Tuesday, February 23, 2021

TT, CSU Chico

 http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6309

Recruitment NumberFA0215
Posting Period

The Position: The Department of Physics at California State University Chico is seeking a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August of 2021. Our department’s mission is to provide the highest quality
undergraduate education in Physics, and we are looking for someone who shares our deep love of teaching and mentoring undergraduates, both in the classroom and in research.
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.
Initial Review Date: 03/22/21; complete applications received after that date may be considered.
How to Apply: Applicants must provide:

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • contact information of three professional references.
    In the letter, applicants should address how their teaching and research will support CSU Chico’s increasingly diverse student body.

All applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/6309

Working TitleAssistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences
Class TitleInstructional Faculty
Level/Range/Grade3
Salary Range (From $ to $)Salary commensurate with education and experience.
DepartmentPhysics
Number of Positions1
FLSA CodeExempt
StatusTenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base)Full-Time
Shiftvaries
Pay PlanAcademic Year
CBU/MOUR03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Information

The Department of Physics at California State University Chico is seeking a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics to begin August of 2021. Our department’s mission is to provide the highest quality undergraduate education in Physics, and we are looking for someone who shares our deep love of teaching and mentoring undergraduates, both in the classroom and in research.

Minimum Education and Experience

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a Ph.D in
Physics or closely related field. Proficiency in written and oral English is required. Candidates nearing completion
of the doctorate may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met no later than August 17, 2021. Candidates must show high potential for providing undergraduates with research
experiences and strong commitment to undergraduate education.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

Additional Requirements: This tenure-track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching at the undergraduate level (this is primary), scholarship and professional development, and service to the Department, University and community. Teaching duties will include teaching introductory physics courses in dedicated studio classrooms and
teaching core upper-division physics courses. The promise of being able to successfully mentor undergraduates in
Physics research will be given considerable weight in selection of this hire. The candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials and teaching strategies.

Recruitment Preferences

Preference will be given to candidates with a documented commitment to evidence based undergraduate teaching practice and a high potential for providing undergraduates with research experiences. Previous teaching experience beyond Teaching Assistantship is not required; the Department will consider other indications such as professional memberships in teaching organizations and familiarity with modern
physics teaching techniques and emerging instructional technologies. We highly value experience with and commitment to service in support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics and/or STEM in general. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who have a record of such activities, whether or not this
service was formally required by previous positions. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training,
teaching and other comparable experience.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Job-related questions should be directed to:
Dr. Eric Ayars, Search Committee Chair
(530) 898-6967, eayars@csuchico.edu

Benefits

CSU, Chico offers benefits (e.g., sick leave, health, dental and vision insurance). CSU, Chico offers a defined benefit retirement plan through the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS). (see retirement plan benefits at https://www.csuchico.edu/hr/benefits/savings-retirement/

Benefits Information

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public University, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation and operating as part of the 23-campus CSU system. The University enrolls over 17,000 students from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, with over half identifying as first-generation college students. Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from San Francisco Bay Area. A safe residential community, Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that CSU, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

CSU, Chico is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the diverse, intercultural, and intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of achievement gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and activities that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment.

The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Open Date02/16/2021
Close Date
Open Until FilledYes

Supplemental Information

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents
    1. Cover letter including teaching philosophy, research statement and diverse student body
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of three or more professional references with phone numbers
    Optional Documents

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

    FT Faculty, Physics/Physical Science, Howard CC, MD

     Physics/Physical Science Faculty

    Category:Full-time Faculty        
    Department:Science, Engineering & Technology
    Location:Columbia, MD
    Posted:Feb 12, 2021
    Best Consideration by: March 6, 2021
     
    About Howard Community College:
    Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" 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 in a variety of formats including face-to-face, hybrid, scheduled remote, and online. 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 an 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.

    Requirements:
    Minimum of a Master's degree in Physics or a Physical Sciences related field
    Teaching experience in Physics or a Physical Sciences 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 - 5:00 pm but some evenings/weekends may be required
    Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with experience plus excellent health insurance, paid leave and tuition reimbursement
    Grade: Full Time Faculty
    Open Until Filled
    Best Consideration: Application materials must be submitted by March 6, 2021

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

    As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.  

    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. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Curriculum vitae/Resume
    4. Teaching philosophy - maximum of 2 pages
    5. Unofficial/official transcripts
    This position is required to teach on campus due to hybrid classes scheduling and lab assignments.

    This position reports daily at our campus in Columbia, MD and does not offer relocation benefits.  Candidates must live in the commutable area or relocate at their own expense.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    Postdoc, University of Maine [What-if Hypothetical Implementations in Minecraft]

     Application Link: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=66790&job=postdoctoral-research-associate


    University of Maine

    Position Description

     

    Title:               Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Department:  Physics and Astronomy

    Report To:     Professor of Physics and Astronomy (Neil F. Comins)

    Date:               January 2021

     

    Purpose: To develop professionally as a future science education faculty member and/or researcher. This position will advance an NSF-funded project to motivate interest in STEM topics by allowing Minecraft users to ask “What if?” questions about the Earth, such as “What if the Moon didn’t exist?” or “What if the Earth was a moon,” and explore the consequences of these variation in the popular video game Minecraft.  The project also seeks to provide educational opportunities related to the search for exoplanets, addressing questions of detecting exoplanets and determining their habitability.  The selected candidate will be charged with creating models and supporting the implementation of Minecraft versions of fictional and known planets.  Specifically, this postdoc position will be tasked with providing: calculations, observed evidence (from other researchers), and possibly simulations, for the targeted worlds to be built in Minecraft.    

     

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    ·         Take descriptive versions of alternative Earths and quantify the changes compared to the default version of Earth.  Furthermore, the equations/descriptions of the changes need to be derived in a flexible format.  For example, if the Earth was the moon of a larger world, the equations describing this system must allow for the larger world to have a range of masses and for the Earth to orbit at different distances.

    ·         Provide suggestions as to how these alternative worlds can be implemented in Minecraft.  In particular, propose how these alternative Minecraft versions of Earth would differ from the default Earth presented in Minecraft. 

    ·         The actual implementation of these new worlds will primarily be done by collaborators, but the postdoc is expected to participate in this part of the project, as required.

    ·         Maintain records of all calculations, as well as descriptions of all relevant equations and variables.

    ·         Use Minecraft on the University of Maine and/or on the UIUC computer to explore and verify the accuracy of these alternative worlds.

    ·         Work with collaborators, including researchers at the UIUC, CU-Boulder, and PBS Nova to provide subject-matter expertise with regard to the models created and astrophysics generally.

    ·         Co-author papers and/or presentations on this work.

    ·         Perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.

    ·         Mentor graduate and/or undergraduate students as appropriate.

     

    Knowledge and Skills Qualifications: 

    Required:

    ·         Ph.D. Astronomy or in Science Education with experience in related fields.  

    ·         Ability to communicate effectively both at the scientific level and with colleagues in the field of education. 

    Preferred:

    ·         Experience with Minecraft.  

    ·         Preference will be given to candidates with some training in and/or experience with education outreach. 

     

    Supervisory Responsibilities: Possible interaction with students interested in voluntarily exploring these Minecraft worlds.

     

    Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office in Bennett Hall.

     

    Work Year: Full time.

     

    Work Schedule: Normal University of Maine business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Occasional work outside normal business hours may be necessary.

     

    Position Type: Initial appointment one year with renewal up to two additional years, contingent on funding and performance.

     

    Schedule for Evaluation: In accordance with the UMPSA agreement.

     

    Appropriate background checks will be required.

     

    All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workspace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment training.

               


    Friday, February 12, 2021

    VAP, Eckerd College FL

     Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics: https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/190405.html


    Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and excellence in teaching and mentoring. The Physics Discipline at Eckerd College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor for one year with the possibility of renew for a second year beginning in the fall of 2021 to join us in this tradition: teaching two sections of calculus-based introductory physics courses in the Fall and Spring semesters, including labs. Our introductory sequence reaches well beyond students in our discipline: most come from other majors in the Natural Sciences Collegium, predominantly from Marine Sciences and Biology. Each section is capped at 24 students and each faculty member uses a class structure and teaching style that they are most comfortable with.

    We are also seeking a candidate who can help develop at least one project to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in STEM at Eckerd and/or help build a pathway to STEM for local students from underrepresented groups. The candidate will get a course release during Eckerd's one month Winter Term to work on either building or reimagining DEI alliances in collaboration with other Eckerd faculty. Eckerd has just become a charter member of SEA Change (https://seachange.aaas.org) and is developing a strategic plan that envisions a more meaningful connection to the local community with a focus on DEI. The candidate is not expected to advise student research, though it will be encouraged if time and interest allow.

    The Physics Discipline is composed of four faculty members, one of whom has a joint appointment with the Mathematics Discipline. The offices and classrooms of the discipline are all housed in the same building, along with the Computer Science and Mathematics disciplines, and machine shop. We have a student-run Makerspace overseen by physics faculty and, prior to COVID-19, we ran a residential science camp for middle school students (70 students/wk for two weeks). A Reflective Service Learning course is a graduation requirement and science students have done outreach to local schools and Science Festivals as a part of their service.

    Interested candidates should apply at https://eckerd.hirecentric.com. Qualified candidates must have a Ed.D. in Science Education or a Ph.D. in Physics (or related field) by the time of employment. The application should include a cover letter articulating the candidate's interest in teaching at a liberal arts institution and evidence of experience in developing, implementing, and/or evaluating DEI initiatives, a statement of teaching philosophy indicating how the candidate engages introductory students who are not Physics majors, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three individuals who will be solicited by us for a letter of recommendation. Applications, including the letters of recommendation, must be completed by March 1, 2021 and review of applications will begin shortly thereafter. Eckerd College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity among its faculty and we particularly encourage applications from nontraditional candidates. If you have any questions about the position please send an email to Professor Anne J Cox at coxaj@eckerd.edu.

    Eckerd College is situated on Boca Ciega Bay at the southern tip of St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    TT, Truman State MO

     https://secure.truman.edu/positionlisting-s/positiondetails.asp?positionId=3888

    Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Physics/ Astronomy Fall 2021, School of Science and Mathematics

    Positions: The Department of Physics at Truman State University, a top-ranked public liberal arts and sciences university, has one full-time, tenure track appointment beginning August 2021. The Department is in the process of expanding our astronomy course offerings and adding an Astronomy/Astrophysics track to our major. Ideal candidates will be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses in physics and astronomy, and provide high-quality research experiences for undergraduates. 

    Responsibilities: Teaching a range of introductory and advanced undergraduate physics and astronomy courses; conducting research and scholarship involving undergraduate students (startup funds are available); academic advising of physics majors; service to the department, school, and university.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in physics, astronomy, or related field. (ABD candidates will be considered with an expected Ph.D. completion within one year of the start date.)

    Candidates will be evaluated on:

    • Ability to teach a wide range of courses in Truman’s undergraduate physics curriculum, including undergraduate astronomy courses
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
    • Academic qualifications
    • A record of research in physics, astronomy, or related fields
    • Potential to involve undergraduates in research program
    • Experience and/or commitment to serving a diverse population of students, including students underrepresented in physics and astronomy
    • Prior experience and/or commitment to teaching at a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution
    • Effective communication skills
    • Compatibility with departmental needs

    Salary:  Salary is commensurate with experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including life, health, and disability insurance.  

    Program: The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science and Mathematics at Truman State University. The department has 6 faculty members and approximately 80 undergraduate majors. Teaching and research laboratories, classrooms, and offices are located in the science building on campus. The Truman State Observatory is located at a semi-rural location on the University farm, about 2 miles southwest of the main campus. The fully automated and remotely operable observatory is equipped with a 17-inch Planewave telescope, several SBIG CCD cameras with standard filters, a weather station, and a cloud sensor. The observatory is used for astronomy research, for introductory labs and advanced observational astronomy classes, and for public outreach. For more information about the Physics Department, please visit physics.truman.edu.

    The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,200 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience, and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree. 

    Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes, and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgements, visit truman.edu/about.

    Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games and the Red, White and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at www.kirksvillechamber.com. 

    Application:  The application process is handled by the School of Science and Mathematics. Electronic submission of applications is preferred and the process can be completed at http://employment.truman.edu/.  Application materials may also be submitted to hrstaff@truman.edu or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501.  Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and points of evaluation listed above; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests and plans; current curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; and unofficial (or official) graduate college transcripts.  

    Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

    Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and titleix@truman.edu.

    Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or hrstaff@truman.edu.

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Two postdoc positions at UMaine: Reasoning and Math Methods [REVISED TIMELINES]

    Two PER postdoc positions at UMaine: Reasoning and Math Methods
    Revised timelines for applications, interviews, and starting dates

    The Physics Education Research Laboratory at the University of Maine is still searching for applicants for two separate postdoctoral research associate positions in physics education research — now with a revised (and flexible) tentative starting date of May 1, 2021 (due to pandemic-related delays). We are excited to have two postdocs join our active research group in physics education at the same time so they can benefit not only from interacting with the group overall but also with one another. 

    The first postdoc (https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=63683&job=postdoctoral-research-associate) will work on a multi-institutional collaboration that aims to integrate findings and models from cognitive science (particularly those related to dual-process theories of reasoning) into research-based curriculum development efforts in physics in order to maximize their efficacy.  The postdoc will be mentored by MacKenzie Stetzer (University of Maine), in collaboration with Andrew Boudreaux (Western Washington University), Paula Heron (University of Washington), Mila Kryjevskaia (North Dakota State University), and Beth Lindsey (Penn State Greater Allegheny).

    The second postdoc (https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=63684&job=postdoctoral-research-associate) will work on a multi-institutional collaboration implementing a coordinated program of research and instructional materials development centered on students’ use of and reasoning about key mathematical topics in upper-division physics courses. The postdoc will be mentored by John Thompson (University of Maine), in collaboration with Michael Loverude (California State University - Fullerton) and Warren Christensen (North Dakota State University).

    Both postdocs will be based at UMaine but work with collaborators remotely.  Due to the pandemic, a remote start is possible, but the postdocs would be expected to relocate to UMaine when feasible.  

    Review of applications will now begin February 16, 2021.  For more information about the first postdoc position, contact MacKenzie Stetzer (mackenzie.stetzer@maine.edu).  For more information about the second postdoc position, contact John Thompson (thompsonj@maine.edu).  

    PER Postdoc, Cornell NY

     NOW HIRING: POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE: PHYSICS EDUCATION RESEARCH

    Applications are invited for a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Physics and Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics at Cornell University. The successful candidate will participate in a project to evaluate student framing in non-traditional instructional physics labs.

     

     

    Job description:

     

    The successful candidate will take a leading role in the collection and analysis of video and written data of students working on group lab activities, particularly to evaluate evidence of student framing over time. The successful candidate will be advised by Prof. Natasha Holmes and work collaboratively with several graduate and undergraduate students on the project, joining a collaboration with researchers at Tufts University (David Hammer) and the University of Washington-Bothell (Rachel Scherr).

     

    Discipline-based education research is growing at Cornell, with faculty and collaborators in physics, biology, and other STEM fields, as well as a number of teaching postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students across disciplines. The physics education researchers, led by Holmes, includes 1-2 postdocs, 4-5 graduate students, and 2-3 undergraduate researchers. We also collaborate extensively with biology education researchers, led by Prof. Michelle Smith in the department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, including 4 postdocs, 2 graduate students, and 3 undergraduates. Together, we hold joint group meetings and journal club discussions and collaborate on several funded projects. Thus, as a postdoc in the group, the successful candidate would be well-supported in their research efforts, connecting with an interdisciplinary group of discipline-based education researchers.

     

     

    Logistics:

     

    Employer: Cornell University

    Location: Ithaca, NY – possibility for remote work (likely at the start)

    Start date: Summer or Fall 2021

    Time commitment: Prefer full-time, but will be flexible for the right candidate.

    Length of appointment: Two years.

     

     

    Preferred qualifications include any of the following:

    • Ph.D. in physics education research, physics or astronomy, or closely related field.
    • Experience with relevant literature and education research methods; expertise in qualitative  research methods is particularly relevant.
    • Ability and desire to work both independently and collaboratively, including to mentor graduate and undergraduate students
    • Project leadership, time management, communication, and writing skills.
    • Exposure to research on lab instruction an asset, but not required.
    • Enthusiasm to learn new methods, bodies of literature, etc.

     

     

    To apply:

     

    Submit a CV, cover letter, and a brief research statement including relevant background and experiences, as well as the names and email or phone contacts of three professional references on Academic Jobs Online.

     

    Please also contact Prof. Holmes 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. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

    Assistant Teaching Professor of Physics, University of Washington Tacoma

    Assistant Teaching Professor in Physics

    The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for one full-time non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor in Physics position in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics (SAM) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS).  This is a full-time renewable teaching position with an appointment term of one to five years and a nine-month service period beginning September 16, 2021.  All University of Washington Teaching Professor-rank faculty engage in teaching, student mentorship, and service, but have no research expectations.  This position includes faculty voting rights but is not tenure-eligible.

    Physics at UW Tacoma serves a number of majors, including the B.S. in Biomedical Science, B.S. programs in Electrical, Mechanical, and Computer Engineering, and the B.S. in Environmental Science. First-generation students from diverse backgrounds make up a substantial percentage of the students in these programs.

    The full ad with details can be viewed on Interfolio, to be received by March 1, 2021. For further information, contact Dr. Peter Selkin at paselkin@uw.edu.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

     

    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Commitment to Diversity

    The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).


    Friday, January 29, 2021

    Multiple Fixed-Term Assistant Professor Positions, Michigan State

     Fixed-term Assistant Professor Positions, MSU Dept. of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering

     Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) invites applications for several Fixed-term Assistant Professor positions with a starting date of Fall 2021. These new positions are currently set to be a 2 course per semester teaching load with the possibility of a reduction to 1 course per semester. Instructional courses taught in CMSE focus on computational modeling and/or data science. Successful candidates will receive training in research-based teaching pedagogy, will have the opportunity to perform research in collaboration with CMSE faculty members, and will be able to participate in a range of additional professional development opportunities. These positions are potentially renewable on an annual basis through Spring 2024, contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

    Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in any field of mathematics, science, or engineering by August 15, 2021, as well as have substantial experience in computational or data science, which may include the development of numerical algorithms or their application to a particular field of study. Applicants are also expected to be able to program using Python, R, or a sufficiently similar language. In addition, previous teaching experience (either as a TA or instructor) is desired. Fixed-term Assistant Professors will be paired with one or more faculty mentors with whom they have compatible research interests and will engage in CMSE’s instructional training and mentoring program. Applicants are encouraged to reach out to potential faculty collaborators prior to the deadline to discuss research opportunities - a directory of CMSE faculty members can be found at https://cmse.msu.edu/directory/faculty/ . Candidates will be evaluated on their potential to excel in teaching and research, and in their ability to contribute to a diverse departmental environment. The baseline salary for this position is $60K; in the event that a research collaboration is established with a faculty member, additional salary may be negotiated.

    Applicants should apply to position #691533 via MSU’s online job application website, http://careers.msu.edu . Required materials include a cover letter summarizing qualifications, a CV, vision statements for teaching and research, and at least three letters of reference. The research statement should address the candidate’s overlap of research interests with members of the department and identify faculty members with whom the applicant might collaborate. In addition, in both statements, the candidate should explain how their efforts in teaching and research have supported the success of students from backgrounds that are underrepresented or disadvantaged in their academic fields. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should explain how their future efforts will further MSU’s commitment to diversity. Positions include standard MSU benefits, which includes medical insurance. A background check is required for employment.

    We will begin reviewing the applications starting from Feb 22, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. The posting will close on April 30, 2021. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the search committee chair, Arjun Krishnan, via email at arjun@msu.edu . The positions will start August 2021.

    Saturday, January 23, 2021

    Teaching Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA

      

    https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/14289073/assistant-teaching-professor

     

    https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Assistant-Teaching-Professor_R0000807

     

    JOB TITLE

    Assistant Teaching Professor

    LOCATION

    Worcester

    DEPARTMENT NAME

    Physics Department

    DIVISION NAME

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

    JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

    The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to begin in the Fall of 2021. A successful candidate is expected to have continued appointments with opportunities for professional development and advancement in rank.

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    The ideal applicant should have a strong potential for excellence in teaching and will have the opportunity to teach a broad range of introductory and upper-level undergraduate physics courses as well as develop interdisciplinary courses that fit the candidate’s expertise and compliment or expand our current programs at WPI.  The candidate will also engage in mentoring students in WPI’s signature Project Based Learning curriculum, develop outreach activities, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and participate in other activities in the department and throughout the WPI community.  Candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.  The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Physics or a closely related area with teaching experience related to physics.  The department’s webpage can be found at https://www.wpi.edu/+physics

    WPI, founded in 1865, is one of the nation’s oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4500 and 2080 full‐time and part‐time graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. programs. Its innovative project‐enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real‐world problem solving, often at one of WPI’s global project centers. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching.” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016).  Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

    Applicants should submit:

    1) Cover letter

    2) Curriculum vitae

    3) Teaching experiences and plans

    4) Contact information for at least three references

    The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the WPI academic communities.  Questions can be addressed to the Department Head of Physics at dtpetkie@wpi.edu.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting January 29, 2021.

    FLSA STATUS

    United States of America (Exempt)

    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.