Monday, November 26, 2018

NTT Assistant Professor - Physics Education Specialist, James Madison University VA

Position Details

Position Information
Working TitleAssistant Professor - Physics Education Specialist
Position Number8107
Posting NumberF1226
Position TypeInstructional Faculty - Full Time
Position StatusFull Time
College/DivisionCollege of Science and Mathematics
Department100032 - Physics Department
Pay RateCommensurate with Experience
Specify Range or Amount
Is this a JMU only position?No
Is this a grant-funded position?No
Position Summary Information
About James Madison University
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.
To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.
Who We Are
Established in 1908, James Madison University is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs to more than 20,000 students. JMU is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and has been continuously cited in U.S. News and World Report, Changing Times and Money Magazine as an outstanding public university. Located in the heart of Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. Known for its livability, diversity, local food, arts and natural surroundings, this Virginia Main Street community is a great place to live and work.
General Information
The James Madison University Department of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for a renewable-term, physics education specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2019.
Our department is interested in candidates who are committed toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. We strive to be a leading undergraduate physics and astronomy department by building a research-active and student-centered program. The department has 21 full-time faculty members and approximately 110 students in our multi-track baccalaureate-only program. Additional information is available online at http:///
Duties and Responsibilities
The physics education specialist will work with the JMU Science and Mathematics Learning Center and others on campus to improve student success and retention in our introductory courses.
Candidates must have relevant experience in physics education, and a commitment to improving student success for a diverse population of students. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is preferred. The ability to work with our existing efforts to increase the production of secondary level physics teachers and the ability to develop scholarly research questions based on student success in physics will also be considered as positive factors.
Criminal Background Check and E-Verify Notice
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Date10/19/2018
Beginning Review Date12/01/2018
Closing Date
Open Until FilledYes
Proposed Starting Date08/25/2019
EEO Statement
James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.
We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.
Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.
Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
Notice of Availability – Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.
The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically
You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.
Minimum Reference(s) Required3
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Additional Posting Information
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018. To apply, visit or go to and reference posting number F1226. Candidates will complete the application and include a cover letter, current CV, and statement of teaching philosophy which includes your vision of how to improve student success in physics.
JMU’s Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents

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    1. * How did you learn about this position?
      • Charlottesville Daily Progress
      • Chronicle of Higher Education
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      • Harrisonburg Daily News Record
      • Hispanic Outlook
      • INSIGHT Into Diversity
      • JMU JobLink
      • Job Fair
      • NCAA
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      • Roanoke Times
      • Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.)
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    Monday, November 19, 2018

    FT Lecturer, Saginaw Valley State University, MI   

    Position Information
    Job TitleLecturer, Physics  
    Division/CollegeAcademic Affairs/College of Science, Engineering & Technology  
    Employee GroupFaculty  
    Employee StatusFull Time  
    Work Schedule 
    Job SummaryJOB SUMMARY:

    The Physics Department at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a Lecturer of Physics position starting Fall of 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory freshman and sophomore courses and laboratory courses in physics as well as general education courses such as astronomy, meteorology and geology. The teaching responsibilities will total approximately 12 contact hours per semester. The successful candidate will also be expected to perform departmental service. A strong preference will be shown for candidates with college level teaching experience and with demonstrated ability to teach general education courses in astronomy and/or meteorology and/or geology.  
    Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    Candidates for this position must have a master's degree in Physics or a closely related field.  
    Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    College level teaching experience and demonstrated ability to teach general education courses in astronomy and/or meteorology and/or geology.  
    Additional Information:Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  
    Required DocumentsCover Letter
    Curriculum Vitae  
    Special Instructions to ApplicantsUnofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)

    Applicants MUST apply online:

    Please include the following:

    Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)  
    Date Posted:11-08-2018  
    Posting Ends:Open Until Filled
    Quicklink for  
    About SVSUSaginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

    SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

    SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.

    More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website,  

    T/TT in PER, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


    The Department of Physics invites applicants for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Physics Education Research, beginning as early as August 16, 2019. The PER group at the University of Illinois Department benefits from its full integration in the physics department, and the ability to work with outstanding students at all levels. The successful candidate is expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, have a strong record of publication, and to lead a vigorous research program at the cutting edge of the field. Ideal candidates include those who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service endeavors. For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 25, 2018. Please visit to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. 

    The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.