Friday, November 29, 2013

Lab technician at CUNY-LaGuardia CC

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9544

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of coursework. 
- Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories
- Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises, and with the use of  equipment and materials
- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards
- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities
- Manages equipment and materials inventories.
Job Title Name: College Laboratory Technician


College Laboratory Technician




The Department of Natural Science is seeking a College Laboratory Technician (Chemistry/Physics) to prepare chemicals and reagents for classes as well as perform basic maintenance of equipment and purchasing of supplies and chemicals. The CLT will also be required to participate in Departmental and College-wide committees as well as support college initiatives.
LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience.  Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.


Experience in the preparation of chemicals and reagents for Chemistry and Physics labs as well as the ability to work effectively with students and staff preferred.


Salary commensurate with experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID code 9544 or  College Laboratory Technician (Chemistry/Physics).  Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.




CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

TT at CUNY-La Guardia CC

Job Vacancy Notice

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Physics (Tenure Track)
Job ID: 9532
Location: LaGuardia Community College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Department of Natural Sciences, LaGuardia Community College, seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty vacancy in Physics at the Assistant Professor rank with an individual with a firm commitment to teaching and research. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate courses in one or more of the following areas: physics at all levels up to and including modern physics and introductory astronomy, calculus based general physics courses and laboratories, non-majors physical science course with laboratory, and other courses according to interest and need.

The appointee will participate in developing new courses and improving existing curriculum to meet the growing needs of the department. Development of a viable research program and grant writing is expected. Student mentoring is an important component of the duties of faculty and successful candidates will be required to develop research programs that will involve students. The duties also include effective participation in departmental, school, college and university-wide activities. LaGuardia emphasizes excellent teaching in a student-focused environment: candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to work with a diverse population.

The successful candidate will share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students' lives are transformed as family income increases by 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia, we imagine new ideas, create new curricula and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit to learn more.

The successful candidate must have an earned Ph.D. in Physics with excellent teaching credentials. Teaching experience is also required, preferably at the college level. Excellent communication skills as well as a record of ongoing scholarly achievement are important. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE: 1/24/2014


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

TT Elementary Science Specialist, UW-La Crosse

Posting Number: 0600684
Position Type: Faculty
Position: Assistant Professor - Elementary Science Specialist

Is this a Position of Trust?
(Defined as: Having access to vulnerable populations, property access, financial/fiduciary duties, and all executive positions)

Is this a Position of Trust with Access to Vulnerable Pops?
(Defined as: Position requires unsupervised or significant access to minors, under the age of 18 who are NOT enrolled or accepted for enrollment at a UW System Institution, and medical patients.)

Hiring Department/Unit and Programs: Educational Studies
College/Division: College of Liberal Studies

Job Summary/Basic Function: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, the School of Education, and the Department of Educational Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor, full time academic year, tenure-track position with expertise in elementary science instruction to begin Fall 2014. We seek colleagues who share the department's commitment to diversity and are dedicated teacher educators, active scholars, and mentors for students. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in preparation of teacher candidates for elementary science methodology and other STEM connections. Qualified candidates will also be responsible for student advisement, supervision of field experiences, engagement in research, and participation in service activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence as a teacher and advisor as well as develop an active research program.

This position includes teaching 12 credit hours per semester. The Teacher Education Program espouses an inclusive philosophy and provides preparation in general classroom and special education teaching licensures from birth through early adolescence. Successful candidates will bring knowledge and expertise in elementary science instructional methodologies, with preference given to those who also possess knowledge &/or expertise in elementary instructional methodologies in mathematics, literacy, and diversity-related topics, and/or other elementary content instruction. Knowledge and/or expertise in Professional Learning Communities (PLC), differentiation, progress monitoring, edTPA, and/or supervision of instruction are also preferred qualities.

A person in this position will prepare and teach 2-4 course preparations each semester. A person in this position will be expected to be fully engaged in a program of scholarly activity, including but not limited to presentations at conferences and publications in scholarly journals. A person in this position will be expected to participate in service activities at the Department, School of Education, and University levels.

Required qualifications: Ph.D./Ed.D. in elementary science education or related field by date of appointment and a minimum of three successful years of teaching experience in American public/private K-8 school settings.

Preferred qualifications: knowledge &/or expertise in elementary instructional methodologies in technology, social studies, mathematics, foundations, literacy, and/or diversity-related topics, and/or other elementary content instruction, experience with supervision of instruction, Professional Development Schools (PDS), progress monitoring, differentiated instruction, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), edTPA, blended learning, and an interest in student research.

About UW-La Crosse:

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.

UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are over 400 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

Posting Date:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
First review date: 01-17-2014

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For your Reference Contact Information document, please include the names, positions, email addresses and phone numbers of 5 professional references.

In the Unofficial Transcript field, please upload your unofficial graduate transcript(s).

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Ali, Search and Screen Co-Chair, at

Monday, November 25, 2013

FT Physics/Engineering, Kishwaukee College, IL

Physics/Engineering Faculty

Math, Science, and Business Division

Reports to:

Steven Squier


The instructor will have the opportunity to teach a variety of general education physics (algebra and calculus-based) and sophomore-level engineering courses to both science and non-science majors, including associated laboratory sections. The successful candidate should be able to work with students from a wide range of academic preparedness and collaborate with other faculty in professional activities. The normal teaching load is 17 contact hours (3-4 courses) per semester, which will include some evening classes. Candidates must exhibit an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body.
• Actively supporting course and program assessment
• Contributing to departmental, campus and college efforts to ensure student success
• Promote the philosophy, mission, and vision of Kishwaukee College
• Provide engaging, enthusiastic, and student-centered teaching to community college students
• Establish a professional classroom atmosphere that encourages mutual respect and civil engagement
• Contribute to a collegial, collaborative, and positive attitude to the college campus
• Understand and convey the essentials of the course discipline that students should master
• Maintain high academic standards while demonstrating equitability and fairness
• Work successfully and productively in a team environment with full time faculty
• Perform the necessary duties of an instructor to ensure quality instruction
- Establish productive and supportive communication with students
- Prepare the course syllabus following the college-approved format and course content
- Be organized and conduct classes in accordance with the published class schedule
- Evaluate student progress through regularly scheduled assessments/exams
- Promptly return graded work to students and maintain student grade records
- Maintain a required office schedule
•Participate in professional development activities
•Assist in curriculum development as necessary
•Advise students as appropriate


The instructor will demonstrate a commitment to education and a willingness to teach a broad range of both physics and engineering courses (including Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, and Circuit Analysis) in the College’s general education and engineering transfer programs. This full-time faculty member is also responsible for preparing and delivering instruction for 21st century learners and assessing student learning outcomes as appropriate to ensure academic quality. The candidate will be an engaged learning facilitator/instructor who will utilize a range of teaching and learning strategies to foster active learning and student success, which contributes to the fulfillment of the College's strategic goals. The instructor is expected to participate in activities or on committees that contribute to success of students.
Master's Degree in Physics or Engineering or a related field. Demonstration of a commitment to community college goals and philosophy. Must communicate effectively in spoken and written English.
Bachelor’s degree in the complementary field (Physics or Engineering) highly desirable, along with a strong mathematical background. Community college teaching experience preferred. Prior experience in development of curricula in physics and/or engineering at the community college level is strongly recommended. Background or industrial experience in practical aspects of engineering, while not requires, is also strongly recommended. Applicants should be willing to teach using alternative delivery methods.
Sufficient content knowledge within the teaching discipline to effectively teach students what they must learn.
Ability to stand and lecture for extended periods of time.

Application Process:

Please submit in a complete package, the application form (available online in .PDF or Word format), cover letter addressing the skills listed above, current resume, copies of transcripts and certifications, and submit contact information for three (3) professional references:
Human Resources
Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road
Malta, IL 60150
Fax: 815-825-2091
Application forms are available in the Business Office or download from the College website. (available in PDF or Word format)
If you have specific questions about the position, please email Steven Squier, or call 815-825-2086
If you are a qualified applicant with a disability needing reasonable accommodations to ensure an equal opportunity in applying for this position, please contact John Acardo, at 815-825-2086, ext. 2200, or TTY at 815-825-9106. Reasonable and timely accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will be made upon documented request by the employee.
Kishwaukee College celebrates, values, and affirms a diverse workforce and enthusiastically encourages persons from diverse groups to apply.

TT at King's College, PA

[Editor's note: this position has potential for dual career seekers, since King's College is about 10 miles away from Misericordia University, which announced a TT open position this fall as well ]

King's College seeks an Assistant Professor of Physics. This tenure track position begins fall 2014 and will be responsible for teaching introductory and advanced physics courses and will occasionally teach general education courses as a part of the College's core curriculum. Interested candidates should be committed to teaching at an institution where the liberal arts are emphasized, be prepared to develop a research program suitable for the inclusion of undergraduate science majors, and be committed to growing our new physics major and 3+2 Engineering program. A Ph.D. in a related discipline is required by fall 2014; prior postdoctoral or college teaching experience is beneficial. The successful candidate will also support the Holy Cross Mission and Catholic identity of the College.

Send a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests involving undergraduates, academic transcripts, and three reference letters to Physics Search Committee, Academic Affairs Office, King's College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. No electronic applications will be accepted. Only complete applications will be reviewed. The position is open until filled; evaluation of candidates will begin December 16, 2013.

King's College is a private, Catholic, teaching college of the liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross. The College serves over 2400 full-time, part-time, undergraduate, and graduate students. A rigorous core curriculum provides the foundation for all majors. The College is located on a small urban campus in Wilkes-Barre, on the edge of the Pocono Mountains. King's College is committed to equal opportunity in the admission of students, the administration of its education programs and activities, and for employees and applicants for employment without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability in accordance with applicable laws. EOE

FT at Red Rocks CC, CO

Faculty - Physics

Start Date: Fall Semester 2014

Location: Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado

Salary: $41,504 - 43,504 depending on education and experience.

Application Close Date: Open until filled.

Applications received in RRCC Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. MST on January 03, 2014 will be given first preference.

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, deliver y 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.

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 use dates), (2) A cover letter, (3) A resume or CV, (4) Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required for the position finalist).

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 quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes and backgrounds. For many of our 15,000 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.

Please follow this link for an application:

Application documents may be emailed 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

Friday, November 22, 2013

1-year Position at Berea College, KY

The Physics Program at Berea College invites applications for a one-year position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2014. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics, be an experimentalist, possess a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education, and be skilled in the ability to actively engage undergraduate students in research. Previous college-level teaching experience is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities may include a variety of undergraduate physics courses at all levels of the curriculum as well as contributions to the General Education Program of the College.

The Physics Program includes three full-time faculty members, is home to the 3-2 Pre-Engineering program, and graduates an average of three physics majors per year. The faculty at Berea College is dedicated to excellent undergraduate teaching and robust research, particularly with students. Facilities include an x-ray diffraction lab, Mössbauer spectrometer, time-of-flight mass spectrometer, magnetometer, and fully equipped labs for both optics and electronics.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of a research program that would involve undergraduate collaborators, and three letters of recommendation to Consideration of applicants will begin in early February, and continue until the position is filled.

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 60 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. The college admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a four-year tuition scholarship. Berea's students excel in the College's supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of seven federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a labor position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Graduates distinguish themselves in a variety of fields, including social service, government, ministry, the arts, business, education, medicine, and science, and many go on to earn graduate degrees.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 14,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

TT at Harper College Palatine IL

Job Description: Full-time, tenure track position in the Physics program. Preferred candidates will demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and strong knowledge of microcomputer based labs and lab development. Ability to teach in astronomy is a plus.

Duties of Position: Maintains highest possible standards of classroom instruction. Applies innovative teaching and learning pedagogies; demonstrates understanding of unique needs of physics transfer students.

Education Requirements: A Master's degree in Physics is required. PhD preferred.

Experience Requirements: Post secondary teaching experience is required. Two years of community college teaching experience is preferred. Teaching responsibilities beyond those typical of a teaching assistant is preferred.

Special Requirements: A file is not complete until the following materials are submitted directly to the online application:
* Cover letter
* CV/Resume
* Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
* A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching
philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, your experience with curriculum and on-line course development and how you use instructional technology. **
** Attach this statement under "Contribution Statement/Teaching Philosophy" **
*** Please attach all documents directly to your application. If you have difficulty attaching documents, you may send documents via email to or hard-copy to the HR/Recruitment Office , Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067 ***
Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before January 27, 2014.
* Official transcripts required upon hire.
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
Employment Sponsorship is not available

Harper College, a dynamic community college located in Chicago's northwest suburbs, enrolls over 25,000 students of all ages, is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

VAP at James Madison U, VA

Cover Letter
Other Document #1
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Teaching Philosophy  
Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Physics and Astronomy  
Instructional Faculty - Full Time  
Commensurate with experience  
James Madison University invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position beginning the 2014-2015 academic year in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek candidates with an earned Ph.D. in astronomy or physics. The appointment is initially for one year with a possibility for renewal.  
The department has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 120 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. The successful candidate will teach introductory physics or physical science for non-science majors. Additional duties may include conducting general physics or introductory electronics laboratories. Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching courses relevant to the position are required. Opportunity will be provided to pursue scholarly activities.  
- Ph.D. in Physics or Astronomy

- A demonstrated interest and ability in teaching courses relevant to the position is required.  
Please attach an electronic copy of your Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Statement of Your Research Goals (requested as "Other Document #1").

The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an e-mail requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.  
100032-Physics Department  
Open Until Filled
Full Time  
Faculty Profile  
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive educational community.  

FT at North Idaho College, Spring 2014

Instructor in Physics (Special Appointment)
Tracking Code
Job Description

As a member of the Physics Department in the Division of Natural Sciences (, the physics instructor will provide instruction in approximately four courses per semester. The teaching assignment may be selected from the following courses: Phys 101, Phys 103, Phys 111, Phys 112, Phys 211, Phys 212 ( Depending on a candidate’s academic degrees the teaching assignment could include selected mathematics and/or engineering courses.

The Department: The Physics department is a small department consisting of two full time faculty members and one part time instructor.  The Physics department serves majors in physics, engineering, and math.  The Physics department’s small class sizes, supportive faculty and facilities provide an excellent learning environment for all physics students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Teaches a minimum of 15 equivalent credit hours per semester as assigned and maintains additional weekly contractual hours, including a minimum of five office hours, five campus hours and five discretionary hours divided between office and campus hours for a total of 30 hours on campus per week
  • Order materials and set up labs
  • Utilizes non-traditional delivery methods including Internet and IVC
  • Becomes familiar with the assigned textbook(s), prepares class presentations and handouts for electronic distribution, and prepares a syllabus for each course
  • Prepares, gives, and grades tests and homework and delivers grades to the registrar on time
  • Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplishing teaching and advising responsibilities
  • Advises students using the recommended procedures as outlined in the College Advising Handbook
  • Identifies student-learning outcomes; develops process and tools for assessment; incorporates results in order to modify instruction and materials in general education, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues
  • Participates in student recruitment, curriculum development, and serves on college committees
  • Provides mentorship for adjunct faculty and orients associate faculty as needed
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings
  • Participates in professional development activities
  • Cultivates effective public relations with various community agencies/service providers and/or educational partners
  • Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • May teach evenings and/or weekends

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties.

Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master’s in physics. Individuals with a Bachelor’s in physics and a Master’s in engineering may be considered. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds. Prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to successfully recruit students into physics.
  • Proven dynamic classroom leadership and the ability to foster enthusiasm in students.
  • Highly motivated with the vision and ability to expand the physics program.
  • Experience teaching non-majors fundamentals of physical science classes as well as general physics and physics for engineers preferred.
  • Ability to set up and use physics and astronomy equipment preferred.
  • Proficiency in the set-up and use of alternate delivery methods (e.g., Internet and inter-active video) preferred.
  • Proven leadership qualities and abilities preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and  Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level. 
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier

Physical Demands
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use fingers and hands to keyboard or type and handle materials. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles or blood-borne pathogens and contaminants, blood-borne pathogens, or other health threats.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Click here to view the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Applicant is responsible for reading and following the application instructions to ensure successful application submittal.



It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure they have submitted all required materials, as listed below. Following application submittal, applicant can login via the Modify Your Application link (to the right) to view application profile:

1) Completed online profile (Steps 1-8 in application system) 

UPLOADED IN STEP 5 OF PROFILE - Letter of interest which addresses your qualifications for this position (please do not combine letter with resume).

UPLOADED IN STEP 5 OF PROFILE - Resume (please do not combine resume with letter). 

UPLOADED IN STEP 5 OF PROFILE - Unofficial Transcripts showing highest degree.  Official transcripts will be required upon hire. If you do not have your transcripts in electronic format for uploading, you may fax them to 208-769-7786 with a cover page that includes the position title. 

2) Upon request, you may be asked to complete the NIC E-Application Form.       This request (if made) will come to you via e-mail.

Location:  Seiter Hall 

Opening Date:  November 22, 2013 

Closing Date:  All materials must be received by Noon, December 6, 2013 

Anticipated Starting Date:  January 6, 2013 

Salary:  Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and placement on the North Idaho College Faculty Salary Structure.   Excellent benefits, including retirement.    

Work Schedule: 100% of full-time, special appointment position for Spring 2014 only.

Job Location
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Position Type

Thursday, November 21, 2013

TT at SUNY-New Paltz

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the State University of New York at New Paltz, a comprehensive college in the Hudson Valley, is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in physics to begin in Fall, 2014.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and teaching of courses for the general education curriculum that focus on current events and/or challenges that involve physics.
~ The minimum qualification for this position is an earned doctorate in physics or a related area. ABD candidates with a firm defense date may be considered.
~ Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and student success.
~ Candidates must show evidence of the ability to implement a research program in any area of experimental physics such as materials science, biophysics, condensed matter physics, optics, acoustics, that can be carried out at SUNY New Paltz and successfully involve undergraduates.
~ An interest in interdisciplinary research with other departments and/or the ability to contribute to our efforts in 3-D printing would be especially welcome.
Contact Information:
The electronic application should be emailed to and should include:
·Curriculum vitae
·Research proposal ( maximum of 5 pages)
·Statement of teaching philosophy (1 - 2 pages)
·Electronic copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts can be sent initially however official transcripts will be required before interviews take place)
In addition, the candidates should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent via mail to:
Chair, F13-41 Search Committee
Department of Physics and Astronomy
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561
Please note Search #F13-41 on all materials submitted. Application review begins January 5, 2014.
Applications accepted until position is filled; priority given to applications received by 1/5/14.
Other important information about this vacancy:
Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report") at

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Two PostDocs in Physics/Science Education @ FIU

Institution:   Florida International University
STEM Transformation Institute
Miami, Florida
Deadline:    Open until filled
Salary:      Commensurate with experience
Description: The STEM Transformation Institute and the Physics Education Research Group at Florida International University seeks two postdoctoral researchers in physics education, engineering education, science education, or a closely related field.  The first position starts in January 2014 and is particularly allotted for work on an ongoing NSF funded research project involving analysis of case studies of high school physics classes, implementing experimental studies within similar classes, and designing a professional development course for high school physics teachers.  The responsibilities of the successful applicant will include coordination and participation in all aspects of the research including presenting/publishing findings.  A second postdoctoral research position beginning in August 2014 is for integrating network analysis techniques with qualitative and behavioral analyses in the study of physics student retention and persistence. More information about the STEM Transformation Institute can be found at and for the Physics Education Group at
Eligibility: We will consider PhD graduates with expertise in education research (and strong content background in science/physics/engineering) or traditional areas of STEM research (particularly network science) who have experience in conducting education research.
Application: Please electronically submit a letter of interest, CV, brief statement of research interests, 1-2 publication reprints, and names of 3 references to
Florida International University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

VAP at Union College NY

We invite applications for Visiting Assistant Professor starting in September 2014. This position is available for up to three years, contingent on satisfactory performance. Applicants should have some teaching experience and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Union is a highly selective, small (2200 students) liberal arts college with an engineering program, located in the Capital District of New York State, a region heavily engaged in science and R&D. The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( includes eleven full-time faculty in a variety of fields including astronomy, astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, environmental physics, nuclear physics, materials science, statistical mechanics, and art restoration research. Union College is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce. Applicants should send a detailed curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Lynnette R. Stec, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Union College, Schenectady, NY 12308 (Email: We will begin the review of applications on March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

12-Month Instructional Position, Univ of Buffalo NY

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit: https://

Position Summary:
Responsibilities of this 12-month position include:
-- supervision of all 'Finish In Four' laboratory sections.
-- teaching Advanced Lab (PHY407/PHY551 and PHY408/PHY552)
-- teaching Modern Physics Lab (PHY307A and PHY307B) -- teaching and coordinating labs for Descriptive Astronomy, PHY121/PHY122
-- updating lecture demonstrations
-- overseeing lab instruction in the Department, supervising TAs and Lab instructional personnel, conducting assessment of lab instruction and identifying problem areas.
-- supervising lab courses during the summer sessions and special summer programs.

Candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or related area).

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Physics (or related area).

Preferred Qualifications:
University teaching experience (including as a graduate student) and evidence of experimental expertise are preferred.

FTE: 1.00

The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

Monday, November 18, 2013

TT at Rockford U, IL

Rockford University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in physics starting August 2014. A PhD or ABD in experimental physics required. Combined responsibility for introductory and some advanced level physics is required. Also, teaching some mathematics and/or computer science courses is possible, with the potential to expand the current minor in physics. Strengthening the physics laboratory program is an important task. Prior full-time college teaching experience is highly preferred. Enthusiasm for teaching in a small-university liberal arts setting is essential.

Candidates for the position should send their applications electronically consisting of
  • a cover page,
  • a recent and detailed curriculum vitae,
  • a teaching statement documenting teaching effectiveness,
  • a research statement proposing a research program viable at a small liberal arts university and accessible to undergraduates,
  • all related transcripts graduate and undergraduate, AND
  • have three letters of recommendation sent (at least 2 letters should address the applicant's ability to teach effectively) separately to
Application deadline: January 15, 2014. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Mehmet Dik, Chair, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Founded in 1847, Rockford University is an independent, liberal arts institution dedicated to teaching. It is located in Rockford, IL, a city of 150,000 people about 85 miles northwest of Chicago. The university offers bachelor degree programs in over two dozen majors, masters programs in teaching and business, and educational programs for the citizens of our community. Rockford University is one of only twelve institutions in Illinois with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

TT at Rhode Island College

Position Overview:
The Physical Sciences Department at Rhode Island College consists of 5 physicists, 8 chemists, 2 earth scientists and 1 science educator and offers undergraduate degrees in both chemistry and physics. In the physics and physical sciences programs we teach a wide range of students, including traditional physics majors, physics majors with an interest in secondary education and students interested in middle school science and elementary education. We also provide service courses for biology, mathematics, radiation technology majors and the general education population. We have a strong commitment to engaging undergraduates in research with the majority of our students participating in some research while they are at the College. We are looking for a candidate with research interests that complement the existing strengths of the department in condensed matter physics, materials physics and statistical mechanics.  
Division: Rhode Island College  
Section: Academic Affairs  
Unit (College Department) Physical Sciences Department  
Position Status: Continuing - Tenure Track  
Full Time  
Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions:

-Teach undergraduate physics and physical science courses.
-Advise majors on program requirements and research opportunities.
-Engage in scholarly research and professional activities.
-Mentor undergraduate research students.
-Serve on college and departmental committees.
-Develop experimental laboratory exercises for introductory and upper-level courses.

Occasional Job Functions:
-Teach other courses as appropriate.
-Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair.
Duties and Responsibilities - continued:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Possess effective technical, oral and written communications and management/organizational skills.
-Possess the ability to successfully work with students and colleagues.
-Posses a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research.
Required Qualifications:

Education: Ph.D. in Physics

Experience: Demonstrated teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred: Willingness to adopt a leadership role.  
Civil Service List?
If there is a list, only laterals (employees with the same title) or individuals certified by OPA may be appointed to this position.
Not Applicable  
Priority given to applicants who apply by:
Closing Date:
Includes grace period, if applicable
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy 1
Other Document (See Special Instructions) 1
Unofficial Transcript 1
Document Instructions:
All required documents must be attached to your on-line application and match the appropriate document field (i.e. cover letter, resume, cv, transcript, etc.) Documents must be in Word or PDF files. Applicants that have multiple documents to attach to a single document field (such as transcripts or teaching evaluations, etc) must combine the separate documents into one larger document before attaching to the single document field. Documents that are mailed, emailed or faxed separately WILL NOT be accepted, acknowledged or shared with search committees unless otherwise instructed in the posting. Applicants using a dossier service such as Interfolio, please contact the dossier service for specific instructions prior to completing your application. On-line applications that do not meet the document requirements upon the posting closing date WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED even if your application has been confirmed.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants:
Anticipated Vacancy - Fall 20124
Pending Budgetary Approval
Final appointment is subject to available funding

-The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.
-Candidates are required to provide an unofficial transcript. Transcript should be of highest degree earned. Official Transcript will be required upon hire.
-Candidates are required to provide a statement of teaching philosophy
-Candidates are required to provide a statement of research interests. The research statement should include details of potential undergraduate research projects. (Please use the "Other Document" button for the research statement).
-Optional buttons have been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information.
-Candidates will be prompted during the application process to provide names (3) and email addresses for reference letters.
General Information to Applicants (Classified Postings):
Environmental Conditions:

Faculty members routinely deal with electronic and other scientific equipment and chemicals appropriate to the discipline.

TT/T STEM Ed, University of Nebraska Omaha

The University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Arts & Sciences seeks to fill a tenure track position in interdisciplinary STEM-related natural science education, at the advanced assistant or associate professor level, beginning in Fall 2014.  The Haddix Community Chair in Science will provide leadership and expertise in STEM education within the candidate’s disciplinary area of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as an interdisciplinary resource promoting STEM education across the natural sciences, will collaborate with other STEM chairs, and will work closely with education faculty to address critical matters of K-12 STEM education in metropolitan Omaha. A competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications and the position includes a chair’s stipend and program operating budget.
The Ph.D. or equivalent in a natural science discipline or in science education is required.  The successful candidate will have graduate-level preparation and teaching experience in a natural science discipline and a record of scholarship in discipline based education research.  Applicants should have a strong interest in increasing STEM participation by underrepresented groups and a commitment to teacher development and improvement in K-16 science education.   The successful candidate will be expected to work with current Community Chairs in mathematics, computer science, and STEM education.

Applicants must apply online at by submitting a letter of application, a full resume, a statement expressing a personal vision for the new chair position, a research statement, and three to five current letters of recommendation.  Contact information for this search is:  STEM Search Committee, Department of Geography/Geology, DSC 260, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, 68182-0199.  Emails can be sent to  Applications will begin to be evaluated on January 24, 2014 and will continue to be evaluated until the position is filled.

The University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage person of color to apply for this position.

TT at Eastern Washington University

The College of Science, Health and Engineering at Eastern Washington University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin September 2014.

Primary responsibilities will include teaching both lower division and upper division physics courses. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a program which provides opportunities for undergraduate research, and to seek external funding.

Additionally, the candidate selected for this position will be expected to offer interest and/or experience in online learning and pursuit of grants, to expand the university's endeavors in those areas.

Screening will begin 1/10/2014; applications will be accepted through 1/24/2014. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:
o PhD Physics or closely related field

o Demonstrated high degree of interest and/or ability teaching undergraduate physics

o Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency and/or diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

o Experience teaching college level physics classes

o Research experience in experimental physics

Renewable FT at University of Washington-Bothell

The University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks a dynamic educator to teach in the fast-growing Physical Sciences Division of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the rank of Lecturer Full-Time. The initial term of appointment for this full-time, nine-month multi-year renewable position will be September 16, 2014 through June 15, 2017.  All University faculty are expected to engage in teaching, research, and service.
Qualifications for this position include a minimum of three of the following:
1)      Familiarity and experience with modern teaching methods in physics (including lab).
2)      Familiarity with a variety of assessment tools.
3)      Familiarity with the physics education literature and/or participation in STEM education conferences or other similar activities.
4)      Familiarity with up to date laboratory safety techniques and rules.
5)      Experience in supervising other laboratory instructors, developing new and engaging laboratory experiments and pedagogy for Physics.
6)      Experience in developing Physics curriculum.
All University lecturers engage in teaching and service. Successful candidates for appointment at the rank of Lecturer Full-time will have an earned Ph.D. in physics or related field and have at least one year of teaching experience in physics.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate: ability to work independently and as part of a team; the ability to work with a diverse student population and employ a variety of instructional strategies. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in excess of the one-year minimum and a demonstrated ability to contribute broadly to the emerging physical sciences programs at UW Bothell. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The search is open until filled; the priority deadline is December 10, 2013.  This position is contingent on available funding.
The School of STEM offers seven undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees within its four Divisions of Biological Sciences, Computing and Software Systems, Engineering and Mathematics, and Physical Sciences.   Interactive Media Design and Mathematics degrees were launched in Autumn 2013, a degree in Chemistry is planned to begin in the Fall of 2014 and degrees in Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering are planned for initiation during the next two to four years. We also offer masters degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering, a masters degree in Cyber Security Engineering beginning fall 2013, and plan to offer a masters degree in Electrical Engineering beginning fall 2014. Our present laboratory facilities will be augmented in Autumn 2014 by the new 74,000 square-foot Science and Academic Building, which will include eleven new science and engineering laboratories.
The Bothell campus of the University of Washington, located approximately 20 miles northeast of Seattle, serves approximately 4000 traditional and non-traditional students and offers degrees through the Schools of Business, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and the Education, and Nursing and Health Studies programs. Since its opening in 1990, UWB has offered creative, interdisciplinary curricula, and a dynamic community of multicultural teaching. It is now the fastest growing campus in the state of Washington.
To apply please submit a single electronic file to with the subject line:  Physics FT Lecturer Search.  The file should contain the following:  curriculum vitae, letter of interest including a statement of teaching philosophy, any available evidence of teaching excellence, a sample syllabus, and a reference contact list.  Also, please have three letters of reference sent to the same e-mail address.  For more information about the School of STEM see, or contact Dr. Warren Buck, Chair of the search committee, at   The search is open until filled; the priority deadline is December 10, 2013 This position is contingent on available funding.
The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University of Washington Bothell is 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 other eligible veterans. We are particularly interested in faculty who contribute to diversifying the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Friday, November 15, 2013

2-Year VAP, Hanover College IN

Assistant Professor/Instructor of Physics and Astronomy. Hanover College invites applications for a two year position starting August 2014.  Ph.D. in physics or astronomy preferred, ABD considered.  Will teach an introductory astronomy sequence, other undergraduate physics courses, and involve students in experimental research.  Send application letter, vita, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests and three references to Dr. Leonidas Pantelidis, Chair, Physics Search Committee, c/o Chris Wilcox, Hanover College, P. O. Box 108, Hanover, IN 47243-0108 or email to  Deadline for applications 1/6/14.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.  Women and minorities encouraged to apply.  EOE

Thursday, November 14, 2013

TT at Loyola University Chicago

Assistant Professor of Physics  
University Faculty  
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), Department of Physics invites applications for a tenure-track position in physics at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2014. The physics department consists of seven tenure-track/tenured faculty members and six full-time Lecturers. The faculty has active research programs in the areas of astrophysics, biophysics, cosmology, general relativity, gender and science anxiety, granular media, musical acoustics, experimental and theoretical high-energy physics, and quantum mechanics. The department offers B.S. degrees in Physics, Theoretical Physics/Applied Mathematics, Physics/Computer Science, and Biophysics, as well as a dual B.S./M.Ed. degree. The department has partnered with several engineering schools in the implementation of dual degree physics/engineering programs. With more than 100 majors, LUC/CAS has one of the largest undergraduate physics programs among all BS-degree granting departments in the nation. For information about the physics department, please visit

Responsibilities for the position include teaching courses throughout the undergraduate physics curriculum for both physics majors and non-majors, conducting an ongoing research program in physics, and performing service for the department, college, and university as required. This position demands a passionate commitment to excellence in teaching and dedication to a strong research program that will engage undergraduate students.  
Candidates whose scholarship is in the area of experimental biophysics are highly desirable; however, qualified candidates in other areas of expertise will also be considered. The successful candidate must have earned a doctorate in physics or a closely related discipline prior to the fall of 2014, and is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students. Post-doctoral training and demonstrated teaching experience are required. Candidates for the position should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.  
Please see above.  
Rogers Park-Lake Shore  
Open Until Filled
All Candidates  
University Faculty Registration Form  
Cover Letter
Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Other Document 4
Other Document 5  
Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching and research statement, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate's qualifications to They should also provide (online) the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, especially in terms of research, teaching, and mentorship. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process.

For questions or clarification, please contact:
Maria Udo, Ph.D. Search Chairperson

Applications received by December 20, 2013 will receive complete consideration.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.