Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2-Year VAP at Bard

Bard College invites applications for a two year visiting position in Physics in the Division of Science, Mathematics, and Computing at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall 2013 semester. Bard College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 100 miles north of New York City, on the Hudson River.
The candidate would teach courses at all levels within the Physics program; funding will be provided for the candidate to maintain an active research program and to develop an advanced laboratory course, preferably in optics. The ability to work closely with faculty members throughout the Division and the College in research and curricular development will be critical, and candidates are encouraged to present any such interests that could overlap with other fields of study. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics. For further information regarding the position, please contact Prof. Matthew Deady at
To apply, applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching) via: Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2013.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

Math Instructor (2 positions) at Butte-Glenn CC

(2) Full-Time (177 Day 10 Month) Tenure Track
$46,088.40 - $70,774.44 per year
Probationary (Contract I) Member of Academic Staff
Contingent upon availability of state funding.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to excellence in lower division education for developmental students, transfer students, and STEM majors. We believe students can achieve high levels of success if we maintain high standards for our student-centered teaching. We take pride in the way members of our faculty, both full-time and associate, work together as well as support and respect each other. We seek a well-rounded mathematician with a particular interest and strength in teaching transfer-level courses. Our needs also include someone interested in developmental courses who will contribute to our program providing leadership in areas such as (but not limited to): Math Computer Lab, Student Success Projects, Conference Coordination, Accelerated Remedial Programs, Math Club/Competitions/AMATYC.

Teaching a wide variety of courses, which may include pre-algebra through differential equations, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, and statistics.
Teaching at least one advanced mathematics course each semester.
Participating fully in department life, activities, and culture while taking a leadership role within the department.
Participating in at least one college-wide committee every academic year.

Representative Duties:
All Butte College full-time Faculty are responsible for the following:
Plans for and initiates curriculum improvements.
Plans for and is continually well prepared to teach.
Provides organized delivery of instruction.
Is courteous to and approachable by students.
Instruction is consistent with the stated and approved goals and content of the course.
Sticks to the subject matter of the course.
Shows enthusiasm for the subject matter.
Uses effective motivation to create a personal desire to learn the subject/skill(s).
Uses standards of student evaluation that are clear, fair, and followed consistently throughout the course.
Requires levels of instructor and student effort sufficient to the mastery of the subject or skills in the course.
Grades and returns student assignments and tests in a reasonable period of time.
Makes effective use of teaching aids and materials required of students (e.g., texts, manuals, etc.).
Is effective as a teacher.
Prepares complete course outlines and syllabi.
Continually revises and updates course content and materials of instruction.
Coordinates course contents and methods with other teachers in the program/discipline.
Meets and assists students during office hours or by appointment or at other reasonable times.
Initiates and carries through with improvements to course contents and methods.
Initiates and/or participates in overall department-wide program development, maintenance, evaluation, revision and/or expansion.

Possession of a California Community College Credential, authorizing full-time instruction in Mathematics OR
Master’s Degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics OR
Bachelor’s Degree in either of the above AND Master’s Degree in Statistics, Physics, or Mathematics Education OR
The equivalent to District minimum qualifications described above. Equivalency may include any combination of education, training, teaching, or related employment experience that would be approximately equal to one of the above. (Applicant wishing to be considered for employment under District equivalency standards must submit a detailed statement explaining why you feel you possess the equivalent to the minimum qualifications).
Strong preparation in mathematics as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate level coursework.
Prior successful experience teaching mathematics at the college level or evidence of the potential to be a successful teacher at that level.
Ability to inspire and motivate students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ages.
Sensitivity to the concerns many students bring to mathematics classes and the ability to address these concerns effectively.
Coursework in physics or other applied disciplines.
Commitment to a working atmosphere emphasizing respect and cooperation among colleagues.
Willingness to contribute to the department and the college above and beyond classroom instruction.
Current and lively interest in learning and exploring mathematics.
Knowledge of contemporary issues in mathematics education.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

1-Year VAP @ Marquette

[Update: the online application is now live]
The Physics department at Marquette University invites applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track position as a visiting assistant professor to begin August 2013. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in physics, and is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy and a strong interest in undergraduate teaching. The physics department is active in involving undergraduate students in faculty research. The faculty offer much support to the students, and with a low faculty to student ratio, the learning environment is personal and friendly. The successful candidate will teach courses in undergraduate physics and related areas. Preferred qualifications include the ability to engage undergraduate students in research, and the ability to teach nuclear physics and modern physics laboratory.

Candidates should include teaching experience, publications, and three letters of recommendation, addressing the candidate's teaching qualifications and research. Formal review of applications will begin March 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Please apply to this position at
For more information about the department, please check out our website:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

VAP at Hollins

 Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
(Posted 02/26/13) 
The Physics Department at Hollins University seeks applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics.  This is a full-time visiting faculty position for the 2013-2014 academic year, with possibility of continuation based on incumbent’s satisfactory performance and institutional need.   
Successful candidates must be broadly-trained physicists with experience teaching both calculus-based and algebra-based introductory physics (including laboratories) for non-physics majors, as well as upper-level courses contributing to chemistry, biology, and environmental studies curricula.  Ph.D. preferred by time of appointment.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. 
Qualified candidates should send statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to  Application review will begin March 10, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.

Monday, February 25, 2013

2-Year VAP at Lawrence University

The Department of Physics at Lawrence University invites applications for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics to start 9/1/13.  Applicants must hold the Ph.D. degree in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field and must demonstrate genuine interest in working with undergraduates. We seek a conscientious teacher and a practicing physicist who will thrive in a four-year, liberal arts institution where close contact and collaboration with students are the norm. Prior teaching and/or postdoctoral experience preferred. Letters of application with detailed statements of teaching philosophy and experience and of research interests, and vitae should be sent to In addition, interested applicants should have two letters of recommendation sent to guarantee consideration, submit materials by March 15. Evaluation of candidates will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about Lawrence and the Department may be found at AA/EEO: Lawrence University encourages applications from members of groups underrepresented in the physics community.

3-Year FT Astro/Physics Lecturer at Univ of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking a full-time Lecturer to teach Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses beginning fall semester 2013. This is a non-tenure track 3-year position with a 9-month academic year appointment and full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching multiple lecture sections of introductory astronomy and/or introductory physics courses, managing Teaching Assistants, and holding at least four office hours per week. There are no assigned duties during the summer months, but there may be opportunities for summer teaching for additional salary.

We seek an individual who has an abiding interest in teaching, and who can motivate students to learn through student-centered learning techniques. The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, a Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated ability to teach introductory astronomy in large-enrollment (100 to 150 students) introductory courses. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Additional Information

Interested candidates must apply online at (Requisition # F_130052). Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of at least three professional references. The starting date for this appointment is 19 August 2013.

Review of applications will begin on 22 March 2013, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.

NTT Renewable at Augustana College - IL

Physics - Augustana College invites applications for a professional faculty position to teach and manage our introductory laboratories, beginning August 1, 2013. This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable multi-year position.

Physics - Augustana College invites applications for a professional faculty position to teach and manage our introductory laboratories, beginning August 1, 2013. This is a non-tenure track, annually renewable multi-year position. Responsibilities include teaching introductory labs, supervising undergraduate teaching assistants, equipment management, and safety. A Master’s degree in Physics or Engineering with laboratory teaching experience is preferred. A commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, and mentoring in a liberal arts setting is required. Our department offers 33 introductory physics lab sections serving approximately 150 students each year, with average size ranging from 12 – 18 students per lab section. The successful candidate will share teaching responsibilities for these sections with the five current faculty members. Questions may be directed to the department chair, Cecilia Vogel at
Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website:
To apply, please mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of all college transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness or summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #117-13 Physics Committee, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201, or by email to . Questions may be directed to the department chair, Cecilia Vogel at Review of applications will begin March 10, 2013.

VAP at Hamilton College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Hamilton College
The Physics Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a 1-year visiting position beginning July 1, 2013. PhD required. The position may be extended to 3 years. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching at the introductory and advanced levels, in both classroom and laboratory settings. Information on the Physics department may be found at Applicants should submit a c.v., statements of teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of reference to Questions may be directed to Prof. Ann Silversmith,  Review of materials will begin March 7, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Full-Time at Red Rocks CC

Physics Faculty
Start Date: Fall 2013
Location: Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado
Salary:$41,504-43,504 depending on education and experience.
Faculty positions are contingent on continued availability of funding.
Application Close Date:
All complete application packets for this position must be received in
RRCC Human Resources by 5:00 p.m.MST on March 8, 2013.

Full job description at

Teach all levels of physics. Maintain full-time faculty load. Teach using traditional and alternative methods of instruction (on-line, self-directed, learning communities, etc.). Coordinate with other faculty in curriculum planning, development, delivery and review. Recruit, train and mentor adjunct faculty. Hold office hours. Recruit, advise and retain students. Assume department duties as needed. Participate in department, division and college-wide activities and committees. Participate in assessment and use data to improve student learning. Fulfill the teaching, professional development and service obligations of full-time faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Physics or related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours in Physics from a fully accredited institution. Two years of post-secondary experience teaching physics or related fields. Experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced studies beyond a Master’s degree in a related field. Experience teaching non-science majors. Community college teaching experience. Demonstrates knowledge of and interest in a variety of teaching strategies, including methods from current physics education research.

About Red Rocks Community College

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado, Red Rocks Community College offers more than 150 programs and 650 courses leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates.
Red Rocks has campuses in Lakewood and Arvada. Courses are delivered in formats from traditional classroom to online to self-paced and weekend classes.
Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered a quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. For many of our 14,000 annual students, Red Rocks is the convenient community college just down the street. For others, a Red Rocks program or course is worth traveling halfway around the world.

To Apply:
To apply for this position the following are required:

1) A completed RRCC employment application
(only information contained on the application will be used to determine if applicants meet minimum
qualifications.Please include dates.),
2) A cover letter,
3) A resume or C.V.,
4) Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the position finalist),
Please follow this link for an application:

Application documents may be emailed to or mailed directly to:
Red Rocks Community College
13300 W. Sixth Avenue, Campus Box 17
Lakewood, CO 80228 1255
Phone: 303 914 6570
FAX: 303 914 6800

Red Rocks Community College is committed to inclusion and diversity in its people and programs. The College is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, or ancestry, or any other category protected by applicable law.
The College has designated the Human Resources Director as its Equal Opportunity Employment Officer and Title IX Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures.
Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination or harassment to the Title IX/EO Coordinator(s):
Bill Dial, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Administrator,
13300 West Sixth Avenue, Campus Box 17, Lakewood,CO 80228-1255, or telephone 303-914-6298.

Reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request for persons with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in the application process, please notify Human Resources at 303-914-6570.

Effective July 1, 2003, it is Red Rocks Community College procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable, driving history. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

For information regarding Red Rocks Community College security, including crime statistics for the Red Rocks Community College and Arvada campus, please see the Red Rocks Community College campus security website at: For a hard copy report please contact 303-914-6498.

Applied Technology, Engineering & Physics Faculty at Santa Rosa JC


Monday, March 4, 2013
(initial screening date - open until filled)


Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time, regular contract position beginning in Fall Semester, August 2013. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.
The Physics program provides a standard core of lower division engineering and physics courses to prepare students to transfer to a four-year university to complete an engineering or science bachelors degree. We also offer physics courses to fulfill general education requirements and self-enrichment goals.
The Physics Program, in collaboration with the Engineering program, offers a wide range of student activities and clubs, which include TEC (The Engineers Club), WISE (Women In Science and Engineering), SWE (Society of Women Engineers), and the Physics Club. Each year, we also bring the students together for various engineering and physics events and activities including a job shadow program, fieldtrips, transfer workshops, and special projects. Even more activities and support are offered through SRJCs MESA Program (Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement).
The teaching assignment may include any of the Calculus, Algebra and Conceptual-based Physics courses offered by the program, including a combination of lecture and laboratory sections. SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including on-line. The district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and assignment could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory.


Required: Masters degree in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics OR Bachelors degree in Physics or Astronomy AND a Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology, or Geophysics; OR the equivalent; OR possession of California Community College Instructors Credential in Physics or Optics. Requires a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college students.

  • Prior experience teaching lower division college Physics lectures and laboratories.
  • Masters Degree in Physics.If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all coursework, degree programs and related professional experience at time of application.
    The instructor is required to participate in the basic departmental functions such as department meetings, any student club activities or award ceremonies. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including including development or improvement of laboratory experiments and courses that serve community needs, such as short-term, non-credit, or on-line courses); assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes; and participating in department activities, departmental and college-wide committees, and community outreach on behalf of the college. Teaching formats include face-to-face and online, utilizing a wide range of instructional delivery systems including innovative and creative uses of technology.


    In order to be given priority consideration for these positions, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
    1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
      • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
    2. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
    3. A separate statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. Please note that the diversity statement for this recruitment must be submitted as a separate statement (rather than incorporating the statement within the cover letter).
    4. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable, but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
    6. Sample syllabus for our Physics 41 course.
    7. Completed Supplemental Questionnaire.
    8. If applicable, copy of fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Credential in Physics or Optics (both sides).
    9. Letters of Recommendation are not required but are strongly preferred by the committee. You may submit up to three (3) current Letters of Recommendation.
    (In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Executive Director of Center for the Support of Excellence in Teaching at Stanford University

Editor's note:  Applications from people with a STEM background would be particularly welcome.

The Graduate School of Education at Stanford University seeks an Executive Director with a strong entrepreneurial spirit and proven expertise to provide leadership, in partnership with the Faculty Director, for the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford University.  The Center to Support Excellence in Teaching engages in cutting edge research and professional development activities to support teacher learning and improve the quality of PreK-12 teaching in our nation’s schools.  The Executive Director will work collaboratively with faculty across the university, with Center staff, and with districts and schools to develop programs and activities to implement this mission of research and development.

The Executive Director will provide organizational leadership for CSET and will be responsible for the overall coordination, execution, and ongoing management of Center activities and operation, including budget and finances.  The core work of the Center is to research and design professional development for practicing teachers across a variety of disciplines and grade levels; the Executive Director is responsible for leading these efforts and working with faculty and staff who plan and carry out these research and practice-focused activities.

The Executive Director will build and maintain relationships with faculty from across the university, as well as with existing programs for teachers, through work with the Office of Science Outreach and other groups across campus, and with the teacher preparation program (STEP) in the Graduate School of Education. Looking outward, the Executive Director will be expected to build strategic partnerships with schools, districts, and other education networks to identify their needs and resources, to organize the recruitment of teacher participants, and to coordinate follow-up support for teachers.

The Executive Director will also play a primary role in Center research activities, including writing and managing research grants, collaborating on research projects with Center faculty and staff, and communicating research results to various stakeholders, including donors.

Depending on the specific record of education, professional experiences, accomplishments, and publishing by a candidate, a position of faculty (Research) in Stanford’s Graduate School of Education could be considered as part of this appointment.

Detailed Responsibilities

The Executive Director will:
•       Provide leadership for a team of professional staff, graduate students and faculty members.
•       Engage in grant writing for research related to Center’s research agenda
•       Collaborate with Center faculty and staff on Center research
•       Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and staff from across the university who share an interest in the professional development of teachers in specific disciplines
•       Build and sustain productive relationships with schools, districts and other education networks.
•       Provide managerial and financial oversight for all activities and operations of the Center
•       Partner with the GSE’s Development Office to identify prospective donors, and also pursue funding from public and private foundations and agencies.

•       Proven experience in organizational leadership and management, including the skills to develop, finance, and lead a complex organization, serving multiple stakeholders, both internal and external to the university.
•       Record of successful grant writing and grant management
•       Record of successful experience as researcher in the broad area of teacher learning and professional development
•       Knowledge of the professional development landscape and needs of K-12 teachers in the United States.
•       Knowledge of school curricula and content standards to which teachers are held responsible.
•       An advanced degree; a teaching and/or administrative credential is highly preferred, working experience in higher education highly preferred.
•       A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience required.

Online applications are available and highly recommended.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, full vita, and names of three references.   To apply, please visit  We will begin reviewing applications March 15, 2013.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

12-Month Assistant Director, Science Teaching at Florida State

Florida State University has an opening for the Assistant Director, Office of Science Teaching Activities, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida State University (Job ID 35378). The individual selected for this position will be active in preservice teacher preparation, teacher professional development, and science outreach. As well, it includes the opportunity for participation on science education research teams and grant leadership teams. The person in this position serves as the director of the Arts & Sciences' Masters in Science Teaching program and the lead co-director of the Young Scholars program (high-school summer science and mathematics program).

This is a 12-month, non-tenure track university position (funded through college budget, not dependent on grant funding).

To view this Job Opening, visit:

For more information, contact Ellen Granger (

TT/T Science Teacher Educator at UConn

The Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut is soliciting applications for a Science Teacher Educator at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. This faculty member must be prepared to immediately undertake a key role in coordinating our Integrated Bachelors/Masters science teacher preparation program. We are interested in applicants with records of success working with pre-service science teachers and graduate students in science education while maintaining a research agenda of distinction. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate courses within teacher preparation; recruiting and mentoring doctoral candidates in science education; advancing an impactful research agenda of national/international importance; proactively meeting programmatic needs within secondary science teacher education; and developing proposals for external funding to support scholarly activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate with an emphasis in science education or related area; robust research agenda centering on science teacher education or related field; science classroom teaching experience in pre-college settings; evidence of quality delivery of pre-service education courses; and involvement with externally funded research projects. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with direct experiences in culturally and linguistically complex settings.

This is a nine-month, tenure track position with a start date of August 2013. Evaluation of applications will begin February 28, 2013. Preference will be given to applicants who apply by March 22, 2013.

Access Husky Hire at to submit the following:
1) a letter of application that addresses the qualifications, 2) graduate transcripts, 3) updated curriculum vitae, and 4) a sample of scholarly writing. In addition, arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation directly and confidentially transmitted to Mary Rinaldo-Ducat ( The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from historically underrepresented groups. (Search # 2013448)

Part-time Lecturer at UNC Chapel Hill

Working Title Lecturer
Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty
Salary Range
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
If part-time, hours per week
Vacancy ID FAC0000326
Posting Open Date 02/18/2013
Application Deadline 03/21/2013
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2013
Position Summary Part time lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Responsible for teaching 2 sections of introductory physics for majors or non-majors in the Fall and Spring semesters. Must be willing to teach traditional lecturers and to participate in more novel pedagogical techniques including SCALE-UP and lecture-studio models.
Educational Requirements PhD in Physics
Qualifications and Experience At least two years experience teaching undergraduate level physics. Prefer experience with SCALE-UP model for undergraduate instruction.
Special Instructions
Quick Link

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Chris Clemens, Department Chair
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to
Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

TT in Secondary Science at Missouri State Springfield, Greenwood Lab School

Position Title Instructor-9 month appointment
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department Greenwood Lab School
Pay Grade Unclassified
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Track
Term (if applicable) 9 month
Begin Date of Appointment 08/12/2013
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function The Instructor is a member of the ranked faculty whose duties require effectiveness in teaching, a commitment to staying current with their discipline and appropriate pedagogies, and a willingness to serve the academic unit, college and/or University. The Instructor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. Effective January 1 2007, the Instructor rank is a tenure-track appointment only for faculty appointed by the two-year open admissions campus at West Plains and the Greenwood Laboratory School.
Description of Primary Duties Greenwood is a laboratory school with Missouri State University with approximately 375 students in grades K-12. Primary responsibility is to teach secondary science classes (grades 7-12), including Biology, in an inquiry based approach implementing resources from the Web via a SmartBoard, knowledge/use of Blackboard, arrange a summer science academy and participate in science contests. Greenwood faculty are expected to contribute to the function of a lab school and support the goals and mission of Greenwood and the University. Other responsibilities include working with the public affairs initiative, parents, college students, faculty, staff and other duties inherent to working in a K-12 school as assigned. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Instructor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Additional Qualifications Required: Masters degree in Education, or completion of masters degree within one year of hire, certification in Biology, full-time secondary science teaching experience including Biology, eligible for Missouri Teacher Certificate, technology skills including use/knowledge of SmartBoard, websites, digital instructional materials and scholarly potential.
Link to Job Description
Open Date 02/08/2013
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants This is a Secondary Science Instructor (grades 7-12, including Biology) position. Tenure, if applied for and granted, will be at Greenwood Laboratory School only. Official transcript for highest degree will be required if hired. The first consideration date is Febrary 25, 2013, with the position open until filled. Include contact information for 3 – 5 professional references in your Curriculum Vitae. Attach copy of teaching certificate to Certificate/License 1 under Applicant Documents.
EO/AA and Diversity Statement Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Prohibited sex discrimination
encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897,, (417) 836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights.
Background Check Statement Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20130004FTF
Quicklink for Posting

FT Math Ed/ Science Ed Lecturer at Cal State Fullerton

The College of Education at California State University, Fullerton, invites applicants for Full-Time Lecturer position(s) in Mathematics Education or Science Education. These are non-tenure track full-time lecturer positions with potential for renewal and continuing appointment status in the Department of Secondary Education. The Department offers teaching credentials in nine content areas as well as a Master of Science in Education. In excess of 300 students from diverse backgrounds are annually enrolled in these programs. The educational programs of the College of Education are WASC, CTC and NCATE accredited.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching credential courses and supervising candidates in the Foundational-Level Mathematics or Science credential program;
  • Developing Foundational-Level Mathematics or Science program;
  • Recruiting and mentoring credential candidates and serving as an adviser for the Foundational-Level Mathematics or Science credential program;
  • Working with school district partners to identify Master Teachers and maintain feedback loops for program quality of Foundational-Level Mathematics or Science teacher candidates;
  • Conducting professional development for teachers of Foundational-Level Mathematics or Science.
Minimum Qualifications and Experiences:
  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or a related field;
  • California teaching credential or equivalent;
  • 3 or more years of teaching secondary schools (grades 6-12) in Mathematics or Science
  • Knowledge of and experience in the education of linguistically and culturally diverse school-aged students;
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development to maintain currency in the field;
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and/or Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Experience using current technology to support teaching and learning.
Preferred Additional Qualifications:
  • Leadership experience in education such as department chair or BTSA support provider;
  • Teaching experience in a single subject credential preparation program including methods coursework;
  • Experience working within an ethnically and culturally diverse community;
  • Experience with mentoring and/or supervising teacher candidates;
  • National Board certification.
Appointment and Salary
This is a non tenure-track, full-time Lecturer faculty position. The initial contract is renewable contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available and includes health/vision/dental plans, spousal, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, an affordable housing program, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Job Control Number

Appointment Date & Academic Calendar
This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track appointment with a start date of August 19, 2013.

Application Procedures
Please send the following materials electronically for initial review:
1. Letter of interest (relating your experiences to the required qualifications)
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Two current (within past year) letters of recommendation

** Note that graduate transcripts will be requested after the initial paper screening. Application Deadline
To ensure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than March 15, 2013.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer
Achieving A Climate of Success Through Diversity & Equity

TT in Math at West Valley College


West Valley College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor position in mathematics, requiring the ability to teach courses from arithmetic and beginning algebra through calculus, differential equations and linear algebra, as well as, mathematics courses like business calculus and statistics that support other majors. We are currently seeking applicants who have successful experience and a genuine interest in working with under-represented groups.
West Valley College, though just minutes from the heart of the Silicon Valley, is in a beautiful park-like setting on 143 wooded acres. This physical environment enhances the existing warm and inviting collegiate learning environment. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.
Assignment This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2013. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed and rotate among the Math faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of Mathematics offered at the college will be taught.
Work location: West Valley College.
Salary and Benefits
  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $48,891 to $76,087 annually, is based on academic achievement, teaching and related experience.
  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in either of the above AND
  • Master’s degree in statistics, physics or mathematics education and at least nine (9) semester units of graduate level math courses OR
  • Possess a valid California Community College Instructor’s Credential in mathematics OR
  • The equivalent of the above. Degrees must be earned from an accredited institution. Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form which is part of the application package. This form must be completed for employment consideration.
  • Candidates with foreign degrees must provide official certification of equivalency to U.S. degrees, by a certified U.S. credential review service. Simple translation of the language on foreign diplomas, transcripts, coursework, or similar will NOT suffice, thus will cause the application packet to be judged as incomplete.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach, counsel or work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
Desired Qualifications
  • Strong background in mathematics and commitment to student learning.
  • Experience teaching mathematics using a variety of instructional strategies, preferably at the community college level.
  • Commitment to on-going professional growth and development and to continued innovation and improvement of mathematics teaching.
Knowledge and Abilities N/A
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:
  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated district and college needs.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules.
  • Follow course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Office hours must be posted and filed in the division chair’s office on or before the start of the semester. Office hours must be scheduled in no less than 30-minute segments.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, which are of value to the department, division, college and/or District such as: actively participate in the spirit of shared governance in department, division, college and district institutional responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include recruitment and hiring, class schedule preparation, budget development, performance appraisals, mentorship, supervision of support staff, student recruitment and retention, curriculum and program development and evaluation, program review, club advising, committees, accreditation, articulation, and other duties as assigned.

Application Information
  • To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.
  • If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
    Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
  • DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.
Selection Process
  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY12/13-136FT
Open Date 02/19/2013
Close Date 03/19/2013
Open Until Filled No

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Describe a specific example from your past experience that contributed to your interest in or commitment to the teaching of mathematics. (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Discuss an innovative idea or teaching method you have used or would like to use in teaching mathematics or statistics. What were the steps you took to implement the idea? How did you assess its effectiveness? (Open Ended Question)
  3. * The United States is experiencing a shortage of STEM majors. What do you think contributes to this shortage? How would you address this at West Valley College? (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Are you a current employee of West Valley-Mission Community College District?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 1
  3. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 2
  4. Other Related Licenses or Certificates

Astro VAP at Oberlin (1 semester)

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 semester, beginning second semester of academic year 2013-14, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
The incumbent will teach a total of two courses in the general area of introductory astronomy and intermediate astrophysics.  Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in physics or astronomy 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 March 15, 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. 
Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.
Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor's degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the College was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty in all respects.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

TT at Irvine Valley CC

Irvine Valley College
Physics Instructor
Full-Time Tenure Track

JOB OPENING ID# 4493/4115
CLOSING DATE: April 19. 2013

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at

Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
1. Master's degree or higher in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics from an accredited college or university; OR
2. Bachelor's degree in physics or astronomy AND a Master's degree or higher in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics from an accredited college or university; OR
3. Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
4. A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above (Applicants making application on the basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form in addition to all other required materials).

Experience Required:
· Two (2) years of recent full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience teaching physics, lecture and laboratory, at the college level.
· Minimum of one (1) year (full- or part time) of work experience in higher education.
· Evidence of sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desired Qualifications:
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a high level of professional expertise on the basis of:
· Minimum of one (1) year of work experience in Physics-related industry or higher education.
· Experience in designing laboratory experiments.
· Demonstrated skills in communicating effectively, both written and orally, with students and colleagues.
· Evidence of experience and proficiency in the use of laboratory equipment and instruction appropriate to college physics courses.
· Evidence of strong commitment to remain current in physics and its instructional programs.
· Evidence of academic experience in teaching and developing curriculum in physics.
· Knowledge of and ability to integrate computer technology in the classroom.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Instruct a variety of lecture and laboratory courses in Physics. Provide leadership in the development of a comprehensive physics curriculum. Participate in program review process and student learning outcome (SLO) process. Assist with the development and operation of appropriate instructional facilities and related interdisciplinary programs. Comply with all SOCCCD, IVC, MSE Academic Unit, and Physics Department policies with regard to participation in general faculty functions related to the educational program, staff development/flex-calendar activities, committee work, and departmental and school meetings. Maintain formal office hours. Perform necessary clerical and administrative tasks in a timely manner. Assume a leadership role in the intellectual growth and academic success of a diverse student population through the careful preparation of course materials and the employment of effective teaching methodologies. Assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours.

To Apply:
Please visit the District's Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application. Applications must be received by April 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. to be considered.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Seattle Central CC

Seattle Central Community College Division of Science and Mathematics (SAM) seeks an accomplished, creative, and dedicated educator to teach calculus-based Physics classes, a wide range of mathematics courses at as well as introductory Astronomy courses. Classes may include afternoon or evening classes for some quarters. Seattle Central welcomes faculty with a demonstrated commitment to student learning and success. Successful applicants will have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Other professional obligations include mentoring students, curriculum development and review, conducting student evaluations, and active participation on committee and divisional assignments. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning September 2013, in the Division of Science and Mathematics of Seattle Central Community College.

To be considered application materials should include the following:

Complete undergraduate and graduate level college transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable). Please add as attachments to application or email to:
Resume/cv detailing education and professional experience.
Include a statement of your teaching philosophy and how your skills will promote student success at Seattle Central Community College - 1 page maximum
Concise outline of how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications - 1 page maximum
Three current letters of recommendation, which should include one letter from a former student. The letters should describe your experience and education as related to this position. Please add as attachments to application or email to:

Essential Functions:

Work collaboratively to develop, assess, revise and update curriculum and course content.
Maintain office hours to assist students in coursework and academic progress.
Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and the public.
Collaborate with other faculty to implement program scheduling, materials sourcing, equipment purchases and maintenance, and other program management activities.
Participate in the assessment of student academic achievement at the classroom, department and college levels.
Produce reports and other communications as needed.
Participate in various department, division, college-wide and district committees and projects.
Abide by college and division policies including but not restricted to: submitting student grades and course syllabi within established timelines and following published examination schedules.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities:

Master of Science degree in Physics or Mathematics (with upper-level Physics courses).
Experience teaching physics or mathematics at the college level.
Physics laboratory teaching experience.
Evidence of the ability to communicate knowledge and skill in both oral and written forms to students.
A commitment to quality education using a student-centered focus.
Demonstrated work experience in an educational environment that accepts all cultures, ethnicities, and diverse backgrounds.
An understanding of the goals and challenges of working in a community college.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience teaching physics, mathematics, astronomy or a related subject at a community college.
Experience creating integrated or coordinated courses with other disciplines.
Experience in Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy curriculum development with integration of technology.
Course work in Physics Education.
Ph.D. in Physics or Mathematics.
Experience in managing and maintaining a Physics laboratory.
Experience and success at generating interest in Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy among students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Application Information

Contact: Seattle Central Community College
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Two-Year VAP at Ripon College

Ripon College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics beginning in August 2013 for a two-year appointment.
A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required.  The successful candidate will teach a broad range of undergraduate physics courses including introductory physics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and non-science major courses.  Development of a research program that includes mentorship of undergraduate research is encouraged. Expertise in experimental or applied physics is preferred.
Applicants should send a CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and three letters of recommendation electronically to with the subject line: Physics Search, or by mail to Dr. Sarah Desotell, Department of Physics, Ripon College, PO Box 248, Ripon, WI, 54971.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continues until the position is filled.
Historically, Ripon College has been committed to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in employment and student enrollment.  Ripon College is an affirmative action, equal-opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Collateral Instructor at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a non-tenure track, collateral instructor to begin on August 16, 2013. A Ph.D. or M.S. in Physics is required and one year experience teaching at the college level is preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Duties will include teaching undergraduate physics courses at primarily the 100- and 200-level, as well as general education courses and other service courses offered by the department.
Applicants must submit by email (pdf files preferred) a complete application package consisting of a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy with teaching experience addressed, and have three letters of reference sent to: Robert H. Gowdy, Please use the subject line "Physics Instructor Search."
Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2013. VCU is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

1-Year VAP at Claremont Colleges

Posting ID: 13004
Position Title: Visiting Professor in Physics
Category: Non Tenure-track
Department: Keck Science
Department URL:
Description: The W.M. Keck Science Department ( of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges (three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges) seeks to hire a visiting professor in physics beginning in August 2013. The position is a one-year appointment with the possibility of continuation. Rank will be either Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Professor depending on experience. This interdisciplinary department comprises biology, chemistry, and physics faculty. The physics discipline also oversees an active pre-engineering program. We seek exceptional individuals with demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or an engineering-related field and be able to teach a range of upper-division and entry-level courses. At the foot of the San Gabriel mountains, thirty miles east of Los Angeles, The Claremont Colleges are within a one-hour drive of Caltech, UCLA, USC, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.
and Timetable:
Please apply online at
Upload a cover letter describing teaching and research experience, a c.v., and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more references (at least two of whom can address teaching). All named references will be automatically contacted and sent instructions for uploading their reference letters. Applications should be received by March 18, 2013; the positions will remain open until filled. Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Scot Gould at

The Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourage applications from women and members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

FT @ Montgomery College


This is an opportunity to empower students to change their lives and enrich our community.

Montgomery College has endless possibilities!
Montgomery College is a dynamic, diverse institution, with students from over 170 countries, located in a diverse county of nearly one million residents.  Montgomery College is committed to equal opportunity.
Montgomery College (Maryland), Rockville Campus, is seeking a Physics faculty member to fill a position beginning fall 2013.  We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who exhibits a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, and demonstrates the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner.

Assignment begins August, 2013.  Online applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2013.
Starting salary range is $46,521 - $67,971 per academic year, FY2013.
This position is part of a collective bargaining unit and requires payment of dues or a service fee.
Physics  Full-time Faculty - Position #F02390 – Rockville Campus.

 Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach 30 semester hours per academic year of courses related to Physics.
  • Teach both lecture and laboratory classes in the areas of introductory and calculus based physics.
  • Faculty member may be asked to teach physics/physical science courses.
  • Faculty member must be willing to occasionally participate in club sponsorships and/or overnight field trips.
  • Mentoring engineering students, and also be an effective student advocate, particularly for students who are transferring to 4-year institutions to complete their engineering degrees.
  • Mentoring, advising, articulation and proactively arranging for scholarship/ research or internship opportunities for students at Montgomery College and other four year institutions is expected.
  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend and/or accelerated sections, or possibly be asked to teach on another campus if needed.  Opportunities may exist for teaching summer classes.
  • Serve on, or lead, department, discipline, campus and college committees, and advise students.
  • Maintain an active program of professional development and participate in professional organizations and activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Physics.
  • Experience teaching calculus based and algebra based physics sequence courses
  • Ability to develop and instruct physics courses in an interactive or laboratory based studio format.
  • Ability to develop and instruct physics laboratory courses.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
 Additional Requirements:
Prior to being selected for an interview, you may be required to submit unofficial transcripts to the search committee for review.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to applicants with one or more of the following:
  • Ph.D. in Physics
  • College level teaching experience
  • Experience in teaching both freshman and sophomore level physics courses.
  • Ability to integrate technology into course delivery.
  • Experience teaching calculus based and algebra based physics sequence courses at the college level.
  • Ability to write and contribute to grant proposals.
  • Strong background in physics education, including a clear research program in physics pedagogy.
  • Strong interest or a research background or experience in teaching physics in an interactive or laboratory based or studio format.
  • Have publications and presentations at physics and physics education organizations.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Experience working with students of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Experience supporting underprepared students.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the community college mission.
 Application Process:
  • Online applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2013.
  • The application process includes 10 steps.
  • Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.
For consideration, you must:
  1. include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
  2. complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4);
  3. e-sign your application (Step 9); 
As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:
  • Completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan
  • Submission of an official transcript of the relevant degree
  • Submission of three letters of professional reference
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free workplace.
For disability related accommodations please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to:hrde@montgomerycollege.eduat least two weeks in advance.