Thursday, July 29, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
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:
Lecturer of Physics at Texas State University – Astronomy
* Learning Assistant Program
* Special courses for elementary school teachers
* Special courses for life science majors
* Recruitment into high school physics teaching
* Laboratory instruction reform
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
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).
• 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 - GET THE FACTS OUT - PROJECT MANAGER
Job no: 495081
Work type: Research Faculty or Associate Full Time
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.
ABOUT MINES & GOLDEN, CO:
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.
HOW TO APPLY:
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.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIRED: Yes
Advertised: Jul 15, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 19, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time
Monday, July 12, 2021
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.
Please submit your application at http://apply.interfolio.com/89436 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.
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.
Wednesday, July 7, 2021