Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TT at West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Assistant Professor in Physics
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications and nominations for the following employment opportunity:

The Department of Physical Sciences in the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of Physics to begin fall 2017.


Teaching responsibilities for this position include introductory physics for undergraduates (engineering, non-majors, and/or pre-med students). The successful candidate will have opportunity to develop at least one additional upper division course according to the expertise of the candidate and the needs of the department. Other duties typically assigned to WVU Tech faculty include: service on committees, academic advising, and curriculum development. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program involving undergraduate students and write grants to support this program. The Department seeks a candidate who will demonstrate exemplary communication skills, collegiality, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual and cultural life of WVU Tech.

Date of Appointment: August 11, 2017
Deadline: Review of applications will begin March 27, 2017
WVU Tech is a regional division of the West Virginia University system with campuses currently located in both Montgomery and Beckley, West Virginia. It boasts a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 17 students, allowing personalized attention in a supportive environment. WVU Tech is ranked first in the state for return on investment, and seventh in the nation in annual ROI for students paying in-state tuition.

More information about the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences can be found at: http://engineering.wvutech.edu/


A Ph.D. in Physics by August 11, 2017 is required. The Search Committee is particularly interested in individuals who can communicate effectively with groups of undergraduates having a variety of interests, backgrounds and career aspirations, including engineering. Excellent oral and written communication skills are also required.

Application Materials:
  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of all transcripts
  • Statements of undergraduate research and teaching philosophies
  • Contact information for 3 references including telephone and email address
  • Background check
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/.

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

TT at Virginia Wesleyan College

Virginia Wesleyan College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Physics. We seek a candidate who is committed to excellent teaching, mentoring undergraduate research, and developing a physics program. The successful candidate will also be willing to work with colleagues to develop a curriculum that can lead to 3-2 articulation agreements with prestigious engineering programs around the country.
The area of specialty is open, but candidates who can contribute to other programs, such as environmental science or chemistry, are especially encouraged to apply.
Virginia Wesleyan is Coastal Virginia's premier private, national liberal arts college, offering 33 majors, 30 minors and seven pre-professional programs. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church and located on a 300-acre wooded campus on the border of Norfolk/Virginia Beach, the College enrolls approximately 1,400 students. The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) and NASA Langley Research Center are nearby, as are the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Applicants should submit, electronically (as a single PDF), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a statement on contribution to diversity. Please have these, plus graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and three letters of reference sent to Ms. Karla Rasmussen, Director of Human Resources, at employment@vwc.edu. A review of applications will begin on March 24 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to Chris Haley, Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Science at jchaley@vwc.edu.

FT at Community College of Aurora

Physics - Regular Nine-Month Faculty
Community College of Aurora
REPORTS TO: Science Department Chair
SUPERVISES: May be assigned supervisory responsibilities
Full-Time Contract for 2017-2018 Academic Year Physics Faculty. This position will begin in August 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The Position:
The Community College of Aurora is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Physics educator to join the Science Department as a full-time 9-month faculty member. The ideal candidate will exhibit a strong commitment to delivering a rigorous, current and high quality science education to CCA students. Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner, and display a high degree of competence within their content area. Full-time faculty members of the Science Department teach between four and six classes per academic year, and are responsible for updating and maintaining course curriculum. While the primary job of a faculty member is teaching, additional duties are a part of the position. Faculty members work collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across the college, advise students, mentor adjunct faculty, and participate in department and college-wide committees and initiatives.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Develop and implement curriculum for classes and programs that meet student and departmental needs.
  • Actively engage students in the learning process.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of student performance in classes.
  • Maintain and update syllabi for all courses included in the teaching assignment and submit these documents each semester.
  • Contribute and coordinate the processes of instructional planning, assessment and curriculum review.
  • Pursue continued professional development both in subject matter and instructional methods.
  • Support student activities, serve on committees, participate in initiatives and attend meetings called by the President, Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean and/or Chair.
  • Recruit, train, evaluate and mentor adjunct faculty.
  • Assist in running of the college Astronomical Observatory.
Required Qualifications:
  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Physics, Astronomy or a related field, from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 1 year of college level teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Community College teaching experience.
  • Experience with small telescope observing.
  • Astronomy teaching experience.
  • Dedication to interactive learner centered teaching methods.
Anticipated Start Date: August 2017 Salary Range: Anticipated Salary range for this position is in the mid $40's to $60,000 depending on experience and education. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link: Benefits
Deadline to Submit Application Material: Applications will be accepted and this position will remain posted, until the position is filled. A review of applications will begin on February 27, 2017. Applications received by this date will be given priority consideration.
Application Process: For full application instruction, visit: https://www.ccaurora.edu/job-opportunities/jobs-cca/physics-faculty-regular-9-month-faculty2017
If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.
By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.
The Federal Clery Act (The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990) requires all institutions of higher learning to make available to prospective employees our agency's Annual Security Report. A copy of this information is available on the CCA website at http://www.ccaurora.edu/students/student-right-know. A paper copy of this report can be obtained at the College Security Office upon request. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus or on property controlled or owned by Community College of Aurora, as well as public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, our campuses.
Notice to all Applicants:
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
  • CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit www.copera.org.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.
Community College of Aurora Inclusive Excellence Statement: The CCA community will be transformed through the following actions:
  • Create an Inclusive Excellence plan
  • Incorporate evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies and curricula in the classroom
  • Provide high quality, inclusive, and responsive programming and services outside the classroom
  • Assess and evaluate the practices, policies, and outcomes of the College for inclusiveness
  • Provide intentional faculty and staff professional development that focuses on the implementation of Inclusive Excellence
  • Communicate support and direction for Inclusive Excellence through institutional leaders
  • Identify, prioritize, and allocate resources that support Inclusive Excellence
  • Foster a climate for open dialogue
  • Facilitate Opportunities for cross-cultural interaction
According to the Association of American Colleges & Universities Inclusive Excellence is: "…an active process through which colleges and universities achieve excellence in learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in local and global communities" (AACU, 2016, para. 2).
References: Association of American Colleges & Universities. (2016). Making excellence inclusive. Retrieved from http://aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive
Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.
For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.
CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."
Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds.

Instructor, Shippensburg University Physics

The Shippensburg University Physics Department is inviting applications for a one year, full time, temporary position, at the Instructor level, starting in August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate physics lecture and lab courses. Teaching assignments may include nights and/or weekends as well as distance or continuing education. In addition, faculty members are expected to perform other duties as assigned in compliance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Candidates must be ABD toward a Ph.D. in Physics by the time of appointment. As part of a successful on-campus interview process, candidates will be expected to provide a demonstration of teaching effectiveness at all levels of the physics curriculum and give evidence of a strong commitment to understanding diverse populations.

A Ph.D. in Physics by the time of appointment is preferred, as is prior teaching experience.

All candidates must apply online at https://jobs.ship.edu. Materials submitted in other formats including paper applications will not be considered. For an application to be considered complete, candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, statement describing research and teaching interests and background related to the position, along with undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial for application, official prior to interview). The applicant should arrange to have three letters of reference either attached to their application or sent to the department. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Search committee contact:
Dr. Michael Cohen

FT at Georgia State University

Job Summary/Basic Function: The Department of Physical Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position in physics and astronomy. The successful candidate will provide 36 hours of instruction (lecture and laboratory) per academic year, consistent with the college's mission, and maintain office hours for student tutoring. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position. Lecturers are appointed on a year to year basis renewable up to six years.


Education: A Master's degree in physics and/or astronomy (completed by the date of appointment) is required. A doctoral degree is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach a variety of physics and astronomy courses at the college- level. Ability and desire to teach effectively using a variety of methods. Ability to relate to a diverse student population and facilitate student learning. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology.

Experience: Prior physics and astronomy teaching experience at the collegiate level, including online teaching is desired.

Physical Requirements: Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

Pre-Employment Requirements: A criminal history check is required.
Work Hours: Position may require non-standard hours (nights and weekends).
Salary: $37,581 - $47,731 (10 month Salary Range)
Anticipated Start Date: August 2017.

Application Materials: Qualified Applicants must submit the following application materials to be considered:
* Letter of intent, summarizing experience and qualifications for the position
* Curriculum vitae
* Three professional reference letters
* Official transcripts of all degrees completed

Special Instructions: The position is posted as, "Open Until Filled." Please note that the review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

A Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation is required for foreign graduate degrees.

Apply At: https://careers.gpc.edu
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Questions: Questions regarding the position may be directed to the Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences, Dr. Solomon Fesseha, sfesseha@gsu.edu.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

FT at Penn State Fayette

Instructor in Physics

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is currently recruiting for an Instructor in Physics. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is part of a multi-campus public research university enjoying a world-wide reputation for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. As a small campus, we offer both traditional and nontraditional students an intimate and supportive learning environment with strong ties to the surrounding community. At the same time, the students have direct access to the extensive educational resources and services of all of The Pennsylvania State University. This is a full-time, one-year, fixed-term appointment with potential for renewal, to begin in August 2017. Responsibilities introductory physics courses for science, engineering and non-science majors. Courses will typically include laboratory instruction. Depending on the candidate's interest, responsibilities can also include significant emphasis on science outreach, laboratory development and laboratory coordination. Teaching assignments may include day, evening, and/or online classes as needed. The successful candidate will participate in course development, advise students and provide career guidance, participate in campus, university, and community service activities, and demonstrate currency in Physics discipline scholarship. Candidate must have a Master's in Physics (PhD preferred) or a closely related discipline. Professional experience and evidence of effective college-level teaching, with instructional use of technology, and hybrid/online teaching is desired. Applicants must provide a letter of application including a description of teaching approach and a current vita. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. An ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the university is required. Penn State Fayette is committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus. Candidates who can contribute to this imperative are encouraged to apply.

Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/69405

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


FT at Mississippi School for Math and Science

Columbus, MS
Faculty - Science - Physics
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$54,587 to $57,859 USD Per Year
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is accepting applications for a faculty position in Physics for the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach advanced courses in the area of expertise. The ability and expertise to teach courses in multiple areas is desirable. Final teaching assignments will depend upon student needs. Because of the unique nature of MSMS and its mission, all faculty and staff members are expected to provide state and national leadership in their respective areas of expertise.

Application Information

Amber Lynn Moore
Executive Director
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science
Email Address:

FT at Community College of Allegheny County

Physics Instructor (Reg FT 10 month, with benefits)

Community College of Allegheny County

General Summary:
The primary responsibilities of the faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. To meet these responsibilities, faculty must remain knowledgeable about advances in their disciplines, in learning theory, and in pedagogy. Faculty portfolios will include contributions and program development and show evidence of ongoing professional development.

Work location and additional information:
Applicants must electronically attach scanable unofficial transcripts when applying to this posting. This position will remain open until filled. However, in order to ensure consideration for an interview, please submit your completed application, cover letter and resume by no later than March 6, 2017. The College cannot guarantee that application materials received after this date will be considered or reviewed. There are two positions available: South Campus 1750 Clairton Road West Mifflin, PA 15122 North Campus 8701 Perry Highway Pittsburgh, PA 15237 These are regular full-time tenure-track instructor-level 10 month positions with benefits.

Campus: College Wide

Days and Hours (for hourly position):

Job Specifications:
Master's degree or doctorate in physics, physical science or closely related field required.

Applicants are expected to utilize best practices and innovation, maintain high standards of competence in the discipline and teaching methodologies, the ability to retain students and work with a diverse student population and have strong communication skills. Degrees must be from an accredited institution.

Job Duties:
1. The primary responsibilities of faculty are to teach and to develop the curriculum. Prepare and provide students with course outlines that support learning objectives set forth in the course syllabus. Develop and measure learning outcomes. Assess student performance and maintain grade records.
2. Create an effective learning environment through the use of a variety of instructional methods.
3. Collaborate in the development and continued assessment of learning outcomes for use in program reviews and curriculum revision.
4. Work with other program and/or discipline faculty to complete scheduled program reviews and to use the findings to revise the curriculum.
5. Participate in appropriate professional development activities to assure currency in both discipline, knowledge and instructional methods.
6. Participate in department/discipline, division, campus, and college meetings and committees.
7. Participate in college projects, surveys, studies, and reports that relate to the discipline or program.
8. Collaborate in the development of program and/or discipline promotional materials.
9. Maintain five office hours each week.
10. Support the college's goals.
11. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Job Category: Faculty/Counselor/Librarian/Ed Tech

Job Type: Full-time

Department: Physics

Job Open Date: 02-17-2017

Job Close Date:

All applicants must apply online at: http://www.ccacjobs.com. The College's online application system will allow you to complete a college application, apply online, answer screening questions, and attach a resume, cover letter and other documents.

FT at Texas Southmost College

FLSA: Exempt
Category: Full-Time Faculty
Position Length: Full-time
Job Summary
Faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Texas Southmost College's (TSC) mission, vision, values and goals of providing a quality education, within a fully digital learning environment, for all students enrolled at the College. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator of learning. Faculty members are responsible to the College President through a chain of command and accountable to the College's policies and procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Strive for continual improvement of student success by planning an optimal learning environment; providing high quality instruction and advising; participating in the development of learning outcomes and in the assessment of students as well as of self and applied teaching techniques in order to increase effectiveness; and engaging in ongoing professional development.
  • Manage learning environments by ensuring that accurate syllabi are developed that incorporate college, departmental, and instructor requirements; maintaining attendance records, submitting grades, and providing constructive feedback as well as other relevant information to students throughout the semester; and conducting classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribed meeting schedule.
  • Deliver effective instruction by assuming primary responsibility for curriculum development in conjunction with the College's policies and procedures, ensuring both rigor and the quality of instruction; by considering individual differences of students in order to design and support a range of appropriate learning activities; by using the College's digital learning solution to meet the objectives of courses; and by communicating clearly to students the expectations concerning the use of the College's digital learning solution and other available technologies.
  • Enhance the student's learning experience by integrating concrete, real-life situations into learning experiences to encourage critical thinking, interdisciplinary skills and teamwork; by employing methods that develop student understanding of discipline-specific thinking, practices and procedures, as well as interdisciplinary applications, to create academic literacy; and by working with students and employers in occupational settings as required by or appropriate to the academic discipline.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the College in the construction and continuous improvement of measurable learning outcomes to include the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) core curriculum objectives and additional Texas Southmost College's objectives.
  • Assess student learning by designing assessments that measure or demonstrate student growth; by sequencing learning opportunities throughout advising, courses and programs to build student understanding and knowledge; and by aligning assessment with learning opportunities.
  • Promote continual improvement as part of the cycle of teaching and learning by developing and revising curriculum as needed; using defined student learning outcomes to plan, develop, document and evaluate the effectiveness of teaching activities; participating in TSC's institutional effectiveness program including the preparation and evaluations of Student Outcomes Assessment Plans (SOAPs); completing all mandatory performance evaluation measures within specified time limits; sharing best practices with colleagues in formal and informal settings; and participating in instructional, departmental or institutional research to improve educational effectiveness.
  • Support learning through student engagement by creating a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active and collaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, student and faculty interaction, and support for learners.
  • Maintain a learning-centered environment by being available to students during posted office hours.
  • Support student learning by making students aware of and referring them to the appropriate student and academic support services available at the College.
  • Pursue professional development by staying current in academic fields, e.g., belonging to professional societies, reading discipline-specific journals, studying pedagogy, attending conferences, or making presentations; maintaining required professional credentials, licensing, and continuing education hours as disciplinary standards dictate; engaging in professional education which enhances both disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge, e.g., by taking graduate courses or internal classes offered by the College or professional development organizations; and contributing to the academic discipline through research of publication or other endeavors as appropriate.
  • Participate collegially in department, discipline-specific, college, and community service activities by serving on and playing an active role in department, discipline-specific, or college committees; participating in service through appropriate discipline-specific organizations, educational organizations, statewide boards/committees, and community activities.
  • Accept and teach classes based on varied schedules (morning, afternoon, evening and weekends) to accommodate diverse student needs and external stakeholders' expectations of the College, and accept assignments as necessary at other sites such as for dual credit courses, as specified by designated supervisor.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity toward, and respect for, the myriad of diversities represented in the student population, colleagues and service area.
  • Attend the workplace regularly, report to work punctually and follow a work schedule to keep up with the demands of the worksite (which may be on campus or at an off-site location).
  • Understand that working hours may include evenings or weekends.
  • Use interpersonal skills and makes sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed between coworkers, the supervisory chain, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
  • Complete all required training and professional development sessions sponsored by the College.
  • Support the values and institutional goals as defined in the College's Strategic Plan.
  • Complete duties and responsibilities in compliance with college standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to the mission of the community college.
  • Strong, demonstrated commitment to quality teaching, student success and student completion.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the academic and instructional functions of the College.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development, assessment and revision.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in developing and monitoring student learning outcomes and student assessment strategies.
  • General knowledge of the role of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Excellent teaching, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Skill in working effectively in a team environment with a customer service focus.
  • Ability to use technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with students, college employees and the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; and effectively present information.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and completion.
  • Proficient in the use of technology in the teaching and learning processes and a willingness to continuously enhance the teaching and learning processes through the use of technology.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to work independently with little direction.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and extensive confidential data.
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to lead, instruct, handle a large variety of details and to work with all levels of organization.
  • Ability to perform and excel in a high-tech all-digital environment.
  • Proficient in the use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software and use of the Internet to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others.
  • High level of energy and good sense of humor with the capacity for extraordinary time and effort demands.
Required Education and Experience To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education and experience required.
  • Faculty teaching general education courses or teaching associate degree courses designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree require a Master's degree in the teaching discipline or a Master's degree with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline, from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in enhancing the student's learning experience by integrating a variety of methods and strategies into the teaching process and maintaining a learning-centered environment.
  • Experience in collaborating with colleagues across the College in the construction and continuous improvement of measurable learning outcomes.
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Teaching experience in a comprehensive community college setting.
Certificates and Licensures None required.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Notes: The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Posting Number: 2017583TSC Open Date: 02/10/2017
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Please note: Official transcripts are only required if recommended for hire.
Official transcripts shall be sent directly from the issuing institution to the College District's Office of Human Resources and must include documentation of all credit earned, including the education requirements that specifically qualifies the applicant for the position. The address to send all transcripts is:
Texas Southmost College
Office of Human Resources
80 Fort Brown, Tandy 105
Brownsville, Texas 78520
For eTranscripts please use email address: lissa.frausto@tsc.edu.
The College District recognizes equivalent credits and degrees earned from foreign universities. The equivalency shall be determined by translation and evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For more information please visit: www.naces.org

FT at Jackson State Community College

Job Summary:
The Assistant Professor will perform day-to-day operations of the instructional programs in STEM related disciplines including physics, engineering, physical science, engineering technology, or math. Faculty member will also provide advisement to students, participate in college committees and campus activities and develop coursework as needed. The teaching assignment may include online classes, evening classes and teaching at off-campus locations. The instructor is responsible for the success of the teaching/learning process within the classroom. JSCC has one full-time 9 month term position available.

  • Teach courses as scheduled.
  • Maintain regular office hours as set by the college.
  • Prepare Master Course Syllabi.
  • Serve on college committees when elected or appointed.
  • Provide a grade evaluation on each student's performance in a fashion and frequency required by the college.
  • Make recommendations to the Dean or their designee regarding curriculum additions, deletions or revisions.
  • Participate in course and program level assessment activities.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous quality improvement in student instruction and professional role development.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the community college concept and team management principles.
  • Master's degree or higher plus eighteen (18) graduate credit hours in physics and/or related field from an accredited institution.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in physics or engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Prior teaching experience in higher education, preferably at a community college.
  • Familiarity with the mission and role of the community college in higher education.
  • Ability to work with diverse students including non-traditional students and Dual Enrolled high school students.
  • Recent industrial and/or manufacturing experience.
  • The salary is calculated using the candidate's highest degree obtained and prior experience. The minimum pay for this nine-month contract (Master's Degree with no prior experience) would be $43,579.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

FT at College of Coastal Georgia

The School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Physics within the department of Natural Sciences. This appointment is expected to begin August 1, 2017. This position is an academic year (10 month) appointment.
The successful candidate will have a broad background in Physics. Responsibilities include teaching, coordinating, and revising courses in calculus-based Physics, algebra-based Physics, and other physical science courses, as needed (including interdisciplinary science courses for education). Other responsibilities include advising and participation in departmental and college committees. The candidate will be expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching, a commitment to professional development, and to serving students in a collegiate setting. The candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with others and be willing to teach both day and evening courses at the Brunswick campus or Camden Center location as needed.
  • M.S. in Physics
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Physics.
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactorily pass a MVR check.
  • ABD or Ph.D. in Physics or related field.
  • Recent experience teaching undergraduate physics courses for 12 months or more.

Ft at the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Requisition Number:

Regular / Temporary: Temporary
Full / Part Time: Full-Time

Appointment Duration / End Date:
2017-18 academic year (with possible extension) Department
CSM-Physics (115500)
College / Division
CSM-College of Science & Math
Salary Range
Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Pay Plan
Academic Year
Position Description
PHYSICS DEPARTMENT, FULL-TIME LECTURER. The Physics Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA is seeking to hire one or more Full-Time Lecturers for academic year 2017-2018 (with possible extension) to begin September 7, 2017. Primary duties and responsibilities are to teach undergraduate physics (and possibly astronomy) lecture and lab courses.
Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills
A Ph.D. in physics or astronomy (or a closely related field with a strong physics background) is required. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed before September 7, 2017.
Preferred Qualifications / Skills
Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of (or potential for) excellence in teaching. Candidates in all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.
Special Conditions (Staff)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.
Pre-Employment Conditions (Staff)
Background / Fingerprint
Benefits Eligible
Job Open Date
Review Begin Date
Internal Recruitment Only
Projected Start Date (Faculty Only)
Department Information (Faculty)
The Physics Department has approximately 45 faculty, whose primary function is teaching undergraduate physics courses to students in technical disciplines. We offer programs of study leading to Bachelor Degrees in Physics, with approximately 200 majors currently enrolled. We also offer courses in astronomy, geology, geophysics, and oceanography.

FT at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks applications to fill a one-year, visiting, full-time position beginning Fall 2017 with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The competitive candidates will be able to teach physics effectively at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The instructional assignment may include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Physics offered at the college including Conceptual Physics, Algebra and Calculus based Introductory Physics, as well as upper level courses for majors.

Our department strives to provide a challenging yet supportive environment for our enthusiastic students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, and a commitment to creative instruction in a variety of settings, including lecture, informal problem solving workshops, one-on-one interactions, and laboratory. Nebraska Wesleyan University values "personal attention to students".

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an independent Methodist liberal arts university of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Lincoln, Nebraska. The University's steadfast commitment to putting learning into action through internships, study abroad, service learning and collaborative research has yielded tremendous outcomes for students and alumni.

  • Master's degree in Physics or related discipline required, Ph.D. preferred
  • Experience with teaching a variety of physics lecture courses and labs
  • Willingness to offer office hours and/or availability to students outside of scheduled lecture and labs
  • Demonstrated commitment to student academic achievement
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
How to Apply:
To apply, please send cover letter, resume/CV, sample syllabus and three professional letters of reference. A statement of teaching philosophy is optional. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Maria Harder at mharder@nebrwesleyan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Teaching Specialist at University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is inviting applications for a Teaching Specialist in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2017.

Required: Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Physics or Astronomy Education, or a closely related field; record of excellence in teaching college-level General Physics & Astronomy courses; excellent organizational and leadership skills; ability to work well with students, faculty, and administrators; and demonstrated written communication skills.

For a complete announcement and to apply online go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/8074BR.

A complete online application includes the following materials: on-line application; C.V.; cover letter that addresses relevant teaching, leadership, and organizational experience; teaching statement; statement of research interests and skills related to pedagogy; transcript copy if degree has been obtained in the last five years; and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Prof. Chris Fischer at shark@ku.edu or mailed to the Department of Physics & Astronomy, 1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 1082, Malott Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA. Initial review of applications will begin April 1st, 2017, and will continue as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

Application Information

Prof. Chris Fischer
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Kansas
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

FT at Garden City Community College

This is a full-time, 172-day contract position under the direction of the Dean of Academics. The primary assignment is to provide instructional services and learning facilitation for students in the Science Division by offering a variety of physics and/or related courses.

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:
  • Teaching assigned day and/or evening courses using lecture, lab, hands-on demonstration, cooperative learning, and other methods in on-campus or at off-campus outreach locations. Courses are offered in accordance with established standards and course syllabi. Position will require teaching math classes.
  • Providing individual and small group learning, diagnostic assessment of students, and identification of appropriate learning materials.
  • Participating in course and curriculum design, student advisement, program review and college committees as required to maintain and improve the learning program.
  • Participating in the operation of computer and other labs and providing direction and help to students and student assistants.
  • Remaining current in subject matter and in the techniques most effective to promote student learning.
  • Participating in staff and college meetings and contributing through appropriate committee assignments.
  • Performing other relevant tasks as assigned.
Personal and Professional Qualities
  • Strong commitment to quality teaching, student learning and academic excellence.
  • Learner-centered, able to lead the learning process, to inspire, motivate, and help students to succeed.
  • Appreciation and respect for the student role, contribution and responsibility in the learning process.
  • Commitment to develop learning outcomes and design alternative approaches to learning.
  • Ability and willingness to apply knowledge of academic or occupational areas in designing strategies related to learning outcomes.
  • Commitment to integrate new technologies and strategies into the learning process.
  • Commitment to using technologies and instructional support resources to address unique needs of each learner.
  • Intellectual and ethical qualities, which evoke confidence and respect.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, openness to change, willingness to experiment and innovate.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds and needs of community college students.
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.


A master's degree in Physics or Physics Education OR a master's degree and 18 graduate hours in Physics.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency as evidenced by:
  • Community college teaching experience at multiple skill levels.
  • Experience teaching physics in other than community college settings.
  • Industry experience in applying physics in real world settings.
  • Ability to teach astronomy and/or math courses.
  • Ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of computer assisted learning strategies in physics.
  • Commitment to the discipline through involvement in professional organizations and activities.
Physical Requirements

Ability to stand and sit for extended periods; speak and hear clearly in group settings and at distances of 30 feet; maintain physical mobility, alertness, and composure; utilize appropriate presentation materials and equipment; and transport self and equipment to various campus/community/area sites as needed.

Employment Conditions


Based on the minimum and/or desirable qualifications. Placement on the salary schedule is based on verification of experience, relevant degrees and upper division/graduate course work.

Extensive Benefit Package
  • Health care/hospitalization coverage for employees and eligible dependents (up to $525 paid monthly by Trustees toward premium cost).
  • Prescription drug program and limited dental program as part of health care plan.
  • Paid sick leave-12 days annually, accumulates to 90 days total.
  • Retirement coverage through Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS).
  • TIAA 403-b employer retirement plan.
  • Free GCCC tuition for employee, spouse and minor dependents.
  • Free pass for employee, spouse and immediate family members to most college-sponsored events.
  • IRS Section 125 cafeteria salary reduction plan to purchase nontaxable health insurance, medical expense reimbursement, and dependent care reimbursement.
  • Free use of Super Circuit facilities for employee.
Term of Employment

This is a full-time position, 172-day faculty contract, bargaining unit position, beginning with the Fall Semester of the 207-2018 academic year.

Application Process

Application and information are available at www.gcccks.edu or contact:

Human Resources

Garden City Community College

801 Campus Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

620-276-0362, Fax 620-276-9573

Email: hr@gcccks.edu

Applications must be completed in detail and clearly show that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications as set forth in the vacancy notice.

Each applicant must submit an application package, which includes:
  • Letter of application, not to exceed five pages, which briefly states how applicant specifically fits the Faculty Profile of Personal and Professional Qualities and demonstrates past use of these qualities.
  • Completed college employment application.
  • Detailed resume summarizing educational preparation and experience.
  • Copies of all collegiate transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable for selection process).
  • Up to three current professional reference letters or a placement file containing up to three letters of recommendation. Letters must be no more than two years old, signed and dated, and from persons having first-hand knowledge of applicant's professional qualities. Letters should address how the applicant's qualifications and experience relate to the position.

Only applications that are complete and fully address how the applicant meets ALL minimum qualifications will be considered for possible interview.

The college retains all materials submitted in the application process. Failure to submit all required application materials will result in the applicant not being considered for the position. Submission of application and related materials is the applicant's responsibility.

All application materials are subject to verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.

Application materials become the property of Garden City Community College and will not be returned. Application files for this position will not be considered for future openings.

Current employees should be aware that materials from their personnel files will not be included as part of the application packet, and they need to submit a complete application.

Selection Process
The screening committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the vacancy notice and reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview. Interviews are usually conducted on the Garden City Community College campus by an interview committee. Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required. Travel costs related to all interviews will be borne by the applicant.

For more information, please contact :

Sara Koehn, PHR, SHRM-CP

Director of Human Resources



TT at Colorado Mesa University

Assistant Professor of Physics
Colorado Mesa University

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility of the position is teaching undergraduate physics courses, including freshman-level service courses and laboratories and upper division courses for physics majors. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. A successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a research program, involve undergraduate students in research, participate in developing the physics program, perform departmental and university service and advise students. Teaching may involve online, hybrid and/or distance delivery modalities. For more information, visit the department website at www.coloradomesa.edu/physics.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Ph.D. from an accredited institution in physics or a closely related discipline by August 15, 2017. Must possess effectiveness in teaching, an enthusiasm for working with and an ability to inspire undergraduate students, and effective communication skills.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Postdoctoral teaching and/or research experience preferred.
While candidates from all areas of physics will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with backgrounds in experimental physics or biophysics.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, tenure-track position, beginning August 2017

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by March 15, 2017.

Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current CV or resume, a statement of teaching and research interests, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), three letters of recommendation, one of whom is a current or previous supervisor, and the following completed forms:

Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Email to CMUJobs@coloradomesa.edu. Please put the search name in the subject line to ensure that your materials are forwarded to the appropriate search file. Electronic application materials must be submitted as a .pdf or Word document (no size limit). Electronic materials submitted in any other format will not be accepted. Please do not copy and paste application materials into the body of your email; send materials as attachments.

Or mail to:
Assistant Professor of Physics Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is a primarily undergraduate state institution, and offers a four-year B.S. in Physics degree. The university and physics program aim to provide excellent undergraduate education and foster close interaction between undergraduate students and faculty. For more information about the physics program, see www.coloradomesa.edu/physics.

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Part-Time Position at Georgia Gwinnett College

Job Category:

Department:   Physics - 4003010150
Division:   Academic Affairs
Position Status:   Part-Time

Opened Date:
02/06/2017 Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcript 1, Unofficial Transcript 2
Position Statement:
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC's innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.
GGC is seeking candidates for the position of part-time Physics Faculty for future semester terms. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Science and Technology this position teaches college-level introductory Physics courses. This position also reviews, evaluates and recommends student learning materials, and evaluates students to measure their progress in achieving institutional and course goals.
Commensurate with education and experience.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Physics or related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population of students.
  • Doctorate degree (Ph.D.)
  • College or University teaching experience.
Position Disclosure:
Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Georgia is an open records state. Physical Requirements
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.
Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

FT at Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks applications to fill a one-year, visiting, full-time position beginning Fall 2017 with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The competitive candidates will be able to teach physics effectively at all levels of the undergraduate curriculum. The instructional assignment may include, but are not limited to, teaching courses in all levels of Physics offered at the college including Conceptual Physics, Algebra and Calculus based Introductory Physics, as well as upper level courses for majors.

Our department strives to provide a challenging yet supportive environment for our enthusiastic students. We seek candidates with a demonstrated enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching, and a commitment to creative instruction in a variety of settings, including lecture, informal problem solving workshops, one-on-one interactions, and laboratory. Nebraska Wesleyan University values "personal attention to students".

Nebraska Wesleyan University is an independent Methodist liberal arts university of approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Lincoln, Nebraska. The University's steadfast commitment to putting learning into action through internships, study abroad, service learning and collaborative research has yielded tremendous outcomes for students and alumni.

  • Master's degree in Physics or related discipline required, Ph.D. preferred
  • Experience with teaching a variety of physics lecture courses and labs
  • Willingness to offer office hours and/or availability to students outside of scheduled lecture and labs
  • Demonstrated commitment to student academic achievement
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituents
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
How to Apply:
To apply, please send cover letter, resume/CV, sample syllabus and three professional letters of reference. A statement of teaching philosophy is optional. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Maria Harder at mharder@nebrwesleyan.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Information

Postal Address:
Maria Harder
Human Resources
Nebraska Wesleyan University
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
Email Address:

FT at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Category: Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted: 02/20/2017
Application Due: 03/19/2017
Type: Full Time
Salary: $56,735 to $70,235 USD Per Year
Do you thrive in an academic learning environment? Are you a leader in your field who could bring new ideas and experiences to the classroom setting? If so, then Kalamazoo Valley Community College may have the ideal opportunity for you.

KVCC is seeking an experienced Physics instructor to fill a full-time, tenure-track position. Courses range from conceptual physics through engineering physics. Individuals should be familiar with a variety of instructional strategies, possess knowledge of different learning styles, and have an understanding of the community college philosophy.

Duties will include teaching day and evening courses, assisting in developing curriculum, and participating in departmental and college activities.

The position is slated to begin August 30, 2017 and is contingent upon final Board approval and funding.

Friday, February 17, 2017

PER postdoc position at Cornell University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in physics education in the Physics Department at Cornell University. The successful candidate will participate in the redesign and evaluation of the introductory physics labs supported by a Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences Active Learning Initiative grant held by the physics department.

Job description:
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of the physics labs in two introductory calculus-based course sequences (engineering and honors). They will work with a faculty committee to develop and refine learning goals and associated lab activities. They will also work with Dr. Holmes and student researchers to assess the program through development, implementation, and analysis of surveys and other assessments, interviews, focus groups, and in-lab observations. They will participate in developing manuals and training materials for instructors and teaching assistants to be propagated between instructors over time.

The candidate will work with a team of faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers involved in the program. The candidate will also work with the new Cornell Physics Education Research Lab.

Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Start date: By Fall 2017
Time commitment: Prefer full-time, but will be flexible for the right candidate
Length of appointment: Annual contracts renewable up to 3 years

Preferred qualifications include any of the following:
  • Ph.D. in physics, physics education research, or closely related field
  • Experience with relevant literature and education research methods
  • Experience with experimental physics also an asset
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and also to work independently
  • Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills
  • Experience with curriculum development, teaching assistant training, or faculty development
  • Enthusiasm to learn (because this project will involve many moving pieces that require integrating and applying many different research areas, ability to grow surpasses extensive experience in any one of the above areas)

To apply:
Submit a CV, cover letter, a brief teaching and research statement including the candidate’s relevant background and interest in physics or science education research, and the names and email contacts of three professional references to Dr. Natasha Holmes at ngholmes@cornell.edu.

Please also contact Dr. Holmes with any questions.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Part-Time at College of Lake County

Posting Number: F00218

Department: Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Division

Job Summary Teach transfer level Physics courses either at the Grayslake Campus, or at the Southlake Campus.
Required Qualification:
  • M.S. Degree in Physics or Physics Education
Desired Qualifications
  • Teaching experience in physics at the High School or post-secondary level.
Posting Date: 02/14/2017

Closing Date: 06/30/2017

Special Instructions Summary Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes. Selected applicants will be contacted by the academic department when an opening is anticipated.
Pay Rate: Per adjunct contract.


Location: Grayslake

Total Hours per week: Per teaching schedule.

Work Schedule Following individual section schedule. Courses offered both day and evenings. Individual sections normally meet two to three times per week.
EEO Statement The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Adjunct Position at North Carolina Central University

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Mathematics and Physics within the College of Arts and Sciences promotes North Carolina Central University's commitment to excellence in instruction, research, and service offering programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science degree each in mathematics and in physics. The Department has a teaching and research agenda that fosters computational and technological literacy, critical analysis and analytical thinking; and effective communication of scientific ideas through writing and presentation to develop essential skills that students need for productive careers as scientists, academicians, entrepreneurs and professional leaders.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Department now offers an Engineering Physics Concentration to its Physics degree and 3-plus-2 dual degree programs in Mathematics/Physics and Engineering in collaboration with NC State. The current dual degree programs are: (1) B.S in Physics from NCCU and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from NC State; (2) B.S in Physics from NCCU and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from NC State. In addition, the department was recently approved to offer Mathematics with Computational and Engineering Mathematics (CEMA), and Physics with Engineering Physics (EPHY).

The purpose of this Mathematics/Physics-Engineering Academic Advisor and Instructor is to assist in delivery of a "holistic" approach to assuring retention through providing multiple strategies of academic support to and enrichment and research and work opportunities for Mathematics/Physics-Engineering students at NCCU.

The position also implements and coordinates summer bridge and other summer enrichment programs and activities for incoming and continuing engineering students at NCCU.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Thorough understanding of the goals and objectives of the NCCU Mathematics/Physics-Engineering Academic programs
  • Substantive knowledge of academic program procedures, methods, and practices
  • Ability to select, train, and supervise undergraduate and graduate students mentors and tutors
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates
  • Ability to record, compile, summarize, and analyze data
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas
  • Ability to function independently of regular supervision
  • Ability to provide instruction in introductory physics or mathematics, using evidence-based or research-based pedagogical strategies.
Minimum Education/Experience

Master's degree in Physics, Mathematics, or related Engineering; and 5 years of experience delivering support services in a STEM educational setting.

Faculty Lecturer, The University of Arizona

The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Lecturer position. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, and may be renewed on a yearly basis depending on availability of funds and performance. The position will most likely involve teaching two or three physics courses each semester. Salary is commensurate with experience and contingent upon sufficient course enrollment.
Candidates should have experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and deliver lectures.
  • Prepare, assign, and handle the grading of appropriate assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Be available to answer student questions outside of class for a minimum of four hours per week.
  • Effectively manage assigned Teaching Assistants in handling work associated with the courses.
  • Assist with advising and mentoring undergraduate students.
  • Candidate may be assigned to some departmental committees.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Physics.
  • Experience teaching at the University level.
  • Teaching and/or work experience with equipment relevant to the subject.
  • Experience with the techniques and topics central to the understanding of Physics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach fundamentals of Physics.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate students.
  • Dedication to enhancing the undergraduate experience.
  • Knowledge of the results of physics education research.
Internal Number: F20872

Sunday, February 12, 2017

FT at Weatherford College

Primary duties include teaching courses in the approved discipline, recruiting and advising students, and serving on committees. Responsible for developing and updating curriculum, textbook, equipment selection and instructional materials. Maintain familiarity with and adhere to College policies and procedures. Provide instruction and an effective learning environment to facilitate student acquisition of the specific learning outcomes identified in the master syllabi of the assigned courses.

Must meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) academic, oral and written English proficiency requirements. Must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes.

Required Education
Must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) credential standards which normally include a Master's degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the teaching discipline.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

FT at Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College (LCCC) is seeking applicants for a temporary full-time faculty position in the department of Physics within the division of Science and Mathematics. LCCC is seeking innovative student-centered instructors who place student academic achievement and success as top priorities. The teaching assignments may include lecture and lab sections of Physical Science, Physics for Allied Health, Algebra-based Physics, Calculus-based Physics and other courses as assigned. The standard teaching responsibility is a minimum of 15 credits per semester in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Qualifications: Candidates must have at least a master's degree in Physics or related discipline (Ph.D. strongly preferred). College teaching experience is desired along with experience in distance learning and interactive classroom technologies. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and innovative approaches to active learning. Commitment to undergraduate research mentoring and evidence of continued professional development and teaching effectiveness is expected. Experience working in multicultural environments and with diverse student populations is preferred. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applicants selected for interview will be asked to deliver a short presentation demonstrating their teaching skills and their ability to integrate technology into the learning process.

Starting salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary is supported by a comprehensive fringe benefits package. Position pending budget approval by the Board. Starting date is August 2017.

Qualified applicants interested in this position should complete an online LCCC Employment Application at www.lorainccc.edu/employment. The complete application file should include: a cover letter detailing area(s) of expertise, an updated curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial college transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), the contact information of three professional references (student, peer, or supervisor feedback), and a professional statement. All can be uploaded to the online application. Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Paper application forms and documents may also be submitted by forwarding materials to the Human Resources Office, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio 44035. Candidate selected will be required to complete a background check prior to being hired.

NTT at Minnesota State University Mankato

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 02/08/17
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 13, 2017.
POSITION: Nine-Month Fixed Term Appointment*
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 14, 2017
The successful candidate will teach introductory physics courses and labs at the algebra and calculus-based level. Typical teaching load is 24 credits per year. He or she will also be expected to participate in the functioning of the department and to serve as a mentor to students outside the classroom.
  • MS Degree in Physics (Conferred on an official transcript at the time of application.)
  • Interest and ability to teach college level introductory physics courses, including labs.
  • PhD Degree in Physics.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching physics at the college level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at: http://www.mnsu.edu.
  • Please note that this is a fixed-term (non-tenure track) appointment. A fixed-term appointment is an appointment for a limited period of time and is to be used only when the position to be filled is clearly of a temporary nature or when a permanent position needs to be filled for a temporary period. Fixed-term employment terminates at the end of the appointment period and carries no implication for future employment.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or directly at: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/jobopp.html. A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Contact information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
Paul Eskridge, Search Committee Chair
Physics and Astronomy
Minnesota State University, Mankato
TN 141 Trafton Science Center, North
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 5073891840
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Fax: 5073891095
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