Thursday, December 27, 2012

VAP at Dickinson College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of Dickinson College invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position beginning July 2013.  Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year liberal arts college with an active and innovative science program.  The Department is housed in a state-of-the-art building, equipped with smart classrooms, research labs, a planetarium, and observatory.
The physics major features a project-centered, hands-on curriculum beginning with the internationally-known Workshop Physics, an activity-based introductory course developed here at Dickinson. The Department graduates approximately ten majors per year, one-third of whom are women. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics and will be expected to teach primarily introductory physics courses, with the possibility of also teaching an upper-level physics course. Ideally, applicants will be able to engage undergraduate majors in research.

Assistant/Associate Professorship at Azusa Pacific University

Azusa Pacific University announces a position teaching physics and introductory engineering, beginning Fall, 2013

•    Teach upper and lower division lecture and lab courses in physics, including a combination of courses in introductory engineering (Statics, Dynamics, Materials, and Circuits) and general education science
•    Provide leadership in University’s possible establishment of engineering or engineering physics program
•    Conduct research involving undergraduate students
•    Participate in mentoring and academic advising of undergraduate students
•    Participate in department and university affairs
•    Position subject to final funding
Level: Assistant or Associate Professor

Assistant/Associate Professorship at Winona State University

Winona State University invites you to join our Community of Learners as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics. As a faculty member, you will be responsible for teaching the Science Methods class(es) for secondary science pre-service teaching majors and assess the effectiveness of these courses as well as the science teacher preparation programs at WSU. Additional duties include: 1) participating in the teaching of the science-content class designed for pre-service elementary teaching majors; 2) teaching/developing undergraduate physics courses for both the Physics major and General Education; 3) developing/conducting/supervising projects and research activities with undergraduates; and 4) advising and mentoring physics majors. If you possess a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field – OR – a terminal degree in Science Education with significant experience in physics or a closely related field (by 8/2013) and have at least one year of 9-12 (high school) classroom experience, we encourage you to apply. For a complete position description and information on applying for this position, please go to Review of applications beginning 1/21/2013. Position available pending budgetary approval. A member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

VAP at Kutztown University

The Department of Physical Sciences at Kutztown University invites applications for a one-year, full-time temporary faculty position in Astronomy beginning August 2013.  A Master of Science degree is required; Ph. D. in Astronomy or a closely related field is preferred.  Candidate must have a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research.  Teaching responsibilities will include both lecture and laboratory sections consisting of twenty-four contact hours per academic year.  Preference will be given to candidates willing and able to integrate current pedagogy into laboratory and general education lectures and participate in the ongoing public outreach and undergraduate research programs.

Assistant Professorship at Stevenson University

The Math & Physical Sciences Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in physics, for August 2013. The successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics and two years of college level teaching experience. Postdoctoral experience and a strong commitment to both undergraduate teaching and undergraduate research are preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include general physics and upper level math courses. Research with undergraduates is expected. Applications, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plans, teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at by January 25, 2013.

for a complete position description and information on the application process

TT at Saint Martin's University

Saint Martin’s University, an independent, coeducational university located in western Washington, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Physics in the Department of Natural Sciences, beginning August 2013.  The area of specialization is open; however, applicants must be able and willing to teach introductory courses for science, engineering and general education students.  The successful candidate will be both an active scholar and an excellent classroom instructor, able to teach a broad range of courses under a 12-credit teaching load per semester.  Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research and a PhD are required, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts tradition of Saint Martin’s University.

Please send a letter of interest responding directly to the position description above, along with a current c.v., unofficial transcript(s), statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and 3 letters of recommendation to Laura Hoff, Executive Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Saint Martin’s University, 5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503.  Electronic submissions in .pdf format to are preferred.  Ms. Hoff may be reached by telephone at (360) 438-4564.  Review of applications will begin February 15, 2013.  The position will remain open until filled.  Questions and inquiries may be directed to Dr. Darrell D. Axtell, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Natural Sciences, by email ( or telephone at (360) 438-4313.

Lab Lecturer at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Physics Department is seeking qualified applicants for a combined position as a Physics Advanced Lab Lecturer to start in winter or spring of 2013.  The department currently operates an upper division Advanced Projects Lab facility where undergraduate students have the opportunity to: undertake long-term (2 or more academic term), open-ended research projects or technically-sophisticated experiments; present their results as talks and short papers; and develop advanced data literacy skills to add to problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding developed within the regular undergraduate curriculum.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

STEM Education Development Officer at NRAO

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia (on the grounds of the University of Virginia, and near the University’s astronomy department) is recruiting for a fulltime, salaried  “STEM Education Development Officer.” Funded by the observatory’s management organization, Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), the STEM Education Development Officer will identify and implement opportunities for AUI/NRAO to contribute to the advancement of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education via partnerships, grants, and the leveraging of existing NRAO and other AUI assets, which include a large staff of scientists and engineers and a talented, geographically dispersed EPO staff. Such opportunities may include development of standard-based curriculum support resources for grades K-16, training of teachers (and teachers of teachers), and partnerships with outside organizations who are funding and/or spearheading innovation in STEM education at a national level. The incumbent will be based at NRAO and
work closely with the NRAO Education and Public Outreach (EPO) team, under the supervision of the Assistant Director for EPO. The NRAO operates the Very Large Array, Green Bank Telescope, and Very Long Baseline Array, and is the North American executive for ALMA—the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, which is the most elaborate ground-based observatory in history. For more details, or to apply, visit and click the Staff Position button.

Monday, December 17, 2012

STEM Ed Research Analysis @ Science and Technology Policy Institute in DC

The Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) is a non-profit federally funded research and development center that provides analytical support on science and technology (S&T) policy to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other federal agencies.
STPI takes great pride in the high caliber and timeliness of its analyses, which are produced in an atmosphere that encourages independent thinking and achieves objective results.  Work at STPI often involves multi-disciplinary approaches to research in teams that include natural, behavioral and social scientists, and engineers. Strong oral and written communications skills are essential, as STPI staff work closely and regularly interact with key federal decision makers. 
Recent examples of S&T policy work include research on advanced manufacturing and S&T in the industrial sector, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, Earth observation systems, and federal data policies. We work across all areas of science and technology, including energy and the environment, economics and statistics, biological sciences, federal resource management, nanotechnology, engineering, national security, and space, among others.
The individual will provide research and analytical support on STEM education policy, as well as broader S&T policy topics, to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and multiple federal agencies.
We are looking for candidates with a PhD in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM Ed) or a STEM PhD with a record of scholarship in education and strong applied research skills.
Applicants will experience working on diverse S&T policy issues, and have demonstrated superior skills in a combination of qualitative, quantitative, statistical, or computational methods. Prospective applicants should also possess a strong interest in applied policy research. We are particularly interested in candidates a record of scholarship in the field of STEM education or STEM workforce issues.
US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
IDA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. Individuals with disabilities, including "disabled veterans" or veterans with service-connected disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
To apply

Sunday, December 16, 2012

VAP at Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a one (or possibly two) year Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics to begin September 1, 2013. We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in physics, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. The successful candidate must have a record of successful physics teaching at the TA level or beyond, and be comfortable teaching with modern laboratory instructional equipment and software. Application information is located at Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, residential, national liberal arts college of 2500 students. The Physics Department offers a comprehensive major and graduates an average of 15 students per year, of whom a very high percentage pursue graduate and professional degrees. The department is staffed by 6 FTE faculty, and is housed in the well?equipped 64,000 square?foot Olin Hall of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Non-TT Instructor at Louisiana State University

Non-tenure track Instructor physics and astronomy position(s) are available beginning as early as Spring 2013.  Full-time positions are available for a term of one year; part-time positions are available on a semester basis.  Continuation of employment is possible, contingent on performance and the availability of adequate funding.  Responsibilities:  teaches undergraduate classes in astronomy, physical science, and algebra-based and calculus-based physics classes.  Full-time positions normally teach four courses/semester, but one course may be replaced with equivalent number of hours of department service if approved by the department.  Required Qualifications:  Master's or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field.  Additional Qualifications Desired:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field. A.B.D. (All But Dissertation) candidates will be considered but must have Ph.D. by May 31, 2013. Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is January 31, 2013 or until a candidate is selected.  Apply online and view a more detailed ad at:

TT at Lewis-Clark State College

Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, Idaho) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of physics beginning August 2013.  The successful candidate must have received their Ph.D. in physics or a related field by August 2013.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence.  Teaching responsibilities will include first year algebra- and calculus-based physics and courses in the successful applicant’s area of specialty. Ability to teach courses in astronomy, GIS or earth science would be advantageous. Additional responsibilities will include direction of undergraduate research, student advising, participation in departmental and college service activities and professional development activities.  The successful applicant will support the College’s STEM education efforts for pre-service teachers.

Please submit electronically a letter of application, statements of teaching and research interests, vita, and unofficial transcripts at  Please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically to the Director of Human Resources at  Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 18 January 2013.

TT at Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor Physics beginning Fall 2013. The department offers comprehensive programs in physics leading to a B.S in Physics.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in experimental physics with research interests appropriate for student participation (completion of Ph.D. required by the time of employment); and, commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.
Preferred Qualifications: Research interests in nanotechnology, biophysics, photonics, applied physics, renewable energy; and, college teaching experience; and the ability to teach electronics and digital systems.

For full consideration, applications must be received by February 28, 2013. For further information and to begin the application process, go to

Teaching Fellow at University of Bristol

Job number: ACAD100144
Contract Type: Fixed-term contract staff
Closing date for applications: 14/01/2013
Work Hours: 35.0 Hours per Week
Expected Start Date: 01/03/2013
Expected End Date: 29/02/2016
Job Type: Research and Teaching

The School of Physics invites applications for a teaching associate or fellow, for a 3 year period commencing Easter 2013 or shortly after.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

TT @ University of West Georgia

The Department of Physics at the University of West Georgia ( invites applications to fill a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor of physics. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses inphysics and astronomy as well as laboratory courses. The selected individual is also expected to do research, especially with undergraduate students. Applicants should have an earned PhD in an experimental field of physics or astronomy. The appointment will begin August 1, 2013, contingent upon funding. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including an e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, and three letters of recommendation by the application deadline of January 15, 2013 to Dr. Bob Powell, Department of Physics; University of West Georgia; Carrollton, GA 30118 or UWG is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Open rank @ SUNY Albany in NY

The Physics Department of the University at Albany, SUNY, seeks applicants with expertise in x-ray, spectroscopic, imaging or computational physics, with a focus in Bayesian/Information-theoretic methods for a tenure track open rank faculty position starting in Fall 2013.  Desirable candidates will be able to support the newly founded UAlbany Institute of Information Physics and  will be able to collaborate with existing experimental programs within physics, which include EPR, x-ray optics, robotics, and astrophysics, or within the university, such as the RNA Institute, computational and chemical forensics, data analytics, genomics, the Wadsworth Laboratory of the NYS Department of Health or the College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering. 
Requirements include a Ph.D. in physics or a related field and demonstrated scholarly productivity. Successful candidates will be committed to excellence in teaching at all levels and to directing a vigorous and externally funded research program. Candidates for rank above Assistant Professor would be expected to have demonstrated significant external funding. Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. 

TT @ SUNY Potsdam in NY

The Physics Department at SUNY Potsdam is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning fall of 2013. The Physics department currently offers a BA in physics, participates in 3-2 dual engineering degree, and has a plan to offer BS degree. Primary duties include teaching a physical science course for education majors, other physics courses for majors and non-majors, and establishing a research program involving students. Required: Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or closely related field is required and expertise in experimental physics is preferred. Prior experience in physics education and innovative teaching method will be highly preferred. To be considered, visit, job posting No. 0600394. Position is open until filled.

VAP in Physics @ Colorado College

The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position starting in August of 2013. We are especially interested in applicants who are interested in teaching astronomy & physics in small liberal arts colleges. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to our astrophysics program. The Colorado College is a small, selective, undergraduate liberal arts college at the foot of Pike's Peak. More information is available at our website: Our unusual academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching. Our department has graduated an average of 13 physics majors per year recently. We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you. Send resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, brief summary of your experience in and philosophy of teaching, description of your research interests, including projects suitable for undergraduate collaborators, and three letters of recommendation to: Patricia Purdue, Department of Physics, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-3298. Applications will not be considered in the absence of letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. Colorado College is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we welcome members of all minority groups and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Instructor at Madison College

This is a full time position beginning with the Fall 2013-2014 academic year. Starting salary $52,607 – $87,743* depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is based on a nine-month teaching contract. Newly hired instructors serve a three-year probationary period.

*The salary schedule for the Fall 2013-2014 academic year will be adjusted pending publication of the recently amended collective bargaining agreement for 2011-2014.

Madison College provides a generous benefit package. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement, including a fair share provision.
Start date: August, 2013.

TT at Moravian College

The Department of Physics and Earth Science at Moravian College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of assistant professor beginning in August, 2013.

We seek an individual who will make significant contributions to our undergraduate program.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, a demonstrated ability for excellence in teaching undergraduate physics (introductory and advanced courses and labs), and evidence of potential to conduct independent experimental research involving undergraduates.

Submissions must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a detailed description of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three references.  Send information to:  - include “Asst Professor – Physics’ in the email subject line.

Selection process will begin January 30, 2013, with applications accepted until position is filled.

VAP at Swarthmore College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Swarthmore College invites applications for a leave replacement position in any specialty of theoretical physics at the Assistant Professor level beginning with the Fall semester of 2013. The position is renewable for up to three years. The teaching load over two semesters is 3 courses and 3 lab sections (9 weekly contact hours per semester). We are particularly seeking candidates interested in and capable of teaching theoretical topics at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum including General Relativity and Particle/Field Theory. Candidates must have a strong interest in teaching at a highly selective, undergraduate liberal arts college. Swarthmore is ranked among the top five liberal arts colleges in the country, and our students are highly achieving and motivated. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching experience, and a description of theoretical research interests and activity that could involve Swarthmore undergraduates. Three letters of reference must be submitted as well. Application packages should be sent to Prof. Michael Brown, Chair, c/o Carolyn Warfel (, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 19081. Deadline for receipt of applications is February 1, 2013. Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility.

Non-TT at the University of New Haven

Physics Non-Tenure Track Lecturer – Search 12-102

The Department of Physics at the University of New Haven invites applications for an annually renewable non-tenure track faculty appointment. A doctorate in Physics is required, along with the ability to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department. We especially welcome candidates who can contribute to the growth of collaborative interdisciplinary research within the Department and the University.

TT at Shippensburg University

The Physics Department of Shippensburg University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position starting in August 2013.  Responsibilities: Teach physics courses at all levels and involve undergraduates in research.  In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Non-TT at California State University

FULL TIME LECTURESHIP IN PHYSICS. The Department of Physics and Engineering at California State University, Bakersfield invites applications for a Full-Time (academic year) Lecturer position starting April 2, 2013, and continuing through the end of the 2013-14 academic year. The position is not tenure-track but it is renewable pending funding, and subject to performance review. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach undergraduate physics including general education, lower- and upper-division physics, as well as electrical circuits, basic electronics, and associated laboratories. A Ph. D. in experimental physics or closely related field is preferred, but a M. S. will also be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. For questions, contact Ms. Lori Hazelip at 661-654-2664 or by email at Please see for full position details.

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

Editor's note: This job is a repost from six months ago, but the original deadline was in July.  Since this deadline is in February, it would seem the search has been re-opened.

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 2013, 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 supervision and training of graduate teaching, oversight of our Physics Learning Center facilities, as other duties as assigned. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic about teaching and working with students. 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.  Applications and inquiries can also be sent by email to; please include "Clinical Prof Search" in the subject line.  Applicants should arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the above address.  For full consideration applications should be received by February 15, 2013, but the position will remain open until filled.   Filling position is contingent upon available funding.  Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-Verify employer committed to diversity. OSU-Stillwater is a tobacco-free campus.

Monday, December 3, 2012

TT at Western New Englad University

The Department of Physical & Biological Sciences at Western New England University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Physics at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in September 2013, pending budgetary approval. Teaching responsibilities will be 12 credit hours per semester of introductory level physics in both lectures and laboratories for engineering, science, and non-science students. A Ph.D. in Physics is required.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, a current CV, a teaching statement, and a research statement.  Candidates should also have three letters of recommendations be sent directly to the Search Committee. Official transcripts of all course-work in higher education are required. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the initial application.)  While primarily a teaching institution seeking candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly activity is expected for tenure consideration. The deadline for application is December 28, 2012.

TT at Bates College

The Bates College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications from Ph.D experimental physicists for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2013.  All fields of experimental physics will be considered.  The successful candidate must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in a vigorous undergraduate program, welcome the opportunity for close interaction with serious students, propose to undertake a program of research that is accessible to advanced undergraduate physics majors and share with other members of the department responsibility for introductory physics and general-education courses in physics or astronomy.  The college and the Department of Physics and Astronomy are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum.  Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.   Bates has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary studies, and encourages applications from candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs.
A full time teaching load is four courses in the first year and five in the subsequent years.  Outstanding applicants who are ABD will be considered; PhD expected at time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

Non-TTs at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology(GIST), a government-funded university in Gwangju, South Korea, is looking for dedicated international lecturers to fill the non-tenured track full-time position(s) listed below.

I. Positions available in the fields listed below

GIST College- General Studies Physics Suggested listings of possible courses by candidates - General Physics - Electrodynamics - Mathematical Methods for Physics - Classical mechanics - Quantum mechanics - Statistical mechanics