Thursday, May 23, 2019

DBER postdocs, Cornell

Cornell University is developing a strong discipline-based education research community, with faculty, postdocs, and students in biology, physics, economics, and more. DBER efforts also build on the University’s Active Learning Initiative, an institutional funding program to support faculty and departments to implement evidence-based teaching and learning. To continue to build this group, we are interested in supporting DBER applications for the Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program. Information about this program is below. If you are interested in applying with support from faculty in biology and physics education research, please reach out to Michelle Smith (BER faculty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Natasha Holmes (PER faculty in Physics) by June 14th. Our current research interests are quite broad – you can find information on our websites or by contacting us. Prospective applicants should have a strong vision for DBER postdoctoral work that builds on or extends the current DBER programs at Cornell. As per the recommended research theme, we encourage applications interested in study DBER related to genomics instruction, though any interested candidates are encouraged to reach out.

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS 2020

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS are high-profile postdoctoral research positions with significant independence and resources to attract some of the world’s best young scholars to interact deeply with faculty and students on Cornell’s campuses.  Candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree by the application deadline, are eligible for this program. Successful candidates will have access to the full range of talent and considerable resources available at Cornell, and will be encouraged to interact broadly with the Cornell intellectual community, in addition to their postdoctoral research with a tenured or tenure-track faculty member (sponsor) and their research group. Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows will also receive lifetime membership in the Society of Cornell Fellows along with the participants in other named prestigious and competitively awarded Cornell postdoctoral fellowships. Approximately six to ten Presidential Fellowships are awarded each year, with the inaugural cohort of ten fellows chosen in the academic 2017-2018 year, and nine selected in 2018-2019. For the 2019-2020 selection cycle, as part of the Provost’s Radical Collaborations initiative, some of the postdoctoral positions each year will be reserved for applications focusing on one thematic area of Radical Collaboration outlined by the Provost’s office. This year, the chosen topic will be “Advancing Genome Biology”, in line with the Provost’s task force on Genome Biology which can be found here: http://provost.cornell.edu/academic-initiatives/radical-collaboration/genome-biology/.  Applicants whose research is not covered by this theme are still encouraged to apply.
Appointments are for up to three years, dependent on positive annual evaluations, and may include a teaching component where appropriate of no more than 25% averaged over the length of the appointment.  The stipend for appointments in the 2019-2020 academic year will be $68,000 plus full Cornell University endowed employee fringe benefits. Each Fellow also will be provided $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel. Interested individuals can contact any tenure-track or tenured Cornell faculty member(s), i.e. assistant, associate or full professor, who, if agreeable to serve as the lead sponsor(s), will endorse the candidate’s application. We recommend contacting prospective faculty sponsors as early as possible. A tenure track assistant professor may serve as a primary sponsor only if a tenured professor serves as secondary sponsor.All Cornell faculty may only sponsor a total of one postdoctoral candidate application (either as primary or secondary sponsor), however if an Assistant Professor is the primary sponsor, tenured faculty may additionally sponsor one as a secondary.
Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the candidate, including their ability to be an ambassador for Cornell University, and the quality and originality of the proposed research and its potential impact. Review and ranking of applications will be performed by a representative faculty committee, and decisions are expected between December 2019 and February 2020. 
More information can be found on our website here: https://research.cornell.edu/content/presidential-postdoctoral-fellows

APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Interested individuals can contact any tenure-track or tenured Cornell faculty member(s) who is agreeable to serve as the sponsor(s), to request sponsorship and the required letter of recommendation.  It is recommended to contact the Cornell faculty member well in advance of the deadline, as faculty may receive multiple requests to sponsor applicants. Applications will be submitted using the online submission portal. To submit an application, please visit our website,https://research.cornell.edu/content/presidential-postdoctoral-fellows and click on “How to Apply”, or apply directly to our online application system athttps://ras.research.cornell.edu/CPPF.

APPLICATION MATERIALS
1.                   Candidate CV (4 page max), including publication list and date of Ph.D. graduation, and listing the Ph.D. advisors name. If not yet graduated, please note the estimated date for graduation. Applicants graduating before September 1st 2017 will not be considered. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt.
2. A description of proposed research (2 page max.) that should include a clear statement of objectives and of the significance and expected impact of the proposed research if successful. If your application is responsive to the Genome Biology Initiative, you must include a section outlining how your proposed work aligns with this Radical Collaboration. This page limit includes figures, citations, references, tables etc. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt. Applications exceeding this limit will be rejected without review.
3. Two letters of recommendation (2 page max. for each letter), including one that must be from the candidate’s PhD thesis advisor, which provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.
4. A letter of support from Cornell lead (and secondary if applicable) faculty sponsor(s) (2 page max.) including a brief statement of any financial and logistical support of the proposed research that will be provided by the faculty sponsor(s). These letters are critical and will be taken into careful consideration by the review committee. No other letters should be included.
5. A statement on diversity and inclusion (1 page max.), that outlines your experiences with diversity, equity and inclusion. Those experiences can include, but are not limited to the following: lived experience as a member of an underrepresented group; experience living and meaningfully interacting with individuals with a variety of identities; and professional development or other training in diversity, equity and inclusion. If your experiences are different from those listed and you have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please explain how you will manifest that commitment in this postdoctoral position. Font size should be no smaller than 11pt.

Application materials should be submitted by the postdoctoral applicant to the online application portal herehttps://ras.research.cornell.edu/CPPF
NOTE: If proposed sponsors or recommendation letter authors wish to keep their letters confidential, please submit the letter directly topres.pdfellows@cornell.edu as a PDF file, with the file name “ApplicantLastName, ApplicantFirstName-CPPF2020”.

Deadline for all materials:  Monday September 2, 2019 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time. Late applications will be rejected without review.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage.  We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Visiting Lecturer, RIT, Rochester NY

Visiting Lecturer

Location:
Rochester, NY
Category:
Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted:
05/09/2019
Type:
Full-Time
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4560BR

College of Science

COS School of Physics and Astronomy

Detailed Job Description
The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Visiting Lecturer. The positions are 9 month, non-tenure track appointments that would begin August 14, 2019, with the possibility of renewal. 

The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, evidence of effective and successful recent teaching, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Although not required, experience or strong interest in teaching undergraduate astronomy courses or laboratory-based physics courses are also desirable. Candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States at the start and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education is desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available. 

We are seeking individuals who have the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's core valueshonor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description
The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at https://www.rit.edu/science/sopa.

About the University:
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .

Required Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in physics or closely related discipline
  • Evidence of effective and successful recent teaching
  • Potential to succeed in an active learning workshop-style classroom
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college's continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
Required Minimum Education Level
PhD

Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Faculty Discipline: Physics

Faculty Rank: Visiting Lecturer

Anticipated Start Date: 14-Aug-2019

Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

How To Apply
Please apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty Keyword Search 4560BR. Please submit: the online application; a cover letter addressing the listed qualifications, and include a statement about their contributions to diversity and a description of any previous activities mentoring members of historically excluded racial, gender, or other identities; a curriculum vita that clearly describes teaching experience; and upload the following attachments:
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Any evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the potential to be effective in an interactive learning classroom 
  • A list of three current professional references with their contact information
Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. 

Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of recommendation directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy. These letters must be submitted to physsrch@rit.edu and must be in PDF format. Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to physsrch@rit.edu

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by June 7, 2019.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources.RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities.RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

FT Instructional Faculty, Rutgers/Newark

https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/92073

Teaching Instructor/Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

Location:
Newark, NJ
Category:
  • Faculty - Science - Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Faculty - Science - Physics
Posted:
05/17/2019
Type:
Full-Time
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Salary: Open

Posting Summary
The Department of Physics invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Teaching Instructor/Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor beginning September 1, 2019. Teaching duties may include: Astronomy and Cosmology (general education), calculus-based University Physics, as well as other undergraduate courses (for a full list of course offerings, visit the department website at http://phys.rutgers.edu). In addition to teaching duties, the successful candidate will serve in department committees and other service as needed. The overall workload will not exceed 12 credits per semester (a figure that combines teaching and service components). The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related discipline by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in lecture and laboratory course instruction and development. The successful applicant will be expected to teach and develop introductory physics courses. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching through advancing and supporting initiatives that deepen pedagogical knowledge and sustain motivated learning in all students. The Department of Physics supports innovation and practices in physics education research. Rutgers non-tenure track positions have competitive salary and benefits.
Minimum Education and Experience
Ph.D. degree along with demonstrated excellence in lecture and laboratory course instruction and development.
Overview
The School of Arts and Sciences-Newark (SASN) is a place where exploration, discovery, and imagination come together to form the core of a liberal arts education. We serve all undergraduates at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N); and offer a broad selection of more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate courses a year in more than 40 subjects. SASN combines the best of a large research university with a small liberal arts college. RU-N is a remarkably diverse, urban, public research university that is not just in Newark but of Newark-an anchor of our home city. RU-N is located in a transportation hub with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. New Jersey offers vibrant and varied cultural activities, excellent schools, and opportunities to live in culturally diverse urban, suburban, or small-town settings within a short distance of campus. RU-N is consistently ranked one of the most diverse universities in the country by US News & World Report and is located minutes from New York City. For more information about RU-N: newark.rutgers.edu.
Posting Open Date: 05/16/2019

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must include a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of two references.
Campus: Rutgers University-Newark

Home Location Campus: Rutgers University-Newark

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Head of Public Engagement, APS, College Park MD

The Head of Public Engagement sets the direction for APS public engagement programs in consultation with the Director of Education and Diversity and key APS leaders. This position leads public engagement programs, engages key stakeholders, and works synergistically with other program areas.

Responsibilities

Leads public engagement programs
  • Develops and advances high impact public engagement programs that embody APS priorities, in consultation with the department director and key APS leaders.
  • Maintains deep knowledge of peer-reviewed literature, reports and other publications to inform program development.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of public engagement programs using best practices and makes changes informed by evaluation results.
  • Writes proposals to fund public engagement programs and helps identify potential funding sources.
  • Leads the public engagement team to implement programs and assumes primary responsibility for the success of public engagement initiatives.
Engages key stakeholders to help define and advance outreach priorities
  • Serves as a liaison to the Committee on Informing the Public (CIP) and engages members in actively shaping and implementing the APS public engagement agenda.
  • Serves as a liaison to the Forum on Outreach and Engaging the Public (FOEP) and other APS units interested in outreach, and seeks to engage executive committees in working collaboratively toward common goals.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with public engagement leaders in the science community and other organizations to understand trends, challenges, best practices, and opportunities.
Works synergistically with other APS program areas and relevant departments
  • Collaborates with Education, Diversity, Careers, International Affairs and the Office of Governmental Affairs in areas of common interest, leveraging the expertise of other program areas to enhance public engagement initiatives and vice versa.
  • Works closely with Communications to effectively reach target audiences.

Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. (preferred) or MS in physics or closely related field is required. Additionally, a background in science education and/or science communication is desired.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Five years of experience leading outreach programs or equivalent is required. Experience with proposal writing and project management is required. Supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Possess a deep knowledge of public engagement, including effective practices and peer-reviewed literature.
  • Strong, polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to handle several complex projects simultaneously, possess excellent organizational skills, and meet deadlines.
  • Proactively identify and respond to needs, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential.
  • Customer service orientation desired, including ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives and widely varying backgrounds of others.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to work as a team player.
  • Able to travel several times per year.
  • Able to manage up, manage down, and manage across effectively.
  • Demonstrate a collaborative style to engage committee members and membership units in advancing outreach objectives, and partner effectively with APS staff in synergistic areas.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders in the public engagement community.
  • Able to gather strategic input and use results of strategic analyses to identify new directions and refine existing programs, in consultation with the department director and key APS leaders. 
  • Competence in managing grants, proposal writing and budgetary management practices is required.
  • Understand and employ principles of project management and program evaluation.
  • Ability to allocate resources, delegate work, motivate people and resolve conflicts.
  • Sensitive to the reactions of others and offer appropriate responses, so they feel their perspectives are heard and taken into account.
To apply, send cover letter with salary requirement, resume, and a list of professional references to the attention of APS Human Resources via e-mail: personnel@aps.org

Head of Education, APS, College Park MD

https://www.aps.org/about/jobs/head-education.cfm

The Head of Education sets the direction for the APS education programs area in consultation with the Director of Education and Diversity and key APS leaders. This position leads education programs, engages key stakeholders and works synergistically with other program areas. This position is based at the APS headquarters office located in College Park, MD (walking distance from the College Park Metro Station).

Responsibilities

Leads education programs
  • Develops and advances high impact education programs that embody APS priorities, in consultation with the department director and key APS leaders
  • Maintains deep knowledge of peer-reviewed literature, reports and other publications to inform program development
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of education programs using best practices and makes changes informed by evaluation results
  • Writes proposals to fund education programs and helps identify potential funding sources
  • Leads staff teams to implement programs and assumes primary responsibility for the success of education initiatives
Engages key stakeholders to help define and advance education priorities
  • Serves as a liaison to the Committee on Education (COE) and engages members in actively shaping and implementing the APS education agenda
  • Serves as a liaison to the Forum on Education (FEd), the Topical Group on Education Research (GPER) and other APS units interested in education, and seeks to engage executive committees in working collaboratively toward common goals
  • Builds and maintains relationships with education leaders in the physics community and other organizations to understand trends, challenges, best practices, and opportunities
Works synergistically with other APS program areas and relevant departments
  • Collaborates with Public Engagement, Diversity, Careers, International Affairs and the Office of Governmental Affairs in areas of common interest, leveraging the expertise of other program areas to enhance public engagement initiatives and vice versa
  • Works closely with Communications to effectively reach target audiences
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education: Ph.D. (preferred) or M.S. in physics or closely related field is required, including physics education research and science education
Experience: Five years of experience leading education programs or equivalent is required. Experience with proposal writing and project management is required. Supervisory experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

General: Needs to possess a deep knowledge of physics education, including effective practices and peer-reviewed literature. Strong, polished interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are necessary. Must have the ability to handle several complex projects simultaneously, possess excellent organizational skills, and meet deadlines. Must be able to proactively identify and respond to needs, and exercise judgment. Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential. Customer service orientation desired, including ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives and widely varying backgrounds of others. Needs to demonstrate willingness and ability to work as a team player. Must be able to travel several times per year.
Leadership and Management: Must be able to manage up, manage down, and manage across effectively. Must demonstrate a collaborative style to engage committee members and membership units in advancing outreach objectives, and partner effectively with APS staff in synergistic areas. Needs to build and maintain good relationships with key stakeholders in the physics education community. Needs to be able to gather strategic input and use results of strategic analyses to identify new directions and refine existing programs, in consultation with the department director and key APS leaders. Must understand and employ principles of project management and program evaluation. Competence in managing grants, proposal writing and budgetary management practices is required.
Supervisory Skills: Must be able to set expectations, monitor and assess performance, and establish accountability. Needs to understand and apply basic supervisory principles involved in allocating resources, delegating work, motivating people and resolving conflicts. Needs to be sensitive to the reactions of others and offer appropriate responses, so they feel their perspectives are heard and taken into account.
To apply, send cover letter with salary requirement, resume, and a list of professional references to the attention of APS Human Resources via e-mail: personnel@aps.org

Learning Assistant (LA) Program Assistant Director and STEM Education Postdocs at FIU, Miami FL

Assistant Director of the Learning Assistant (LA) Program
Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Florida International University is a Carnegie R1 public research university with 54,000 students who mostly come from traditionally underrepresented groups. Located in Miami, Florida, FIU leverages the multinational and multilingual strength of our students to create an inclusive and equitable future. The STEM Transformation Institute mission is to promote active learning and supports more than 7,500 undergraduate STEM majors through a multidisciplinary collaboration across the university. Together we develop research-based education practices which effectively produce substantial increases in the number of well-prepared STEM professionals, including teachers, entering the workforce. The Learning Assistant Program is housed in the STEM Transformation institute and provides an institutional change mechanism that focuses on the implementation of evidence-based STEM instruction. The LA Program serves more than 10,000 students a semester and supports faculty across disciplines in STEM and beyond.

The LA Program has the following open positions (available to be filled immediately):

Assistant Director of the Learning Assistant Program will be involved in all aspects of the LA Program, working closely with undergraduate students, faculty and university administrators. Primary responsibilities include facilitating adoption of the LA model with new faculty and emergent disciplines, including working with faculty and departments to redesign courses to enable best practices in LA-supported courses. Other responsibilities may include program management, faculty development. teaching and/or assessment and research. This is a full time 12-month position, starting as a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship with a path to a permanent position with the LA program.  Required background includes:
  • A doctorate in science, mathematics, engineering or science/mathematics/engineering education;
  • Minimum 3-years academic experience in teaching and/or managing programs directly related to course transformation and/or implementation of evidence-based STEM Instruction.
  • Very strong oral and written communication skills.
Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:
  • Experience in faculty development and/or supporting implementation of active learning/student-centered pedagogies.
  • Knowledge of recent advances in science, mathematics and/or engineering teaching and learning and/or discipline-based education research (DBER);
  • Experience working in highly collaborative environments.

Postdoctoral scholars who are interested in STEM education research, institutional change and Learning Assistants (LAs). Based upon their interest, fellows will be involved in program management, faculty development and/or assessment and research. This fellowship provides an excellent exposure to Higher Ed practices and management as well as to faculty development. When applying, please mention one or more of the categories of interest: (1) Faculty development; (2) Higher Education Management; (3) Research and Assessment of active learning classrooms.

How to Apply: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 517353 at facultycareers.fiu.edu, and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates may explore stem.fiu.edu for more information and may contact Program Director, Dr. Hagit Kornreich-Leshem, directly at hkornrei@fiu.edu or email stemti@fiu.edu with any inquiries. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Two VAPs, Georgia State GA

Full-time Visiting Lecturer Positions at Georgia State University

Georgia State University Department of Physics and Astronomy seeks to fill two limited-term, full-time, non-tenure track positions to teach introductory physics and/or astronomy courses beginning Fall 2019.  The initial appointment is for one year but may be renewed for one additional year.  A Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline is required by August 2019. The department seeks individuals with a commitment to quality undergraduate education and effective teaching. Preference will be given to those with appropriate teaching experience and knowledge of best practices in physics education.  

Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, official transcript, and statement of teaching philosophy to: Dr. Brian Thoms, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 5060, Atlanta, GA 30302-5060 or by e-mail to bthoms@gsu.edu.  Position will remain open until filled.  

Georgia State University, located in downtown Atlanta, is a majority-minority institution serving a very diverse student body. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups. An offer of employment is conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is an AA/EEOinstitution.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

PER Faculty Search at Michigan State [Advance Notice]

Michigan State University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy anticipates hiring a PER faculty member to start in the Fall of 2020. Details and application instructions are forthcoming. For questions, please email Danny Caballero (caballero@pa.msu.edu), Katie Hinko (hinko@msu.edu) and/or Vashti Sawtelle (vashtis@msu.edu). 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Postdoc at Michigan State

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Position Summary

An interdisciplinary research team at Michigan State University is
seeking up to two candidates to fill one-year, 12-month (with additional years contingent on performance) Research Associate positions for research in STEM education. We are a team of Discipline-Based Education Researchers (DBER) from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, and Education. For four years, funded by the Association of American Universities (AAU), we worked with MSU faculty to change the focus of our gateway science courses to scientific practices and disciplinary core ideas (Cooper et al.,2015; Laverty et al.,2016; Matz et al.,2018.)

Our initial efforts have centered on the extent to which teaching
practices and assessments have changed over time and the factors that act as levers and barriers.

Now with funding from NSF,we have been expanding this project to include courses beyond introductory sequences, as well as three partner institutions (Grand Valley State University, Florida International University, and Kansas
State University). The selected Research Associate will participate in this project in collaboration with faculty from these institutions and MSU faculty from the College of Natural Science, Lyman Briggs College, and College of Education. Our research team members have strong postdoctoral researcher mentoring histories and excellent placement records for our researchers.

The successful candidate for this position will analyze data generated from faculty in a fellowship about STEM education, and conduct research on student learning related to scientific practices and disciplinary core ideas.

The targeted start date is flexible between June 1 and August 31, 2019.

Required Degree

Doctorate -chemistry/physics/biology education

Minimum Requirements

The applicant should have completed (or anticipate completion of) a doctoral degree in chemistry/chemistry education, physics/physics education, biology/biology education, or higher education, with some demonstrated experience in DBER. Applicants should have a strong commitment to  undergraduate STEM education and interest in working with a leading group of interdisciplinary STEM education researchers.

The successful candidate will have experience with a mix of some
set of the following areas, enabling the Research Associate to make unique contributions to the research team:

-   research on institutional change

-   assessment of student learning

-   assessment of student affect

-   observation protocol development and use

-   qualitative research methods

-   quantitative research methods

-   mentoring undergraduate researchers

-   presenting and publishing research findings

Excellent writing and organizational skills are required, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the mentoring of graduate and undergraduate research assistants. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Application Materials

A complete application package will consist of:

-   Cover letter

-   Curriculum vitae

-   Transcripts

-   Two samples of scholarly writing

-   Names and email addresses of three references

Special Instructions

Contact Melanie Cooper (Chemistry, mmc@msu.edu), Danny Caballero
(Physics, caball14@msu.edu), Diane Ebert-May (Biology,
ebertmay@msu.edu), Cori Fata-Hartley (Biology, fatahart@msu.edu), or
Becky Matz (Chemistry, matz@msu.edu) about your interest or possible
candidates.

**Review of Applications Begins On**

04/16/2019 and will continue until the positions are filled

To Apply

Go to careers.msu.edu and search for position 567153

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

TWO NTTs at University of Cincinnati (#37202)

The Department of Physics within the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences seeks candidates for Assistant Professor-Educator to start August 15, 2019.  The Department of Physics has more than one hundred undergraduate majors in Physics and Astrophysics and teaches
introductory physics every year to several thousand students from other disciplines.  A research
capstone project is required for an undergraduate degree in Physics.  The primary responsibilities of
this position will be teaching the introductory physics lecture courses, but the candidate is also
expected to engage with our undergraduate major laboratories and undergraduate research
capstones.

The Department of Physics seeks dynamic and motivated individuals to join our drive to engage
students and maximize learning in our classrooms.  We particularly seek candidates who have a
strong interest in using research-based and active learning approaches, are willing to evaluate new
models of instruction, and are able to contribute to the Physics Education Research activities of the
department.  Such activities include development of assessments, collection and analysis of data on
student learning, and presentation of results within the department and at conferences.

This is a non-tenure-track nine-month appointment with an initial contract for three years;
reappointments based upon performance reviews.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Doctorate in Physics in an experimental area. Prior
teaching and/or undergraduate research mentoring at the college or university level is expected.
Application Process

Interested and qualified candidates must complete our online application at https://jobs.uc.edu
(Search for requisition #37202).  In addition to the online application, candidates must include

(1) a cover letter which briefly describes prior teaching and undergraduate research mentoring
experiences,
(2) a current cv or resume, and
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy regarding use of research-based and active learning approaches.  Applicants should separately arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically, preferably in PDF format, to physdept@ucmail.uc.edu. Only submissions made through the online application system will be accepted.

Review of applications begins April 25, 2019 and continues until position is filled.  Start date is
August 15, 2019.

TWO NTTs at University of Cincinnati (#37019)

The Department of Physics within the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts & Sciences seeks
candidates for an Assistant Professor-Educator position to start August 15, 2019.
The primary responsibilities will be teaching the introductory physics lecture courses, some of which may include the lab course or be in an online format and may involve training teaching assistants. This is a non- tenure-track position with continuing reappointments based upon performance reviews.

The Department of Physics seeks dynamic and motivated individuals to join our drive to engage
students and maximize learning in our classrooms.  We particularly seek candidates who have a
strong interest in using research-based and active learning approaches, are willing to evaluate new
models of instruction and embrace online learning, and are able to contribute to the Physics
Education Research activities of the department.  Such activities include development of
assessments, collection and analysis of data on student learning, and presentation of results within
the department and at conferences.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have a Doctorate in Physics or a closely related
field, or a Doctorate in Science Education with a Master’s degree in Physics.

Application Process
Interested and qualified applicants must apply using our online application process
at https://jobs.uc.edu (Search for requisition #37019). In addition to the online application, required
parts of the application process include
(1) a cover letter which briefly describes prior teaching experiences,
(2) a current resume or cv, and
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy regarding use of research-based and active learning approaches.

Please use the additional documents feature to attach all of the required documents.  Applicants should separately arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically, preferably in PDF format, to physdept@ucmail.uc.edu.

Review of applications will begin April 25, 2019 and continue until position is filled.  Start date is
August 15, 2019.

Full-Time Physics Faculty, Tenure Track, Whatcom CC, WA

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/whatcomcc/jobs/2375213/full-time-physics-faculty-tenure-track


Description
Whatcom Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track physics instructor beginning Fall Quarter 2019.  The College is seeking a dynamic individual interested in developing and engaging students through the use and implementation of innovative and inclusive curriculum and teaching methods, including the application of technology, both inside and outside the classroom. The College seeks faculty who have the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and global understanding.  College faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and contribute to the College through committee service and program leadership and development.
Being a faculty member at Whatcom offers the opportunity to engage in the advancement of equitable student outcomes and the elimination of equity gaps. Faculty have regular opportunities for on-campus professional development, collaboration with colleagues, and engagement in workshops and learning communities. These opportunities contribute to professional advancement at the College, as well as personal growth. This position supports all four of the College's four core themes – achieving success, building community, advancing equity, and enhancing effectiveness.
Job Responsibilities
The physics department prepares students for the physical sciences transfer or workforce. The successful applicant is expected:
  • to teach all levels of physics, physical science and astronomy courses offered at Whatcom, which may include evening courses;
  • to update, revise and maintain curriculum to the highest standards in the field; 
  • to collaborate with college faculty and administrators in contributing to the future vision and scope of physics and other STEM program at the college;
  • to remain current in the field and adapt courses to meet changing job skills, research developments, and qualification requirements;
  • to successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
  • to develop and maintain contacts and knowledge of companies and organizations in the community;
  • to identify and contribute to activities that promote student development such as student clubs and/or other student volunteer activities; and
  • to perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Salary and Appointment
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Master's degree in physics or related field, with a strong undergraduate physics background.  Creative combinations or professional pathways to physics teaching are welcome.
  • Evidence of experience teaching, tutoring, or supporting student learning with an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
  • Evidence of strong interest in undergraduate science curriculum that involves student-centered inquiry and development of conceptual understanding for both science majors and general studies students.
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • The ability to lead efforts to increase student success in the sciences, closing achievement gaps between demographic groups, remediation needs, cultural, economic, physical and health challenges, and students with general science anxiety including teaching a productive academic mindset that shows students they are capable of learning with practice and effort
  • Experience instructing and assisting in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, incorporating pedagogies that support effective teaching methodologies for all students and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions with the intent to remodel, or create new laboratory and curricular materials.
  • Experience with culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students.
  • Experience working with grants, contracts, or other alternative project funding opportunities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication abilities with students and colleagues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning and accessibility; and experience using a learning management system, preferably Canvas.
  • Bilingual      
 The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Cultural competence and a commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Content knowledge in the program or discipline.
  • A commitment to student centered, activity based and inclusive pedagogy.
  • A commitment to WCC's vision as "an innovative college, engaged with our diverse and changing communities".
Salary and Appointment: 
  • Current Master's degree salary begins at $52,371 (additional degrees and experience increase rate); 174 day annual contract.
 Benefits Package:
  • The position comes with a full benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance and a retirement plan. 
Additionally, as a Washington State, public higher education institution, WCC offers the following:
  • Whatcom Community College is a qualified employer for the PSLF program. If you work for the College full time, have had Direct Loans and are on an eligible repayment plan, you are eligible to apply.
  • Full-time employees are eligible to apply and participate in the Whatcom Community College Employee Tuition Program, which provides a tuition waiver for available and eligible WCC courses.
 Start Date:
  • Fall Quarter, 2019.
Application Due Date:
  • For guaranteed consideration, application packets should be received by Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 4:59 pm. Position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicant
A completed application consists of an online application and:
  • Letter of application detailing relevant experience and how the applicant is prepared to meet the duties of the position.
  • Diversity statement that responds to the following question (1 page max).
*Whatcom Community College has a strategic plan core theme to advance equity. Describe ways in which you have actively engaged and demonstrated a commitment to promoting the success of diverse students or employees.
  • Current resume.
  • Unofficial Transcripts for all earned degrees; official transcripts required prior to the official start date.
  • List of five recent professional references with contact information.