Sunday, August 30, 2015

T/TT in PER at CSU, Chico Department of Physics

The Position: California State University Chico is seeking a tenure track physicist to begin August 2016, at the assistant or associate professor level. Our department is committed to providing the very best undergraduate education in physics; we seek a colleague to join our team in this mission. Successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in all levels of undergraduate physics teaching and, in particular, effective research-based practices in physics instruction and the ability to actively involve undergraduates in research.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics or closely related field, with demonstrated experience in physics instruction. Proficiency in written and oral English is required. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be complete prior to the beginning of the academic year (August, 2016.) Candidates must show high potential for leading innovations in physics instruction, possessing strong commitment to undergraduate education, and providing undergraduates with research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with skills and knowledge in Physics Education Research (PER) are of particular interest to us, as are candidates with demonstrated excellence in physics instruction and the ability to lead departmental efforts to increase the use of research-based pedagogy in the introductory algebra/trigonometry course, involve undergraduate students in research, collaborate with K-12 science/physics education community, and attract external funding.

Responsibilities: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching at the undergraduate level (this is primary), scholarship and professional development, and service to the Department, University and community. In particular, duties will include implementing PER-based instruction for the introductory algebra-based physics courses to better serve the broad variety of students enrolled, teaching upper-division courses for both general education and physics majors, and conducting scholarly activities with emphasis on involving undergraduate students in research.

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

The Department: The department of Physics offers a B.S. and a minor in physics, with program tracks tailored to students interested in pursuing interdisciplinary/educational careers or physics-related paths including graduate study in physics or other disciplines. Our roughly 50 majors come from a wide variety of backgrounds and levels of preparation. We have an active, award-winning SPS chapter and a collegial departmental atmosphere.

Refer to and for more information about the department and the College of Natural Sciences, respectively.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on November 30, and will continue until the position is filled.

TT at US Naval Academy, Annapolis MD

Assistant Professor of Physics

LOCATION: United States Naval Academy, Physics Department
DATE CLOSES:Application review will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate university, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented civilian faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for our naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.
Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.
The Naval Academy’s Physics Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in physics. We are looking to fill two positions. Appointments at all ranks will be considered, but the preference is for junior faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor. These positions may begin as early as the Fall of 2016. 
Our highest priority in conducting a search is finding promising candidates who are interested in developing as teachers in a small-classroom highly-interactive environment as they continue to develop as researchers in their field of expertise.
Teaching is in the context of small classes (class sizes of 24 students or less), with two classes a semester being typical for faculty with a strong research program.  We do not have a graduate program here, and thus no TA’s either, so faculty members are fully responsible for their classes.  Summer school is taught typically by military officers and so the summer months see the balance shift to entirely being research driven for civilian faculty.  During the school year, civilian faculty members strive to find an appropriate balance between teaching and research.
In addition to showing signs of being able to establish and carry forward a research program that results in peer-reviewed publications, it is particularly attractive if your research program provides opportunities for upper-class majors to be involved.  We have a diversity of experimentalists and theorists (both formal and computational) in our department, and we encourage candidates to think about possible collaborative efforts within our department.  Feel free to explore our department webpages for further information,
  • A Ph.D. in Physics or another closely related field is required (anticipated completion of Ph.D no later than July 2016 is acceptable).
Preference will be given to candidates who strongly exhibit a number of the following at a level that is appropriate for their current stage along their career path.
  • Commitment to undergraduate teaching including introductory calculus based physics
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Knowledge and interest in employing active learning in the classroom environment
  • A demonstrated superior teaching ability during the onsite interview
  • A superior record of research and scholarship in peer review journals
  • A plan to conduct research at the Academy with aspects that could involve midshipmen participation
  • Ability to collaborate with our current faculty, or strong local area research connection that they plan on continuing, and/or a strong record of independent research
  • A demonstrated mastery of their subject during a research talk and in faculty discussions during the onsite interview
  • Specialization in the condensed matter area of dielectric/electrical properties of materials due to the availability of fully developed in-house labs in this field.
  • Desire and ability to take ownership of senior level courses that support our major’s program.  In the context of the current make-up of our department, we may be particularly interested in candidates that could fill this role in the context of nuclear physics, acoustics, or astrophysics.
  • Superior success in a Post-Doctoral appointment
  • A demonstrated ability to thrive in a collaborative, collegial environment
All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA 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 Academic Dean and Provost’s website here
  1. We encourage candidates from all fields who feel they may resonate with the structure and philosophy outlined above to apply.  Applications in the form of a cover letter, a CV including professional experience relevant to the position, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are fine), the names of three references (we will contact you at the point where we would like you to arrange for references to send their letters directly to us), a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of research plans (possibly including a brief characterization of what is required to establish your lab). These materials should be sent electronically, preferably as a single pdf, to the chair of the search committee, Professor Paul Mikulski, at  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2015 but the position will remain open until filled.
  2. Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to  Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position.

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Friday, August 28, 2015

FT at Cal State Stanislaus [Spring 2016]

POSITION: Faculty Position in Physics. The Department of Physics and Geology at California State University, Stanislaus, invites applications for a full-time lecturer faculty position beginning in Spring 2016 with 18 months contract. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to be an effective teacher and to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Responsibilities include teaching lower division service courses, upper division courses for Physics majors, and general education courses in Physics and Astronomy.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: We seek an applicant with a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field. Prior teaching experience is a plus. Applicants with any area of research specialization will be considered for this position, although an experimentalist and/or having astronomy background is preferred.
HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts or the equivalent, and three letters of reference to:
 Dr. Rose Zhang, Program Coordinator Department of Physics, Physical Sciences, and Geology California State University, Stanislaus One University Circle Turlock, California 95382
Electronic copies of application materials will also be accepted and can be sent to:
Application screening will begin 10/1/2015; position will be open until filled.
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Intro Physics Lab Manager, University of Washington, Seattle

Req #:
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location:Seattle Campus
Posting Date:08/18/2015 
Closing Info:Open Until Filled 
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Notes:As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

Our Department of PHYSICS has an outstanding opportunity for a Manager, Introductory PHYSICS Laboratories

This position reports to the Instructional Labs Senior Lecturer and Department Administrator and works closely with instructors teaching introductory PHYSICS laboratories.  The manager is responsible for daily operations of introductory laboratories associated with the introductory PHYSICS (1xx) sequence of courses. Laboratory topics cover the full range of PHYSICS typical in introductory courses, including experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic and nuclear PHYSICS.  The lab manager is expected to oversee the labs, work closely with faculty to develop and improve experiments and related pedagogical materials, manage the introductory labs budget, and maintain a high quality, safe learning environment for instructors and students. 

Responsibilities include: 

•     Support and improve students’ learning experience: Work strategically with faculty instructors to improve educational experiences of students by researching and testing better ways to use apparatus to study basic PHYSICS concepts and make measurements.  Design, develop and improve experiments to use new technologies or improve clarity of presentation. 
•     Oversee the set-up of labs: Ensure that labs are properly prepared by staff and student hourly employees who set up and disassemble apparatuses in five to seven classrooms weekly during each academic term.  As necessary, assist with lab preparations, coordinating with other lab personnel and instructors. 
•     Supervise personnel: Interview and hire staff, assign and review work, conduct performance evaluations, and provide positive work environment and opportunities for professional growth for one Scientific Instructional Technician 1 or 2.  Also manage student hourly employees working short-term appointments in support positions: define tasks, train, and ensure completion of needed work to standards. 
•     Manage the experimental equipment collection: Inspect, maintain and repair existing equipment as  needed, ensure that apparatus operates properly prior to student use, identify problems or malfunctions with apparatus and replace or repair as necessary, keep current on advances in technology and propose updates, revisions or replacements to equipment or methods of use. 
•     Advise instructors and teaching assistants: Communicate principles of operation, configuration and use of apparatuses to instructional faculty and teaching assistants.  Develop and maintain documentation on apparatuses, experiments, other lab procedures and policies. 
•     Manage budget: Monitor and analyze purchases, ensuring that introductory labs remain within budgetary constraints, establish expenditure priorities, develop budgets including evaluating alternative equipment needs for new experiments, and prepare requests for additional expenditures based on revised or new experiments. 
•     Maintain Lab IT infrastructure: Work with department’s information technology and computer support group to set up, test, and troubleshoot the lab computers, network, and related hardware and software, including that needed for data acquisition, file sharing, and printing.  
•     Maintain a safe laboratory environment: Develop and implement appropriate procedures to comply with department and university safety rules, report safety issues to building administration personnel, and maintain lab materials and rooms in accordance with university’s offices of Environmental Health & Safety.     
Bachelor’s degree in PHYSICS or closely related field, three to four years’ experience working in PHYSICS or other basic science instructional or research laboratory setting, demonstrated experience working with computerized experimental apparatus and computer networks, demonstrated experience working with students, ability to lift or move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

Experience managing college-level instructional laboratories in basic science, machine shop and/or electronics design/construction/troubleshooting experience, post-baccalaureate study in basic or applied science, experience teaching science in a higher education setting.     

Conditions of Employment:        
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check 

Application Process: 
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

TT at Westminster College, Salt Lake City

Westminster College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Physics to begin in August 2016. The 24-credit annual teaching assignment will include lower-division courses for both majors and non-majors, along with upper-division courses in physics and potentially astronomy. We are willing to consider candidates with expertise in any area of Physics who demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and a commitment to liberal arts education. We particularly seek candidates with expertise in Astronomy or Astrophysics, as well as candidates who have a strong interest (and ideally, experience) in teaching using methods developed and supported by Physics Education research.

We seek colleagues who are prepared to facilitate the learning of all students, including those from groups underrepresented in higher education (such as students of color, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students). As part of our work to promote diversity in STEM fields, we are the only post-secondary institution in the state of Utah awarded grant funding by the US Department of Education to host the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. Additionally, we were selected in a national competition to participate in the Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES) Institute of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. 
 The Physics Program has a strong commitment to teaching, interdisciplinary work, and undergraduate research. We are housed in the Meldrum Science Center, which opened in 2010. A LEED platinum certified buildingthis facility provides integrated research spaces and classrooms designed to foster high-impact learning practices. Information on the Physics program can be found at
 Minimum qualifications:  
Ph.D. (completed by August 2016) in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or related area, and successful teaching experience at the post-secondary level. 
 Preferred qualifications:
Expertise in Astronomy, Astrophysics and/or successful teaching using methods developed and supported by Physics Education research.
Application & Supplemental Information:
 A complete application will include:
  1. A letter of application addressing your successful experience teaching physics and your skills in supporting the learning of diverse students,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. The names and contact information for three professional references (including at least one who can address your successful teaching experience), and
  4. A research statement.

Please apply for this position at Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. This position is contingent on budgetary approval.
 About Westminster:
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster's unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enrich the college experience. For more information visit

University of Nevada Las Vegas Postdoc in Instructional Technology and Design

Postdoctoral Scholar in Instructional Technology & Design

The College of Education at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar who will lead the re-development of educational materials for training employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In partnership with content experts from NASA and support from Teledyne Brown Engineering, the interdisciplinary design team will work under the direction of the postdoctoral scholar and with advisement from UNLV Education, Engineering, and Fine Arts faculty on-site in Huntsville, AL. The project will focus on developing am innovative educational delivery system to provide training to NASA personnel affiliated with the International Space Station. Team members from the Colleges of Engineering and Fine Arts will provide computer science and graphic design expertise, while the postdoctoral scholar is expected to contribute project oversight and expertise in the design of instructional materials and delivery via educational technologies.

The specific responsibilities of the post-doctoral scholar include (1) Planning and managing the selection and implementation of technologies for design & delivery of project materials (2) Applying principles from the cognitive, educational, and learning sciences to the redesign of existing instructional materials to improve their effectiveness (3) Coordinating development of materials by fine art & computer engineering team members (4) Writing reports documenting progress towards products (5) Testing the effectiveness of instructional materials.

Applicants must possess (1) a PhD in educational psychology, learning sciences, science education, or a related field as well as (2) emerging expertise in the areas of educational technology, principles for instructional design, and (3) proof of U.S. citizenship. The candidate should be proficient and have a solid background in cognitive principles of learning and instruction, an awareness of design standards for instructional technology, and a record of successful project management.

The ideal candidate will have a record of mentorship, experience leading or managing externally-funded projects, good interpersonal skills, and experience working in collaborative environments. The candidate should have demonstrable interest in research related to learning and cognitive sciences such as intelligent tutoring, online education, educational technology, and/or knowledge and skill acquisition. Additional desirable qualifications include: (1) portfolio of educational design products (2) experience with the design and delivery of instruction via learning management systems (3) online instructional experience in post-secondary settings.

Target start date: October 1, 2015, although the exact start date is negotiable.

•       $45,000 for a 1-year appointment, plus benefits (offered by UNLV).
•       Subsidy to provide housing for the duration of the project.
•       Partial support for project-related travel.

To apply:
Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter summarizing the applicant’s qualifications for the position (2) a curriculum vita and (3) Three letters of recommendation to Dr. Matthew Bernacki at  Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.
UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TT/T in STEM Education (1 or 2 positions) at University of Iowa

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:
The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Iowa invites applications for one to two academic year tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Science Education and STEM with an elementary or secondary focus beginning August 2016 or a negotiated start date.

We seek one to two individuals with evidence of significant professional promise or accomplishment in research that impacts the areas of science education and the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and pursue research with a program that emphasizes a strong agenda on teaching and learning in science classrooms or STEM.


The successful applicant will continue a robust disciplinary and interdisciplinary research program in science education and STEM education; design and teach undergraduate/graduate courses in science education and STEM education with a commitment to online offerings; and advise MA and PhD students.  In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to pursue and secure external funding, participate in the activities of professional organizations, and be involved with state and national activities that support the practice of science education and STEM education.
Education Requirement:
Prospective candidates must have earned a doctorate in science education or a related field by August 2016.
Required Qualifications:

  1. evidence of scholarly productivity and/or promise of such in science education and/or STEM education

  2. successful teaching experience in K-12 classrooms

  3. evidence of teaching skills

  4. potential for securing external funds for research, training, and program development

  5. interest in/experience with building partnerships with local schools and communities

  6. ability to work collaboratively and with diverse populations

  7. commitment to developing and teaching online courses
Desirable Qualifications:

  1. experience in teaching elementary or secondary science methods courses and/or STEM education courses

  2. work experience in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology integration

  3. experience working with local schools and communities through outreach and public engagement activities

  4. experience in securing external funds for research, training, and/or program development

  5. experience teaching and/or designing online instruction


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Two to three examples of scholarly writing
Teaching evaluations
Graduate college transcripts
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

Saturday, August 22, 2015

TT Science Ed/ Math Ed, Rowan University, NJ

The College of Education as the oldest college at Rowan University has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. It was recently recognized as having one of the best online graduate programs in the country and is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.

The College of Education is searching for a qualified and experienced math or science content specialist with teaching experience and/or expertise in addressing content at elementary grade levels.
The appointment consists of but is not limited to teaching a broad range of elementary education courses that include school visits during associated field experiences as well as developing specialized math or science content matter programs emphasizing research in practice and social justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a constructivist based theoretical framework centered on a philosophy that is a grounded in social justice. This is a full time tenure track joint appointment in the Departments of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Education and Inclusive and Integrated Education (IIE).

The Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics Education (STEAM) is a newly formed department at the College of Education with the focus on developing future educators that are competent in teaching interdisciplinary approaches grounded in research and practice. The department offers initial licensure programs: one at an undergraduate level with a dual major focus in art, music, health exercise science and education and one at a graduate level with a focus on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Science and Mathematics in secondary education.

The Department of Inclusive and Integrated Education (IIE) offers a variety of opportunities for caring and dedicated undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students to pursue initial certification as early childhood or elementary teachers as well as an endorsement as a Teacher of Students with Disabilities. In addition, the department offers graduate programs that provide advanced study in curriculum and teaching, including the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership, the M.S.T. in Elementary Education and the M.A. in Special Education program. The M.A. in Learning Disabilities program is also offered for students interested in pursuing certification as a Learning Disabilities Specialist. The department is committed to fostering student growth as instructional leaders who have a developmental perspective, cooperative disposition, and reflective orientation and are committed to the principles of access, success, and equity for all students. All programs in the department are nationally accredited and have been approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.


• A terminal degree (PhD or EdD) in math or science education or related field
• A Bachelor or Master’s degree in math or science content
• Meet minimum qualifications for licensure or equivalent to teach grades P-6 in New Jersey
• Experience teaching in P-12 settings.
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering academic achievement, social and personal responsibility, and social justice through innovation in elementary math or science education
• Demonstrated experience working with underserved populations in inclusive settings
• Demonstrated commitment to furthering seamless inclusion of elementary math or science education into teaching and learning particularly in the P-6 environment
• Familiarity with current teacher accountability requirements and best practices in elementary math or science education
• A teaching/learning philosophy consistent with the mission of the College of Education
• Demonstrated active teaching, research and service agenda with an emphasis in social justice.
• Experience with outreach programs demonstrating social justice initiatives and/or development
• Experience with varied educational technologies in teaching of math or science at the elementary level
Starting Date: September 1, 2016

Rowan University is a comprehensive state-designated research institution with approximately 15,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20-miles southeast of Philadelphia, and it has a branch campus and medical school in Camden and a second medical school in nearby Stratford. Rowan is the second university in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical-degree granting programs. The School of Osteopathic Medicine has a faculty practice plan that serves approximately 200,000 patients in Southern New Jersey. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Its business incubator also supports that mission. The University boasts seven colleges–William G. Rohrer College of Business, Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering and colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics, as well as the School of Biomedical Science and Health Professions.

All applications must be submitted through our online tracking system.
Submit letter of application, which includes a description of research interests and a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which speaks to teaching ability).
No documents will be accepted or considered if they are not uploaded to the link provided. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Issam Abi-El-Mona at
Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

TT, San Diego Miramar College [Spring 2016]

The PositionApplications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor,Physics/Astronomy at San Diego Miramar College beginning Spring 2016. Located in the Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch area of San Diego, Miramar College is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. The assignments may also include day, evening, Saturday, and/or off-campus responsibilities.
Major ResponsibilitiesThe incumbent reports to the Dean, School of Mathematics, Biological, Exercise and Physical Sciences.
The Assistant Professor, Physics/Astronomy will be expected to perform the following duties:
• Teach astronomy, physical science and physics.
• Develop curriculum for physics laboratory courses and astronomy laboratory courses.
• Use effective teaching strategies in order to enhance student learning.
• Supervising and instructing students in a student learning environment.
• Maintain office hours for student advisement and counseling.
• Participate in various college and/or district committees, which promote shared governance, with a willingness to take on a leadership role in the department and college.
• Fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with district guidelines.
In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Master’s in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics
bachelor’s in physics or astronomy AND master’s in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics
the equivalent.
Desired Qualifications
  • Relevant upper division and graduate coursework in Electromagnetism, Waves, Optics, Modern Physics and Astronomy.
  • Recent successful experience in teaching lecture and laboratory courses in one or more of the following at the college level: Electromagnetism, Waves, Optics, Modern Physics, Astronomy.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing, writing, and implementing laboratory activities and manuals with current technologies for lower-division physics and/or astronomy laboratory courses.
  • The ability to make effective classroom presentations, which enhance student learning by demonstrating successful techniques of teaching and subject matter mastery, especially for community college students.
  • Education and/or experience in using interactive learning techniques and promoting a student-centered classroom.
  • Evidence of participation in recent professional development activities that indicate currency in Physics and/or Astronomy, and science education research.
  • Evidence of technological literacy and skills appropriate for teaching lower-division physics and astronomy, including use of learning management systems, simulations and data-acquisition software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, administration, laboratory support and other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing.
  • EquivalencyIf you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a “Request for Equivalency Form” (link to the left) and attach it during the application process.
    Foreign Degree:Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.
    Licenses/Certificates/Credentials:Possession of a California Community College Instructor Credential(valid for life) in Physics/Astronomy
    Commitment to Diversity:All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.
    Working ConditionsVariable depending on assignment.
    Special Instructions to Applicants:To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
    1. Complete online application; 
    2. Cover Letter; 
    3. Curriculum Vitae; 
    4. Unofficial Transcript;
    5. Computer Table 1 – Upload table requested in Supplemental Question #5.
    6. Computer Table 2 – Upload table requested in Supplemental Question #6.
    7. Other – Upload document requested in Supplemental Question #13.

    Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. 

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

    If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.
  • Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application; 
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the candidate’s expense; 
  • Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment); 
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment); 
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.
  • Additional Information:Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

    Friday, August 21, 2015

    TT at Salem State MA

    The department of chemistry & physics seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach physics curriculum- courses and laboratories beginning in September 2016. Teaching assignments include introductory and more specialized courses in the area of the candidate's expertise and other departmental instructional needs. As a member of a cooperative and collegial campus community, the successful candidate will also serve on university-wide committees and is expected to be an active scholar.
    Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching responsibilities, advising, scholarship and contributions to the development of the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.
    Required Qualifications:
    • PhD or ABD with significant progress in physics
    • Evidence of an ability to effectively teach college level physics courses
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience teaching at the college level
    • Experience with or desire to conduct undergraduate research at a primarily undergraduate institution
    • Experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles
    • Experience with instructional technology and active learning techniques
    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please apply online and attach resume, curriculum vitae and transcripts.
    Employment is contingent upon a completed background check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.
    EEO Statement:
    Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
    Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015

    FT at Sterling College, KS [Starts January 2016]

    A full-time position in the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics is available beginning January 1, 2016 or August 1, 2016. 

    • Teach courses in Physics, Physical Chemistry, and Physical Science.
    • May be required to teach Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, or other mathematics courses as needed to meet demands of the college.
    • Advise current students and recruit prospective students.
    • Participate in faculty governance.
    All SC employees are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in servant leadership and in the integration of faith into every aspect of life and learning. Specific requirements for this position include:
    • Doctorate in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or related field preferred. M.S./M.A. considered.
    • College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching/learning process.
    • An understanding of undergraduate college students and an ability to relate well to them.
    • An understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, and an ability to work with faculty from diverse disciplines.
    Salary and rank will be determined by credentials and experience applied to an established faculty salary schedule, and accompanying benefits. 


    Founded in 1887, Sterling College's mission is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. With 653 students and 40 full-time faculty, the campus community shares a vision to be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant-leadership-development-focused liberal arts experience in the Great Plains. The City of Sterling is a progressive town of about 2,300 with a very cordial relationship with the college. Sterling has its own medical clinic and a progressive public school system. The local economy is based on farming, ranching, oil, and small manufacturing companies. Hutchinson (pop. 42,000) is a 25-minute drive, and Wichita (pop. 385,000) is about 65 minutes away. 


    A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must undergo a background check. To apply: go to and complete and submit everything listed once you click on the Physics listing. Please submit all of the requested documents electronically