Friday, October 31, 2014

TT/T in STEM Education, Michigan Tech

The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences at Michigan Technological University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member with the education and experience to support a variety of initiatives related to STEM Education. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a new graduate program in STEM Education, provide support for a university-wide STEM Education Research Institute, and contribute to the teaching and research mission of at least one of our current programs in teacher education and psychology (see

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in a STEM or STEM Education related field (or be ABD) and have a demonstrated body of scholarly activity related to STEM Education. Teaching experience in a STEM discipline is also required. Desirable qualifications include: experience with and/or interest in leading teacher professional development; interest in scholarly collaboration with faculty in teacher education and STEM disciplines. The successful candidate will have an active research program, a commitment to attracting external funding and mentoring graduate students, and a record of excellence in teaching. Appointment is anticipated at the rank of assistant professor, although highly qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of associate professor.
 The Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences, offers secondary school teacher certification a MS program in Applied Science Education, an undergraduate program in psychology, and a graduate program in applied cognitive science and human factors. Teacher certification is offered in biology, chemistry, physics, Earth science, integrated science, mathematics, social studies and English. Department faculty are engaged in a number of funded research projects (see Teaching loads and salary are highly competitive. New faculty benefit from a supportive, collegial environment and a mentoring program.
 The position begins August 2015. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2014. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, vita, contact information including email addresses for three professional references (at least one of which addresses teaching), a statement of research interests, and a statement of teaching interests. Direct inquiries to Applications should be submitted online at
Michigan Tech is a public mid-sized research (RU/H) university. It is ranked in the top tier of national universities according to U.S. News & World Report and received Best in the Midwest honors in Princeton Reviews The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI, rated as one of the Top 10 summer travel destinations, as well as one of the Top 10 outdoor adventure spots in the country for our bike trails, Olympic-caliber cross country ski trails, Lake Superior shoreline, and numerous inland lakes.
 Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM. Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners in attracting and retaining a quality workforce. Visit: Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

TT Teaching Faculty, Univ of Calgary, Canada

Innovative teaching will help the University of Calgary meet its strategic goal to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where state-of-the-art teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'
In pursuit of this goal, the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a tenure-track, instructor-stream, faculty position at the instructor level. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of physics courses, including large introductory-level courses covering the topics of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and thermal physics. The position will also include the possibility of teaching other topics on Physics and Astrophysics at the junior and senior undergraduate levels. Instructor-stream faculty workload also includes participation in our pedagogical, course, and program development efforts. Specific courses and academic duties within these fields will be assigned by the Department Head based on the teaching needs of the Department.
Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Physics or closely-related field. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of teaching experience and those that possess a broad knowledge of Physics education pedagogy. Activity in the field of Physics Education Research is not required but could be viewed as a positive inclusion in an applicant's file. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University is committed to student engagement and creating an innovative, student-centered learning environment. Information about the Department and its programs can be found at
The University of Calgary is home to the recently announced Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning. Established through a major philanthropic donation by Don and Ruth Taylor, the Taylor Institute is designed to transform teaching at the University of Calgary and place us at the forefront of pedagogical advance and the integration of teaching and research across North America. More information about the Taylor Institute and its programs can be found at
Calgary, Canada's fastest growing major city, offers a vibrant, multicultural and family-oriented environment with a population of more than 1,000,000. Situated near the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park and Lake Louise, Calgary offers great quality of life and outstanding recreational activities.
How to apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a teaching dossier, a curriculum vitae and complete contact information for 3 referees to:
Dr. Robert Thompson, Head
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
T2N 1N4
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada. The University of Calgary promotes employment equity and respects, appreciates and encourages diversity.
  1. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following
    questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada Yes/No, and
  2. Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? Yes/No
Application Period: The review of applications will begin on January 2, 2015 and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation's most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada's top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to 'I will lift up my eyes'.
To succeed as one of Canada's top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We're increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone. 
To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website
About Calgary, Alberta
Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

TT at Kenyon College OH

Kenyon College seeks a physicist for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in July, 2015.
 The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to teach at all levels of a rigorous undergraduate curriculum and will have earned a Ph.D. in physics. Outstanding candidates who are ABD may be considered, but post-doctoral experience is preferred. The candidate’s research specialty may involve any area of theoretical, computational, or experimental physics. The ability to involve undergraduates in continuing physics research will be regarded as a definite plus. The department has an integrated computational physics component in both theoretical and experimental courses. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to this component both in courses for physics majors as well as in general education courses. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. The candidate should also explain in their cover letter why they are a good fit for our particular position.
 Kenyon College, located on an idyllic campus in rural central Ohio, is ranked in the top tier of national liberal arts colleges and has a reputation for outstanding teaching and scholarship. The Physics Department is housed in a spacious and well-equipped building constructed in 2000. With this new hire, our staff will include seven faculty members and a laboratory director, and we graduate about 8 physics majors each year. Faculty members teach two or three lecture courses or lab sections each semester, for a total of five classes per year. For more information about our department, please visit our web site at Kenyon offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including provisions for a spouse or domestic partner.

TT at Mercer Univ, GA

Mercer University invites applications for a 9 month, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August 2015. The Department of Physics grants only bachelor's degrees in physics, and is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. 

The selected candidate will teach twenty-one semester hours of physics and general education courses per academic year. Contribute to program and course development within the department and the college. Maintain a research program which could involve undergraduates in physics and engineering. 

Mercer University is a comprehensive institution of over 8,000 students enrolled in twelve colleges and schools. The university's historic Macon campus serves 2,700 traditional undergraduate students of which 1,500 are pursuing degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts. Founded by Baptists, Mercer is distinguished by its service ethos, interdisciplinary spirit, and commitment to academic freedom. 

An earned doctorate in physics, astronomy, or biophysics, or its requirements completed by August 2015 from an accredited college/university is required. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and experience beyond the level of teaching assistant. Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to general education in a liberal arts setting, and to our current efforts to improve our introductory physics for life sciences. 

Interested candidates must apply online at and attach 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter of interest, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) statement of research interests. In addition, three professional letters of reference should be submitted electronically to Please visit our department web site at and our university web site at For inquiries only, contact

Review of applications will begin immediately. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 5.

FT/NTT Instructional Faculty, Texas A&M Galveston

Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus - Marine Sciences Department
Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus (TAMUG) invites applications for a full-time (nine-month/year), non-tenure track position at the Instructional Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek an individual with at least a M.Sc. or Ph.D. (preferred) in Physics for the position of Physics Laboratory Director. The position is in the Department of Marine Sciences in Galveston. We are specifically looking for a person who will direct the laboratory associated with our College and University physics courses. She/he is expected to design and implement experiments in classical physics utilizing up-to-date technology to reinforce the topics covered in these physics courses, to teach some of the labs and to coordinate the efforts of the laboratory instructors. She/he is expected to have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and will have an opportunity to teach College and University physics courses or other courses appropriate to TAMUGs marine-maritime programs. The multidisciplinary offerings of the Department of Marine Sciences include all of the physical sciences and oceanography as well as resource management and environmental policy. 
For more information on the position please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Ayal Anis by phone (409-740-4987) or email ( 
To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and/or laboratory experience and interests, and a list of three references with their contact information, referencing PAR #3634 to Chair, Physics Lab Director Search Committee, Human Resources Department, Texas A&M University at Galveston, P.O. Box 1675, 200 Seawolf Parkway, Galveston, TX 77553-1675 or to
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date is January 1, 2015, or earliest thereafter. 
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and verification of eligibility to work in the US. Texas A & M University at Galveston is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action/ Veterans/ Disability Employer.
Notice of Non-discrimination

TT at Bucknell University PA

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. We expect to hire at the Assistant Professor level, but outstanding candidates will be considered at Associate Professor or Professor; years of credit toward tenure may be awarded based upon qualifications.The successful candidate will demonstrate a potential for excellence in teaching at all levels of the undergraduate physics curriculum. We are interested in candidates who can maintain an active experimental research program in an undergraduate teaching environment. The Department welcomes applications from couples or partners. By the time of their appointment, candidates are required to have a (1) Ph.D., or (2) Master's and either ABD or relevant professional experience, in Physics or a related scientific discipline.
The Department is committed to broadening the participation of under-represented groups in STEM fields. Our curriculum includes interactive teaching, computation, and laboratory environments, as well as more traditional classroom settings. We aim to engage students in collaborative endeavors, promote meaningful interactions between students and faculty, and provide a learning environment that is potentially closer to the practice of professional science. We work closely with our students to help them develop both knowledge and confidence in their proficiency, regardless of their background or outgoing career trajectory. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department's commitment to undergraduate research, student learning, diversity, and inclusive pedagogy.

A complete application will include a curriculum vitae, a statement describing your potential and interests as a teacher, a statement describing your scholarly interests and research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
About Bucknell

About Bucknell Bucknell is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate, private university with approximately 3500 students enrolled in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. The Department of Physics & Astronomy has 13 faculty, with support provided by two technical staff and one administrative assistant. Our introductory courses are taken by students majoring in all math and science disciplines, all of the students in the College of Engineering, and by students from all majors in a liberal arts environment.
Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically under-represented in higher education.
Bucknell is located in the Borough of Lewisburg along the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. Lewisburg is an appealing small town with well-preserved Federal and Victorian architecture; it is often ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. The metropolitan areas of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington are all within a three-hour drive.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Postdoc Position - Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science and Engineering

Stanford University Graduate School of Education seeks a post-doctoral
fellow to work with Dr. Jonathan Osborne and Dr. Ray Pecheone on their
Bechtel funded project. This seeks to develop a blueprint for assessments
for the Next Generation Science and Engineering Standards which are to be
implemented in K-12 schools in California. Schools will begin teaching the
new curriculum in 2015 and the first tests will be offered in 2017.  This
project, initially for one year, seeks to build on the National Research
Council report (Pellegrino et al., 2013) which has argued for the need to
develop assessments that measure, in an integrated manner, disciplinary core
ideas, scientific practices and cross-cutting concepts.

The initial work will involve developing criteria that appropriate
assessments must satisfy, identifying what exists from the many disparate
sources and work conducted in the field, and constructing templates for
possible assessments that may be both formative and summative varying in
format from traditional multiple choice to extended performance assessments.
A research associate, two research assistants and a team of faculty
consisting of Dr Helen Quinn, Dr Linda Darling Hammond, Dr Susan Schultz,
Dr. Rich Shavelson and Dr Carl Weimann will support the individual in this

Candidates for this post must have an earned doctoral degree in science
education prior to starting the appointment. The successful applicant will
have a demonstrated ability to engage in creative scholarship/research in
science education and support the writing of scholarly publications. The
responsibilities of the position include working as part of a collaborative
team with faculty and graduate students at the Stanford Graduate School of

Desirable attributes for this position include: strong background in science
education, a good content knowledge in K-12 science, expertise in
quantitative or qualitative research methods and demonstrated writing.

This position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents
without regard to race, age, gender, religion, color, national origin, or
physical disability.

Application review will begin on Nov 17, 2014 and it is hoped that the
successful candidate will be able to start work by Jan 1, 2015. Prospective
applicants for the position can obtain further information from:

Dr. Jonathan Osborne, Graduate School of Education Stanford University, 485
Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 650 725 1247 (voice)

Applicants should email a letter of interest describing their
qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and names of 2/3 references to Dr
Osborne by Nov 14.

For information about the Stanford Graduate School of Education, please
visit our web site:

Pellegrino, James W.  , Wilson, Mark R.  , Koenig, Judith A. , & Beatty,
Alexandra S. (Eds.). (2013). Developing Assessments for the Next Generation
Science Standards. Washington DC: National Academies Press.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TT/T Cluster Hire in STEM Education at Florida International University

FIU in conjunction with FIUs STEM Transformation Institute invites applications for multiple, open-ranked positions in Discipline Based Education Research. The STEM Transformation Institute is a living laboratory engaged in innovative research and educational change through evidence-based practices that will ultimately increase the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, graduating from FIU. The Institute builds on multidisciplinary collaborations across the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Education, and Engineering & Computing, as well as stakeholders across the K-20 spectrum, to support its mission.
 FIU is seeking individuals that will join the STEM Institute with primary positions in a science or engineering department or in the department of teaching and learning. Each individual will work collaboratively with faculty in the STEM Institute and their department to transform undergraduate STEM education and conduct transformative education research in their discipline. Successful candidates will be expected to establish/maintain a strong research program (external funding, peer-reviewed scholarly work, national/international collaborations, mentoring of undergraduate/graduate researchers), teach/design transformative STEM courses in their discipline, and provide service to their department/college in order to contribute to the STEM Institutes mission in these domains. Required background includes:
 Earned doctorate in science, engineering, or mathematics with expertise in discipline-based education research or earned doctorate in science/engineering/mathematics education
  • Scholarly activity (grant funding, publications, etc.) commensurate with experience
  • Experience conducting and leading a research program
  • Teaching experience and excellence commensurate with level
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
 Successful candidates will work closely with and be responsible to their department chair and the STEM Institute Director. These are full time, 9-month positions. Please go to for more information about the position and STEM Transformation Institute. Applications will be reviewed continually until all positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online at When applying please reference Job Opening ID:508657.
 Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID (508657) at and attach  a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy as individual attachments.  Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three (3) references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 10, 2014. Review will continue until all positions are filled.
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Floridas anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. 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. 

TT at Stonehill College, MA

The Physics Department at Stonehill College invites applicants for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track appointment in Physics to begin August, 2015. This position will involve teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

We seek applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in research, and who have a demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity in education. The teaching load for a physics professor at Stonehill includes three undergraduate courses a semester, for a total of six courses per year, plus the supervision of physics majors and pre-engineering students. Our department has a state-of-the-art optics research lab. The lab is equipped with a femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser system , optical tables, several oscilloscopes, numerous mirror mounts and mirrors, translation stages, a spectrum analyzer, Fabry-Perot cavity and many other components needed for optical experiments. 

Minimum Qualifications 

The applicant for this position should have a Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering with a strong physics background. Teaching experience strongly preferred. 

Special Instructions to Applicants 

Interested applicants should submit online a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a proposed plan of research, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three recommendation letters are also required and each should be submitted online by the reference. 

The application deadline is December 1, 2014, or until the position is filled. Please email inquiries to our administrative assistant Romelle Berry at or to Alessandro Massarotti, Associate Professor of Physics at

Monday, October 27, 2014

Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics-Maine Maritime Academy

The Arts and Sciences Department at Maine Maritime Academy invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Physics. Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in physics, though exceptional applicants with a Master's degree will also be considered. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace working with undergraduates in classroom and laboratory settings. Teaching expectations include undergraduate introductory physics courses (algebra- and calculus-based) and labs, and occasional electives. Advising undergraduates, engaging in scholarship activities, and service to the department and college are also essential aspects of the position. Candidates from all areas of physics with a commitment to teaching excellence in undergraduate education are encouraged to apply. Screening of applicants will begin in early December, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a full-time, permanent position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank, beginning August, 2015.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three professional references. Prior to consideration by the search committee, an original Maine Maritime Academy application (found at must be submitted to the MMA Human Resources Office at:
Director of Human Resources ~ Box C - 3 ~ Castine, ME 04420
Successful candidates may be subject to a background investigation appropriate to the position offered. For complete job listings and an online application form, go to About Us at and click on jobs@mma. MMA is an EOE; Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Application Information,
Postal Address:
 Human Resources
Maine Maritime Academy
1 Pleasant Street
Castine, ME 04421

Online App. Form:
 Email Address:

Friday, October 24, 2014

TT in PER (Physics Education Research) at Univ of Central Florida

Position Description: The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2015. We seek candidates with experience in Physics Education Research.
The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.
UCF is a leading, fast growing, metropolitan research university with about 60,000 students. The Department of Physics currently has 40 faculty members, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and has recently moved into a state-of-the-art research building. Research programs include condensed matter physics, surface physics, nanoscience, soft condensed matter, planetary science, biological physics, atomic and optical physics, quantum information processing, and physics education. Pedagogical reforms are already underway, facilitated by grants from PhysTEC (Comprehensive site) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the acquisition of a large studio classroom. There are opportunities to benefit from a synergy with activities in the College of Education, iSTEM (a new interdisciplinary initiative to recruit students into STEM disciplines), and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Position# 34019
Position Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in Physics or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution by the time of hire, and a substantial record of independent, well regarded research.
Additional Application Materials Required:
To apply, applicants must complete the online application on The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), summary of research and teaching portfolio, and a list of three (3) references with contact information.
Questions regarding this search can be directed via email to with the subject line: Physics Education Research Position.
Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Your assistance with the University of Central Florida's Affirmative Action Plan implementation is appreciated. The University collects VOLUNTARY declarations of race and gender and uses the information to compile statistics on recruitment success. If you choose to assist, your demographic information will be used only for affirmative action.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

TT in Science Education, Univ of Pittsburgh PA

School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
 POSITION:  Assistant Professor of Science Education.  Full-time, tenure stream position based on an eight-month academic year with summer session teaching opportunities available. This position begins August 2015.
 DESCRIPTION:  The Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh invites applicants for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Science Education. Responsibilities of the position include pursuing a productive research program, including seeking external funding and producing scholarly publications; teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse student body in our graduate teacher education and doctoral programs; and serving on school and university committees.  Ideal candidates will have a capacity to work in partnership with a diverse community and contribute to the collaborative strengths of our school, evident in the Learning Policy Center ( and the Center for Urban Education (  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Science Education or a related field; a strong commitment to the initial preparation and continued professional development of primary, middle grades, or secondary science teachers; and the potential to establish a distinguished record of research in an area related to the teaching and learning of science.  Other desired qualities include a demonstrated excellence in teaching at the primary, middle or secondary levels; interest in urban education; experience with technological tools for science instruction; and interest in the history and philosophy of science education.
 APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Interested applicants should submit (a) a letter of application that describes their qualifications for the position, their professional research interests, and their teaching experiences/pedagogical approaches; (b) a curriculum vita; (c ) two samples of written scholarship; and (d) three letters of recommendation through the online system at The online system will prompt applicants to request three letters of recommendation.  Alternatively, recommenders can be instructed to email the letters directly to  If you are unable to upload your documents, please mail materials to:  Science Education Search, Office of the Dean, School of Education University of Pittsburgh, 5600 WWPH, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.
 For inquiries, please contact Dr. Ellice Ann Forman, Science Education Search Committee Chair, at Review of candidates will begin on December 10, 2014, and will continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

TT at Central College, Iowa

QUALIFICATIONS AND TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (ABD may apply) in Physics with graduate work in Mechanical Engineering (or a related area) and strong teaching skills. The successful candidate will be expected to teach standard undergraduate physics courses at introductory and advanced levels (including laboratories), courses serving non-science students, and introductory engineering courses (Engineering Graphics, Statics, Dynamics, and Mechanics of Materials). Candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching and have an understanding of and appreciation for the liberal arts environment. Additionally, candidates will be expected to contribute to program development and assessment, advising and mentoring of students, and engaging in scholarship and service that contributes to the institution and profession.  

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS: Central’s physics department currently offers a major and a minor in physics and participates in a dual-degree pre-engineering program. The department is comprised of dynamic and dedicated faculty who work collegially with each other and students to support teaching and learning. Students benefit from the one-on-one attention provided by faculty devoted to teaching and working with students. The physics program at Central College prepares students for industrial jobs, graduate school and research, teaching, engineering jobs and other technical areas. The department graduates an average of nine majors annually. Many continue directly to graduate school to study engineering on the graduate level at various universities across the nation. 84% of physics graduates enter graduate school within one year of leaving Central College; 95% are admitted into their first or second choice graduate school. The department is housed in a modern natural science facility, which is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and also includes the departments of biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science. An 11-inch reflector telescope is located in a nearby observatory. For more information please visit our website at
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for this position please visit Review of applications will begin on 7 November and continue until the position is filled. Please submit the following materials online:
  1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position and the College
  2. an updated curriculum vita
  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this tenure-line faculty appointment at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

FT at U Tulsa, OK

THE UNIVERSITY OF TULSA Department of Physics and Engineering Physics The Department of Physics and Engineering Physics at the University of Tulsa ( invites applications for an Instructor/Applied Assistant Professor position. The position is a 10-month non-tenure-track continuing faculty appointment. A Ph.D. in physics or engineering physics is preferred, but related fields and ABD will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory physics courses and related laboratories and may include advanced courses depending on departmental needs. An interest in mentoring undergraduate research projects will be a plus. The department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees in Physics and Engineering Physics and a doctoral degree in Physics. Candidates should electronically send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, together with the names and addresses of at least three references to Dr. George P. Miller ( Screening of the candidates will begin Dec 31st and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tulsa is a privately endowed doctoral granting university of approximately 4,500 students located in a metropolitan population of 960,000. The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer F/M/Disabled/Veteran.

Assessment Specialist I, Physics

ETS (Educational Testing Service), is a global non-profit organization, headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Our mission is to advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, performing educational research and influencing policies that promote learning, performance, education and professional development.
We are currently seeking an Assessment Specialist in Physics with these responsibilties:
  • Develop Physics tests.
  • Write, review, and revise test questions.
  • Assemble tests or pools of questions to meet specifications.
  • Work independently and as part of a team; must work with outside experts in physics.
  • Assemble tests, review assembled tests, and assist in the preparation of Special Test Editions.
  • Recruit, train, mentor, and manage outside item writers.
  • Devise strategies for improving outside item writer results, develop item writer training materials: plan and lead item writer training meetings, & monitor work with outside item writers.
  • Edit and review questions acquired from teacher consultants: gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items: evaluate question acceptability after testing.
  • Assist client committees, including organizing meetings, recommending committee members, and explaining and summarizing statistical analysis results.
  • Manage item evaluation process for one or more programs, use feedback from committee meetings and departmental staff to improve item quality for a program, & make recommendation on scoring problem items.
  • Participate in physics constructed-response scoring activities, working closely with faculty consultants in areas of specialty.
  • Plan, manage, and direct test development activities, possibly as a member of a Test Creation Team.
  • Respond to inquiries from examinees, investigate possible copyright violations, and may review and make recommendations for security cases.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field: give presentations and serve as liaison to the academic community in science, science education, and statistics.
  • Assist with reliability, validity or comparability studies.
  • Review and revise program publications and interpretive test preparation materials: participate in teacher training activities.
  • Serve on developmental teams, committees, corporate task forces and renewal teams, as requested.
  • Assist in design and development of new assessments and innovative products and services. Proactively work toward shorter cycle time, reduced costs, greater customer satisfaction and quality maintenance.
  • Proactively work toward shorter cycle time, reduced costs, greater customer satisfaction and quality maintenance.

A Master's degree in Secondary Science Education or Physics, is required.

Three years of professional experience including experience teaching physics at the high school or college level. Experience in test development, educational measurement, or applied statistics a plus.
Apply at:

With more than 3,400 global employees worldwide, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually in more than 180 countries, at 9,000+ locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, we conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. Equal Opportunity Employer

Hillsdale College TT Faculty Position

Applications are invited for a tenure track assistant professor position which starts August 2015.  A commitment to teaching of undergraduate non-majors and physics majors is essential.  A Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required.  Hillsdale College, is a private, well-endowed, co-educational, liberal arts school of 1450 students.  It is located on a 200 acre site in a beautiful, small Michigan town.  The physics department is well equipped and has 19,000 sq. ft. of floor space.  Salary is competitive with similar schools.  Candidates should also submit statements on their teaching philosophy, plans for undergraduate research, and professional goals.  Applicants should familiarize themselves with the College's Mission Statement ( and include in their letters a detailed response to the mission, addressing their interest and ability to teach in light of its commitments.  Copies of college and graduate school transcripts should be submitted.  Three letters of reference are required.  Electronic submissions welcome.  More information can be found at:
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Send application materials to Mrs. Cindy Hoard, Science Division Secretary, Hillsdale College, 33 E. College St., Hillsdale, MI  49242,, (517) 437-7341 X2390, Fax (517) 607-2252.  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Kenneth Hayes, Physics Dept. Chair,, 517-607-2385.

FT at Indiana University East

IU East At A Glance
Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio, and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees and selected master's degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. IU East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students and in its contributions to the cultural and economic development of the communities it serves. Learn more about IU East.
Job Description
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN, invites applications for anticipated full-time faculty position for Physics, commencing August 1, 2015. Candidates for all full-time faculty positions must demonstrate a strong desire to excel in teaching and provide ongoing support for student success, in and out of the classroom. Online delivery of programs is an increasingly important aspect of IU East enrollment strategy. Candidates for tenure-track positions must also have an interest in building a sustainable program of research, scholarship and/or creative activity.
This position is for the academic year, long-term lecturer position.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Teach introductory physics courses. In addition to a two-semester introductory physics course (with laboratory), which supports science and technology programs and general education requirements, teaching responsibilities may include other physics, chemistry and/or related courses compatible with interests and background.
  • Responsibilities also include student advising and campus service as an expectation; interacting with a diverse student and faculty community.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The University offers an excellent benefit package. For more information, please feel free to watch the customized video showing the array of benefit plans and options offered to employees. Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Physics or related area is required for lecturer position.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and student success is essential.
To Apply
Please send a letter of application, including a statement of interest and qualifications, a resume or CV, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references, as email attachments, preferably as MS Word or pdf documents to Please limit submissions to requested materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FT at Portland CC, Oregon

Instructor, Physics
Portland Community College
Job Summary
This is a full time (1.0 FTE) probationary faculty position commencing September 2015. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments. Initial assignment will be at the Southeast Campus.
  • This position is included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. Employment in this position will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.
  • Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.
  • As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.
  • Instruct students in Physics, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area Faculty; assess student performance in these courses.
  • Attend and participate in college-wide, campus/center division, department, and program meetings and activities.
  • Serve on Subject Area Curriculum Committees and/or such other College committees as may be assigned.
  • Assist in the recruitment of students.
  • Provide registration, advising, and guidance assistance to students.
  • Provide professional assistance to staff and students.
  • Provide information and assistance on College operations as may be requested.
  • Compile and/or research data as may be assigned.
  • Provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
  • Remain current in the field through a variety of professional development activities.
  • Maintain College safety standards in their work areas; ensure that students are trained in good safety practices; and make reasonable efforts to ensure that students follow good safety practices.
  • Comply with published College Policies and Procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as provided in Faculty Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications
  • The education and/or work history sections of your online application form must demonstrate that you meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. The information on the resume/cover letter will not substitute for the completed application.
  • Satisfactory references and successful completion of the criminal background check are required to meet the minimum qualifications for hire into this position.
Master's degree in physics
Master's degree in related area plus 30 quarter hours graduate credit in physics;
The Physics SAC has established the following disciplines to be considered approved "related areas":
Engineering (civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, etc.)
Math or any science other than physics
Math education
Physics (or other science) education
Secondary science education
Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:
  1. Ability to teach physical science (non-major), physics, calculus-based physics lectures and laboratories; and math through calculus and differential equations as needed by the division
  2. Demonstrated ability to engage in collegial activities in the department, division, campus and district committees, projects, professional development activities, etc.;
  3. Demonstrated willingness to actively pursue new opportunities to expand Physics in the areas of STEM literacy and other potential growth areas;
  4. Ability to develop and teach online and/or hybrid courses using best practices;
  5. Experience with a range of instructional methods designed to support active student engagement in lecture and lab environments
  6. Ability to assess, revise, and develop individual courses as well as curriculum;
  7. Ability to learn and teach new courses and technologies.
Position Status
Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt