Monday, September 23, 2019

Assistant Professor Physics and Math, Midway University KY

Midway, KY
Faculty - Science - Physics
Midway University invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor in Physics and Math in the Department of Math and Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences beginning in the fall of 2020.

The successful candidate will develop and teach courses at the undergraduate level; Courses will be taught both in face-to-face and online formats. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues. All faculty are expected to advise students, serve on committees, be engaged in campus life, and maintain currency in the field. Research in the field is encouraged, but not required.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate in Physics and at least 18 hours of graduate level math or an undergraduate degree in math.

Review of applications will begin October 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.


Human Resources
Midway University
Online App. Form:
Midway University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Instructor I, Physics, Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL
Faculty - Science - Physics
Job Description:
As the Physics, Instructor I you will teach undergraduate courses at the introductory and advanced levels, as applicable; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs? be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning? be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning? produce peer reviewed scholarship? and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy, or related discipline from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate physics, or evidence of potential for excellent teaching undergraduate physics. Talent in crafting a creative and relevant learning environment in a difficult scientific subject for students in STEM fields.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Instructor I.
Preferred Qualifications:
The department values interdisciplinary teaching experience as well as experience teaching at the general education level. Ability to contribute effectively and collegially to a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for a diverse student population. Collaborative and Collegial spirit and a willingness to serve at the department and college levels.
1) Experience teaching at the general education level.

2) A collaborative and collegial spirit and willing to serve at the department and college levels opportunities commensurate with career maturity.

3) Demonstrated engagement in reflective self-assessment of teaching styles and methods to ensure consistently effective instructional performance.

4) Experience or interest in professional development or scholarship.

5) Experience or interest in developing collaborations with faculty and mentoring students.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value service to the department, college and university.


Human Resources
Florida Gulf Coast University
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Instructor/Lecturer (Non-Tenure Track), Department of Physics, U of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
Faculty - Science - Physics
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL
General Description/ Primary Purpose :
The Department of Physics at the University of North Florida is now accepting applications for a permanent, 12-month, non-tenure track, Lecturer faculty position to begin in August 2020. Responsibilities include teaching and preparing undergraduate astronomy laboratory courses, lecturing introductory astronomy courses as needed, and contributing to the continuous improvement of our curriculum. An ability and interest in teaching physics laboratories and lower-level introductory physics lecture courses is also desirable. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to contribute service to both the university and to the profession. The ideal candidate will have previous, documented experience in teaching undergraduate laboratory courses in Physics and/or Astronomy. The successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and capability to provide an excellent learning environment to students and to contribute to the continuing development of curricular content, in particular laboratory course experiments.
Not including this position, the Department consists of ten tenure track faculty and seven non-tenure track lecturers. The Department has research clusters in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, and earth science. The Department has a very active outreach program and will enjoy added renovated facilities from Spring 2020, including the installation of an observatory on campus.
UNF's Department of Physics is committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. The applicant should describe his/her experience working with, teaching, or mentoring diverse groups of students. The applicant should also describe his/her abilities and ideas for contributing to this goal at UNF. This information can be contained in the letter of interest, or as a separate statement on diversity.
UNF's Department of Physics is committed to improving the training of its students through an active and ongoing effort to improve the curriculum. The applicant should describe his/her experience working with student-centered methods of instruction. The applicant should also describe his/her abilities and ideas for contributing to this goal at UNF. This information can be contained in the letter of interest, or in the teaching interests and practices document.
Faculty Position Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have a minimum of a masters degree in Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics or closely related field. Further, the successful candidate must demonstrate the commitment and capability to provide an excellent learning environment to students and to contribute to the continuing development of curricular content, in particular laboratory course experiments.
Special Instructions:
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload and email supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr. Warren Huelsnitz at Application reviews will begin on December 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must include the names and contact information of at least three professional references as part of the application.
Applicants are required to submit:

1) a letter of interest;

2) a curriculum vitae;

3) a one to two page statement of teaching interests and practices as “Department Specific” document;

4) must arrange to email copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts to Dr. Warren Huelsnitz at
Salary: Negotiable
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans & spouses of veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.


University of North Florida
UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans & spouses of veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

Instructor of Physics at University of Arkansas Fort Smith

DeadlineDecember 15, 2019
Date PostedSeptember 20, 2019

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number: F00077P

Working Title: Instructor of Physics

Position Number20-10-0027

Physical Science

For nearly 7,000 students each semester, UAFS offers a dynamic learning environment, a rich campus life, a vibrant international population, opportunities to travel and study abroad, and a host of prestigious degree programs. Small class sizes combined with innovative, applied learning opportunities have led to a record of high job and graduate school placement rates after graduation, an indication of the student-centered education that has defined UAFS since its founding in 1928. An $80 million endowment fund propels the University and its students into a promising future. In the fall of 2015, UAFS completed a role and scope change and began offering master’s degrees. UAFS is one of 18 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System.

About the University
Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for cost of living, and a top city in the nation for highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

UAFS’ beautiful 170-acre campus features 20 major buildings and the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. The University opened a 58,000 square-foot visual arts facility in the fall of 2015. A student-supported recreation and wellness center, featuring a rock-climbing wall, basketball, and volleyball courts, and state-of-the-art equipment, opened in the fall of 2016. Such projects initiated the 15-year transformation of the campus in accordance with the University’s updated master plan. These two buildings complement the University’s top-notch amenities across campus, including a newly renovated library that boasts expansive areas for student use and vast collections of literature and academic resources.

Position Summary
Primary responsibilities will be teaching a variety of undergraduate physics courses including algebra- and calculus-based physics lectures/laboratories, select upper-level physics courses and physical sciences. Other duties will include on-going curriculum planning and review; professional and instructional development; service to the department, college, and university, including committee, assessment, student recruitment, and retention activities; and other related duties as required and/or assigned. The position reports to Department Head of Physical Sciences.

Summary of Job Duties
• Classroom Instruction
• Scholarly Activity
• Service to department, college and University, including committees and assessments
• Recruitment and retention of students
• Attendance and participation in all faculty and administrative meetings, Student Research Symposium, commencement ceremonies, departmental retreats, and other meetings/events as required
• Curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation
• Assessment and evaluation of instruction
• Professional development
• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance.
• Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum qualifications include a Masters in Physics or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Previous teaching experience at the college level, industrial experience, expertise in astronomy, or online instruction.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Ability to effectively teach a wide range of physics, physical sciences and related courses to physics minors
• Ability to effectively teach a wide range of general education physics courses to non-majors including online instruction
• Commitment to excellence in teaching, including the utilization of modern classroom technology pedagogy, and well-developed communication skills
• Ability to interact with diverse groups of people with a commitment to working within a team
• Ability to improve student learning with instructional methods that address a variety of learning styles

Special Job Dimensions
Work performed primarily in an office, classroom and laboratory settings. Occasional travel and extended hours required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing, and sitting for extended periods. Visual demands include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on a computer screen. Employee regularly talks and hears. Employee occasionally lifts items up to 20 pounds.

Work Schedule
This is a 9-month position.


$44,000 - $53,000, depending on education and experience

Competitive benefits package.

Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Does this position require a background check?

Criminal Background Check and Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check. Position requires employee complete Arkansas Mandated Reporter training prior to employment.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date: 09/20/2019

Close Date:12/15/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, apply by November 30, 2019.

Anticipated start date: 08/10/2020

EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable employment laws.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial College Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Related Certifications
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that failure to complete the Employment History section of the application will result in automatic elimination?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Did you complete the Employment History section of the application?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you ever been fired or asked to resign from a job?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. If yes, please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * How did you learn of this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Four (4) Post-Docs - Texas State

We are advertising four postdoctoral-level positions related to instructional change in undergraduate STEM. The positions are associated with three recently awarded NSF grants: (1) “Building Capacity: Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change” (2 positions); (2) “Furthering the Work of Undergraduate STEM Transformation: Modeling Instructional Change Teams”; and (3) “Developing Faculty Resources of Evidence-Based Practices that Improve Learning and Equity in STEM.” One of the positions will primarily focus on programmatic work and may involve synergistic research activities. The other three positions will primarily focus on research and will involve synergistic programmatic activities as appropriate. 

Minimum qualifications for all positions are:
  • PhD in a STEM and/or Education field
  • Commitment to counteracting systemic inequities in STEM
  • Motivation and ability to engage with diverse students and junior researchers
  • Motivation and ability to engage with STEM faculty
  • Enthusiastic and motivated learner

Other desirable qualifications align with the responsibilities of each position, as described below. Candidates who identify with underrepresented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The salary for each position is between $50,000-$55,000 per year. Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2019. Preferred start dates are between January 1 and May 1, 2020. Initial appointments will be for one year, renewable as funding remains available (3-5 years). We are willing to explore the possibility of a remote work arrangement for projects #2 and #3. However, relocation to San Marcos is preferred, and we cannot guarantee that a remote arrangement is an option. 

Interested candidates should submit a 1-3 page cover letter and a CV to The cover letter should explain the candidate’s interest in one or more of the positions and why they are a good fit for the position(s), based on alignment with the required qualifications and any other desirable qualifications (e.g., past experience relevant to the job responsibilities). Candidates should clearly indicate in which position(s) they are interested in their letter. The cover letter should also specify a preferred state date and, if the candidate has not yet received their PhD, when they expect to receive it. If the candidate is requesting a remote work arrangement, this should also be specified in the letter. The CV should include a list of professional experiences, publications, and contact information for three professional references. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

The full job ad with detailed descriptions of each position can be found at

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Postdoc/Early Researcher with PhET at CU-Boulder

PhET is hiring! Here’s the full job posting (below).

Professional Research Associate (Postdoc or Early Researcher) in Inclusive Simulation Research in STEM Education with the PhET Interactive Simulations Project at the University of Colorado Boulder
The PhET Interactive Simulations Project ( at the University of Colorado Boulder has an opening for a Research Associate (experienced postdoc or early researcher) position with a focus on research involving multimodal interface features and their use by students with and without disabilities. The PhET Team designs and develops interactive simulations for teaching and learning science and mathematics with supporting professional development materials and makes all of these resources available for free to educators and students around the world. Research at the K-12 and college levels is a major component of the PhET project and focuses on understanding aspects of design and use that lead to increases in student engagement and learning. This particular position is part of PhET’s initiative to expand the multimodal features set of the interactive simulations.
Job Description
The successful applicant will join the vibrant and productive PhET team. Their responsibilities will grow as the applicant becomes familiar with the project, to include:
Designing accessibility features (as part of a 3- to 5-person team) into existing PhET HTML5 simulations. (Note: The PhET project has a team of professional software developers that will implement accessibility features in the simulations. Software programming skills are not required, though knowledge of basic coding principles is a plus – see description of desirable qualifications below.)
- Leading research efforts - collecting and analyzing data of students using simulations, including interview, classroom-based or informal learning research studies, e.g., developing connections and collaborations with teachers, conducting classroom observations, etc.
- Writing research manuscripts (including collaborating on, planning, outlining, drafting, and editing manuscript content) and attending and presenting at research conferences
- Mentoring graduate student researchers, supporting the onboarding of new team members to the PhET project, collaborating with software developers on prototypes for deployment within studies
- Conducting user-testing of simulation use through interviews of students with and without disabilities
- Serving as a PhET project liaison to the multimodal tehnology, accessibility, accessible technology, education research, and STEM and Special Education teacher communities
- Assisting with dissemination of the PhET project’s resources to the accessibility and teacher communities, which may include: creating teacher supporting materials for the PhET website; developing and representing PhET in online forums and resources; running exhibit booths at national and local conferences; and/or assisting with teacher workshops.
The successful candidate will work at the University of Colorado Boulder which is a national leader in STEM education with over 50 campus programs addressing STEM education and the Center for Science Learning. The candidate will join the PhET Interactive Simulation project's growing team of 20+ full and part-time faculty, researchers, teachers, software developers, and staff. More information on PhET can be found at:
Start Date:
The start date is flexible. We will consider start dates as early as October 15, 2019 and as late as May 15, 2020, with a preference for an early start date.
 The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at
The University of Colorado conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
We will consider applicants who:
Have completed a:
- Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction, Human-centered Computing or a closely related field
- Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, Chemistry, Chemistry Education or a closely related field, with a strong interest and background in science education
- Ed.D (with a strong science or mathematics background) in Science Education or Special Education or closely related field, or a
- Ph.D. in Educational Psychology or a closely related field
- M. Des. (with a strong science or mathematics background) emphasizing inclusive design, educational design, and/or emerging technologies
by Dec 31, 2019 (minimally, all degree requirements must be met if the degree has not yet been conferred by the deadline).
- Have experience conducting research in formal or informal K-12 learning environments
- Are highly organized, and attentive to details
- Are proficient with common workplace software (e.g., spreadsheets and word processing) and open to rapidly learning new applications (e.g., Slack, Github)
- Have excellent technical writing and presentation skills
- Have excellent professional and workplace communication skills (e.g., email)
- Is highly capable of advancing multiple projects with overlapping deadlines, and able to complete projects in a timely manner.
- Can, with reasonable accuracy, estimate time to complete tasks (e.g., drafting a manuscript, designing an interview protocol, etc.)

Highly Desirable Qualifications
While not required, any of the following qualifications are highly desirable:
- Experience conducting research involving students with disabilities or students from other underrepresented groups, and/or their teachers
- Experience with assistive technology (e.g., alternative input devices, screen reader software, etc.)
- Knowledge of the semantic use of HTML and the main principles of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by the World Wide Web Consortium
- An undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline (e.g., physics, mathematics, computer science, etc.)
- Familiarity with PhET simulations and their use in learning environments
- Demonstrated interest in language (e.g., multilingual, linguistics, natural language processing, etc.), sound (e.g., playing an instrument, sonification, etc.), haptics (force-applying devices), or research at the interface of technology and tangible lab activities
To apply:

Assistant Professor of Physics at University of Southern Maine

Portland, ME
Faculty - Science - Physics

City, State: Portland, ME

Department: Physics - PPS

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band: na

Work Schedule: academic year

Statement of Job:
The Department of Physics at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a full- time, tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2019. The candidate can expect to teach a mix of introductory and upper level courses and/or labs. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and commitment to involving and mentoring undergraduate students in research. The primary focus is on teaching, and the successful candidate will also be expected to produce research in collaboration with students. We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.
The department of physics has facilities that include an optics lab, a modest machine shop (new milling machine, a lathe, band saw, and drill press), a planetarium, and several optical benches. Our department is committed to open and reproducible research using Jupyter/Python/Julia and have begun to introduce these tools throughout the curriculum. 
We are the University of Everyone - committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field by the date of employment.
  • The ability to involve undergraduate students in research is also required. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience in computational physics are preferred.
Other Information:
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the Greater Southern Maine area has to offer.
To Apply:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a diversity statement describing how you incorporate diversity into your teaching, research, and/or service. We also require three letters of reference. Please make sure to enter a valid email address for your references (on the application) as we will request the letter of reference to be uploaded to us confidentially. 
All materials must be submitted by October 20, 2019. 
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Diversity Statement, References


University of Southern Maine

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Visiting Assistant Professor - University of North Texas

Requisition Number:
Posting Origination:
Physics (122300)   
College of Science  
Visiting Assistant Professor   
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Physics at the University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, to begin the summer of 2020 or later. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching of introductory physics courses, and to play an important role in modernizing and improving the effectiveness of the introductory laboratory courses offered by the UNT Physics Department. The successful candidate will bring insights from Physics Education Research (PER) to improve pedagogical as well as scientific aspects of the introductory physics lab courses, and will collaborate on research on student learning from computational and experimental laboratory activities.

Nationally, UNT is ranked in the top tier of research universities according to the Carnegie Classification (R1-Very High Research Activity). With a diverse population of over 38,000 students, UNT is one of the largest educational institutions in Texas and the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth/North Texas area. About 1000 students are enrolled in introductory physics courses each semester.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a closely related field is required.   
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in Physics Education Research, and experience both in teaching introductory physics lecture courses and in the design and evaluation of physics laboratory activities are strongly preferred.   
Area of Specialty:
Position Type:
Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track   
Appointment Basis:
9 Months   
Pay Frequency:
Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
2 Years   
Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed
Review of Applications Begins:
Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References