Thursday, June 28, 2018

Assistant Professor or Term Lecturer of Physics, Natural Sciences

PRIMARY DUTY: Applicant should be highly committed to teach undergraduates and motivated to perform undergraduate research. Candidate must be prepared to teach introductory and advanced level physics courses.
 Essential Functions:
  1. Teach 24-26 credits per year with seven weekly office hours
  2. Teach and develop course material pertinent to teaching load including electronic materials for use in online courses
  3. Advise undergraduate students
  4. Serve the department and the university on committees as assigned
  5. Meet with students outside of class time for additional instruction as appropriate
  6. Establish undergraduate / graduate research, if hired as Assistant Professor
  7. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department
Education: A.B.D. Physics

Education: Ph.D. Physics:
Experience: Teaching experience with favorable evaluations. Theoretical background preferred but not required.
 Additional Job Information:
WORKING CONDITIONS: This position works in an air-conditioned office during the 9-month school term

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to complete classroom functions and lift up to 20 pounds

COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at

UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1905, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location and through Northwest Online.
With an enrollment of about 6,500 students, Northwest has met all measures of the state's performance-based funding initiative during four of the model's first five years, and U.S. News and World Report has ranked it as the top moderately selective regional university in Missouri during three of the last four years. Safewise ranks the city of Maryville as one of the "Safest College Towns in America," while has named the Northwest campus one of the "50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S."
The University boasts a 59 percent graduation rate, which is in the 89th percentile of Northwest's national peer group. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor's degree earners and 97 percent of master's degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, recently named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.
Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers.
Students have opportunities to build their resumes with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.
For more information, visit

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Natural Sciences is composed of 28 full time faculty in the disciplines of biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.  The department offers more than 30 different undergraduate degrees that draw upon the breadth of these scientific disciplines and emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of modern science.  The department offers an interdisciplinary program in Nanoscale Science, numerous preprofessional programs, a variety of undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for scientific careers or graduate school, and master's programs in Biology and Science Education.  For more information visit

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

DATE AVAILABLE: August 13, 2018

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit the application materials listed below in order for them to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or e-mail for more information.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Letter of application, vita, record of academic coursework, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research interests and a list of three references willing to provide recommendation letter upon request.

Physicist Search Committee
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Instructional Assistant Professor, UTexas Austin

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department of Physics - College of Natural Sciences - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Jun 14, 2018 · Close: Dec 31, 2018

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas at Austin has an open non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction position for the academic year 2018-2019.  The initial appointment may be renewed in future academic years.  An Assistant Professor of Instruction in our department may teach up to three lower-division undergraduate physics courses each semester.  Some teaching responsibilities may be replaced with curriculum development or other tasks aimed at improving our undergraduate teaching of physics.  The Department of Physics is committed to achieving diversity in its faculty, students, and curriculum, and it welcomes applicants who can help achieve these objectives.  If this position is not filled prior to the Fall 2018 semester, it will remain open until filled for the subsequent semester.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely related discipline and experience in teaching.  Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physics course coordination and/or curriculum design.  A record of accomplishment in physics education research is highly desirable.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a statement describing interest and experience in physics education. Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation.

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Intro Lab Manager, UMich


How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Physics is seeking a manager to lead daily operations and support pedagogy for the laboratory courses in our introductory course sequences. The lab manager oversees on-site supervision and equipment support for six different introductory lab courses: a standard introduction to mechanics and E&M (PHYSICS 141 and 241), as well as an honors approach (PHYSICS 161 and 261) and a health sciences curriculum for mechanics and E&M (PHYSICS 136 and 236). Combined, these courses have a total enrollment of more than 4,500 students each academic year (fall, winter, and spring half term). Additionally, the lab manager works in concert with our associate chair for undergraduate studies and faculty lab coordinators to support the delivery of the course content and curricular innovation.

Please visit the Physics website at for additional information about our department.


Daily operation leadership includes:

Managing the weekly or twice weekly change-over of six lab classrooms with eight to ten set-ups each

Ensure all equipment is in working order; organize repairs proactively and as needed

Acquiring laboratory consumables, replacement equipment, and new equipment and supplies

Maintaining an inventory of equipment and consumables

Maintaining a budget and financial documentation for consumables and new or replacement equipment

Maintain a system by which students with instructor consent are able to execute labs that they were unable to do in class due to absence

Supervising a team of undergraduate and graduate student temporary employees

Ensuring that all lab spaces and practices comply with OSEH and University health and safety standards and regulations

Curriculum support includes:

Communicating and actively collaborating with associate chair, faculty lab coordinators, and lead graduate student instructors about current state and future plans for the entire set of introductory laboratory courses

Supporting associate chair, faculty lab coordinators, lead graduate student instructors and/or others who seek to improve the quality of undergraduate education through the introductory labs.

Providing on-site support for graduate student instructors teaching the labs on a daily basis. Assisting with broken equipment or other situations that may hinder the progress of the class meeting.

Required Qualifications*

Requires a Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences or related field and at least 3 years’ experience. Solid supervisory and financial management skills along with strong communication skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

A Bachelor's degree in Physics is desired. A Master's degree with 6 years’ experience is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others in a collaborative environment is desired.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by:

Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Manager of Introductory Labs


Laboratory/Classroom Svcs Mgr


Ann Arbor Campus

Ann Arbor, MI








College Of Lsa


LSA Physics


6/05/2018 – 6/19/2018


$65,000.00 – $70,000.00


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