Friday, August 29, 2014

FT at Virginia Tech

Working Title:Instructor
Faculty Rank:Instructor
Posting Number:TR0140086
About Virginia Tech:Virginia Tech, founded in 1872 as a land-grant institution, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by US News & World Report and a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation. Through a combination of its three missions of learning, discovery, and engagement, Virginia Tech continually strives to accomplish the charge of its motto: Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). As the Commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech serves a diverse population of 30,000+ students and 8000+ faculty and staff from over 100 countries, and is engaged in research around the world. Invent the Future at Virginia Tech.
Position Summary:Teaching and mentoring students enrolled in large introductory physics classes at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg Campus. Lecture, demonstration, discussion and supervising graduate student support activities in calculus-based physics for physical scientists and engineers, or in general physics, which is primarily for life-science majors. The successful candidate will teach three to four courses per semester.
Required Qualifications:
  • PhD from an accredited university in Physics or a related field
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching large classes of students
  • Criminal Background Check required
Preferred Qualifications:

Postdoc at Kansas State University

Kansas State University's PER group (KSUPER) is hiring one or two postdocs to start in January 2015.   Research topics include math in physics contexts across the curriculum, identity and professional development of physics majors, problem solving with eye-tracking, and/or physics faculty development around classroom and programmatic assessment.   Some teaching time is available.

For more info, email Dean Zollman, Ellie Sayre, or Sanjay Rebello.

FT at Stevens Tech, Hoboken NJ

Stevens Institutes of Technology invites applications for a full time lecturer position in the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics beginning in January 2014. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate level lecture and laboratory courses. A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy is required and postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Previous experience teaching undergraduate physics classes and in particular introductory calculus or algebra based physics is also strongly desired. We seek an energetic individual who is eager to teach undergraduates including non-physics majors and to explore and develop new teaching methods and technologies. Although not required, individuals with an interest in developing new courses including courses in astronomy and astrophysics are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 1, 2014. Applicants should submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of teaching experience and future teaching plans, (3) a brief summary of research experience, and (4) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent. Interested candidates should send applications to Professor Christopher Search, De­partment of Physics and Engineering Physics, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030, or by email in pdf format to with “Physics Lecturer Position” in the subject line. Qualified female and minority candidates are particularly urged to apply. Stevens Institute of Technology does not discriminate against any person because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, liability for service in the armed forces, or status as a disabled veteran.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lab coordinator at BYU

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, invites applications for a professional faculty position to begin in January 2015. The new faculty member will be expected to manage the teaching laboratory facilities and to provide excellent teaching and supervision of laboratory courses.  Development, evaluation and documentation of laboratory curriculum will be a significant responsibility. Interested candidates should complete an online faculty application at (posting 140125), and provide a current CV and a cover letter outlining laboratory management, supervision, and teaching experience and career aspirations. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by the referees to the chair of the faculty search at Completed applications received by September 1, 2014 will be given full consideration.  BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty members to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

TT at Wooster

The College of Wooster Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2015 to teach all levels of physics courses and labs, guide student research projects, and develop a publishable research program involving undergraduate students. Ph.D. in Physics or related field required. Tabletop experimentalist preferred. Applicants should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education; the ability to meaningfully involve undergraduate students in research is essential. Participation in the College's interdisciplinary programs, including First-Year Seminar, is also expected. The College of Wooster is an independent liberal arts institution with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. Our department is an inclusive community with close faculty-student interactions and mentoring. Our physics club has won national awards for its elementary school outreach program. Each Wooster student completes a yearlong senior thesis project in our nationally recognized senior capstone program. Wooster ranks in the top 3 percent nationally as the baccalaureate origin of Ph.D.s when compared with other 4-year institutions. For more information on the department and the College, please visit Applicants should send a single pdfwith letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan, and unofficial graduate transcripts to Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the same address. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug-free workplace.

NYSCI MASTER Program Science Coach (Part-time)

Position Title:          MASTER Program Induction Year Science Coach
Department:       Science & Technology, Programs & Research
Reports to:               Director of Pre-Service Science Teacher Education Program

Job Code:                25-2031
FLSA Status:         Exempt (Professional)

Background: New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is New York City’s only hands-on science and technology center, with a mission to bring the excitement and understanding of science to children, families and teachers by galvanizing their curiosity and providing creative, participatory ways to learn.  Located in Queens, the most diverse county in the U.S., NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors annually.  Since our founding at the 1964-65 World’s Fair, NYSCI has earned an international reputation as a provider of teacher professional development, classroom resources and curricula, out-of-school programming and other educational initiatives. Our exhibitions, programs, and products are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play (DMP). The defining characteristics of Design Make Play—open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement and delight—are the ingredients that inspire passionate STEM learners.
NYSCI has approximately 110 full-time and over 170 part-time staff-members.
Departmental Role: The Mathematics and Science Teacher Education Residency (MASTER) program is run in partnership by NYSCI, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New Visions for Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education with funding from the National Science Foundation Math and Science Partnership. MASTER is a novel alternative certification teacher preparation program that is extensively clinically based. Instruction occurs around cycles of designing, teaching, reflecting, and refining inquiry-based lessons.  An extensive research program to study the impact of MASTER is also a part of the project.
Function: Candidates should have strong disciplinary content knowledge in one or more disciplines in science along with expertise in and commitment to science teacher education. Preference will be given to candidates with K-12 teaching experience. Candidates should be prepared to participate actively in working with the team to conceptualize this new teacher preparation program.
The Math and Science Teacher Education Residency Program (MASTER), a partnership among Hunter College, New Visions for Public Schools, and the New York Hall of Science, is accepting resumes and interviewing applicants to serve as the Induction Year Science Coach for adolescent education teacher candidates in science—biology, chemistry, and earth science.

2 TT/T in Science Education at Mizzou

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Science Education
Learning, Teaching, & Curriculum

The Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri (MU) invites 
applications for two open-rank positions in Science Education. We anticipate hiring two science 
educators at the assistant, associate, and/or full professor levels (9-month academic, tenured/tenure-
track appointments beginning August 15, 2015).

Successful candidates will work with internationally recognized, award-winning faculty in the MU 
Science Education group ( MU is home to five tenure-track science 
education faculty members including four faculty with joint appointments in science departments 
(Biochemistry, Biology and Physics). The group also includes a non-tenure track science education 
faculty member who specializes in STEM outreach and evaluation.

The MU Science Education group has an excellent reputation for research, grant activity, and science 
teacher education. The group coordinates an undergraduate science teacher education program leading 
to certification opportunities at the middle level (grades 5-8), secondary level, or both (5-12). We also 
contribute to the Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs through science education 
methods courses and specialized content courses for preservice elementary teachers. Our alternative 
certification program, SMAR2T, leads to a master’s degree program for middle and secondary 
preservice science teachers ( We also have a large doctoral program in 
science education with a long history of supporting the development of researchers and science teacher educators.


• Establish and engage in a productive research program in science education that yields high-
quality scholarly publications;
• Secure external funding for research and service projects;
• Teach science pedagogy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as seminars in 
the Ph.D. program;
• Advise and mentor graduate students;
• Contribute to academic programs related to science education; and 
• Contribute to the national visibility, stature, and impact of the MU science education group.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in science education or a closely related field;

• A minimum of three years of successful teaching in elementary, middle and/or high school 
• Evidence of a demonstrated or emerging record of scholarly productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Current funding or potential for obtaining external funding;
• Evidence of effective teaching at the university level;
• Online course development and teaching experience;

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment beginning August 15, 2014.

MU, a Doctoral/Research Extensive Institution, is the flagship institution of the University of Missouri 
four-campus system and is located in Columbia, a community of approximately 110,000. Within 
two hours driving distance to St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is rated as one of the best small 
cities in the U.S. by Money Magazine, and is frequently listed as one of the best places to live by 
national publications. MU enrollment is approximately 34,500 and the College of Education is one 
of 18 schools/colleges at MU. The College is home to approximately 1,300 undergraduate and 1,500 
graduate students, and 87 tenured/tenure-track faculty members. Supporting cultural diversity is an 
important goal for the college and the university. More information is available on the web at: http://

Application Procedures:

Apply online at Upload (a) letter of 
application in which candidates describe in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) graduate 
transcripts (for applicants who do not currently hold a faculty position), (c) copy of a sample 
scholarly publication, and (d) a narrative statement describing the applicant’s research agenda 
and approach to teaching in the attachment section of the application. Please upload your (e) CV 
in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section. (f) Three letters of reference should be sent directly 
(electronically) to the search committee Chair: 

Dr. Troy Sadler
303 Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-3544 Fax: (573) 884-2917 

Closing Date: The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 17, 2014, and will 
accept and review applications until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri-Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged. To request ADA
accommodations, please contact the College of Education at 573-884-7717.

Visit the University of Missouri’s jobs website at

FT/Term, College of St. Benedict/ St.John U MN

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University invites applications for a full time term position to begin August, 2015.  This position may be renewable up to three years. Candidates should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and be able to teach a range of undergraduate physics courses.  A Ph.D. in Physics is preferred.  For department information visit

Applications are accepted online only at . Applicants will complete an application form and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, (official transcripts required for on-campus interview) and *three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2014.

*Recommenders should submit their letter of reference confidentially to Human Resources at If your letters of reference are secured with Interfolio Service or another College/University, please contact them and have them send your letters to this email address.

TT/T in Science Education, Georgia State

Middle and Secondary Education
Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor – Science Education (Log #16-003)
The Department of Middle and Secondary Education in the College of Education at Georgia State University is seeking a permanent full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor in science education.  Georgia State University, founded in 1913, has a mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service.  Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this major research university has an enrollment of more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in six colleges. Classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity), Georgia State University is the only urban research university in Georgia and is the second largest university in the state, with students coming from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation, and from over 160 countries.

Responsibilities:  Primary responsibilities include conducting research, publishing research and scholarship, seeking external funding to support research as appropriate to the area of inquiry, teaching courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in science education, and providing service to the science education community.  Additional responsibilities include mentoring doctoral students; advising undergraduate and graduate students; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; and participating in professional organizations
and conferences.

Qualifications:  Qualifications include an earned doctorate in science education or related area; evidence of scholarly work in science education; a strong background in current trends and issues in science education; expertise in standards-based instruction and assessment; experience and commitment in working with diverse students in urban settings and in professional development schools; and strength as a researcher as well as a scholar/teacher.  Applicants for the associate professor position should have a robust research agenda, national reputation, and strong record of external funding for research.  Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong methodological background and a well-defined research program that is supported by funding from a source that uses a rigorous peer review process.

Applications/Nominations:  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, curriculum vita, official transcript of highest degree earned, and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest to:  Please reference Log #16-003 in the subject line. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Dana Fox at  To see a list of more openings visit our faculty positions page.

This position is available beginning Fall Semester 2015.  However, the position will remain open and applications accepted until filled.

Salaries for all positions are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Separate application materials must be submitted for each position sought. Please include the log number of the position to which you are applying in your application as well as any other correspondence regarding the position. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted, and will continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment will be conditional based on the results of a background investigation.

Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

FT at Florida Gulf Coast U

[Editor's note: FGCU does not award tenure]
Requisition Number: 2145
Summary: Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Teaches nine (9) contact hours per semester of undergraduate courses in physics and related subjects. Continued scholarly activity is expected at a level commensurate with the mission of the University. Community, institutional and professional service in furtherance of FGCU's mission is expected of all faculty. Other duties may be assigned by the chair.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, or a related area from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2015. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.
Preferred Qualifications: All areas of Physics are welcome, expertise in areas which complement existing departmental strengths would be especially welcome, as would interest and ability to make connections to other programs in the College of Arts and Sciences or the U.A Whitaker College of Engineering. Willingness to engage in service opportunities commensurate with career maturity. Excellence in teaching upper and lower division physics courses as well as talent for delivering a difficult scientific subject in a creative and relevant manner to students in STEM fields.
Special Instructions: "Statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline" should include plans to collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students on research projects and engagement in scholarly activities.
FGCU is a primarily undergraduate institution with a commitment to teaching quality.
Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2015.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.
Salary: $52,000 - Negotiable based on education & experience

Friday, August 22, 2014

TT at Western New England U

The Department of Physical & Biological Sciences at Western New England University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Physics at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning in September 2015, contingent upon budget approval. Teaching responsibilities will be 12 credit hours per semester of introductory level physics in both lectures and laboratories for engineering, science, and non-science students. A Ph.D. in Physics is required.
Candidates must submit a cover letter, a current CV, a teaching statement, and a research statement to the following address. Also candidates must have three references send their letters of recommendation directly to the address below. Official transcripts of all course-work in higher education are required. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable during the initial application.) While primarily a teaching institution seeking candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly activity is required for tenure consideration. The deadline for application is December 1, 2014.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,700 students, including 2,550 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. For more information about the University, visit our website at
Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent to the following address:
Physics Search Committee
c/o Dale-Marie Dahlke
College of Arts and Sciences
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684
Phone: 413-782-1218
Fax: 413-796-2118
Email Address:
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

TT at Xavier, LA (PER option)

The Physics Department of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions in the general areas of condensed matter, biophysics, optical physics, and education physics. The successful candidate for each position will have a Ph.D. in physics or engineering with a strong background in physics. He/She is expected to establish a strong research program in his/her field, as well as teach effectively at the undergraduate level. 

Interested candidates should apply online at, with a letter of application, CV, transcripts, a research plan, a statement of teaching philosophy, and submit 3 letters of recommendations addressed to Dr. Anderson Sunda-Meya ( Review of applications will begin September 5, 2014. All applications received before October 31, 2014 are assured consideration. Additional information is available at Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. EOE/AA.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

VAP at Bucknell

[Editor's note: it may be too late for this position, but you never know]
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, invites applications for an immediate opening for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position for the 2014/2015 academic year. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or ABD in physics, astronomy, or a related field. Successful applicants will demonstrate an interest in and potential for teaching and interacting effectively with students having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives, and will be expected to teach at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum. Successful candidates will also demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively with students and colleagues from a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
The Physics & Astronomy Department comprises 12 permanent faculty and maintains a small teaching observatory.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae or resume, a statement that addresses your potential and experience as a teacher, a statement of scholarly interests, and the names and contact information for three references to the department chair, preferably by email:

Michele Thornley
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Lab Coordinator, U of Delaware

The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Delaware seeks a full time (12 months) manager of the undergraduate teaching laboratories. The preferred starting date would be November 15, 2014. The Manager is responsible for the operation of all Physics and Astronomy teaching laboratories, both on the introductory and more advanced levels, and is involved in the design, revision and implementation of the laboratory curricula. In addition, the manager is responsible for the supervision of teaching assistants, and for technical tasks associated with the maintenance of the laboratories. For further information regarding the department please

Major responsibilities:
• Design and revision of the laboratory components of physics and astronomy courses to match changes in course content and pedagogical approaches.
• Maintenance of the teaching laboratories, including the advanced optics and electronics ones.
• Training and supervision of ~30 TAs in matters such as safety, laboratory teaching techniques, proper use of instrumentation and software for data acquisition, and data analysis.
• Develop and manage a budget for the educational laboratories.
• Organize and coordinate the laboratory schedules.

• A bachelor’s degree in physics or related field and five years laboratory experience working with physics instrumentation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred.
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills, including use of data acquisition and simulation software packages. Experience with LabVIEW preferred.
• Some experience with curriculum development and teaching of introductory physics laboratories preferred.

For additional information regarding the position listed and all open positions please visit the UDJOBS website at
Job ID 102325

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

FT at Dallas County CC District, El Centro

Job Description Summary/Essential Duties: 
Teaches students effectively in assigned classes and maintains office hours for student consultation in accordance with procedures outlined in the Dallas County Community College Board Policy Manual and/or agreed upon with immediate supervisor. Provides students with a written course syllabus that should include items specified by the college and/or Dallas County Community College System. Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning. Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, revising curricula, and recommending teaching assignments when appropriate. Maintains accurate and complete course records as required by law and the Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures Manual. Performs professional activities and assumes professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the division dean, and works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process. Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction. Participates in student advising and registration. Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Institutional Service Responsibilities (College and Dallas County Community College System): Meets professional assignments in accordance with the System's calendar and contractual obligations. Complies with DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM board policy, state and federal policy, and the student code of conduct as appropriate. Commits to college mission and goals through participating in planning division objectives and budget requests. Serves on and attends college and/or system committees as assigned. Participates in campus commencement exercise(s) as required by Board Policy and attends other required college meetings and activities. Participates in his/her own performance appraisal. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. Student Services Responsibilities: May work with student clubs and/or organizations. Community: Consistent with other DCCC job descriptions demonstrates verbal and written communication skills to support and enhance effective interaction between Dallas County Community College System and other organizations, businesses and community groups as well as faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Promotes the college in the community by participating in a variety of marketing activities. Professional Growth Responsibilities: Participates in professional development activities.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Master's degree or higher in the teaching discipline or Master's degree or higher with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).
One year of demonstrated teaching experience required. Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. The ability to provide quality customer service. Official transcripts will be required.*A criminal background check will be conducted.*

Position Specific Qualifications:
Preferred experience and credentials in the areas of Physics and Engineering.
Strong record of teaching excellence with community college students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates for faculty positions must upload copies of transcripts displaying conferred degree in the discipline specified.

Posting Specific Questions:
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Applicant Documents: 

  1. Resume
  2. Masters Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  3. PhD Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  4. Undergraduate Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  5. Bachelor's Unofficial Transcripts (Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated to U.S. standards prior to submission.)
  6. Cover Letter
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Certifications

Monday, August 18, 2014

TT at UW-Green Bay

TITLE: Assistant Professor - Physics

POSTING DATE: August 15, 2014

START DATE: August 24, 2015


The department of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in Physics. Candidates with a background in applied Physics are encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

* Teach 21 credits per academic year.  Primary responsibilities will be introductory level courses in Physics.  Other assignments may include an upper level modern physics course, a First Year Seminar course, or courses in support of the department of Natural and Applied Sciences.
* Develop a strong research program with the potential to involve collaboration with students, faculty, and individuals inside or outside the University.
* Advise students.
* Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank.
* Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development within the department of Natural and Applied Sciences.

Successful candidates will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching, and a commitment to undergraduate education.  Additionally, they should possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

* Earned doctorate in Physics from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, however an earned doctorate in Physics from an accredited institution is a necessary condition for contract renewal.
Campus and Community:
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Position is an academic year tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.
Please submit application materials by Monday, October 13, 2014.
Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

* Benefit Details:
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Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

* Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
* Curriculum Vitae
* Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
* Three current letters of recommendation may be sent to

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Chair, Physics Recruitment Committee
Phone: (920)465-2383

Saturday, August 16, 2014

TT in PER at Cal Poly Pomona

Assistant Professor, Physics Education Researcher

College of Science

The Physics and Astronomy Department and the Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (CEMaST) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track joint position as a Physics Education Researcher at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2015. 

The Position

Serving as a Physics Education Researcher, the successful candidate will:
  • Teach the full range (from freshman to senior level) of undergraduate courses in physics, as well as science content and or methods leading to a teaching credential;
  • Engage undergraduate students in research;
  • Lead and participate in grant-supported workshops for science teachers at the secondary level that support innovation in the science curriculum and teaching in ethnically diverse urban schools; and
  • Collaborate with university science educators and faculty in physics and astronomy to promote excellence in science teaching and learning at all levels of education (K-16).

The candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and exhibit potential for independent research in Physics Education.  It is expected that the new faculty member's assignment will be split approximately 2/3 on Physics related teaching and about 1/3 on CEMaST related activities.   Committee service activities are expected to be split between the department and CEMaST with a similar ratio.  This ratio is likely to vary from quarter to quarter depending on grant support, teaching needs, or release time.

In addition to positive contributions to teaching and learning, the successful candidate will also be expected to provide service to the university and surrounding community at large. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity and equity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in physics by August 2015 from an accredited university
  • University teaching experience (at least at the T. A. level)
  • Documented evidence of independent scholarship in the area of Physics Education Research

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • K-12 teaching experience
  • A history of developing and leading professional development activities for secondary science teachers and serving as a research mentor to undergraduate or Masters’ students
  • Experience with external funding
  • Experience working collaboratively with schools or community groups particularly in urban and ethnically diverse settings

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:
  • a cover letter that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description;
  • a statement of teaching experience and philosophy;
  • a proposed research plan;
  • curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form;
  • reprints of up to three representative publications;
  • three letters of reference to be sent to the department as well as the names and contact information for two additional references.  Include the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of your references in your applications.  Initial screening can begin without the letters of reference, but they must be received to advance to finalist status.  Official transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of all finalists.  
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 14, 2014. Early response is encouraged. Applicants should e-mail one or more PDF files which include above application materials to, to receive full consideration.  Please arrange for the references to send signed, PDF-format letters of reference to the e-mail address above. In case of questions, please contact Dr. Steve McCauley, Chair, at or:
Physics Education Researcher Search Committee
c/o Homeyra Sadaghiani, Chair
Physics and Astronomy Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 W. Temple Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-4014 FAX: 909-869-5090

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 22,000 enrolls in 52 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural, regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

About the College

As one of only 8 polytechnics in the US, the College of Science (COS) at Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating an environment of discovery and innovation, generating modern and evolving academic programs which include interdisciplinary curricula that emphasize a learn-by-doing philosophy for teaching and learning science, and advancing scientific knowledge by promoting a creative and professionally active faculty of teacher-scholars that engage students through and in research.
Majors in nine fields leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are offered by the seven exceptional Departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics) that compose the College of Science. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree are offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Kinesiology, and Mathematics. All programs are fully aligned with the University’s polytechnic, “learn by doing” philosophy, organization, and mission.

About the Department

The Cal Poly Pomona Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of the largest in the CSU and focuses entirely on undergraduate education from classroom instruction, to advising, to research. Consistent with the university’s learn-by-doing philosophy, most departmental courses are taught with accompanying laboratory sections. In addition, faculty members maintain active research programs that provide hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduates. The department has 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 6 support staff. The recent addition of science educators to several departments in the College of Science and the curriculum restructuring in Physics and Astronomy has created new opportunities for successful collaborations in the development of novel initiatives. For more information, please see the department website:

The Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching: The Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is the primary vehicle through which the College of Science serves the educational community. CEMaST is committed to improving mathematics and science teaching and learning for pre-K-16. Cal Poly Pomona’s core values of learn-by-doing, teacher-scholars and celebration of diversity are at the core of the Center’s work. CEMaST helps connect area teachers and administrators with university faculty so they can work together to improve teaching and learning by identifying and solving context specific problems related to the curricula, teaching and evaluation of science and mathematics. The experiences shared by the K-12 teachers and the CPP faculty create a mutually beneficial relationship that extends to other teachers and faculty as new programs and partnerships develop.

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at 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.