Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FT Math/Phys/Chem, Florida Poly

https://floridapolytechnic.org/careers/assistant-professor-mathematics-and-natural-sciences/ Assistant professor – Mathematics and Natural Sciences Florida’s newest state university is looking for exceptional candidates to serve as Assistant Professor (9003), starting August of 2014 in the following disciplines DISCIPLINES: Mathematics Chemistry Physics Florida Polytechnic University was created by the 2012 Florida legislature to be the state’s STEM-focused four-year public university. With a range of innovative undergraduate and master’s programs planned, both online and classroom-based, the university seeks to recruit inaugural classes of freshmen, transfer and graduate students for fall 2014 and to grow quickly to become a major higher education presence within the state and beyond. The cornerstone of the new campus is an academic center designed by internationally-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Polk County, home to Florida Polytechnic, has a population in excess of 600,000 and is within an hour’s drive of five million residents in the Orlando and Tampa metro areas. SUMMARY OF POSITION ROLE/RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will fulfill teaching responsibilities with strong commitment to innovative delivery of instruction that results in improved student learning, demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment to students, demonstrative career objectives consistent with the University’s missions, assist in the development and review of the curriculum, serve on academic committees, participate in various departmental and college activities, and maintain regular office hours. The candidate will: (a) apply current teaching methods and/or technology to instructions; (b) advise undergraduate and graduate students; (c) contribute to General Educations Program goals and the University’s mission; (d) represent and serve on college and university level committees; (e) participate in professional development activities; (f) work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administration by assisting with program evaluation and accreditation related tasks; and (g) maintain an excellent record of scholarship. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate will possess: Knowledge and skills relevant to face-to-face and online course development and delivery. Excellent oral and written communication skills. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. In teaching discipline from an accredited institution. EXPECTED STARTING SALARY: The salary will commensurate with years of experience. Applicants must go to www.floridapolytechnic.org/careers for the job requisition number. Please submit cover letter and resume to careers@floridapolytechnic.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Monday, December 30, 2013

FT at Maricopa CC, AZ

https://hr.dist.maricopa.edu/psp/eRecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.G BL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId=14176 Location: Chandler-Gilbert Comm College Job Summary This position will begin August, 2014. Effectively instructs students from diverse backgrounds in Physics courses in classroom, laboratory and/or online settings; participates in campus and/or District committees; is active in division and program projects and professional growth endeavors; provides leadership to adjunct faculty; uses instructional technologies and incorporates active learning techniques. Works with a diverse population of students, faculty, administrators and staff. Essential Functions 65% - Facilitates student learning in classroom, laboratory, in the field, and/or on-line; uses instructional technologies, and incorporates active learning techniques; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students' scholastic records; prepares and grades exams 15% - Engages in continuous improvement of curriculum, integrating new developments in physics and using best practices from physics education research, and provides leadership to adjunct faculty; develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught and individual training skills required to remain current with new trends and developments in the field and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops 10% - Works collaboratively with colleagues on strategic planning and creative problem-solving within the division and college as a whole; serves on college and district committees 10% - Maintains office hours to tutor/mentor/advise students on curricular, co-curricular, academic, and/or career issues Minimum Qualifications 1. A Master's degree in the teaching field, or a Master's in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or Master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field 2. EDU 250 - Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire Desired Qualifications 1. Experience with teaching algebra and calculus based physics to diverse groups of students at the undergraduate level 2. Experience with use of instructional technology with students in classroom/laboratory environment 3. Experience with collaborative planning and problem-solving within an academic unit (e.g department, division, college) 4. Experience participating with physics or science-based professional organization(s) and their periodicals, meetings and/or workshops 5. Experience with co-curricular activities such as science outreach, dual enrollment, service learning, learning communities, student clubs, etc 6. Education, training, and experience incorporating best practices from physics education research regarding curriculum, interactive engagement, active learning, and emerging topics/trends in modern applications of physics Special Working Conditions May be required to teach at multiple campuses. May be required to teach evenings and weekends, and/or be assigned to teach on particular days. May be required to lift objects weighing up to 30 lbs. Special Notes This posiiton will begin August, 2014. All applicants must address how they meet all of the desired qualifications in a succinct and thorough cover letter. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

FT at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

The successful candidate will be able to teach core college-level physics courses (Physics I, II, and III, with labs) and electives in his or her field of study. Electives currently taught include Astronomy, General Relativity, Classical Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, and Mathematical Methods, though development of new electives is welcomed. In addition to teaching students in a small class setting, the successful candidate must be innovative, able to engage students from varying backgrounds and preparations for successful learning once at LSMSA, and willing to use office hours to tutor and assist students. The ability to mentor students and assist in their research is a key to a teacher's long-term success and satisfaction. Other duties include academic advising and sponsoring, chaperoning, or assisting in extra-curricular and student social activities outside of the normal school day. An M.S. degree in physics is required (Ph.D. preferred). This is a full-time position with all benefits associated with being an employee of the State of Louisiana. The anticipated contract for the next school year will be August 4 through May 30, and the salary will be commensurate with degree and experience, with an anticipated range of $42,000 to $45,000. About the School: LSMSA is publicly funded as a state agency and is tuition free. The selective admissions process is open to all rising 10th and 11th grade students in Louisiana. On average, students enroll from 70% of the state's parishes (counties). The school also provides web-based instruction for students in grades 7 through 12. Founded in 1983, LSMSA is located in Historic Natchitoches, which celebrates its tricentennial in 2014. The school is adjacent to Northwestern State University; faculty and students have access to the university library and many other facilities and programs. More information about the school can be found at www.LSMSA.edu. Application Process: Review of applications will begin February 10 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. An application should include a resume and a statement of teaching philosophy, an official transcript from the last degree granting institution, and the names and contact information for three references. Before a candidate can receive an interview, s/he must complete the Standard Application Form, which is available at http://www.LSMSA.edu/content.cfm?id=445 Materials may be sent electronically to pdalme@LSMSA.edu or mailed. Any questions about the position, the school, or the search process may be e-mailed to Mrs. Dalme.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

FT at Lansing CC MI

http://www.lcc.edu/hr/FacultyPositions/ Job Type: Full Time Salary Range: Faculty Salary Schedule - Commensurate with degree and experience Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Physics or related field. Familiarity with physics education research results. Demonstrated ability to teach physics effectively using inquiry and other student engagement techniques. Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree required in Physics or related field. Minimum 2 years teaching physics at the college level is required. Responsibilities: Responsible for full-time faculty workload per the Faculty Association Agreement, which primarily includes teaching courses in a variety of delivery modes in Physics at the conceptual, algebra-based and calculus-based levels. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: collaborating in course coordination, development and improvement; advising students and meeting scheduled office hours; orienting and mentoring faculty colleagues; and participating on departmental, divisional and college-wide teams. Must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and student success initiatives; participate in course assessment; work effectively in a team-based environment; support continuous improvement and adherence to the community college philosophy; and, remain current in both subject area and teaching methodologies. Additional Information: For a full job description for this position, please visit http://www.lcc.edu/hr/FacultyPositions/ Posting close dates are subject to change.

TT at Bellevue College, WA

Bellevue College (Bellevue, WA) has begun a strategic plan to grow the faculty at all departments - beginning with the creation of 8 new tenure-track positions for 2014-15, and more in the years ahead. Multiple searches are under way to fill the positions below. • Japanese* • Spanish* • ESL Intensive t English* • Sociology* • Marketing Management* • Accounting* • Neurodiagnostic • Technology* • Health Professions* • Nursing* • Biology* • Chemistry* • Physics* • Mathematics* *Tenure Track For job interest cards, detailed vacancy announcement, and application instructions, go to http://www.bellevuecollege.edu/jobs

Thursday, December 19, 2013

TT at Moraine Valley CC IL

Duties: Teaching duties will consist of Physics courses which include Engineering Statics and Dynamics, General Physics with Calculus, and General Physics without Calculus. The preferred candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and a strong knowledge of microcomputer based labs and lab equipment.

Education/Experience: Master's degree in Physics is required. Post-secondary teaching experience is required. Two years of community college teaching experience is preferred.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will maintain the highest possible standards for classroom instruction. Applies innovative teaching pedagogies and demonstrates ability to work with students at all skill levels.

This is a full-time tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Review of Applications Begins: 01-30-2014
Special Instructions to Applicants: Although applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, only those received by the review date will be guaranteed full consideration.

Please apply on-line to: http://jobs.morainevalley.edu

DBER postdoc at U of Nebraska-Lincoln

Postdoctoral Position in Discipline-Based Education Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks a postdoctoral research associate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education research.  This postdoc will be part of an interdisciplinary research team working to disseminate and integrate research-based instructional strategies in introductory-level university STEM course.  This effort is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation Widening Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence-based Reforms (WIDER) Program.

The successful candidate will work closely with co-advising faculty and will assist with one or more of the following projects: (i) research on student and faculty perceptions of research-based classroom instruction, (ii) evaluation of a faculty mentorship program, (iii) professional development or faculty membership activities, and (iv) evaluation of a faculty professional development workshop series.  

Preference will be provided to candidates who earned a Ph.D. in discipline-based education research (e.g., physics education research, agriculture education research, biology education research, or chemical education research) or a Ph.D. in Science Education with a research focus on higher education instructional practices. A record of scientific publications in peer-reviewed science education journals will be highly valued. The successful candidate will have a substantial background in qualitative research design and methods. The successful candidate will also demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience with NVivo or other similar qualitative software is preferred. The project will involve a team of researchers and thus the candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team environment. 

This appointment is for one year with possibility of extending to two additional years based on performance during the first year. Applicants interested in this position should email a cover letter, CV, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Dr. Marilyne Stains at mstains2@unl.edu. Application reviews begin January 20, 2014 with the position remaining open until filled. The preferred start date is May 2014.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

VAP at Franklin & Marshall PA

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a visiting position, beginning Fall 2014.  The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor, if the successful candidate holds the Ph.D., and Visiting Instructor, if ABD.  Position is renewable for a second year on evidence of good teaching and/or continued administrative approval.  Teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/2 and may include both physics and astronomy courses (depending on the candidate's expertise) and participation in the College's general education requirement, "Connections." Candidates should submit the following material via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/24154): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, teaching and research statements.  Deadline for applications January 31, 2014. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation

FT in Science, New England Institute of Technology RI

New England Institute of Technology is seeking to fill a full-time Science faculty position beginning March 2014. Minimum requirements include: Master's degree in physics or a closely related field (Ph.D. strongly preferred); teaching experience at the secondary or post-secondary level; curriculum development; proficiency in written and oral communications; and a commitment to working with a diverse student population. Experience with developing online courses a plus. Please forward resume to: Donna Daigle, Office Manager, at ddaigle@neit.edu.

Postal Address: Donna Daigle
Office Manager
New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818-1205
Phone: (401) 739-5000 x 3438
Email Address: ddaigle@neit.edu

TT Chem/Phys, Kauai CC, HI [Begins Spring 2014]

Kauai Community College Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii Located on the beautiful island of Kauai and part of the University of Hawaii system, Kauai Community College is committed to our students and to our community that we serve. We are an accredited 2-year public community college and the only college on the island. Instructor, CC (Chemistry and Physics), to begin in spring 2014. Position No. 83645, full-time, 9-month, tenure track. Salary commensurate with education and experience. For full description, including minimum and desirable qualifications, and application requirements, please visit http://workatuh.hawaii.edu/. Closing Date: January 17, 2014 Inquiries: 808-245-8372

FT at South Texas College

Posting Number F0021
Department MSB - Physics
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Location To Be Determined
Position Title Faculty - Physics
E-Class Faculty
FLSA Exempt
Funding Type
Salary Range
Reports To Department/Program Chair and Division Dean
Job Description Summary South Texas College is a comprehensive institution, which places primary emphasis on excellence in classroom instruction. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate and maintain competence in each of the following areas throughout their employment at the College.
Essential Duties 1. Mastery of Subject Matter:
  • Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline
  • Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline
  • Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields
  • Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development
    2. Teaching Performance:
  • Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning
  • Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies that promote student engagement
  • Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students needs
  • Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate
  • Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills
    through appropriate assignments
  • Effectively communicates subject matter content to student
  • Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials
    3. Evaluation of Student Learning:
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and assessment of departmental student learning outcomes
  • Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward
  • Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning
  • Maintains accurate records of student progress
  • Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines
    4. Support of College Policies and Procedures:
  • Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures
  • Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment
  • Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues
  • Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned
    sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures
  • Assures confidentiality
    5. Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities:
  • Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as
  • Attends meetings and events as required by College administration
  • Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the
    College and its constituents
  • Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division
    administrators and program chairs
  • Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and
  • Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum
    6. Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs:
  • Participates in student advising
  • Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans
  • Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate channels
  • Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and
    plans of College, division, and program
  • Facilitates recruitment and retention of students
    7. Performs other duties as assigned
Preferred Qualification To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Must possess appropriate academic preparation
2. Must be able to provide official transcripts and/if transcripts are earned from a foreign teaching institution, then must be able to provide an evaluation indicating that this education is equivalent to or beyond the qualifications required. This evaluation must be from an approved evaluation service
3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills
4. Excellent organizational skills
5. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a diverse, multicultural student population
6. Commitment to the community college philosophy of education
Minimum Requirements Applicant must meet the STC credential requirements as published in Board Policy 4151: Academic and Professional Credentials of Faculty located at http://admin.southtexascollege.edu/president/policies/pdf/4000/4151.pdf
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution.
  • Credentials must meet requirements of 18 graduate hours in discipline.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Language Skills Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, class assignments and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information to students and respond to questions from individuals as well as groups of students and chairs/directors.
Physical Requirements for This Position The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Working Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Faculty may be required to teach at any of the College’s campuses or teaching sites during time periods that fall outside 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and/or dual enrollment courses at high schools throughout the College’s service area.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/14/2014
Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Candidate Review Start Date 01/06/2014
Eeo Statement Summary No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by South Texas College on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

Open Rank at Cooper Union, Manhattan NY

The Albert Nerken School of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art seeks outstanding candidates for four tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. The Nerken School is perennially ranked among the best undergraduate engineering schools in the nation, with degree-€granting departments in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, and Chemical Engineering and departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. The School is distinguished by a curriculum that is rigorous, analytical, and design-oriented and a student body that is highly gifted. The School seeks creative faculty to launch new initiatives related to computing, entrepreneurship, design, undergraduate research, global partnerships, graduate programs, and teaching innovation. Teaching: New faculty will enhance the school’s foundational strength in project-based curriculum, emphasis on design, and linking of virtual and physical design. Specific needs include leveraging MOOC content and the New York city tech startup community to develop curriculum for computing and entrepreneurship (CS); and teaching courses in the electronics track (EE), analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, and modern physics. New faculty will develop curriculum in areas related to research to enhance the offering of interdisciplinary certificate programs within the masters and undergraduate degree programs. Research: Preferred candidates will have established records of funded research, collaboration across disciplines, and the ability to involve undergraduate engineering students in applied research and technology transfer. Broad application areas under the panoply of design include: information-based sciences, bio/life sciences, nano/microscale technologies, materials science, energy, the environment, and sustainable engineering. In the heart of Manhattan, The Cooper Union offers an unparalleled education in engineering, art, and architecture. An all honors college, The Cooper Union typically admits 7-8 percent of applicants and is currently ranked number one among Baccalaureate Colleges in the northeast in the U.S. News & World Report. A PhD is required. Please submit a single pdf file with C.V., statements of teaching and research, and contact information of at least three references to hr@cooper.edu. Send nominations and questions to dahlberg@cooper.edu. Review will begin immediately with intent to fill positions by Fall 2014. Positions are unionized; benefits and work terms are negotiated through the Cooper Union Federation of College Teachers bargaining unit. The Cooper Union is an AA/EOE by choice. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

FT Phys/Chem at Indiana State

jobs.indstate.edu Faculty Positions for the 2014-2015 Academic Year Instructor of Chemistry & Physics (General Chemistry)

NTT at Champlain College VT

Champlain College seeks a scientist with a strong commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching and pedagogical innovation for a full-time position as Assistant/Associate Professor of Science (Biological Science or Physics). The specific rank will be determined by the qualifications of the successful candidate. While Champlain College does not offer traditional science majors, the Division of Information Technology & Sciences offers laboratory-based science courses required of all undergraduate students as part of the general education curriculum. The successful candidate will teach a variety of laboratory-based general education courses in the applicant’s field that complement the college’s career-focused academic majors and an introductory, multi-discipline Forensic Science course. The typical teaching load is three laboratory courses per semester. While there is no research requirement for retention, ongoing professional activity/development is strongly encouraged and supported. Out-of-classroom responsibilities include course development and service to the academic division and the college. Requirements include a Ph.D. in a Biological Science, Physics, or a related field, strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work collaboratively within and across disciplines, and a firm commitment to inclusion and diversity in the workplace and education. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level is strongly preferred. Champlain College, founded in 1878, is a private institution that offers career-focused associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and professional certificates on campus, abroad, and online. The College is listed in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition” and was selected as the No. 1 “Up-and-Coming School” in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2014.” Champlain, identified as an “ideal college” in an article in The Atlantic magazine in 2013, is a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals, and global citizens. The College is located in beautiful Burlington, Vermont, which is consistently ranked as one of the country’s most livable small cities. In 2013, Burlington was chosen as one of the “10 Great Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine and ranked as a top city for technology innovation by Inc. magazine. We encourage interested candidates to peruse our www.champlain.edu/hr website for more information about our work and cultural environment. To apply, submit a letter of interest specifically addressing the desired qualifications, a résumé/CV and contact information (names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses) for three references to www.champlain.edu/hr . Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment. Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000812195-01#sthash.cN2YZSZq.dpuf

TT as Basic Skills Math Instructor, Kern CC District CA *Physics MS qualify*

Job Title: Basic Skills Math Instructor Position Number: Posting Date 12/12/2013 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Type: Contract Academic Rate: Work Week This is a ten-month (175-day), tenure track, faculty position Minimum Salary: $47,798.81 per year Maximum Salary: $77,097.52 per year College/Site Porterville College Location PC-Main Campus Basic Function This is a full-time, tenure-track, 175-day position as a community college Basic Skills Mathematics instructor. Instructor is responsible for providing a full professional service week, which may involve teaching at off-campus sites and/or require evening and Saturday classes as part of assignment. Responsibilities include coordinating and promoting the integration of Basic Skills philosophy throughout the campus. Teaching faculty are also responsible for providing a full professional week which includes, but not limited to, teaching 15 units of mathematics per semester with a primary emphasis in basic skills mathematics and holding five office hours per week. Other duties include: maintaining subject matter currency; developing and revising curriculum; using computer and multimedia technology; collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline specific professional activities. Benefits: Medical, dental and employee assistance plans are provided for the employee and dependents. The District also provides life insurance plans for the employee, as well as an 8.25% contribution to the State Teacher’s Retirement plan. Additional types of insurance may be purchased with pre-tax dollars through an IRS 125 flexible benefit program. Knowledge and Abilities Knowledge and Abilities: Provide instruction in mathematics as assigned, primarily in basic skills. Participate in all aspects of curriculum review and development. Maintain required class documents. Maintain expertise in subject matter. Participate in college-widecommittees and work groups. Participate in recruitment and articulation efforts with other educational institutions. Work collegially with full-time and adjunct faculty at all sites. Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials. Maintain scheduled online and campus office hours for student contact. Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in mathematics or applied mathematics; Experience in teaching basic skills mathematics courses offered in the community college: arithmetic, pre-algebra and math in the modular format. Specific commitment to students with math anxiety and impediments to learning. Experience in or willingness to participate in the development of mathematics curriculum and commitment to shared governance of the college. Experience with math labs, learning assistance centers, tutoring and other learning support programs Experience in technology-assisted applications for mathematics and distance learning modes of education. Experience in a field or occupation that applies mathematics to the real world. Demonstrated life-long commitment to professional growth. Education and Experience MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s in mathematics or applied mathematics; OR - Bachelor’s in mathematics or applied mathematics AND Master’s in statistics, physics, or mathematics education; OR - Possession of a valid credential which authorizes full-time teaching of Mathematics at the California Community College level; OR - The equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications must request and submit an APPLICATION FOR EQUIVALENCE form. Supporting documents must be included with the completed form. AND - A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities. Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service. Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview. Salary Grade Requested Start Date: Special Instructions to Applicants First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include: Completed Online Faculty Application for Academic Employment form Current resume Letter of interest (Cover Letter) Statement of personal philosophy of teaching Copies of legible transcripts List of six (6) professional references listed on application form Copy of sample syllabi Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Temporary instructor at Greenville Technical College SC

https://hr.gvltec.edu/ Beatrice Early Greenville Technical College 225 South Pleasantburg Drive Greenville SC 29607 United States POSTING DATE: 9/30/2013 POSITION: Temporary Physics Instructor - 6887 DEPARTMENT: Physical Sciences APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 12/30/2013 Classification Code UG70 For ALL Faculty Positions - An unofficial/student copy of your transcript must be submitted along with your on-line application if the position you are applying for requires a degree and/or certificate. Official transcripts are required when you begin employment. For Staff Positions - If you are applying for a position that requires a degree and/or certificate, an official transcript will be required when you begin employment. ***International transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services*** If you are applying for a position that requires current Licensures/Certificates- a copy must be submitted along with your on-line application. Official current licensures/certificates will be required when you begin employment. Please feel free to submit any electronic documents with your on-line application as an attachment. ANTICIPATED SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience within the State guidelines HOURS: Flexible: Day, Evening, Weekends CAMPUS: Willingness to teach at Barton, Brashier, Greer, Northwest and Off-Campus GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES In this challenging role, you will support the Physical Sciences department. Duties may include any or all of the following: Teach lectures and laboratories in Physics Prepare lectures, syllabi and tests Grade and assess student work Develop and implement new classroom strategies Consult with students and advise on academic progress Maintain competence through continuous professional development Perform other duties as assigned Greenville Technical College is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in South Carolina – and we invite you to consider becoming a part of our team! GTC promotes a respectful campus culture that reflects appreciation for diversity and inclusion at all levels. Visit www.gvltec.edu/diversity to learn more. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master’s degree in Physics or Master’s degree in a related field with 18 graduate semester hours in Physics. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Have the ability to work with colleagues/students and to convey knowledge in a form that students can understand. Adaptable to students’ needs, to different teaching situations, and be able to motivate students. Able to work in teams and independently. Previous teaching experience. **Blanket Posting** - This job may be posted frequently in order to maintain an adequate pool of applicants. The posted position(s) will be filled on an as-needed basis. Please note that your application may be considered for current or future openings. We invite you to apply for the position as often as it is posted to express your continued interest. Greenville Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply (EOE/AA/M/F/D/V) It is the policy of Greenville Technical College, in accordance with applicable laws, to recruit, hire, train, and promote people throughout all college levels, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity. *Greenville Technical College is a tobacco-free institution*

VAP at Hendrix College AR

The Department of Physics at Hendrix College invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2014. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics or a closely-related field at the time the appointment begins. The ideal candidate will be able to teach across all levels of the physics curriculum. The application should include a letter addressing the candidate’s interest in teaching in a demanding liberal arts environment, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation (including the phone numbers and email addresses of the referees), and transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work. Application materials should be submitted at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3739. Review of applications will begin 1 February 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Hendrix is a distinguished liberal arts college with an endowment of $181 million, sheltering a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, located in Conway, Arkansas, thirty miles from Little Rock at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. The College, related to the United Methodist Church, has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching liberal arts. Hendrix College adheres to the principle of equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to age, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. Further, the College is committed to the maintenance of an atmosphere of civility and respect for all students, faculty, and staff. Please visit our website at www.hendrix.edu.

VAP at UNC Greensboro

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Applications are requested for a one-year Visiting Faculty position at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). The position will be available beginning August 1, 2014.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Physics or a related field and willingness to teach courses in physics and astronomy. Research areas in the department include Observational Astrophysics, Biophysics and Nonlinear Dynamics, and Physics Education Research. The department operates the Three College Observatory, which has a 0.81-m telescope with an Echelle spectrograph, and the Physics Department Planetarium. UNCG and the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University jointly operate the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; opportunities exist for collaborative work with faculty in the department and at JSNN.

UNCG is a public coeducational, doctoral-granting residential university chartered in 1891. Total enrollment is approximately 17,000 students. Situated in north central North Carolina, Greensboro is approximately equidistant between the mountains and the sea coast.

UNCG is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for these positions, including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and will respond creatively to the needs of dual-career couples.

To apply visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on "Faculty Not on Track". Review of candidates will begin February 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

TT *PER* at University of Louisville KY

The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates. Position Description The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Louisville invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2014. We seek a specialist in Physics Education Research (PER) exhibiting a strong interest in pedagogy, course development, and distance education. The successful candidate is also expected to develop PER programs that will be competitive for extramural funding. Applicants with a Ph.D. in Physics, a strong scholarly record in PER, and an interest in training doctoral students are encouraged to apply. In addition to online application, applicants should send their curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of PER activities and teaching interests, and transcripts to the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. S. Liu, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA; Email: s0liu001@louisville.edu; Fax: (502) 852-0742. The deadline for transmitting all materials is February 21, 2014. A proof of eligibility for employment in the U.S. will be required prior to the start date. Faculty/Administrator To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below, then click on the "Apply Now" button on that page. You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. You must submit your application by midnight of the application deadline. If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those have been received by the department. Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel - FACPERS@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-5301 If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208. https://hrprod.louisville.edu/psc/hrprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GB L?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=30142&SiteID=200&PostingSeq=1

VAP at Macalester College MN

The Macalester College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for an anticipated one-year full-time visiting assistant professor position to begin in the fall, 2014. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced undergraduate level physics courses. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has five full time faculty members with research interests in theoretical particle physics, observational astronomy, condensed matter physics, and materials science. More information about the department can be found at www.macalester.edu/physics. In order to apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a curriculum vitae, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted at www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3744. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Tonnis ter Veldhuis, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 (email: terveldhuis@macalester.edu). Applications will be considered beginning February 1, 2014. Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

3-year VAP at Berry College GA

Berry College has an opening for a three-year faculty position in physics beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor) or Masters (for appointment as Instructor) in physics or a closely related field and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate physics teaching. Duties include teaching physics courses at the introductory and advanced undergraduate level and possibly supervising undergraduate research. The department strongly supports the use of active learning strategies. Send cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Todd Timberlake, Department of Physics, Astronomy & Geology, Berry College, Mount Berry, GA 30149-5004 or electronically to ttimberlake@berry.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Located on over 26,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, as a comprehensive liberal-arts college, Berry provides an integrated education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for spiritual and moral growth, work experience, and significant service to others. It is the ongoing policy of Berry College to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental /handicap, veteran status, and/or whether or not they are disabled veterans; and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. http://www.berry.edu Please visit our website at http://www.berry.edu/academics/science/physics/job.asp for more information. Persons filling out an application for employment with Berry College may be required to submit to a full national background check.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

FT Instrumentation Instructor, Lee College TX

Established in 1934, Lee College is a comprehensive community college offering university transfer programs, career and technical education, corporate and continuing education, and academic development.
Lee College is a vibrant, continuously evolving, mid-sized institution serving an industrial community. The college is located in Baytown, Texas, approximately 30 miles east of Houston. The third largest city in Houston metropolitan area, Baytown has a diverse population of more than 60,000. It is a prosperous industrial community that offers a competitive cost of living, a variety of employment opportunities, and a strong tax base provided by corporations such as ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, and Bayer.
Teach freshman and sophomore level courses in Instrumentation, advise students, and teach workforce classes as needed.
Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:
  • Be on campus to serve students as a first priority.
  • Keep classrooms, labs, and equipment presentable, functional, and in order.
  • Conduct occasional tours for guests.
  • Adhere to the expectations, guidelines, and other relevant considerations found in the faculty handbook.
  • Various other tasks and duties as assigned by the Division Chair.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include:
  • Recruiting potential students and career information promotion at high schools and other opportunities offered, sometimes outside normal work hours.
  • Campus activities such as career fairs, job fairs, committee assignments, etc.
Excellent benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.
Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate of Applied Science degree required.
  • Must have 3 years (min.) hands-on technician experience troubleshooting and repairing Instrumentation Systems in production plant.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the physics of Instrumentation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in basic, entry level instrumentation job skills.
  • Must have hands-on experience with current control strategies and technologies such as PLC’s and DCS’s.
  • Demonstrate understanding of basics of various communication bus technologies (such as Fieldbus).
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of electricity, networking, and process technology.
  • Ability to configure and implement discrete controllers.
  • Ability to calibrate pneumatic, electronic, and digital instrumentation.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • International Society of Automation (ISA) membership desired.
  • NCCER/ISA/IBEW and other certifications a plus.
  • Prefer minimum of ten (10) years working experience (will consider less based upon support skills, such as acquired in practicing design).
  • Electrical experience a plus.
Method of Application:
Interested applicants can view a detailed job posting and apply for the position on our website, https://jobs.lee.edu. Contact Human Resources at hr@lee.edu or 281-425-6875 for more information.

Physics Department Associate, Reed College

The physics department is looking for a qualified applicant to fill its Department Associate position.  The primary responsibility of this position is to support the freshman physics laboratory by:
  • Organizing and training the student lab teaching assistants (~8), and overseeing their work in the lab (as proctors, mentors and graders).
  • Developing and implementing, together with the instructor, new laboratory content.
  • Keeping the introductory physics laboratory manual up-to-date in terms of the available experiments.
  • Evaluating the scientific content and clarity of student work during longer open-ended projects (these can involve a significant written component).
  • Being available during laboratory times, and making sure that the lab itself is kept clean, safe, and ready for use each week.
  • Organizing and maintaining the laboratory equipment, and replacing broken equipment.
In addition to their work running and maintaining the laboratory, the department associate is also responsible for the development and maintenance of the physics department's demonstration library.  For more information on the position please go to http://www.reed.edu/human_resources/staffsearch.

Applicants should have a Masters Degree in physics or related field (Ph.D. is preferred), and experience in running and developing introductory physics labs. Applicants should send a CV or Resume, three letters of recommendation and a statement describing teaching experience and interests to employment@reed.edu
This is a full-time, exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week. Starting pay is $54,086 per year.  This position will start late May or early June, 2014.
Benefits include comprehensive medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, retiree medical plan, college tuition assistance for employees’ children, paid holidays, paid vacation and many other campus amenities, such as membership to the campus fitness center for employee and spouse and discounted TriMet bus passes.

2-year VAP at Skidmore College

The Department of Physics at Skidmore College invites applications for a two-year, full-time faculty position to begin fall 2014. A Ph.D. is required, and prior teaching experience is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the physics curriculum and participate in department events. Review of materials will begin February 1, with applications accepted until the position is filled.

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore's faculty of teacher-scholars are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,400 talented undergraduate men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.
We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55287

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TT in Science Education, Iona College NY

Iona College, Education Department invites applications for:
Assistant Professor of Science Education (Tenure-track opening for Fall 2014)
We are seeking a faculty member who will work with both the Education Department and the sciences to provide a comprehensive education program for our students; as well as provide innovative scholarship in science teaching and learning.
Iona College's Education Department is a nationally accredited institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees leading to New York State Certification as well as advanced certificate degrees to graduate students. The department's faculty represent a wide range of teaching and research experiences with opportunities to develop programs to meet the demands of the profession
Responsibilities include:

· teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in science education and general education
  • maintaining a strong record of scholarship and pursuing external funding
  • collaborating with the department and other departments to advance the science education program
  • advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
  • supervising students in K-12 classrooms
  • collaborating with local educators and leaders in K-12 partnerships
  • Requirements:
    • an earned doctorate in Science Education (at the elementary or secondary level) or Education (with teaching certification in one of the sciences) by August 2014
    • a recent history of scholarship in education, science education or STEM education
    • teaching experience in K-12 classrooms
    • record of teaching science methods classes
    • applicants with research or certification in special education preferred
    Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, scholarship sample, and three letters of recommendation, by January 15, 2014, to:
    Marie Pace, Executive Assistant to the Dean
    mpace@iona.edu Consideration of candidates and nominees will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    Committed to enriching our academic community through a spirit of inclusiveness, Iona actively encourages applications from diverse candidates. Iona College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    TT in Math/STEM Teacher Educator at St. Ambrose U, Iowa

    St. Ambrose University welcomes applications for a full time tenure track position in the Teacher Education Program beginning in August 2014. The ideal candidate will have an academic background and experience with current practices in teacher education, issues of state regulation, accreditation (including EdTPA), and best practices in mathematics education/STEM subject teacher education.
    The Teacher Education Program is located in the College of Health and Human Services. The successful candidate will be joining an engaged faculty in the recently formed School of Education combining both undergraduate and graduate education programs. The Teacher Education Program offers a unified birth to 3rd grade Early Childhood/Special Education teaching license; a PK-K endorsement; an Elementary Education License with endorsements in all the core subject areas plus an option for a Special Education endorsement; secondary endorsements in all the core subject areas; and K-12 licenses in Art, Music and PE as well as an endorsement in ESL/ELL.
    The Teacher Education Program is chartered by the State of Iowa and is the only nationally accredited teacher education program in Iowa currently following the CAEP "Inquiry Brief" path.
    Mathematics/STEM Subject Teacher Educator with specialization in and areas of interest and expertise to include mathematics education and at least one other STEM subject area. Experience, knowledge and interest in the middle school are highly desirable. Responsibilities of this position include teaching in areas of expertise, advising and mentoring students, serving on department and university committees and implementing a scholarship agenda. The position requires a Ph.D. or Ed.D. from a regionally accredited university, with specialization in mathematics or other STEM subjects. A valid teaching license and/or eligibility to obtain an Iowa teaching license is required. Highly qualified ABD may be considered. Preferred: Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching will enhance the candidate's application. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
    St. Ambrose University utilizes an electronic application process. Interested individuals must apply on-line at http://www.sau.edu/Human_Resources/jobs and attach (1) letter of interest, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, and (4) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes specific examples of how you have applied this philosophy in your classes. Confidential letters of reference may be sent to HumanResources@sau.edu.
    St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts. An institution of 3,700 graduate and undergraduate students, the University's Core Values include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. For further information, see www.sau.edu.
    Women and persons of diverse cultural and ethnic background are especially encouraged to apply. To learn more about this position, contact Dr. Tom Carpenter, Director of the School of Education at carpenterthomas@sau.edu (563) 333-6124 or Dr. Deanna Stoube, Assistant Director of the School of Education at stoubedeannam@sau.edu (563) 333-6079. AA/EOE

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013

    FT Physics/Astro at Tallahassee CC

    Tallahassee Community College announces an opening for the following continuing contract instructional and library faculty position for 2014-2015. Tallahassee Community College is a dynamic and growing comprehensive community college located in Tallahassee, Florida. The College's 2013 fall enrollment of more than 13,500 students includes nearly 47 percent minority students. The College enjoys a strong reputation for teaching excellence and for producing graduates with Associate in Arts degrees, Associate in Science degrees, and college credit certificates. Tallahassee is also home to two state universities, Florida State University and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. TCC partners with both universities and with a number of private higher education institutions to afford greater opportunities for all students, faculty, and surrounding communities. TCC also partners with area businesses and organizations to meet local workforce needs.

    In addition to the minimum qualifications* listed for the position, all prospective faculty are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

    1. Commitment to student retention and success
    2. Commitment to development and assessment of student learning
    3. Use of technology and innovative approaches to enhance teaching and learning, including distance learning and alternative delivery systems
    4. Willingness to support a diverse population of learners inside and beyond the classroom
    5. Ability to work in a participatory and collegial setting

    Faculty responsibilities include instruction, curriculum, service and support of college policies and procedures, and professional development. Starting salaries for instructional and library faculty positions are competitive.


    Physics/Astronomy Assistant Professor. A Master's degree in physics, physical science or related area of study, or a Master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in physics, physical science or related area of study. The primary teaching assignment is calculus based physics, trigonometry based physics, and general education astronomy and physics.


    1. Visit the college's web site at www.tcc.fl.edu for position criteria and application.
    2. Complete the online TCC application for the position(s) of interest.
    3. The following documents are required when completing the online application:
    • Letter of interest addressing the following five (5) faculty characteristics and responsibilities.
    1. Commitment to student retention and success
    2. Commitment to development and assessment of student learning
    3. Use of technology and innovative approaches to enhance teaching and learning, including distance learning and alternative delivery systems
    4. Willingness to support a diverse population of learners inside and beyond the classroom
    5. Ability to work in a participatory and collegial setting
    • Unofficial transcript(s) of all college coursework
    • Applicants currently enrolled as graduate students who anticipate completing their course of study prior to August 1, 2014 are encouraged to apply, but must submit from the dean of their school their current standing and anticipated program completion date in addition to the required documents listed above.
    The application review process will begin January 13, 2014 and will continue until all vacancies have been filled. Please note that applications received after January 13, 2014 may not be given consideration.


    Tallahassee Community College · 444 Appleyard Drive · Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
    P: 850.201.8225 · F: (850) 201.8489 · E: facpos@tcc.fl.edu · W: www.tcc.fl.edu

    Two 1-year VAPs at Wooster

    The Department of Physics at The College of Wooster invites applications for two separate one-year visiting positions beginning Fall 2014 to teach upper and lower level physics courses and labs. Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education; the ability to involve undergraduate students in research is particularly desired.  Ph.D. in Physics or related field is preferred.
    The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts institution with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Our department is an inclusive community with close faculty-student interactions and mentoring. Our physics club has won national awards for its elementary school outreach program. Each Wooster student completes a yearlong senior thesis project in our nationally recognized senior capstone program. Wooster ranks in the top 3 percent nationally as the baccalaureate origin of Ph.D.s when compared with other 4-year institutions. For more information on the department and the College, please visit http://physics.wooster.edu.
    Applicants should send a single pdf with letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to physics@wooster.edu. Review of applications will begin January 20, 2014, and continue until  the positions are filled.
    The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. The College of Wooster is a drug-free workplace.

    Monday, December 9, 2013

    Postdoc at Michigan State

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education in CREATE4STEM and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will work to develop and refine instructional materials for a new calculus-based mechanics course taught around project-based inquiry, will collect data on student learning as well as faculty practice in the course, and will assist in the analysis of the collected data.

    Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics and education faculty to:
    * develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation;
    * identify specific learning goals that represent faculty-consensus;
    * develop valid assessments of student learning in this course;
    * participate in and supervise the development of instructional routines, materials, and practices for improving student learning in this course; and
    * publish assessment tools and findings in Physics Education journals.
    The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State's CREATE4STEM Institute (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/) and in the Physics Education Research Lab (http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/group/perl).

    The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of a one year extension for a total of two years, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.

    Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in physics, specifically in physics education is preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience with computational modeling in the any programming language are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and a statement of research experience and interests to jobs.msu.edu (posting number 8794). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.

    Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please inquire with Prof. Danny Caballero (caballero@pa.msu.edu) regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for May 2014 or sooner.

    MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    >=2 FT Lectureships at UW-Platteville

    The Department of Engineering Physics invites applications for two or more full time lecturers in Physics for the 2014-2015 academic year. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits. Appointment date is August 19, 2014.
    M.S. (by June 30, 2014), Ph.D. or ABD in Physics or related field. Candidates must have one year of teaching experience; two semesters as a half-time teaching assistant in graduate school meet this requirement.
    Qualifications also include good communication skills with both students and colleagues; the ability to teach introductory undergraduate physics lectures and laboratories; interest in and commitment to undergraduate education.
    Teach introductory-level physics and/or physical science, including labs.
    The Engineering Physics Department (http://www3.uwplatt.edu/engineering-physics), in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, has eight full-time tenure/tenure track positions and two full-time academic staff. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a B.S. degree in Microsystems and Nanomaterials. The department also serves programs in engineering, science, technology, business, and education. Yearly enrollments in the service physics courses are about 800 in calculus-based physics, 200 in algebra-based physics, 50 in astronomy, and 50 in physical science. Introductory physics classrooms are "studio" style to support interactive teaching and learning.
    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
    The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
    In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Crime Statistics Report is available for review at http://www.uwplatt.edu/university/documents/student_policies/safety.html#crime_statistics. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608-342-1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.
    Review of applications will begin February 24, 2014 and continue until the position(s) are filled.
    The following items are required for your application to be considered:
    • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications; 
    • A curriculum vitae; 
    • A separate Teaching Philosophy statement; 
    • A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or other issues of historic marginalization; 
    • Contact information for three professional references, at least two of whom can address your teaching. 
    Questions may be addressed to:
    Professor Philip Young
    Chair, Search and Screen Committee
    Engineering Physics Department
    University of Wisconsin-Platteville
    Phone: 608-342-1406

    TT at Fairleigh-Dickinson NJ

    The Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics seeks to hire a new faculty member for the 2014-2015 academic year. This is a tenure track position at the assistant professor level.
    The faculty hire should hold a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field, and will be responsible for teaching undergraduate level courses in Physics.
    The position requires a record of scholarship in the field of Physics.
    Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

    Thursday, December 5, 2013

    TT in Science Education at Iowa State

    The Iowa State University School of Education is seeking applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position in science education at the rank of Assistant Professor.

    We seek a faculty member who will enrich the school's commitment to high quality teaching and scholarly inquiry into science education, teacher education, and STEM issues. The successful candidate will positively impact the broader community through research, teaching, outreach, and service.

    The successful candidate for this position will engage in high levels of research activity in science education − publishing research and scholarship, seeking external funding, and participating in professional organizations and conferences. The Assistant Professor will be involved in the ISU teacher education program, teach courses in science education at the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise masters and doctoral degree candidates; collaborate with faculty in the Center for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, collaborate with others across the School and the university; and participate in service and outreach activities.

    Required Qualifications
    Applicants must have:
    • An earned doctorate in science education, or a closely related field, by the appointment start date
    • PreK-12 science classroom teaching experience
    • Demonstrated potential for research/scholarship productivity, including documentation of a research agenda or emerging line of research related to science education
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Additional years of successful PreK-12 teaching experience
    • Successful teaching experience at the postsecondary level
    • Evidence of successful involvement related to external research funding
    • Experience/interest in cross-disciplinary STEM collaborations
    • Demonstrated interest to work in partnership with schools and/or other collaborators
    Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive and, in living its land-grant mission to create, share, and apply knowledge, carries a Carnegie Community Engagement designation ( http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/descriptions/community_engagement.php). ISU is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). ISU is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 50 public universities in the nation. Over 33,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,400 faculty and staff (See http://www.iastate.edu/about/). Ames, Iowa, is a progressive community of over 50,000 residents, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best livable small cities in the nation (see www.amescvb.com). Centrally located with respect to several of the state's most demographically transitioning communities, ISU affords faculty access to culturally and linguistically diverse school and community environments for research, teaching, and extension and outreach commitments. School of Education faculty are actively engaged in research, teaching, and outreach activities that involve area schools, communities, education agencies, the Iowa Department of Education, as well as national and international collaborations. Please visit our web page ( http://www.education.iastate.edu/te/) for more information.

    All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

    Application Process: All application materials must be submitted electronically at https://www.iastatejobs.com/. Once on the website, search by vacancy ID #131361. To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following documents:
    1) A Letter of Application addressing your qualifications for this position
    2) A complete Curriculum Vita which includes current contact information
    3) Contact information for three references (include name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail)
    4) A scholarly manuscript that has been published, presented, or submitted -- Please attach as "Other Document(s)"

    If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Joanne K. Olson at jkolson@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3315.

    Open Rank at Rutgers

    Learning Sciences and STEM - Tenure Track/Tenured Open Rank

    The Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University is seeking to hire an outstanding scholar in the learning sciences with a research focus in one of the STEM fields. The GSE has a core group of faculty who work within the field of the learning sciences who are looking to broaden and expand this expertise. We are seeking a scholar who has demonstrated significant accomplishment via publications and funding and who will be able to establish an independent research agenda within a highly collaborative environment. Therefore, the position is open to individuals of all ranks, including assistant professors with an established record of accomplishment. We are seeking individuals who have deep understanding of design and have strong classroom-based research experience. The specific substantive area of interest is open. The successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of teaching ability and will be expected to teach courses for masters and doctoral level students, and may also teach occasional undergraduate courses. In addition, the candidate should provide evidence of having successful collaborations with students and with other colleagues within and/or across institutions. The candidate must have an earned doctorate in a relevant field. Our School and University are especially interested in applications from individuals who are members of groups that have been and still are underrepresented in university faculty positions.

    The larger Rutgers University community offers exceptional opportunities for individuals in the learning sciences. Faculty in the GSE have formal relationships with departments in mathematics and the sciences (biology and physics). The Rutgers University Cognitive Science Program is one of the outstanding programs of its kind in the world.

    The GSE offers both Ed.D. and Ph.D. in Education programs. The GSE is a member of the Carnegie Professional Educational Doctoral (CPED) network and is currently revising its doctoral program (Ed.D. and Ph.D.) offerings in light of trends occurring at both the local, national, and international levels. Please explore our website to learn more about the Graduate School of Education. The website has information about our faculty, students, programs, news, and events. The Faculty/Research tab on our Homepage contains links to our Centers and Institutes including the National Institute of Early Education Research; the Center for Effective School Practices; Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes; Center for Literacy Development; the Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement; and the Robert B. Davis Institute for Learning. Rutgers GSE and other partners constitute the Regional Educational Laboratory: Mid-Atlantic sponsored by the US DOE's Institute for Education Sciences.

    Rutgers University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and a NSF ADVANCE Institution.

    Apply electronically at learning.sciences.search@gse.rutgers.edu. Your application should include the following materials: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) teaching and research statement; (4) at least one, but not more than three, published or unpublished papers; and (5) names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted as references. Submit these items as separate attachments preferably as PDF documents. Review of applications will start immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Subject to the availability of funding, the position begins September 2014.

    Questions regarding this position should be emailed to Dr. Drew Gitomer, Learning Sciences Search Committee at drew.gitomer@gse.rutgers.edu.

    TT at Mount Allison University

    The Physics Department at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track position, with primary responsibilities for teaching and research in the area of astronomy. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related area, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research. The successful candidate will teach courses in our undergraduate program in the areas of astronomy, astrophysics, and general physics. The successful candidate will have a rigorous research program capable of both attracting external funding and involving undergraduate students. Mount Allison University is a highly rated, primarily undergraduate institution with an active and diverse Physics Department. Mount Allison's on-campus observatory offers opportunities for teaching, outreach, and some niche research. The ability to work in an observatory setting would be an asset. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval.

    A complete application package will be submitted to Academic Jobs Online, https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3647. The application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of current and planned research, and statement of teaching interests and philosophy. Evidence of effective teaching is required. The application will include three letters of reference (uploaded directly by the referees themselves). The names and contact information for these three referees will be provided in the letter of application. Applications are due by January 31, 2014.

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. David Fleming
    Physics Department Head Mount Allison University
    62 York St. Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1E2 Email: dfleming@mta.ca http://www.mta.ca/physics/

    Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their letter of application.

    TT at CSU-Fullerton

    The department of Secondary Education at California State University Fullerton has created a tenure-track Science Education faculty position and is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates.  If you know someone who might be interested or who might work with doctoral candidates in science education, please share this link with them: http://diversity.fullerton.edu/jobs/ft/6425BR.asp

    CSUF has several active faculty in science and math education, in the College of Education as well as the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and there would be plenty of opportunities for collaboration!

    Non-TT at University of Northern Iowa

    The Science Education program at the University of Northern Iowa has an opening for a renewable term science instructor starting August 2014. The successful candidate will have a diverse background that will allow her/him to teach both our introductory life science course for elementary education majors and either our introductory physical science or earth and space science course. Opportunities may also exist to teach other courses within the science education program.

    Information on UNI's Science Education program is available at http://www.science-ed.uni.edu/.

    Applications received before January 6, 2014 will be given full consideration. For more details on position requirements or to apply, use our online application portal at https://jobs.uni.edu/faculty/view/50326. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, Chair, Search Committee at jeff.morgan@uni.edu or by phone at (319) 273-2290.

    UNI is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

    Editorship at Science & Education

    The International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST) invites applications for the position of Editor of Science & Education, to begin January 1st, 2015.

    Science & Education, owned and published by Springer, is the official journal of the International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Group (IHPST). The journal publishes the results of research and perspectives about using historical, philosophical, and sociological approaches to improve teaching and learning in science and mathematics. In addition, the journal’s scope includes the role of such approaches in model curricula, teacher education, and educational philosophy and policy. Science & Education is distinctly interdisciplinary, and fosters fruitful discourse among scientists, mathematicians, historians, philosophers, cognitive psychologists, sociologists, science and mathematics educators, and school and college teachers. The journal currently publishes 10 regular issues per year, approximately 1350 pages.

    IHPST is seeking an internationally respected scholar with a background featuring elements of both science education and history, philosophy, or sociology of science and who has prior editorial and/or managerial experience. The Editor serves for five years and receives compensation from Springer.

    Information, including a complete job description and application requirements, may be found online at: http://ihpst.net/journal/editor-search. Application deadline is February 1, 2014. Questions, requests for further information, and completed applications may be sent to the Search Committee at: editor-search@ihpst.net

    VAP at Earlham College


    Earlham College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. This is a one-year, renewable up to three year, full-time appointment, beginning in August 2014. In addition to this position, the department has three FTEs with active research programs in computational biophysics, laser atomic and optical science, and astrophysics. Earlham's resources include modern laboratories in addition to multiple local computational clusters.

    Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    The Physics and Astronomy Department seeks an individual who is first and foremost excited about teaching -- in lecture and laboratory -- to bright and motivated undergraduates at a nationally selective small liberal arts college. Responsibilities include contributing to both introductory and advanced courses, as well as upper-level courses in the applicant's area of specialty. While research is not required, some resources are available, especially for research involving undergraduates.

    Experience & Qualifications

    Preference will go to applicants who have completed (or are presently finalizing a dissertation for) a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field; teaching or post-doctoral experience is desirable. Earlham holds excellence in teaching as its most important criterion, so the search committee will be looking for evidence of a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level.

    Application Instructions

    Review of applications will begin on February 3rd, 2014. The search will continue until the position is filled.

    Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research interests; undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation, also in PDF format, should be sent separately. Materials should be sent to:

    Bobbi Cayard-Roberts, Physics and Astronomy administrative assistant, at physics_vap_search@earlham.edu.