Monday, August 13, 2018

Fab Lab Director, Edgewood College WI

We are searching for an individual with a Master’s or PhD in Physics or Engineering to design and build a new Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) on campus. Funding has been secured from the college to develop a Fab Lab facility that will be used to support our pre-engineering programs. The Director will select and purchase equipment for the facility, train students to use the equipment, supervise student projects, and develop new courses that utilize the facility.

Prior experience working in a Fab Lab or Makerspace environment with students is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching at either the secondary or college level, and be willing to work on program development and assessment.

Currently, Edgewood College has “pre-engineering” concentrations within three majors: Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Additionally, a partnership agreement with Madison College allows students to take coursework in Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, and Renewable Energy. This position will be housed in the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics (CGP). This will be a 10 month, academic year position. This is a three-year appointment, with possibility of permanent position continuing beyond the grant period.

Responsibilities include:
Manage the “Fab Lab” facility (30%)
Work within a budget to select and order equipment for a new Fab Lab facility
Supervise student projects
Facilitate workshops related to teaching students to use the Fab Lab equipment
Coordinate use of the facility for faculty, staff, and students both from the pre-engineering program and from outside of the CGP Department
Maintain Fab Lab and Physics laboratory equipment, including development of safety protocols
Help faculty develop ways to integrate use of Fab Lab into existing courses
Teaching (50%)
Develop an “Intro to Engineering” course
Develop additional new courses in engineering, based on candidate’s area of expertise
Assist in teaching physics courses as needed by the department
Coordinate Pre-engineering Programs (20%)
Promote pre-engineering programs to recruit prospective students, both new freshman and transfer students
Advise students interested in pre-engineering majors and/or engineering careers
Maintain and expand on Edgewood’s existing Pre-Engineering programs
Maintain and build partnerships with other colleges and universities
Assessment of pre-engineering and related programs

Necessary Education or Work Experience:
Master’s Degree in Physics or Engineering required, Ph.D. preferred
Experience working with students in a Makerspace or Fab Lab environment
Teaching experience in physics/engineering

Other Qualifications:
Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values – truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – FLDO
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Equal Opportunity Employer

Monday, August 6, 2018

Physics Teaching Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines

ob no: 493091
Work type: Non-Tenure Track Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching)
Position Title: Physics Teaching Faculty
Job Description: The successful candidate will become part of the departmental teaching faculty team, which currently consists of six full-time teaching faculty members.  The team has primary responsibility for delivering the two-semester introductory calculus-based physics sequence using a hybrid-studio approach.
In the introductory studio, faculty work with graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants to coach students through a combination of hands-on activities, problem-solving practice, and other computer-assisted lessons.  In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to other parts of the undergraduate Engineering Physics core curriculum and be a leader for educational innovation in the department and the larger campus. Additional responsibilities include training and supervising teaching assistants, departmental and campus committee service, and advising. Additional opportunities include contributing to our teacher preparation program, which has the potential to be one of the nation’s top producers of high school physics teachers.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree in physics or a related field by August 2019.  The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as a member of a teaching team.  It is essential that candidates have a thorough understanding of (and preferably experience with) modern, research-vetted teaching practices.
Preferred Qualifications:

Department Description:
Located in Golden, in the foothills of the Rockies, 13 miles west of Denver and 21 miles south of Boulder, Mines has enrollment of over 5000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and applied science. Annual research funding exceeds $60M. The Department of Physics is housed in the new CoorsTek Center for Applied Science and Engineering building, which is at the center of campus and has several new classrooms that are available to apply interactive and innovative teaching techniques.

The Department of Physics offers an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The program typically graduates between 50 and 60 majors per year. The department encourages and supports innovation in teaching and learning and has developed effective methods of instruction at the introductory and advanced levels. More information can be found at

How to Apply:
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, names and contact information for three professional references from whom letters may be subsequently requested, veterans status) and upload the following: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of teaching philosophy, 3) a statement of professional goals, and 4) a 1-page statement on contributions to diversity and inclusion, describing your past experiences and proposed activities to advance access, inclusion and diversity at Mines. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2018.  Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Kristine Callan,, Department of Physics

Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance.

This position does not involve formal tenure.  However, Teaching Faculty at Mines have a long track record of significant contributions in both department and campus initiatives, the position occupies a budget line in the department, and the position is a continuing appointment.

Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit:

Background Investigation Required: Yes
Advertised: May 31, 2018 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

TWO Science or Mathematics Education Assistant Professors, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

New positions: Assistant Professor of Science or Mathematics Education


The Section for Science and Mathematics Education Research and Teaching (SMART) seeks an excellent scholar for a tenure-track assistant professorship and a four year assistant professorship in science or mathematics education.
Two positions in science education or mathematics education are available from January 1st 2019:
It is a strategic aim at UCPH to contribute to a cohesive educational system in Denmark by bridge building to upper-secondary schools and to teacher training colleges in Denmark, and by developing digital opportunities for teaching and learning within the educational sector. We are especially interested in candidates who can develop new initiatives to support this strategic aim.
For both positions:
Application deadline: 15-08-2018
Employment start: 01-01-2019Working hours: Full timeDepartment/Location: Department of Science Education