Thursday, July 29, 2021

Education & Diversity Program Manager, APS

Education & Diversity Program Manager

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. 

Position Summary:

The Education and Diversity Program Manager is primarily responsible for managing the Physics Teacher Education Coalition. This person will also organize, develop, and improve department programs that advance education and diversity in the physics community.  We are looking for experienced science educators or science program managers skilled in STEM education to join our team. 

APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.

A Typical Week May Look Like This:

  • Develop and facilitate impactful activities for program participants and members
  • Collaborates with Head of Education to pursue and implement new initiatives aligning with the APS strategic plans in physics education
  • Suggest and implement policies that improve project outcomes
  • Develop and implement assessments and evaluations to inform projects
  • Interact with physics faculty, students, and administrators to promote APS efforts
  • Represent the department’s activities at conferences and other events
  • Manage subawards and contracts by writing agreements, monitoring progress, reviewing outcomes, and ensuring that funder requirements are met
  • Manage and track project budgets and approve invoices
  • Meet all objectives, deliverables, and deadlines associated with assigned projects
  • Work collaboratively with program manager time and project teams
  • Supervise summer interns, consultants and contractors when necessary
  • Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, proposals, and web-based materials
  • Organize project materials, data, and policies in accessible ways
  • Facilitate events and meetings through management of task lists, agendas, and outcomes
  • Coordinate with communication department to create graphics and materials
  • Develop and manage project work plans

Is This You:

Education: Masters or equivalent experience OR Bachelor’s plus two years of related experience

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of issues affecting physics education
  • Able to manage multiple complex programs, and to jump quickly between these programs as timelines demand. Leverage resources and connections across projects to support a cohesive portfolio of education programs.
  • Experience in organizing events and writing complex reports and promotional materials
  • Must be able to work independently and recognize critical issues or decisions that require deliberation based on complex interactions between project participants and stated policies.
  • Must have ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues as they arise. Strong polished interpersonal skills needed.
  • Customer service orientation desired.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives of others.
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential.
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Associate Professor, Science Education/ Physics, Cal State Long Beach

 CSU Long Beach: Associate Professor Science Education / Physics


We are searching for an Associate Professor of Science Education with a background in physics or physics education. The position will be 75% Science Education and 25% Physics and Astronomy. This means 75% of the instructional load will be in Science Education and 25% will be in Physics & Astronomy. The successful candidate for this position will have an ability to work well with both departments, make connections with the K12 physics teaching community and contribute to the vibrant activities already underway. CSULB’s Science Education Department is housed in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and has worked closely with the Physics & Astronomy Department on several projects. We are a PhysTEC Comprehensive Site, a study site for Get the Facts Out, an APS Bridge site, participants in the APS-IDEA network, leaders in the Southern California PhysTEC Regional Network and more.

The successful candidate need not be at the Associate rank right now to be considered. Assistant ranks (on or off the tenure track) could be competitive for this search so long as they are at a point where they could be considered for a rank of Associate at the time of appointment.

The full position description is available online at:


Applications are being accepted now with review of applicants starting September 30th.

1-Year Renewable Astronomy Lectureship, Texas State

 Lecturer of Physics at Texas State University – Astronomy

 The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks a full-time Lecturer beginning Fall Semester 2021.  Primary duties are instruction of introductory astronomy and physics courses.  The position is for the full academic year with potential continuation.

 Our department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees and currently specializes in the physics of materials, astrophysics and physics education.  In addition to ongoing departmental instructional needs, we seek to expand undergraduate research opportunities and coursework in astronomy.  Texas State is a comprehensive PhysTEC site with a thriving Learning Assistant program operating in the introductory calculus-based physics sequence.  The Department of Physics is proud to serve a diverse, inclusive, and highly connected student community.

 Minimum qualifications:

 Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or a related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics or astronomy.

 Preferred qualifications:

 ·         PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field.

 ·         Previous experience teaching introductory astronomy at the college level.

 Applicants will be also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of undergraduate research and advanced coursework in astronomy, and engage in advisement of student-led organizations and outreach activities.

 Applicants are also encouraged to express their interest and experience, if appropriate, in any of the following department instructional initiatives:

 * Computational modeling in support of undergraduate research and coursework

* Learning Assistant Program

* Special courses for elementary school teachers

* Special courses for life science majors

* Recruitment into high school physics teaching

* Laboratory instruction reform

 Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest (to include the above points as appropriate), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three professional references. To apply, please send this information to Dr. David Donnelly at

 The maximum 9-month salary for this position is about $49,900/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on the applicant’s interests and initiatives.

 Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

 Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

 Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.  Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

 Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.  Texas State University is an EOE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Preceptor in Physics Laboratory, Yale CT

 Position Description: The Department of Physics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics Laboratory Instruction and Management. The appointment is expected to begin on August 31, 2021 or soon after. The Preceptor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 250+ enrollment General Physics Laboratory sequence (Phys 165/166). This includes contributing to instruction, working with and mentoring graduate student TAs, developing new content, and the management and maintenance of equipment. Students enrolled in the course are primarily life science students with some physics majors. The Preceptor will work side by side with ladder faculty and instructional lab staff but will report to the Instructional Lab Director. As needed, responsibilities will also include assisting with other aspects of the physics instructional program, including departmental outreach activities.

The position is for a three-year period and may be renewed under exceptional circumstances contingent on performance, position availability, and divisional approval.

Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have either an advanced degree in physics or closely related field, or at least a year of experience either teaching, supporting or managing a college level physics lab.

Detailed Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest or background in undergraduate teaching, learning and curricular issues. The successful candidate will have the experience and/or drive to become familiar with the current curriculum and to develop ideas for making improvements. Essential qualities include initiative, creative problem solving, and the ability to communicate effectively and productively. The applicant should also be skilled in basic mechanical and electrical repair.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following through interfolio


 Position will remain open until filled.
        • Cover letter, including a brief description of your teaching experience
        • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
        • Names and contact information of 3-5 references that can provide letters upon request
        • Teaching Statement/Philosophy (2 pages max)

        • Teaching sample: which should consist of no more than two of any the following:
                • A sample undergraduate laboratory experiment the applicant has created. It need not have been implemented.
                • A description (w/ pictures) and explanation by the applicant of a lab apparatus.
                • An outreach activity or event that the applicant developed.
                • Online (or equivalent) posting of a project the applicant has completed or explanation of a physical phenomenon (educational).                       
 E.g. Youtube, Hackaday, Instructables, Github, etc.
                • Lab handout(s) or manual(s) written by the applicant.
                • A set of homeworks or exams written by the applicant.
                • A short video sample of the applicant teaching a lab or lecture class.

For Further Information Contact: Stephen Irons (, Director of Instructional Labs.

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minority group members, and protected veterans are especially encouraged.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Research Associate/ Project Manager, Colorado School of Mines


Job no: 495081

Work type: Research Faculty or Associate Full Time

Location: Golden

Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Academic Affairs, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Chemistry, Physics

POSITION TITLE: Research Associate - Get the Facts Out - Project Manager


$70,000 - $90,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.


The Colorado School of Mines has a full-time Research Associate position open to serve as the Get the Facts Out Project (GFO) Manager, as well as conduct Education Research and advise prospective teachers at Mines. GFO is an NSF grant funded project entering its fourth year of five. GFO is an innovative partnership led by Mines that includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Chemical Society, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, behavior change researchers, teacher educators, and ~50 colleges and universities to serve as study sites. The grant aims to share accurate facts about the teaching profession with the goal of increasing the number of people who pursue physics, chemistry, and mathematics middle and high school teaching as a career.

This position requires travel to the annual project team meeting, national conferences to report on project findings and Comprehensive Site Visits to conduct focus groups and talk with faculty about their recruitment efforts. The successful applicant will work with Wendy Adams, Physics Education Research Faculty member, Jared Breakall, Chemistry Education Research Post-doctoral Scholar and other project team members.  


Manage the GFO project under the supervision of the PI including coordinating support for the GFO faculty champions from over 100 different institutions, coordinating and documenting all project meetings, conference management, budget management, and website updates.

Conduct research on perceptions of teaching as a profession, including longitudinal analysis of perceptions through surveys, site visits, interviews, and focus groups.

Generate annual reports for all study sites.

Conduct teacher recruitment activities at Mines including presentations, advising, and tracking student data.  

Supervise research assistants and report findings through peer-reviewed publications.


Doctoral degree in physics education research, chemistry education research, mathematics education research, or science education. 

Extensive grant management experience and experience working with STEM faculty across discipline.  

Excellent communications skills, strong quantitative skills, ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, the self-discipline to work independently, be highly organized, and enjoy multi-tasking.

Experience with teacher preparation and research related to student perceptions strongly preferred.


Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 


Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

TOTAL REWARDS: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.


Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the below documents. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Cover letter that addresses the qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:

In what ways do your previous research, teaching, and/or outreach experiences inform your interest in recruiting new science and math teachers?

What background experiences do you have that lead you to feel prepared for and interested in statistical analysis of large-scale data and conducting individual interviews?

How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and supervisors from diverse backgrounds?

Describe in detail your previous project management experience.

CV with references listed.


Advertised: Jul 15, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time

Applications close: Jul 19, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

Monday, July 12, 2021

NTT Assistant Professor of Instruction, UT-Austin [Spring 2022]


Austin, TX

Open Date

Jun 22, 2021


Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Physics at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction beginning in the Spring 2022 semester of academic year 2021-22.  The initial appointment may be renewed in future academic years.  An Assistant Professor of Instruction in our department may teach up to three lower division undergraduate physics courses each semester. Some teaching responsibilities may be replaced with curriculum development or other tasks aimed at improving our undergraduate teaching of physics.   This is a 9-month position (Spring and Fall semesters), and there are often opportunities for additional summer teaching appointments.


The College of Natural Sciences is committed to building a diverse faculty. The department is interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity, inclusivity, and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service, and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. The department is especially interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations and have demonstrated a commitment to improving the diversity of their academic communities. The Department of Physics views inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of its faculty.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Physics or a closely related discipline and experience in teaching.  Knowledge of and experience implementing evidence-based teaching practices in higher education is required.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience in physics course coordination and/or curriculum design.  A record of accomplishment in physics education research is highly desirable. 

Application Instructions

Please submit your application at and include: a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement describing their interest and experience in physics education, an educational research statement, and a statement describing their experiences with and/or potential for supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in physics education.  Candidates are also required to request three letters of recommendation using the Interfolio website, which will email the referees with instructions to directly upload their letters of recommendation. Complete applications received by 09/30/2021 will be assured of full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Part-Time Physics Instructors, Rutgers - Newark

 The Department of Physics, School of Arts and Sciences-Newark, Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), is seeking part-time instructors for the Fall 2021 semester. We are recruiting part-time instructors trained or interested in being trained in the Investigative Science Learning Environment (ISLE) approach to join our introductory physics teaching team. In Fall 2019 we worked with Dr. Eugenia Etkina to transform all our introductory physics classes (lecture, lab and recitation) to follow the ISLE philosophy. Students observe a phenomenon, propose explanations for the phenomenon, test explanations in testing experiments, and apply constructed knowledge. We help our students build knowledge in processes similar to how physicists build knowledge. 

Our part-time instructors are an essential part of our teaching team. They teach labs and problem-solving sessions in the course. We offer summer training, a pre-semester workshop, and run weekly training meetings where all instructors become familiar with the curriculum. The introductory courses are led by three faculty engaged in Physics Education Research (PER). We value part-time instructors as key to our students’ success and we support your professional development. Past part-time instructors have been graduate students in physics education who have conducted dissertation research, joined university faculty, or returned to the K12 classroom. We support your growth as we seek to improve physics education at RU-N and beyond. The position has flexible hours. If you are a high school physics teacher, you can be a part-time instructor in the RU-N Physics Departments.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Fab Lab Director, Pre-Engineering Teaching, Edgewood College WI

Fabrication Laboratory Director

Description of Job

We are searching for an individual with a background in Physics or Engineering to direct the Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) at Edgewood. The Fab Lab is a space that is available for students, faculty,   staff to design and build projects. Equipment includes 3D printers, a Boss laser cutter, Arduino electronics, an injection molding system, and assorted had tools. The Director will maintain equipment for the facility, train students to use the equipment, supervise student projects, and teach courses that utilize the facility. 

Prior experience working in a Fab Lab or Makerspace environment with students is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have experience teaching at either the secondary or college level, and be willing to work on program development and assessment.

Currently, Edgewood College has a “pre-engineering” concentrations within the Physics and Chemistry majors. We also have partnerships with UW-Platteville and Madison College that attract students interested in engineering. This position will be housed in the Department of Chemistry, Geoscience, & Physics (CGP). This will be a 10-month, academic year position. 


  • Manage the “Fab Lab” facility
    • Maintain Fab Lab and Physics laboratory equipment
    • Provide appropriate safety trainings for Fab Lab users, and development new safety protocols when necessary
    • Work within a budget to select and order equipment/supplies for the Fab Lab
    • Supervise student projects
    • Facilitate workshops related to teaching students to use the Fab Lab equipment
    • Coordinate use of the facility for faculty, staff, and students both from the pre-engineering program and from outside of the CGP Department
    • Help faculty develop ways to integrate use of Fab Lab into existing courses


  • Teaching
    • Teach engineering-related courses in the department, such as Intro to Engineering, 3D Modeling & Design, Statics, Scientific Computing (course load varies depending on the semester)
    • Develop additional new courses in engineering, based on candidate’s area of expertise
    • Assist in teaching physics courses as needed by the department


  • Coordinate Pre-engineering Programs
    • Promote pre-engineering programs to recruit prospective students, both new freshman and transfer students
    • Advise students interested in pre-engineering majors and/or engineering careers
    • Maintain and expand on Edgewood’s existing Pre-Engineering programs
    • Maintain and build partnerships with other colleges and universities
    • Assessment of pre-engineering and related programs

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Master’s Degree in in Physics, Engineering or related field
  • Experience working with students in a Makerspace or Fab Lab environment
  • Teaching experience in physics and/or engineering

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence — the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values — truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply:  Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:


Edgewood College

Human Resources –FBLD

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711


Equal Opportunity Employer