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Visiting Faculty Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning  July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and those with significant teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position will involve both classroom and laboratory instruction in a total of five courses over two semesters.  While research is not part of the job description, the department is enthusiastic to hear from candidates who are research active. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references via email to: natalie.hughes@pomona.edu.

See www.physics.pomona.edu for more information about our department. Review of completed applications will begin in April 2018. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will experience working with Pomona College students from diverse backgrounds in a department with a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Tenure-track position at Mt. San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Physics Professor position, starting for the Fall  2018 semester. The application brochure and application information are available at https://hrjobs.mtsac.edu/postings/5406.  The application deadline is April 25th.

Summer Physics and Astronomy Teaching Opportunities

There are several summer physics and engineering teaching opportunities in the Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay areas. Please see below for more information.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking enthusiastic instructors for its summer programs for gifted students in grades 2-12. CTY offers intense, 3-week academic programs for highly talented students from across the country and around the world. As science instructors you will have the opportunity to gain experience teaching gifted students, work in a small class setting (approximately 12-18 students, depending on the age group) with an assistant in each room, utilize a generous lab budget, and receive a competitive salary. Room & board are provided at residential locations, but staff local to the site can commute daily and do not have to live on campus. Courses are held over two 3-week sessions. Staff can work one or both sessions where available. Full course descriptions, job descriptions, and application can be found on our website: http://ctyj.hu/ctysummersci.

They are currently seeking instructor candidates for the following courses, at the listed locations (all locations offer room & board, unless noted as “non-residential”):

Fast-Paced High School Physics Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, June 21 – July 14 and July 14 – August 4

Covers material (such as Mechanics and Electricity & Magnetism) ordinarily included in a year-long algebra-based high school physics course intended to prepare students to take AP Physics C the following year. Competitive instructor candidates have undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in Physics, and have taught AP Physics.

The Physics of Engineering Magnolia Science Academy, Venice, CA (non-residential), June 28 – July 21 and La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla, CA (non-residential), June 28 – July 21

Through hands-on activities demonstrating basic physics, students examine Newton’s laws and […]

Last chance to reserve a lunch for the Spring Meeting

The deadline for reserving a box lunch has been extended.  If you haven’t yet reserved a lunch, you have a reprieve.  Please complete the online form by noon on Tuesday. Lunches will be a burrito from Rubios, plus drinks.

 
SCAAPT Spring Meeting
April 21, 2018
Long Beach City College
Among the expected highlights:

Clarence Bakken from Gunn High School and Vernier will lead a workshop in which participants get to used the new Vernier sensors.
Michael Nauenberg from UC Santa Cruz will share with us his work on Newton’s historic development of fundamental concepts in his Principia.
Daniel Mehay from Horizon Educational will discuss a semester-long project where students build a fuel cell-powered RC car.
Amy Fredericks of Long Beach City College will present a show in the campus planetarium.
Elections for the new SCAAPT Executive Committee.
There will be an Order of Magnitude contest and plenty of door prizes.

Plus, … lots of helpful and lively conversations with your fellow SoCal physics teachers!

 

The meeting page also has information regarding driving directions and parking instructions.

We can’t wait to see all of you at Long Beach City College on April 21!

 

 

SCAAPT Meeting workshop information

During the SCAAPT meeting on April 21, Clarence Bakken from Gunn High School and Vernier will be conducting a workshop from 8:30-9:30 on the latest sensors from Vernier. During the workshop, participants will be able to collect data using virtually any computing device – iOS smart phones and tablets, Mac or PC computers, and Chromebooks – using the free Graphical Analysis app that’s available for each of these devices. (Android is still being perfected.) Participants are encouraged to download the latest version of the app and bring their device with them to this hands-on workshop. Extra devices will be available if needed.

If you have questions prior to the workshop, please email Clarence.

 

Please visit the SCAAPT website for information on the rest of the meeting, including lunch options, parking instructions and the day’s entire (updated) schedule.

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The University of Redlands is searching for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics for academic year 2018/19.  The full description is available at http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/visiting-assistant-professor-non-tenure-track–physics/.  Alan DeWeerd can answer questions about the position, but send applications to apply@redlands.edu.

Spring SCAAPT Meeting information

The complete schedule for the upcoming meeting has now been posted online.
SCAAPT Spring Meeting
April 21, 2018
Long Beach City College
Among the expected highlights:

Clarence Bakken from Gunn High School and Vernier will lead a workshop in which participants get to used the new Vernier sensors.
Michael Nauenberg from UC Santa Cruz will share with us his work on Newton’s historic development of fundamental concepts in his Principia.
Daniel Mehay from Horizon Educational will discuss a semester-long project where students build a fuel cell-powered RC car.
Amy Fredericks of Long Beach City College will present a show in the campus planetarium.
Elections for the new SCAAPT Executive Committee.
There will be an Order of Magnitude contest and plenty of door prizes.

Plus, … lots of helpful and lively conversations with your fellow SoCal physics teachers!

 

If you would like to reserve a box lunch for the meeting, please complete the online form by April 14. Lunches will be a burrito from Rubios, plus drinks.

The meeting page also has information regarding driving directions and parking instructions.

We can’t wait to see all of you at Long Beach City College on April 21!

 

Physics teaching position

Position Description:
Viewpoint School is accepting applications for a teaching position in Physics and STEM course work for the 2018-19 school year. Successful candidates should have at least three years of experience teaching physics and a Bachelor’s degree in science. Background and knowledge in mathematics, programming and computer science principles is desired. In addition, the candidate will have interest and experience in the interdisciplinary application of physics, computer science, math and technology. Successful candidates will be versed in variety of teaching methods, proficient in student-centered instruction, and embrace a collaborative, innovative mindset. Effective communication skills are also required.

About the school:
Viewpoint School is a dynamic and exciting place to work. Our semirural 40-acre campus offers a natural environment perfect for the development of young minds and bodies.  With over 1200 students and 150 faculty members from across the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA is a vibrant community of teachers and learners from kindergarten through twelfth grade. The school values all the best principles of a forward-thinking educational institution: excellence, compassion, leadership, individuality, respect, service, and confidence.

Under the stewardship of a new leadership team, Viewpoint is developing a transformative vision, in which technology and innovation will play a key role. From a new innovation space to an exploding robotics program, the educational horizon for creativity and design at Viewpoint is practically endless. Viewpoint School is a welcoming, vibrant, and collaborative community that offers a challenging and enriched college preparatory education in a nurturing environment for students in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. The School embraces students and families from diverse cultures of the world and teaches the history and wisdom of these traditions.

Teachers at Viewpoint are experts in their various fields, typically possessing education beyond […]

Lunch Request for Spring Meeting

If you would like to reserve a box lunch for the upcoming Spring Meeting, please complete the online form by April 14. Lunches will be a burrito from Rubios, plus drinks.

Master of Natural Science program at ASU

High school physics and chemistry teachers can apply for the Master of Natural Science (MNS) degree in physics at Arizona State University (ASU), a summers-only program.

LOW-COST! Teachers in 15 western states can apply for in-state tuition, a considerable savings! This opportunity is through WICHE. The application deadline is April 1, each year. The 15 states are listed at www.wiche.edu/states.

(Three teachers in California and two in Colorado are enrolled, for in-state tuition. Dorm housing last summer cost about $22/day – convenient & cheap.)

Physics and chemistry teachers find the ASU summer MNS program to be of great value. It is an effective implementation of STEM! Courses are interactive engagement, hands-on, minds-on, and practical. Interdisciplinary courses make it useful for chemistry teaching, too.

75 high school teachers have earned the MNS degree since it was founded in 2001 by Prof. David Hestenes.
Teachers love the courses. Teaching is more satisfying because students learn more.
It can qualify you to teach Dual Enrollment physics courses for community colleges.
It is similar to Finland’s Master degree for high school physics teachers, in that courses combine content with research-based pedagogy. Teachers do action research. (Finland is high in test scores of 15-year-olds, as you know.)
Most teachers take 3 summers, but some finish in two. Flexible; no cohorts.
Courses begin on June 11, 2018. 2 sessions in summer. 2nd session ends on August 2.

Visit modeling.asu.edu/MNS/MNS.html for info & list of courses through 2021.

To apply to ASU, click on “ASU logistics and the application process”.

Questions? ask jane.jackson@asu.edu