Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lecturer Position-University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Physics Department of the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Lecturer position to start September 1, 2015. The department has a legacy of developing new and innovative teaching practices, having created some of the first implementations of on-line homework, personal response technology, lecture capture and blended learning. The department is seeking an outstanding colleague who wishes to be part of a pioneering initiative to teach introductory physics in a team-based / active learning format. Required qualifications are a bachelors degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field, and demonstrated experience and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. To apply online, please go to and submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of 1-05-2015, in order to ensure consideration. The initial appointment will be for two years but is renewable based on performance and program need. The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Renewable Lectureship - Indiana Purdue - Fort Wayne

Type of appointment: 9 Month, Non-Tenure Track, Recurring
Discipline: Physics
Area of Expertise: Open to all areas of Physics
A qualified candidate will at least have a Master of Science in Physics but a Doctorate is preferred. The candidate must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education and desire to innovate in their teaching methodology. The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role to innovate the introductory instructional laboratories, especially the laboratories for the life sciences. There will be the opportunity to develop and teach introductory and general education courses. For a candidate with a Ph.D., there is the opportunity to develop and teach advanced physics classes, and will have the prospect of developing a research program and directing student research. Money will be available for professional development.
Primary responsibilities will be teaching undergraduate laboratories, interacting with our high school physics partners and outreach. Academic advising, and engagement with the University, Department and community are also required.
Please submit:
  • A 1-2 page teaching philosophy
  • An example of teaching experience or effectiveness
  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
  • A copy of unofficial transcripts
Note: All candidates who are interviewed should prepare a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation.
Employment is contingent on a satisfactory background records check.

Contact:Mark Masters, Chair; 260-481-6153
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Online App. Form:

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

8 Astrocamp Instructorships, Spring 2015, Southern California

We are currently hiring teachers for the time frame beginning January 2, 2015 and ending May 30, 2015 with opportunities to work future seasons as well. Astrocamp is a unique non-profit education center that specializes in astronomy and physical sciences. Located on a forested campus near the town of Idyllwild at an elevation of 5,600 feet amidst the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California. Over 16,000 students from 8-14 years old attend Astrocamp each year. With excellent teaching facilities we bring science to life through hands-on, experiential classes and activities. Our labs and facilities include an Olympic sized pool; extensive ropes course and rock wall, innovative classrooms, and two state of the art telescope viewing areas with CCD capabilities. Instructors have small group sizes and remain with the same group of students throughout their 3-5 day program. Astrocamp provides incredible experiences for kids and instructors alike. Check us out at

Salary and Benefits: Starting at $55 per day, plus Room and Board. Staff live on-site in partially furnished group apartments and all meals are provided in the dining hall. Staff are not required to supervise students in the dorms. Health insurance after six months of employment, and training is fully paid. Astrocamp is located on a 90-acre campus adjacent to a national forest with easy access to world-class rock climbing, outstanding hiking, and great mountain biking.

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Qualifications: Requires a passion for learning and working with children. Must be a positive, energetic, and organized team member eager to learn new content. Desire to work and live in a small camp community is mandatory. Requires a Bachelors degree in the physical sciences. Previous teaching experience is a plus. First Aid and CPR Certification required and lifeguard certification is helpful.  Certifications will be provided on site to those not certified.  Must be legally authorized to work in the USA.
8 openings.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

TT at Oglethorpe, Atlanta GA

The Department of Physics at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta welcomes applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Physics, starting Fall 2015. The teaching load is two courses with labs per semester, fall and spring. The minimum qualification is an earned terminal degree in Physics or a closely related field. The area of specialty is open, but preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate the ability to involve undergraduates in research, both in physics and of a more interdisciplinary nature. Applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest(s), three letters of reference, and unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Review of applications will begin February 9, 2015.

VAP at Jackson State, MS

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, and Geoscience
Visiting Assistant Professor 

Jackson State University (JSU), a historically black college and university (HBCU), is one of the four State-supported doctoral, research universities in Mississippi with an enrollment of 9,500 students. JSU is located in Jackson, the Capital City of the State of Mississippi with a population of 400,000 in the metropolitan area. JSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of 99 Research Universities with High Research Activities. The Department of Physics is one of the nine academic departments in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology (CSET). CSET has over 2,400 students and 124 full-time faculty members. The College is poised to become one of the prominent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) colleges in the country. 

The Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences, and Geoscience has three degree granting programs consisting of B.S. degrees in: Physics, Meteorology and Earth Systems Science. The Department is seeking applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin January 5, 2015. We seek a candidate with a strong desire to teach and conduct research in the field of experimental physics. A successful candidate must be able to effectively convey concepts of physics to undergraduate students from an introductory to advanced level. The candidate must start an energy related research program. The candidate must have a PhD in Physics or a closely related field as well as a record of teaching excellence and research productivity appropriate to appointment. 

Each candidate interested in this position should send (1) a cover letter stating her/his interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research plan and teaching philosophy, and (4) list of contact information of three references electronically to Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries contact: Mehri Fadavi Interim Chair, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 17660, 1400 J. R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217. Phone: 601-979-3634. Related information can be found at

TT at Kutztown U, PA

The Department of Physical Sciences at Kutztown University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental/applied physics at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2015. A Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a related field is required. ABD will be considered with conferral of Ph.D. by August 21, 2015. Successful candidate is expected to teach upper-level experimental physics courses, such as electronics and instrumentation. Evidence of commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. The teaching load consists of twenty-four contact hours per academic year. The successful candidate is expected to develop an active research program that involves undergraduate students. Candidates must submit a hardcopy of application including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan that involves undergraduates, and three current letters of recommendation to: Chair of Experimental Physics Search Committee, Department of Physical Sciences, Kutztown University, P.O. Box 730, Kutztown, PA 19530. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Review of applications will begin February 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Kutztown University is an AA/EOE member of the PA State System of Higher Education and actively solicits applications from women and minorities. All applicants for employment are subject to a criminal background check.

Spring Semester Lectureships at Univ of Wisconsin-Madison

Position Vacancy Listing: PVL # 81358
Degree and area of specialization:
MS in physics or related field required; Ph.D. preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Previous experience teaching physics at the college/university level preferred.
Principal duties:
Teach and/or Co-Teach Physics:
115 - Energy
202 - General Physics
207 - General Physics
625 - Applied Optics
715 - Statistical Methods
721 - Electrodynamics
Prepare syllabus, prepare and present lectures, lead discussion section, hold office hours, prepare and administer examinations, supervise TAs and/or graders.
Physics 115 is a 3 credit course and is a one-semester introduction, focusing on a central concept: energy, energy sources, and the environment. This course gives students the necessary physics background to form opinions on energy questions. The physical laws of thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, and nuclear physics in connection with energy related topics such as: thermal pollution, fossil power, fission and fusion, nuclear power, and solar power. The course consists of two lectures and one discussion per week.
202 General Physics. I, II, SS; 5 cr (Intermediate, Physical Sciences, C). Primarily for engineering students. Electricity, magnetism, light, and sound. Two lectures, two discussions and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: Physics 201 or equivalent. Not open to students who have taken Physics 208 or 248; Open to Freshmen
207 General Physics. I, II; 5 cr (Intermediate, Physical Sciences, C, Quant Reasoning B). Recommended for those majoring in science or mathematics. Also suitable for others who have the math prerequisite. Mechanics, heat and sound. Two lectures, two discussions and one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: Math 221 or 211 or 1 year high school calculus or instructor consent. Not open to students who have taken Physics 201 or 247; Open to Freshmen
625 Applied Optics. II; 4 cr (P-A). Optical methods in research and technology. Reflection, refraction, absorption, scattering. Imaging. Sources and sensors. Schlieren methods. Interferometry. Instrumental spectroscopy. Fourier optics, image processing, holography. Laser technology, Gaussian beams, nonlinear optics. P: Three semesters of calculus level physics or equiv. Sr or Grad st or cons inst.
715 Statistical Mechanics.I, II; 3 cr. Statistical foundations, Liouville's theorem, ensembles, classical and quantum distribution functions, entropy and temperature, connection with thermodynamics, partition functions, quantum gases, non-ideal gases, phase transitions and critical phenomena, non-equilibrium problems, Boltzmann equation and the H-theorem, transport properties, applications of statistical mechanics to selected problems. P: Physics 711, 531 & 415, or equiv.
721 Theoretical Physics-Electrodynamics.I, II; 3 cr. Electrostatics, magnetostatics, Green functions, boundary value problems, macroscopic media, Maxwell's equations, the stress tensor and conservation laws, electromagnetic waves, wave propagation, dispersion, waveguides, radiation, multipole expansions, diffraction and scattering, special relativity, covariance of Maxwell's equations, Lienard-Wiechert potentials, radiation by accelerated charges. P: Physics 322 or equiv.
Additional Information:
There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of course(s) listed on this PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.
A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required
Employee Class: Academic Staff
Department(s): L&S/PHYSICS
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $34,202 ACADEMIC (9 months) Depending on Qualifications
Term: This position will end on MAY 24, 2015.
Appointment percent: 33.3% - 100%
Anticipated begin date: JANUARY 09, 2015
Number of Positions: 6
To Ensure Consideration:
Application must be received by: DECEMBER 04, 2014
How To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/relationships or three professional refernces via:
Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #81358 to:
Aimee Lefkow
Phone: 608-263-2267
Fax: 608-263-0800
Department of Physics
1150 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Monday, November 24, 2014

Chico State PER in Science Ed (rumor)

Chico State will be announcing the following position for a physics education researcher with an interest in pre-service teacher preparation.  Applicants with doctorates in physics or education are welcome to apply. 

Please email Leslie Atkins with any questions ( 

The Position:  The Department of Science Education, in the College of Natural Sciences at California State University is searching for a tenure track assistant professor to start August 2015. The position is contingent on funding. 

Minimum Qualifications:  The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Science Education or Education with a M.S. in Physics or a PhD in Physics with an emphasis in physics education research.  Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year August 2015.

Preferred Qualifications:  K-12 teaching experience, elementary, middle or high school teaching credential, experience teaching science content to pre-service K-12 teachers.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching physics to future elementary school teachers and middle and high school science teachers, scholarship including research publications, conference presentations and research grants, and service through student advising, department, college and university committee assignments and community outreach.

The Department:  The Department of Science Education at CSU, Chico was established in 2007. The primary role of the department is to provide science content courses for undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in formal and informal education. Faculty in the department have been awarded over $4 million in grant funding; redesigned the course sequence for future elementary teachers; developed a BA in Natural Sciences program (with 35 majors and growing); cultivated a cross-disciplinary community of researchers engaged in discipline based education research; developed strong partnerships with the Gateway Science Museum and the Center for Math and Science Education; diversified our teacher professional development efforts; and expanded our early practicum experiences for future teachers. For more information, visit

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on February 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Friday, November 21, 2014

TT-esque at Lyman Briggs

Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a mathematics and physics faculty position in the Academic Specialist Appointment System to join the college’s mathematics and physics groups in August of 2015.

Candidates must be committed to undergraduate teaching and should have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in mathematics, physics, math education, science education, or related field in hand by August 15, 2015. The position requires expertise and/or teaching experience in both mathematics and physics. The successful candidate will be committed to advancing excellence in the teaching of introductory courses in both mathematics and physics and will join the college’s ongoing efforts to reform undergraduate STEM education.

Founded in 1967, LBC is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its impacts on society.  Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, and faculty work closely with students in smaller classes. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences, about 60% are women, nearly 20% are students of color; about 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College.  The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research.

Academic Specialists in LBC teach five courses each academic year.  The mathematics and physics groups offer courses in intermediate algebra and college algebra, as well as a three-semester calculus sequence and a two-semester calculus-based physics sequence. The physics group in LBC is committed to moving toward a studio-physics style classroom that includes integrated lecture and laboratory sessions. The ideal candidate will strengthen ties between the mathematics and physics groups and contribute to advancing the quality of teaching in both groups’ classes.  Academic specialists contribute professional service to the college, including membership on LBC committees. A candidate would also have the opportunity to work on teaching and learning projects as needs and interests arise. The mathematics and physics academic specialist will start with a three-year probationary appointment that has the potential, after successful reappointment, to become a long-term position (for details see the MSU Faculty Handbook

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 0518.  Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (  A complete application will include a c.v., a teaching portfolio, and a cover letter that outlines the candidate’s expertise as it pertains teaching in the college as well as the pedagogical approaches the candidate employs.  For details on teaching portfolios see  In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system.

The deadline to ensure full consideration of applications is January 6, 2015, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Mark Largent at

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

TT at Keene State, NH

The Physics Department at Keene State College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Physics, beginning August 2015. We seek a broadly trained Physicist and extraordinary teacher of students of varying backgrounds and abilities. Experience in leading undergraduate research in a laboratory-based project is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the liberal arts undergraduate academic setting. The teaching load is three courses per semester. The department consists of two tenure-track faculty lines as well as adjunct faculty and a laboratory assistant who contribute to joint majors in Mathematics-Physics, Chemistry-Physics, a Physics Minor and an Engineering Transfer program as well as serving majors in Chemistry, Biology and Geology. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service to the department and the College. Faculty members also have the opportunity to teach a course in the college’s Integrative Studies Program, a transformational general education approach. We strongly encourage individuals to apply who will support the College’s ongoing efforts to provide opportunities that help students become responsible global citizens. For information about the physics department visit:
Qualifications Required: Ph.D. by August 1, 2015 in Physics or Astronomy; undergraduate teaching experience as lead instructor; a research agenda accessible to undergraduates; demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: the ability to teach the full range of upper level Physics courses (Thermodynamics, Classical Mechanics, E&M & Quantum Mechanics); additional full- time undergraduate Physics teaching experience; demonstrated undergraduate mentoring/research experience; the ability to or experience teaching Astronomy, Meteorology and other general education courses.
Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement.
Application: Apply online at
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: • Letter of application • Curriculum Vitae • Graduate School transcripts • Teaching statement describing the candidate’s teaching experience and philosophy • Research statement describing the candidate’s research experience and how they would engage undergraduate students in this research. • Three letters of recommendation addressing above qualifications.
Note: The three letters of recommendation may be sent under separate cover directly to Keene State College, Office of Human Resource Management- FAC6, 229 Main Street, Keene NH 03435-1604 or via e-mail to
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until position is filled or otherwise closed at the College’s discretion.
To learn more about Keene State College, the University System of New Hampshire, and the Keene community visit:
Keene State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is engaged in an effort to build a community that reflects the diversity of society. The College prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.

Additional Salary Information: Current rank minimum for an Assistant Professor is $61,720. Subject to change with anticipated Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement. 
Internal Number: fac6

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows at American University in Cairo

Company Description:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.
Job Description:
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is pleased to announce the continuation of its program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships for recent PhD graduates. Successful applicants will be appointed as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows with the rank of visiting assistant professor, and will become part of a unique program designed to provide young scholars with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary for success in teaching. The program also supplies fellows with travel and other support for research purposes. In addition, one of its principal objectives is to provide fellows with unparalleled opportunity to observe, work in and learn about one of the most fascinating countries in the world, Egypt. Fellows will primarily teach students engaged in AUC's Core Curriculum. The Core is designed to introduce students to the liberal arts and sciences and includes a variety of freshman-level courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Fellows will teach Core courses that reflect their personal interests and disciplinary backgrounds. They will also have the opportunity to teach additional courses in their own or related disciplines while at AUC.
Review of candidates will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until positions are filled. One or more Fellows will be appointed to AUC's program of Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships beginning in fall 2015. Candidates are welcome in any of the following disciplines:
Anthropology; Arab and Islamic History; Archaeology; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Economics; Egyptology; Geology; History and Philosophy of Science; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Psychology; Sociology.
To be eligible for appointment, applicants for Post-Doctoral Fellowships should have received their PhD's within three calendar years of the date of application. In exceptional cases ABD's will be considered. Teaching experience is not required.
Additional Information:
Successful applicants will hold a term of appointment for three academic years, and receive an annual research award up to $5,000.
Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents via online.
a) an updated C.V;
 b) a letter of interest;
 c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); an
d d) A list of names & contact information of at least three references familiar with your professional background, to be sent to

Application Information

Contact: American University in Cairo
Online App. Form:

TT position at LaGrange College

Physics: The Sciences Department, composed of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Psychological Sciences, is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics. Possible start dates are January or August of 2015. Teaching assignment consists primarily of Algebra-based Introductory Physics with laboratory and Calculus-based General Physics with laboratory. There may be opportunities to teach in other areas of core education, the interim term, and the evening college. A desire to conduct undergraduate research is highly desirable, Other responsibilities include advising pre-Engineering undergraduate students. An earned Ph.D. in physics or a closely allied field is required for the appointment to be tenure track. LaGrange College seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts and appreciate the mission of the institution.

LaGrange College is located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000) - about an hour southwest of Atlanta. An inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of LaGrange and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. To apply electronically, please submit a letter of application, resume or curriculum vita, a minimum of three references, official transcripts of all post-secondary education, and a statement of personal teaching/learning philosophy to or you may apply by mail:

Karley Huddleston
Human Resources
LaGrange College
601 Broad Street
LaGrange, GA 30240

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Open Rank, STEM Education, Florida State

                                      POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
                                Open Rank Professor of STEM Education

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State University (FSU) invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in its Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) to begin August 2015. Rank awarded will be commensurate with experience.

Established by the Florida Legislature, FCR-STEM’s mission is to help the state of Florida improve K-12 teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and prepare students for higher education and STEM careers in the 21st century. Its primary functions include scientifically rigorous research, technical assistance to schools and schools districts, support of the Florida’s math and science education initiatives, and dissemination of evidence-based practices. To learn more about FCR-STEM, please visit our website at

The Center is housed within the Learning Systems Institute, a multidisciplinary research and development organization based at FSU dedicated to improving learning and human performance. Our project-based teams are made up of faculty with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. These teams feature LSI’s own experts, top researchers from FSU’s other units and partners at leading institutions across the country and the globe. LSI’s clients include a variety of private, federal and state agencies, as well as international governmental entities. Among the U.S. federal agencies LSI has served are the Department of Education, the Agency for International Development, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Department of Homeland Security. Since its founding in 1969, LSI has attracted more than $500 million in research and development funding. At the present time, approximately 100 LSI faculty and staff are engaged in more than twenty active projects (approximately $50 million in total funding) in the state of Florida as well as Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The individual selected for this position will collaborate with current LSI faculty and staff to provide leadership for the research mission and development of the center. Specific responsibilities include contributing to the center’s activities, collaborating with and facilitating collaboration among FCR-STEM faculty members on the design and execution of research projects, preparing grant proposals, writing and publishing research papers, coordinating development and execution of the center’s research plan, and directing graduate students. It is envisioned that the person in this position will not only advance and support the research of FCR-STEM faculty but also serve as Principal Investigator of his/her own research projects. The incumbent will also establish and extend professional relationships with faculty within the greater Florida State University as well as faculty in other universities. This will be a nine-month, tenure-track position; the home College is negotiable.

Salary range: Negotiable commensurate with qualifications and experience
Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in engineering education, mathematics or science education, a science- or mathematics-related field, educational research, psychology or a related field. Interest and experience in Pre-K-12 engineering, science and/or mathematics educational research in schools is desirable.

Deadline: Applicants should send a letter of intent addressing qualifications, a current vita, names and contact information for references, and samples of professional writing. The application deadline is December 1, 2014.

To be considered for this position, applicants should
1) send a letter of intent addressing qualifications, a current vita, names and contact information for references, and samples of professional writing to Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Ph.D., Director, FSU Learning Systems Institute, 4600C University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2540 (Applications also will be accepted at Please put “FCR-STEM Director” and your last name in the subject line.), and
2) apply at Job ID# 37993
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

VAP at Colorado College

The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position starting in August 2015.  There is a possibility of extending this position for a second year. 
The Colorado College is a small, selective, undergraduate liberal arts college at the foot of Pike's Peak.  Our unusual academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching.  Our department has graduated an average of 13 physics majors per year recently.  We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you. 
We prefer a candidate with some teaching experience who can teach across the undergraduate curriculum.  There will probably be an opportunity for the visitor to offer one course of their choice.  This can be an elective course for majors, an interdisciplinary course, a general education course or a first-year experience course.  In your cover letter, please describe a course or two that you would enjoy teaching and that would add to our curriculum as listed here: .
Send cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts, brief summary of your experience in and philosophy of teaching, description of your research interests and three letters of recommendation submitted electronically on the Colorado College Employment Career Site: .
Colorado College is committed to diversity and inclusion and is intentional about creating a learning and working environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colorado College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or national origin in employment or in our educational programs and activities.
A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FT at Laredo CC

Educational Requirements:
  • A Master's Degree in a field of science is preferred.
  • A minimum of 18 graduate hours in your specialty is required.
  • Some experience in teaching, preferably at the community and/or senior college level is desirable.
Basic Function and Responsibility: 
This individual will be responsible for teaching science courses in his/her discipline in the Department of Natural Sciences with duties as listed below and in accordance with the Laredo Community College Manual of Policy and the Faculty Procedures Manual.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Teach assigned courses in your discipline by preparing lecture and laboratory materials and activities, which result in demonstrated student achievement. Laboratory activities may require some heavy lifting (up to 50 pounds).
  • Develop, evaluate and revise course objectives and syllabi to ensure instructional quality.
  • Make every effort to provide a safe learning environment for the students and be responsible for the security of equipment, materials, and classrooms.
  • Provide students with timely evaluation of their progress and with educational assistance within assigned courses including tutoring, referral to available student support services, and by acting as an educational resource for students.
  • Provide timely and accurate information and/or reports throughout the semester and at the end of each semester to the Registration Office and departmental office. (This includes final exam and course grades, grade records, attendance records grade distributions, copies of final exams, competency analysis, etc.)
  • Provide accurate career and/or degree plan advisement during scheduled and/or unscheduled student advisement and registration periods.
  • Conduct analyses and reports on course based, general education and/or other assessments as needed for Institutional Effectiveness process.
  • Work a minimum of 35 hours a week on campus including a minimum of 10 office hours per week.
  • Teach day, evening, weekend, distance learning courses, at either campus, offcampus and/or out-of-town courses as assigned.
  • Keep current with changes and advances in the fields of science, technology, and pedagogy and incorporate these into the appropriate teaching areas.
  • Participate in activities such as orientation, convocation, in-service, and seminars designed for professional growth and development.
  • Participate in library collection development for the disciplines through the request of materials and the evaluation of the present holdings.
  • Participate in committees at the college and at the departmental level.
  • Attend meetings called by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, Department Chairperson, or Committee Chairpersons.
  • Follow the proper procedures for requisitioning textbooks, instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel requisitions and reports.
  • Substitute for colleagues when necessary.
  • Follow the approved academic calendar and exam schedules.
  • Participate in the procedures of evaluation of courses by students and by supervisors, act as a mentor to other faculty members when appropriate, and/or become a member of an evaluative team for a colleague.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the College President, Vice President for Instruction, Dean, or Department Chairperson.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
  • The individual must be knowledgeable, mature, and concerned with the academic progress of students.
  • The individual must be cooperative and professional in dealing with college administrators, colleagues, and students.
  • The ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment, audio-visual aids, and computers.
  • The ability to develop laboratory and lecture strategies to enhance teaching effectiveness are essential.
Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet which consists of: LCC application, transcripts (if recommended for position official transcripts will be required), resume, and 3 letters of recommendation (be no more than a year old, need to be dated and need to be signed by individual recommending you). LCC can no longer accept applications that do not have all of the required supporting credentials for the posted position. Please visit our website at click on jobs@LCC to download our application form.

Monday, November 17, 2014

TT in STEM Ed at Colorado State

Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Education (Tenure Track)

The School of Education at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in one or more areas of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education.

This position is part of a cluster search designed to further the School of Education’s commitment and contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in the fields of higher education leadership, adult education and training, counseling and career development, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education through collaborative research, teaching and community engagement.

We seek a scholar committed to broadening the participation of diverse groups of learners in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education who (a) has high research productivity or potential, (b) studies teaching and learning in formal and/or informal P-12, undergraduate, graduate or workplace, or other settings, (c) can teach in undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure programs, as well as in doctoral programs, (d) is active in seeking external funding for research, (e) can teach and advise both undergraduate and graduate students, (f) can help build alliances across multiple program areas, and (g) will become actively engaged in the various activities and initiatives of the College of Health and Human Sciences, as well as those with the CSU STEM Center, the College of Natural Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the College of Natural Resources.

For more information about the position including responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits, and application procedures, see the position description at More information about the programs in which the successful candidate for this position will work can be found at:

For full consideration, complete applications should be submitted electronically to the Search Committee Chair by December 30, 2014. Finalists for the position will be interviewed in February or early March. The search will remain open until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August 16, 2015.

For more information about the position, the School of Education or Colorado State University, please contact Dr. Gene Gloeckner, Professor and Search Co-Chair: or 970-491-7661.

Complete applications should include a letter of interest that addresses the qualifications and responsibilities for the position, a full curriculum vita, and the names, positions, and contact information for three references. References will be contacted only with the candidate’s prior approval. Submit application materials electronically to:
Dr. Gene Gloeckner
c/o: Ms. Heidi Propp, Administrative Assistant
(970) 491‐6316

TT at New Mexico Military Institute

New Mexico Military Institute
Employment Opportunity

Junior College Physics Instructor 

New Mexico Military Institute has an opening for a tenure track junior college physics instructor beginning in January 2015. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of college physics courses and serving as a faculty advisor. A Master's degree in Physics or a closely related field, from an accredited institution required; earned doctorate is preferred. It is highly desirable that the applicant have experience in engineering and/or industrial applications. Preference will be given to candidates with three or more years teaching college Physics. Successful applicant must possess a commitment to teaching and working with students. NMMI is a state supported college preparatory high school and transfer junior college operating within a conducive military environment. Ninety percent of our graduates complete baccalaureate degrees. The military structure provides an excellent teaching environment including a small student to teacher ratio. Military experience is not a prerequisite. Benefits include state retirement and medical insurance. Competitive salary schedule dependent on education and experience.

Send application letter, résumé, transcripts, three letters of reference and a completed NMMI Employment Application Form (available at ) to Human Resources Office, New Mexico Military Institute, 101 West College, Roswell, NM 88201-5174 Review of applications begins 1 December 2014. NMMI is an EOE.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Instructor of Physics at Indiana State Univ.

Instructor of Physics:
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Indiana State University seeks applications for an instructor position beginning August 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or physics education; ABD candidates will also be considered. This position is a nine-month appointment on a three-year renewable contract with a competitive salary and benefits. Principal responsibilities will include teaching a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, with some mix of general physics, general education physics, and astronomy. Additional responsibilities will include collaboration with colleagues on updating and developing experiments. Summer teaching opportunities are usually available.
Basic Purpose & Scope:
Principal responsibilities will include teaching a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, with some mix of general physics, general education physics, and astronomy. Additional responsibilities will include collaboration with colleagues on updating and developing experiments. The normal teaching load for instructors is 5:5 (15 hours per semester).
Principal responsibilities will include teaching a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, with some mix of general physics, general education physics, and astronomy. Additional responsibilities will include collaboration with colleagues on updating and developing experiments. The normal teaching load for instructors is 5:5 (15 hours per semester).

Required Education: physics, astronomy, or physics education
Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to apply

Apply here

Indiana State University combines a tradition of strong undergraduate and graduate education with a focus on community and public service. We integrate teaching, research, and creative activity in an engaging, challenging, and supportive learning environment to prepare productive citizens for Indiana and the world.

TT at Oregon State University-PER

[Ed note: Please don’t hesitate to apply if you are more senior than an Assistant Professor.  In the past, OSU has been known to consider more senior hires than what is listed on the official job announcement.  Corinne Manogue is thrilled to talk to potential applicants.] 

Position Summary
The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.
We are looking for individuals with a strong background and future research plans to expand our Physics Education Research Group. Faculty at Oregon State University are committed to undergraduate and graduate student success. We seek faculty who have evidence of educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners, which may include experience with sponsoring student research or internships, developing study abroad opportunities, service learning courses, or the use of innovation pedagogies such as hybrid or online learning.

Oregon State University's commitment to student success includes hiring, retaining, and developing a diverse faculty to mentor and educate our undergraduate and graduate students from entry to graduation. Our Strategic Plan ( articulates the strategies we believe critical to advancing and equalizing student success. As part of this commitment, OSU has established a hiring initiative for 2014-15 that is designed to support these strategies. In alignment with this initiative, the College of Science seeks to fill a position in the Department of Physics that will teach physics at the undergraduate and graduate level and will establish a research program in Physics Education.

The activities of the OSU Department of Physics include undergraduate and graduate education, and basic and applied research ( The department offers doctoral and master degrees, and bachelor degrees in Physics. There are research programs in optics, condensed matter, computational physics and physics education. The department has 16 faculty members, approximately 120 majors, and 45 graduate students. The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical to the biological sciences, that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

The College of Science provides a core instructional role at OSU, supporting the ideals of learning, discovery, and engagement that are the foundation of a land-grant university. The College embraces instruction and research, in disciplines ranging from the physical, mathematical, statistical sciences to the life sciences that are based in unbiased inquiry and a dedication to discovery and innovation. The College of Science is committed to partnering with industry and public agencies to address some of the most compelling challenges of today and tomorrow.

  Position Duties 
 60% - Teaching & Advising:

Teaching of regular credit courses as assigned; including (if applicable) class room preparation, lecture presentations, GTA supervision, timely grading of homework, timely grading of exams, making class information available through the web, holding regular office hours. The total number of regular courses per year in this position description is three (3) for a full time appointment.

Directing undergraduate and graduate research and theses.

Service on master and doctoral committees; mentoring of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates; curricular development (single course improvement without dissemination).

30% - Scholarship & Creative Activity:

Pursue scholarly activities through research in the field of physics education. Results should be published in peer-reviewed journals and should be presented in professional meetings, symposia, and conferences.

Obtain grant and contract support for the research, in order to support (if applicable) research assistants, travel, summer salary, publication expenses, research equipment, computer equipment, and other costs of operating a research program.

Provide publication of non-refereed papers, web publications, publication of books and book chapters, patent awards, and inventions.

10% - Service & Profession:

Service on departmental and university committees as assigned.
Involvement with professional associations/societies, holding offices, participation in research advisory or review panels, review manuscripts for journals, organization of conferences, chairing conference sessions, and similar activities. 

 Minimum/Required Qualifications
 Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field; AND
strong record of research, and evidence of potential excellence in teaching.

Commitment to undergraduate and graduate student success.

Commitment to excellence in educating and mentoring a diverse group of learners.

Research experience in Physics Education.

Strong interest in joining a collaborative research community.

Proven ability to teach Physics effectively at lower and upper division levels.

Ability to participate in interdisciplinary projects with other scientists throughout the University.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Scholarly Outcomes for Position (academic faculty only)
30% - Scholarly outcomes include dissemination of research via publication of results in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national or international conferences. Leadership in collaboration and community-building. Innovative teaching, curriculum development, and assessment.  
Special Instructions to Applicants
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

1) A resume/CV that includes the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone contact numbers (Upload as 'Other Document' if not included with your resume/vitae).

2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position.

For additional information please contact: Henri Jansen at

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.