Friday, May 31, 2013

FT instructor/tutor at MIT

Title: Technical Instructor
Req Number: mit-00009695
Department: Department of Physics
FT/PT: Full Time
Employment / Payroll Category: Other Academic

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTOR, Physics, to serve as an instructor/tutor for undergraduate studio physics courses and provide demonstration support for large lecture classes. Will work as part of a small team that coordinates with faculty and class administrators. Key responsibilities include system administration in active learning classrooms and database management. The position will provide opportunities for coordinating/organizing educational outreach programs.

REQUIREMENTS: a minimum of a B.S. (M.S. preferred) in physics or related discipline; at least one year of related experience which may include undergraduate teaching and/or laboratory work; experience using common electronic test and measurement equipment; and good general mechanical and electronic construction, troubleshooting, and repair skills. Experience with Linux administration, PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and XML preferred. Must be able to routinely lift fifteen pounds and weights of up to fifty pounds and move carts of demonstration equipment around the MIT campus several times per day. Seek an organized, detail-oriented team player who is capable of taking initiative and handling multiple tasks in a student-centered environment. Eagerness to strive for the best, even in small matters, is expected. Preference will be given to those with directly related experience.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

VAP at Angelo State U TX

The Department of Physics at Angelo State University invites applications for a nine-month visiting faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.  A Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.   Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and experience in distance education and the use of web-based technologies is desired.  The candidate will teach undergraduate lectures and laboratories in Astronomy, Physical Science, and Physics.  The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be dedicated to excellence in teaching with a strong commitment to high professional standards.  Applications (including a curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference may be submitted to Human Resources at   Review of applications will begin June 25, 2013.  ASU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Senior Specialist in Science and Teacher Education - American Museum of Natural History, New York

Position Title: Senior Specialist in Science and Teacher Education
Start date: August 5, 2013

Position Description:
The American Museum of the Natural History is seeking a Senior Science Curriculum and Teacher Preparation Specialist (Sr. Specialist). This candidate will be part of a team of Sr. specialists in the mentoring team faculty of the Pilot Residency Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with Specialization in 7-12th grade Earth Science Program at American Museum of Natural History
Reporting to co-directors of the Pilot AMNH MAT program, the Sr. specialist in curriculum and teacher preparation joins a team of three Sr. specialists in residency school mentoring and in online, school, and museum Earth Science Teaching. The Sr. specialists are core faculty in the education, scientific, and residency schools program team.  Sr. specialists have three kinds of responsibilities that include academic, mentoring, and residency support and coordination.

Academic responsibilities include the co-development and co-teaching of one or two science and pedagogy courses with scientists and educators. Mentoring of a group of 8-9 teacher candidates in three ways: (1) mentoring at schools during their school based residency rotations; (2) group mentoring at the Museum; and (3) individual mentoring at the Museum in all professional and academic dimensions of the teaching profession, inclusive of teacher assessments, licensing, portfolio development and certification.

School residency support includes mentoring and collaboration with school-based mentors to support instruction that takes advantage of Museum science and cultural resources and approaches; and to facilitate the clinically based teaching responsibilities of the candidates during their residency rotations.

Requisite Qualifications and Experience
•       PhD/EdD in science education required with at least 5 years’ experience working as a teacher and with teachers in development of science teaching capacities. Earth science teaching education experience preferred.
•       Teaching experience in public schools in NYC or other high-need regions in NYS.  Additional administrative preferred.
•       NYS Science Teacher Certification and/or National Board Certification in Science.
•       True commitment to the belief that every child can succeed regardless of circumstances and that teachers make a difference.
•       Commitment to support new teachers in their integration into the teaching profession in New York State.
•       Experience in urban public schools and colleges with a deep understanding of the opportunities of culturally rich environments and the challenges of under resourced schools and communities.
•       Clear vision of a continuum of teacher development
•       Knowledge of and comfort with issues of diversity, specifically around race, class, and gender as they relate to achievement.
•       Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to move within diverse communities and environments with ease and confidence.
•       Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and wisdom to seek guidance and advice from team members.
•       Ability to work under pressure to meet goals and deadlines both independently and cooperatively
•       Flexibility and a sense of humor

Status: Full-time; Initial TERM until September 2014

Please submit résumé and cover letter, along with salary history and requirements to:

Education Department,
Attention Sr. Director of Education, Operations

See AMNH Careers website at

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TT in Physics and Math, Heartland CC, IL

POSITION DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS: Heartland Community College invites applications for a tenure-track physics and mathematics faculty position anticipated to begin Fall 2013. Current course offerings in the physics department include conceptual physics, both algebra and calculus based introductory physics sequences, and astronomy. Current course offerings in the math department include developmental math through differential equations and linear algebra. The College has implemented a nationally recognized comprehensive redesign of our developmental math curriculum following the Emporium Model.
This position requires a minimum of a masters degree in physics, as well as 18 hours of graduate work in mathematics and/or closely related mathematics coursework. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and institutional service as well as ability to effectively collaborate in curriculum and program development. Teaching experience in higher education, especially at a community college, is strongly desired.
ABOUT HCC: Since its founding in 1991, Heartland Community College has been dedicated to providing access to higher education and excellence in teaching and learning for residents of Central Illinois. The College has experienced considerable growth in the past two decades, with more than 5,600 credit students and approximately 20,000 community members engaged in a diverse range of continuing education offerings each year. The College places strong emphasis on student success as evidenced by its comprehensive student support initiative - Heartland GPS: Guided Path to Success.

Located in the vibrant, growing community of Bloomington-Normal, IL, the College's permanent main campus opened in 2000, making it one of the newest community college campuses in the country, and certainly the newest in Illinois. The College is equipped with leading classroom technology and incorporates sustainable designs and operations. Two extension centers broaden Heartland's support throughout the district.
ABOUT THE BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL COMMUNITY: The Bloomington-Normal community exemplifies Midwestern values and a remarkably high quality of life. The area is home to not only outstanding K-12 schools, top healthcare providers, and business/industry leaders, but also a variety of outstanding hotels, unique restaurants, and exciting leisure attractions. The area also has been recognized as one of the top ten "Techiest Cities in America, according to an article by, as well as one of the "100 Best Communities For Young People" by America's Promise Alliance. With a population of approximately 160,000, Bloomington-Normal has many ties to education. In addition to Heartland Community College, the area houses Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Lincoln College. Some highly recognized companies have headquarters in Bloomington-Normal, including State Farm Insurance Companies, Mitsubishi Motors of North America, Country Financial, and the world-famous Beer Nuts factory. The immediate area supports two major hospitals, a zoo, a baseball team, arena football team, hockey team, performing arts center, and a nationally recognized Shakespeare Festival.
TO APPLY: Please submit an HCC employment application (; letter of application; resume; statement of teaching philosophy with description of teaching and assessment practices; and transcript copies to:
Heartland Community College
Attn: Human Resources
1500 W. Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
HCC affirms the value of diversity among students and employees. HCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Science Writing Intern at APS

This position will be a 3 to 6 month, full-time, paid position, based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD. Intern duties include: assisting the APS Head of Media Relations in preparing press releases about physics research, as well as identifying and summarizing newsworthy journal papers and APS conference presentations. In addition, the intern will post items on the APS blog PhysicsBuzz (  on a regular basis and write a range of stories for APS News - a monthly tabloid distributed to the APS members.  Other duties involve writing news stories for Inside Science News Service (, participating in planning meetings for APS News, and producing physics podcasts for general audiences.

Advanced undergraduate physics course work, BA/BS in physics or related science preferred. Writing courses or published writing for non-scientists desired. Journalism and English majors with minors in a physical science or extensive physical science course work will also be considered.
Benefits: Vacation and sick leave, as well as health and dental insurance

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

1 Year Physics Instructor at Truckee Meadows CC

Job Description:
Truckee Meadows Community College is recruiting for a Physics instructor for a one year sabbatical replacement.  This position will be responsible teaching physics and/or astronomy classes. This position is also responsible for conducting the "Lighter than Air" annual competition.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in Physics or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
2. One year (30 semester credit equivalent) of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.

Conditions of Employment:
This is a full-time, non-tenure track, one year temporary Physics instructor position reporting to the Department Chair of Physical Sciences at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nevada. The successful candidate will teach 30 credits (10 classes) per academic year (15/15) August through May.

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin June 27, 2013.

Salary: $46,691 Starting dependent upon education and experience.

TMCC offers an excellent fringe benefit package that includes 12.25% (13.25 effective 7/1/2013) matching retirement by TMCC, retirement with options through TIAA-CREF, VALIC, and/or Fidelity Investments. Health insurance options are provided to the employee, 24 days of annual leave, 11 paid holidays and a tuition reduction at NSHE institutions for employee and dependents. Additionally, there is no state income tax and no social security deduction.

TMCC is an EEO/AA (equal opportunity/affirmative action) institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, race, color, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression in the programs or activities which it operates. TMCC is an inclusive community and will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals. Qualified veterans, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Application Information
Contact:          Human Resources
Truckee Meadows Community College
Phone: (775) 673-7169
Fax:     (775) 674-7560
TDD:   (775) 673-7000
Online App. Form:

NTT at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus MS

Mississippi University for Women invites applications for a Physics Instructor, temporary, non-tenure track, to begin August 2013. Ph.D. preferred, Master's with at least eighteen semester hours of graduate-level physics required. Teaching duties include an introductory physics course for non-science majors as well as trigonometry-based and calculus-based physics courses and their labs. The ability to teach an undergraduate course in C++ would be a plus.

Please send a letter of application, resume, three references with contact information, and transcripts to, or mail to Office of Human Resources, 1100 College Street-MUW Box 1609, Columbus, MS 39701. For information about the position contact Dr. Dionne Fortenberry, Chair of Sciences and Mathematics, at, or  772-329-7376 .

Located in Columbus, a city of 25,000, MUW is a tradition-rich university that was founded in 1884 as the first public college for women and has educated men for more than 20 years. The University is a public coeducational, primarily undergraduate liberal arts institution with an enrollment of over 2600 students. The mission of the University is to provide curricula and service offerings of the highest quality for all students, with emphasis on the distinctive opportunities available to women. Additional information can be found at

All hires contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Assistant Director of Academic Resource Center, Lakeland College WI

LAKELAND COLLEGE, an independent liberal arts institution located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Director of the Hayssen Academic Resource Center (ARC). This is a full-time, 10-month administrative position with teaching duties. Main administrative responsibilities include assisting the Director of the ARC, supervising tutors, and providing academic counseling to students and related resources to faculty. Teaching responsibilities will include general studies and learning skills courses based on educational background and experience.

Education and experience required: Master's degree and two years' experience teaching mathematics, science, developmental education, and/or foreign language acquisition; or Master's degree in Counseling and one year of experience in counseling students with regard to academic issues including major selection, utilizing academic resources to maximize academic success, and balancing school and personal life demands. Preferred qualifications include experience with development or delivery of technology-mediated tutoring services. A competitive salary is offered along with a comprehensive benefit program. For consideration, please click on wisconsinjobs and submit a letter of interest, resume and three current letters of recommendation. Applicant review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information on Lakeland College, please visit our web site at

Online App. Form:

Renewable FT at Sterling College, KS

PHYSICS, STERLING COLLEGE, STERLING, KS.  A full-time faculty position is available beginning August 1, 2013.  All faculty members are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in leadership and in the integration of faith into every aspect of life and learning. Responsibilities, qualifications and application information can be viewed at by viewing the Application Process for Full-Time Faculty Employment.
(Editor's note: Sterling College does not award tenure)

3 Lectureships at Towson Univ, MD

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences invites applications for three full-time positions in physics and astronomy for Academic Year 2013-2014 at the level of Lecturer.  One of these positions is a one year appointment, while the other provides the opportunity for annual renewal.  Lecturers are expected to teach 12 contact hours of undergraduate physics courses per semester. The primary duty will be to teach lower level introductory physics courses, however lecturers are also expected to contribute to the department goals in some other capacity.
Candidates are expected to have recent experience teaching introductory physics and strong communication skills. A PhD in physics or a closely related discipline is preferred. Experience in curriculum development, familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education, and research interests compatible with the department’s current research activities are desirable.  Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 2013 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.
 To apply, please submit:  cover letter; CV; names of three references.  Send via e-mail to David M. Schaefer at . Review of applications will begin immediately; the search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Towson University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Summer position for PER grad student in Washington DC

The American Physical Society and the PER Topical Group may be teaming up to sponsor a PER graduate student to work this summer at the US Department of Education in Washington DC.  You would work with the STEM education specialist there -- an opportunity to become familiar with and perhaps even influence important STEM education policy and funding issues.

If you are interested please contact Tyler Glembo at APS:

Non-TT at Georgia State University

Visiting Lecturer in Physics. Non-tenure track position to teach introductory physics courses.

 Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline required by August 2013 for Visiting Lecturers.

The department seeks individuals with a commitment to quality undergraduate education and effective teaching. Preference will be given to those with appropriate teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in physics education.

Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, official transcript, and statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Brian Thoms, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5060, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060 or by e-mail to

 Applications received by June 14, 2013 are assured full consideration. Position open until filled. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO institution. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups. An offer of employment is conditional upon background verification.

Non-TT at Northeast Community College

Northeast Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, nine-month Physical Science Instructor.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 14, 2013 Deadline Extended: May 31, 2013
(Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the Selection Committee’s discretion.)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

VAP at Beloit College, WI

The Beloit College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the fall semester of 2013. The courses to be taught include Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Introductory Astronomy; it is possible to be hired to teach only one of these courses.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Description: The Beloit College Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the fall semester of 2013.  The courses to be taught include Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Introductory Astronomy; it is possible to be hired to teach only one of these courses.  A Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field is expected; evidence of teaching ability in a liberal arts environment is required.  The Beloit College physics faculty work as a dynamic team with over two dozen physics majors in research areas of planetary astronomy, laboratory development, pattern formation, and chaos theory.  The department seeks a colleague that shares in our commitment to collaborative work with students and innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a liberal arts environment, and will actively participate in our recruitment and retention efforts for under-represented groups in physics.  To apply send a statement of interest, a current CV, and then arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Doreen Dalman (  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  Please direct questions to Paul Stanley, Chair of Physics and Astronomy,
    Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit College is a highly selective liberal arts college of approximately 1,250 students from 48 states and 40 countries.  The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty.  Recognized as one of the Colleges that Change Lives, Beloit is committed to the educational benefits of diversity in our learning community and encourages all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.  AA/EEO employer.

2 Lectureships at Texas A&M, College Station

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University invites applications for two positions at the rank of lecturer.  Each position requires completion of an earned Ph.D. in physics or a related field, with specialization in physics education research (PER).  The successful candidates will assume full teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate level, with one candidate leading innovative pedagogical efforts and the other coordinating recitations and training and supervising recitation instructors.
Each applicant should submit the following items via e-mail (as .doc, .docx, or .pdf attachments only, please) to
*     cover letter indicating interest in the PER positions
*     vita
*     publication list
*     teaching statement (maximum five pages)
*     the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three referees
Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  The university is further dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Note: an advance notice for these opening was posted here

1-yr Instructor at Rice University, Houston, TX

Wiess Instructorship in Physics and Astronomy
The Physics and Astronomy Department at Rice University invites applications for a one-year instructorship position teaching introductory physics, commencing July/August 2013.  The teaching load is equivalent to two courses per semester.  There would also be opportunities to develop innovative teaching methods and pursue independent research or collaborations with existing research programs (see web page  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, and a list of publications as a single PDF file, and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: with subject line "Wiess Instructorship" (pdf format preferred), or by postal mail to Wiess Instructorship Search, c/o Valerie Call, Physics and Astronomy Department-MS61, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892. Applicants must have a PhD and be eligible to work in the U.S. Rice University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

TT, William Woods University, MO

William Woods University is seeking an Assistant Professor in Physics for a full-time, tenure-track position, with an anticipated starting date of August 2013.  Responsibilities include teaching one section of Physics including laboratory each semester, along with two other general education science courses (12 contact hours total).  Other responsibilities will include advising, committee work, and professional development, as well as the ability to attract and motivate students. Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in Physics or Science Education with a Physics emphasis.  A strong record of effective teaching is also desired. For more information go to:

Lab Manager, Edgewood College, WI

Lab Manager

Edgewood College is seeking a Laboratory Manager for the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the Colleges strategic plan of inclusion.


Among other duties, the Lab Managers responsibilities include:
overseeing laboratory and classroom demonstration preparations
serving as Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO) for Edgewood College
hiring, training, and supervising student laboratory assistants
maintaining chemical and equipment inventories
managing the budget of the Chemistry, Geoscience, and Physics Department
collaborating with facilities and environmental health and safety for maintenance of fume hoods, air-handling systems, deionized water systems, and other building operations, as well as managing laboratory waste

Necessary Education or Work Experience:

Bachelors degree in chemistry or a related field; masters degree preferred
Chemical Hygiene Officer (National Registry of Certified Chemists) certification or eligibility to take the exam
Relevant laboratory experience (minimum 5 years)

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Laboratory safety as required by the OSHA Laboratory Standard
Ability to train and supervise student lab assistants
Proper handling and storage of hazardous chemicals and waste
Use and maintenance of laboratory equipment and instrumentation

Required Technology Skills:

Overall Proficient skill-level in Microsoft Office, which includes: Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and basic computer concepts
Knowledge of SharePoint is a plus
Willingness and ability to learn new software

Other Qualifications:
Demonstrate multicultural competence the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways.

The candidate must actively support the mission of the college by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a letter of application, resume, and references to:
Edgewood College
Human Resources LAMN
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711

Equal Opportunity Employer

STEM Education Assistant Director @ East Carolina University

Position Number: 931555

The Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education within the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education in the College of Education, East Carolina University, is seeking applications and nominations for a twelve-month, stated definite term, full-time position to begin immediately. This position does not include a faculty appointment. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

The Assistant Director will assist the Center's Director with the management of the STEM Center
programs and/or other activities in which the Center participates. Specific duties and responsibilities fall under four broad areas: 1) Program Design and Coordination, including existing programs
such as Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics and the Advanced Placement Institute as
well as new programs that emerge; 2) Program Evaluation; 3) Public Outreach, including maintenance of the Center website; and 4) Supervision of student employees. Other responsibilities to be
assigned as needed.

Requires Master’s degree in (1) Education, with an emphasis in one of the STEM-related disciplines, 2) a STEM Discipline, OR 3) a Related Field; (2) Demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and/OR leadership in K-16 schools in one of the STEM disciplines; (3) Familiarity with K-16 school administration at the local, regional, and state level.

Preference given to candidates who possess: Familiarity with the STEM-related economic needs of eastern North Carolina; web design/maintenance expertise; program evaluation experience; or, grant proposal preparation and administration experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

Candidates must submit the following documents online at (1) a letter of application describing academic background, specific skills, and experiences relevant to the position; and, (2) a current resume, and (3) a copy of all official transcripts.

Candidates must also arrange to have three original, signed current letters of reference sent to:
Dr. Angelo Collins, Search Chair and Director, Center for STEM Education, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education, College of Education, 352 Flanagan Building, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Screening will begin June 18, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts required upon employment. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Visit this job posting at:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Astro Lab Manager at FIU FL

The Department of Physics ( at Florida International University invites applications for a position of Astronomy Lab Manager to begin February 4, 2013. Candidates with a Master’s degree will be given special consideration. A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Astronomy or related area is also preferred. Candidates should have experience in astronomy and possess organizational and supervisory skills, and be familiar with pedagogical methods. The successful candidate will be in charge of the introductory astronomy laboratories, including updating, maintaining, and implementing laboratory exercises, training and supervising graduate teaching assistants, and providing oversight of the laboratory sections taught by graduate teaching assistants. Familiarity with telescopes and related equipment is desired. Interested candidates should apply online at and reference Position No. 505207. Please include a resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for three potential references, and a statement describing relevant experience. Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
• Operates, repairs and performs routine maintenance on observatory equipment including telescopes, eyepieces, filters and CCD cameras. Maintains an inventory of lab equipment.
•Develops and fabricates astronomy-related educational demonstration materials.
•Supervises the operation and arranges the schedule of the student observatory during night time observing hours. Answers students' questions regarding the astronomy lab courses. Ensures that messages for night labs are recorded daily by the specified time.
•Coordinates the teaching assignments of the teaching assistants each semester. Trains TAs on the use of telescopes and on identifying objects in the night sky. Instructs and prepares physics TAs on teaching astronomy indoor labs. Ensures that all TAs use a consistent set of policies and procedures regarding labs. Performs TA evaluations.
•Prepares and processes paperwork associated with the outdoor labs.
•Orders and stores all equipment, and maintains contacts with equipment vendors. Monitors the equipment budget and prepares an annual report for the Chair. Maintains computers and lab equipment and selects and installs new software. Stays up to date on new products and developments.
•Creates lab manuals, stays up to date with the revision process. This includes selection of and working with the publisher and an editor and following the manuals from rough draft to final printing. Orders the manuals for the bookstore.
•Organizes regular meetings with the TAs and adjuncts to provide an opportunity to express concerns about and give suggestions for the laboratory exercises.
•Adapts labs to the new state of the art laboratory facility in the Stocker AstroScience Center.
•Conducts trial teaching of astronomy laboratories to graduate TAs and adjuncts for training purposes, or to test new exercises to see where deficiencies are and to provide input for lab manual improvements or revisions. Works on converting the manuals to electronic versions. Regularly attends labs taught by TAs to critique their teaching and give them ideas on better teaching methods and material comprehension.
•Maintains astronomy lab Web pages on both Apple and Windows operating systems.
•Assists astronomy faculty in improvement and refurbishment of astronomy labs. Provides support for observatory improvements.
•Assists in organizing and provides technical support for public outreach programs.
•Assists in organizing and provides technical support for public programs, open houses and special observatory tours.
•Provides support to the student astronomy group in the maintenance of its web page.
•Performs related duties as required or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Minimum Qualifications:
•Ability to work some evening work schedules as late as 11:00 pm.
Desired Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s preferred.
•Previous experience in a physics laboratory.
•Working knowledge of Astronomy.
Salary: $39,000-$44,000, commensurate with experience.
For more information or to apply, please visit us at and reference Job Opening ID# 505207.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

FT Instructor, Houston CC

Responsibilities: Teaching:
Demonstrate skill and/or knowledge in teaching discipline.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Develop and use a syllabus for each course within college, discipline, and departmental guidelines and submit one copy to the department chair.

Plan, develop, and use a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles.

Evaluate students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and inform them of their progress in the course in a timely manner.

Keep accurate student records and submit related reports and forms within requested timelines.

Review, evaluate, and recommend student textbooks and learning materials.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Use equipment and facilities responsibly and courteously. Where appropriate, assist the chair with the routine maintenance of instructional laboratories.

Demonstrate competence and interest in the use of technology in the classroom and willingness to explore new instructional methodologies.

Academic Advising:
Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods. Provide advice and assistance to students regarding instructional or program-specific issues.

Make presentations on a particular academic field or program - its subject matter, objectives, opportunities for further study (transfer opportunities), and opportunities for work (co-ops, part-time, work-study) and careers, special clubs and activities available, support services, scholarships, etc.

Create and maintain a website dedicated to the types of information specified in bullet three.

Work with Chair to take on appropriate academic advising activities as needed by the College and Department. (For examples, please refer to the HCC Faculty Workload Guidelines).

Professional Development:
Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the department chair.

Keep pace with developments in the discipline.

Learn and apply technologies that support student learning.

Participate in the evaluation process for self, department, and college.

Institutional and Community Service:
Participate in scheduled institutional service activities including opening week events, conference days, and commencement exercises.

Participate in discipline committee or program meetings and activities.

Actively participate in department, college or system meetings and/ or committees.

Be familiar with and adhere to all policies and procedures of HCCS.

Participate in college-related activities such as student activities, selection of faculty, community education, recruitment of students, and/or special programs.

Participate in business and/or student activities and/or community activities that foster goodwill and promote the mission of HCCS.

Participate in activities required to maintain program and college accreditation standards.

Participate in the HCCS planning process by assisting in the formulation of departmental objectives and goals and in establishing budget priorities.

Review, evaluate, and revise program curricula and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines and requirements of business/ industry, and higher education.

Assist in the articulation of courses and programs with secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Other duties may be assigned.

Education Requirements: Must have completed at least eighteen (18) graduate hours in Physics and hold a Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning (official transcript(s) conferring degree must accompany the application).
NOTE: Photocopy of college transcript showing degree conferred must be submitted with application for consideration. OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF EMPLOYMENT. Copies of all relevant transcripts must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application A Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.

Experience Requirements: Minimum of one (1) year of college level teaching experience preferred.
NOTE: Part-time experience will be counted as half of full-time experience; for example, two (2) years of part-time experience will equal one (1) year of full-time experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Willing and able to teach day or evening classes at a number of sites around the city.

Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required, including Blackboard Vista, or similar online software.

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population.

Possess good organizational and planning skills.

Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment.

Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others.

Special Instructions: To be considered, copies of all relevant transcripts showing that your degree was conferred, must be submitted with your application, on or before the closing date. Transcript copies may be submitted in one of three ways: (1) by mail (2) by fax or (3) by electronic attachment to your online application. Electronically scanning transcripts and attaching them as a "pdf" documents to your application ensures that the transcript becomes a part of your online account and is readily available for attachment to subsequent applications throughout HCCS.

A completed Transcript Transmittal Coversheet must accompany all faxed or mailed transcripts received in the Human Resources Employment Services Office. A link to this form is located on the home page blue menu to the right of these instructions. HR Employment Services Fax # is (713) 718-8641.

Current HCCS employees with transcripts on file may request (in person) copies from the Human Resources Records Department, located at 3100 Main, 3rd Floor.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application packet is complete including relevant transcripts for every position you apply for. Please read each Job Requisition/Job Posting before applying for each position. If you do not understand the employment process or have any questions, contact Employment Services at  (713) 718-8565 .

Please do not send un-requested materials or portfolios. If a portfolio is requested, it will be listed on the Job Requisition/Job Posting or the hiring committee will make the request when arranging for an interview.

Application Information

Contact: Houston Community College System
Online App. Form:

NTT Pre-Med Math and Physics, Xavier Univ School of Medicine, Aruba

Xavier University School of Medicine is an accredited medical school, located on the beautiful island of Aruba. The school was founded to train students in medicine via a U.S. based curriculum. The entire focus of our program is to ensure students enter U.S. residency programs as competent physicians. We are please to announce the following new faculty position:
Physics/ Mathematics Professor 
M.D./ Ph.D. preferred & must have prior medical school teaching experience. Competitive salary and benefit package will be provided.

Postal Address: Xavier University School of Medicine
1000 Woodbury Road Ste. 109
Woodbury, NY 11797
Phone: 516-333-2224
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

NTT at Penn State Harrisburg

Physics: Penn State Harrisburg, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Senior Lecturer/Lecturer position in Physics effective August 2013. The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad range of undergraduate Physics, Astronomy, and/or Earth Science courses and laboratories. In addition, all full-time faculty are expected to engage in scholarly activities, participate in University/College/Program and professional service activities, and advise undergraduate students. The minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related discipline plus relevant experience. Preference will be given to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in college teaching. Information about the College may be found at This is a fixed-term appointment eligible for continuation. Applicants should submit current curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a personal statement of teaching philosophy to Physics Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy J. Guy, Director of Human Resources, Penn State Harrisburg, Box CHR-39576, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898 or via e-mail to Position is open until filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Several TT at Edinboro Univ of PA


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania seeks on-line (only) applications for several Full-time Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Physics & Technology (Position #35011141) to begin August 2013. Preference will be given to applicants with a PhD in experimental physics with four years of teaching experience. Applications will be accepted at Application review will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate is identified. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. For more information concerning these positions, application procedures and the university, visit

Astro Instructor, USC, Columbia SC

Job Description The University of South Carolina Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a non-tenure-track position as an Instructor with a start date of August 16, 2013. This is a nine-month position with the possibility of extra compensation for summer teaching, subject to availability of funds. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding. The duties of this position are to teach up to three 200-level physics courses during each calendar year; plan and conduct observatory and planetarium exercises for students in the university's astronomy courses, including daily set-up and tear-down of the equipment for these exercises; maintain the inventory of telescopes and other equipment in the observatory; plan and implement upgrades to the observatory's instrumentation; maintain the observatory's website; and conduct community outreach activities, including coordination of weekly public observing sessions. The Melton Memorial Observatory houses seven telescopes with apertures ranging between 16" and 8", a 60 mm H-α Solar Telescope, 80 mm and 127mm Apochromatic Refractors, and a 152 mm H-α/Ca-K Telescope, along with CCD imagers and auto-guiders. Minimum Qualifications This position requires a Master's degree in physics or astronomy or in a closely related discipline. Candidates should be capable of lifting and manipulating bulky objects weighing as much as 20 kg. Preferred Qualifications Prior experience in observational astronomy will be an advantage.


Instructor or TT or T @ East Carolina University in Science Ed

Position Number: 931591

The Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education is seeking applications and nominations for a nine-month, full-time, fixed-term faculty position in the College of Education, East Carolina University, to begin August 12, 2013. Rank/Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Responsibilities will include teaching multiple sections of graduate and/or undergraduate science education courses; curriculum development and planning with other faculty; attending curricular meetings in the secondary education program; assisting other faculty with recruitment and retention; supervising teacher research projects for online degree programs; and, evaluation of science degrees and concentration programs. Provide service to the university, community, and profession.

Requires: Master’s degree in Science Education or Related Field, with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in science education for the teaching instructor; requires appropriate doctorate degree for teaching assistant/associate professor; demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and leadership in science education; and North Carolina teaching license or eligibility for licensure.

Strong preference given to candidates with PhD/EdD in Science Education; three or more years teaching secondary science; experience designing, teaching, and evaluating online courses; experience advising graduate students; active participation in professional organizations, such as NARST, ASTE, and NSTA. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

Candidates must submit the following documents online at (1) a letter of application describing academic background, specific skills, and experiences relevant to the position, including professional development with teachers; (2) a current vita; and (3) a copy of all official transcripts.

Candidates must also arrange to have three original, signed current letters of reference sent directly to: SCIE Search Chair, Department of Mathematics, Science, and Instructional Technology Education, College of Education, Flanagan 352, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858.

Screening will begin June 18, 2013, and continue until position is filled.  Official transcripts required upon employment.  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2 NTT lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University

Job Summary:
2 Openings for Full-time, One-year temporary (non-tenure track) faculty position, Lecturer rank.
Positions starts: August 1, 2013
Excellence in teaching is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
Able to teach introductory physical science lectures, and introductory laboratories in physical science, physics, and astronomy.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's or Ph.D. Degree required in physics, astronomy, or a closely related field by appointment date. At least one year of college chemistry coursework also required for position 822040.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong background in teaching preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of position begins 05/30/2013 and is advertised as open until filled.

Required documents for a complete application:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
Submit as other document(s):
3. Statement of teaching philosophy

Additional Information: Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degree course work showing degrees earned, and three letters of recommendation, specific to the position, on official letterhead are required prior to on-campus interview.

Please mail to:
Dr. Ron Henderson,
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, MTSU Box 71
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

If you have position related questions, please contact Dr. Henderson at or 615-898-2130.
Application Information
Postal Address: Dr. Ron Henderson
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 71
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615.898.2130
Online App. Form:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Astronomy and Astrophysics Instructor at Maricopa CC

Job Summary:
Instructs students from diverse backgrounds in introductory astronomy. Possesses a thorough background in astronomy. Promotes student learning as the fundamental focus in the design, delivery, and evaluation of courses. Reviews and develops curriculum, organizes and prepares lecture and laboratory materials, and incorporates technology into both lecture and laboratory settings. Utilize planetarium in lecture and laboratory instruction. Engage in public outreach activities. Participates in department, college and district activities and committees. Actively engages in opportunities to enhance professional growth. Demonstrates a commitment to service excellence, innovation, student success, integrity and diversity in the performance of job duties.

Salary Range: $ 42,939.00 - $ 82,746.00
Location: Mesa Community College

Essential Functions
Supervises and instructs a diverse population of students in a classroom and/or lab setting; develops written syllabi/course outlines and course materials; evaluates knowledge of subject matter taught and monitors students' scholastic records; prepares and grades exams; develops and enhances knowledge of subject matter taught and individual training skills required to remain current with new trends and developments in the field and to promote the scholarship of teaching and learning through attendance at conferences, courses, seminars, and/or workshops; maintains office hours to assist and advise students; engages in the academic life of the college by participating in District wide and campus committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's degree in the teaching field, or a Master's in any teaching field with 24 upper division and/or graduate semester hours in the teaching field, or Master's in any teaching field with 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field.  EDU 250 Teaching and Learning in the Community Colleges or equivalent must be completed within two years of date of hire.

Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Astronomy or Astrophysics or Ph.D. in Physics with an emphasis in Astronomy or Astrophysics.
One (1) or more years experience of teaching introductory astronomy in a community college setting.
Experience engaging students using active learning strategies in both lecture and laboratory.
Experience working with and developing curriculum for underrepresented, non-traditional, and liberal-arts students.
Experience using telescopes for astronomical observations as well as using computer techniques in astronomy (simulation, data analysis, visualization, etc).
Experience using instructional technology in the classroom, laboratory, or in a distance learning format.
Special Working Conditions
May be required to teach evening and weekend classes. May be required to work at multiple locations.
Special Notes
Must upload unofficial college transcripts with application.

Application Information
Contact: Physical Science
Maricopa Community Colleges
Online App. Form: BL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId=13552 Community Colleges  Astronomy and Astrophysics

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lab Technician, Eastern illinois University

Physics Department Laboratory Technician Position

POSITION: The Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks qualified candidates for a laboratory technician position starting in August 2013, subject to available funding. This position will be ongoing and could be permanent for the right candidate.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 1st, 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility throughout the year is for setup and take down as well as maintenance and improvement of all laboratory related equipment for the Physics Department. This entails establishing the basic functionality of a wide array of science equipment, meshing schedules from all lab classes so there is no equipment usage conflict and guaranteeing that both the computer interfaced labs and the stand-alone laboratory stations are fully functional. Lecture demonstration equipment maintenance and setup are also required. Supervision of student help as well as developing a working relationship with diverse faculty is expected. Another responsibility is the management of a lab materials budget including identifying and purchasing equipment and supplies. Supervision of a well-equipped machine shop will be a part of the duties. Organization and attention to detail are critical in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Physics or related field by the time of appointment. A Master's degree in Physics or a related field is preferred. The highly competitive candidate will possess significant experience in a machine shop and experience in electronics maintenance and repair.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a brief statement of work experience and qualifications possessed for the position, names and contact info for three references, copies of transcripts, and a resume (all of which may be submitted electronically) sent to:
Dr. Steven Daniels, Chair
Physics Department
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin June 25, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

THE UNIVERSITY & DEPARTMENT: Eastern Illinois University is a comprehensive state university in a community of 20,000 in east central Illinois. Enrollment at the university is 10,000. EIU is dedicated to quality teaching in small class settings. Undergraduate physics at Eastern includes options in Physics, Applied Physics, Astronomy, Computational Physics, Engineering Physics, Radiation Physics, and Science with Teacher Certification Specialization in Physics. The Department has 8 full time faculty, approximately 70 Physics majors in the various options, and an active Pre-engineering program.

Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity-equal access/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to achieving a diverse community.

For more information about EIU Physics:

VAP, Emory & Henry College, VA

Emory & Henry College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 1, 2013. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.   The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment.  Experience in constructivist methodology, an interest in mentoring student researchers, and an expertise in applied physics will be valuable.  Qualified applicants will possess the earned doctorate, although ABDs will be considered.
Interested applicants may send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of academic/professional recommendation to Dr. David P. Haney, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 947, Emory, Virginia 24327-0947.  Application materials may be e-mailed to   Review of applications will begin June 15, 2013. Emory & Henry is an equal-opportunity employer.  Candidates from under-represented ethnic and racial groups are encouraged to apply. Website:

Researcher in Understanding Teaching Quality @ ETS

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

Some key responsibilities of the position are:
Take responsibility for conceptualizing, proposing, obtaining funding for, and directing moderately sized projects and/or assisting in major ones such as directing foundational research on the development and testing of new assessments for teaching, with initial emphasis on studies supporting the redesign of teacher licensure.  Small research and development projects typically have minimal budgets, few or no staff other than the project director, a timeline or a year or less, and a single deliverable that is relatively narrow in scope. Major projects have substantial budgets, involve the coordination of many individuals internal and possibly external to ETS, may run across years, and may produce multiple deliverables. Moderate projects fall in between these two types.

Be a key collaborator in generating or contributing to new knowledge or capability, and in applying that new knowledge and capability to existing and/or new ETS products and services. New knowledge may take the form of new or modified educational or psychological theories; new research methodology; new development methodology; new statistical, analytic or interpretative procedures; new test designs and item types; new approaches to scoring examinee responses; and new approaches to reporting. New capabilities include developing software to instantiate new and existing knowledge.
Document and disseminate the results of research and/or development projects through an emerging collection of publications and presentations. Publication includes peer-review journals, peer- review conference proceedings, patents, books and book chapters, and other print media. Presentation may be at international, national, or regional conferences, client meetings, and ETS seminars.
Required Experience:
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline is required.

Three years of progressively independent research and/or development experience focused on assessments for teaching, particularly related to studies that inform licensure, certification, and other policy-relevant questions and issues; teaching quality; teacher cognition; and/or teacher education.

To read more about this position and how to apply visit then click on career opportunities, then click on Search and Apply for Jobs to locate this specific position.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Physics and Astronomy lecturers at Ocean County College, NJ


The College Lecturer II will execute teaching responsibilities, student service responsibilities and administrative responsibilities under the direction of the Dean of the School. These administrative responsibilities will include evaluation and classroom observations of both full-time and adjunct teaching effectiveness, and the collection and evaluation of data and teaching materials related to Writing across the Curriculum, Learning Assessments and Program reviews.


A. Master's degree in applicable discipline
B. Two years teaching college level courses
C. Teaching experience to include courses aligned with discipline
D. Demonstrated knowledge of modern technology and its use in the classroom
E. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
F. Demonstrated ability to provide diverse teaching methods and learning styles
G. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and the ability to teach students from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds

A. Experience in distance education.
B. Teaching at a community college
C. One year experience evaluating teaching effectiveness
D. One year experience conducting classroom observations
E. One year experience working with budget management and grant writing
F. One year experience working on program development for a Planetarium
G. One year experience working with other faculty members and administrators, overseeing curriculum and extra-curriculum activities that utilize a Planetarium as a resource for students and the community
H. Willingness of co-chairing the advisory committee for the College's Planetarium
I. One year experience working with advertising and marketing for a Planetarium
J. One year experience supervising staff


Professional Duties:
A. Teach classes with the following credit assignments;
a.Fall Semester: twenty-one (21) credits
b.Spring Semester: twenty-one (21) credits
c.Summer Sessions: six (6) credits in the summer terms
d.variations or shifts of these credits may apply at the discretion of the Dean
B. Hold seven (7) office hours per week in the fall and spring semesters and three (3) per week in summer sessions
C. Advise students
D. Participate in:
a.Student learning outcomes and assessment activities
b.Accreditation activities
c.Discipline and school meetings
E. Active involvement with student engagement through;
a.The use of individual and group student discussion meetings
b.Regularly scheduled student tutoring and advising sessions
c.Student community service opportunities and learning through development, recruitment, supervision of students involved in service learning and community service opportunities
F. Effectively partner with Dean of Adjuncts to support the adjunct community with emphasis on conducting classroom observations, teaching evaluations, mentorship and recruitment of adjunct faculty
G. Perform classroom observations and teaching effectiveness evaluations of adjunct faculty
H. After two (2) years of service, perform classroom observations and teaching effectiveness evaluations of full time tenured and non-tenured faculty members, this time frame may be reduced if appropriate prior experience is demonstrated
I. Collect and evaluate data and teaching materials, including but not limited to, Writing Across the Curriculum, Learning Assessment, and Program Review
J. Author drafts of reports under the direction of the School Dean
K. Participate in curriculum development and revision
L. Develops programs for the College's Planetarium by working with the Advisory Committee and by co-chairing the Advisory Committee
M. Assists the administration in developing the Planetarium annual budget
N. Assists in marketing and advertising for Planetarium programs
O. Assists in grant applications
P. Performs other professional duties as directed and/or approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs (M.E.)

Application Information

Contact: Ms. Bridget Everett
Human Resources
Ocean County College
Phone:  732-255-0336 
Fax: (732) 255-0516
TDD:  732-255-0424 
Online App. Form:

Science Instructional Consultant, CRLT, UMich

Instructional Consultant in the Biological, Physical or Health Sciences

CRLT, University of Michigan - Greater Detroit Area

Job Description

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) seeks a faculty developer to work with instructors in the biological, physical, or health sciences and to consult on instructional technology. Candidates should have a PhD in the sciences, experience working with faculty or TAs from those disciplines, or research relevant to the sciences. Familiarity with clinical teaching is desirable. Applicants will be considered for either an Instructional Consultant title or an Assistant Director title, depending on level of experience.  
For a full description including instructions for applying, please visit

Desired Skills & Experience

Job requirements: PhD in hand; college teaching experience; faculty and/or TA development experience; background in the sciences or experience working with science instructors; comfort using a variety of instructional technologies; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; and strong oral and written communication skills. 
Desired qualifications: Familiarity with faculty/TA development and teaching at a large research university; familiarity with the literature on faculty/TA development and student learning.

Company Description

Founded in 1962, the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) was the first university teaching center.  CRLT supports the advancement of teaching and learning in all 19 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan. We are a highly collaborative and productive group, and we look forward to welcoming new staff to our team.  For information about CRLT, visit  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

Test Assessment Specialist, Science ETS, San Antonio TX and Princeton, NJ

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Educational Testing Service (ETS) is seeking Test Assessment Specialist in the area of Science for our San Antonio, TX location. The Test Assessment Specialist-Science will be responsible for developing test and related products in science and science education. They will also be focused on assembling tests or pools of questions to meet specification. The Test Assessment Specialist will work independently and as part of a team; may also work with outside experts in science. ETS test developers create some of the most well-known and widely used educational assessments in the world.
Test Creation
o    Write and review items for a variety of science tests, including tests used for college and graduate school admission; gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items; evaluate item acceptability after testing.
o    Participate in constructed-response scoring activities, including work with faculty consultants or state department staff.
o    Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers; help develop item writer training materials; assist with facilitation of item writer training meetings.
o    Assist in design and development of new assessments and innovative products and services; assist in development of test blueprints.
o    Assemble pretests, tests, and assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions.
o    Respond to irregularity reports and candidate inquiries, investigate possible copyright violations, and may review and make recommendations for security cases.
o    Assist client committees, including organizing meetings, recommending committee members, and explaining and summarizing analysis results.
o    Review and revise program publications and interpretive test preparation materials; participate in teacher training activities.
o    Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies.
o    Apply knowledge of item statistics to evaluation of items and assembly of tests.

o    Assist with test development activities as a member of one or more program teams, possibly as a member of a test creation team.
o    May serve on committees.

o    Assist in project direction; help implement item development plans; work on special development projects.
o    A Bachelor's degree in science or related field is required; Master's preferred.

o    Three years of increasingly responsible professional experience, including experience in educational measurement, applied statistics, teaching, or editing, are required.
o    Experience in teaching science, particularly at the secondary level
o    Experience in educational assessment and independent classroom teaching are highly desirable.
o    Experience in teaching with technology is preferred.
o    Comprehensive knowledge of science in order to develop tests in subject area and to serve as resource person for peers, committees, and clients is also required.
o    Knowledge of statistics and technology is desirable.

Annual salary starting at $55,000 for well-qualified candidates

Highly competitive rewards programs featuring:
o    Annual gain sharing bonus program
o    Comprehensive medical, prescription, dental, vision, life and other insurance options
o    9% employer retirement contributions
o    Generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and income protection benefits
o    Flexible work arrangements including full-time and part-time schedules, telecommuting, and remote work options (after orientation/training)
o    An intellectually stimulating work environment where innovation is nurtured and professional advancement is encouraged.