Sunday, May 31, 2015

TT at Humboldt State, CA [Starts August 2016]

Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2016
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Job #7649
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.hum
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: 934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in any sub-discipline of Physics or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
  • Successful undergraduate teaching experience or evidence of promise as a teacher at the University level (preferably documented in one or more letters of recommendation);
  • Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
  • Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
  • Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
  • Interest and/or ability to teach a broad range of courses (majors, general education students, etc.); and
  • Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Ability to teach Physics courses across our curriculum;
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students in Physics projects.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: 20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Dedication to superior undergraduate instruction is a long-standing tradition at Humboldt State and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Instructional assignments may include: lectures, activities and/or laboratory instruction in both lower and upper division Physics courses, as well as General Education courses. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

 The Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a B.S. degree in Physics (with an optional concentration in Astronomy) and a B.A. degree in Physics. For more information, please visit:
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Statement of teaching philosophy;
  • Description of undergraduate research projects;
  • Application for Academic Employment: /757;
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
  • Three recent, signed letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the candidate's professional preparation and experience.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials. In letter of application, please refer to Job #7649.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position to:
Dr. C.D. Hoyle, Search Committee Chair
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3235

Friday, May 29, 2015

Physics/Physical Sciences VAP at Quinnipiac

The Department of Chemistry and Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences of Quinnipiac University seeks highly qualified applicants who are committed to excellence in teaching for a Visiting teaching faculty position in Physics and Physical Sciences.  

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated commitment  to excellence in teaching.  Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Classroom teaching experience in physics lecture and laboratory environments at the undergraduate level and use of instructional technologies is highly desired.
Teaching responsibilities will include introductory physics lecture and laboratory courses and may also include physical science courses for non-science majors. In addition, responsibilities of this position will include the weekly set-up of equipment and coordination of multiple lab sections, as assigned.
Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants:
A minimum of a Master’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry is required. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.   

Quinnipiac University is only considering applicants who have valid authorization to work in the U.S., in this position, for the University.  Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment-based visas for this position.

Apply online only.
Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and the names and contact information for three references.  

VAP (possible TT conversion) at Holy Cross College IN

Title of Position: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Physics 
Department: Science and Math 
Reports to Supervisor:Chair of Science and Math 
FLSA: Exempt 

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, four-year, co-educational, liberal arts institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana. With a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, students find personal attention from professors who care about their success. The Holy Cross community helps students to develop the knowledge, skills, and character to meet their professional goals and to live lives of purpose and integrity. 

Typical Schedule: This is a full-time one year faculty position to begin July 2015 with possible conversion to tenure-track

Purpose: The Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Physics is a full-time teaching position. The faculty member is required to teach courses in general physics and mathematics. The instructor will primarily focus their instruction on Physics and Mathematics courses tailored to undergraduate students pursuing interests in science or health career related professions. The faculty member is expected to manage and/or teach the laboratory sections associated with the Physics course. Duties related to math instruction would be associated with courses in College Algebra or Pre-Calculus and a two semester calculus sequence (Calculus I and II). As a faculty member of the Science and Math division, the professor will be invited to participate in academic program and curriculum design as the college expands its available tracks and degrees in the sciences. 

Essential Job Duties:
  • Responsible for teaching a two semester sequence in Physics (PHYS 151 and 152) for science majors.
  • Manage and teach laboratory sections for Physics (PHYS 151L and 152L, two semester sequence).
  • Design and implement curriculum for the courses of Physics and Mathematics for science majors.
  • Responsible for teaching two additional courses in mathematics: Pre-Calculus or College Algebra and Calculus (I and II).
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures, and expectations as outlined in the faculty Handbook (available online).
  • Function as a faculty academic advisor as assigned.
  • Participate in the life of the college, particularly through committees or other available faculty and staff venues.
  • Meet regularly with the Division chair.
  • Participatte in academic program design and development.
  • Be a presence at important College events such as Welcome Weekend, Matriculation Ceremony and Opening Mass, faculty in-service days, faculty dinners, Honors Convocation, Arts Day, Senior Dinner, Bacculaureate Mass, and Commencement.
  • Ensure all teaching and advising practices are consistent with the Catholic, Holy Cross mission of the College.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned to meet the needs of the department and college.
Minimum Education, Skills and Ability:
  • Earned Doctorate (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor), ABD (for appointment as Instructor); have documented record of significant background teaching at the college level.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a connection to the Holy Cross College mission to educate the whole person in mind, body and spirit.
  • Positive work experience in a Catholic college environment preferred.
Working Conditions: 
All classes will be conducted on campus in a college classroom or laboratory. 

Physical Demands:
  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing; occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Employment at Holy Cross College is 'at will' meaning either the college or employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three references (names and contact information) via email to:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

VAP at North Dakota State

The Department of Physics at North Dakota State University is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Physics for a one-year appointment beginning August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two lecture courses per semester.
Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in physics or related field for appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level or Masters in physics or related field for appointment at the Lecturer level. Demonstrated ability to teach both large-enrollment introductory service courses, including Astronomy, and upper level (300 and 400/600) physics courses. Effective oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of and interest in applying active learning instruction techniques; ability to mentor undergraduate learning assistants.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
A list of courses taught (if applicable) and contact information for two professional references are desired within your curriculum vitae. Questions may be directed to Dr. Mila Kryjevskaia, Search Committee Chair, at

Monday, May 25, 2015

Temporary Instructor, Western Illinois

Job Description:
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have to teach effectively in both lecture and laboratory settings at the undergraduate level, servicing students of physics, pre-engineering, and other science and pre-professional disciplines.  It is also desirable for the successful candidate to be able to provide research opportunities for undergraduate students.  
RANK & SALARY: Temporary Instructor. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. in Physics and additional graduate level work.  Strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and beginning levels.  Experience in working in an instructional or research laboratory setting with undergraduate physics majors, as well as majors from other disciplines.  Must be an adept public speaker. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Physics or very closely related discipline.  Preference will be given to candidates whose specialization of research will provide opportunities for collaborative work with existing physics faculty and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives within the university.  Post-doctoral experience with a strong record of independent research.  Commitment to teach both physics and astronomy at beginning undergraduate levels.

Application Instructions:
Complete applications include:
1.  Letter of application
2.  Current curriculum vita or resume
3.  Names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three current professional references, to be contacted at the time of interview, or asked to send letters
4.  Unofficial academic transcript copies, official transcripts required of selected candidates
5.  Statement of research interests and proposed research program to be carried out at WIU
6.  Statement of teaching interest and philosophy 
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will take place on a rolling basis as needs arise in the department.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Mark Boley at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

TT at Mount Marty College, SD [Begins January 2016]

The Division of Natural Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics at the rank of Assistant Professor which would begin in January, 2016. 

The successful candidate must have the ability to teach algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, physical science, earth science, astronomy, and courses in mathematics. Teaching physical chemistry would be a possibility depending on the background of the candidate. Foreign-born candidates must have an INS visa (H or better) that allows work within the United States. 

The successful candidate should demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and possess a strong desire to work in a small, collegial, liberal arts college. 

To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, current vita, an indication of teaching experience, and the names and e-mail address of three professional references to: Celia Miner, The Office of Academic Affairs, 1105 West 8th Street, Yankton, SD 57078. 
The screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Official academic transcripts are required from all finalists for the position. More detailed information about Mount Marty College, including the mission statement, can be found at Mount Marty College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Physics Educational Technology Specialist, Vernier Software & Tech, Beaverton OR

Provides technical support and training in the use of Vernier products, primarily in the field of physics. Develops and tests new products including sensors, software, curricula and other written material. Based out of the Vernier office in Beaverton, Oregon.
 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Answers technical questions and assists customers by phone and email. Emphasis will be on helping physics instructors, but may include other disciplines from time to time.
  • Develops and tests new hardware and software.
  • Travels to work at conferences, to present workshops, and for product demonstrations.
  • Provides teacher training at the Vernier office and at schools both locally and around the country.
  • Performs quality control checks on existing products.
  • Writes and/or edits curricula, product documentation, articles, and marketing copy.
  • A significant responsibility will include the development of new physics products. The person will help define and specify projects from vague concepts, and will drive projects from idea phase to shipping products.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Attributes of a successful candidate include:
  • A solid knowledge of physics
  • Understanding enough environmental science, chemistry, and biology to provide basic assistance to teachers in these disciplines
  • Comfort with evolving and cutting-edge technology
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent task follow-through
  • Effective at working in a team environment
  • Excellent self-direction
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in physics from an accredited four-year college or university is required.
  • Recent experience teaching physics using Vernier products at the high school, two-year college, or four-year college/university level is required.
  • Significant experience using desktop computer systems running Windows and Mac OSX.
  • Familiarity with mobile technology use in an educational environment.
 Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at
For more information visit
Vernier Software & Technology is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Math/ Science Education Positions, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia

There are three positions at the Science and Mathematics Education Centre Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

- Professor/Director
- Associate Professor
- Senior Lecturer

Please go to the following link for details about the positions and the application forms$.startup?Z_VACANCY_CAT=ACAD

[Editor's note: here is a Wikipedia link to the list of Australian academic ranks: Salary ranges seem outdated. ]

FT Lecturer at Kettering University, Flint MI

Join the Kettering University team as Lecturer with the Department of Physics and participate in Kettering's mission, vision and values. Kettering University is a national leader in experiential STEM and business education, integrating an intense academic curriculum with applied professional experience. We inspire students to realize their potential and advance their ideas by combining theory and practice better than any institution in the world. Kettering University is dedicated to achieving the extraordinary through technological innovation, leadership and service, built on values that foster respect, integrity, creativity, collaboration and excellence in growth, global leadership, community outreach and an engaged community of stakeholders. 

BENEFITS include health, dental and vision coverage; retirement benefits with up to a 9% Kettering matching contribution; life and accident insurance; tuition assistance and waiver programs; vacation and holiday pay; sick and disability pay; recreation center membership; and many other benefits. 

Department: Physics 

Required Job Qualifications
  • B.S. in Physics or related field;
  • Experience with repair of technical apparatus, including some electronics;
  • Experience with computer hardware and software for data collection and analysis;
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself or other individuals to make improvements or take corrective action;
  • Must be available to start July 13, 2015.
Preferred Job Qualifications
  • M.S. in Physics or related field;
  • 3 years teaching experience;
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams;
  • Good communication skills, written and oral.
For a detailed job description, required qualifications and application instructions, go to


Monday, May 18, 2015

FT Renewable Lectureship, Univ of West Georgia

The Department of Physics at the University of West Georgia seeks to fill a non-tenure track renewable Lecturer position. We are looking for an enthusiastic instructor to teach large sections of Astronomy as well as Introductory Physics courses and labs. The position will begin August 1, 2015. 

A Master's Degree in Physics or Astronomy is required; a Ph. D. is preferred. 

A competitive salary and benefits are offered. Must have reliable transportation, since the successful candidate will teach classes at both the Carrollton and Newnan campuses. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

Please send a CV, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references to Julie Talbot, Department of Physics, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118. Electronic applications may be sent to Applications received by June 15, 2015 will be given full consideration. Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts for all degrees. 

The University of West Georgia is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

FT at Bard HS Early College Queens NY

Bard High School Early College Queens (BHSEC) Queens, a partnership of Bard College and the New York City Department of Education, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Physics beginning September 2015. BHSECQ, a national model in the field of public school reform, enables talented and highly motivated students to move in four years from the ninth grade through the first two years of college, earning an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College as well as a high school diploma. The academic program emphasizes small class size and a commitment to teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts environment.
 We seek to hire a physicist in any subfield to join our Physics Faculty. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in physics or a related field, college teaching experience, and experience working with a younger audience. We are looking for a skilled educator interested in engaging and challenging our students. We prefer candidates with research experience.
 Teaching duties will be divided, between introductory college physics and electives for our college students and classes targeting our high school students. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with colleagues in developing and teaching an innovative science curriculum.
 To apply, send a letter of interest (including research interests), curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to In addition, please briefly describe a meaningful classroom or education anecdote drawn from your experience as teacher (c. 250 words). Your references can submit their letters of recommendation by visiting submitting them directly to
 Inquiries may be directed via email to with your name and “Physics Search 2015” in the subject line to the attention of Dr. William Sherman. Please note that we are not processing materials that are sent via postal service. Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled. Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. BHSECQ is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.
 Visit for more information on our schools. 

Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience. Based on following salary schedule:
Internal Number: 24236410

FT Lectureship (renewable and temporary) at Texas State

[Update: here's the ad]

The Texas State University physics departments seeks one or more full-time lecturers for Fall 2015. One lecturer position is established as continuing year-to-year, and at least one additional appointment is technically temporary but likely to continue.

The physics department at Texas State specializes in the physics of materials and physics education. Applicants with interest and background in physics education research and/or teacher preparation will be invited to participate in education-related activity in the department, including some opportunities for leadership. 

Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest, (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three references. To apply, send this pdf to Dr. Hunter Close at with the subject “2015 Lecturer”.

The 9-month salary for this position is about $45K/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on candidates’ interest and initiative.

Review of application materials will begin June 8, 2015.

Here are the courses that are currently unstaffed for Fall 2015. This list is tentative and subject to change:
2 sections (~100 students each) of 2nd semester physics for non-majors (PHYS 1320)
3 sections (~100 students each) of 2nd semester algebra-based physics (PHYS 1325)
2 sections (~50 students each) of calculus-based electricity and magnetism (PHYS 2425)
1 section (~15 students) of mathematical methods for physics majors (PHYS 3320)
1 section (~8 students) of graduate electromagnetic theory (PHYS 5331)

[This was the rumor]

The Texas State University physics department will very likely be hiring a lecturer for Fall 2015. We expect the teaching assignment to be focused on calculus-based introductory physics. Learning Assistants help with instruction during the "lecture" time. 

FT Math/Physics Instructor, State Center CC, Fresno CA

Posting NumberAA2015-0158
TitleMathematics/Physics Instructor
Campus LocationMadera Center
Start Date08/13/2015
Essential Functions of PositionInclude but are not limited to teaching the full complement of the courses in mathematics and physics, which may include assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, extended day as assigned, including evening, Saturdays, online or off-campus; maintaining instruments used in teaching physics; teaching the principles and applications of physics instrumentation; assisting in the coordination of laboratory facilities; assuring the availability of supplies and equipment; serving on college and district committees; evaluating adjunct instructors, and collecting data on student learning outcomes; curriculum and program development and/or revision, including program review and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes for courses and programs; participating in the accreditation process; communicating effectively with students and staff; developing technology used for classroom presentations; advising students; participating in college/district committees; working with community and campus organizations; participating in appropriate professional meetings and workshops; participating in department, division and college committees; cooperating with regard to scheduling classes between colleagues in the same disciplines; participating in student recruiting activities; and otherwise fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122.
Minimum QualificationsInclude an earned master’s degree in mathematics and a bachelor’s in physics; OR a master’s in physics and a bachelor’s in mathematics; OR a valid California Community College credential; OR the equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency)AND demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency. For example: If your qualifying degree is in applied mathematics, mathematics education, or statistics you will need to petition for equivalency.)
Desirable QualificationsInclude teaching experiences at the secondary, or post-secondary level; related work experience; the ability and desire to teach the breadth of the department’s course offerings; experience in diverse methods of teaching mathematics and physics including incorporating instructional technologies into the classroom and integrating online resources into instruction; ability to perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient physics laboratory operations; experience serving on campus committees; knowledge and use of current educational technology and multimedia presentation (computer use in lecture presentations and laboratory exercises, interactive video, etc.); knowledge and experience in the development and assessment of student learning outcomes; knowledge and experience in program review and accreditation; commitment to professional growth including demonstrated willingness to improving teaching methodology; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; experience with educational technology; demonstrated ability in developing successful instructional strategies for non-traditional or academically at-risk students; experience serving on campus committees; knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals; working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students; extent of related work and professional experience and potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth.
Conditions of Employment177 duty days.
Salary and BenefitsStarting salary is $53,483 – $80,521 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,001 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Selection ProcedureApplications will be screened to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents, a selection committee will determine the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications. They will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews. A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants.
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1525 E. Weldon Avenue, Fresno, California, 93704, (559) 226-0720, fax (559) 499-6007. For information on Reedley College, the Madera Community College Center or State Center Community College District, visit our website at Please refer to Position No. 4556.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
Additional Information
Open Date02/04/2015
Close Date06/15/2015
Open Until FilledNo
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One-Year Instructorship, Valdosta State, GA

The Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences in the College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a one year, non-tenure earning faculty position for the 2015-16 academic year only. Courses taught shall include introductory physics with labs and physical science. For more information phone 229-333-5752 or email
Required Qualifications: A master's degree in physics or closely related field.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

VAP at Lynchburg College VA

Lynchburg College invites applicants for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in Physics beginning Fall 2015. A PhD in physics (or closely related area) is required.  No particular research area is required.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching physics at all undergraduate levels.  Current physics research focuses on computational modeling, physics of sports, experimental condensed matter physics, and astrophysics associated with small solar system bodies like asteroids and comets.  The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the College.
 To apply, send letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a brief statement summarizing research interests, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and contact information of three references to Desi Justis, Physics Search, School of Sciences, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA  24501-3113, or e-mail materials to  For additional information on physics at Lynchburg College, please visit:  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  EOE

Thursday, May 14, 2015

FT at North Idaho College

As a member of the Physics Department in the Division of Natural Sciences the physics instructor will provide instruction in approximately four courses per semester. The teaching assignment may be selected from the following courses: Phys 101, Phys 103, Phys 111, Phys 112, Phys 211, Phys 212 ( Depending on a candidate's academic degrees the teaching assignment could include selected mathematics and/or engineering courses. 
The Department: The Physics department is a small department consisting of two full time faculty members and one part time instructor. The Physics department serves majors in physics, engineering, and math. The Physics department's small class sizes, supportive faculty and facilities provide an excellent learning environment for all physics students.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list includes but is not limited to the following:

· Teaches a minimum of 15 equivalent credit hours per semester as assigned and maintains additional weekly contractual hours, including a minimum of five office hours, five campus hours and five discretionary hours divided between office and campus hours for a total of 30 hours on campus per week
· Order materials and set up labs
· Utilizes non-traditional delivery methods including Internet and IVC
· Becomes familiar with the assigned textbook(s), prepares class presentations and handouts for electronic distribution, and prepares a syllabus for each course 
· Prepares, gives, and grades tests and homework and delivers grades to the registrar on time
· Receives training in and keeps skills current in using the electronic and physical equipment and software necessary to accomplishing teaching and advising responsibilities
· Advises students using the recommended procedures as outlined in the College Advising Handbook 
· Identifies student-learning outcomes; develops process and tools for assessment; incorporates results in order to modify instruction and materials in general education, degree program, course cluster, and/or certificate program, in coordination with colleagues
· Participates in student recruitment, curriculum development, and serves on college committees
· Provides mentorship for adjunct faculty and orients associate faculty as needed
· Attends and participates in faculty meetings
· Participates in professional development activities
· Cultivates effective public relations with various community agencies/service providers and/or educational partners
· Demonstrates commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college. 
· May teach evenings and/or weekends

The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum qualifications necessary for an individual to satisfactorily perform each essential duty and be successful in the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties. 

Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Master's in physics. Individuals with a Bachelor's in physics and a Master's in engineering may be considered. Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of students, faculty, and staff from multi-cultural backgrounds. Prior teaching experience in higher education preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 
· Ability to successfully recruit students into physics.
· Proven dynamic classroom leadership and the ability to foster enthusiasm in students. 
· Experience teaching non-majors fundamentals of physical science classes as well as general physics and physics for engineers preferred.
· Ability to set up and use physics and astronomy equipment preferred.
· Proficiency in the set-up and use of alternate delivery methods (e.g., Internet and inter-active video) preferred. 
· Proven leadership qualities and abilities.
· Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
· Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and current version of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, Internet, and alternative delivery systems (e.g., internet and interactive video) at a proficient level. 
· Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone, fax, copier
Physical Demands 
The physical demands & work environment described here are representative of those that must be met or are encountered by an employee in the normal course of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use fingers and hands to keyboard or type and handle materials. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles or blood-borne pathogens and contaminants, blood-borne pathogens, or other health threats. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Visiting position at Georgia Southern

The Department of Physics in the College of Science and Mathematics invites nominations and applications for the position of Regular, Limited-Term Instructor or Assistant Professor (e.g., Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor). Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations. 

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research, and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. 

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds, and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college. 

Within this setting, the Department of Physics offers a variety of studies in the fields of Physics and Astronomy leading to a Bachelor of Science in Physics or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Physics degree. Our majors graduate well prepared for a career in physics whether it be in industry, a professional degree such as medicine or dentistry, teaching physics in the high school, or to pursue an advanced degree. 

Position Description. Reporting to the Physics Department Chair, the limited-term Instructor or Assistant Professor in Physics will be responsible for a workload of 15 hours per semester in teaching core physics courses for majors and non-majors, and other duties as specified by the Physics Department Chair. All limited-term positions are non-tenure track, academic (9/10 month) year appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of re-appointment should funding permit. (All re-appointments are made on a one year basis.) The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Instructor: 
Earned master's degree in physics or closely related field by August 1, 2015. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

Required Qualifications for Regular, Limited-Term Assistant Professor: 
Earned doctorate in physics or closely related field by August 1, 2015. Evidence of commitment to teaching; ability to teach undergraduate physics courses and laboratories; ability to work with diverse populations; and effective communication skills in spoken and written English. Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
A minimum of 2 years of college/university teaching. 

Screening of applications begins June 25th 2015, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2015. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to: 

Clayton Heller, Search Chair, Search #30001 
Department of Physics 
Georgia Southern University 
P. O. Box 8031 
Statesboro GA 30460-8031 
Electronic mail: 
Telephone: 912-478-5292 

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.