Wednesday, January 30, 2013

TT Adolescence Science Education - SUNY Potsdam

The Department of Secondary Education within the School of Education and Professional Studies at SUNY Potsdam invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Adolescence Science Education, effective fall 2013. We are especially interested in candidates with additional interest and experience integrating mathematics and technology with science. Responsibilities: teach courses in NCATE-accredited middle/secondary science education programs, including those focusing on pedagogical theory and methodology; incorporate assessment, technology, and diversity and an understanding of diversity into assigned courses; support pre-service practicum experiences; conduct research suitable for publication; participate in student academic advising, committee work and public service activities (total workload equivalent to 12 credit hours each semester). Required qualifications: Doctorate (ABD considered) relevant to Science Education from an accredited institution. Preferred: Certification in Secondary Science Education; three years experience teaching science at a Secondary level (7-12); experience working with public school faculty, administrators and parents; experience teaching science education courses at the college level; knowledge and experience with assessment and diverse populations; experience in field based programs; involvement in professional organizations and professional development activities; ability to use technology to support instruction; current and active scholarship initiative. To apply, visit, job posting No. 0600420. Application review begins February 1, 2013 and continues until position is filled.

Renewable 9-month Physics Faculty position at Tidewater CC

Tidewater Community College invites applications for a faculty position in Physics; this position will be located on our Chesapeake Campus.

Tidewater Community College is the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads; TCC serves some 50,000 students annually. With four campuses and regional centers for the visual arts, performing arts, health professions, advanced technology, and automotive technology, TCC is a comprehensive institution offering more than 150 programs, including a full complement of college transfer and career and technical education, workforce training and development services, and general community enrichment and outreach.

The college anticipates filling this full-time, nine-month teaching faculty position, contingent upon availability of funding. Nine-month teaching appointments run from August 16 to May 15 with the possibility of annual renewal.

While faculty positions are based at a particular campus, they may be assigned to teach at various sites, including other campuses, as well as online or via other technology delivered distance learning methodologies. Should the need be justified, faculty are subject to reassignment to another campus.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSBILITIES: The major emphasis is on teaching, by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities to help the students develop their interests and abilities to the fullest capacity to become better persons, better workers, and better citizens. Faculty responsibilities also include office hours, committee work, student activities, community activities, student advising, and professional activities. Responsibilities may include work during the day and/or evening programs of the college, as well as its distance learning programs. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the complete position description and qualifications on the college's Web site at prior to applying.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's or doctorate degree in Physics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: College teaching experience in Physics. Experience teaching at a community college. Experience applying innovative technology applications to teaching and learning. Knowledge of, and experience with, proven teaching strategies that promote student success. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (oral and written communication).

Candidates should possess sufficient technology skills to work productively in an organization that utilizes significant information and instructional technology resources.

APPLICATION PROCESS: For consideration, applicants must submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position, a current résumé, unofficial copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate degrees and any additional relevant coursework, and a completed Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment (available online at Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with the application; however, no offer of employment will be made prior to official transcripts being provided to the college. Review of application materials will commence February 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Please direct correspondence to:

Chair, Faculty Search Committee - Physics
c/o Office of Human Resources
Tidewater Community College
121 College Place, Suite 607
Norfolk, VA 23510

Applications may also be faxed to  757-822-1652  or submitted electronically to E-mail attachments are accepted only in uncompressed MS Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file formats.

The college offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. Additional information about TCC and the position may be obtained by calling  (757) 822-1709 .

All TCC positions require satisfactory completion of background checks prior to employment.

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications by and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

VAP @ Swarthmore College

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

1-Year VAP @ Presbyterian College


Presbyterian College invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in the Department of Physics and Computer Science to begin Fall 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate physics courses at all levels and providing service to the department.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering. Applicants should have a deep commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.
Department: The Department of Physics and Computer Science at Presbyterian College offers Physics and Medical Physics majors. The college has three Cooperative and Dual-Degree Programs in Engineering.
Our programs emphasize supportive relationships between students and professors, small interactive classes and opportunities for students to volunteer, study abroad, conduct research, present at conferences and continue onto graduate school. The compelling purpose of Presbyterian College, as a church-related college, is to develop within the framework of Christian faith the mental, physical, moral, and spiritual capacities of each student in preparation for a lifetime of personal and vocational fulfillment and responsible contribution to our democratic society and the world community.
Application: Please send a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies acceptable) and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Chad Rodekohr or Dr. James Wanliss, Search Committee, Presbyterian College, 503 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325. Electronic submissions are acceptable and should be emailed to and Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.

TT at Ball State

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Tenure-track position available August 16, 2013.  
Responsibilities:  teach undergraduate and graduate courses in physics and astronomy; conduct and disseminate research and actively seek external funding to support this research; supervise undergraduate and graduate student research activities; participate in service activities appropriate for a tenure-track position.
Minimum qualifications:  Ph.D. in astronomy or astrophysics completed by the time of application; one year teaching experience at the college level which may include typical graduate assistantship assignments; effective communication skills in both the classroom and laboratory setting.
Preferred qualifications:  research experience in observational astronomy.
Send letter of application, statement of goals in research, statement of goals in teaching, curriculum vitae including evidence of excellence and experience in research and teaching, copies of transcripts, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:
Chair of Astronomy Search Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306
or via email to
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

1-Year Contract Assistant Prof at Ball State

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

One-year faculty contract position available August 16, 2013, for the academic year.  
Responsibilities:  teaching general education physics and/or astronomy courses; conducting research at a level associated with a contract faculty position; participating in departmental service-related activities at a level associated with a contract faculty position.
Minimum qualifications:  earned doctorate in physics at the time of application; teaching experience at the college level which may include typical graduate assistantship assignments; effective communication skills in both classroom and laboratory settings.
Preferred qualification:  research experience in nuclear or particle physics.
Send letter of application which indicates goal in research and teaching, curriculum vitae including evidence of experience in research and teaching, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to:
 Chair of Contract Search Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Ball State University
Muncie, IN  47306
Review of applications will begin January 31, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.

Monday, January 28, 2013

PhysTEC Teacher in Residence at James Madison University

General Info: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at James Madison University (JMU) invites experienced high school teachers to apply for a Physics Teacher in Residence (TIR) position for the 2013-14 academic year. The Department seeks outstanding high school physics teachers to serve as local experts in our Physics Teacher Education Program. Teachers in closely related fields, including middle school physical science will also be considered.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 120 students in our multi-track baccalaureate program. For additional about the department, please visit
This is a grant funded position.
Duties and Responsibilities: The TIR will serve as mentor and voice of experience for a PhysTEC (Physics Teacher Education Coalition, funded program to support the education of future high school physics teachers. The TIR will co-instruct a Physics Pedagogy course, mentor pre-service teachers and undergraduate learning assistants and serve as liaison with the College of Education. This position is a chance to inspire and train the next generation of teachers while reconnecting with research-based physics pedagogy. Additional opportunities exist based on the applicant's interests.
Ideal candidates include both current teachers and teachers in transition between jobs. We encourage current teachers to contact us to discuss ways to coordinate logistics with their school district and plan for the teacher's temporary leave. The TIR position is a 9-month full-time, non-tenure track faculty position for the 2013-14 academic year.
Qualifications: Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability in teaching high school physics or closely related subjects.
  • Experience mentoring and training teachers preferred.
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience Special Instructions: Please attach an electronic cover letter which should detail the applicant's interest in the position, relevant experience and approach to teaching. Also attach a resume and a list of three references with contact information.
Screening of applications will begin on February 25, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Dr. Brian Utter, Associate Professor of Physics,

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources
James Madison University
Online App. Form:

2 TT positions in Teacher Ed & Dev @ McGill (Science Ed concentration)

The Department of Integrated Studies in Education invites applications for two new positions at the level of Assistant Professor in Teacher Education and Development: Pedagogy and Research. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in education and must have an academic profile centred on practice and research in teacher education and development, including scholarship in areas such as teacher learning, teacher identity, teacher knowledge, teacher work, leadership and/or mentoring. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to one or more of the following content areas: Arts Education, Assessment, Child and Youth Studies, Digital Technologies, School Leadership or Science Education.

Responsibilities will include teaching and student-teaching supervision at the B.Ed. level as well as teaching and thesis supervision in our MA and PhD programs. The anticipated start date is 1 August, 2013. Experience working in schools and an ability to function in French will be assets for this position.
The Department of Integrated Studies in Education is a vibrant research environment that includes colleagues from many areas of research and teaching. The mission of the Department of Integrated Studies in Education is to advance knowledge and research in, and contribute to, education in Quebec, Canada and internationally. The Department is also committed to working in partnership with educational organizations and related groups to identify and meet the evolving needs of their institutions.
McGill is Canada’s leading research-intensive university with students from over 140 countries. The university is located in Montréal, a cosmopolitan city with great cultural and linguistic diversity. The Department sits within a Faculty of Education conducting internationally recognised research and preparing highly talented students for successful careers as educators and educational researchers.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. We welcome applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.
A letter of application, accompanied by your curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of reference, and two samples of published work should be sent via email to Mr. Michael Canavan, Administrative Officer, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, McGill University at
The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2013. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

TT in Physics @ College of Dupage

College of DuPage seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to teach physics courses. Additional duties include advising students, curriculum development and committee work.  Opportunities may exist to teach a flexible schedule that may include teaching assignments on days, evenings and weekends.
  • MS or MS in Physics or Engineering with at least 24 semester hours of Physics courses is required for this position.
  • Prior experience teaching Physics at the community college or college level and experience working with classroom technology and online instruction is preferred.
This position is available August 2013.  Starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

Teaching at College of DuPage is enhanced and enlivened through institutional support of faculty creatively engaging in instructional development, research to improve student learning and remaining current in their field of specialty.
The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. College of DuPage is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, a cover letter including a list of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and current curriculum vita.  Only complete application packets will be given full consideration by the search committee.

Apply here:

Monday, January 21, 2013

Editorship at PERjobs

Editorship at PERjobs

PERjobs is searching for new members to join the editorial squad. In the last five years, we've grown from one editor to an entire squad of people.  Hundreds of people read us from all over the world (though mostly the US).  We're the top hit for "physics education jobs" on Google.

This resource could not exist without the support of the community.

If you're currently looking for a job, if you're thinking about looking for a job in the future, or if you recently found a job and can't stop looking at other ads, then you should contribute to PERjobs.

Minimum requirements:

  • 0.5 hour / week
  • Google account
Desired qualifications
  • 1 hour / week
  • Avid PERjobs reader
  • Knowledge of how to find ads in PER beyond reading PER jobs.
If you meet the minimum but not the desired, we'll train you.  Salary: I'll buy you a beer* at the next AAPT meeting, and you can put PERjobs on your CV.

If you're interested, email me, Ellie Sayre, at

ps: On a personal note, it's time for me to step down as editor.  I'll train the next crowd and then bow out.  If you're interested in answering PERjobs emails, indicate that on your application email.

* Beer offer only valid if you remind me.  Other beverage substitutions ok. 

VAP at Oberlin College

The Physics and Astronomy Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning Fall 2013 and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of general physics.  Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in physics or a closely related field.  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to: Dan Stinebring, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Oberlin College, 110 N. Professor Street, Oberlin, OH, 44074 by February 22, 2013.  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

VAP at Millsaps College

Millsaps College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, beginning fall 2013.  This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal for a second year depending on funding. We will consider applicants from all branches of experimental and applied physics. A Ph.D. is required. Teaching responsibilities will include a two-semester introductory physics sequence with accompanying labs. In addition, the successful candidate will teach upper level laboratory and lecture courses. Millsaps College is a top 100 national liberal arts college, the highest ranked liberal arts college in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama and holds numerous distinctions.  Millsaps College houses the state’s first Phi Beta Kappa chapter, an AACSB accredited business school, an NCATE accredited education program, and an ACS accredited Chemistry Department. More information can be found at Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: Dr. Shadow JQ Robinson, Millsaps College, 1701 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39210. Digital applications can be sent to Review of applications will begin on Feb 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

VAP at Colgate University

The Colgate University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in physics to begin in fall 2013.  Completion of the Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire, and previous teaching experience is an advantage. We seek a person with a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Academic responsibilities may include teaching an introductory level course for non-majors, courses for physics majors, and courses in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Although the candidate will have no research requirements during this appointment, collaboration with current faculty is possible. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2800 students situated in a picturesque village in central New York.  The department has nine faculty members and maintains well-equipped research laboratories in quantum and optical physics, condensed matter physics, biophysics, meteorite analysis, and observational astronomy.  The department is housed in the new Ho Science Center that is configured to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and research.  Further information about the Physics and Astronomy department can be found at

Monday, January 14, 2013

Non-TT at Davidson College

The Department of Physics at Davidson College invites applications for a non-tenure track renewable position to begin August 1, 2013. Completion or imminent completion of the Ph.D. in astronomy, astrophysics, or physics is preferred.  Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching as well as continuing professional and outreach activities. The initial appointment is for two years. We seek an astronomer, astrophysicist, or physicist who will teach classroom and laboratory courses in introductory astronomy and introductory physics. Teaching at the advanced undergraduate level is possible depending on interests and experience of the applicant. The appointment provides an annual professional travel fund and the potential for research support. The teaching load is five semester courses per year.

TT at Eastern Nazarene College

Eastern Nazarene College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics and Engineering beginning in academic year 2013-2014. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate teaching excellence and a desire and vision for serving in a dynamic physics/engineering program within the context of an urban Christian liberal arts institution.


-Teach undergraduate students various Physics/Engineering courses such as General Physics, Modern Physics, Dynamics, and Quantum Theory. Specific course assignments will depend on the candidate's qualifications

- Serve as a student academic advisor and serve on campus shared-governance committees

- Introduce students to research opportunities in the Physics/Engineering field

Instructor at Mississippi State University

 The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks to fill a full-time non-tenure Instructor position.  The successful applicant will teach the equivalent of four courses per semester of undergraduate courses in physics and/or physical sciences each semester as well as supervise teaching laboratories.  The position will start August 16, 2013 or as soon thereafter as the position can be filled.  Salary will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.

VAP at Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University invites applications for a one year term position at the instructor level in the Physics Department for the 2013-2014 academic year. Qualified applicants will teach physics courses and labs at the introductory level, participate in department service activities, and perform other assignments as per departmental needs.

An earned doctorate in physics and evidence of scholarly activity is required.  ABD candidates will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level for majors in physics (lower and upper level courses), and non-majors (algebra based intro courses).

The online application is available at:  Please attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and three references including email and phone numbers.  The closing date for applications is January 31, 2013.

Education Program Manager at APS

Note: This is a re-posting of a position originally posted in Septmeber 2012.

The American Physical Society (APS), the premier membership association for physicists, seeks a dynamic and personable science education professional to fill the position of Education Programs Manager based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line).  Reporting to the Society’s Associate Director of Education and Diversity, this position will help lead efforts to improve education and diversity throughout the physics community, including the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) project.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

VAP at Truman State University

Position: Temporary Assistant Professor of Physics; available August 12, 2013. The position is a one-year full-time appointment with the possibility of renewal for up to three additional years depending on department needs, i.e. a maximum term of four years.  

Responsibilities: We seek a physicist who is strongly committed to quality undergraduate teaching. Teaching expectations include introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses. There are also opportunities to participate in research involving undergraduate students, although this is not a requirement of the position.  

Friday, January 11, 2013

Post-doc at University of Colorado, Boulder

[Ed. note: there's an update to the job system at CU-Boulder.  URL updated below.]

Applications are invited for a Research Associate (post-doctoral) researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The successful candidate for the current position will work largely with upper-division courses, building on our current efforts in upper-division E&M I and II. Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics 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 for undergraduate courses; participate in and supervise the development of techniques, materials and practices for improving student learning in the undergraduate courses; and publish assessment tools and findings in Physics education journals. The Fellow will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Colorado's Physics Education Research Group ( The appointment is for one year, with the hope of a second year renewal (pending additional funding.)

Applications materials must be submitted online to the new CU automated jobs system, at Contact for more information.

Friday, January 4, 2013

TT or T at Winona State

Assistant/Associate Professor of Education (STEM) Responsibilities

[Ed note: there are two positions at Winona State, one in physics and one in ed.  This is the ed position; physics position is here.]

 €Teach undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses in elementary and secondary STEM methods and/or in other areas consistent with academic preparation and departmental needs on the Rochester and/or Winona campuses and in area schools.
€Take leadership in promoting STEM objectives and partnerships.
€Maintain an active program of continuing preparation and professional development,
€Maintain an active program of scholarship.
€Contribute to continued student development, including advising individual students and student organizations.
€Engage productively in collaborative committee work with colleagues, administrators, and members of the community to meet department, college, and university goals.
€Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with area schools.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must:
 €Have a doctorate in Education, STEM Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Teacher Education (related degrees considered with formal training or experience in one or more of these areas. Doctoral residency or ABD considered with degree to be completed before applying for tenure (Priority will be given to candidates with formal training and/or experience in the following: STEM education.)
€Have P-12 teaching experience (public school teaching required). (Priority will be given to candidates with 4 or more years of teaching experience in STEM related disciplines.)
€Provide evidence of a commitment to integrating multicultural/global issues into their teaching. (Priority will be given to candidates who have work experience with historically underserved populations.)
 €Provide evidence of a commitment to integrating current technologies into their teaching.
€Provide evidence of effective teaching skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
€Pass a criminal background check.

 Preferred Qualifications:
€STEM Education
€Literacy Education (with English language learners, struggling readers, historically underserved populations, in clinical and/or site-based settings)
€Standards-based teaching, CBM, RTI initiatives and/or continuous progress monitoring
€Culturally responsive teaching practices

 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled; Review begins 1/31/2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Postdoc at MIT

Postdoctoral fellow for education research in MOOCs MIT physics department

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) offer tremendous opportunities for education research: huge sample sizes and the ability to study student behavior in a self-contained environment of instructional and assessment activities. This postdoc will employ and develop the RELATE group’s expertise in educational data mining and advanced psychometrics to understand how student actions influence their learning and to improve online resources. They will analyze data from both physics and electrical engineering courses to study both short- and long-term learning. A particular interest is mining the data to provide point of need help to future students. In addition, we are implementing our new Modeling Applied to Problem Solving pedagogy in an online course aimed at physics teachers and will be evaluating course elements designed to teach critical skills and 21st century outcomes. This course is also blended with a successful on-campus course. See for related work.

Minimum Requirements:
PhD/EdD in physics, education research, statistics, computer science, etc…
 Quantitative data analysis experience

 Desired Skills:
 R, Python, MySQL, XML
Experience with large data sets
 Familiarity with relevant education literature
 Teaching experience
 Interest in online education

 All former postdocs have continued to positions in academia or education companies. Inquiries and applications (CV, cover letter, and three references) should be sent to (please include “postdoc application” in subject line). Review of applications will begin immediately; starting date flexible.

MIT is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. For more information check and

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

TT or T joint position in Science Discipline and Education

Science Education - Tenure Track - 2013-14

 The St. Olaf Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (FNSM) and the Education Department invite applications for a faculty position in science and education at the rank of assistant professor or associate professor. This is a tenure track joint appointment between the Department of Education and one of the science departments within the FNSM (biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology) with a starting date of August 15, 2013.  We seek an individual with (1) potential for excellence in teaching in a liberal arts setting, (2) demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching and teacher training at the secondary level, and (3) ability to develop a strong research program amenable to including undergraduates in science education, a disciplinary area of expertise, or both.  We strongly prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in a natural science (or expect to have one by the time of hire) and have a minimum of three years of licensed teaching experience at the secondary level. Experience and interest in working with underserved populations in the sciences is highly desired.  
The position will be a joint position, 1/3 in education and 2/3 in the core science department. Teaching duties are likely to include science courses at both the introductory and advanced levels along with a science methods course in the education department.  Supervision of student teachers is also expected.  With initial grant support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, St. Olaf will provide resources (e.g., summer stipend, travel funds, course release) for this individual to develop St. Olaf programs to support K-12 science education as well as outreach activities to area schools.
All application materials (including letters of recommendation) must be submitted online at In the case of large files that cannot be uploaded, please ask for instructions. Applications must include:
  • a cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s interest in this position and how the applicant plans to contribute to the position as described,
  • a Curriculum Vitae,
  • a summary (approximately 2 pages) of the applicant’s teaching philosophy, including a discussion of pedagogical approaches,
  • a discussion of courses the applicant is interested in teaching
  • a detailed description of research interests and plans (approximately 3-5 pages plus references) emphasizing the suitability of the research for undergraduate researchers, how startup-funds might be used, and potential funding opportunities,
  • official or unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial transcripts may need to be supplemented by official transcripts at a later date), and
  • the names of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. At least two of these letters should specifically address the applicant’s teaching experience and ability. These letters will be requested by St. Olaf College when needed.
Review of completed applications will begin February 1, 2013, with campus interviews expected within 6-8 weeks of that date.
Email inquiries are welcome ( 
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in students, faculty, and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service.
To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

Laboratory Supervisor at University of Texas at Arlington

The Department of Physics at University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Laboratory Supervisor/Coordinator. The appointee will manage operation and administration of lab; oversee equipment maintenance, and preparation of laboratory setups. Main duties include developing and implementing new experiments and instructional lab physics activities; supporting instructional programs associated with the physics laboratories; maintaining major instrumentation and equipment. The appointee will support lab section teaching activities, instruct/prepare teaching assistants, as required, train and supervise graduate teaching assistants. Minimum required qualifications are a Master’s degree in Physics or related discipline, physics laboratory experience, and experience setting-up and repairing mechanical, electrical and computer controlled equipment. Preferred qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in Physics or related disciplines, physics laboratory and teaching experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. UT Arlington is a Carnegie I university with more than 34000 students including an annual enrollment of ~1000 students in physics labs. Its location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex provides excellent opportunities for cultural benefits and diversity. The review of applications will start immediately. The tentative start date is January 7, 2013. Interested candidates should apply through the UTA web site: Apply for the Laboratory Supervisor/Coordinator, posting number 12-11-14-01-4438.

TT at University of South Carolina Lancaster

The University of South Carolina Lancaster, a regional campus of the University of South Carolina located approximately thirty-five (35) miles south of Charlotte, NC seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Astronomy beginning August 16, 2013.  Applicants should hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Astronomy or a related field, including credentials necessary for departmental approval to teach introductory and advanced Astronomy courses and selected courses in Physics.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the university level. The position will normally require the teaching of three lectures and two labs per semester or its equivalent, including evening and distance education classes as needed, as well as a commitment to scholarship and university/community service. Applicants should complete an Academic Personal Information application, as well as upload a cover letter that specifically addresses the applicant’s qualifications and curriculum vitae online at (Requisition # 005637).  Copies of graduate transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation should be mailed to Astronomy Search Committee; Attention Ms. Tracey Mobley; University of South Carolina Lancaster; PO Box 889 Lancaster SC 29721.  Files will be reviewed upon receipt of all required documents until a suitable candidate is chosen.

Non-TT Lecturer at University of Pittsburgh

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pittsburgh is currently seeking qualified applicants for a non-tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, pending budgetary approval. This position is outside of the tenure stream. The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, but primarily introductory, large enrollment, lecture-demonstration courses including those taken by non-science majors. The duties associated with this position would include preparation of course materials, teaching smaller recitation classes, training and supervising graduate students and teaching assistants, and academic program assessment. The candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy. Teaching experience is essential, and postdoctoral research experience is highly desirable. Good communication and writing skills are required. The candidate also should be thoroughly familiar with the use of the internet for instructional purposes. The appointment can begin with the fall term of 2013 (August 26, 2013) or thereafter. Applicants should email a cover letter explaining their qualifications along with their CV to The applicant should request that three letters of recommendation be emailed to complete the file. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 31, 2013.