Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), Monash University, Australia [Update: deadline extended to Friday 27 September 2019, 11:55 pm AEST]

Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused), Monash University, Australia.

Job No.: 593154
Location: Melbourne Australia, Monash University Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment 
Remuneration: $119,072 - $137,298 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)
  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.
The Opportunity
The School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer (Education-Focused).
Candidates will be expected to have an outstanding record of teaching and scholarship/research and be capable of providing leadership in innovative pedagogy. Applicants with a background in any area of physics or astronomy/astrophysics are encouraged to apply. We are interested in creative educators, who are able to make an impact in our physics/astrophysics teaching programs. To be considered you will have a PhD in physics or astronomy/astrophysics, demonstrable ability to perform independent scholarship/research, and a strong commitment to innovative teaching and learning – particularly related to active learning.
The School of Physics and Astronomy is a research leader with a strong international reputation in observational astronomy & astrophysics, experimental physics, theoretical and computational physics. Monash University is a leading Australian research university that ranks in the top-100 globally. Monash University is located in Melbourne, which is a major cosmopolitan centre and has been ranked among the world’s most liveable cities.
Monash University recognises the need to be diverse, inclusive, and excellent. The School of Physics and Astronomy seeks to increase the diversity of the School, particularly the number of academic staff members from diverse genders, in order to add distinct viewpoints and broader experiences to research and teaching, and to inspire the next generation of students and staff. Therefore the School strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates of all genders.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.
At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   
How to Apply
All applications should be made via the link in the official job posting, which is 
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to the position description and “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.
Professor Michael Morgan, Head of School, School of Physics and Astronomy,
Closing Date
Friday 30 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Monday, August 26, 2019

Post-Doc Researcher Associate - University of Washington, Seattle WA

A collaborative team of researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University plans to advertise a postdoctoral research associate position soon, with a flexible start date between October 1, 2019, and January 30, 2020.  The postdoctoral research associate would work on a recently-funded National Science Foundation grant, Research and Curriculum Development to Leverage University Student Conceptual Resources for Understanding Physics which builds on an earlier project that ends this year.  

The new grant will: 
  •  Identify university student conceptual resources for understanding kinematics, linear momentum, electric circuits, and heat and temperature
  • Develop and test instructional materials that build on student resources
  • Intentionally seek a representative sample of introductory physics students
  • Study context-dependent patterns in resource activation
  • Disseminate insights and resources from the project through PhysPort 

The postdoctoral research associate would join a collaborative team that includes faculty Paula Heron (Physics, University of Washington, Seattle), Amy Robertson (Physics, Seattle Pacific University), Rachel Scherr (Physics, University of Washington, Bothell), and Raphael Mondesir (Sociology, Seattle Pacific University).  

The postdoctoral research associate would be supported in choosing an independent and integrated strand of research and would receive extensive professional development that includes travel to conferences, mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, and other skills identified collaboratively. 

The minimum salary is $60,000, with benefits.  

The position would be for two years at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

TT, Cal State San Ber'dino

We are looking for someone with a background involving computation as we  are making a strong effort to incorporate it across our curriculum. We are open to applications from all research backgrounds and most current faculty members have been working at transforming their teaching approaches and engaging with the PER community.

Physics: Computational Physics - Assistant Professor Tenure Track

Depends on Qualifications
San Bernardino, CA
Job Type
Academic Affairs
Job Number
The Department of Physics at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position to begin August 2020.  The Department offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Physics, with current emphases in astronomy and applied physics. The Department is currently in the early planning stages for an interdisciplinary M.S. degree in Material Science. We welcome applications in all areas of research in physics. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach computational physics and help build computation into all levels of the departmental curriculum as well as teach a broad spectrum of undergraduate courses.  Our faculty are actively involved in research and in professional organizations in their respective fields.  The successful candidate will join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment that embraces diversity.

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and graduates about 5,000 students annually.  As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and 1 doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.  Faculty may have responsibilities at both campuses.
At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission.  We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success.  By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB's commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty.  We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from all groups historically underrepresented in Physics and STEM fields, including intersections across multiple groups.
Typical Activities
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Physics, maintain a robust and ongoing research agenda, and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program appropriate for an undergraduate institution that affords research opportunities for students. The candidate will also advise students and perform career-related service roles on and off campus for the department, college, university and professional societies.  Furthermore, the candidate will also lead activities that will advance scholarly excellence in Physics.
Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at
Minimum Qualifications
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in Physics or an equivalent degree in a closely related area by time of appointment.  However, candidates with "all but dissertation" (ABD) are considered.  We welcome applications from all areas of research in Physics. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach computational physics and help build computation into all levels of the departmental curriculum as well as teach a broad spectrum of undegraduate courses. 
Preferred candidates are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the University and community. 
Supplemental Information
To apply please submit the following required documents:    

1) Curriculum Vitae
2) The following four (4) statements regarding your preparation for the position.  Applicants should avoid including any identifying information (names, affiliations, gendered language, etc.) in these statements:
    a. A statement of your teaching mission that details your teaching philosophies and how you intend to promote learning in diverse student populations.
    b. A statement of your research that details your research and professional accomplishments and future goals, including how undergraduates will be involved in a meaningful way.
    c. A statement of how you might contribute to CSUSB's Strategic Plan.
    d. A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and should describe your willingness to, including any previous efforts, advance diversity, inclusion, and equity issues, as well as how you will work to enhance the minoritized students, faculty, and staff at CSUSB and beyond will success (maximum 1,000 words). 
3) If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching.
4) Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
5) Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Information regarding CSUSB's Department of Physics can be found at

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.  Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits and support for moving expenses available.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
 The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:
California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, California, 92407
(909) 537-5138 

Postdoctoral Fellow, San Francisco State CA

About the position
The postdoctoral fellow will be working closely with the SF BUILD Faculty Agents of Change, a group of STEM faculty across the College of Science and Engineering committed to creating affirming and inclusive classroom and research environments at SF State through the development, implementation, evaluation and adaptation of interventions for SF State science students.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative research methods to study STEM classroom climates
  • Provide guidance and supervision to a research group of several undergraduate and master’s students
  • Present research at local and national conferences, and author and co-author publications
  • Participate in communities of practice

  • PhD or EdD in STEM or STEM education/with a research focus in STEM education
  • Familiar with qualitative, quantitative and/or mixed-methods research experience
  • Experience teaching STEM content

About our program
The mission of SF BUILD is to enhance diversity of the STEM workforce by transforming research and classroom environments at SF State into affirming and socially inclusive spaces where students, faculty, and staff can safely represent different backgrounds and perspectives. Our work is grounded by a psychosocial model developed by SF BUILD that validates the experiences and personal values of historically underrepresented groups in science to support their professional development as agents of change. SF BUILD is one of several BUILD sites funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for Enhancing the Diversity of the NIH Funded Workforce.

For more information and to apply:
Contact: Kim Coble (

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Instructor of Physics at Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Faculty - Science - Physics
included in Diversity and Inclusion EmailPosition Description 

Washington and Lee University invites applications for an Instructor of Physics position beginning fall 2020. This full-time position has an initial 5-year contract with the opportunity for renewal. The Department of Physics and Engineering prizes the teacher-scholar model and is dedicated to engaging with our exceptional students in small classes. We actively promote a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the goals of the University’s Strategic Plan, we seek candidates who can effectively mentor underrepresented minority students.

Washington and Lee is a highly selective university of approximately 1860 undergraduates and 400 law students located in the Shenandoah Valley, three hours SW of Washington, DC. Lexington is a small town filled with rich culture and history, surrounded by boundless beauty, and offering a multitude of outdoor activities. 


Applicants should have demonstrated interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and the ability to teach courses throughout the undergraduate physics curriculum. M.S./M.A. or Ph.D. in Physics or related discipline required. Undergraduate teaching experience desirable. 

Application Instructions 

Application review begins October 15, 2019. Candidates should submit:
  • a letter of application
  • a CV
  • a brief statement of teaching philosophy
  • contact information for three professional references
All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at


Washington and Lee University
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Course Coordinator in Physics at OnRamps, University of Texas at Austin