Friday, September 28, 2018

NTT Renewable Lecturer, Northern Kentucky University

Working Title Non-tenure track renewable lecturer - Physics
Department Physics, Geology, & Engineering Technology
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Position Number tbd
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position
The Department of Physic, Geology and Engineering Technology at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning Fall of 2019. This is a non-tenure-track-renewable position.

The department offers baccalaureate degrees in physics, geology, and three specialties in engineering technology as well as pre-engineering transfer programs. The faculty of the department includes thirteen tenured/tenure-track faculty, five permanent lecturers, six full-time lecturers and a number of part-time faculty. More information about the department can be found in the web page,

Primary Responsibilities
The applicants should be committed to achieving excellence in teaching at all levels of undergraduate physics courses. The ability to teach astronomy is a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in service, including department engagement with the community. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations is required. The successful candidate should possess a proven record of teaching excellence at the introductory and advanced level physics courses and should hold a Ph.D. in physics.

Screening of applications will begin November 01, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion, emphasizing why they are important in higher education, and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references.

Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Chari Ramkumar (

Any candidate who is offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by Kentucky State Law.

Minimum Education Doctorate
Preferred Education Doctorate
Posting Detail Information
Requisition Number 2018F332
Job Open Date 09/19/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Statement of Research Interest
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Diversity Statement
Optional Documents

FT Instructor, Dallas County Community College System, TX (Mesquite)

Faculty Full Time-(Physics-STEM)
Apply nowJob no: 497234
Work type: Full-time
Location: Eastfield

Job Title Code

Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$50,000 annually

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)

Business Travel


Position Type

Position Summary
Teaches students effectively in assigned classes and maintains office hours for student consultation in accordance with procedures outlined in the Dallas County Community College Board Policy Manual and/or agreed upon with immediate supervisor.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences. The ability to provide quality customer service.

Physical Requirements
May be required to lift and move materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
Master’s degree or higher in the teaching discipline or Master’s degree or higher with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline). One year of demonstrated teaching experience required. Official transcripts will be required. ***Will be subject to a criminal background check.  Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check.***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides students with a written course syllabus that should include items specified by the college and/or Dallas County Community College System. Participates in the evaluation of the instructional process and uses innovative strategies to continually improve learning. Participates in development and support of their discipline by recommending books and materials, revising curricula, and recommending teaching assignments when appropriate. Maintains accurate and complete course records as required by law and the Board of Trustees Policies and Procedures Manual. Performs professional activities and assumes professional responsibilities as agreed upon with the division dean, and works with colleagues to achieve shared goals and visions. Values the collaborative process. Uses knowledge of diverse communities and learning styles and has the ability to incorporate diversity of delivery of such learning styles in instruction. Participates in student advising and registration. Utilizes technology to facilitate learning and to access data, maintain records, generate reports, and communicate with others. Institutional Service Responsibilities (College and Dallas County Community College System): Meets professional assignments in accordance with the System’s calendar and contractual obligations. Complies with DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM board policy, state and federal policy, and the student code of conduct as appropriate. Commits to college mission and goals through participating in planning division objectives and budget requests. Serves on and attends college and/or system committees as assigned. Participates in campus commencement exercise(s) as required by Board Policy and attends other required college meetings and activities. Participates in his/her own performance appraisal. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds. Student Services Responsibilities: May work with student clubs and/or organizations. Community: Consistent with other DCCC job descriptions demonstrates verbal and written communication skills to support and enhance effective interaction between Dallas County Community College System and other organizations, businesses and community groups as well as faculty, staff and students from diverse backgrounds. Promotes the college in the community by participating in a variety of marketing activities. Professional Growth Responsibilities: Participates in professional development activities.

Advertised: 24 Sep 2018 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 8 Oct 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

NTT Instructional Assistant Professor, Chapman University CA

General Information
Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics, effective August 2019.

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, is now ranked #5 among western universities by U.S. News and World Report, and has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through innovative research and teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. SCST just celebrated the opening of our new 140,000 foot home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, which features state-of-the-art laboratories, teaching spaces, and student collaboration areas. More information about Schmid College may be found at

The Physics program prides itself on personalized education, small class sizes, innovative teaching methods, and direct student-faculty mentorship. Faculty pursue strong independent research programs and benefit from colocation with the internationally recognized Institute for Quantum Studies, founded by the National Medal of Science winner Prof. Yakir Aharonov ( Instructional faculty play a critical role in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full instructional professor, and have full voting power at both the program and college levels.

The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at
Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.

Preferred qualifications include:

Broad training in physics. Specifically experience with both designing and teaching introductory physics courses and laboratories using evidence-based instructional approaches.
Demonstrated ability to teach fundamental physical concepts to a broad audience with diverse prior backgrounds, and inspire scientific curiosity.
Interest in student mentorship, building student community, and assisting with student outreach.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Teach lectures and laboratory sections in the introductory physics sequences, with a focus on the PHYS107/108 sequence of “Physics for the Life Sciences.”

The successful applicant with help coordinate laboratories for all introductory sequences. In this role, they will assist in assessing the laboratory curriculum, modify and develop new labs as appropriate, and coordinate part-time instructors. We further expect the applicant to be an active participant in program activities and engage with the vibrant community of physics faculty and students.
Contact Information
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a Chapman University application, cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the educational and diversity and inclusivity missions of the University, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Roman Buniy, Search Chair
C/O Academic Jobs Online at

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Roman Buniy at Please use "Physics Position" as the email subject.

Application review will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

NTT Assistant Professor of Instruction, Northwestern

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy invites applications for a full-time, benefits eligible, multi-year, non-tenure eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Professor of Instruction, beginning September 1, 2019.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in teaching introductory physics courses, supervising and mentoring teaching assistants, and overseeing classroom and laboratory instruction for introductory courses.  A standard teaching assignment is six one-quarter courses per academic year with possible reductions for administrative and other duties.  Candidates would have the opportunity to engage in education-based research, seek funding for pedagogical innovation, and partner with faculty who do so.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related field, which must be conferred by September 1, 2019.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence, breadth, and innovation in teaching.  Preference will be given to candidates who have an understanding of research in the teaching and learning of physics and experience working with diverse student populations.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation which must address teaching.  Applications should be submitted online through the department website at:  Letters of recommendation can be submitted online or sent directly to the attention of Pamela Villalovoz, at  General questions may be addressed to Pamela Villalovoz at the same address.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

STEM Education Postdoc - IUPUI

The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) at IUPUI seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher. SEIRI personnel are currently the education researchers and evaluators on several projects funded by the National Science Foundation (see This individual will contribute to the research and evaluation of STEM education projects and will play an integral role in the continued development of SEIRI and in the STEM education initiatives at IUPUI.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has the goal to pursue a career that is focused on STEM education research. Responsibilities will include: (a) supporting and collaborating with SEIRI researchers on externally funded projects; (b) serving as an internal consultant and evaluator on select SEIRI Seed Grant projects; (c ) providing feedback to STEM faculty on research and evaluation designs; and (d) contributing to peer-reviewed publications. The position is for one-year with the potential for a second-year extension.

For more information and to apply, please visit 


Three-Semester VAP at Earlham College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy (Three-Semester Position): 

Earlham College invites applications for a full-time, three-semester Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy position beginning in January 2019. The College has a preference for an experimentalist, but applications from all areas of specialty are welcome. Earlham seeks a person who is passionate about Physics/Astronomy and teaching — in lecture, seminar classes, laboratory and research venues — to bright and motivated undergraduates at a nationally ranked small liberal arts college, and is equally committed to making the Department of Physics and Astronomy an inclusive place for all students and faculty. Its goal is to build a department that supports a wide range of diversity.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is a small, dynamic group with three full-time tenure-track members and active research programs in computational biophysics, laser physics and gravitational physics. Earlham's facilities include local cluster computing resources, a teaching observatory, a natural history museum with a planetarium, and dedicated research laboratory space.

Earlham combines the finest liberal arts education with an environment shaped by historic Quaker values. Its learning community is characterized by respect for every person, a commitment to social concerns and peacemaking, and a dedication to the integration of intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual growth of all members of the community. Global awareness and respect for cultural diversity are strongly emphasized.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will have a teaching load of three courses per semester, and will teach a range of topics, including introductory courses and labs as well as advanced courses and a senior seminar in the candidate’s area of interest. College support, including conference travel funding, summer research funds, faculty development funds, and assistance with applications for external grants, is available to successful candidates who wish to engage in scholarly activities.
Experience & Qualifications
Preference will go to applicants who have completed (or are presently finalizing a dissertation for) a Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field. Earlham holds excellence in teaching as its most important criterion, so as the Department reviews applications, it will be looking for evidence of a strong interest in teaching at the undergraduate level. An ability to contribute to the advanced laboratory curriculum is preferred.
The candidate selected to fill this position should have legal work authorization to be employed by any U.S. employer. Due to the short duration of this position, Earlham is unable to provide work authorization sponsorship.

Application Instructions
Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including:

• A cover letter that addresses your interests, qualifications and experience;
• Your curriculum vitae;
• A statement of teaching philosophy;
• A 300-500 word statement that describes your ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goal of being a diverse and inclusive institution;
• A research statement; and
• Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine).
Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately, as PDFs.

Application materials should be sent to:

Bobbi Cayard-Roberts
Administrative Assistant
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Earlham College

Review of applications will begin October 12, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions to:
Michael G. Lerner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Physics
Earlham College

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Friday, September 14, 2018

TT and T: Open rank cluster at University of Utah

We are very excited to announce a science and math education faculty cluster hiring initiative at the University of Utah.  This initiative involves all four departments in the College of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy) as well as the College of Education.  For the 2018-19 academic year, we are seeking applicants who would be placed in Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics & Astronomy.

The link to apply for the Chemistry Education or Physics & Astronomy Education position is available here:

The link to apply for the Math Education position is available here:

For more information on this initiative, please visit the search website ( or contact the search coordinator, Emily Gaines (