Thursday, February 20, 2020

Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt, Nashville TN

Senior Lecturer in Physics 
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Vanderbilt University invites applications for the position of Senior Lecturer. 
The successful candidate will assume instructional duties assigned by the Chair, including but not limited to teaching in our calculus-based Introductory Physics for Life Scientists (IPLS) course. Additional duties will include serving as the IPLS course coordinator. The Department has already instituted significant reforms in this course – in accord with best practices from physics education research – and is seeking an individual willing to build on this foundation and take a leadership role in making this IPLS course effective and equitable for students. 

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to fostering excellence through an academically and culturally diverse community of scholars. For example, the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD program was founded in the Physics & Astronomy department and has become a national model for the recruitment, retention, and training of talented underrepresented minority scholars in physics and astronomy. 

The ideal candidate has experience with and is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring and service. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in physics or in a related field and have a demonstrated commitment to effective teaching of diverse undergraduates. Experience in physics education research is preferred; familiarity with this research is required.

 The Senior Lecturer appointment will be nontenure track, with an initial appointment for one year, renewable in three-year terms subject to satisfactory performance. 
The teaching load is 3-3, with a potential one course reduction per semester for administrative work. The appointment will begin at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Applications should include 
(1) the candidate’s curriculum vitae, 
(2) a statement of teaching philosophy, and 
(3) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, mentoring and/or service. 
These materials should be submitted directly to . 
Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded via the same link. 

Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. 

Vanderbilt University is a private research university ranked in the top 15 nationally; its 330-acre park-like campus is located on the western edge of downtown Nashville, TN, known colloquially as Music City and consistently rated as one of the best cities in the US in which to live and work.

Engineering Education Postdoc, Cornell NY

  Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in engineering education in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required junior-level mechanical engineering classes, supported by a Cornell University Active Learning Initiative grant.

Job description:
The successful candidate will take a leading role in the redesign and evaluation of two required mechanical engineering courses in the thermal/fluids area. The postdoc will work with a group of faculty and postdocs, including the course instructors, to develop and document course materials emphasizing active and inductive learning and real-life applications.  Additional duties include evaluating metrics for the learning objectives of each class, and using those metrics to determine the efficacy of the course interventions.  Opportunities for teaching may also be available. This position is part of a Cornell-wide initiative to shift the undergraduate curriculum toward active learning approaches; the wide range of participating departments is summarized here: . The postdocs will have the opportunity to engage with the Cornell Center for Teaching Innovation and participate in weekly seminars with other Active Learning Initiative postdocs to receive training and support in designing and implementing research-based teaching strategies. We expect the course redesign project to lead to archival publications in the engineering education literature. 

Employer: Cornell University
Location: Ithaca, NY
Start date: June 1, 2020
Length of appointment: 2 years
Time commitment:  full time, but will consider part-time appointments.

 Required qualifications:
·         Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, engineering education research, or a closely related field.
Preferred qualifications include some combination of the following:
·         Experience with relevant literature and education research methods
·         Strong background in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
·         Ability to work collaboratively with multiple faculty members and postdocs, adapting to diverse views and approaches
·         Ability to work independently
·         Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills
·         Experience with curriculum development, teaching assistant training, or faculty development
·         Enthusiasm for learning new things (Because this project will involve integrating and applying many different research areas, an ability to grow is even more valuable than extensive experience in any one of the above areas.)

To apply:
Submit a CV, cover letter, a brief teaching and research statement emphasizing relevant background and/or interest in engineering education research, and the names and email contacts of three professional references to Prof. Elizabeth Fisher at  Evaluation of applications will start on March 16, 2020.

Please also contact Prof. Fisher with any questions.

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.

FT Faculty, Howard CC, Columbia MD

Physics/Physical Science Faculty
Category:Full-time Faculty        
Department:Science, Engineering & Technology
Location:Columbia, MD
Posted:Feb 17, 2020

About Howard Community College:

Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has received the 2019 Baldrige Award for Performance Excellence.
It has also received distinction as a "Great College to Work for" each year since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

Job Description:

The Division of Science, Engineering & Technology at Howard Community College (HCC) is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in the discipline of Physics/Physical Science.  The successful applicant will teach a range of courses that includes physical science, algebra-based physics, calculus-based physics and astronomy where they will engage students in active learning and guided-inquiry experiments.  Coordination with division faculty, supervision and training of adjunct faculty, curriculum development, and student advising are required. Applicants are required to have a Master's degree or higher in Physics or a closely related field and to have teaching experience.  The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in their teaching through reflection, professional development, and a willingness to incorporate innovative strategies and integrate technology into their teaching.  Applicants must be willing to teach day and evening courses. The faculty member will fulfill a variety of college responsibilities including course and program assessment, participation in college wide activities and student clubs, and service on college committees. The ideal candidate has an interest in community outreach and interest in engaging community college students in undergraduate research.

At HCC, we serve a diverse student population and are committed to providing our students, staff and faculty with pathways to success. We value innovation, professional development, integrity and respect. Teaching excellence is placed at the core of our Division and we are excited to welcome a new full-time faculty member to our team. We encourage you to see why HCC is a great place to discover greatness in yourself and others.


Essential requirements:
Minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a closely related field
Teaching experience in physics or a closely related field
Demonstrated record of continuous teaching improvement
Ability to teach using a variety of approaches
Demonstrated use of technology
Effective interpersonal skills

Preferred requirements:
Experience in sponsoring student clubs or community outreach
Experience with curriculum development and assessment
Familiarity with results from physics and/or related education research
Interest in engaging students in research projects

Additional Information:
This is a 10-month faculty position.

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:30am - 5pm but some evenings may be required
Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement
Best Consideration: For best consideration, application materials must be submitted by March 15, 2020.

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents:

1.  Cover letter

2.  Curriculum vitae

3.  Teaching philosophy - maximum of 2 pages

4. Unofficial transcripts

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Two or More Lecturers, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

Lecturers in Physics, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Physics and Astronomy

The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for two or more faculty positions anticipated to be at the rank of Lecturer. The positions are 9 month, non-tenure track appointments that would begin August 12, 2020, 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.  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 values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

Department/College Description

The School of Physics and Astronomy web page is located at

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 Lecturer
Faculty Discipline: Physics
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Employment Category: Fulltime
Anticipated Start Date: 12-Aug-2020
Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution, Statement of Teaching Philosophy
How To Apply

Apply online at will  Search:5113BR. Please submit the following: your online application; cover letter addressing the required qualifications for this position; a curriculum vitae, and upload the following attachments:
Letters of recommendation from 3 references*
Statement of Diversity Contribution
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
*Candidates should arrange to have their three references send letters of support directly to Chair, Faculty Search Committee, RIT School of Physics & Astronomy.  These letters must be submitted to  and must be in PDF format.  Inquiries regarding the position may also be sent electronically to

To receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 27, 2020.

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