Saturday, May 26, 2018

DBER Postdoc, Duke

A postdoctoral position focused on writing-to-learn pedagogies in science education is available in the Biology Department at Duke University. The position is part of an NSF-funded IUSE grant (Improving Undergraduate STEM Education) to understand the role of writing in promoting learning and engagement for undergraduates at the introductory and capstone levels, with particular attention to the mechanisms of effect. The responsibilities of the position include: executing empirical studies of student learning and engagement in collaboration with researchers and course instructors from biology, chemistry, statistics, and other disciplines/departments across three universities (Duke University, University of Minnesota, and University of Michigan); performing extensive quantitative analysis of new and previously-collected data; and disseminating products of our efforts to both research communities (through peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and written reports) and communities of practice (through annual professional development workshops and subsequent virtual collaborations).

Applicants should have a background in program evaluation and scientific teaching, have strong writing and quantitative analysis skills, be highly motivated to participate in a diverse research team, and possess exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience with teaching through writing is desirable, but not required. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop expertise in writing-to-learn pedagogies. A Ph.D. in disciplinary-based education research in STEM is required.

Please apply via the Academic Jobs Online website. Please contact Julie Reynolds ( with any questions.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Clinical Assistant Professor Master Teacher, Florida International University

The STEM Transformation Institute is searching for one Master Teacher for the FIUteach program with a preference for specialization in physics, but excellent candidates from other sciences or mathematics will be considered. FIUteach is a replication of the mature, successful UTeach model for recruiting, preparing, and inducting secondary science and mathematics teachers into teaching careers in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The Master Teacher is the primary point of contact for undergraduate students in the FIUteach program and will teach initial courses in the teacher education program as well as supervising students in elementary, middle and high school settings. The individual selected as Master Teacher must have a master’s degree in science or mathematics or in science/math education and a minimum of five years of experience as a secondary classroom teacher in science or math. Master Teachers will be hired as Clinical Faculty and will report to program co-directors and work closely with the Project Director. Master Teachers are responsible for: teaching Step 1 & Step 2 classes, planning and carrying out field experiences for FIUTeach students and other duties as assigned. Please go to for further information.

This position requires travel throughout Florida to work with teachers and students in the schools, attendance at meetings with high school teachers, and supervisors, etc. Position also requires one or more out-of-state trips/year to attend UTeach conferences and other related meetings.

Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree in science, mathematics or related field, with a doctorate preferred. Minimum 5 years as a secondary classroom teacher, with a preference for public school experience Interest in being part of a teacher professional preparation program. 

Persons appointed as clinical faculty members in the FIUTeach program are non-tenured faculty who will be hired into the STEM Transformation Institute. An appointment to this position will primarily involve participation in teaching and/or supervising undergraduate students in courses and experiences related to field-based teacher development. Primary responsibilities include teaching field-based courses students take in their pursuit of certification, identifying qualified local public school teachers who can serve as mentor teachers, working with local area public school teachers who act as mentors for the students, working with the College’s Field Placement Office to coordinate field placements and student teaching sites for students, and conducting field observations of the students. Additional duties will include student mentoring and other programmatically related tasks. 

Qualified candidates are encouraged to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy as a single pdf file.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by 06/09/2018. Review will continue until position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 515047 at 
Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a R1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity and recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers 196 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 57,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program houses the Aquarius Reef Base, a unique underwater research facility in the Florida Keys. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student- athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Lecturer, DePaul University, Chicago

The Physics department at DePaul University has an opening for a full time non-tenure track professional lecturer in a studio environment.. The position requires a PhD in physics or related field. The initial contract is for 1 year, with the possibility of future multi-year contracts. The primary responsibility of this position is teaching the algebra based introductory physics for the life sciences (IPLS) course. There is also the possibility to develop and teach courses for the general education program, including courses that have a strong emphasis on the nature of science as well as teaching advanced majors courses.   The ideal candidate will have experience using active engagement pedagogies with strong preference given to candidates who have studio physics experience in a scale-up classroom.  Candidates with a strong and genuine interest, but limited experience in applying research-based teaching methods in IPLS courses are also encouraged to apply. The candidate will work with the studio coordinator as well as collaborate with other faculty teaching in the sequence.  To apply, visit Application reviews will begin immediately.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FT at Seton Hall University

The Department of Physics at Seton Hall University invites applications to fill a full-time teaching (12 credits/semester) Term Faculty position for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellence in teaching lecture and laboratory physics courses at all undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in Physics or related field is required. Seton Hall, the oldest Catholic diocesan university in the US, is located 14 miles west of Manhattan, in South Orange, New Jersey with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and more than 90 rigorous major academic programs.  SHU is committed to programs of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action (EEO/AA) to achieve our objectives of creating and supporting a diverse racial, ethnic and cultural community. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, statements of teaching interests and three letters of recommendation (by email) to Professor Mehmet Alper Sahiner, Chair, Department of Physics, Seton Hall University, 400 S. Orange Ave, South Orange NJ 07079. email: .

TT at University of Indianapolis

Assistant Professor of Natural Science
Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Space Science
University of Indianapolis
The University of Indianapolis seeks applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Natural Science. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2018.  Departmental affiliation of the successful candidate will be determined with consideration to the formal training of that candidate. Natural science departments at the University of Indianapolis include Biology, Chemistry, as well as Physics and Earth-Space Sciences.
The individual in this position will assist with teaching a series of integrated science courses that introduce elementary education teacher candidates to concepts of Earth and environmental science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering through interactive, learner focused teaching practices; teach departmental courses for undergraduate students in those disciplines consistent with specific candidate's background; carry out research (the University of Indianapolis follows the Boyer Model of scholarship) at either the university, or elementary level; and develop and improve the newly designed, soon to be implemented, elementary education science curriculum as we collect data and identify needs
A Ph.D. in a natural science discipline or science education is required. Applicants nearing completion of that degree will be considered. Candidates with a Ph.D. in science education must have a masters in a natural science discipline. A passion for teaching and curriculum development is required. A strong interest in innovative pedagogy and interdisciplinary collaboration is also required. 
To view the full job advertisement and to apply electronically, please visit  The position is open until filled with the review of applications to begin immediately. 
The University of Indianapolis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, creed, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission as required by Title IX.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Temporary FT Lecturer, Middle Tennessee State University

The Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position (#144170). This opening is a one year temporary position at the rank of Lecturer with possible annual contract renewal up to three years total. Employment will begin on August 1, 2018.

Review date for greatest consideration is May 31, 2018.
Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field is required.  Applicants who possess a PhD in Physics, Astronomy, or a closely related field (conferred by August 1, 2018) will receive special consideration.

Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following: •Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans •Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans •An Employee Assistance Program •Educational Assistance Programs •Sick leave
Internal Number: 144170

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Post-Doc at the University of Virginia's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)

The University of Virginia's Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), a pan-University center supporting teaching at all levels and in all academic disciplines, invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position beginning in August 2018.

The Research Associate training experience will include co-instructing teaching courses for STEM teaching assistants (TAs) in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and in the School of Arts & Sciences. The Research Associate will develop and conduct educational research related to teaching courses; participating in educational development programs as part of the post-doctoral teaching mentorship process. In addition the Research Associate will help to create a model for expanding these teaching courses to other STEM departments.

Completion of a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in science, engineering, math or STEM education fields or equivalent is required by appointment start date. The successful candidate will have teaching experience in a STEM discipline or teaching STEM methods. Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is essential. Strong oral and written communication, organizational, attention to detail, and administrative skills are required. The incumbent must have the ability to successfully manage both teaching and research responsibilities. Qualitative and/or quantitative education research experience and evidence of outstanding accomplishments in teaching are preferred.

Charlottesville and central Virginia offer a distinctive community for both personal and professional activities. A strong sense of community exists in the region along with excellent educational systems for adults and children. Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is consistently listed among the top cities in national rankings of the most desirable places to live. It offers a thriving community, highlighted by regular literary, film, musical, theatrical, and historical festivals.

To apply, visit  and search on Posting Number 0623256. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach a cover letter stating your experience with teaching and research in STEM in higher education, curriculum vitae, and provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

This is a one year appointment, however, the appointment may be renewed for one additional year dependent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions about the position, please contact Lindsay Wheeler at For questions regarding the application process, please contact Zachary Harpine at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. The Center for Teaching Excellence and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

Monday, May 7, 2018

(Rumor) NTT Faculty at DePaul University, Chicago

DePaul University will be hiring a full-time NTT faculty member for 2018-19. More details to come, but it will mostly include teaching sections of the algebra-based introductory physics sequence in a studio/SCALE-UP classroom and collaborating with the other faculty teaching in that sequence. 

Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC Vancouver Canada

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver invites applications for a 75% full time, full-year Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow associated with the Coordinated Science Program  and Science One Program within the Faculty of Science.

The Coordinated Science Program (CSP) ( is a unique cohort-based program in which all 168 students in the program take the same sections of first-year biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.  CSP students are also enrolled in a weekly 2-hour workshop with hands-on activities that reinforces academic coursework as well as the development of general academic skills.  Science One ( a 27-credit interdisciplinary first-year science program which focuses on the connections between biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.  It is taught by a team of 8 faculty, 2 from each discipline, to a class of 75 first-year students. 


The Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow will join the Coordinated Science Program and Science One Program teaching teams to advance the educational mission of both programs.   The successful applicant will be expected to bring an interdisciplinary viewpoint to both programs in their teaching of the CSP workshops and Science One tutorials.

Duties of the Teaching and Learning Postdoctoral Fellow will include:
- Facilitate student learning by teaching CSP's interdisciplinary workshops (CSPW 100; 4-6 hours per week in each term).
- Develop new and innovative CSP workshops that promote disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics relevant to the program and its students.
- Maintain an active presence in the CSP group study space during normal operating hours in order to assist students who are working, and to foster a sense of community within the program.
- Holding regular, weekly office hours to assist CSP students with their homework in CSP disciplinary courses and workshops.
- Working with Instructors of the CSP lecture sections to help implement modern, student-centred approaches to learning science and identify areas of interdisciplinary connections between the CSP courses.
- Working with the rest of the Science One instructional team to develop and teach tutorials and classroom sessions on interdisciplinary or scientific special-topics.
- Develop and administer metrics, surveys, and other instruments to assess CSP and Science One program performance and efficacy throughout the year.
- Conduct scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) studies relating to the interdisciplinary learning environment found in both CSP and Science One
- Assist in recruitment and registration activities relating to both programs.

The position is subject to final budgetary approval. The Fellow will be appointed for one year, with renewal for a second year possible with satisfactory performance.  The preferred start date for the position is July 1, 2018.

The postdoctoral fellow reports to the Director, Science Gateway Programs.


- Completion of a PhD in a discipline related to the Coordinated Science Program (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics), or a related scientific discipline (such as, but not limited to, computer science or biochemistry).  Applicants with a PhD in a DBER (discipline-based educational research) science field will also be considered.
- Minimum two years experience teaching at the post-secondary level (including TA experience).
- Interest in teaching in an interdisciplinary manner.
- Ability to provide a supportive and caring learning environment for students.


Applicants should compile a single PDF file with the following elements: cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and any other pertinent information (e.g., statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness and/or teaching portfolio). 
Completed applications received by May 10, 2018 will receive full consideration.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.