Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Assistant Professor (TT), Physics and Astronomy, Middle Tennessee State University
 Department Physics and Astronomy
College Basic and Applied Sciences
University Expectations Excellence in teaching, research/creative activities, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
Job Description MTSU’s Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (#156060), at the Assistant Professor rank. Start date for this position is August 1, 2017.
Candidates must be passionate about teaching, and provide a plan for developing an active research program to fully engage undergraduates. Appropriate research areas include (but are not restricted to) physics and astronomy education research, experimental biophysics, applied optics, and nanomaterials that can utilize our 2500 sq. ft. of experimental research facilities. The department offers a B.S. in physics with concentrations in professional physics, physics teaching, applied physics, and astronomy.
Required Education PhD in Physics, or a related field.
Other Desirable Evidence of exceptional teaching ability, commitment to student success and experience in mentoring women and minorities is desired.
Salary and Benefits Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
• Health, dental, and life insurance
• Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans
• An Employee Assistance Program
• Educational Assistance Programs
• Sick leave
• Optional or voluntary benefits, including a flexible spending account, long-term disability, long-term care insurance, and cancer and intensive care insurance
Job Open Date 08/29/2016
Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration 10/10/2016
Is this position Grant Funded? No
Special Instructions to Applicants Online application required, and must include:
1) Cover Letter,
2) Curriculum vitae,
3) Statement of teaching philosophy,
4) Research/Creative: Plan for involving undergraduates in research.
If you have position specific questions, please contact Dr. Ron Henderson at
Additionally, candidates selected for the short list will be required to submit a 10 minute video of themselves teaching a physics-related topic.
If you need assistance in applying please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.
Additional Information If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should then request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to the academic department prior to the interview.
Likewise, three letters of recommendation, specific to this job posting, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview. Our online hiring system will automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information provided by applicant within their application to the posting.
Applications received by posted Review Date will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Pre-Employment Information MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position will be required to pass a pre-employment background check.
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
Job Type Full Time
Academic Resources

Reference Letters

Reference Letters

Accept References Yes
Minimum Requests 3
Maximum Requests 5
Last Day a Reference Provider Can Submit Reference 07/31/2017
Special Instructions to Reference Provider Recommendation letters should be submitted per the instructions included in the solicitation letter that will be generated at the time the recommendation is required. Letters would then be addressed to: Dr. Ron Henderson, Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you required to register as a sex offender under TCA Title 40, Chapter 39, Part 2?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • MTSU Jobs
    • State Office of Employment Services
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Friend/Employee
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research/Creative Activities
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document 2

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

FT NTT, Duquesne University PA

Duquesne University: Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences: Department of Physics
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Physics Department at Duquesne University invites applications for a non-tenure-track full-time teaching faculty position beginning August 2017.  Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University offers undergraduate physics degrees in a student-centered liberal arts environment. We seek a dynamic individual with strong communication and interpersonal skills, a genuine commitment to teaching, and the potential for achieving excellence and implementing innovations in undergraduate physics courses for science and non-science majors, with large and small enrollments.

Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Its Mission Statement commits the University to “serving God by serving students - through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation and the world.” Applicants for this position should describe how they might support and contribute to this mission.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to team up with other faculty in the implementation of teaching initiatives. Experience teaching undergraduate courses would be desired.  A PhD in physics is required. Master-degree holders will also be considered, at the rank of Instructor.  More information about the department is found at

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community.  As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching interests and three letters of reference addressing teaching skills to the attention of Dr. Simonetta Frittelli, Chair, Department of Physics, via:  Review of complete applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

FT, Maine Maritime Academy

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Physics
Department: Arts and Sciences

The incumbent will enthusiastically embrace working with undergraduates in classroom and
laboratory settings. Teaching expectations include undergraduate introductory physics courses
(algebra- and calculus-based) and labs, and occasional electives. Advising undergraduates,
engaging in scholarship and service to a collegial department is essential.
This document describes duties that the Academy expects of faculty members. These may change
with each academic year, through discussions between you and your department head/dean/vice
president. You will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of how well you perform these duties.
The responsibilities for this position will include some or all of the following: teaching, student
advising, scholarship, service, and administrative responsibilities. Teaching is the fundamental
responsibility of each faculty member, all faculty members are expected to participate in this

Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or training ship(s) and in
immediate preparation for these; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught;
preparing contemporary teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials;
directing individual and group studies and practica; reviewing written examinations and papers;
evaluating presentations; supervising independent study projects, and supervising or teaching
clinical cooperatives or industry programs.

Student advising includes time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular and
career matters.

Academy service includes, but is not limited to, service on the Faculty Senate, Academy and
departmental committees. Professional service implies the use of academic and professional
expertise to serve your profession, the community, the state, the nation, or the world.

Professors must evidence their documented and continued professional development. Scholarship
enables individuals to remain current in the theory, practice, knowledge, skills and/or pedagogy of
their disciplines. For some, scholarship and continued professional development may mean hands-on
development and training in industry. The scholarly expectations of Faculty should be
consistent with the mission and purposes of Maine Maritime Academy.

Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general
reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a
collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other
faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.

 To teach at undergraduate and/or graduate level in areas allocated by the Department Head
or Dean.
 To contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high quality
 To assist in the development of learning materials, preparing lesson plans and maintaining
records to monitor student progress, achievement and attendance.
 To participate in departmental and faculty seminars aimed at sharing research outcomes
and building interdisciplinary collaboration within and outside the department.
 To participate in the development, administration and marking of exams and other
assessments of students within and without your department.
 To provide advice and support to students.
 Inform students of their progress by promptly returning assignments, quizzes, papers and
 Hold office hours weekly.
 To participate in the administration of the department’s programs and other activities as
 To contribute to departmental, faculty, or Academy-wide working groups or committees as
 To maintain one’s own continuing professional development.
 To maintain an awareness and observation of fire and health and safety regulations.
All academic staff are expected to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to academic excellence;
that is, to the conduct of possible research, publication, teaching and other forms of knowledge
transfer, at the highest levels of achievement.

 Teaching and other forms of public presentation.
 Proven record of ability to supervise academic work by undergraduates and masters
 Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict deadlines.
 Ability to write clearly and tailor communication style to meet the needs of the recipient.
 Ability to work collaboratively.
 Ability to share in organization and management of various Academy programs.
 Commitment to high quality teaching and fostering a positive learning environment for
 Commitment to continuous professional development.
 Commitment to MMA’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously
with colleagues and students of all genders, cultures and backgrounds.
 Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills are essential.
 Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations.
 High degree of professionalism.
 Demonstrated integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.
 Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and conditions.

 Doctoral degree in physics preferred, Master’s Degree required.
 4-5 years of demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, (academic research), and
service preferred.
 Membership in relevant professional organization(s).
 Prefer an individual with professional writing or research in refereed and other
professional journals or a recognized authority in the field of specialization.

 Background check is required
 Must present original copies of transcripts upon hire

 Typical classroom and office environments are in multi-story buildings with elevator access.

Monday, August 22, 2016

VAP, Delta State MS [Fall 2016]

Posting Details

Position Information
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Position Type Faculty
Department Department of Chemistry and Physics
Posting Number 201200552
Full or Part Time Full Time
If Other, Please Explain:
Tenure/Non-Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track
Salary Basis 9 month
Position Summary Information
Delta State University is a four-year public university with approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta in Cleveland, MS, DSU also plays host to the new Grammy Museum Mississippi.
The Department of Chemistry and Physics at DSU invites applications for a one-year non-tenure track assistant professor in Physics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Astronomy and all levels of undergraduate physics. Candidates in all areas of physics will be considered. The teaching load is typically 12 credit hours per semester.
This position would begin immediately.
In addition, the physics faculty manage and operate the Wiley Planetarium along with its outreach programs. This includes new program development and new content development. The planetarium consists of a 9m dome with a 3-D Digistar 5 system. Additionally, our collection of telescopes includes two 16 inch scopes, three 8 inch scopes, four 6 inch scopes, and a variety of smaller instruments.
The final mix of duties for the successful candidate will depend on their experience, capabilities and interests. Strong teaching skills are required and prior teaching experience is desirable.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a closely related field, strong communication skills, and a commitment to teaching. Prior teaching experience and post-doctoral research are desirable.
Candidates who have not yet completed a Ph.D. but have at least 18 graduate hours in physics will be considered.

Salary Commensurate with experience, qualifications, and university’s resources.
Minimum Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include at least 3 references.

Review of completed applications will begin on August 19, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 08/18/2016
Close Date 08/22/2016
Open Until Filled No
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
DSU Announcement
MS State Employment Service
Invited by Department to Apply
Community/Government Agency
DSU Employee
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
Other Document
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3

Friday, August 19, 2016

TT, Colorado College [updated with link to application]

Posting Number: 175
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Physics
Is this a tenure track position? Yes
Position Status: Full-time
Position Summary:
The Physics Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position starting in August, 2017.  We prefer a candidate with some teaching experience who can teach across our physics curriculum.  Further, we are dedicated to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, and working.  Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Colorado College is a selective, undergraduate liberal arts college of 2000 students at the foot of Pikes Peak.  Our unusual academic calendar, in which students take and faculty teach one course at a time, allows flexibility for innovative teaching.  Our department has graduated an average of about a dozen majors per year recently.  We would like to encourage more women and minorities to take an interest in physics and astronomy; if you can help us do that, we will be especially happy to hear from you.

Please send cover letter, CV, copies of undergraduate and graduate unofficial transcripts, brief summary of your experience in and philosophy of teaching, description of your research interests including experimental or observational projects suitable for undergraduate collaborators, and three letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications is November 16, 2016.

Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its community.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Job Open Date: 09/09/2016
Application Deadline (at 11:59 PM Mountain Time): 11/16/2016
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Statement
Research Statement
Undergraduate Transcript
Graduate Transcript
Optional Documents
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
CC Web Site
The Gazette (print ad)
Colorado WorkForce Center (Connecting Colorado)
Chronicle of Higher Ed
Employee Referral (please specify)
Other (please specify)
Specify Employee Referral name or Job Board website. If Not Applicable, please type "N/A"
(Open Ended Question)

TT, Earlham College IN

Position: Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Physics

Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Status: Full-time, Tenure-track position with full benefits

Earlham College anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2017.

 The Department seeks a person who is passionate about Astronomy and teaching — in lecture, seminar classes, laboratory, and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates at a nationally ranked small liberal arts college, and is committed to making our department an inclusive environment for all students and faculty.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a small, dynamic group with three FTEs and active research programs in computational biophysics and atomic, molecular and optical physics. Earlham's facilities include local cluster computing resources, a teaching observatory, a natural history museum with a planetarium, and dedicated laboratory space for new hires.

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Earlham is a liberal arts college of about 1200 students and is affiliated with the Society of Friends (Quakers); approximately 11% of the students are Quakers. We try to combine the finest liberal arts education with an environment shaped by historic Quaker values.

Our learning community is characterized by respect for every person, a commitment to social concerns and peacemaking, and a dedication to the integration of intellectual, emotional, moral, and spiritual growth of all members of the community. Global awareness and respect for cultural diversity are strongly emphasized. The College is selective and financially strong. Its student body comes from across the nation and the world; although most students are from the eastern and Midwestern states, approximately 18% of the student body is international, coming from 81 nations in 2015.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Successful candidates will teach in both Astronomy and Physics. The Astronomy teaching load typically includes a Descriptive Astronomy course each semester and an upper-level Astronomy course every other year. Physics teaching responsibilities are shared throughout the department according to need and faculty interest, and include a mix of introductory and upper-level Physics courses as well as a mix of theoretical and laboratory courses.

In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will develop a research program that can attract and involve undergraduate students. Support for developing an active undergraduate research agenda is provided through start-up funds, travel funds, departmental support, regular access to the College’s Summer Research funds and Faculty Development funds, and through the Office of Institutional Advancement for help pursuing external grants. Other duties will include advising students, participating in College and Department service activities, and contributing to our goal of building a department that is inclusive and supportive of our diverse faculty and student body.

Experience and Qualifications
Preference will go to applicants who have completed (or are presently finalizing a dissertation for) a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics or a closely related field. Earlham holds excellence in teaching as its most important criterion, so as we review applications we will be looking for evidence of a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. An ability to contribute to the advanced laboratory curriculum is preferred.

Application Instructions
Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications, and experience; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; research statement; undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately, as PDFs.

Materials should be sent to:
Bobbi Cayard-Roberts
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Earlham College

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Michael G. Lerner:

TT, Rio Hondo College, CA [Starts January 2017]

Position Information
Job Number FAC00046P
Position Title Physics Instructor, Full-Time
Position Type Faculty Full Time Tenure Track
Percentage Employee
Number of Months Assignment 10
Starting Date January 2017
Current Work Schedule
Salary Range
Dependent upon academic background and educational experience. Please visit our website at to see the faculty salary schedule.

Shift Differential
FLSA Exempt
Location Main Campus
Department Physics
Open Date 08/17/2016
Closing Date 09/18/2016
Open Until Filled No
Basic Function/Definition
Rio Hondo College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Physics to commence in January 2017. Candidates should have a Master’s in Physics, Astronomy, or Astrophysics or otherwise satisfy the minimum qualifications for this position as stated below. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at the community college level, to curriculum development, and to the growth and success of a diverse population of students.

Essential Duties
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics
Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics
The equivalent.
A valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the appropriate subject matter
Demonstrated knowledge of specific discipline; knowledge of instructional needs of community college students
Ability to relate well with peers and other co-workers; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and to be flexible in a changing environment
Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

The equivalency is 1) A Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy or astrophysics AND a Master’s degree in any science, engineering or mathematical field AND 28 graduate-acceptable units in physics, astronomy and/or astrophysics; OR 2) A Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND a Master’s degree in any science, engineering, or mathematical field AND related work experience, teaching or other professional experience, prominence or eminence in the field; OR 3) A Bachelor’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND the unit/course equivalent to a Master’s degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND significant progress toward a doctorate degree in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics to degree completion before entering into contract with the Districts; OR 4) A Master’s degree in any science, engineering, or mathematical field AND upper division or graduate units in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics AND related work experience, teaching or other professional experience, prominence or eminence in the field.

Under general direction: Instruct students in the assigned discipline • Develop curricula, instructional methodology, strategies • Advise students in both group and individual contacts • Assist students in improving time management and learning skills • Participate in institutional activities including but not limited to flex and staff development • Perform peer reviews as required in the association contract • Participate in other contractually required activities • Meet regularly with discipline/division peers • Provide support for discipline/division recruitment, research and development • Participate on institutional committees and activities • Work towards continuous personal growth and development • Perform other duties as directed or specified by Board Policy, California Education Code, or Faculty Association contract. • Assignments may be either day or evening, weekday or weekends or online.

Foreign Degrees
Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an Evaluation Service prior to the closing date. Certification must be attached with copies of transcripts.

License Certificates/Credentials
Desired Qualifications
Working Conditions
Position Description
Applications are currently being accepted for Physics Instructor to commence in January 2017. This is a Full-Time, 10 month, Tenure-Track Position.

Application Procedure
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on the closing date.

Applicants must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed.

Rio Hondo College online application (which includes supplemental questions)
Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
Complete transcripts of all colleges/university studies, including degree earned (copies will be accepted) NOTE: Transcripts from multiples colleges/universities may need to be scanned as one document, then uploaded. Transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Additional Information
The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires the District obtain documentation from every individual who is employed which verifies identity and authorizes his/her right to work in the United States.
Successful candidate is responsible for verifying all prior work experience and providing all academic transcripts for purposes of salary placement.
As a condition of employment, the selected applicant must provide a set of fingerprints (at the applicant’s expense) taken by an official LiveScan agency.
Provide a Certificate of Tuberculosis Exam for initial employment (The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment).
For positions requiring a valid California driver’s license, proof of insurability is required.
Applicants who are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require accommodations for completing the application process, testing (if required for position), or the interview, please notify the Human Resources Office.
A copy of this announcement will be provided in Braille to visually impaired applicants upon request.
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.

Cancel RTF Policy

EEO Statement
Rio Hondo College is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Please list all degrees held and specify the fields in which you earned them.
(Open Ended Question)

* Please list any California Community College Credentials held.
(Open Ended Question)

* Please list the college level physics courses you have taught. Include how many times taught, where, and when.
(Open Ended Question)

* Please describe any experience in the field of physics education and in particular, inquiry-based curricula.
(Open Ended Question)

* Describe how you are able to help students with diverse preparation levels and backgrounds become more successful and active rather than passive learners in your physics classroom and lab and astronomy classroom.
(Open Ended Question)

* Within the past two years, give two examples of ways in which you have tried to improve the depth of student understanding.
(Open Ended Question)

* Rio Hondo College physics courses use DataStudio software on Apple iMac computers interfaced with PASCO sensors. Please give specific examples of any expertise you possess in the use of computers and other technology in the classroom or laboratory.
(Open Ended Question)

* Describe your training and/or experience that demonstrate your sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
(Open Ended Question)

* How did you hear about this employment opportunity? Please be very specific.
(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial transcripts of all college/university studies, including degrees earned.
Optional Documents
License or Credential

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Physics - St. Mary's College of California Application review begins December 1.

The Physics and Astronomy Department of Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage as a liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian institution to life. Located on a stunning 420 acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for both its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education and leadership. Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students, reflecting the College's commitment to achieving inclusive excellence by creating a community in which all are valued, respected, and supported. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:
We seek an individual dedicated to excellent teaching and capable of providing quality instruction across the undergraduate physics curriculum.  The successful candidate will be committed to creating an educational environment that welcomes and supports students from diverse backgrounds, and we are especially interested in candidates who can involve undergraduates in their research programs.

A PhD in physics or closely related field is required.
Application Instructions
Please apply to the Interfolio online system at:

To apply, submit a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications, c.v., brief statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, and two confidential letters of reference to (Interfolio link). Direct inquiries to Professor Mari-Anne Rosario, Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Application review begins December 1.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Assistant Professor of Physics (TT) - SUNY Oswego

The Department of Physics at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Posting Date: August 16, 2016

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in general physics (experimental and theoretical) and specialty courses in area of expertise. Must be committed to excellence in student learning and be able to promote students’ ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community. Responsibilities also include a commitment to research and university service.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Physics, or related area, by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications: Post-doctoral and/or previous teaching experience. An experimentalist who can engage undergraduates in hands on research is preferred.

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that can include undergraduates and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please email:
Dr. Carolina Ilie, Search Committee Chair at
Official transcripts are required prior to appointment.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: The Department of Physics is a vibrant department that supports degrees in Physics, Applied Physics and Physics Education. The department has well equipped teaching facilities, including state of the art upper division laboratory teaching equipment in astronomy and astrophysics, quantum mechanics, optics, nano-physics, nuclear physics and condensed matter physics. The department has a RF room, a complete array of equipment for the growth, property investigation and device fabrication based on nanomaterials, an Atomic Force Microscope, a Newport solar simulator, a SQUID, thin film fabrication facilities, ultrahigh vacuum chamber, electric transport measurement devices, an automated astronomical observatory including a 16” Meade, a LHIres spectrograph, two SBIG CCDs and several smaller telescopes. The department maintains strong undergraduate research programs in Astrophysics, Nanophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics and History of Science. We regularly mentor students undertaking on/off campus research/internship experiences as well as at leading research institutions overseas.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at
SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, race, color, gender, creed, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status or disability or protected veteran status. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:

Manager, SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma, AIP, College Park

Manager, Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma Programs

Job Description:
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a Manager, Education Programs for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma Programs.
The successful candidate will manage ongoing student outreach programs, develop education and professional content, oversee scholarship and award programs, develop SPS chapters, oversee a summer intern program, facilitate outreach events, mentor students, and will seek out new programs and projects, as appropriate. This position includes an assessment of programs, evaluation of impact, and revision of existing programs. Programs and projects are managed from inception through execution. The Manager will serve in a supervisory capacity for the associated staff and take responsibility for all logistics of programs and projects, including consulting with the leadership team for budgetary considerations.

The successful candidate will work on special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies aimed at driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions.  Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies. The Manager will work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Communications team to develop and carry out effective communication with all members and volunteer leadership to best market SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma initiatives.  

Located in College Park, Maryland, AIP serves as a federation of physical science societies in a common mission to promote physics and allied fields.


Strategic Planning

Develop and track metrics to ensure positive student chapter engagement throughout the country.
Develop new programs and revenue streams to enhance and support AIP outreach to SPS student chapters.
Develop branding strategies to define the image of AIP for student and faculty engagement initiatives.
Assess programs, the evaluation of impact, and revision of existing programs.
Tracks costs and budgets for SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma Programs.
Program Management
Lead initiatives for programmatic and website enhancements for SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma programs.
Manage programs and projects from inception through execution.
Consult with the leadership team for budgetary considerations concerning programs and projects.
Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Communications team to develop and carry out effective communication with all members and volunteer leadership to best market SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma initiatives.  
Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.
Chapter & Conference Leadership
Lead initiatives to improve AIP branding for student chapters on university campuses.
Lead and develop student physics society conferences.
Special projects, outreach and connections with AIP Member Societies aimed at driving forward the SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma missions.
Development of membership and SPS chapter health will include working with the SPS team to initiate and develop innovative programs to serve SPS members as well as volunteer leadership, and to expand support of AIP Member Societies.
Develop educational and professional content.
Oversee scholarship and award programs.
Develop SPS chapters and oversee a summer intern program.
Staff Development
Direct the planning, development, implementation, budgeting, and support of all SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma department/staff functions.
Provide guidance, coaching and direction for SPS staff to improve student chapter participation and engagement.
Administer and manage policies, standards, and practices to ensure fair, consistent and effective operations.
Serve in a supervisory capacity for the associated staff.
Serve as liaison to the SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma governance boards.
Participate in other program groups/boards as needed.

Engage with corporate and educational donors to build a fundraising platform to support STEM program and scholarship initiatives to improve the funnel of physics students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Member Society Liaison Services
Lead the delivery of a high level of customer service to all participating Member Societies in the areas of Student and Faculty engagement.
Develop and facilitate outreach and engagement events for Member Societies, Students and Faculty.

Strong background in Physics or a closely related field.
Master’s or PhD degree in physics or related field, with two years of experience
Experience with undergraduate STEM teaching, advising, and/or mentoring is preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Volunteer/leadership experiences with professional societies are preferred.
Demonstrated ability to plan and carry out events and work effectively in group driven processes.
Dedicated interest in physics education as well as in the undergraduate physics community is preferred.
Strong interest in service work in physics community or related field is desired.
Familiarity with the physics community at various levels.
Ability to be a team player.
Must be able to travel on business as needed.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in MS Word format, 1 document please) for full consideration.  Applications will be received on a rolling basis and the position will be open until filled.

Click here to apply:

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics - Trinity University

Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Trinity University invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, to begin in August 2017. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Demonstrated success in teaching undergraduates is also desirable. The successful candidate will be dedicated to undergraduate teaching, co-develop and teach the upper-division lab sequence, and establish a research program that includes participation by highly motivated and capable undergraduates. Candidates in experimental, theoretical, observational, or computational research are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy ( physics-astronomy) currently has six faculty members and attracts outstanding undergraduates into its program. Active research areas include experimental and computational biophysics, magnetospheric space physics, gravitational-wave interferometry, nanomaterials/plasmonics, high energy astrophysics, and quantum mechanics of few-body systems. The department’s majors are among the most talented in the university, winning numerous Goldwater and NSF Graduate Fellowships, and many attend top-ranked graduate schools. Many opportunities exist for interdisciplinary interactions in the sciences, math, and engineering.

Trinity University ( is an independent, coeducational, selective, primarily undergraduate institution with high-quality science, liberal arts, and pre-professional programs. Trinity is among the national leaders in percentage of graduates who earn doctorates in the sciences. Undergraduate enrollment is about 2500, with students from all areas of the U.S. and many foreign countries. The attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a large, vibrant city with many cultural opportunities.

Education Requirements: 
Ph.D. required by August 2017.

Application Deadline: 
In order to receive full consideration, complete application materials and letters of reference should be received by October 15, 2016.


Search Committee
Department of Physics
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Assistant Professor (TT) - Harvey Mudd College For full consideration, applications should be received by 4 November 2016

The Department of Physics of Harvey Mudd College, one of the Claremont Colleges, has an opening for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, beginning September 2017. The department ( has thirteen full-time members; we graduate between 20 and 30 physics majors each year.

We seek an experimental, theoretical, or computational physicist with broad intellectual interests who can excel at teaching outstanding undergraduates and who can establish an active research program involving undergraduates. Current areas of research in the department include biophysics, quantum and nonlinear optics, condensed matter physics, soft matter physics, geophysics, semiconductor physics and the environment, theoretical astrophysics and observational astronomy and cosmology, string theory, general relativity, and theoretical particle physics. Although we welcome applications from outstanding candidates regardless of subfield, we are particularly interested in a candidate who can develop a vibrant research program in AMO or condensed matter physics.

For full consideration, applications should be received by 4 November 2016, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. On-campus interviews will include both teaching an upper-division physics class and presenting a research colloquium. Applicants should apply online at, where they should submit: (1) a curriculum vitæ; (2) a statement of teaching experience and interests, as part of which applicants are invited to comment on any experience with or demonstrated ability to effectively teach students from diverse backgrounds; (3) a statement of research interests that describes how undergraduates would be involved in the proposed research; and (4) three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability or potential. Please address the cover letter to Professor Theresa W. Lynn, Chair, Department of Physics, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA 91711.

Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Assistant Professor (TT) - Kettering University
Classification Title Faculty
Job Title Assistant Professor
Position Class Type Regular
Position Type Faculty
FLSA Exempt
Other Position Information 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.
Position Status Full-time

Preferred Qualifications -Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;
-Record of designing curriculum,developing courses, and establishing new laboratory activities;
-Strong research skills;
-Record of sponsored scholarship;
-Related professional experience outside academia.
Job Specific Required Qualifications -Earned PhD in Physics, Acoustics, or a closely related field from an accredited institution;
-Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses in physics;
-Record of scholarly achievement and evidence of potential for future achievement commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor;
-Demonstrated written and oral communication skills in the English language;

-Ability and desire to contribute through department, university, community and professional service work;
-Ability to strengthen the Acoustics minor.
Understanding and commitment to Kettering University Values
a. RESPECT: for teamwork, honesty, encouragement, diversity partnerships with students.
b. INTEGRITY: including accountability, transparency and ethics.
c. CREATIVITY: fostering flexibility and innovation.
d. COLLABORATION: across disciplines and with all partners.
e. EXCELLENCE: in all we do.

Posting Information

Posting Number FP00022
Posting Date 08/10/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants Applicants should request three (3) letters of recommendation be submitted on their behalf to Dr. Daniel Ludwigsen, Department Head of Physics at
Applicant should provide a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and plan for establishing a research program appropriate to Kettering. This research plan will be submitted as “Other Document” in the Required Documents section.

Job Duties

Percent of total time 55
Duties Teaching and learning duties, including course, laboratories, and curriculum development, student projects, professional development aiming at enhancing student learning and best practices in teaching and learning.
Percent of total time 35
Duties Research and scholarship: This includes establishing a research program appropriate for Kettering University, and aligned with teacher-scholar model. Also, it is expected that faculty involves students in research projects, publish their research and scholarship work in peer reviewed journals, as well as presentations in conferences.
Percent of total time 10
Duties Service and citizenship: This includes service activities within the department, the institution, the profession, and the community.

Astronomy Instructor - Part time - Gavilan College
If you are interested in this part time position and meet the minimum qualifications, please submit the following directly to the contact listed. Contact: Dean Fran Lozano at (408) 848-4702 or

Open Until Filled
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES – Contact: Dean Fran Lozano at (408) 848-4702 or
Astronomy Instructor:
Requirements: Master's degree in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics OR bachelor's in Physics or Astronomy AND master's in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology or Geophysics OR the equivalent.

Please note: This position is an on-campus assignment; there is no distance education (on-line) teaching assignment available. If you are interested in this part time position and meet the minimum qualifications, please submit the following directly to the contact listed.

You may also fax (408-846-4944) or e-mail to
Cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position (required).
Current resume (required)
Unofficial transcripts (required - official transcripts will be required if hired for the position)
Academic Application(optional, however, required if selected for the position):
Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications must submit Supplemental Application for Equivalency:

Gavilan College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX/Employer of Disabled, committed to hiring a diverse staff. All qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or marital status are encouraged to apply.

Physics Instructor - Part time - Gavilan College

If you are interested in this part time position and meet the minimum qualifications, please submit the following directly to the contact listed. Contact: Dean Fran Lozano at (408) 848-4702 or

Open Until Filled
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES – Contact: Dean Fran Lozano at (408) 848-4702 or
Physics Instructor:
Requirements: Master's degree in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics OR bachelor's in Physics or Astronomy AND master's in Engineering, Mathematics, Meteorology or Geophysics OR the equivalent.

Please note: This position is an on-campus assignment; there is no distance education (on-line) teaching assignment available. If you are interested in this part time position and meet the minimum qualifications, please submit the following directly to the contact listed.

You may also fax (408-846-4944) or e-mail to
Cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position (required).
Current resume (required)
Unofficial transcripts (required - official transcripts will be required if hired for the position)
Academic Application(optional, however, required if selected for the position):
Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications must submit Supplemental Application for Equivalency:

Gavilan College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/Title IX/Employer of Disabled, committed to hiring a diverse staff. All qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or marital status are encouraged to apply.

Lab Manager - Utah Valley University

To apply, visit: Job Close Date: 8/31/2016

Job Posting Number: JPF25016
Department: 2KK-Physics
Job Open Date: 08/10/2016
Screening Date: 08/16/2016
Job Close Date: 8/31/2016
Open Until Filled: No
Job Grade: 37
Pay Range: $34,656-$46,207
Position Number: A98543
Benefits: Full tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents, substantial employer contribution to retirement, affordable medical and dental insurance, life insurance, & 12 paid holidays.
Job Category: Staff
Job Type: Full-time

Summary of Duties
This position is to support the mission of the Physics Department by managing and maintaining its scientific instrumentation, lab equipment, machine shop and demonstration equipment. Though this is not a teaching position, the Physics Demonstration and Instrumentation Manager will help train faculty and students on the use of specialized equipment such an EDS-equipped SEM. The individual in this position will also seek out novel physics demonstrations and construct them as time permits. Duties include support of outreach activities with physics demonstrations. Secondary duties will be to help maintain and develop specialized equipment in the Chemistry Department and Earth Science Department as circumstances permit.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelors degree in physics or engineering required.
Experience in machining and electronics. Experience with electronic microscopy or similar types of instruments.

Knowledge of all areas of undergraduate physics, basic electronics and electric circuits, electronic instrumentation, shop practices, and basic construction.

Skills using research instruments typically found in a university physics lab.
Skills using machine tools such as a lathe and mill.
Skills in working with hand tools of all sorts, and ability to work with electric circuits.
Skills in completing simple electronic projects.

Ability to organize inventory and budget expenses.
Ability to communicate well with others.

To apply, visit:
Utah Valley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/ Disabled/Equal Access Employer. Utah Valley University is committed to an inclusive hiring process and the welcoming of diverse candidates.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

STEM Education Postdoc, CSU-Chico

The California State University Chico anticipates hiring a Postdoctoral researcher in STEM Education to start in as soon as possible.

The position:

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research into:
How Learning Assistants (LAs) impact student learning
How LAs impact student retention
The postdoc will:
Help develop a shared vision among a large group of LA stakeholders
Refine the LA Supported Student Outcomes (LASSO) online data collection system
Analyze national data from the LASSO database to create multilevel models
Collect national student retention data

The project:

The SUSTAINED project has four primary strands surrounding supporting the evaluation and growth of the LA Alliance (a network of LA-using institutions). This hire would collaborate with Dr. Van Dusen to lead efforts to research the systemic impact of Learning Assistants nationally and internationally.

Preferred qualifications:

PhD/EdD in STEM Education, Research Evaluation Methods, or related field
Enthusiastic learner (because this project will involve research in many different areas, your ability to learn is more important than extensive experience in relevant areas)
Experience with quantitative evaluation methods (preferably with including multi-level modeling experience)
Knowledge of the STEM disciplines is preferred
Knowledge of the LA program is preferred
Experience working in undergraduate science education research preferred
Strong communication and writing skills and a willingness to improve them
Strong time management and organizational skills and a willingness to improve them
Ability to work with a geographically distributed team

Employer: CSU Chico
Location: Preferably in Chico, but will consider hiring someone who would work remotely
Supervisors: Primary supervisor Ben Van Dusen
Start date: As soon as possible, but will be flexible for the right candidate
Time commitment: Prefer full-time, but will be flexible for the right candidate
Length of appointment: Renewable to 2.5 years

For more information:
Contact Ben Van Dusen:

STEM Postdoc, Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands Institute for STEM Education Research and Practice (VI-ISERP) at the University of the Virgin Islands seeks applicants for a two-year postdoctoral position in STEM education research (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics) starting in Fall 2016. The successful candidate will conduct research on teaching and learning in STEM education and teach introductory-level courses each semester. The fellow will also contribute to curriculum development and design, initiate and/or manage grant proposals for external funding in STEM reform, and complete other relevant projects.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in science, science education, or a related field; have a strong research record in discipline-based STEM education research.

Please note the Aug 19th deadline and follow the link below for the complete job announcement:

Director of STEM, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, MA

Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - (160005QA)

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) is seeking to hire a Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). ESE seeks an individual who has deep knowledge and understanding of STEM and the development of children as scientists and mathematicians; experience successfully managing a team to meet ambitious outcome goals; and an understanding of the nexus and power of curriculum standards and assessments.

The Director of STEM is a critical position responsible for developing an articulated vision for STEM in the Commonwealth, integrating this vision with ESE’s core strategies, and leading and managing implementation. Further, with the advent of the implementation of the next generation MCAS (or “MCAS 2.0”) in the spring 2017, there will be terrific opportunity to continue to align and integrate standards, curriculum, instruction and assessments.

The Office for STEM in the Center for Instructional Support provides leadership for maintaining the Curriculum Frameworks in Science and Technology/Engineering, in Mathematics, and in Digital Literacy and Computer Science. The Office also supports districts development of STEM programs that embody rigorous curriculum aligned to these Frameworks. The Office is also responsible for designing STEM resources and providing professional development in these subjects. In addition, it links STEM initiatives to other initiatives at ESE.

The Director of STEM is the Commonwealth's leading expert on STEM.  Primary areas of responsibility include:
Setting a vision and goals for ESE’s work
Supporting the implementation of Curriculum Frameworks aligned with state assessments
Managing STEM Standards Review and implementation
Supporting districts in STEM Curriculum Frameworks implementation (Math, Science, Technology/Engineering and Digital Literacy and Computer Science)
Managing a team to meet ambitious outcome goals
Collaborating within ESE
Providing leadership on initiatives with external parties, as needed

The Director of STEM reports directly to the Senior Associate Commissioner for Instructional Support.

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

Experience as a teacher and administrator of STEM subjects with direct responsibility for improving curriculum and instruction;
Experience managing people and projects to meet ambitious outcome goals;
Experience in a leadership position related to STEM; and
Experience organizing meetings with various stakeholders that result in clear, actionable outcomes.
Master’s degree or higher in STEM content;
Knowledge of research and best practices in STEM;
Strong knowledge of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, standards based education and the Massachusetts state assessment system; and
Competency in evidence-based instructional practices such as Universal Design for Learning and tiered academic instructional supports.
Strong written and oral communication skills, particularly in public-facing communications;
Ability to comprehend, analyze, synthesize and communicate complex information quickly; and
Ability to evaluate written work and verbal presentations of others to provide effective critical feedback.
Ability to plan and manage the annual budget and other factors to achieve identified goals.
Ability to effectively manage people and large scale, long term projects; ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities in a high-demand, fast-paced environment;
Flexibility and adaptability when presented with a change of course; willingness to fill a need, solve a problem and demonstrated initiative that strategically advances efforts;
Success managing details and the day-to-day implementation of multiple projects simultaneously and seamlessly;
Ability to maintain a long view while also attending closely to immediate details; and
Strategic initiative-taking skills, especially in problem-solving, anticipating risks.

Facility in the use of digital technology, including word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software and flexibility in adapting to computer applications.

Commitment to improving outcomes and the experience of school for all students; and
Demonstrated success working both independently and collaboratively; leveraging different strategies and interpersonal skills to move the work forward.

In addition to the criteria outlined above, a successful applicant for this role is likely to demonstrate ability/experience in one or more of the following:
Eagerness to work in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment where team members push each other’s thinking and strive consistently toward the highest quality work;
Relentless sense of urgency and commitment to setting and attaining ambitious goals;
A commitment to data-driven problem-solving and decision-making;
Improvement mindset (constantly reflecting and trying to learn and apply lessons to become better); and
Ability to generate and identify connections among different facets of the work to support inter- and intra-team integration.
For more information regarding this job posting, please contact Monica Shah-Javia at


MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants must have at least (A) five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a managerial capacity.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Official Title: Program Manager VII
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Malden - 75 Pleasant Street
Job: Management
Agency: Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Aug 10, 2016, 2:36:52 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 44,590.00 - 119,145.22 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Sarah Harding - 617-988-6604
Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Thursday, August 11, 2016

STEM Education Postdoc, Texas State

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Posting Number 20170001PF
Job Location San Marcos
Department Physics
Position Description
The Department of Physics at Texas State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in the area of STEM teacher preparation and identity development to work in the physics education research group. The appointment is renewed annually; the successful applicant will be encouraged to work for 2-3 years.

Required Qualifications
Candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in physics education research or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated success in research on STEM teacher preparation and/or identity development.

Application Procedures
To apply, send a single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest, (2) Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Contact information for three references. For questions contact Dr. Hunter Close at with the subject “2016 postdoc”.

Proposed Start Date Immediately
Open Date
Review Date 07/15/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Legal Notices
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
List of References
Optional Documents
DD 214
Veteran's Preference

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

PER/AER TT, Western Washington University


Western Washington University

Western Washington University seeks applications for two tenure-track faculty positions,
each with specialization in physics and/or astronomy education research. These joint
appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Science, Mathematics
and Technology Education (SMATE) program start in September 2017. Applicants must
hold a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field OR in science education, with
preference given to applicants with graduate-level coursework in physics, astronomy, or
a related field. Candidates must have undergraduate or K12 teaching experience and
demonstrated interest in working with preservice K12 teachers. Preference will be given
to candidates with a record of or potential for teaching approaches informed by best
practices and/or research on student learning. Effective communication skills and an
ability to work effectively with diverse populations are required.

Candidates must have a commitment to developing a sustainable program of scholarship
in physics or astronomy education. Successful applicants will be expected to apply for
external funding and to pursue on-campus research that actively involves undergraduate
research assistants. Post-doctoral research experience and a record of high quality
scholarship are strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who
demonstrate potential for active collaborations with existing faculty at WWU.

Applications must include (1) a detailed cover letter that addresses the required and
preferred qualifications and describes the applicant's background and interest in joining
the department and SMATE, (2) a statement of philosophy and interest in teaching,
including description of how the applicant’s background and experiences (academic and
non-academic) have prepared them to effectively teach increasingly diverse students and
work effectively with diverse colleagues, (3) a detailed research proposal with plans for
involving undergrad research assistants, and (4) a full curriculum vitae including the
names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
references. Submit all application materials as a single PDF file to the WWU Electronic
Application System for Employment ( Do not send letters of
recommendation; they will be requested only for semi-finalists. Direct inquiries to
Dr. Andrew Boudreaux ((360) 650-3818, Review of
applications begins November 1, 2016; positions open until filled.

Western Washington University is a primarily undergraduate institution in the beautiful
Pacific Northwest. The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a B.S. degree in physics
and a B.A. in math/physics education. SMATE prepares teachers in science content and
methods and has an established history of leading and supporting systemic science
education reform efforts in Washington State and nationally.

More information can be found at and WWU is an AA/EO employer.