challenge the way students think about science, introduce exciting scientific ideas and inculcate scientific habits of mind.  The program will appoint a number of post-doctoral fellows in the natural sciences for the academic year 2013-2014.   We invite applications from qualified candidates who have received or will expect to receive the Ph.D. between 1 January 2009 and 1 July 2013.  Columbia Science Fellows hold the rank of Lecturer in Discipline in an appropriate natural science department.  The fellowship is renewable for a second and third year based on satisfactory performance.  

Course Manager/ Instructor at University of Illinois

The Department of Physics seeks applicants for the position of Introductory Course Manager and Instructor.  This individual 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.

TT at Temple University

The Physics Department at Temple University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with a starting date of September 2013.  Both theoreticians and experimentalists in all fields of physics, including, condensed matter/soft condensed matter physics, nuclear/hadronic physics, computational physics, and atomic-molecular optical physics, will be considered. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with potential for excellence in research and teaching. The applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics. To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on-line to The application deadline is January 31, 2013. However, the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Instructor position at the University of Tulsa

The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics ( invites applications for an instructors position. This is a 10 month non-tenure track continuing position, expected to start in August 2013. A Ph.D. in physics or engineering physics preferred, ABD will be considered. The teaching responsibilities will include the introductory physics lectures, laboratory, and recitation sections, as well as other courses depending on departmental needs. An interest in undergraduate research is a plus. For more information visit The University of Tulsa is a privately endowed doctoral granting university of approximately 4,000 students located in a metro population of 900,000. Candidates should send a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references to: Dr. George P. Miller, at, or to the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104-3189, Screening of the candidates will begin December 15th, and will continue until the position is filled.

TT at Elon University

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Physics, beginning mid-August, 2013.  A Ph.D. in astronomy or a related discipline is required at the time of hire. Teaching will include astronomy and physics courses, and courses in Elon's General Studies Program. Mentoring of undergraduate research will be expected. Send cover letter, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, research plans, and three letters of recommendation with one’s full-name in the subject heading to the Search Committee ( by December 31 to be assured of consideration. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at

VAP at Roosevelt University

The Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August 2013. This is a one-year appointment.  The successful candidate will have interest teaching in an interdisciplinary context and is expected to teach physics effectively at the lower division. We seek a motivated, energetic individual who will be focused on students but can also fulfill a variety of other responsibilities.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

TT in STEM Education @ University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor in STEM Education (Tenure Track)
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education
College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee seeks applicants for an assistant professor to contribute to research and teaching in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education (TPTE). TPTE offers programs of study that lead to initial teacher licensure and endorsement in many areas; a graduate urban specialist certificate; and masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. We seek a new faculty member to join an active research and teaching community investigating innovation, reform, and/or social and cultural aspects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Position begins August 2013.

We are looking for a scholar who can engage in substantial research in STEM education in K-12 schools. Such a research program may include exploring STEM integration in K-12 curriculum, the design and implementation of innovations in teaching and learning, innovative technology development in STEM education, the social and cultural aspects of STEM learning, and innovations in assessing STEM learning. Teaching and learning responsibilities include supporting the undergraduate and graduate programs in TPTE through teaching relevant coursework and advising. In addition, this position calls for working cooperatively and developing relationships with other University departments related to STEM education.

Required Qualifications: Applicants for this 9-month tenure-track position should hold a Ph. D. or an Ed. D. in STEM education, a doctoral degree in one of the STEM education fields, or a nearly completed doctoral degree, have successful teaching experience in K-12 schools, provide evidence of strong potential in scholarly activity, and have experience in responding to cultural, linguistic, gender, and ethnic diversity. In addition, applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the current landscape of STEM education, including standards and key challenges.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants who demonstrate evidence of and/or a high level of interest in the pursuit of external funding will be given strong consideration. Additional desired qualities include: demonstrated ability to integrate technology into teaching and learning, 3 or more years of teaching experience in K-12 schools, and an interest in mentoring doctoral students.

Applications and inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lynn Liao Hodge, Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and should be sent electronically to  Please include STEM-search in the subject line of the email.

Applicants should submit 1) a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, 2) a current CV, 3) three letters of reference, and 4) two writing samples (manuscripts/published articles). Review of materials will begin on November 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Minorities and Women are urged to apply. For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement
          All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
          Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
          In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
          Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), A.D.A. (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone(865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

TT or T at Virginia Tech College of Science

Virginia Tech College of Science Faculty Positions in Interdisciplinary Science/Science Education Research

The College of Science at Virginia Tech ( is expanding its research presence in teaching and learning of undergraduate science with two tenure-track openings in interdisciplinary science/science education, to start Fall 2013 at our Blacksburg, VA Campus. Appointments at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor will be made in one of the College’s eight departments: biological sciences, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, psychology, and statistics. The position signifies a continued University commitment to the importance of educating future STEM professionals, empowering them to address major interdisciplinary societal challenges in energy, the environment, and health. The new faculty members will participate in the College of Science’s recently launched Integrated Science Curriculum (, which serves to build strong research and educational partnerships across the sciences and mathematics. Appointments will be made within the departments that best suit the background and interests of the successful candidates.

Job requirements include a Ph.D. in a scientific field, a research focus in interdisciplinary science/science education, and experience teaching science. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous research program and to provide effective instruction and advising to a diverse population of undergraduate and graduate students. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, travel to professional conferences, curriculum development, participation in department, college, and university governance, and professional service. The faculty handbook (available at provides a complete description of faculty responsibilities.

Preference will be given to scientists experienced in undergraduate interdisciplinary science teaching and learning who demonstrate the potential to create an outstanding research program that explores topics in interdisciplinary science/science education. Science research interests that intersect with existing areas of STEM education at Virginia Tech will be looked upon favorably.

Further information can be found at Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Barbara Bekken, ( Applications must be submitted online at http:// (#TR0122516) and should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy that describes an integrated vision for learning in the sciences, and an annotated list of up to five references. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. As part of the hiring process, the successful applicant must pass a criminal background check.

Virginia Tech is an EO/AA university, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should notify Ms. Mikhelle Taylor, College of Science, (540) 231-5422, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

Open Rank at Michigan State

[Ed note: this is a repost. The search committee has experienced delays and is still entertaining new applications.]

Assistant / Associate / Full Professor Tenure System Faculty Salary and rank commensurate with experience

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking outstanding candidates to fill a tenure-track position in physics/astronomy education research.

Candidates must exhibit unusually high promise for excellence in both teaching and physics education research. The successful candidate is expected to establish a nationally visible program in physics education research and interact with the current physics education research efforts in the Department of Physics and Astronomy as well as other departments at Michigan State University. The Department of Physics and Astronomy and Michigan State University are dedicated to excellence in teaching and have pioneered physics education innovations such as LON-CAPA.

Candidates are also expected to teach physics or astronomy courses in the Physics and Astronomy Department, including graduate courses in physics or astronomy education and have significant experience in the field of physics education research.

Faculty hired for this position will work closely with the Institute for Research on Mathematics and Science Education (IRMSE), administered jointly by the Colleges of Natural Science and Education. The Institute provides support for faculty from the Colleges of Natural Science and Education to engage in collaborative research. The Institute was formed in 2010 with the goal of becoming a nationally recognized hub for research, policy and leadership in mathematics and science education, aiming to encourage and support projects that address the teaching and learning of science and mathematics at the university and K - 12 levels. We expect to fill this position at the assistant or associate professor level but a higher level will be considered in an exceptional case.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy, physics or astronomy education, or the equivalent. Email applications to Gerd Kortemeyer/

Monday, November 5, 2012

Physics Lecturer @ Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China

Applications are invited for positions in the Mathematics and Physics Centre at Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, condensed matter physics and applied physics. Experience in teaching university physics in both Chinese and English would be desirable. Good research track and experience in undertaking research project would be an advantage in this application. Preference may be given to candidates who can contribute expertise in quantum physics, statistical physics, Nano science, and spintronics. Strong mathematics background and/or mathematics teaching experience would be another advantage in this application.
Successful applicants will deliver lectures of university physics in English to year 1 undergraduate students. S/he should undertake appropriate research in both physics and the pedagogical research of physics teaching. It is also expected to manage the laboratories of physics. Good communication skills, team working spirit and a high sense of responsibility are essential. Successful applicants may also be required to undertake other relevant tasks, identified in the first instance by the Head of Centre.
Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution, the first and currently the only university in China to offer both UK and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The university now has close to 6,000 students studying in eleven academic departments. The language of instruction in Years 2 to 4 is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus.
XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP), 80km from Shanghai and connected by high speed rail and road links. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town a major World Heritage Site. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, and SIP offers a high quality of life.
Salary depends upon qualifications and experience. In addition, members of academic staff are entitled to accommodation and travel allowances.

Question Writer for Science Bowl

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl [see:] is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in mathematics and multiple areas of science. National Science Bowl's high school competition involves more than 13,000 students and its middle school competition involves more than 5,000 students nationwide. Scientists and mathematicians who are interested in writing or reviewing questions may send their resume to: An honorarium is available for U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents providing sets of 60 questions following item specifications. Please see for sample questions. The first due date for question sets will be December 1.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

TT in Sci Ed @ Washington State University - Pullman


Washington State University – Pullman
PTERS # 1869

Assistant Professor of Science Education
Competitive, commensurate with experience
Permanent full-time, tenure-track
August 16, 2013

Position: The Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education at Washington State
University Pullman campus seeks applicants with experience and interest in science education. The candidate will have an earned doctorate in science education or a science discipline with an emphasis in science education and a demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment.

Duties and Responsibilities: Conduct scholarly research in science education; pursue external funding
to support research agenda; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; develop and maintain
partnerships in STEM education; teach undergraduate and/or graduate science education courses; and engage in service activities at a variety of levels.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in science education or a science discipline with an emphasis in science education before date of hire; demonstrated scholarly record or potential to develop one; willingness to write grant proposals and procure and manage external funds; demonstrated ability with K-12 STEM education; ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.

Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated ability and expertise in one or more of the following areas: An
academic background in a scientific discipline; science curriculum and instruction (K-12); teaching in science-related undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional programs; collaborative relationships with K-12 schools, university peers, or community agencies; advising and/or mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; working with diverse/underserved populations, distance education, and/ or technology and instruction. A focus on Environmental Education is a plus, as is demonstrated ability with elementary education.

Screening will begin on December 3, 2012. Applicants should apply online at and submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications, two samples of scholarly work, graduate transcripts, and a current comprehensive vita including the names, addresses, phone numbers of at least three references, and be prepared to obtain an additional three letters of recommendation upon request. For additional information, contact Julie Killinger at

women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and
over are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Post-doc postion in STEM at Western Michigan

General Research Area: Change strategies to support instructor use of evidence-based instruction in undergraduate STEM

Note that we expect to hire two post docs to work on related projects in this research area. Currently only one position has been approved, but appropriate applicants to this position will be invited to apply for the second position once it is posted.

Western Michigan University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on a NSF-funded Project " WIDER: EAGER: Evidence-based Instructional Practices at WMU: An Examination of Instructor Practices, Institutional Climate, and Social Networks." The postdoc will be jointly supervised by Dr. Charles Henderson (Science Education) and Dr. Andrea Beach (Higher Education and Director of Faculty Development). The applicant will play a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary team that is developing innovative tools to measure faculty teaching approaches, faculty perceptions of teaching environments, faculty social networks, and the impact of these on efforts to promote evidence-based instruction. The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in STEM education or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in and experience in the study and/or promotion of STEM education reform at the post-secondary level.

Appointments are full time and will be made for a period of up to two years. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and experience. The start date for the position is flexible, with the option to start as early as January 1, 2013, or as late as summer 2013. Review of applications will begin Nov 27, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted electronically at: Search for job posting #0602076.

Questions about the position are welcome and may be emailed to:

TT at Le Moyne College

Le Moyne College, a college in the Jesuit liberal arts tradition in Syracuse, New York, seeks an experimental physicist to join a physics program with a growing population of physics and pre-engineering students, new science classrooms, and new teaching and research laboratories. Experimentalists in any field of physics are invited to apply.