Friday, July 31, 2020

Associate Director, Engaged Teaching Hub, University of California San Diego - Closes 8/3
Filing Deadline: Mon 8/3/2020
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The Teaching + Learning Commons (the Commons) is the campus-wide innovative infrastructure for comprehensive faculty and student support. It is the executive branch of the EVC for advancing teaching excellence and student success.
The mission of the Commons is to advance student success through teaching excellence and comprehensive academic student support; be an incubator for student academic success innovations; increase access to education on campus and beyond: and, actively promote equity and inclusion within the organization and through its programs and services. Through six unique but integrated hubs, the Commons’ work encompasses four areas: instructor support to enhance their teaching (inside and outside the classroom, in traditional as well as in digital teaching and learning settings); support undergraduate and graduate students to advance their success at UC San Diego and beyond; support graduate students to develop their professional development as instructors; and actively promote equity and inclusion within its organization and through its programs and services.
The Engaged Teaching Hub (ETH) is one of six hubs within The Commons. ETH promotes faculty and student success through programs and resources that support faculty and graduate students in their teaching roles. Our goal is to inspire and advance teaching excellence through evidence-based, learner-centered, and equitable teaching practices. The programs and services of ETH serve the entire university’s teaching community, including ladder-rank professors, teaching professors, non-Senate lecturers, and adjuncts, as well as graduate students working as teaching assistants and postdoctoral scholars preparing to enter the faculty ranks in the future.
The Engaged Teaching Hub (ETH) Associate Director reports to the Associate Director of the Teaching + Learning Commons and works closely with The Commons leadership team. Under the general guidance of the Associate Director of the Commons, the ETH Associate Director is responsible for: promoting teaching and learning as ongoing and collaborative processes of inquiry, experimentation, and reflection; co-leading a team of education developers dedicated to educational equity and the theory, practice, and scholarship of teaching and learning; contributing to the research on pedagogical issues that impact educators and students in higher education; and promoting a university culture that encourages the creation of learning environments in which all students can excel, thus advancing UC San Diego’s mission as a student-centered public research university.
Works collaboratively with the ETH leadership team to conceptualize and establish a comprehensive system that assists the entire university’s teaching community; serves as a campus resource for information about teaching and learning resources; sponsors and facilitates learning communities; and promotes and disseminates research and scholarship on student learning and university teaching, including effective, evidence and equity-based practices and emerging practices in program assessment.
The ETH Associate Director plays a key role in developing and implementing methods for assessing the impact of The Commons initiatives and programs on student learning, and contributes to the identification of legitimate measures of success (e.g., student retention and time to degree, students’ academic success within the university, and students’ post-university trajectories).
  • Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
  • Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.


  • Bachelor's Degree in curriculum and instruction, adult education, instructional design or a related education field with a minimum of two (2) years work experience in a higher education environment; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of training and development, performance management and workplace learning. Ability to apply knowledge to achieve successful organizational outcomes. Current knowledge of effective, evidence and equity-based practices and emerging trends in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion to ensure the success of groups historically underrepresented and under served in higher education.
  • Advanced knowledge of training and delivery methodologies, organizational diagnosis, organization and business strategies. Evidence of the ability to design, develop and lead professional development activities and present engaging workshops and seminar discussions with educators at the university level.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and advanced presentation skills. Strong communication skills and service-oriented approach to individuals at all levels and across all academic disciplines.
  • Excellent analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills. Excellent analytical skills.
  • Advanced skills in planning, resourcing and monitoring effective training delivery. Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating educational development programs.
  • Evidence of scholarly accomplishment and capacity to author research on teaching and learning.
  • Advanced knowledge of functional area and understanding of how work impacts other areas in human resources and the organization. Ability to collaborate effectively with administrators, academic units, faculty, graduate students, and staff.
  • Ability to independently prioritize and schedule work effectively within set guidelines to meet established deadlines, with special attention to detail and interrelationships of tasks and people.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment. Acumen and sensitivity to identify those decisions and activities which require higher level consultation and/or group collaboration.
  • Earned Advanced Degree (PhD or EdD) in curriculum and instruction, adult education, instructional design or a related education field with a minimum of one (1) year work experience in a higher education environment and pertinent experience to work well with faculty members.


  • Job offer is contingent on a background check.
Duties may require direct contact and/or supervision of children (defined as individuals under the age of 18); completion of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) form will be required.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Faculty Development Specialist, University of Rhode Island

Would you like an opportunity to join a dynamic faculty development team? The University of Rhode Island's Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning is seeking a new faculty development specialist who will work directly with our faculty to advance excellence in teaching and learning.  More information about our current programs and services can be found here:

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D or Ed.D by the time of appointment, a minimum of two years experience in faculty development with a preferred focus on STEM fields, strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated experience in working with diverse groups.  For a detailed description and requirements please see the job posting here: All application materials must be submitted through our website. 

Full consideration will be given to applications received by August 21, 2020
For additional information, please feel free to contact our ATL executive director, Dr. Diane Goldsmith

Job Title     Specialist II, Faculty Development
Position Number     108127
FTE     1.00
FLSA     Exempt
Position Type     Professional Staff
Union     PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level     12
Pay Grade Range     $58,317 - $88,662
Status     Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent
Department     Provost Initiatives
Contact Phone/Extension    
Contact Email    
Physical Demands    
Campus Location     Kingston
Grant Funded     No
Extension Contingency Notes    
Job Description Summary    

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 21, 2020. Second consideration may be given to applications received by September 18, 2020. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (September 18, 2020) may not be given full consideration.


Work directly with members of the university faculty to advance excellence in teaching and learning by offering a combination of workshops, seminars, and consultations. Use expertise in the scholarship of teaching and learning to help faculty members identify a range of evidence-based practices that are appropriate for their specific teaching contexts. Help faculty members collect and analyze direct and indirect measures of student learning for the purpose of improving course design and instructional techniques. Collaborate with other staff in the Office of Advancement of Teaching and Learning (ATL) in strategic planning efforts and in the design of appropriate assessment methods for those efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities    


Consult with individuals, faculty groups, and academic units about teaching and learning concerns. This may include conducting classroom observations, collecting midterm feedback, facilitating focus groups, and surveying current or former students.

With the other Specialist, Faculty Development, plan, advertise, conduct, and evaluate workshops, seminars, and other events for faculty members and other relevant campus stakeholders.

Create, find, and disseminate resources related to university teaching and learning.

In collaboration with the other offices in ATL, oversee the design and maintenance of an instructional development website.

Work with various university committees on teaching-related issues.

Work closely with the Offices of Online Education and Student Learning Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation to assist in efforts to integrate technology and student learning outcomes assessment into teaching and learning.

Assist in and help others to write, grant proposals for external funding of special instructional improvement initiatives. Implement initiatives that support faculty participation in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Serve as project manager for special faculty development initiatives (e.g. active learning, gateway courses, multi-cultural initiatives, general education).


Perform other duties as required.


Personal computer and printers; word processing, database management, spreadsheet and presentation software, learning management systems and classroom technology.
Required Qualifications    


1. Ph.D., Ed.D or terminal degree at the time of appointment (Fall 2020).

2. Minimum of two years of experience related to faculty development.

3. Demonstrated experience in a minimum of two of the following areas: consulting with post-secondary faculty about teaching and learning issues, designing and conducting workshops on college teaching and learning, conducting teaching observations and providing constructive feedback, implementing inclusive education strategies, conducting scholarship of teaching and learning or discipline-based educational research, training others in a variety of instructional and assessment methodologies, assessing academic programs and redesigning curriculum, and/or systematic course design.

4. Demonstrated knowledge of practical teaching principles and relevant learning theories.

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups/populations.
Preferred Qualifications    


1. Demonstrated college teaching experience in a STEM related discipline.

2. Demonstrated experience teaching large enrollment classes.

Environmental Conditions    

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Posting Date     07/27/2020
Closing Date    
Special Instructions to Applicants    

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references.
Quicklink for Posting

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Head of Education, APS, College Park MD

Head of Education
Title:Head of Education
Department:APS Programs
Location:College Park, MD

Head of Education
Who We Are:
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Head of Education sets the direction for the APS education programs area in consultation with the Director of APS Programs and key APS leaders. This position leads education programs, engages key stakeholders and works synergistically with other program areas. This position reports to the Director of APS Programs.

A Typical Week May Look Like This:

Lead education programs

  • Develop and advance high impact education programs that embody APS priorities, in consultation with the department director and key APS leaders.
  • Maintain deep knowledge of peer-reviewed literature, reports and other publications to inform program development.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of education programs using best practices and makes changes informed by evaluation results.
  • Write proposals to fund education programs and help identify potential funding sources.
  • Lead staff teams to implement programs and assume primary responsibility for the success of education initiatives. 
Engage key stakeholders to help define and advance education priorities
  • Serve as a liaison to the Committee on Education (COE) and engage members in actively shaping and implementing the APS education agenda.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Forum on Education (FEd), the Topical Group on Education Research (GPER) and other APS units interested in education, and seek to engage executive committees in working collaboratively toward common goals.
  • Build and maintain relationships with education leaders in the physics community and other organizations to understand trends, challenges, best practices, and opportunities.
Work synergistically with other APS program areas and relevant departments
  • Collaborate 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.
  • Work closely with Communications to effectively reach target audiences.

Is This You:
  • PhD (preferred) or MS (required) in physics or closely related field, including physics education research and science education.
  • Minimum of five years of experience leading education programs.
  • Experience with proposal writing and project management.
  • Supervisory experience is highly desirable.
  • Possess a deep knowledge of physics education, 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.
  • Able to proactively identify and respond to needs, and exercise judgment.
  • Customer service orientation desired, including ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives and widely varying backgrounds of others.
  • 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 physics education 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.
  • Understand and employ principles of project management and program evaluation.
  • Competence in managing grants, proposal writing and budgetary management practices.
  • Able to set expectations, monitor and assess performance, and establish accountability.
  • Understand and apply basic supervisory principles involved in allocating resources, delegating work, motivating people and resolving conflicts.
  • Sensitive to the reactions of others and offer appropriate responses, so they feel their perspectives are heard and taken into account.
  • Must be able to travel several times per month.

Our Mission:
To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:
  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all
The core values that drive our mission are:
  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

The American Physical Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, pregnancy (including childbirth or related condition), citizenship, familial status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, genetic information, other non-disqualifying disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We welcome you to apply today! 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Part-Time Physics Lecturer (ISLE active learning philosophy), Rutgers

The Department of Physics at Rutgers University-Newark invites applications for one Part-Time Lecturer (PTL) position beginning September 1, 2020.

Teaching duties include a 3-credit algebra-based General Physics lecture and several recitation sections (1 credit each). The department recently overhauled the introductory physics courses using the active learning educational philosophy Investigative Science Learning Environment. The PTL will attend weekly trainings with lead instructors and collaborate to trouble-shoot issues in implementation.

The candidate is expected to have a MS or Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or a related discipline by the time of appointment. The candidate should have demonstrated excellence in physics instruction based on physics education research. Experience implementing Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) is preferred.

To apply, visit

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Postdoc, University of Utah

University of Utah

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Post-doctoral Scholar Investigating Women in Physics and People of Color in STEM

The Physics Education Research Group at the University of Utah (PERU) seeks to hire a post-doctoral scholar working on diversity and inclusion in undergraduate STEM and professional STEM careers. The successful candidate will work as part of a team leading research on students of color in STEM majors at a primarily white institution and supporting a ten year follow up study on women in physics and astronomy. This will include conducting interviews, policy analysis, and further qualitative work at the University of Utah. This position is a one-year contract with an additional one-year renewal depending on performance. Further renewals will be dependent on performance and funding. The position is open until filled with a preferred start date of September 1st. The successful candidate will start by working remote with the eventual expectation of moving to Salt Lake City, UT. This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Post-Doctoral Salary: $50,000 +benefits that include healthcare and retirement

Required Skills:
-Can independently lead research
-Strong interpersonal skills
-Strong writing skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications or drafts
-Desire to learn grant writing, presentation design/style
-Strong research ethics and dedication to high quality work and analysis
-Attention to detail
-Autonomous, goal driven, and meets deadlines

Preferred Skills:
            -Qualitative interviewing and coding skills
            -Successful grant writing
            -Experience presenting at national conferences and universities
            -Peer-reviewed publications
            -Teaching or interest in large introductory physics courses

If you are interested in applying, send your letter of interest specifying your relevant skills, vita, list of publications and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the email address listed here. For information about the research group (PERU), please go to or contact Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to:

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.