Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FT at Charleston Southern

Description:  Charleston Southern University invites applications for an Instructor of Physics to begin August 1, 2015.  Charleston Southern seeks candidates who are professing Christians and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.  They should support the goals of a strong liberal arts education and be willing to explore with students the integration of faith and learning.
Qualifications:  The position requires a master’s degree or a Ph.D. in physics is preferred. Candidates who have the ability to also teach undergraduate astronomy will receive preference.

Responsibilities:  Responsibilities include teaching lower-level physics courses (with labs) along with the occasional upper-level course.  In addition the full time faculty member will be called upon to serve on committees and fulfill other obligations.

Application Process:  Candidates should complete the online application below and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae in a single document.  Entering untrue or inaccurate information will result in disqualification for consideration of vacant positions or subsequent termination after hire.  Review of credentials will begin immediately.  Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification.  For additional information contact Dr. Todd Ashby, Chair of the Search Committee tashby@csuniv.edu 
Located near historic Charleston, South Carolina, Charleston Southern University is a comprehensive institution offering a liberal arts curriculum to over 3,300 students and offers 60 majors and graduate programs in Education, Business, Criminal Justice, Organizational Management and Nursing.  The mission of the University is “promoting academic excellence in a Christian environment,” and the vision is to be a Christian University nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.  Charleston Southern has nationally accredited programs in nursing, business, education, music and athletics. Affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention, Charleston Southern employs faculty and staff who are professing Christians.  
Charleston Southern University is a Christian university and a tobacco-free campus.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or sex.

Founding Principle: Matthew 28:19-20
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Mission: Promoting Academic Excellence in a Christian Environment

Vision: To be a Christian university nationally recognized for the integration of faith in learning, leading, and serving

Biblical Core Values
II Timothy 3:16 “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for
correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The Bible is the inerrant and infallible record of God's revelation to humanity, and it is the only sufficient source of appeal on matters relating to the Christian faith.

Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:31-2:2 “And God saw everything
that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.” Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” John 1:3 “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” There is one and only one living true God. The historical account of Genesis decrees that He is the personal and direct Creator of all that exists, including the first human beings Adam and Eve. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience.

Jesus Christ
John 14:6 “Jesus said to them, `I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.'” God made provision through Christ for the redemption of sinful humanity by His substitutionary atonement on the cross, and He alone is sufficient as Savior.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Salvation involves God's gracious redemption of individuals and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior by repentance and faith.

Life of the Believer
Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye
may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Christians are to be consistent with Scripture in their character and conduct.

Evangelism and Missions
Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” It is the privilege and
duty of every Christian to share the Gospel of Christ personally and by all other methods in harmony with the Gospel. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

TT or T at Michigan State

Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI invites applications for a tenure-system, academic year position as an assistant or associate professor of physics beginning in August 2016.  The position will be appointed jointly between the physics group in Lyman Briggs College (LBC) (75%) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy (PA) (25%) in the College of Natural Science.

Candidates must have a PhD in physics, astronomy, physics education, or a related field.  Preference will be given to applicants with undergraduate-focused teaching experience as well as to applicants who do physics education research and/or theoretical physics, computational physics, and/or astrophysics research.  Duties include teaching a calculus-based physics course sequence for science majors in the LBC physics program, teaching one course (typically at the upper undergraduate or graduate level) in the Physics and Astronomy Department, and maintaining an active, externally-funded research program.   Salary and start-up support is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1967, LBC (http://lymanbriggs.msu.edu) is a vibrant residential college at MSU that focuses on the study of science and its impacts on society.  Bridging the two cultures of the sciences and the humanities, the LBC curriculum integrates natural sciences and mathematics courses with courses in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. LBC is also a leading center for research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and for interdisciplinary scholarship. Nearly all of the students in LBC major in the natural sciences; about 60% are women and nearly 20% are students of color; approximately 20% of LBC students also belong to MSU’s Honors College.  The college’s faculty, staff, and students promote inclusion through a range of initiatives and have won awards for diversity and inclusion in their instruction and research.  LBC faculty work closely with students in smaller classes, and the physics group in LBC is committed to implementing a studio-physics style classroom that includes integrated lecture and laboratory sessions. The ideal candidate will strengthen ties between the physics teaching environment and a student cohort with strong interests in the life sciences.

The joint appointment with the Department of Physics and Astronomy (www.pa.msu.edu) will add to MSU’s investment in cross-college collaboration.  The Physics Education Research Lab at MSU is a dynamic community that includes 3 principal faculty, 5 research associates, 5 graduate students, and several undergraduate students, and it spans the College of Natural Science, Lyman Briggs College, and the College of Education. Additionally, the recently founded Department of Computational Mathematics, Sciences, and Engineering has 13 principal faculty (including 7 recent hires) appointed in the College of Natural Science and the College of Engineering. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is looking for a candidate who will establish an independent, externally funded research program in any area of physics education, theoretical physics, or computational physics.  The department has substantial theoretical expertise in biophysics, high energy physics, astronomy, astrophysics, and condensed matter. 

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page, Posting # 1519.  Applications must be uploaded to MSU’s online job application site (https://jobs.msu.edu).  A complete application will include a cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, and statement of research interests.  For details on teaching portfolios see www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty/openPositions.cfm.  In addition, three letters of recommendation addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and expertise must be sent electronically by the recommenders through the application system. Complete applications should be received by January 1, 2016, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Mark Waddell at waddellm@msu.edu.

LBC cultivates a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression; ability status; and creed or ideology.

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

TT Science/Engineering Librarian, U of Alabama Tuscaloosa

Science and Engineering Librarian

The University of Alabama seeks a librarian with innovative ideas focused on development and delivery of user-centric library services.  The successful candidate assists teaching faculty with integration of library resources using course management software, provides instruction and information services, promotes the library’s value and resources both onsite and to remote users, participates in the operation of the Libraries’ 3D Studio, and offers software application training and support related to areas of responsibility.  Plans and coordinates activities for individuals who are involved in creative programs and communities in the sciences and engineering, such as undergraduate research and Honors College.  Promotes collaboration and shared information experiences among graduate students. Assists with development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and collections.  Creates and utilizes a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives.  This position collaborates with a broad range of stakeholders to conceptualize, define, and deliver contemporary services in support of cutting-edge approaches in science and engineering instruction and research.  Candidate will work in a team environment in the Libraries.

Required:  The following degree and experience combinations will be considered:

·       PhD in a science or engineering discipline. 
·       Master’s degree in Library & Information Sciences from an ALA accredited institution, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline, and a minimum of 2 years post-graduate degree experience in a research library or research-based science or engineering library;

Candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be motivated and organized, and have the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students and staff.  The candidate must be knowledgeable about science and engineering resources and services, as well as current and emerging trends in science and engineering libraries.  Must possess the ability to reach out to users and create innovative services as needed.   Demonstrated knowledge of web content systems and/or tools and their use in facilitating instructional goals.  Documented experience working in dynamic environments where new services are tested, evaluated, and adapted. 

Preferred:  Demonstrated familiarity with typical academic software used by students and faculty in the sciences and engineering.  Experience with some aspect of e-science support.

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a community of nearly 100,000
residents.  Tuscaloosa is about 59 miles southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, long-standing traditions, and Natural History Museum. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000.  The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Digital Library Federation, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.  Rodger Library:  http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/sel/

Full-time, tenure-track position.  Competitive salary.  Excellent benefits.  Moving allowance may be available. 

To Apply:
Please apply online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu.  A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by June 30, 2015 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Learning Coordinator at University of Calgary

Position Overview

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the Faculty of Science is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Undergraduate Learning Coordinator for approximately 2 years.

The Undergraduate Learning Coordinator will provide vital support and assistance to course and laboratory administrative and coordination activities. This position is a critical instructional resource, actively supporting instructors with specific needs associated with the management and coordination of courses, working with individuals and providing assistance as they seek to create and improve class material, examination material and student resources.  This position is also crucial to meeting the needs of the students in these multi-section courses. The incumbent would assume the coordination duties for large, multi-section courses, as well as laboratory/tutorial coordination duties. The Undergraduate Learning Coordinator is accountable for meeting with and taking direction from course instructors. Primary objectives include ensuring uniformity in the student experience, administration and management of student issues related to missed exams and laboratories, and management of on-line learning systems.

The person doing this job would get to do a fair amount of educational development, and hopefully some PER as well (website here):

VAP at University of Central Florida

The Physics Department at the University of Central Florida anticipates announcing an opening for a post-doc or Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2015 – 2016 academic year, with possible renewal depending on performance and available funding. We are interested in candidates with a Ph.D. in physics (by August 8, 2015) and experience in physics education research. The UCF Physics Department is involved in several education related projects, with research grants funded through TUES, WIDER and IUSE and programs funded by PhysTEC and the APS Bridge Program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in these projects, as well as our successful Learning Assistant Program, with the possibility to teach physics and/or pedagogy courses. Some additional details about PER at UCF are available at Jackie Chini’s website (http://physics.cos.ucf.edu/chiniperg/home/research/), and you may contact her at jchini@ucf.edu to express interest or to ask questions.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Physics Teacher, Weber Jewish School, Atlanta

The Weber School, an independent Jewish high school located in Atlanta, is currently seeking an experienced Physics teacher for the 2015-2016 academic year. Candidates must have prior high school teaching experience and be able to teach all levels of Physics. The ability to teach other sciences and on level Math are both assets. Applicants should have secondary certification in teaching Science.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Laura Klingensmith, lklingensmith@weberschool.org

Thursday, June 18, 2015

TT at Mount Holyoke College, MA [Fall 2016]

The Mount Holyoke College Physics Department (https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/physics) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2016.

The Mount Holyoke College Physics Department (https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/physics) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin fall 2016. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and to a vigorous, on-campus, externally-funded research program involving undergraduates that complements the existing research strengths of the department. A doctorate (anticipated or completed) in physics or a related field with the ability to teach across the physics curriculum is required. Excellent facilities and technical support for research are available on campus, as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities at nearby University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke College seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

To apply, submit materials at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu, including a cover letter addressing your interest in Mount Holyoke, a CV, a statement of teaching experience with emphasis on approaches to teaching at a small liberal arts college, and a research plan involving undergraduates. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Applicants should address relevant experience and proposed strategies for mentoring members of a diverse student body. For further information please contact Prof. Mark A. Peterson, Department of Physics at mpeterso@mtholyoke.edu

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

FT Lectureship, Southern Illinois U, Carbondale

Title: Lecturer, Department of Physics, College of Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Description of Position: Full-time, 9-month, term Lecturer position (non-tenure-track) in the Department of Physics. The selected individual will teach Physics courses at the undergraduate level. This position is contingent on available funding. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  1. An M. S. in Physics is required as the minimal educational level for the position (a Ph.D. in Physics is preferred).
  2. Applicants must have experience teaching Physics courses at the university level.
Effective Date: August 16, 2015. 

Application Deadline: July 6, 2015, or until filled. 

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application and CV and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: 

Ms. Sally Pleasure, c/o Lecturer Search Committee 
Department of Physics 
Neckers 483- Mail Code 4401 
1245 Lincoln Drive 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale 
Carbondale, Illinois 62901 

Electronic submission of application materials and recommendation letters to spleasure@siu.edu is preferred. 


FT Math/Physics Supplemental Instructor, Naval Academy Prep School, Newport RI

This position is located at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, RI, where the overall mission is to academically qualify selected Candidates for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy.
The Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, Rhode Island is seeking a qualified applicant for a Math/Physics Supplemental Instructor. Incumbent serves as a supplemental instructor in the disciplines of Math and Physics, which requires professional knowledge of undergraduate mathematics (up to Calculus), physics and education. He/she provides assistance to students taking math & physics as a supplement to the faculty after the class day. Conducts extra instruction, using principles of study skills and time management as learning tools. Meets with students one-on-one or in small groups to address learning development in math/physics. Provides assistance for other learning tools such as computer applications software. Keeps abreast of modern methods of teaching math & physics, study skills development and time management. Independently diagnoses problem solving and reading comprehension impediments, prescribes corrective measures, and advises the math and physics faculty on the status of student development. Instructor will be expected to work flexible schedules hours, mostly evening and weekend hours (to include Friday evening and Saturday morning). This a full-time, seasonal (Aug-May) position.

Additional information can be obtained at: https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobs/faculty.php
The Naval Academy Preparatory School is an EO/AA employer and provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.
Applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Physics or a related field requiring significant course work in those disciplines from an accredited college or university. Applicant must have experience teaching Physics, Algebra, Trigonometry and/or Calculus, and show an ability to tutor students from a variety of backgrounds. U.S. citizenship required.
Experience with academic at-risk students is a plus.
All Civilian Faculty Positions at NAPS are subject to a background investigation.  These investigations are conducted to ensure that individuals hired are trustworthy, of good conduct, and reliable. More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Naval Academy’s Academic Dean and Provost website here http://www.usna.edu/Academics/Faculty-Information/Background-Investigation-Info.php.
Applicants should submit a resume, transcript(s), contact information for three references, and a detailed statement of interest. The statement of interest should explain how the applicant's career experience and qualifications will enhance the development of midshipman candidates in a post-secondary environment for entry to the U.S. Naval Academy.
Send application materials to: Dr. Mike Bleiweiss via email to bleiweiss@naps.edu or mail at Naval Academy Preparatory School, 440 Meyerkord Ave, Perry Hall, Newport, RI 02841-1519.
Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to the Academy’s EEO office at godwin@usna.edu.  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

TT Math/Physics, Redlands CC, OK

Postal Address:Human Resources Department
Redlands Community College
1300 South Country Club Road
El Reno, OK 73036
Email Address:Human.Resources@redlandscc.edu
Nine-month, full-time tenure track position with excellent benefits. Position will articulate and promote the Redlands Pre-Professional Sciences program; teach physics, physical science, college algebra, trigonometry, and all levels of calculus; participate in statewide course equivalency project to assure transfer of credits; participate in teaching and professional development; and assist in student retention, recruitment and academic student engagement. Candidate must have a strong interest in working with other faculty to integrate applied research into the curriculum and have a knowledge of learning and assessment theories. 

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in a Physics or Mathematics related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the discipline required, Doctorate preferred; an accomplished, creative, and energetic teacher that can provide evidence of teaching and mentoring undergraduate students; and two years of full time teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred with dedication to teaching, professional development, and academic student engagement. To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, copies of college transcripts, and three references with names, addresses, and phone numbers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Physics Education and Technology Specialist, University of Kentucky, Lexington

The College of Arts & Sciences is seeking outstanding candidates for a Physics Education and Technology Specialist. The College has a strong commitment to undergraduate education and values innovative approaches to instruction. The Department of Physics and Astronomy oversees a robust undergraduate physics program, and is in the process of updating and expanding its introductory course offerings. New courses incorporating Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) are under development, and the Department also has plans to upgrade its undergraduate laboratory curriculum. The Physics Education and Technology Specialist will have the opportunity to play a central role in curriculum development and implementation.
The primary duties of this position will be to: collaborate with faculty in the design and implementation of curricula and lab exercises for introductory physics courses; work with faculty and instructional staff to ensure coordination of lectures and labs; help manage the operations and facilities of instructional laboratories in consultation with faculty; serve on a faculty-led committee overseeing undergraduate instruction and labs; work with faculty and instructional staff to train and supervise graduate student teaching assistants; assist with the procurement, development, organization, and maintenance of equipment and materials for instructional laboratories and lecture demonstrations; ensure that instructional laboratories are fully operational and prepared for each laboratory class; ensure compliance in all undergraduate laboratories with federal, state, and institutional safety regulations and guidelines.
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Recently ranked as one of the safest, most creative, and the brainiest cities in the nation, Lexington is an ideal location to experience the work-life balance that the University strives to provide to its employees. See for yourself what makes UK one great place to work.
Application Instructions
To learn more about and to apply for this opportunity, submit a UK Online Application to requisition number RE03651 at www.uky.edu/ukjobs. Contact HR/Employment for questions at: (859) 257-9555 option 2. Application deadline is June 28th, 2015 and may be extended as necessary.

Professorship in STEM Learning and Technology, ETH Zurich

The Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences at ETH Zurich (www.gess.ethz.ch) invites applications for a full professorship in the area of Learning and Technology.

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has opened up new opportunities for formal and informal learning in various areas and at all age levels. We are looking for an experienced researcher with a solid background in the cognitive and behavioral sciences, who will contribute to a better understanding of how ICT affects human functioning and learning, and how ICT can be used to support it. The new professor is also expected to be familiar with a broad range of educational technologies, particularly those appropriate for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education at universities. Collaboration with the Center for Educational Development and Technology (LET) is expected. ETH Zurich is a leading university with core academic areas in engineering, the natural sciences, architecture and mathematics, which also appreciates the perspective of the humanities and social sciences in both education and research. It provides excellent research conditions and expects innovative interdisciplinary collaboration across a variety of academic disciplines. Applicants are expected to have high-impact publications in the learning sciences, and they are asked to document their connections to STEM areas.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of future research and teaching interests. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2015. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FT Lectureship, Washington University in St. Louis


Job Title

Lecturer in Physics - 30798
Job ID
 School of Arts & Sciences
Full/Part Time

Essential Functions

The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a full time (12 month) lecturer
 to teach two sections of an active-learning introductory calculus-based physics sequence, beginning in Fall 2015.
 Additional responsibilities may include teaching introductory or upper-level undergraduate laboratories, physics outreach,
and other departmental responsibilities, as needed. The position requires regular collaboration with other faculty
 and staff members in the department, particularly those in introductory physics.
This non-tenure-track faculty position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years.
Required Qualifications

A successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in physics, teaching experience, and should have demonstrated a strong interest
 in physics education. Knowledge of current pedagogical trends is also desirable.

One-Year Science Education Lectureship, Central Washington University


Posting numberP001534
Job TitleFull Time Lecturer - 1 YR APPT (2015/2016) - Science Education
Working TitleFull Time Lecturer - Science Education
Department42031 Science Education
Department LinkScience Education
Job CategoryFaculty - Non-Tenure Track
Position TypeFaculty Non Tenure
Faculty DisciplineSciences
Eligible ApplicantsAll (internal and external)
Pay GroupFYR - Faculty 1-year Appointment
Cycle of Appointment9 months
If cyclic, periods of leave without pay
Hours Worked Per Week
Work Schedule and Hours
Salary RangeDependent on qualifications and experience
Job SummaryThe Department of Science Education at Central Washington University invites applications for one full¬ time (9-month academic appointment), non-tenure-track position in Science Education beginning September 16, 2016. The main responsibilities of this Science Education faculty position are to develop and teach science teaching methods courses for pre-service elementary and middle level teachers and to teach interdisciplinary science inquiry and upper-level classes in science education. The successful applicant must show potential to be an excellent teacher, to advise undergraduates from pre¬ admission to graduation, to partner with the department of Teaching Elementary, Adolescent, and Young Children (TEACH), and to engage in collaborative research projects involving a variety of partners. Non-tenure-track faculty members at CWU are expected to demonstrate effectiveness in instruction and are encouraged to engage in ongoing scholarly activities. There will also be opportunities to strengthen existing or build new partnerships with local school districts and state officials. For information about the Department of Science Education, see our website: http://www.cwu.edu/science-education/.
Required Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Science Education, Education, or a Natural Science; ABDconsidered.
  • BA or BS in natural science or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated potential to work with K-12 teachers and students.
  • Potential to develop an active research program involving students.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated potential to develop and use innovative teaching and assessment techniques.
  • Ability to contribute to teaching introductory and interdisciplinary science content courses.
  • MS in a natural science or equivalent experience.
  • K-12 teaching experience.
  • Ability to use innovative best-practice teaching methods.
  • Experience with course and program assessment.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working Conditions

Job Duties

Job Duties

Job DutiesThe successful candidate is expected to teach in ways that promote student engagement and thinking, provide a supportive and inclusive learning environment, respond to a wide variety of student needs (from the science phobic to the dedicated science educator), to develop innovative interdisciplinary courses and to conduct an energetic program of scholarly activity in Science Education. Specific responsibilities include:
- Teach elementary and middle level science education methods courses at the undergraduate level in the Science Education Program.
- Carry out a program of scholarly activity involving partners such as students, science education faculty, faculty from other departments, community college faculty and K-12 school personnel.
- Seek extramural funding for programs that further the goals of the Science Education Program
and enhance student learning.
- Develop and teach interdisciplinary science content courses.
- Participate in standards-based program assessment.
- Develop and participate in K-12 and community outreach projects.
- Participate in and lead teacher workshops, community outreach activities, and partnerships with community stakeholders.
- Use contemporary technologies to teach locally and at CWU Centers.
- Facilitate positive change in the department, college, university, and region.

Two 3-year Postdocs in Ethnography of Science, Notre Dame IN


Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Position in the Ethnography of Science - Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing
Job Description
Postdoctoral Research Position in the Ethnography of Science
Starting salary is $48,000 plus benefits and up to $5,000 per year in research funding.
Full time. 36 months.
The University of Notre Dame’s newly ratified Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing will start its activities in August 2015 under the direction of Prof. Celia Deane-Drummond. The Center invites applications for two postdoctoral research appointments funded through a grant from the Templeton Religion Trust in the ethnography of science (each lasting three years) to begin January 2016. 
The successful candidates will be part of a multi-disciplinary team (including psychologists, theologians, and other scholars from science & technology studies) examining the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral dispositions that are associated with the practice of laboratory research in biology and how those dispositions might strengthen or impede human flourishing in non-scientific domains. Operating under the rubric “Developing Virtues in the Practice of Science,” this $3.1 million project funded by the Templeton Religion Trust conceptualizes these dispositions as virtues/vices in order to make connections to existing literature in psychology, theology, virtue ethics, and virtue epistemology. 
Responsibilities of the post include: conducting bibliographic research and literature reviews on ethnographic research relevant to the project; collaborating with the team to devise research protocols for ethnographic and psychological research; serving as a participant observer in two different biology laboratories (one at Notre Dame and one at the University of Durham, UK); conducting limited observations of two choral ensembles as part of a control study; presenting individual and team research in professional and public forums; collaboratively designing and teaching an undergraduate course related to the project; and contributing to the project colloquia (Notre Dame, IN, 2016; Durham, UK, 2017) and conference (London, 2018).
Minimum Qualifications
The ideal candidates will have a PhD in anthropology, sociology, or science & technology studies; training and experience conducting ethnographic research; and strong interest in collaborating with experts from multiple disciplines
Preferred Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should submit a single pdf containing a cover letter explaining your research interests and potential connections to the project, a c.v., and a writing sample to ctshf@nd.edu Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately (or via a dossier service) to the same address. Review of applications will begin Aug 15th and continue until the position is filled.
DepartmentCtr for Theo, Sci & Human Flourishg (43313)
Department Website
Family / Sub-FamilyNo Eprism / Other_No Eprism
Career Stream/LevelN/A
Department Hiring Pay Range
Pay IDSemi-Monthly
FLSA StatusS1 - FT Exempt
Job CategoryOther
Job TypeFull-time
Schedule: Days of Week & Hours
Schedule: Hours/Week
Schedule: # of months

Posting Detail Information

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community.

Posting Detail Information

Job Posting Date (Campus)06/02/2015
Job Posting Date (Public)06/02/2015
Job Closing Date08/14/2015
Posting TypeOpen To All Applicants
Posting NumberS15400

FT (Physical Science) at Southern State CC, OH


Position TitleFaculty Member for Physical Science
Reports ToDean Core Studies
CampusCollege Wide
Distinguishing Job CharacteristicsEngages students in the teaching/learning process; works assigned schedule, participates in college committee work, represents the college in the community, and performs other related duties as required.
Scope of SupervisionNone
Equipment OperatedComputer, printer, copier, fax machine, telephone, other standard office equipment. Standard college lab equipment for physics, introduction to physical science, and astronomy courses.
Confidential DataNon-public personnel and student records and issues and other non-public and sensitive college issues. Employee and student information covered by FERPAguidelines and agreed to in the College’s FERPA Confidentiality Agreement; and confidential or sensitive information included in the College’s Administrative Computer System.
Working ConditionsGood classroom working conditions. The work requires the use of safe work practices with office, class room and laboratory equipment, and observance of safety regulations.
Usual Physical DemandsThe following physical demands are typically used to perform this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. They are not qualification standards, rather they may be used to help the College, employee, or applicant identify where and how reasonable accommodations may be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties due to an ADA disability.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly sits and stands for extended periods of time. The employee regularly exhibits manual dexterity, picking, pinching or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm. The employee regularly reaches with hands and arms, stoops, kneels and crouches. The employee regularly talks and hears when teaching or working with students and the general public. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus when doing near point work at varying distances from the eye. Job performance will also require the ability to identify and distinguish colors. The employee occasionally lifts, carries or exerts force on objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
QualificationsAn appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Master’s degree in Physics or equivalent.
Preferred: Teaching experience, preferably in a community college;
Demonstrated: ability to work effectively with faculty, students, staff, administrators and representatives of business and industry; commitment to a comprehensive community college concept; commitment to assessment of student learning and program effectiveness; commitment to the educational use of technology; commitment to cultural diversity and to a global perspective in teaching.
Applicant must successfully pass required background checks in accordance with Southern State Community College’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
Licensure or Certification RequirementsAs needed.
Salary RangePer SSEA Agreement
Essential Job DutiesMust be available for at least thirty-two hours per week to perform assigned duties, which include:
Teach30 semester units per year as assigned, some of which may include off-campus classes, including classes located at business and industry sites and classes on more than one campus during a given semester.
Remain current with subject matter and instructional methodology.
Maintain posted office hours in accordance with departmental and college policies.
Employee appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives.
Communicate progress in the course to students in a timely manner.
Determine and submit students’ grades in accordance with established college policies and procedures.
Assist with student advising.
Develop syllabi, mentor adjunct faculty, plus establish and maintain advisory groups.
Engaging in curriculum development with the College. Prepare and deliver high-quality courses.
Support the mission of the program, division, and college.
During the balance of the weekly time available, participating in professional activities that may include, but not limited to, the following: committee work, community services, maintenance of professional expertise and subject matter, interacting with students and perspective students, cooperating with other educational institutions, cooperating with business and industry, and working with part-time faculty.
Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands.
Knowledge, Skills, & AbilitiesKnowledge, Skill (s) and Ability to: effectively communicate one-on-one, in small groups, and in classroom situations, proficient in word-processing and presentation software, internet, and e-mail, demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of students, capability to teach in more than one discipline, demonstrated ability to advise students, effective verbal, written , and listening communication skills, effective problem
solving skills, ability to work a combination of days/evening/weekend schedules, maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information; create and implement appropriate and educational lesson plans; apply generally accepted teaching methods to practical work situations; apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with SSCC’s values; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, and promote an harassment-free environment; embrace and support constructive change; develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, members of the learning community and general public; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; treat others with respect as representative of SSCC.
Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesPerforms other related duties as required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Open Date06/16/2015
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes