Saturday, January 31, 2015

VAP at Albion College MI

The Department of Physics at Albion College invites applications for a one-year appointment in Physics at the visiting assistant professor level to begin in August, 2015. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics, though ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and advanced physics courses. We seek candidates who have demonstrated teaching excellence. Additional details about the department can be found at . For full consideration, candidates should send a letter of application, vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses (including email) of three references to Ms. Jackie Masternak, Department of Physics, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224. Review of applications will begin March 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Friday, January 30, 2015

TT at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, PA

Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Physics or Meteorology 

Penn State Wilkes-Barre invites applications for a faculty position in Astronomy, Physics or Meteorology, Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track, 36 weeks), to begin August 2015 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach an average of three courses (9 credits) each semester. Courses will include physics for science and engineering majors as well as introductory courses in astronomy and/or meteorology. Courses will be taught using traditional, online and/or hybrid modes and may be delivered to other Penn State Campuses. Publish in refereed journals. Participate in professional organizations and in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Involve students in undergraduate research activities. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities. The campus houses the Friedman Observatory containing at 16 inch Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain LX200 telescope and the selected candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in revitalizing the observatory and using it for the benefit of the campus and the community at large. The campus also has a modest weather station for teaching purposes.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Astronomy, Physics or related area completed no later than August 2015. Evidence of potential in research and publication is expected. Commitment to high quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level experience preferred. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

Campus Information: Penn State is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 600 students; about 20% are adult learners. The coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors is offered, as well as eight baccalaureate degrees (Administration of Justice, Business, Rehabilitation & Human Services, Corporate Communication, Electrical Engineering Technology, English, Information Science & Technology, and Surveying Engineering) and four associate degrees (Business administration, Information Science and Technology, Letters, Arts and Sciences, and Surveying Engineering Technology).

Students and faculty at Penn State Wilkes-Barre have all of the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small and the student/faculty ratio is low, so students can receive much individual attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting.

For more information about the campus, visit
Inquires about the position should be addressed Dr. Albert Lozano-Nieto, Director of Academic Affairs, Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Telephone: (570) 675-9254.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.

Application review begins March 1, 2015 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Apply to job 55605 at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

TT at Jefferson College MO

Jefferson College is seeking highly qualified and motivated full-time faculty member who is student-centered and committed to innovative teaching, academic advising, institutional service, and community service. The individual selected to join Jefferson College's excellent full-time faculty will demonstrate commitment to assessing and documenting student learning outcomes and using technology in the learning process. 

Responsibilities: Teach a variety of physics, basic engineering, and physical science courses; may include online, satellite campus, and evening assignments. 

Qualifications: Master's degree in Physics and higher education teaching experience required; graduate level work beyond the master's preferred; community college teaching experience preferred. 

Position is tenure track; rank and salary commensurate with education, experience, and professional qualifications. Position will begin August 10, 2015. 

To Apply: Send letter addressing qualifications, resume, list of three references, and copies of all applicable transcripts to Jefferson College, Office of Human Resources, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050 or email to by March 1, 2015.

TT at Finger Lakes CC, NY


Located in the Finger Lakes region in Canandaigua, NY, the College is in an area known for its beautiful natural surroundings (including Canandaigua Lake), exquisite fall foliage, and local wineries. Please apply if you are: Committed to the mission of the community college including excellence in teaching, student advisement & learning outcomes assessment; Able to employ a variety of teaching methods & instructional technologies including developing & teaching courses online: Willing to assist w/curriculum development, program review, & course assessment; Committed to professional development & participation in campus committees; Willing to travel a short distance to multiple campus sites if needed; Can demonstrate evidence of supporting equity & diversity in education. 

1. Qualifications: M.S. in Physics. Teaching experience preferred, especially at the community college level. Chemistry background and/or applied physics background preferred. 

2. Essential Functions: 

A. Provide classroom instruction to students 

B. Provide academic advisement through student meetings, evaluations and assessment of advisees' academic programs 

C. Serve on college committees 

D. Participate in curriculum development activities 

E. Maintain office hours and be available to students as needed and as stated in the bargaining agreement 

F. Participate in professional growth and development activities 

G. Attend commencement and professional workshop days as defined by the college calendar 

H. Perform appropriate other duties as requested by the Provost/Department Chair 

Application Instructions: 

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online: 

Cover letter and 
Contact information for three professional references. 
For full consideration apply by February 28, 2015. 
Applications will only be accepted online. 
Address your online cover letter & resume to: 
Grace Loomis, Director of Human Resources.

FT at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Position Summary 
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. Primary responsibilities include teaching three lower-division undergraduate physics and/or astronomy courses per semester. Duties will include assisting with core-course assessment. The assignment of Lecturer level I, II, or III will be commensurate with education and experience and the Lecturer III title requires a Ph.D. The expected start date is August 10, 2015 with classes beginning on August 17, 2015. 

Minimum Qualifications 
M.S. in physics or astrophysics is required. 

Preferred Qualifications 
Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in physics or astrophysics, teaching experience in lower-division undergraduate classes, excellent student/peer evaluations, and a demonstrated ability to deliver lectures effectively, and to inspire students. 

For Best Consideration 

Required Documents 
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy (Faculty/Exec), Application Supplement, Other 

Special Instructions to Applicants 
Sample teaching materials and student/peer evaluations may be attached in the "Application Supplement" and "Other" sections. Please have all letters of reference sent to Lina Sandve at:

TT at The College of the Bahamas

Established in 1974, The College of The Bahamas is the national higher education institution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. With an enrolment of 5000 students, the College offers master, bachelor and associate degrees. 

The Physics Department is seeking a faculty member who has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research; the ability to teach undergraduate physics and astronomy courses to science and non-science majors; and who has a research specialty in one of the following areas: atmospheric and environmental physics; condensed matter physics; computational physics; astrophysics; physics education; or alternative sources of energy. 

  • Teaching all levels of physics courses up to the bachelor degree level;
  • Participating in curriculum review, revision and design;
  • Participating in student advisement and departmental projects;
  • Contributing to the development of teaching materials;
  • Engaging in research and scholarly activities;
  • Serving on departmental, School and college-wide committees.
  • An earned PhD in Physics from an accredited institution;
  • Excellent tertiary-level teaching experience;
  • Evidence of research and scholarship.
Applicants should send the following:
  • A completed College of The Bahamas Application for Employment Form (;
  • A letter of interest (highlighting work experience and accomplishments relevant to the position);
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae or resume;
  • Teaching philosophy statement;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching;
  • Evidence of research and scholarship;
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts needed for employment); and
  • At least three confidential, professional references.
Applications will NOT be considered without the complete package.

FT Renewable Lecturer at Wellesley College MA

The Department of Physics invites applications for a Lecturer position (two-year initial appointment, renewable) beginning in September 2015. Wellesley is a private liberal arts college for women (2300 students) with a long tradition of providing high-quality scientific training. We offer a dynamic and challenging undergraduate physics major; many of our students go on to top graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. We seek candidates with a record of excellence in teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the pedagogical developments in our field. They will be well-positioned to contribute to teaching innovations in our introductory sequences, particularly in the area of integrated lecture-laboratory formats. Lecturers teach two courses per semester and have the opportunity to teach across the physics curriculum. They are expected to mentor students on independent projects and contribute to department service. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching interests and accomplishments at The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) Applications will be reviewed starting on March 2, 2015 and will be accepted until April 1, 2015. If there are difficulties submitting online, please contact for assistance. Questions about the position should be directed to Glenn Stark at

TT at Lake Land College, IL

Lake Land College.   Full-time, Tenure Track, 9 month Faculty position.  Classroom instruction of all Physics lecture and lab courses offered by the College.  Curriculum development, academic advisement, committee work, and other duties as assigned.  Minimum of a Masters degree in Physics or Engineering required.  Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in Physics. Start date: 8/24/15. For best consideration materials should be received by 3/13/15. Applications are accepted until position is filled.  A complete application will include; LLC application, letter of application, resume, and transcripts to: Human Resources, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938.  EOE/AA

TT/T in Science Education, University of Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands
Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education
Category:  Teaching Faculty
Location:  St. Thomas
Job Code:  0600550/320133

College of Science & Mathematics

The College of Science and Mathematics and the Virgin Islands Institute for Science Education Research and Practice, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Virgin Islands Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR), is seeking an Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education to coordinate multidisciplinary general education courses, teach discipline specific courses within the College of Science and Mathematics, and work with the School of Education to ensure proper science education preparation for future teachers. The successful candidate will have experience and expertise in curriculum innovation, interdisciplinary studies and distance education, as well as teaching and scholarly excellence in their specialties, to work collaboratively to transform undergraduate STEM education and conduct transformative education research in their discipline.

UVI is seeking faculty who will ensure high academic standards in a nurturing and learner-centered environment, in keeping with our HBCU status, through scholarly research and teaching excellence. Academic programs support our land grant designation by integrating instruction with research and community service. Appointees must be able to work productively with students and colleagues of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds; serve on the University's committees; and contribute to the achievement of the University's Strategic Plan 2017- Pathways to Greatness. The faculty member will teach in the College of Science and Mathematics, participate in research activities, as well as advise undergraduate and graduate students and participate in University and Community service.

A Ph.D. in Science Education or a STEM discipline from an accredited institution is required. The ideal candidate will have: demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college level; adaptability and genuine interest in teaching; and a strong commitment to teaching excellence, undergraduate research, and scholarship. All STEM areas will be considered, but preference will be given to individuals with expertise in chemistry and physics.

Rank and compensation will commensurate with education and experience.

Travel & Shipping:
If applicable, one-way economy airfare to St. Thomas for appointee and immediate family; and a shipping allowance based on policy will be paid by the University upon presentation of receipts.

Application Procedures:
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment should contact the Human Resources Office at (340) 693-1410.

For information about relocating to the US Virgin Islands, please visit the Virgin Islands Moving Center at:

Please submit CV, teaching philosophy, research interests, and list of references along with application.

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled.

Please visit our career site at to complete an application and apply for this position.

TT at Glendale CC, CA

Physics and Astronomy Instructor
Glendale Community College

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 03/10/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Salary: $55,546.00 - $76,900.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time Faculty
Location: 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, California

This is a full-time, tenure-track , 10 month-per-year position. This classroom teaching position is in the Physics and Astronomy Departments in the Physical Sciences Division. This position involves teaching lower division astronomy and physics lecture and laboratory courses for engineering and physics majors, health science majors, and general education students.

Full-time members of our teaching faculty maintain 15 instructional and 5 office hours per week and are expected to devote as much time as necessary to perform the professional responsibilities of the position. Participation in professional activiites, curriculum development, and campus committees is also required. The assignment may involve teaching the evening and weekend classes.
Starting Date
September 1, 2015

Examples of Duties:
Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Effectively teach astronomy and physics to both students majoring in the sciences and to general education students.
  2. Evaluate and select knowledge and skill areas to be offered and/or required of students.
  3. Use demonstrations, active learning strategies, and lecture to deliver content to students.
  4. Keep up with technological changes related to student learning in astronomy and physics and promote the use of appropriate data gathering and analysis technologies in the laboratory and classroom.
  5. Maintain academic standards and assess students appropriately on well-articulated student learning outcomes.
  6. Teach laboratory and lecture courses.
  7. Promote a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning.
  8. Maintain and file grades and related paperwork on a timely basis.
  9. Maintain regular, posted office hours and be accessible to students.
  10. Counsel, advise and encourage students
  11. Participate in campus governance by serving on committees or doing other related work on campus.
  12. Participate in professional activities that will help maintain currency in astronomy, physics, and teaching in general.
  13. Participate in department program planning, and review, and SLO development, modification, and assessment.
  14. Development of new curricula or courses as needed.
Minimum Qualifications:
Masters Degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics OR Bachelors Degree in physics or astronomy AND Masters in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics OR the equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Doctorate in physics, astronomy or astrophysics.
  2. Experience in teaching astronomy and/or physics at a community college level.
  3. Experience in technology-mediated instruction and curriculum development.
  4. Experience in working with diverse cultural/ethnic groups.
  5. Familiarity with current physics education research and alternative teaching strategies, such as Just in Time Teaching, Flipped Classrooms, and Problem Based Learning.
  6. Experience with design of new laboratory activities and writing laboratory manuals.
How to Apply

This position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:

  • Current resume
  • Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications 
  • Three recent (within the last three years) signed and dated letters of recommendation that can attest to your professional experience.
  • Transcripts showing required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant by the closing date. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.   Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as - see resume) or missing documents will not be considered. If you have additional questions please call 818-240-1000 ext. 5921.

Starting salary is from $55,546 to $76,900 per year depending upon education and experience. Step placement within the appropriate column is determined by Article VIII of the Collective Bargaining agreement. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided and include family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.

To apply, visit
Selection Process
All completed applications and application materials will be screened to ensure that the minimum requirements stated in the job announcement are met. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and possess the highest degree of desired job-related qualifications will be invited to the college for an interview at their own expense. Each interview will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. The College President will make the final recommendation to the Governing Board of Glendale Community College.
All candidates will be notified by email or mail of their final disposition in the selection process.  

This position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time. 
About the College
Glendale Community College (GCC) is nestled in the foothills of the San Rafael Mountains, centrally located at the intersection of three major freeways, just ten miles from downtown Los Angeles. Glendale is affectionately known as Jewel City, one of the fastest growing communities in the Southern California region. A vibrant hub of economic activity and cultural diversity; it is an exciting place to work and live!
GCC is recognized throughout the state as a model of shared governance and collegiality. Known for excellence and rigor, we have one of the highest transfer rates to the UC system and other California four-year colleges. Additionally, the college offers a broad range of vocational programs and takes pride in providing outstanding student services and curriculum to help prepare students for success in the 21st Century. 
GCC is committed to maintaining an environment which provides opportunities to individuals with a wide variety of talents, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. We believe in the importance of diversity amongst our faculty, staff, and student population to better serve the college and surrounding communities.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Glendale Community College District provides all applicants for district employment with equal employment opportunities and provides present employees with training, compensation, promotion, and all other attributes of employment without regard to a person’s race, religious creed, color, age, sex, national origin, veterans’ status, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, gender identity or disability.
Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation for the application, testing or interviewing processes should contact the Human Resources Department at the time of application submission.
Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College. 
Anita Quinonez Gabrielian, Dr. Armine G. Hacopian, Dr. Vahe Peroomian, Ann H. Ransford and Anthony P. Tartaglia

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Postdoc at U Chicago / DePaul

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Physics Education Research

Dr. Sian Beilock in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago and Dr. Susan Fischer in the Department of Physics at DePaul University are seeking to make one full-time Post-Doctoral appointment. This research-oriented position will focus on applying cognitive science principles to physics learning and instruction, with special emphasis on understanding how sensorimotor experience can be used to enhance students’ learning of abstract concepts in physics. The current project is directed toward improving introductory physics students’ understanding of center of gravity. The research combines more traditional physics education research methods with fMRI and behavioral measures of learning from cognitive science (techniques taught as part of the position). Requirements include a Ph.D. in physics education, physics, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, or education. Responsibilities include experiment design, training and supervising of research assistants, data collection, data analysis, and grant and manuscript preparation. Salary is in accordance with NIH standards. The start date is flexible, but should be in the time window of March 2015 to August 2015.

Dr. Sian Beilock (University of Chicago) and Susan Fischer (DePaul University) are conducting NSF-funded interdisciplinary research that explores physics education in the context of cognitive science.  In particular, we consider how embodied learning can impact student understanding of physics concepts such as angular momentum and center of gravity.  We have found that a post-doc with a PER background provides an essential link between the physics and cognitive science backgrounds of the co-PIs, and we expect our post-doc to make valuable contributions to the direction and implementation of our research program.  Interested candidates are encouraged to read the attached job description. A bit more information on our recent work may be found by visiting the PERC website at and downloading Susan Fischer’s contributed posters “Feeling a Vector:  Using Embodied Learning to Explore Angular Momentum” (2014) and “An Embodied Physics Lab on Center of Gravity” (2013).

Please send a current CV to Sian Beilock: and/or Susan Fischer: More information can be found at: The University of Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Monday, January 26, 2015

TT in Engineering/ Physics, Edmonds CC, near Seattle WA

In January and February of 2015, Edmonds Community College will be opening twelve full-time tenure or permanent track faculty positions.  The positions are:
 Mathematics (opened 1/14; closes 2/11)
Engineering / Physics (opened 1/16; closes 2/13)
Bridge (Pre-College) (opened 1/21; closes 2/18)
Adult Basic Education / English as a Second Language (ABE ESL) (opening 1/23)
Computer Information Systems Networking (opening 1/28)
Computer Science (opening 1/30)
Art (opening 2/4)
Computer Information Systems Web Development (opening 2/6)
Social and Human Services (opening 2/11)
Nursing (opening 2/13)
Business Technology (opening 2/18)
Intensive English as a Second Language (IESL) (opening 2/27)
 The college seeks faculty who will take a leadership role in their departments and the college, will adapt to a variety of teaching situations, can use technology to teach effectively, and will work effectively with students, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and student success.
  • Masters degree in the subject area.
  • Teaching experience in the subject area (generally 1 quarter to 1 year of experience).
  • Excellent English speaking, writing, listening, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding and implementation of current, student-centered pedagogy with use of active learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity for all students from all backgrounds with varying levels of preparedness. 
  • Experience in assessing effectiveness of teaching methods and curriculum/program changes on student engagement and success.
  • Evidence of ability to use technologies commonly used in instruction and office environments, including ability to effectively use learning management systems in all class modalities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success as well as a knowledge and practice of interventions that increase student success.
  • Department-specific criteria, e.g. additional teaching experience, PhD, online teaching experience, industry experience.
The salary will be based on the current faculty salary schedule; placement is based on education and related experience.  The current range is $49,564 to $59,441 annually for a 172-day appointment (three quarters).  The college provides an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, and a retirement plan.
Once the positions open, the announcements will include application procedures and will be posted on the college web site at  You will be able to complete an online application from that location.
Edmonds Community College is a comprehensive, public two-year institution of higher education that provides Transfer; Professional Technical; Adult Basic Education/High School Completion/English as a Second Language; and Continuing Education programs to approximately 20,000 unique students every year. Based on fall 2012 enrollment numbers, it is the third largest community college in the state of Washington. In 2012, Edmonds Community College celebrated 45 years of service on its 50-acre campus in Lynnwood, Washington.
 On average the college serves more than 11,000 students each quarter, with approximately 40% enrolled in Transfer, 30% in Professional Technical, 25% in Pre/college/Developmental Education, and 5% in Continuing Education programs. Students range in age from 16 to 70+, with an average age of about 30. About 33% of students are of color. Of new students at the college, about 45% work full- or part-time and nearly 30% have children or other dependents in their care. More than 1,200 international students from approximately 74 countries attend the college; however, about 80% of all students live within an eight mile radius of the campus. In addition, nearly 40% of all students take at least one online or hybrid class.
 Edmonds Community College is an Achieving the Dream College that has made a strong institutional commitment to student success, retention and completion. More about Edmonds Community Colleges mission, themes and core values can be found at
Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.  Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 or 425-640-1832, or email, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.

TT at St. Lawrence, Upstate NY

Applications are invited for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2015.  Ph.D. preferred, ABD candidates considered.  We have a strong preference for a person with a Ph.D. in experimental physics whose research is related to environmental or energy physics.  The successful candidate will develop and teach a yearly course related to environmental physics targeted at the non-science student as well as teach introductory, intermediate and advanced level courses in the physics curriculum as appropriate.  The ability to teach mathematical methods of physics and quantum mechanics is preferred.  Opportunities exist for participation in St. Lawrence University’s acclaimed interdisciplinary First Year Program.  The successful candidate will be expected to start a research program related to environmental or energy physics that can involve senior research students.  Applicants should have a deep commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment.  In return, we are committed to helping our junior faculty members develop effective teaching skills and successful research programs.

Interested applicants must apply online at give close consideration to the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

TT at Berkeley College, CA
Physics Instructor
Salary Range: $51,732 - $69,870/year
Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
 Under general supervision of the Vice President of Instruction, the Physics instructor teaches two physics series, one for physics and engineering majors and the other for biology and pre-medicine majors.
Teaching schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment. 
Instructors are expected to use and keep abreast of advanced teaching methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives.
 Provide class instruction in accordance with established course outlines. 
  • Inform students via syllabi concerning course requirements, evaluation procedures, and attendance requirements. 
  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines. 
  • Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations and promptly returns them to students. 
  • Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
  • Participate in faculty discussions on curriculum, teaching-learning techniques and teaching materials.
  • Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees.  Develop and revise courses in the discipline.
  • May teach in current or future interdisciplinary programs such the Program for Adult College Education (PACE).
  • May participate in activities that increase the enrollment of high school students, such as creative curriculum or articulation agreements.
 The Instructor is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
 Teaching, teaching preparation, maintenance of office hours and student advising, and maintenance of student rosters, class records and grade completion in accordance with District policy and procedures;
  • Performing departmental duties such as program and curriculum development, evaluation and revision, and selecting appropriate instructional materials, and working with administrators and other faculty to develop a comprehensive pre-collegiate program;
  • Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
  • Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in discipline and teaching methodology;
  • Performing professional outreach activities (e.g., working with administrators and other faculty, as part of course development and depending on need, by participating in an industry advisory committee for a program, working with inter-segmental education partners—such as high school, adult school and other colleges—and industry partners to design and implement effective basic skills curricula and career pathways in the discipline, etc.); and
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
1. Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Physics;
 OR 2. May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing service to teach courses in Physics.(California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
OR 3. The equivalent qualifications.
(Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form.  Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below.  This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
4. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

  • A Ph.D. in Physics from an accredited college or university.
  • Two full-time years teaching physics, both lecture and laboratory, at a 2 or 4 year college.
  • Additional academic qualifications and teaching experience in other STEM disciplines.
  • Evidence designing or developing college-level physics courses and/or physics programs, especially where factors such as budget, facility, and curriculum limitations are kept in mind.
  • Evidence of strong professional competence as well as commitment to development of continued innovation and improvement in teaching, especially as it pertains to the full range of community college courses in physics.
  • Ability and willingness to teach a wide range of classes as schedules and institutional commitments require.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in current teaching practices, including assessment of learning outcomes.
  • Evidence of effective use of technology, both in the classroom and on the web.
  • Commitment to cross-disciplinary education and collegial participation in departmental, college and discipline-specific professional activities.
  • Awareness of the role and purpose of community colleges generally and Berkeley City Colleges mission, vision, and values specifically.
  • Ability to explain discipline-specific concepts in a clear, logical and concise fashion; interact effectively with students, peers and administrative personnel; work independently to solve problems; recognize variation in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with students; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability and cooperation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

VAP at Lafayette College, PA

The Physics Department of Lafayette College, a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts institution with programs in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and engineering, anticipates an opening for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in August 2015. Lafayette College is conveniently situated in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, 70 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia.

We are seeking candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, and a commitment to creative instruction in a variety of settings, including lecture, informal problem-solving workshops, and laboratory. The successful candidate should be able to teach physics effectively at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. Candidates will teach a total of 3 courses per semester, including introductory physics and lab, and may also teach intermediate or advanced courses, depending on the applicant’s area of interest. Ability to teach our Solar System Astronomy course for liberal arts students would be particularly valuable.

A Ph.D. in physics (or a very closely related field) by August 2015 is required. More information about the department is available at or by writing to

Please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via the Job Opportunities link at Consideration of applications will begin on March 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Prep school physics teacher, Pingry School, NJ

The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ seeks a Physics teacher for our high school program.  The standard teaching load is three sections of laboratory science, advising a group of high school students, and contributing to the extra-curricular life of the school through coaching or advising a student club or activity.
A passion for research is also a plus.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

FT at Pikes Peak Community College

Pikes Peak Community College, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the foot of Pikes Peak, is a two-year, fully accredited institution of higher education offering a broad program in transfer, career and technical, and preparatory subjects, with a focus on individual student success and community needs. Present enrollment for day and evening classes is over 10,000 students on three full-service campuses in Colorado Springs.

For our Administrative positions, we are looking for an individual who
  • has demonstrated supervisory experience and skills, including project management and problem solving;
  • is experienced working with diverse populations;
  • has highly developed budget management skills;
  • is able to develop and implement strategic initiatives;
  • has experience utilizing technology to increase efficiency and productivity;
  • is an effective communicator;
  • and has the ability to plan, organize, and measure complex systems and processes.
If you are interested in living in a beautiful, vibrant community and working with a progressive employer dedicated to student success where you can truly make a difference in people's lives, please apply. You will be glad you did!

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Regular Faculty work under the direction of their respective Associate Dean/Division Dean and are responsible for meeting all scheduled classes/labs/clinics and providing instruction in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the College and the Department Chair's approved course outline. Regular Faculty are also responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course.

This position will include Department Chair duties. The Department Chair shall work under the direction of the Division Dean/Associate Dean and shall assist by providing leadership in curriculum and instruction, and by supervising adjunct instructors and programs as assigned by the Dean. Department Chairs are members of the regular faculty of the college and, as such, teaching remains their primary responsibility.

Faculty/Student Interaction
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teaching.
  • Uses appropriate and various teaching strategies.
  • Uses flexible approaches in teaching for learning.
  • Acknowledges differences in learning styles and motivation.
  • Encourages students to achieve goals.
  • Relates coursework to real life experiences.
  • Maintains a positive and empathetic attitude towards students.
Classroom Performance
  • Organizes subject matter, course materials, and objectives.
  • Communicates effectively. Maintains knowledge of and enthusiasm for both the subject matter and teaching.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude toward students.
Materials and Preparation/Relevancy
  • Maintains current and relevant syllabus.
  • Reviews and updates course materials.
  • Uses evaluation methods related to and appropriate for course content.
  • Informs students of the objectives of the course content.
  • Uses supplemental resources in addition to textbook or other course materials.
Record keeping and Instructional Management
  • Conducts course assessment for all courses offered with the PHY prefix and uses to improve instruction.
  • Keeps scheduled office hours.
  • Meets classes as scheduled for prescribed time.
  • Submits required reports and documents.
  • Attends required Divisional meetings.
  • Seeks to maintain a high quality of instruction by remaining current on discipline specific and pedagogical issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in a professional manner.
  • Uses communication techniques that foster collegiality when problem solving.
  • Works to resolve conflicts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
  • Contributes to the promotion of an excellent educational climate within the college as a whole, as well as within the division and department.
Promoting Division/College Quality of Instruction
  • Assisting, as requested, with the development of the term class schedule and the college catalog.
  • Assisting with curriculum review, revision, development and implementation within the department.
  • Assisting in the development and maintenance of course outlines and course syllabi.
  • Assisting in textbook selection and adoption.
  • Assisting with student advising and student registration.
  • Maintaining a program advisory committee, as appropriate.
  • Assisting with college assessment and accountability as appropriate.
  • Participating in professional development activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assisting with program reviews as required by appropriate agencies, e.g., NCA.
  • Promote equal opportunity education within the scope of assigned responsibilities.
Professional Contributions
  • Serving on college discipline, department, and community committees and task forces on behalf of the college.
  • Assisting with Divisional activities as requested by the dean.
  • Assisting with student recruitment as appropriate.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of alternative modes of instructional delivery, e.g., Internet or ITV, as appropriate.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the dean, the VPIS and/or the College President.
  • Recommend instructional materials, textbooks, appropriate instructional equipment, and the Library supportive reference materials
  • Promote equal opportunity education within the scope of assigned responsibilities
  • Maintain required credentials, licenses, certification as appropriate, and proficiency and up-to-date knowledge in the subject matter area
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Master's degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Physics
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary or college level
  • Demonstrated Physics teaching experience in lecture and laboratory classes at the post-secondary or college level
  • Demonstrated commitment to instruction in accordance with the philosophy of the community college
  • Experience in development of course curriculum in Physics
  • Experience in academic advising duties
  • Experience in developing and participating in distance learning
  • Experience with minorities, economically disadvantaged students, learning disabled students, and students from diverse educational backgrounds
  • Experience in working as an effective team member
  • Supervisory experience at the post-secondary or college level
  • Experience scheduling classes, including developing a two-year schedule
  • Experience evaluating adjunct faculty

SALARY $3,444.08 gross per month

Full-time administrative positions receive paid annual leave, sick leave, group health and life insurance with College cost participation and State retirement program.

In order to apply, interested candidates must do so on-line at For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015.

Pikes Peak Community College reserves the right to withdraw or change "position availability" based on unanticipated budget constraints or other non-specified reasons it deems relevant.


The State of Colorado must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. If hired, the applicant will be required to provide documents to show identity and authorization to work. This law applies to all persons hired. All finalists must submit to and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.

Those hired will be required, at their expense, to have official transcripts sent within sixty (60) days of the date of hire to Pikes Peak Community College's Human Resource Services from those institutions that support degree(s) that were conferred upon them.

Colorado fiscal rules require all new employees to be on direct deposit payroll. This is a condition of employment.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resource Services
Pikes Peak Community College
Phone: 719-502-2600
Online App. Form: