Thursday, December 27, 2018

STEM Education Summer research positions for students at University of Oslo

Summer research positions
Summer research positions to undergraduate and Master’s students who are interested in STEM Education and data analytics.

The University of Oslo’s Center for Computing in Science Education (CCSE) is pleased to offer summer research positions to undergraduate and Master’s students who are interested in STEM Education and data analytics.

This summer program will provide opportunities for students to engage in cleaning, analyzing, and modeling educational data, which could provide insights into teaching and learning outcomes, degree attainment, and other important educational outcomes.

The work is supported by CCSE in collaboration with the Learning Machines Lab ( and is supervised by Profs. Danny Caballero and Anders Malthe-Sørenssen.

Students who are accepted into the program will be offered relocation expenses and a modest stipend. The program will run from 17 June 2019 to 16 August 2019.

If you have any questions please forward them to Danny Caballero at

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TT/T (LPSoE/LSE) Physics Lecturer, University of California Santa Barbara

Tenure-Track/Tenured Teaching Faculty Position - Department of Physics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an open level teaching faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (tenure-track) or Lecturer with Security of Employment (tenured) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Physics Department seeks to hire a colleague committed to a career of leadership in its program for undergraduate physics majors, as well as to excellence in teaching a range of courses for budding physicists, other science students, and engineers. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.
With close to 800 majors, UCSB’s undergraduate physics program is among the largest in the country and continues to grow rapidly. This dynamic environment provides many opportunities for change and innovation. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) of leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Further information about physics at UCSB and our beautiful oceanside campus can be found at
Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching related tasks for lower and upper division courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. Clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service and research as appropriate to the position.
Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: 

• Cover letter 

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of teaching

• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 -5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website
Teaching evaluations and a statement of contributions to outreach and diversity are also welcome, but not required.
Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Instructor Position - Michigan State Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University seeks to fill a non-tenure-track instructor position beginning Fall 2019. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (12 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory physics courses and development of studio physics formats. The course load will typically be two sections per semester with additional teaching-related responsibilities. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The position requires an advanced degree (a Master's and/or PhD degree) in physics or physics education.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
* Outstanding teaching and mentoring skills in physics, physics education, or related areas
* Strong knowledge of physics content and experimental physics practice
* An ability to work in a collaborative teaching environment with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty
* Experience teaching in interactive engagement and/or active learning environments

The candidate will have opportunity to work the Physics Education Research Lab at MSU ( on teaching and learning projects as interest and needs overlap.

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences to (posting number 548675). In addition, applicants should provide names and contact information for three references who may be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professors Danny Caballero and/or Stuart Tessmer, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, instructorsearch2018(at)

Monday, November 26, 2018

NTT Assistant Professor - Physics Education Specialist, James Madison University VA

Position Details

Position Information
Working TitleAssistant Professor - Physics Education Specialist
Position Number8107
Posting NumberF1226
Position TypeInstructional Faculty - Full Time
Position StatusFull Time
College/DivisionCollege of Science and Mathematics
Department100032 - Physics Department
Pay RateCommensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position?No
Is this a grant-funded position?No
Position Summary Information
About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
General Information
The James Madison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a renewable-term, physics education specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2019.
Our department is interested in candidates who are committed toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We strive to be a leading undergraduate physics and astronomy department by building a research-active and student-centered program. The department has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 110 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. Additional information is available online at http:///
Duties and Responsibilities
The physics education specialist will work with the JMU Science and Mathematics Learning Center and others on campus to improve student success and retention in our introductory courses.
Candidates must have relevant experience in physics education, and a commitment to improving student success for a diverse population of students. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is preferred. The ability to work with our existing efforts to increase the production of secondary level physics teachers and the ability to develop scholarly research questions based on student success in physics will also be considered as positive factors.
Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Date10/19/2018
Beginning Review Date12/01/2018
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Proposed Starting Date08/25/2019
EEO Statement
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.
Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.
The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically
You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.
Minimum Reference(s) Required3
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
Additional Posting Information
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018. To apply, visit or go to and reference posting number F1226. Candidates will complete the application and include a cover letter, current CV, and statement of teaching philosophy which includes your vision of how to improve student success in physics.
JMU’s Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    1. * How did you learn about this position?
      • Charlottesville Daily Progress
      • Chronicle of Higher Education
      • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
      • Employee Referral
      • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
      • Hispanic Outlook
      • INSIGHT Into Diversity
      • JMU JobLink
      • Job Fair
      • NCAA
      • Northern Virginia Daily
      • Nuevas Raices
      • Other Referral
      • Phone Inquiry
      • Radio
      • Richmond Times Dispatch
      • Roanoke Times
      • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
      • US Military Pipeline
      • VA Jobs Website
      • VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)
      • Walk-in
      • Washington Post
      • Winchester Star
      • Other
    2. * If you selected a source above please type "N/A" in the following box. If you selected "Other" please indicate where you heard about the position.
      (Open Ended Question)

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    FT Lecturer, Saginaw Valley State University, MI   

    Position Information
    Job TitleLecturer, Physics  
    Division/CollegeAcademic Affairs/College of Science, Engineering & Technology  
    Employee GroupFaculty  
    Employee StatusFull Time  
    Work Schedule 
    Job SummaryJOB SUMMARY:

    The Physics Department at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a Lecturer of Physics position starting Fall of 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory freshman and sophomore courses and laboratory courses in physics as well as general education courses such as astronomy, meteorology and geology. The teaching responsibilities will total approximately 12 contact hours per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform departmental service. A strong preference will be shown for candidates with college level teaching experience and with demonstrated ability to teach general education courses in astronomy and/or meteorology and/or geology.  
    Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Candidates for this position must have a master's degree in Physics or a closely related field.  
    Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    College level teaching experience and demonstrated ability to teach general education courses in astronomy and/or meteorology and/or geology.  
    Additional Information:Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  
    Required DocumentsCover Letter
    Curriculum Vitae  
    Special Instructions to ApplicantsUnofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

    Applicants MUST apply online:

    Please include the following:

    Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)  
    Date Posted:11-08-2018  
    Posting Ends:Open Until Filled
    Quicklink for  
    About SVSUSaginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

    SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.

    More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,  

    T/TT in PER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    The Department of Physics invites applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Physics Education Research, beginning as early as August 16, 2019. The PER group at the University of Illinois Department benefits from its full integration in the physics department, and the ability to work with outstanding students at all levels. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, have a strong record of publication, and to lead a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of the field. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 25, 2018. Please visit to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. 

    The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    Monday, October 29, 2018

    NTT Assistant Teaching Professor, Georgetown University, DC

    Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Physics, Georgetown University

    The Department of Physics at Georgetown University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-line renewable faculty appointment beginning Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching, physics education research (PER), and curriculum development and assessment in support of pedagogical initiatives in the department.

    Georgetown Physics has been an early implementer of many PER methods, including Tutorials in Introductory Physics. Current projects include development of innovative courses for non-science students, integration of computation into the physics curriculum, and novel use of technology in the classroom.

    Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in teaching with evidence of teaching effectiveness, in physics education research, and in engaging students of diverse backgrounds. The Department of Physics is committed to creating an inclusive environment for learning and research, and it welcomes applicants who will contribute to this goal.

    A complete application includes a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s training, professional experiences, and career goals as they pertain to this position, a CV, a statement describing commitment to innovative teaching practices, a statement of physics education research plans, a statement describing activities and goals for diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications must be submitted via AcademicJobsOnline, Review of applications will begin on December 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

    Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

    Friday, October 26, 2018

    Academic Administrator, Office of Instructional Development, UCLA

    UCLA's Office of Instructional Development will be hiring an Academic Administrator to orchestrate the assessment and potential revision of courses satisfying the GE Foundations of Scientific Inquiry requirement. This will be an interesting project at the interface between the sciences, pedagogy, and assessment. We are seeking someone ideally with a science background, university teaching experience, pedagogy or assessment knowledge, and a PhD in either a science or education field. The posting is described in more detail below. Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday Nov. 2. 

    JPF04092 • Academic Administrator for Curricular Review and Revision, Center for
    Educational Assessment, Office of Instructional Development • 2018 – 2019

    Recruitment description
    Under the supervision of the Faculty Director for the Office of Instructional Development, the
    Academic Administrator will be responsible for the development and management of projects involving curricular revision and assessment. The first planned project is a thorough examination of UCLA’s General Education (GE) curriculum in the area of Foundations of Scientific Inquiry. The Academic Administrator will provide detailed analysis of existing instruments used to assess the success of GE courses, and develop new tools for such assessment. The Academic Administrator will conduct research on overall GE impact, review current course offerings, review literature on GE objectives and assessment, assist with revising existing courses, examine alignment between GE courses and GE student learning outcomes, and assist with coordinating a re-certification process. The incumbent may also teach in the Division of Life and Physical Sciences, time permitting. The Academic Administrator will also develop workshops for faculty related to GE course review and development. Authorship in his/her field is encouraged, time permitting, including preparing publications for conferences and peer-reviewed journals and assisting faculty with grant writing in support of new curricular programs as appropriate.

    The successful candidate must have an advanced degree (Ph.D. in a science field preferred); knowledge of undergraduate curriculum assessment and reform; experience working with academic policy and shared governance at a large public research university; skills in information retrieval and data management; demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to interact effectively in programs and activities involving faculty, staff, and students; consensus building activity; interpersonal skills to interact effectively with persons of differing social, educational, economic and cultural backgrounds; a track record of innovation in a science oriented curriculum; the ability to be flexible and pay attention to detail while keeping in mind the overall mission of OID. Desirable qualities include knowledge of UCLA processes and procedures; broad familiarity with existing curricula, programs and services for UCLA undergraduates; and experience with teaching undergraduate students.

    The Center for Educational Assessment (CEA) provides evaluation and assessment services for academic and research needs. The Office of Instructional Development (OID) is part of the Division of Undergraduate Education and fosters effective teaching, grounded in sound pedagogy and enhanced by innovation, to promote successful learning for our diverse UCLA student population.

    Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position salary range is $60,304 to $75,927/year.

    Position remains open until filled. This is a full-time (100% time) position, with a projected November 2018 start date.

    By November 2, 2018, interested parties are requested to submit a cover letter of application that specifically addresses the position's responsibilities and the required/preferred qualifications stated above, a current CV, a statement of experience in teaching, research and contributions to diversity, and the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of three references, through the UCLA Academic Recruit portal:

    Applicants may upload the reference letters directly to the job application in the UCLA Academic Recruit system, or may provide the names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of the references; the UCLA Academic Recruit system will send emails to individual’s whose contact information was provided, requesting submission of the reference letter for the applicant. Regardless of the reference submission method used, all three letters of reference must be received by the closing date for the application to be considered complete.

    We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

    Information about the Office of Instructional Development may be viewed at:

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    PER/AER/STEM Education Research Postdoc, Texas State

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics/Astronomy/STEM Education Research at Texas State University

    Summary of the position
    We are offering a postdoctoral-level research position in physics/astronomy/STEM education research in the Department of Physics at Texas State University. The selected candidate will work closely with Dr. Alice Olmstead on mutually agreed-upon work related to supporting sustained improvements in undergraduate STEM education and/or developing instructional innovations that highlight social justice issues. An interested candidate would be expected to work on at least one (but not all) of the following new projects: (1) identifying teams of STEM faculty and other stakeholders who are working together to address issues of equity and inclusion in their departments or institutions, and investigating what enables this work to be productive; (2) facilitating virtual conversations among physics and/or astronomy instructors who are trying out ways to engage students in reasoning about the relationship between science and society, and researching what unique opportunities and challenges this community of instructors might face; and/or (3) locally developing and piloting curriculum and pedagogy that could engage students in reasoning about the relationship between science and society, and researching the results. This position is part of a startup package and not affiliated with a specific grant.

    Job description
    The salary for this position is $50,000/year plus benefits. The initial contract is for one year, renewable for a second year. The selected candidate would be expected to engage in research activities such as: collecting and analyzing video data; conducting and analyzing interviews; identifying and recruiting study participants; preparing documents for human subjects institutional review board feedback; reviewing relevant literature; and disseminating results through written publications and conference presentations. The selected candidate may have opportunities to mentor undergraduate students in research, depending on the interests and expertise of those involved. The selected candidate will also be expected to participate in grant proposal preparation activities related to their research topic.

    The Physics department at Texas State University is home to a large physics education research group and a thriving undergraduate Learning Assistant program. The research group currently includes four tenured or tenure-track faculty members, two lecturers, a postdoctoral researcher, two Masters students, and multiple undergraduate students. The selected candidate would have regular opportunities to interact with this group and learn about other projects.

    Minimum qualifications:
    -        Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, or another STEM and/or education-related field
    -        Demonstrated commitment to improving equity and inclusion in STEM
    -        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    -        Enthusiastic and motivated learner

    Desirable qualifications:
    -        Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in research-based instructional strategies for undergraduate STEM
    -        A history of engaging in conversations about equity, ideally within scientific communities
    -        Experience developing, implementing, and/or assessing the impact of curricular materials
    -        Experience mentoring students in research

    -        Expertise in physical sciences (e.g., astronomy, physics, or a related field)
    -        Experience using qualitative research methods (e.g., conducting and analyzing interviews, analyzing video data)
    -        Knowledge of literature about faculty instructional change and/or organizational change
    -        Knowledge of critical theory and/or other theoretical perspectives that are well-suited for approaching questions related to equity in STEM

    Application process
    Review of applications will begin on November 20 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, preferably between the start of Spring 2019 and the end of Summer 2019. We are willing to explore the possibility of remote work arrangements for a candidate who meets most of all of the required and desirable qualifications, however, we cannot guarantee that this is an option and strong justification would be required. Interested candidates should submit a 1-2 page cover letter and a CV to Dr. Alice Olmstead at The cover letter should explain the candidate’s interest in the position, including which of the projects listed above they would like to pursue, and why they are a good fit for this position (based on alignment with the required qualifications and at least a subset of the desirable qualifications). The cover letter should specify a preferred state date and, if the candidate has not yet received their PhD, when they expect to receive it. If the candidate is requesting a remote work arrangement, this should also be specified in the letter. The CV should include a list of publications, professional development or leadership experiences, and contact information for three professional references. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

    Associate Director for the Education & Diversity Department, APS [based in College Park MD]

    The American Physical Society (APS), a non-profit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics, seeks an Associate Director for the Education & Diversity Department. This position is based at APS Headquarters in College Park, MD (near DC Metro Green Line). The Associate Director works with the Director to lead a portfolio of programs, develop and execute department strategy, and coach staff on program leadership skills. In addition, the Associate Director represents the department and deputizes for the Director as needed.

    Essential Functions:

    Leads a portfolio of programs

    Under the supervision of the Director and in collaboration with program staff, provides strategic direction and support to program teams to deliver high-value outcomes.
    Cultivates and engages external collaborators to advance program objectives.
    Works in partnership with staff to assess program outcomes and provides strategic guidance to improve programs.
    Oversees program budgets and guides staff in budget development to ensure activities are appropriately resourced.
    Generates external funding through grant writing and collaboration with Development.
    Develops and executes department strategy

    Partners with the Director, Senior Advisor, and program staff to translate the APS strategic plan into program-specific goals and operational plans and ensures successful implementation of those plans.
    Provides thought leadership within the department leadership team, including the Director and Senior Advisor, and explores ideas in a safe, collaborative manner.
    Stays abreast of trends and liaises with community stakeholders to understand challenges, opportunities, and best practices.
    Coaches staff on program leadership skills

    Proactively identifies growth areas and coaches staff to develop skills and knowledge needed to be effective as program leaders.
    Fosters collaboration among department programs.
    Represents the department

    Partners with the Director and Senior Advisor to actively engage department committees and advance their work.
    Deputizes for the Director as needed.
    Other duties as assigned



    Master’s Degree or higher (Ph.D. preferred) in a relevant field including physical sciences, science education, or another related field.

    10+ years of experience in leading innovative programs with demonstrated success in a not-for-profit or academic environment.
    Supervisory experience required.
    Experience with proposal writing and federal grant management is preferred.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Strategic thinker and innovative problem solver, with skills in strategic planning.
    Demonstrable skills in program leadership, including program design, stakeholder engagement, program assessment, project management, and budgetary management.
    Demonstrable skills in working effectively and collaboratively with staff, volunteer leaders, and other stakeholders in not-for-profit and academic institutions.
    Knowledge of education and diversity issues, as well as inclusion and accessibility.
    Ability to inspire staff and build a culture of innovation, teamwork, and accountability.
    Familiarity with the principles of mentoring, demonstrable skills in coaching staff.
    Customer service orientation, including ability to resolve conflicts constructively.
    Flexible, proactive, able to handle several complex projects simultaneously.
    Strong written and oral communication skills, including abilities to engage and influence.
    Must be able to travel.
    To apply, send cover letter, including salary requirement, and resume to the attention of Human Resources via e-mail:

    About APS
    The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

    Job Openings
    Assistant Editor, Physical Review Applied
    Ridge, NY
    Assistant Editor, Physical Review Letters
    Ridge, NY
    Associate Director, Education & Diversity
    College Park, MD
    Executive Office Administrative Assistant
    College Park, MD
    Honors Program Manager
    College Park, MD
    Human Resources Director
    College Park, MD
    Senior Grants Accountant
    Ridge, NY
    Technical Support Specialist
    College Park, MD
    APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    EOE M/F/D/V

    TWO NTT Assistant Professors In Residence, University of Connecticut

    The Department of Physics at the University of Connecticut invites applications for positions at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence, beginning in Fall 2019. Two positions will be filled at the UConn Storrs campus.
    The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. The Department of Physics is undergoing a significant change of teaching pedagogy in introductory course sequences through the implementation of studio-based courses enabled by brand new state-of-the-art teaching facilities. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for teaching faculty positions in the Department of Physics.
    The successful candidates will be expected to share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate level and to the mentoring of students in their professional development.  Candidates will also share a commitment to the development and innovative improvement of physics courses under the framework of the department’s studio physics project.  In addition, individuals will be expected to contribute to the scholarship of teaching and outreach activities.  Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and contribute to the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.
    Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or a related field; the ability to teach a full range of courses at the undergraduate level; and evidence of outstanding teaching.
    Demonstrated exposure to and experience implementing teaching practices guided by physics education research such as studio physics; experience with educational technologies, such as online homework systems, message boards, instructional videos, smart boards, or classroom personal response systems (“clickers”); experience teaching large lectures.
    This is a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2019.  This one-year contract may be renewed or lead to a multi-year contract in the future. This position does not lead to permanent academic tenure. This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.
    Salary will be commensurate with experience. Summer teaching is not included in the standard 9-month appointment and is not mandatory but may be available.
    Select “Apply" to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Submit a cover lettercurriculum vitae; and teaching statement.  Your teaching statement should address your experience and philosophy, your commitment to effective learning and the use of new teaching technologies, and your ideas for integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles. Additionally, please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.  Evaluation of applicants will begin January 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. 
    Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search # 2019139)
    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at
    The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

    Tenure Track, open rank faculty position in PER at the University of Illinois


    The deadline for applications is November 25, 2018, Applications submitted after this date will be accepted but are not guaranteed full consideration.
    The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure track faculty position in Physics Education Research beginning as early as August 16, 2019. Appointments at the Assistant Professor level will be given preference, but appointments at a higher level will be considered for exceptionally well-qualified candidates. A Ph.D., or equivalent, is required, along with the ability to teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels and to conduct a vigorous and significant research program. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. 

    Qualified senior candidates may also be considered for tenured full Professor positions as part of the Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Over the next few years, more than 35 new endowed professorships and chairs will be established. More information about the Grainger Initiative can be found at

    To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at: Your application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, statement on commitment to diversity, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and names and contact information of four references (no letters) all in a single .pdf file. The statement on diversity should address past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service.  Please contact Margie Gamel at 217-333-3762 or for further inquiries or questions. The deadline for applications is November 25, 2018, Applications submitted after this date will be accepted but are not guaranteed full consideration.

    The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

    We have an active and successful dual career partner placement program and a strong commitment to work life balance and family friendly programs for faculty and staff:

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

    To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

    To learn more about the Physics Education Research Group, please visit

    Santa Monica College Tenure Track Physics Instructor

    Santa Monica College
    Salary: $61,183 – $127,482
    Deadline: Friday, February 1, 2019
    Job Duties
    • Teach and develop lecture and laboratory Physics courses from the descriptive through calculus-based levels, in particular including the physics course sequence for engineering majors, Physics 21, 22, 23 and 24;
    • Develop physics laboratory experiments and demonstrations;
    • Implement and maintain lower division physics course offerings aligned with transfer requirements in STEM fields;
    • Participate in the college’s STEM academic support programs that are designed to facilitate student transfer to 4-year colleges and/or employment in STEM fields, focusing particularly on Latinx, African-American and female student populations;
    • Maintain office hours;
    • Participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum and course materials, selection of textbooks, academic and career advisement, student learning outcome (SLO) development and assessment, departmental program review, professional development programs, peer evaluation, and other departmental and college initiatives.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s Degree in Physics, Astronomy or Astrophysics
    • Bachelor’s in Physics or Astronomy AND a Master’s Degree in one of the following:
    • Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Meteorology
    • Geophysics
    • OR the equivalent
    Preferred Qualifications
    • College level teaching experience in Physics lecture and laboratory courses, especially in the lower division, including any experience in creation of effective undergraduate Physics laboratory activities;
    • Knowledge of current advances and practices in Physics education research and experience applying them in college-level classes;
    • Recent participation in professional development programs or post-graduate degree programs designed to enhance pedagogical effectiveness in STEM higher-education classrooms and laboratories;
    • Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with college students and professional colleagues;
    • Evidence of successful implementation of equity practices in the classroom, including experience in utilizing effective practices for enhancing the success of underrepresented populations in STEM fields, including Latinxs, African-Americans, and women;
    • Ph.D. in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics; other postgraduate studies and/or research in physics or physics education.
    Additional Information
    FT Faculty Application Requirements
    A standard application consists of the following:
    Online District Application
    Cover Letter
    Two (2) Confidential Letters of Reference
    * Additional, job-specific items may be required.  Please refer to the job posting for specific details.
    It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials, including the letters of recommendation, are received prior to the recruitment deadline.
    Pay Philosophy
    Starting salaries for FT Faculty are based on a combination of experience and educational achievement.  Initial placement is within the starting salary range.  Further advancements are based on longevity and educational growth.