Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Temporary Instructor at Arkansas State Position Summary: The Temporary Instructor of Physics (9 month) position will contribute to growth and development of the Department of Chemistry and Physics through undergraduate teaching and day-to-day operation of other essential departmental functions. Contributions will include instructor of record of General Physics and University Physics labs, and management of the physics teaching laboratories. Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in physics and professional experience appropriate to the discipline is required.

Monday, July 28, 2014

STEM Program Director, Passaic County CC, NJ A full-time professional is needed to lead and manage the STEM program, including the implementation of STEM project activities. He or she will lead our course revision efforts, oversee the operation of the STEM Center and Energy Sustainability Lab, design professional development experiences for faculty, and coordinate activities with high school, university and industry partners. This a full-time, grant funded, administrative position. Examples of Duties: Manage the day-to-day implementation of the project activity to ensure accomplishment of project objectives. Lead and coordinate the work of interdisciplinary teams of faculty involved in STEM course and program improvement. Provide direct supervision to the STEM Center Coordinator and general supervision to the administrative assistant. Advise the Project Coordinator of progress and issues; submit regular reports. Track activity budget to ensure the appropriate use of funds and make recommendations to the Project Coordinator for approval. Participate in personnel decisions, including hiring. Maintain records and collect data on project activities for use in CCRAA-HSI reports and evaluation activities. Conduct professional development for faculty and staff to promote best practices in teaching and learning technologies, including planning summer training institutes for high school and college faculty. Provide leadership in curricular mapping activities involving high school, community college, and university faculty. Participate on Project Task Force headed by the Project Coordinator. Participate in project evaluation. Qualifications: A Master's degree in Education or STEM-related field is required. At least seven years of work experience in an educational setting, including curricular and instructional design, is required. Strong leadership, organizational, and administrative skills are required. Supplemental Information: This is a full-time, grant funded, administrative position.

FT at UW Superior stingSeq=1 POSITION: Physics Instructor DUTIES: Fall 2014, provide 8 to 9 contact hours of instruction for Physics 100 Astronomy lecture and lab along with lecture or lab section of Physics 107 Algebra-Based Physics I. Spring 2015, provide 7 to 8 contact hours of instruction for Physics 160 Physical Science lecture and lab and lecture or lab section of Physics 108 Algebra-Based Physics II. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: ¿ Strong background in Physics, including a Masters degree in Physics, Science Education, or a closely related field ¿ Demonstrated ability to teach physics, particularly at an introductory level DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: ¿ Experience teaching undergraduate physics lectures and laboratories ¿ Experience working with a telescope The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the public liberal arts mission and to quality teaching and learning methods. Willingness and interest in utilizing technology in the classroom strongly preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills. Candidates that incorporate issues of inclusive excellence and diversity within their curriculum are especially encouraged to apply. SALARY: UW-S offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance coverage for domestic partners and their eligible dependents. STARTING DATE: August 2014 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information visit or contact Dr. Mary Balcer (715) 394-8424 APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will commence on August 4, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your application materials to Ms. Sandra Orr at The complete application packet should include 1. Cover letter addressing your teaching philosophy 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Unofficial transcripts 4. Names and contact information for three (3) references If you have questions in regards to the hiring process, please contact Ms. Sandra Orr at (715)394-8322 or by email at UW-Superior: A Special Place: The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin¿s leading public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin¿s Leading Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of regents. The University serves 2,900 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and serving a diverse student population. UW-Superior maintains the values of its founding as a teacher education college through emphasis on excellence in teaching as well as service to the community and region. The core mission is student-centered and values oriented, as the institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention and embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices. The richness of programs lend to a very personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has launched a significant campus-wide Liberal Arts Initiative that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, and a Senior Year Experience. At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes. The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of ¿final candidates¿ must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, ¿final candidates¿ under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a). The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. For UW-Superior campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report, see or contact the Office of Campus Safety at (715) 394-8114 for a printed copy. UW-Superior is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

Saturday, July 26, 2014

TT/T in Science Ed, U Alabama Huntsville

The University of Alabama in Huntsville Department of Education is seeking a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual committed to promoting just, equitable, and inclusive education to teach in the elementary education (science methods) and secondary science education area. The Teacher Education Program serves undergraduate and graduate candidates in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Collaborative Education (special education), Elementary Education, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, General Science, History, Mathematics, Middle Grades Education, Physics, and General Social Sciences. All programs have achieved regional and national recognition for excellence and are approved by the Alabama State Department of Education and NCATE accredited. The Department also offers a 5th year Alternative Master's initial license and a Master of Education degree. For detailed information about the department, visit Responsibilities of the position include: Coordinate the science credential program including candidate recruitment, placement, and supervision of fieldwork; Teach undergraduate courses in methods of teaching science that include a focus on the Next Generation Science Standards, learner-centered inquiry and project-based learning for elementary, middle and secondary teacher education candidates, as well as graduate courses in science education and foundational core courses; Collaborate with colleagues to conduct program/course planning and revision; Engage in scholarly endeavors, including presentations and publications; Provide academic advisement and mentoring; Provide service to the University, Department and Profession. Minimum Qualifications Earned doctorate in a field related to secondary science education from an accredited institution. ABD may be considered, but doctorate required by the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year; Three or more years of full-time middle or secondary science education (grades 6-12) in public schools; Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to work effectively in the education of linguistically and culturally diverse school-aged students; Demonstrated potential for scholarly and creative activity; Knowledge of research and current best practices of teaching diverse students in science; Commitment to ongoing professional development to maintain currency in the field; Experience using current technology to support teaching and learning. Preferred Qualifications: Leadership experience in education profession including involvement with K-12 partnerships and collaborations and community outreach, particularly in robotics, STEM, and science initiatives; In-depth understanding of current state and national teacher education issues and research; Knowledge and experience in designing and facilitating online and blended delivery courses. Rank and Salary This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. Salary will be competitive and commensurate to rank, experience, and qualifications. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available. Appointment Date January 2015 or after Application Procedure Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest (relating your experiences to the required and preferred qualifications and responsibilities of the position), curriculum vitae, official transcripts, one or two recent scholarly publications or scholarly works in progress and three current letters of recommendation (within the past year) to: Science Education (Tenure-earning) Faculty Search UAH Department of Education Roberts Hall 323 301 Sparkman Drive Huntsville, AL 35899 Please direct any questions related to the position to: Dr. Beth Quick, UAH Chair of Education ( To learn more about UAH, vist: Application Deadline To assure full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than September 26, 2014. Position is open until filled.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Two 1-semester 40% Instructorships at UW-Madison

Physics 115 - Energy: Principal duties: Teach Physics 115 - Energy Prepare syllabus, prepare and present lectures, lead discussion section, hold office hours, prepare and administer examinations, supervise one reader/grader. Physics 115 is a 3 credit course and is a one-semester introduction, focusing on a central concept: energy, energy sources, and the environment. This course gives students the necessary physics background to form opinions on energy questions. The physical laws of thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, and nuclear physics in connection with energy related topics such as: thermal pollution, fossil power, fission and fusion, nuclear power, and solar power. The course consists of two lectures and one discussion per week. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required ************************* Employee Class: Academic Staff Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Term: This position will end on JANUARY 08, 2015. Appointment percent: 40% Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 25, 2014 Number of Positions: 1 To Ensure Consideration: Application must be received by: AUGUST 07, 2014 How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/relationships or three professional references via: Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80403 to: Aimee Lefkow Phone: 608-263-2267 Fax: 608-263-0800 Department of Physics 1150 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 Email: Physics 103 General Physics: Principal duties: Co-Teach Physics 103 - General Physics with Prof. Wesley Smith. Prepare syllabus, prepare and present lectures, hold office hours, prepare and administer examinations, supervise teaching of discussion and laboratory sections and supervise seven teaching assistants. Physics 103 is a 4 credit course at the non-calculus level. Topics are principles of mechanics, heat, and sound, with applications to a number of different fields. Three lectures, one discussion section and one two-hour lab per week. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required ************************* Employee Class: Academic Staff Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications Term: This position will end on JANUARY 08, 2015. Appointment percent: 40% Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 25, 2014 Number of Positions: 1 To Ensure Consideration: Application must be received by: AUGUST 07, 2014 How To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/relationships or three professional refernces via: Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #80402 to: Aimee Lefkow Phone: 608-263-2267 Fax: 608-263-0800 Department of Physics 1150 University Ave Madison, WI 53706 Email: LEFKOW@HEP.WISC.EDU

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FT 8th Grade Science Instructor, Univ of Florida's Developmental Research School Job Description: 8th Grade Science Instructor PK Yonge Developmental Research School P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a publicly-funded K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the College of Education at the University of Florida, seeks nominations and applications for the position of 8th Grade Science Instructor. This is a full-time, instructional position that reports to the Principal of P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School. The ideal candidate would have middle school science teaching experience and recent training in inquiry-based, learning goals driven science. P.K. Yonge is committed to full implementation of the curriculum Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology (IQWST). The curriculum actively engages students with scientific phenomena through four units of study (physics, chemistry, biology, earth science) each year. Units are organized around driving questions to support studentsunderstanding of essential ideasof science. Scientific practices such as designing and evaluating models, collecting and analyzing data, and making evidence-based arguments are embedded throughout each unit. IQWST was developed through 10 years of support from the National Science Foundation to develop the next generation of science materials. The IQWST curriculum also includes specific features to support teacher learning and implementation such as suggested teaching strategies and alternatives, essential science content, literacy strategies, and specific strategies to identify and address studentsalternative conceptions. P.K. Yonge Instructors are expected to leverage technology to support student learning and facilitate collaboration and communication. As faculty members of a developmental research school, PKY teachers partner with university researchers and PKY teaching colleagues to design and test innovations in response to contemporary educational challenges. As a teacher in a laboratory school, interested candidates should be comfortable with both scheduled and unscheduled observers and visitors. Candidates should also have an interest in teacher education. RESPONSIBILITIES: Specific responsibilities and expectations for an 8th Grade Science Instructor at P.K. Yonge are as follows: Implement IQWST (Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology)--a Florida Standards/Common Core/Next Generation Science Standards aligned, inquiry-based, learning-goals-driven, National Science Foundation science curriculum Administer and analyze formative assessments to monitor student progress and plan instructional shifts to increase achievement and success for all students Incorporate effective and innovative uses of technology to support teaching, learning, and collaboration Maintain regular parent communication (electronically, face-to-face, and conferences) Participate in teacher inquiry to support continuous program improvement Commit to continuous professional learning and ongoing reflection on effectiveness of teaching practice and implemented curriculum for all students Required Qualifications (Education and Experience):(1) a degree in science education (graduate degree preferred); (2) Florida teaching certification (6-12 Science); (3) 3+ years of teaching experience (middle school science teaching experience preferred); (4) excellent oral and written communication skills; and (5) demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds. Starting Date and Salary:The starting date is August 7, 2014. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. This position is a 10-month appointment. Please see salary schedule for more information: Open until filled:The position is open until filled. Applicants should complete a candidate profile at and submit a letter of application, a complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references, and three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching experience and ongoing collaboration with teaching colleagues. About P.K. Yonge:Established in 1934, PK Yonge Developmental Research School is a public school district affiliated with the University of Florida and located on its campus. The school serves approximately 1,150 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school is designated as a special school district under Florida Department of Education funding and is given the responsibility to develop innovative solutions to educational concerns in the state and to disseminate successful instructional programs to other school districts. As a developmental research school, PK Yonge works closely with members of the College of Education on a variety of projects aimed at enhancing student accomplishments at all grade levels and in all subject areas. For more information about the PK Yonge Developmental Research School, visit our website at: About the College:The UF College of Education, founded in 1906, ranks among the top 25 public education colleges in the elite Association of American Universities. The college105 distinguished faculty members engage in innovative research and public scholarship that enhance school improvement, student achievement, school readiness and leadership development in the numerous education disciplines. Current research projects have generated more than $29 million in external funding. Nearly 1,900 students are enrolled in 20 bachelorand advanced degree programs, offered within the academic areas of Teaching and Learning, Special Education and Early Childhood Studies, Counselor Education, School Psychology, Educational Administration and Higher Education, and Research and Evaluation Methodology. Online course enrollment tops 2,900. The collegeeducator preparation programs have been continuously accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954. For more information about the College, visit our website at: The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. The selection process will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Floridain the Sunshineand Public Records laws.

NTT- MCS Core Education Director at Carnegie-Mellon

The Mellon College of Science (MCS) at Carnegie Mellon University is home to 800 highly motivated, enthusiastic and intellectually driven undergraduate students majoring in programs in the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, mathematical sciences, and physics. We seek a talented individual who will advance collaborative efforts to oversee the implementation, assessment, and iterative improvements of the new core curriculum as the Director of MCS Core Education. This new core is built upon a commitment to the development of an MCS student as a scholar, professional, citizen, and person. An investment in, and commitment to, integration of education and student development is essential. This position requires significant independence as well as collaborative efforts with the faculty members who have been engaged in the ongoing multi-year planning process to develop the new core curriculum. This is a special faculty position that reports directly to the MCS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Appointment to the teaching-track faculty may be considered dependent on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach science or mathematics at the university level and hold an advanced degree. Three or more years of experience in advising, teaching and curricular development and grant writing are preferred. Teaching opportunities affiliated with this position are initially in team teaching two new MCS seminars at the first year and junior levels. Research opportunities are limited to educational initiatives. Superior skills in organization, communication, and interpersonal relations are required. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a statement that addresses qualifications, relevant experience, strengths, and motivation in pursuing this position, and contact information for three references to Dr. Eric Grotzinger, MCS Deans Office, DH 1324 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Applications received by October 1, 2014 will be given utmost consideration. Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

TT in PER/AER, Cal State Fullerton

The Physics Department at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in physics or astronomy education research with the appointment beginning in Fall 2015. The successful candidate will establish a research program involving students and participate in activities of the Catalyst Center for the Advancement of Research in Math and Science Education. Qualifications The successful candidate will: · have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or science education at the time of appointment, (postdoctoral experience preferred), · have experience and strong commitment to excellence in teaching a diverse population of students in courses across our curriculum, · be expected to develop an active, externally funded research program, and · be expected to interact effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Rank and Salary This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, but more senior candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply and will be considered. The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including: health/vision/dental plans, spousal, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, access to campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, and optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to Job Control Number 23603G-15-019 Appointment Date August 2015 The University California State University, Fullerton is an urban institution with one of the largest student enrollments (>38,000 students) in the 23-campus CSU system. CSUF's location 22 km SE of metropolitan Los Angeles offers unique collaborative opportunities with other universities and governmental agencies in the southern California region. CSUF is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and ranks 1st in numbers of baccalaureate degrees awarded to Hispanics in California. The College The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) is dedicated to the principle that student learning and research are closely linked. The balance between teaching and research is a key strength of the college, whose slogan is "Exploration by inquiry and learning through discovery". Abundant collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist within CNSM, which houses abundant research and laboratory facilities and maintains up-to-date IT infrastructure for both research and teaching needs. CNSM jointly supports (with the College of Education) the Catalyst Center for the advancement of research in teaching and learning math and science, which brings together science and math education experts across two colleges and seven departments to advance research in teaching and learning. The Department The Department of Physics offers a B.S. and M.S. degrees. The Department currently has over 100 undergraduate majors, over 20 MS students and 12 full-time faculty. Department faculty expertise includes observational astronomy and gravitational-wave astronomy, including neutron-star astrophysics, and black-hole simulation, and LIGO detection, surface and condensed-matter science, atomic and molecular collision science, experiment and theory, fiber-and quantum-optical science, and physics education research. The Department has a new Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center with a mission to support and grow gravitational-wave research on campus. Applicants are encouraged to visit for additional information. Application Procedure To apply, please send a single pdf file including: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) an approximately 1500-word description of teaching philosophy including experience with diverse student populations and student-centered learning approaches; 3) an approximately 1500-word description of research plans and goals including start-up needs; 4) reprints of 2-3 recent key publications; and 5) names and contact information of three individuals who will send letters of recommendation directly to the search committee. An application is considered incomplete and is not reviewed by the committee until all materials are received. Applications should be emailed to Chair, Search Committee, at Application Deadline To ensure full consideration, submit all application materials by October 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled. The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Probationary (TT) at Univ of Otago NZ

We invite applications for one or more positions at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (equivalent to North American Assistant Professor/Associate Professor). The University of Otago is a research-intensive university in New Zealand, and the Department of Physics enjoys a vibrant research culture with significant success in obtaining external research funding. The Department has a broad teaching programme and is a leader in the implementation of innovative teaching methods. The Department wishes to recruit emerging academics who can contribute to its diversity and excellence, through their research, teaching, and service. Applicants should demonstrate collegiality and a willingness to participate in all aspects of the activities of the Department. The area of research is open, but the applicant must have a good research track record appropriate to their career stage, and intend to develop an excellent research programme. They should be able to link into the existing research interests of the Department, or the wider University. Candidates, who must hold a PhD in Physics or a related discipline, should show potential for success in competitive research funding. The position is full-time and permanent subject to the satisfactory completion of the confirmation-path objectives for new appointees. The confirmation-path process is similar to the process of gaining tenure but is entirely internal with predetermined objectives. Based in the city of Dunedin, the University of Otago enjoys a beautiful situation with excellent opportunities for an outdoor lifestyle. The Department of Physics is a family friendly environment, values diversity in the workplace and a healthy work/life balance. The Department is committed to diversity in staffing and we encourage applications from women and other groups who are underrepresented in Physics. The University operates recently refurbished childcare centres. Long-listed candidates will be asked to provide a written description of how they match the ideal person characteristics listed in the position specification document. To see a full job description and to apply online go to: Applicants should apply online, providing a CV and a cover letter outlining their interest in this opportunity, and how their skills and expertise map onto the position profile. Applications quoting reference number 1401241 will close on Wednesday, 3 September 2014.

Lab Coordinator at UPenn

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated instructional laboratory coordinator to help in the development and teaching of a novel undergraduate laboratory program. The Instructional Lab Coordinator manages the operations of the instructional laboratories and is responsible for ensuring that labs are set up. Duties include developing novel experiments and teaching undergraduates within the Department’s instructional lab program; implementing and conducting training programs and providing support and technical assistance for teaching assistants; ensuring teaching assistants have appropriate training and necessary supplies and equipment; setting up laboratory equipment and managing part-time and temporary staff; working with faculty and teaching assistants to expand novel laboratory methods and experimental design; coordinating assignments of part-time staff and maintaining equipment and purchasing records for the laboratory. A Bachelor’s Degree in physics or similar field and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Teaching experience, at any level from middle school through post graduate, in physics and experience with hardware strongly desired. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Please apply at the following link: The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice).

Monday, July 21, 2014

TT in Science Ed, Boise State

Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education (2 positions) Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Search # ED-0024-14 Be part of an innovative and creative faculty committed to improving teaching and learning through research. We are a collaborative department with numerous opportunities for individuals to further their own research agenda and partner with others. We host numerous grants focused on improving outcomes for students, teachers, schools, and districts. We are seeking a colleague who will engage in research, grant writing, and teaching. Our Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University is recruiting for two full-time tenure-track position in the area of Curriculum and Instruction at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, with an emphasis in Science Education. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, maintaining an active scholarly agenda, and service are primary requirements for the position, in addition to supporting teacher preparation. Boise State University has multiple programs in science and STEM disciplines, including a UTeach replication effort - IDoTeach, a graduate level mathematics specialist degree, a master's of science in STEM education, and substantial mathematics and science education related grants from the National Science Foundation, Mathematics and Science Partnerships, and the U.S. Department of Education. Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate by August 2015 (excellent ABD candidates will also be considered) in curriculum and instruction, science education, STEM education or related focus; Expertise in science education research, professional activity, and the development of teacher knowledge and inquiry; Demonstrated excellence in K-12 science teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in science teacher preparation, interest in teaching elementary science methods, strength in research methodology, and potential for obtaining external research funds. Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho, with an enrollment of more than 20,000 students. The University is an NCATE/CAEP accredited institution located in Idaho's capital city and largest metropolitan area, which serves as the government, business, high-tech, economic, health care, and cultural center of the state. The city is convenient to outdoor recreation including world-class whitewater rivers, skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and camping. Applications including a letter of interest, current vitae, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references, and unofficial transcripts should be sent electronically to Dr. Michele Carney at Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and continue until finalists are identified. Applications received after that point will be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool. About the University:

Friday, July 18, 2014

Continuing Education Specialist at Life Center

Req #: 107573
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 07/16/2014
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Notes: This position will be between 50-100% FTE, depending upon the selected candidate.

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The College of Education-Life Center has an outstanding opportunity for a part time, 50%FTE-100%FTE Continuing Ed. Specialist 3.  In the University of Washington's "Knowledge in Action Project" (KIA), a multidisciplinary research team works with school districts to design and test a rigorous project-based learning approach to Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high schools.  Launched in 2008, initial research focused on the AP U.S. Government and Politics course; current work involves expansion to AP Environmental Science, Physics and to additional school districts.

This position will provide essential expertise in Physics and Physics Education to the multidisciplinary team. Reporting to the Project Principal Investigator, this position will primarily coordinate the KIA project's curriculum refinement and professional development for the Project-based AP physics curriculum.  In addition, this position will coordinate and support classroom-based pilot research for the Project-based AP Physics course.

This position has 15 months of available funding, beginning in June 2014.

Manager at the Dana Center

Position: Manager, Higher Education Services
Reports to: Managing Director
Compensation: $80,000+ depending on qualifications
Annual budget: $10-12 million annually, projected to grow

The Charles A. Dana Center was founded in 1991 and is now staffed by nearly 80 individuals, including mathematics and science educators, program evaluators, former school administrators, and experts in professional development, early literacy, and students living in homelessness. We are nationally recognized for our work in raising student achievement in K-14 math and science, especially in communities that serve low-income populations. We do this by providing direct service to schools, districts, and institutions of higher education; to local, state, and national education leaders; to professional organizations and nonprofits; and to policy makers and governing agencies concerned with strengthening American education. We have worked with 90 percent of Texas’s more than 1000 school districts and 50 community colleges, while also working intensively in over 20 states and in national coalitions to create significant impact at scale. We are committed to ensuring that the accident of where a child attends school does not limit the academic opportunities he or she can pursue.

The Dana Center staff bring a rich collective expertise in teaching, instructional leadership, administration, curriculum development, evaluation, services to high-need populations, and policy advocacy. We carry out our work largely through project-specific teams, which enable us to rapidly iterate through a design, develop, and review process leading to fast delivery of high-quality resources and services. We strive for nimbleness and a balance between evolutionary work – building on what has worked in the past – and revolutionary work – innovating new solutions to emerging issues.

More info:

Apply: job number: 14-06-02-01-0418

Thursday, July 17, 2014

FT at Michigan State

Position Summary: The Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks to fill a non-tenure-track instructor position beginning Fall 2015. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in physics or physics education with preference to candidates with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of teaching assistant professional development. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (12 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching general integrative science and physics courses (for example, ISP 209, PHY 231, PHY 183), and development of on-line course materials and assessment procedures related to these courses. These courses have typical enrollments of approximately 150-250 students per section. The teaching load will typically be two sections per semester. In addition, this position includes the implementation and maintenance of a TA professional development program in physics.

The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications

Support Staff: Minimum Requirements A Masters degree; an advanced degree in physics or physics education with preference to candidates with a Ph.D. and with graduate or postdoctoral experience in physics education research, particularly in the area of teaching assistant professional development. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, strong content knowledge, excellent writing skills, and the ability to work with undergraduate students, grad students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment.

The candidate will have opportunity to work the Physics Education Research Lab at MSU ( on teaching and learning projects as interest and needs overlap.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences to (posting number 9794). In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation, which specifically highlight their teaching experienceand service work, to be uploaded to the same posting.

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1st, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Stuart Tessmer, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education and Chair of the Search Committee,

TT Phys/Eng, Kishwaukee College IL 2VlY29sbGVnZS5hcGxpdHJhay5jb20

Kishwaukee College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track engineering and physics instructor to teach within a rapidly-growing department. The anticipated start date for the full-time engineering/physics faculty position is 12 January 2015. This position reports to the Dean of the Mathematics, Science and Business Division. The instructor will have the opportunity to teach a variety of upper-level physics (majors and non-majors algebra and calculus based) and engineering courses, including Statics, Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Engineering Graphics, and Circuit Analysis. The course load for instruction will also include 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 may include some evening or weekend classes 

Required Skills: 
Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to education. The full-time faculty member will be 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. Successful candidates are expected to participate in activities or on committees that contribute to the success of students. Some activities include: maintaining a required office schedule, participating in professional development activities, performing course-related and departmental assignments, specifying and maintaining laboratory equipment, assisting in curriculum development, advising students, actively supporting course and program assessment, and contributing to departmental, campus and college efforts to ensure student success. 

The successful candidate will have the desire and ability to work with new educational technology, and will have prior experience in development of curricula in physics and/or engineering. Candidates must exhibit an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body. A commitment to Kishwaukee College's goals and philosophy is expected. 

Required Experience:
  • Masters Degree in Engineering or Physics
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) graduate-level semester hours of coursework in pure engineering or physics
Recommended education/experience:
  • Bachelors degree in the complementary field (Physics or Engineering) highly desirable, along with a strong mathematical background
  • Community college teaching experience preferred
  • Candidates must communicate effectively in spoken and written English
  • Background or industrial experience in practical aspects of engineering is strongly recommended

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1-year Lecturer at Simmons College, Boston MA

Physics Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry and Physics for the academic year 2014 ‑ 2015. Lecturer will be solely responsible for teaching the Thermodynamics & Kinetics lecture and laboratory sections (PHYS331), physics laboratories (PHYS112L & PHYS113L) and a lecture course in Materials Science (PHYS121)

Position Requirements: (Education and Experience)
The Lecturer must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in Physics and have prior experience in teaching lecture courses as well as laboratory sections.

Scheduled Hours 
Physics laboratories may be scheduled in evening 5:30 - 8:20 pm

Special Instructions to Applicants: 
Please check the college website for times and dates these courses are scheduled, which are not able to be changed at this time. The syllabus that is requested for this application can be from any lecture course you have taught in the past in physics or related.

Please submit an application through the Simmons job website at and also email resume and cover letter to Melissa Kappotis at

Saturday, July 12, 2014

FT at Blinn TX

Requisition Number: 2014059F
To perform the day-to-day operations of the instructional programs in Physics.
Essential Duties :
  • Provides instruction for courses at a variety of times and locations.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to student engagement, student success, and instructional excellence.
  • Maintains access to students through posted office hours and electronic communication.
  • Prepares and utilizes a course syllabus and assessments for each course using guidelines established by the institution.
  • Maintains current knowledge of effective teaching methodologies and utilizes a variety of instructional delivery methods, classroom media, and educational resources.
  • Advises students in academic matters.
  • Evaluates students' performance through a variety of means to measure progress and keep them informed in a timely manner.
  • Assists in the development, distribution and collection of assessments for courses and program objectives.
  • Provides recommendations to the Academic Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Heads, and Curriculum Resource Team regarding curriculum.
  • Demonstrates a positive and professional relationship with students, colleagues, college administration, and the community.
  • Submits timely college reports and forms to the appropriate divisions/departments.
  • Exhibits a commitment to lifelong learning through participation in professional development activities.
  • Possesses a passion for teaching community college students.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills, both written and orally.
  • Attends college orientation and required institutional meetings.
  • Responsible for other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain academic rigor needed for successful student transfer to four-year institutions.
  • Able to identify changing needs of the department and initiate improvements.
  • Flexible to work nonstandard hours, including evenings.
Preferred Experience and Training:
  • Ph.D.
  • College teaching experience confirmed by supervisors who can attest to classroom performance, appropriate academic standards and classroom temperament.
  • Proficiency with presentation software, lab interface software and other classroom and laboratory technology.
  • Experience writing and designing undergraduate laboratory experiments.
  • Graduate course work or other experience in Astronomy or Astrophysics.
Required Degree, License or Certification:
Master's degree or higher with at least 18 graduate hours in Physics.

Friday, July 11, 2014

FT Preceptor at Harvard

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Preceptor in Applied Physics
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Preceptor in Applied Physics, with an expected start date of September 1, 2014 (or earlier).  The Preceptor will be primarily responsible for the coordination and support of AP 50: Physics as a foundation for Science and Engineering.  The initial position is for a twelve-month, academic appointment, renewable for up to five or more years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance.  Involvement with other SEAS courses may evolve after a year or so working with AP 50.
Responsibilities include:
·             Course design: Work with (and report to) the faculty members who are the principal course instructors to develop course activities and materials, and devise an assessment strategy.
·             Course management: Assist with teaching as necessary; hire, train and supervise teaching assistants, including leading TF meetings; and hold office hours for students.
·             Course administration: Maintain course grade and attendance records, including contacting resident deans and the registrar’s office as needed; supervise website development and maintenance and act as a liaison to the Academic Technology Group; and coordinate with visiting lecturers, including managing their itineraries during campus visits.
An advanced degree in physics, engineering, or a related field is required; Ph.D. preferred.  Expertise in science education research, and experience in project-based learning and course design is strongly desired.  Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, along with the ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships undergraduate students. 
Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references.  Applicants will apply on-line at .   Priority will be given to applications submitted by August 8, 2014, but they will be accepted until the position is filled.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TT at Bryn Mawr College

The Department of Physics at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin August 1, 2015. We seek an outstanding candidate with a Ph.D. in physics and postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will contribute to a program that combines teaching courses, seminars and laboratories at all levels with independently defined, externally funded research in collaboration with both undergraduate and graduate students. At present, the physics department has experimental research programs in chemical physics, atomic and molecular physics, and nanomaterials and spintronics, as well as a theoretical program in high-energy physics. Applicants in all fields of experimental physics, including applied physics, and astrophysics, that complement the existing research areas of the department are encouraged to apply. Ongoing collaborations exist with colleagues in other departments, at neighboring institutions and with institutions across the country and internationally. 

Please submit as single pdf documents a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a research plan, including a start-up budget and a description of how undergraduate and graduate students can be involved in the research to the Physics Department Search Committee via Interfolio at: In addition, arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted via Interfolio to the Physics Department Search Committee. The review of applications will begin on November 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 

Located in metropolitan Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women and has strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr has a student body of 1,300 undergraduates, as well as 350 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. We are a diverse and international community of faculty, students and staff who share an intense commitment to intellectual inquiry and a desire to make meaningful contributions to the world. The College supports faculty excellence in both research and teaching and is committed to social justice and inclusion in the classroom and in the community at large. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

0.83 FTE Lab Coordinator at Linfield College OR

Job summary: Supply, maintain, and organize laboratories and demonstration equipment. Prepare materials, train teaching assistants, and teach or co-teach selected sections of introductory calculus-based physics. Supervise open machine shop hours. Please note this is a full-time (.83 FTE) position with an August to June schedule. 

Detailed description: The lab coordinator holds primary responsibility for the introductory calculus-based physics laboratories. The lab coordinator will prepare instructional materials, set up and take down the equipment for each laboratory, train and supervise undergraduate laboratory assistants, and teach or co-teach selected sections as determined by the department chair. 

The lab coordinator will supply, maintain, and organize laboratories and demonstration equipment for the introductory calculus-based physics course. The lab coordinator will maintain well-supplied, organized storage areas, and ensure that malfunctioning equipment is repaired or replaced. Equipment maintenance includes some IT duties, such as maintaining computer-instrumentation interfaces, software updates, and licenses. 
The lab coordinator will occasionally direct or assist in the above functions for other laboratories, as needed, such as the machine shop, electronics laboratory, advanced laboratory, senior thesis laboratories and faculty research laboratories, and will supervise open lab hours in the machine shop. 

The lab coordinator will perform other, related duties as assigned by the Physics department chair. 

The lab coordinator will deal with any departmental issues of hazardous materials or laboratory safety. This includes holding open lab hours in the machine shop, training students as needed to safely work in the laboratory, and serving on the campus chemical hygiene committee. 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a master's degree in physics or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above. At least one year's relevant teaching experience is strongly preferred, as well as preferred experience in one or more of the following: electronics and machining, familiarity with telescopes, and/or experience working in an academic physics environment. 

Benefits: Linfield College offers a comprehensive benefits package as part of its overall compensation program. Among these benefits are tuition remission, immediate employee participation in our 403(b) retirement program and 100% vesting in the college's 11.25% contribution after 1 year of employment or immediately if you have received contributions from a qualified institution of higher education within the last 12 months, flexible spending accounts, college-paid life insurance and short- & long-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, the choice of two medical insurance plans (an HMO and a PPO), and a dental and vision insurance plan. Additionally, employees and their eligible dependents receive free access to gym and swimming pool facilities, the library, and entrance into athletic events. 

Application: Interested candidates should view the complete position description and submit a cover letter and resume online at

FT at Fort Berthold CC, ND

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for college-level instruction in Teacher Education in elementary natural science, including 4 classes per semester, up to 15 Credit Hours; Assist in extra-curricular student and community activities; Participate in FBCC faculty committees and community outreach programs. 

  •  Teaching: Demonstrated ability to teach college level courses in teacher education and natural sciences, leading to BA or AA degrees; Design, prepare, present and evaluate teaching programs/courses in elementary natural science; Provide individual student evaluation.
  •  Curriculum Development: Actively participate in curriculum development, including planning, budgeting and assessment processes for Academics Department; Actively engage in research and special projects, as assigned.
  •  Community Involvement: Actively participate in departmental, college and community programs in support of the FBCC Programs, including student recruitment.
  •  Serve on various FBCC Committees; Attend workshops, seminars and in-service programs.
  •  Comply with all FBCC policies, practices and regulations, including faculty and instructional policies promulgated by the VP, Academics.
  •  Perform all other duties as assigned by Supervisor and Administration.
Knowledge: Must have extensive knowledge of natural science and teacher education principles, and practical experience teaching at the college level. 

Skills: Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing; must possess basic computer skills relevant to classroom and educational administrative setting, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Jenzabar. 

Abilities: Must be able to work collaboratively in an educational and classroom environment; perform assigned duties with minimal supervision; and establish effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara community. 

Minimum Qualifications: Degree in Elementary Education, with Master's Degree in a natural science discipline; Three (3) years of college-level teaching experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: Meet or exceed all minimum qualifications, plus experience at a Tribal College. 

Applications are available on-line at

Monday, July 7, 2014

FT at UW-Madison

Position Vacancy Listing: PVL # 79974
Degree and area of specialization:
Master's degree in Physics or Physics Education required.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Three years prior teaching experience in Physics required.
Strong interest in education.
Excellent organizational and teaching skills.
Principal duties:
Scope and complexity of instructional program
The Physics department teaches a range of courses to a wide variety of majors both inside and outside of Physics. Introductory courses, such as the Phy103/104, Phy201/202, and Phy207/208 two-course sequences, consist of lectures led by instructors, with discussion and laboratory sections led by Teaching Assistants (TAs). 1100 students per semester enroll in Phy103/104, taught by 15 TAs and four instructors. The course sequences also include lecture demonstrations, in-class technology, course web presence, and assessment of student learning.
Summary of Principal Duties
Assist with and teach introductory calculus and pre-calculus university physics, including but not limited to one of the Phy103/104, Phy201/202, Phy207/208 two-course sequences; assist with course management, including exams, student issues, enrollment, and technology; curriculum development that may include e-learning, active learning, collaborative learning, writing of discussion problems and quizzes, demonstrations, and laboratories; development and administration of assessment; and teaching assistant coordination and development.
Teaching of introductory calculus and pre-calculus university physics:
  • teach one lecture section in either fall or spring (1 semester/academic year)
Administrative management of one two-course sequence per semester (~1100 students, 16 TAs, per semester), three summer courses (~150 students, 6 TAs), including introductory calculus or pre-calculus university physics:
  • oversee web presence of courses (Learn@UW, Moodle, etc.)
  • set up course web sites
  • provide access to course web sites for course staff
  • set up/maintain course calendar
  • post course documents on course web site
  • set up and maintain gradebook
  • answer student questions (help-desk) about website problems, grades
  • provide technical support (help-desk) for online quizzes
  • provide technical support (help-desk) for online homework
  • provide technical support (help-desk) for in-class technology (i.e. clickers)
  • schedule and organize proctors for exams, make-up exams, McBurney exams
  • schedule review sessions
  • handle student enrollment issues
Curriculum development including e-learning, active learning, collaborative learning, demonstrations, and laboratories of one two-course sequence per semester:
  • develop course materials, discussion problems, quiz & exam questions, homeworks
  • maintain a collaborative web site where faculty and staff can share course materials and best practices
  • maintain the collection of online videos we have produced for "Flexible Physics"
  • develop and maintain powerpoints or videos of lecture demonstrations
  • coordinate with Physics Learning Center
Development and administration of assessments:
  • administer and analyze results from surveys, course evaluations and assessment tools
  • maintain records, evaluate trends
Course teaching assistant coordination and training for one of the Phy103/104, Phy201/202, Phy207/208 two-course sequences in the academic year (~16 TAs), three courses summer (6 TAs):
  • attend weekly course meetings
  • visit discussion sections and provide feedback to TAs
  • review weekly labs with TAs
  • review discussion section plans & materials with TAs
Additional Information:
This position is for the 9 month academic school year. Summer support of 1-2.5 months per year is likely with work in August in particular to prepare for the Fall semester. Program could grow such that the position is converted to a 12 month appointment.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Employee Class: Academic Staff
Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS
Full Time Salary Rate: Negotiable ACADEMIC (9 months)
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 08, 2014
Number of Positions: 1
To Ensure Consideration:
Application must be received by: AUGUST 03, 2014
How To Apply:
To apply please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/relationships or three professional refernces via:
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #79974 to:
Phone: 608-263-2267
Fax: 608-263-0800
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Saturday, July 5, 2014

NTT at RIT Rochester NY

The Lecturer position is a 9.5 month, non-tenure track appointment that begins August 13, 2014 and may have the possibility of renewal. The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.
The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, recent experience teaching introductory physics, potential to succeed in a workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be capable of teaching all levels of experimental physics courses typically found in strong undergraduate BS-Physics programs including advanced junior-level labs and electronics. Candidates must also be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 13, 2014 and continuing through the duration of the appointment.

Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education and research interests compatible with the School’s current research activities are desirable.
All application materials must be submitted online at, Search Openings, Keyword Search 1007BR.
Please submit: your curriculum vita, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications (in particular-the ability to teach advanced undergraduate physics lab) and the following attachments:
  • A statement of your teaching philosophy, any evidence of teaching effectiveness, including your potential to be effective in an interactive learning classroom)
  • A statement about your ability to contribute in meaningful ways to RIT’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences (please refer to the Contribution to Diversity Statement: A guide for RIT candidates).
You must arrange to have the three professional references send letters of support directly to; the references need to include “1007BR” in the subject line of their letter. To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by May 1, 2014. The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

1-yr FT at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Appointment Duration / End Date:
2014-15 academic year


College / Division
CSM-College of Science & Math

Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Pay Plan
Academic Year

Position Description
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, FULL-TIME LECTURER. The Physics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA is seeking to hire one or more Full-Time Lecturers for academic year 2014-2015 to begin September 15, 2014. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics and possibly astronomy courses.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills
A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (or a closely related field with a strong physics background) is required. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before September 15, 2014.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills
Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of (or potential for) excellence in teaching. Candidates in all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.

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

Benefits Eligible

Job Open Date

Review Begin Date

Internal Recruitment Only

Projected Start Date (Faculty Only)

Department Information (Faculty)
The Physics Department has approximately 30 faculty, whose primary function is teaching undergraduate physics courses to students in technical disciplines. We offer programs of study leading to Bachelor Degrees in Physics, with approximately 170 majors currently enrolled. We also offer courses in astronomy, geology, geophysics, and oceanography. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TT at Sul Ross State TX

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas (, is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,100 students on campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine. More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings through our website (
Appointment Date: Fall, 2014
Salary: Commensurate upon experience and education
Requirements: Ph.D.; Specialization in Astronomy and Physics; able to utilize planetarium and telescopes for instruction; able to complement existing strengths in mathematics; demonstrated interest in student research and developing distance education classes.
Preferred: Previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Responsibilities: Course responsibilities include Introductory Astronomy and Physics courses, as well as upper-level courses in his or her specialty. Position is Security Sensitive.
Department: The Department of Biology, Geology, and Physical Sciences: Offers BS and MS degrees in biology and geology, as well a BS in Chemistry. Service courses in Astronomy, Physics, and Physical Sciences are additionally offered. The graduate program enrolls approximately thirty five students, primarily thesis seeking. Although research is encouraged, excellence in classroom instruction is the first priority of the department. Further information available on the department website (

FT Lecturer at UC Irvine

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University California, Irvine invites applications for a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, which parallels the position of a tenure-track assistant professor. All candidates should possess a Ph.D. in physics or astronomy or equivalent field, a proven record of excellence in teaching and the intent to pursue creative activities. Candidates with an extensive proven record of excellence in teaching, and documented creative activities will be considered for the position of Lecturer with Security of Employment, which parallels a tenured professorial appointment.

The successful candidate will teach two physics or astronomy lower division courses per quarter and contribute creatively to the department’s educational mission.  Contributions might be through curriculum development, public outreach or the implementation and evaluation of effective instructional pedagogy. The outcomes from these creative activities will be published in scholarly Journals or disseminated in other appropriate ways.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications and creative activities, and a teaching portfolio that includes a description of the applicant’s university-level teaching background and philosophy and examples of student teaching evaluations. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. The application and all supporting documents should be submitted online at  Mailed or faxed applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2014.  To ensure full consideration, the application and all supporting documents should be received by this date.  This position will remain open until filled.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.  UC Irvine has an active Career Partners Program and has an ADVANCE Gender Equity Program for Equity and Diversity.