Sunday, April 29, 2018

STEM education postdoctoral position at CU Boulder

The Teaching Quality Framework project takes a systematic and research-based approach to transformation in education, particularly focussing on the deployment of scholarly evaluation tools and processes we use in teaching evaluation.  It is part of a broader effort that seeks to improve undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU), through collective learning and cultural change at the departmental and institutional levels, that is being coordinated through our Center for STEM Learning (CSL).  Notably, however, we are not limiting our change to STEM departments and seek to support change across our campus.

This is an initial 12-month appointment beginning as early as June 2018, which is potentially renewable, pursuant to university policies and funding. The salary is $50,000 per year and includes benefits as established by the university HR department. The successful candidate will collaborate with a broad group of engaging and nationally renowned faculty, post-docs, and graduate students across multiple departments at CU.

The postdoc on this project will act as both a facilitator and researcher on the project. As a facilitator, the postdoc will actively support departmental change through facilitation of departmental working groups that seek to identify scholarly measures of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, the postdoc will partner with faculty professional development experts in facilitating efforts as well as institutionalizing and scaling the process for improved teaching evaluation.

Our goal is to begin reviewing applications May 15,2018, and we will continue to review applications until the position is filled.

The leads on the project team consist of Noah Finkelstein, Jessica Keating, Joel Corbo, and Mark Gammon (CU Boulder) and Daniel Reinholz (SDSU).  Please share this post broadly with your colleagues. Don't hesitate to contact Noah Finkelstein ( with any questions.

Friday, April 20, 2018

PER Postdoc, Fort Lewis College / CU-Boulder

Joint Fort Lewis College and University of Colorado Boulder
Physics Education Research Postdoc


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in Physics Education as part of the STROBE NSF Science and Technology Center. The postdoc will work with faculty and students at both the University of Colorado, Boulder and Fort Lewis College (FLC), Durango CO to support development of research-based, upper-division laboratory experiences for students at Fort Lewis College.  These laboratories are intended to provide students with the research skills that allows them to be competitive for potential future careers in the imaging sciences or STEM more broadly. The successful candidate will have a strong background in experimentation and a devoted interest in both education research and working with students from underrepresented groups. The postdoc will work in the group of Heather Lewandowski (CU) in Boulder, CO, with Ryan Haaland (FLC) in Durango, CO, and with the STROBE imaging team.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or other related field.
Some experience with imaging techniques.
Demonstrated publication record.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others and work independently.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary: $50,000 per year with benefits and travel stipend. Postdoc will be on a yearly appointment with funding for up to three years.

 Application Deadline: Application open until position is filled.

 Start Date: Exact starting date will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

 To apply for the position please send the following materials to

1. Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:
1.A) In what ways do your previous research, teaching, or outreach experiences inform your vision for improving undergraduate physics lab courses?
1.B) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds?
1.C) In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research, as well as in curriculum development. How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?

2. CV with references listed.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at

FT at Hagerstown Community College

The Faculty, Physical Sciences position is a 10-month, tenure track, faculty position with responsibility for teaching 15 credits each semester.  Primary responsibility will be lecture and corresponding laboratory courses in the Physical Sciences, including but not limited to Physical Science, Earth and Space Science, General Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology and/or Environmental Sciences.
 Req Number: 
Job Status: 
Regular, Full-time, Exempt, 10-month faculty
Salary Range: 
Instructor Rank - $41,329 annual compensation or greater depending on background and experience
Position Available: 
August 2018
Education and Experience: 
Education and experience - This position requires a minimum of a Master's degree in either Physics/Physical Science or related field and must have Physical Science teaching credentials. Documented excellence in college level teaching required. A PhD in Physics or another Physical Science is a plus. Experience with grant writing is very desirable. Additional requirements - Availability for both daytime and evening classes is required. The position requires successful teaching experience at the college level and the ability to provide leadership and coordination for the science courses of the AAT degree in the elementary education program, curriculum development for Physical Science, and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment for the Physical Science courses. Experience with online course delivery is a plus. Skills and abilities - Ability to use sophisticated laboratory equipment including but not limited to: HPLC, IF-Spectroscopy, gas Chromatography, and Lab-quest Vernier probe-ware. In addition, strong organizational, advising, and counseling skills are necessary. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administration is required.
Application Information: 
To apply for this position, complete the online employment application. Title of position and requisition number (req. #) must be referenced in application materials. Attach a letter of application, a full resume including all educational qualifications and work experience with clear delineation of full- and part-time employment (length of service, specific courses taught and where, job titles, and duties) and college transcripts. Three letters of reference are preferred. Additional materials may also be submitted by email to or send to: Human Resources Office, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6590.
Application Deadline: 
This position is considered open until filled. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled and considered closed.
Job Step: 
Step 1: Accepting Applications

TT at Hostos Community College of CUNY

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT The Natural Sciences Department at Hostos Community College provides educational programs of high quality in science and engineering as well as support courses for the AAS, Allied Health and Liberal Arts programs. The Department assists students to develop the skills required to analyze the mechanics of the natural and physical environment, think critically, communicate effectively, cultivate an understanding of basic scientific and ethical values, and become responsible citizens. The department also plays a major role in guiding our students of diverse, multicultural backgrounds to acquire advanced knowledge and research skills empowering them to pursue higher education degrees in science and engineering. The Natural Sciences Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with experience teaching Physics and Chemistry to a diverse undergraduate student body. Faculty members are also required to conduct research and develop specialized courses in their area of expertise, share departmental and committee responsibilities, provide mentoring and advisement to students, and perform administrative, supervisory and other functions as may be assigned. 
 QUALIFICATIONS  Ph.D. in Physics, Engineering or Physics Education. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. The following qualifications are preferred: • Experience teaching diverse undergraduate student body • Record of scholarship achievements • Record developing general and research courses in Physics in a community college and dual programs in STEM disciplines at a senior college level • Record of procurement of external funding • Availability to work evening and weekend hours 
  COMPENSATION Salary commensurate with education and experience. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. 
HOW TO APPLY Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigate to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Postings" Please submit the following documents with your online application: • Letter of Interest • Curriculum Vitae • Evidence of teaching ability • Three professional references 
CLOSING DATE May 29, 2018 JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Faculty EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Job Title: Assistant Professor - Physics Job ID: 18492 Location: Hostos Community College Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular SDL2017