Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Part time position at Keiser University

Keiser University is a regionally accredited, private, career university that provides educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels for a diverse student body. The main campus is located in Fort Lauderdale with campuses located throughout the State of Florida and internationally. Through quality teaching, the University is committed to provide all students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary for successful employment. Committed to a students' first philosophy, Keiser University prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, health care, technology, hospitality, education and career-focused general studies.
Inherent in our Mission is service to the community. This service includes community partnerships, involvement with various constituencies and various continuing education programs.
Instructors are responsible for leveraging their expertise to deliver education services to students through:
  • Preparing course plans and materials
  • Delivering courses
  • Monitoring progress/attendance
  • Advising students
  • Recording grades and submitting reports
Physics Instructor must have a Masters in Physics and 6 years of experience. This is a part time position that requires day availability. Only online applications will be accepted. It is not necessary to contact the campus. No phone calls or agency calls please.
Thank you for your interest in our school system. Our schools prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FT at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO

EOE Statement:
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Essential Functions:
The Department of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a full time (12 month) lecturer, beginning in Spring 2017. Responsibilities include teaching two sections of an active learning introductory calculus-based physics sequence, as well possibly teaching other introductory or upper-level undergraduate courses or laboratories. In addition, the lecturer will work closely with other faculty teaching in an active learning format to provide additional help services to students, and to oversee and assist with aspects of course management. Other duties may include physics outreach and other departmental responsibilities, as needed. This non-tenure-track faculty position is initially for one year, with the possibility of renewal in subsequent years.

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

Salary Range:
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Job Type/Schedule:
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Physics. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children
  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass
  • Free Life Insurance
  • Health, Dental, Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flex Spending Plan
  • Other Benefits
Human Resources website (

Application Information

Dr. Vikram Duvvuri
Washington University
Online App. Form:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (PER), University of Victoria NZ

Are you passionate about teaching physics at university? Do you employ modern, research informed
teaching methods? Can you create an engaging and intellectually stimulating learning experience for students with a broad range of educational goals and ability? Then this opportunity is for you! We are looking for a person with a PhD in physics or commensurate qualifications/experience who will be able to maintain and further develop our excellent standard of delivery for introductory physics courses. Besides teaching, candidates are expected to pursue research on physics education and to become an active part of the academic community in our school and the university.
To find out more details about this role and to submit your electronic application, visit the
website and look for position Reference number 1358.
Further information can be obtained from Prof Uli Zuelicke (email:,
phone: +64 4 463 6851).
Applications close: 15 January 2017

Sunday, November 27, 2016

FT Instructor, South Dakota State

The Department of Physics invites applications for a permanent position at the rank of instructor to start August 21, 2017.  The responsibilities will be to teach large sections of introductory physics courses, coordinate laboratory sections, and be the instructor of several laboratory and/or recitation sections.   For a full listing of the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, visit, search for the position, and follow the electronic application process.  The position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 6, 2017.  For questions regarding the position, contact the search chair, Parashu Kharel at 605.688.6961 or For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.  Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Lab Academic Assistant (PhD), UConn

Job description and advertisement material for a lab manager in Physics
University of Connecticut, Physics Dept

The Physics Department Academic Assistant III position requires major responsibility and skills for high-enrollment laboratory courses in physics and astronomy. Duties include all aspects of teaching lab management (lower and upper division), coordination with faculty for all labs, including  preparation and revision of lab manuals, trouble-shooting and development of teaching lab experiments, training and supervision of teaching assistants, and development of grading policy and teaching assistants (TAs) evaluation methods. Duties also include equipment maintenance and repair with lab technician’s assistance, purchase of equipment and supplies, scheduling of teaching labs, supervision of lab technicians, and responsibility for budget management of multiple accounts used to support all the teaching labs. Administrative duties include enrollment management in laboratory courses, supervision of lab support personnel in physics and astronomy courses, general laboratory infrastructure management, and related duties. Computer literacy is required.

The department seeks applicants with teaching lab/research lab experience and keen interest in modern teaching methods, including design and implementation of studio, or scale-up, courses for introductory physics classes. Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to seek federal grant funding for research in related undergraduate education. The lab manager is expected to collaborate with faculty and assist in the operations of the advanced physics teaching labs. The department seeks applicants who are interested in outreach activities like performing demonstrations at public schools and providing or supporting summer activities to promote careers in physics. The department is especially interested in recruiting underrepresented groups.

A Ph.D., or equivalent, in physics or astronomy with teaching lab and research experience is required. Must be familiar with modern lab equipment, be well organized, demonstrate/has supervisory abilities, and be able to handle multiple tasks and requests at the same time. The successful applicant is expected to interact positively and cooperatively with a large and diverse group of faculty, staff assistants, teaching assistants, undergraduate students, and University administrative personnel.

ppointment Terms
This is a full-time position with excellent benefits located at the University of Connecticut’s main campus in Storrs. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply
From the UConn Jobs website,, Search Job ID# 2017044 and select “Apply Now" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application.  For full consideration, qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references.  Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Part-time at he Los Rios Community College District

The Institution:
The Los Rios Community College District is a two-year public college district serving the greater Sacramento region. Our district includes American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges; major centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova; and special services for business and industry.
Our colleges offer transfer education - students complete freshman and sophomore years and transfer to a four-year college or university - and AA/AS degrees and certificates in over 70 career fields. The District's 2400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties. Approximately 80,000 students are enrolled in our colleges.
The District office houses a number of district-wide services. These include the Chancellor's office, Board Room, Legal Services, Business Services, Human Resources, Institutional Research, District Police Department, Resource Development and Information Technology. Other district-wide services which can be found at various locations around the community are the, Facilities Management Department and the Workforce and Economic Development Center. Each department strives for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities for our communities and staff.
Position Summary:
The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool of qualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teaching assignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis and are on-going recruitments. Assignments may include day, evening and weekend courses.
(For complete information on the adjunct faculty recruitment process, select "Home" on the navigation bar to the left, then see "Adjunct Faculty Recruitment Overview" in the "Applying for Positions at LRCCD" section.)
Assignment Responsibilities:
General Responsibilities:
The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; continuing professional development; utilizing current technology in the performance of job duties; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of an adjunct faculty member as outlined in the college faculty handbook.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a 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* OR hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area.
2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
  • Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degrees listed above.
Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District Adjunct Faculty position are required to complete fully and submit: 1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts). NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts.
3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
**Note: Applications submitted without transcripts will be disqualified. Also individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Beginning and/or Ending Date
Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants are contacted/hired year round for assignments based on college needs.
How and where to apply:
Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours. Submission of applications are by midnight of the posting closing date.
All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.
Job Posting Number:
Please see salary schedules to the left on navigation bar.
Additional Salary Information:
No additional salary information to note
Position Type:
Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct/Part-Time at Florida Southern College

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics at Florida Southern College invites applications for an Adjunct Instructor position for Spring 2017 and for Summer 2018.
The Spring 2017 position is for a second-semester introductory physics laboratory section (a combined calculus and algebra based lab sequence).
The Summer 2018 position is for a sequence of two courses (five weeks each) in introductory calculus based physics with lab.
At a minimum, the selected candidate must have master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a graduate major concentration in physics or a closely related field (with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in physics), or enrolled in a Ph.D. program with all coursework and preliminary/comprehensive exams completed. This is a particularly good opportunity for those who are looking to gain some academic teaching experience in a liberal arts environment.
To apply, please complete the Adjunct Instructor application for Natural Sciences on the College's employment page.
Interested candidates should include a cover letter addressing teaching interests, an up-to-date CV, and unofficial copies of graduate transcripts with their application.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

TT at The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC)

INSTITUTION: The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is one of five campuses comprising the University of Minnesota system. UMC is a four-year public university with an enrollment of 1,900 students of which approximately half are in residence and half are enrolled in online degrees. The student body is diverse and comes from over 40 states and over 30 countries. Thirty-three baccalaureate degrees are offered, 14 of which are also offered online. UMC proudly carries on a tradition of over a century of educational service to northwestern Minnesota beginning in 1906 as a regional residential high school, changing to a two year college in 1966, and to a four year college in 1993. Since 1993, UMC has equipped all on-campus students and faculty with laptop computers in a technology-rich environment. UMC is a small student-centered community of learning and scholars known for providing personal attention to every student. UMC makes a commitment to each individual student's achievements and offers a hands-on approach with experiential learning that puts students ahead of the competition. Integral to the university's statewide land-grant mission, UMC provides applied, career-oriented learning programs including internships and connects its teaching, research, and outreach to local, county, and regional economic development agencies in support of the global economy. UMC delivers world‐class University of Minnesota degrees in an affordable, close‐knit campus setting where faculty and staff personally invest in the success of each student. UMC has received a variety of national recognitions, including 14 consecutive years in the U. S. News top schools ranking.

The Math, Science & Technology (MST) Department offers baccalaureate programs in applied health, biology, environmental science, exercise science and wellness, health management, health sciences, information technology management, medical laboratory science, and software engineering The department includes 16 full-time faculty members, 5 full-time staff members, and 29 adjunct faculty. The MST Department has shared designated research laboratories for collaborations between students and faculty including an immersive visualization, software programming, and 3-D areas as well as up to date science laboratories and classrooms. Students and faculty also have access to a high performance liquid chromatograph; gas chromatograph; DNA sequencer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer among other essential equipment. Our new Wellness Center (grand opening in October) houses a fully functional exercise science and wellness teaching laboratory with equipment and software to monitor physiological parameters. The new exercise and wellness faculty position will bridge a strong connection between the MST Department and the Wellness Center and provide new research opportunities for students.

POSITION: Full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Math, Science & Technology Department at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota. Salary and benefits package is competitive and dependent on qualifications. Start date is August 14, 2017.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (1) Provide high-quality undergraduate instruction in physics and related areas as determined by qualifications and interest, (2) Advise MST students in course selection, and career planning, (3) Develop research/scholarship as appropriate for discipline and disseminate findings in peer-reviewed publications and appropriate conferences, (4) Provide service to the department, campus, and community appropriate within candidate's area of expertise, (5) Contribute to program recruitment and retention, (6) Develop working relationships with appropriate employers to assist with internship and permanent job placement, (7) Assist in the development of transfer programs with related 2-year college programs, (8) Work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary faculty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Earned doctorate degree in physics, physics education, or related field, (2) strong commitment and ability to teach both on campus and online courses including but not limited to algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics, and possibly calculus, software engineering, and other classes to support MST programs, (3) ability to establish his/her research program, (4) excellent writing and oral communication skills; (5) demonstrated cultural competency, and (6) commitment to an experiential educational philosophy within the scope of the land grant mission.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: University level teaching experience in the subject areas mentioned in the minimum qualifications, academic advising of students, experience in teaching varied courses in, and related to, physics, physics education, computer applications in physics, agrophysics, biophysics, biomechanics, geophysics, mechanics, astronomy, or other physical sciences, experience with online education, evidence of superior scholarly research activities, a strong background in the use of technology in teaching, grant writing experience, experience mentoring of undergraduates in research projects.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of application materials will begin January 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Visit for complete instructions on how to apply electronically. Applications must include a cover letter, statement of teaching and research philosophy; current CV; unofficial transcripts; and the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number of at least 3 references. The chosen candidate will be required to submit official transcripts and complete a background check prior to confirmation of an offer. Inquiries may be directed to John Loegering, Interim Head of the Math, Science & Technology Department, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716, 218-281-8132, 218-281-8380,

Monday, November 21, 2016

PER Postdoc, Michigan State

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will work to develop and refine instructional materials for a new calculus-based electromagnetism course taught around project-based inquiry with computational physics. The successful candidate will also collect data on student learning as well as faculty practice in the course, and will assist in the analysis of the collected data.

Responsibilities include working in coordination with physics and education faculty to:
develop an integrated plan of course evaluation and innovation;
develop valid assessments of student learning in this course;
participate in and supervise the development of instructional routines, materials, and practices for improving student learning in this course, including teaching the course;
publish assessment tools and findings in Physics Education journals; and
pursue a research agenda related to your own personal interests..

The candidate will collaborate with faculty, post-docs, graduate students and undergraduate researchers in Michigan State's Physics Education Research Lab ( and CREATE4STEM Institute (

The appointment is initially for one year, with the possibility of a one year extension for a total of two years, based on performance and the availability of funding. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Appointment is contingent upon successfully completing a full background check.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. in STEM or STEM education. Candidates who hold a Ph.D. in physics or physics education is preferred. Additionally, candidates with curriculum development and project management experience, knowledge of mixed-methods research, and experience with computational modeling in the any programming language are highly preferred. Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences, and a statement of research experience and interests to (posting number 4452). In addition, applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be uploaded to the same posting.

Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please inquire with Prof. Danny Caballero ( or Prof. Paul Irving ( regarding status. The start date is negotiable but with a preference for May 2017 or sooner.

MSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

FT/PT (Online) Minerva Schools/ Keck Graduate Institute

Faculty - Natural Sciences: Physics at Minerva Schools: College of Natural Sciences
Minerva Schools: College of Natural Sciences
Faculty - Natural Sciences: Physics
Location: Remote

We are currently appointing faculty to teach undergraduate courses in the natural sciences beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. We welcome applications from people at all career stages (e.g., Assistant, Associate and full Professor levels). Our courses are broad, and we are especially interested in applicants with a background in physics.

The Minerva Schools at KGI (the Keck Graduate Institute) prepare students to become innovators and global leaders in a wide variety of disciplines. Our aim is to reinvent higher education at every level, from how we define the curriculum to how we teach. All Minerva classes are seminars, not lecture courses, and use active learning to help students learn to think critically and creatively as well as to communicate and interact effectively with others. We teach using the Minerva Active Learning Forum, a web-based platform that supports real-time, synchronous seminars (ranging from 15-19 students) with high levels of student-faculty interaction. The majority of our students are undergraduates pursuing four-year degrees.

You are a good fit for a Minerva faculty position if you are  eager to join one of the most innovative institutions in higher education today. As a student-centric program, we focus on learning outcomes, small interactive class sessions, and deep engagement between faculty and students, with feedback given in both directions. Because all classes are taught on our technology platform, you have complete flexibility to teach at Minerva via computer from any geographic location where there are good internet connections.

Please see our website for more information about Minerva’s course offerings in Natural Sciences.

Ph.D. or equivalent in relevant discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics). ABD applicants accepted if degree will be complete by August 1, 2017.
documented teaching experience
comfort with new technology
passion for undergraduate teaching
willing to embrace innovative pedagogical approaches based on the science of learning
Candidates should submit the following:

A cover letter explaining:

Why you believe you would be a good fit to teach one or more specific Minerva courses.

Your interest in a full or part time appointment.

The names of, and contact information for, three people who will write a letter of recommendation; we are particularly interested in people who can attest to the quality of your teaching, your general quality of mind, and your openness to new pedagogical approaches.

A current curriculum vitae.

We plan to begin interviews in January, so please submit materials before January 3 to ensure their consideration. Positions will remain open until filled.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

FT, Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Job Title Physics Instructor - Jackson County Campus
Classification Title
Rank Instructor
Job Description
Incumbent’s primary responsibility is the teaching of courses in associate degree, diploma, or certificate programs. Teaching faculty must follow established policies and procedures and are encouraged to participate in appropriate organizations and activities.

Incumbent is responsible for the teaching of assigned courses in the Science Department at assigned sites as well as the other duties and responsibilities inherent in this position. Incumbent reports to the Chairperson of the Science Department at the Jackson County Campus

Mandatory Qualifications
(M1) Master’s degree in Physics or Master’s degree with a minimum of eighteen graduate semester hours in physics from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. (M2) Teaching experience. (M3) Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. (M4) Familiarity with Internet, email, and word processing functions.

Preferred Qualifications
(D1) Master’s degree or higher in Physics. (D2) Experience in teaching at the community college and/or college-level. (D3) Multi-media instructional delivery experience. (D4) Functional knowledge of online teaching.

Posting Detail Information
Open Date 11/09/2016
Close Date 12/06/2016
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

What is the highest level of education attained?
High School Diploma
Associates Degree
Bachelors Degree
Masters Degree

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Optional Documents
Cover Letter
Additional Transcripts

Friday, November 18, 2016

FT Lab Lecturer, University of North Florida

Position Information
Position No. 338850
Requisition Number 061560
Approved Job Title Lab Lecturer
Position Type Faculty 11-12 Months
Faculty Position Subtype Regular
Time-limited thru:
(Contract, Grants, and Auxiliary positions only)
Type of Appointment Full-Time
Length of Appointment
(Faculty & Administrative positions only) 12 months
Internal Recruitment?
(Internal applicants only) No
Work Schedule:
(Support Staff Positions Only) No Response
Job Summary/Responsibilities The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida is now accepting applications for a permanent, 12-month non-tenure track, Laboratory Lecturer of Physics faculty position in the Department of Physics to begin in August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching and prepping undergraduate Physics Laboratory courses, and lecturing Physics courses as needed. An ability and interest in teaching Astronomy Lab or Earth Science Lab courses is desirable. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute service to the university and to the profession. The ideal candidate will have previous, documented experience in teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in Physics. The successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and capability to provide an excellent learning environment to students and to contribute to the continuing development of Physics Laboratory course experiments.

Statement(s) of Understanding UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University's collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF's mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Required Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Physics or closely-related field, or its equivalent.

A pre-employment background check is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with some laboratory management experience.
Department Physics
Division Academic Affairs
College College of Arts and Sciences
Approved Hiring Salary Range 45,000
Pay Basis Annually
Job Posting Date 11-16-2016
Application Deadline Date Open Until Filled
Application Review Date
(Only if open until filled) 12-01-2016
Contract Period
(Faculty Positions Only) 12 months
Anticipated Starting Date: 08-17-2017
(if not Jacksonville)
Documents that must be submitted electronically at time of application: Other Doc
Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Special Instructions Applicants are required to submit online an application form (; position number 338850), letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and concise statement of teaching interests (other doc).

Applicants must also arrange to email copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Gregory Wurtz, Ph.D., at

Application reviews will begin on December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. UNF is an Equal Employment/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Gregory Wurtz at

VAP, Angelo State TX

Department: Physics & Geosciences
Salary: Commensurate
Job Summary The Department of Physics and Geosciences at Angelo State University invites applications for a nine-month visiting faculty position at the Assistant Professor level.
Duties The candidate will teach undergraduate lectures and laboratories in Astronomy, Physical Science, and Physics.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and experience in distance education and the use of web-based technologies is desired. The successful applicant must possess strong communication and organizational skills, and be dedicated to excellence in teaching with a strong commitment to high professional standards.
Physical Requirements
Qualifications A Ph.D. in Physics or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications:
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Other Information: Professional Letters of Reference may be emailed to
Posting Date: 11-16-2016
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Position Number: 998409
Job Code: F0045
Posting Number: 0001117

Assistant Director for Faculty Development, University of South Alabama

Assistant Director for Faculty Development
Mission: The University of South Alabama (USA) is a regional, public, research university that serves Mobile and the Gulf coast area with programs in areas such as arts and sciences, education, health care, business and engineering. As the teaching and learning center for USA, the Innovation in Learning Center (ILC) promotes a culture of collaborative support for effective teaching and enhanced student learning in traditional, web-enhanced, blended and fully online instructional environments. More information is available at

The Position: The ILC is seeking an experienced, inspiring colleague to join our team. We support faculty development, course development, distance learning and instructional technologies across the University. Current ILC programs focus on supporting faculty in both teaching and scholarship roles. The ILC manages USAonline, the University’s learning management system. The Active Learning Initiative at South Alabama (ALISA) is engaged in a multi-year partnership with faculty and departments to redesign challenging courses. The ILC is currently laying the foundation for Faculty Learning Communities with the launch of the SoTL Studio, a grant program to support the scholarship of teaching and learning. Quality Matters review is another means through which faculty and departments can meet high standards for online and blended teaching and learning. The Assistant Director for Faculty Development will be a valuable member of our professional staff and will bring strengths that complement multiple ILC areas listed above. The Assistant Director reports to the Executive Director, Innovation in Learning Center and USAonline.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Works with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate schedule of ILC faculty development events

· Plans, designs and leads workshops and seminars that promote ILC’s mission

· Proactively works with academic deans, department heads and directors of instructional support units to identify, development and implement faculty development activities

· Provides individual faculty teaching consultations and supports specialized teaching support programs of the ILC

· Organizes Faculty Development Day, a one-day set of instructional workshops, typically held once each semester

· Works with the Executive Director to coordinate New Faculty Orientation

· Works with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate the South Alabama Conference on Teaching and Learning, including identifying and recruiting keynote speakers, sponsors and faculty presenters

· Stays current on the literature related to faculty professional development, instructional technology and the scholarship of teaching and learning

· Conducts scholarly activities related to the work of the ILC, through scholarly conference presentations and publications as appropriate

· Supports the Executive Director in grant proposal writing as appropriate to support specialized initiatives at the University

· Provides guidance, management and leadership for the Graduate Assistants of the ILC

· Contributes to annual assessment of ILC programs

· Demonstrates regular and prompt attendance during normal work hours and scheduled events

· Participates in appropriate University committees when appointed

· Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

Minimum Requirements:

· Doctoral degree in a field directly related to the work of the ILC, such as Education, STEM, Humanities or Social Sciences

· Four years of directly related professional experience with at least two of those years supporting faculty development programs in higher education

Preferred Requirements:

· Experience as a full time faculty member in higher education

· Experience in higher education including classroom instruction

· Evidence of innovative teaching in higher education especially with current learning technologies

· Prior experience working in a university center for teaching and learning

· Evidence of obtaining funding for instructional innovation


To apply, submit a current CV, a detailed cover letter outlining the candidate’s experience and how they fit the duties and responsibilities of the position, and a list of three professional references. Applications should be submitted through the following website:

Review of applications will commence on November 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

TT, Western Illinois

Assistant Professor, Physics
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Department: Physics
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Nov 17, '16
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 11,094 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: August 2017
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will have to teach effectively in both lecture and laboratory settings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, servicing students of physics, engineering physics, and pre-engineering, as well as other science and pre-professional disciplines. The successful candidate must be able to provide faculty-mentored student research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) level majors. The successful candidate must be willing to seek out appropriate service opportunities to the department, the college, and the larger university community.

RANK & SALARY: Tenure track nine-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary and start up funds negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph. D in Physics or closely related discipline. Strong commitment to teaching from the beginning undergraduate level through the graduate (M.S.) level. Demonstrated ability to plan and conduct research leading to publication. Experience in working in an instructional or research laboratory setting with undergraduate and graduate physics majors, as well as with majors from other disciplines. Must be an adept public speaker.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates whose specialization of research will provide opportunities for collaborative work with existing physics faculty and contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives within the university.  Postdoctoral experience with a strong record of independent research. Proven track-record of working with undergraduate and graduate students in a research laboratory setting. Involvement in the garnering of external funding for research with collaborators.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Physics offers the B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics. The Department also offers an engineering physics option as well as a teacher certification option and a pre-professional program in engineering. The faculty serve approximately 30 undergraduate majors, 35 graduate majors and 20 pre-engineering students, as well as offer a number of general education and service courses. All graduate and undergraduate majors are encouraged to participate in research activities. The department's core mission is to provide a first rate educational experience for its students. For further information, visit the website at

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 12 consecutive years and as one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 11,094 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 67 undergraduate and 36 graduate degree programs, which includes a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 632 full-time faculty members teach 93 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 9 pre-professional degree programs and 21 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 9,563): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,531): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts and any certifications/licenses required, official copies will be requested of selected candidate
5) a statement of research interests and proposed research program to be carried out at WIU
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

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

Screening will begin on December 17, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

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

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

FT Lecturer, University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Physics Lecturer, Chemistry and Physics - 16000001IL


The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a lecturer position in Physics beginning August 1, 2017. The ideal candidate will be skillful and enthusiastic about teaching introductory and upper level Physics, Astronomy, and General Science courses and labs.


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:
PhD in Physics or in a closely related field.
Ability to teach a wide range of courses, such as introductory courses and labs in physics, astronomy, and general science as well as upper level physics courses.
Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in biophysics
Application Procedures:
Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:
Cover letter/letter of interest
CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses for two to three (2-3) references.
Unofficial transcripts.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference.
Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

Job Faculty

Primary Location  US-Tennessee-Chattanooga

Organization  Chemistry

Campus/Institute  Chattanooga

Schedule  Full-time

Job Posting  Nov 15, 2016, 1:55:08 PM

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

FT, Lee College TX

Position Information
Posting Number: 0000666
Job Title: Full-Time Physics Instructor
Position Title: Full-Time Physics Instructor
PS Position#: 00000193
Position Status: Full-Time
Salary: Salary is based on the Lee College Faculty Salary Scale - 9 Month. Placement on scale is commensurate with education and experience.
Classification: Faculty
Department: Math, Science, Engineering

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Please note – This is a contract position.

Faculty schedules vary by semester. Candidate may be required to teach evening and/or distance education courses.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach freshman and sophomore level courses ranging from conceptual physics to calculus-based physics.
Qualified applicants must be committed to student learning, integrating technology into the curriculum, and encouraging engaged scholars.
Teach assigned classes in keeping with approved syllabi, outlines, and instructional materials.
Maintain accurate student records in compliance with Lee College requirements.
Submit required student reports to the Admissions & Records Office according to schedule.
Direct, evaluate, and assess the learning experience of the students in accordance with adopted curricula and approved procedures.
Provide counsel/guidance to students when there is a need.
All faculty members are required to be on campus 35 hours per week, and participate in professional development activities, department and college committees, commencement, and other activities as stated in the Faculty Workload and Responsibilities Policy.
Faculty members may be required to teach evening, weekend, summer, online, hybrid, and dual credit classes at various campuses.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Recruit for and promote the Physics program.
Participate on campus-related committees as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent college benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.

Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must have a Master’s (or higher) degree in Physics, or a Master’s (or higher) degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Lee College does not provide sponsorship. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility.
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching at a community college
Experience in implementing Physics Education Research reforms
Knowledge of Blackboard
Campus/Location: Main Campus - Baytown, TX
If other, provide location.
Posting Date: 11/15/2016
Close Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Lee College does not provide sponsorship. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of identity and employment eligibility.

this position requires applicants to attach the following documents: resume, cover letter, and copies of transcripts for all completed college work. (Official transcripts required upon employment.)

In addition, applicants must include a minimum of three (3) professional references on the online application.

Please do not mail, email, fax, or deliver any documents outside of the electronic application process.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a Master’s (or higher) degree in Physics or a Master’s (or higher) degree with 18 graduate hours in Physics?
* Do you have experience teaching Physics at a community college?
* Do you have experience using Blackboard?
Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3
Other Document

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Temporary Teacher (Feb - Apr 2017), Branson School, CA

Physics Teacher
The Branson School, a coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 320 students grades 9-12, is located in Marin County, California. Branson, established in 1920, prides itself on fostering nurturing relationships with students while maintaining high academic standards. The faculty values collaboration, professional development, reflection, and continual exploration of good teaching. Branson teachers work in a beautiful, well-resourced environment with dedicated students. The faculty is widely regarded as outstanding and there exists in the faculty community an admirable esprit de corps, a positive attitude about their students and their work, and a notable lack of cynicism.

Branson is seeking a temporary Physics teacher to teach three senior Physics classes from late February through April 7. Topics covered during this period include units on periodic motion and waves, sound and music, and light. The curriculum will be project based. Ideal candidates will enthusiastically support student learning and convey a love of science; meet with students outside of class to support their learning; be open to feedback from the Science Department Chair and the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs; have strong communication skills, a sense of humor, and a commitment to collegiality.

Two or three years of teaching experience is a plus, but we will give serious consideration to a recent graduate with strong academic credentials and a history of working with high school students.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to Karen Whitaker,

Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, and Kathy Soave, Science Department Chair, at and

Branson actively seeks applications from all qualified candidates. Branson does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or identification, gender, or sexual orientation.

2-Year Lectureship, University of Rhode Island

The Physics Department of the University of Rhode Island invites applications for the position of lecturer in Physics to begin in the Fall 2017 semester. This position is full-time academic year; limited to 06-23-2018 with extension contingent upon funding approval. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He or she will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity and gender issues.

A teaching load of 12 credits per semester. Potential teaching assignments include introductory physics, radiation detection (graduate level), and upper division physics courses. Supervision of a senior project. Supervision of undergraduate labs and teaching assistants. Service on departmental and university committees.

Visit the URI jobs website at:  to apply and view complete details for job posting (F00008). APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by (December 31, 2016). Second consideration may be given to applications received by (January 23, 2017). Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (January 23, 2017) may not be given full consideration.  

Please attach 3 (PDF) documents to your online Faculty Profile Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter including a description of how your qualifications match the requirements for the position.  (#2) Current Curriculum Vitae. (#3) A statement of teaching experience and philosophy.

Please have three (3) letters of recommendation addressing teaching experience and physics background sent by referees no later than December 31, 2016 to: Professor Leonard Kahn, Search Chair, Department of Physics, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881


The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer.  Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other protected groups are encouraged to apply.

Internal Number: F00008

Monday, November 14, 2016

TT, University of Mount Union, OH

Assistant Professor of Physics Position, Tenure-Track
Available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy

Responsibilities: The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mount Union invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Physics position to begin August 1, 2017. Teaching responsibilities include introductory physics, electronics and advanced physics courses. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active professional development program, including research with undergraduate students.

Qualifications: Ph. D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Educational Research or Electrical Engineering preferred, ABD will be considered.

Available: August 1, 2017

Compensation: Competitive, based on qualifications. Fringe benefits include a 10% contribution by the University to TIAA/CREF after one year of service; contribution by the University toward hospitalization, major medical, disability, and group life insurance; tuition exchange for qualified dependents.

Academic Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Descriptive Information: The University of Mount Union, a private institution founded in 1846, offers a rigorous and relevant academic program that is grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union's 2,300 students can select from 59 broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors as well as master's programs in physician assistant studies and educational leadership and a doctoral program in physical therapy. Known for its personal approach, the institution boasts a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and a curriculum delivered by dedicated faculty members, 87% of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields.

Mount Union's Department of Physics and Astronomy features hands-on, activity-based experiences for students at all levels. This includes setting up and using advanced laboratory equipment, a dedicated electronics laboratory and a rooftop observatory for astronomy. In addition, the Department has two new introductory physics laboratories, which are designed to allow students to actively learn physics using computers and sensors for data collection and analysis. Advanced courses for majors and minors provide rigorous mathematical and applied training in a small classroom environment designed for student success. Student research projects revolve around their interests and aspirations, which helps develop the individual for success at taking projects from an idea through to a final result.

Since 2005, nearly $110 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities including a recreation center, apartment-style housing options, health and medical sciences facility and performing arts center. Primarily residential in nature, Mount Union's picturesque 123-acre campus is located in Alliance, OH (population 23,000), within 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. An additional 162-acre Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center is located six miles away. The University's endowment is in excess of $131 million.

The University, affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience, offering an array of activities for cultural, civic and social development. Students experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation, both in the workforce and graduate study. For more information, visit

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plan and three letters of recommendation to Physics Assistant Professor Search Committee, c/o Human Resources, 1972 Clark Ave, University of Mount Union, Alliance, OH 44601; email: Electronic applications are preferred. Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Robert Ekey at with any questions. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

TT in STEM Education - University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 201601475)

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the Faculty of Education, to commence on September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

Building on the cross-faculty double-degree partnership, the Faculties of Science and Education are making a joint Assistant Professor appointment in STEM Education. The appointee's tenure home would be in the Faculty of Education. The aim of the position would be to research, inform and enhance the teaching of STEM in the university setting, and would align with the promotion of STEM education, as prioritized by the Chief Executive in the 2015 Policy Address. Women in STEM education would be a potential sub-theme within this initiative.

Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in one of the core sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), and a Ph.D. degree in Science Education or Science. They should have demonstrated interest and expertise in informal learning, and have a strong commitment to Knowledge Exchange/community engagement. The appointee will be expected to work with colleagues in both faculties (and the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning) to develop a school/community engagement agenda, aimed at promoting careers in STEM/Science Education, and at popularizing science among the wider community. He/She will teach on the Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science (BEd&BSci) double degree programme (contributing to both faculties); work with Education/Science colleagues to develop Common Core Courses and an interdisciplinary Minor; engage in cross-faculty research; and take up administrative responsibilities as required. Both Faculties are committed to gender equality and are looking to promote women in science, we positively welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at these levels. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

Applicants should send a completed application form and an up-to-date C.V. to

Applicants should indicate clearly in the form the post applied for and the reference number.Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at Further particulars can be obtained at Closes December 19, 2016.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency; and is committed to a Non-smoking Policy

Saturday, November 12, 2016

One-Year Instructorship, Kaua'i Community College, HI [Starts Jan 2017]

Title: Instructor, CC (Physics, Geophysics, Environmental Physics)
Position Number: 0086941T
Hiring Unit: Science and Mathematics
Location: Kaua'i Community College
Date Posted: November 07, 2016
Closing Date: December 09, 2016
Salary Information: C2A, $5,273 monthly minimum; salary commensurate with education and experience
Monthly Type: 11 Month
Tenure Track: Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary - Not to Exceed: September 30, 2017
Funding: Federal

Other Conditions:
Federally funded, 11-month, and may begin approximately January 2017. Annual contract renewal, possible renewal of appointment contingent on satisfactory performance pending availability of funds and actual staffing requirements. Currently in year one (1) of a five (5) year federal grant. Position may be converted from 11 to 9 months or 9 months to 11 months based on operational needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under supervision of the Division Chair, teach a variety of introductory physics courses, which may include algebra- and calculus-based physics, survey of physical science, physics for career and technical education, and associated science laboratory courses.
Perform assessment of student learning objectives and make course/program improvements based on assessment results.
Prepare, develop, revise, and implement course outlines and program action requests, including student learning outcomes and syllabi.
Work collaboratively with other faculty and staff.
Work with other faculty members to integrate science in STEM subjects.
Serve as faculty mentor to science/math students.
Identify students' learning needs, including needs of underprepared students, and implement constructive teaching strategies.
Work with Kaua'i County, State Department of Education, and other entities to improve science education.
Develop and teach distance learning courses as applicable.
Plan, organize, and carry out instructional and non-instructional assignments independently and collaboratively with other faculty and staff.
Implement day to day activities including student recruitment & retention, planning of events, oversight of service learning activities, creation of related materials, collection of data, budget implementation, etc.
Encourage student success through tracking and regular contact with students.
Develop and maintain a professional development program.
Maintain office hours as determined by teaching schedule.
Counsel students.
Day, evening, and/or weekend classes may be assigned as part of regular workload. May be assigned operational or off-site instructional duties as part of regular workload.
Participate in faculty/administrative committees, community service, and in-service training.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Commitment to community college principles and philosophy.
The College strongly emphasizes the “open door” concept and serves a diverse student and community population.
Minimum Qualifications
Master’s degree in physics or geophysics.
Desirable Qualifications
Doctoral degree in any physical science or engineering discipline with at least 9 credits of upper-division or graduate coursework in physics.
Demonstrated ability teaching algebra-based and calculus-based physics.
Graduate or undergraduate degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or environmental science.
Successful teaching experience at the community college level.
Demonstrated ability to successfully teach under-prepared students.
Ability to function autonomously and as a member of a team.
Experience and willingness to work with faculty in career/technical areas to align support courses with their programs.
Experience in science-related projects and grants, including projects involving science in the community.
Experience with field experiment planning, data collection, processing, and analysis.
Have supportive attitude toward student learning and be able to create a nurturing classroom environment for students of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Ability to employ writing assignments and critical thinking skill development as part of students’ classroom learning activities.

To Apply: Submit
1) UHCC Form 27 ( standard format ) ( large format )
2) transcript(s) showing degree and coursework to date appropriate to the position (Copies of official transcripts are acceptable; however, original official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Original official transcripts must have the official seal and be mailed directly from the degree-granting institution. Online transcripts or academic record/grade summaries will NOT be accepted. Diplomas and copies will not be accepted.),
3) a brief one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications,
4) one or more signed, original letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character, and
5) résumé to the address below.

Original signature required on the UH Form 27. All requested documents/information must be postmarked by the closing date. Materials submitted will not be returned and become the property of the College. Emailed or other electronically submitted documents will not be accepted or considered. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete and will not be considered. All minimum qualifications must be met by the effective date of appointment. SEPARATE DOCUMENTS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS must be submitted for each position.

Kaua‘i Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. For inquiries or complaints regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please contact: Human Resources Manager, EEO/AA Coordinator 808-245-8323; Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (Section 504 Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator) 808 245-8260, Kaua‘i Community College, One Stop Center, 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Highway, Lihu‘e, HI 96766 Address:
Human Resources
Kaua'i Community College
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Highway
Lihu'e, HI 96766-9500
Human Resources; 808-245-8372

The University of Hawaiʻi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at:, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

TT, Minnesota State University - Mankato

Job Title: Physics, Assistant Professor (AA18020)
Opening Date: 11/08/2016
Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by December 9, 2016.
Salary: $51,396.00 - $138,962.00 annually
Position: Tenure Track (Probationary)
Date of Appointment: August 14, 2017
Location: Minnesota State Mankato, Minnesota


Teach undergraduate and graduate level physics courses including laboratories.
A typical standard teaching load is 24 credits per year, (3-4 courses each semester including laboratory courses).
Conduct research and scholarly activities and engage students in those activities.
Advise and mentor students and contribute to student growth.
Contribute to curricula development.
Participate in service to the department, college, university and community.

 Required Qualifications:
PhD degree in Physics.
Demonstrated passion for teaching and student success.
Current research activities.
Postdoctoral research experience or evidence of established research.

 Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated success teaching physics.
Superior communication skills including oral and written presentations.
Experience teaching physics laboratory courses and supervising student teaching assistants.
Ability to continue research on campus involving MSU students.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment

 Additional Information:
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at:

The salary range denoted above is the contractual range; however, salary upon hire is dependent upon qualifications and experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

Resume/Curriculum Vitae
A one page statement of your teaching philosophy
Cover Letter addressing teaching and research interests
A one page statement of your research plan and interests
Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Contact information for three (3) references (including two (2) references who can address the candidates' teaching ability)
Dr. Paul Eskridge, Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota State University, Mankato
TN 141 Trafton Science Center, North
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-1840
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 507-389-1095

*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

2-year Visiting Assistant Professor - University of the Pacific

Position Description

The Department of Physics at the University of the Pacific is accepting applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor (non tenure track) faculty position to start in August 2017. This is a full-time benefits-eligible teaching-focused position, with an expectation of six courses per year. Pacific is renowned for its rich liberal arts education, its high quality professional schools, and the close mentoring relationship between faculty and students. We offer B.S. degrees in physics and engineering-physics, and a B.A. degree in physics designed for science teaching. The Department has grant-funded research groups in high energy theory, the astrophysics of active galactic nuclei, galaxy formation and evolution, exoplanetary systems, and K-12 science education outreach. Applicants must have a PhD. and be prepared to teach algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics covering mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism. The ability to teach other courses such as the physics of music and introductory scientific computing is desirable. Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of the Pacific is an AA/EOE employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected category. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Basic Qualifications Applicants must have a PhD. and be prepared to teach algebra-based and calculus-based introductory physics covering mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism.
Additional Qualifications The ability to teach other courses such as the physics of music and introductory scientific computing is desirable.
Physical Requirements
Special Instructions Required Documents
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
3. Teaching Philosophy
4. Email addresses for three References required
Contact Information Kieran Holland, Chair, Physics Department
Contact Email

Reference Letter Information

Are Applicants Required to Submit References for This Posting? Yes
Minimum Number of References 3
Maximum Number of References 3
Background Check Statement Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check
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Visiting Assistant Professor - Loyola Marymount University

The Department of Physics at Loyola Marymount University seeks a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics for the 2017/18 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. Although we will accept applications from all fields, we are particularly interested in candidates with a specialization in experimental, theoretical, or computational biophysics who can teach an upper division biophysics course. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely-related subject. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Please submit a CV, list of publications, description of research interests, and statement of teaching philosophy, online at The applicant will also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to (subject line: “VAP search”). For full consideration, completed applications should be received by February 1st. The position will remain open until filled.

Loyola Marymount University is a private co-educational institution in Los Angeles, CA, with an enrolment of approximately 6,200 undergraduate students and 2100 graduate students. The Department of Physics includes seven full-time faculty, whose research interests range from space physics, gravitation and cosmology, and physics education research. LMU seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. (Visit for more information.)

Term Assistant Professor - Matanuska Susitna College

Job no: 505117
Classification:Term Assistant Professor
Grade:UAFT Grade 10
Work type:Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Matanuska Susitna College
Location: Palmer
Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary: Mat-Su College is hiring a full time physics professor to cover course offering that are beginning in Fall 2017.

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"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.
Matanuska-Susitna College (MSC) is seeking a term Assistant Professor of Physics. This is a bipartite (no research requirement) position. The successful candidate will be available to start August 2017 and will teach introductory physics classes and labs. Applicants must be available to teach the courses face-to-face on the campus of Mat-Su College.

Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska.  We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer.  Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a new 520-seat performing arts theater, the first in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The campus has an annual operating budget of nearly $11,000,000 and employs nearly one hundred full-time faculty and staff and more than one hundred adjunct instructors to serve approximately 2,000 students each semester.
Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts and theories to a diverse student population
Ability to prepare students to progress to advanced levels of science education
Ability to encourage students to be active partners in Knowledge Skills and Abilities the teaching/learning processes
Ability to incorporate technology in a classroom setting to support student learning
Ability to provide a safe learning environment in the classroom and in the laboratory
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Commitment to student success
Ability to construct effective learning activities for students
Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively within a diverse environment.
Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at Mat-Su College.

Required Experience:
Evidence of successful teaching experience in Physics.  College-level teaching experience preferred.

Typical Education and Training
Ph.D. in physics or closely related field required.

Teach 100- and 200-level physics courses and labs to undergraduate college students following the approved UAA course content guide
Prepare syllabus consistent with approved UAA course content guide;
Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode, e.g. face-to-face, blended, on-line;
Evaluate student learning;
Provide timely feedback to students on their learning;
Respond to student questions about the class in a timely manner;
Submit final grades on-time.
Hold regular office hours appropriate for the courses being taught
Engage in University, professional and/or community service
Workload will normally consist of: 80% teaching (12 credits per semester) and 20% service to the university, community, and discipline

Interested applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV or resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information as part of their electronic application.  In addition unofficial transcripts, a sample syllabus for an introductory (100 level) physics course, and a statement of teaching philosophy must be emailed to Maureen Hunt at

Review of applications will begin December 5, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Receipt of official transcripts is a condition of employment for the successful hire.