Thursday, December 27, 2018

STEM Education Summer research positions for students at University of Oslo

Summer research positions
Summer research positions to undergraduate and Master’s students who are interested in STEM Education and data analytics.

The University of Oslo’s Center for Computing in Science Education (CCSE) is pleased to offer summer research positions to undergraduate and Master’s students who are interested in STEM Education and data analytics.

This summer program will provide opportunities for students to engage in cleaning, analyzing, and modeling educational data, which could provide insights into teaching and learning outcomes, degree attainment, and other important educational outcomes.

The work is supported by CCSE in collaboration with the Learning Machines Lab ( and is supervised by Profs. Danny Caballero and Anders Malthe-Sørenssen.

Students who are accepted into the program will be offered relocation expenses and a modest stipend. The program will run from 17 June 2019 to 16 August 2019.

If you have any questions please forward them to Danny Caballero at

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

TT/T (LPSoE/LSE) Physics Lecturer, University of California Santa Barbara

Tenure-Track/Tenured Teaching Faculty Position - Department of Physics 

The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an open level teaching faculty position as a Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (tenure-track) or Lecturer with Security of Employment (tenured) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019. The Physics Department seeks to hire a colleague committed to a career of leadership in its program for undergraduate physics majors, as well as to excellence in teaching a range of courses for budding physicists, other science students, and engineers. Faculty in this title are members of the Academic Senate, with benefits and privileges that parallel the professor track.
With close to 800 majors, UCSB’s undergraduate physics program is among the largest in the country and continues to grow rapidly. This dynamic environment provides many opportunities for change and innovation. UCSB was the first member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) of leading research universities in the U.S. and Canada to be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Further information about physics at UCSB and our beautiful oceanside campus can be found at
Responsibilities of teaching faculty include teaching related tasks for lower and upper division courses; mentorship of undergraduate, and potentially graduate students; professional and/or scholarly achievement and creative activity, particularly relating to instruction and pedagogy; and participation in university service. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application. PhD degree expected by appointment start date. Clear evidence of potential excellence in teaching is desired. Successful candidates will have a record of collaborative activity, and will be able to contribute the improvement of the undergraduate experience in the department and division. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, service and research as appropriate to the position.
Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include: 

• Cover letter 

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement of teaching

• Applicants will need to arrange for 3 -5 references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website
Teaching evaluations and a statement of contributions to outreach and diversity are also welcome, but not required.
Applications received by December 1, 2018 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Instructor Position - Michigan State Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University seeks to fill a non-tenure-track instructor position beginning Fall 2019. The initial duration of the appointment will be one year (12 months) with expectation of continuing renewal based on satisfactory performance. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory physics courses and development of studio physics formats. The course load will typically be two sections per semester with additional teaching-related responsibilities. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The position requires an advanced degree (a Master's and/or PhD degree) in physics or physics education.

A successful candidate will demonstrate:
* Outstanding teaching and mentoring skills in physics, physics education, or related areas
* Strong knowledge of physics content and experimental physics practice
* An ability to work in a collaborative teaching environment with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty
* Experience teaching in interactive engagement and/or active learning environments

The candidate will have opportunity to work the Physics Education Research Lab at MSU ( on teaching and learning projects as interest and needs overlap.

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and experiences to (posting number 548675). In addition, applicants should provide names and contact information for three references who may be contacted.

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 1st, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and we endeavor to facilitate employment assistance to spouses or partners of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professors Danny Caballero and/or Stuart Tessmer, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee, instructorsearch2018(at)