Astronomy Teaching Workshop

Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) Southwest Regional Teaching Exchange
May 6, 2017
presented by CAE Southwest Regional Teaching Exchange Coordinator, Rica French (MiraCosta College)

CAE Regional Teaching Exchanges are designed to foster a sense of community amongst geographically linked current and future Astro 101 instructors. Those at CAE don’t want you to feel isolated, and they don’t want you to have to wait to attend (or re-attend) a CAE Tier I workshop to continue your professional development. They have regional experts from the broader CAE community ready, willing, and able to provide the opportunity for you to meet your neighbors, expand your instructional repertoire, and share your own expertise.

So grab your colleagues—instructors, graduate students, and postdocs, alike—and join the Exchange!

Additional information and registration can be found online.

Summer Teaching Opportunities

 The University of California Irvine Gifted Students Academy has several teaching opportunities in the physical sciences for summer 2017. Specifically, teachers are needed for middle and high school physics.( Forensic science and environmental science teachers are also needed. )Please email inquiries to Darlene Boyd Ed.D. at :  Telephone 949-824-8927You are welcome to e mail resume or CV as well.

High school physics teacher opening

St. Margaret’s is seeking an engaging Upper School Science Teacher with a background in physics to teach AP Physics C. The teacher would also likely be able to design and teach an elective of their choice. The Science Department is part of a highly functioning and highly achieving Upper School of 475 bright, dedicated students and 60 talented faculty members.Minimum requirements:3 years’ teaching experienceB. S. degree in Physics, Engineering or associated degreePreferred requirements:Teaching experience in an independent schoolM. S. degree in PhysicsInterested and qualified applicants should send cover letters and resumes to

Physics and Astronomy instructors needed for Summer and Fall

Physics and Astronomy instructors needed for Summer and Fall 2017 at Orange Coast College

The Department of Physics and Department of Astronomy at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa has vacancies in the following subjects for the Summer 8 Week session and Fall 2017 full semester (June 26-August 4; August 28-December 16)

Astronomy Laboratory (Astronomy 100L)
Conceptual Physics (Physics 110)
Algebra Based Physics and Lab (Physics 120 and 120L)
Calculus Based Physics and Lab (Physics 185 and 185L; 280 and 280L; 285 and 285L)

If you are interested in teaching in any of the above subjects, please contact Tara Giblin via email ( or phone (714-432-5093) for more details.

Physics and Chemistry instructors needed for Fall 2017

Norco College of the Riverside Community College District is looking to hire a few part-time Physics and Chemistry instructors for this coming Fall 2017 semester from 8/28/17 to 12/14/17.

Minimum Qualifications: Master Degree in Physics for the physics position and Master degree in Chemistry for the chemistry position.

If interested, please email your resume or CV to

Summer Physics Teaching Opportunities

Dear Physics Teachers,


We are writing to let you know about several summer physics and engineering teaching opportunities in the Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay areas (with a bonus opportunity in Seattle!). Please see below for more information.


Physics and Engineering

Teaching Opportunities – Summer 2017


We are seeking enthusiastic instructors for our 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:


We 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, July 15 – Aug 5

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

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA, June 22 – July 15

The Nueva School, San Mateo, CA, June 29 – July 22

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

Summer program for students

The application deadline for the Caltech Community Science Academy is this Saturday, April 15.

The program is open to all students who will be in grades 9 to 12 next year.

Information and application is online:

Lunch and workshop reservations are due

Those interested in the $10 box lunch option need to complete the reservation form immediately. Reservations are due Monday, April 3.

Likewise, the workshop reservations are also due Monday, April 3.

SCAAPT Spring Meeting
April 8, 2017
Loyola Marymount University

Free Professional Development Opportunity

MiraCosta College and the Center for Astronomy Education invite all current and future astronomy instructors (and other related disciplines such as physics, earth/space science, etc.) to the 2017 CAE Southwest Regional Teaching Exchange.

Registration is free. We expect to provide light morning refreshments and a modest lunch.
Saturday, 06 May 2016
MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, Room 4526
Oceanside, CA

Whether you have been to a CAE Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop or not, everyone is welcome. Discussions range from active engagement strategies to availability of research-validated curricula, online vs. on-ground, implementation issues, classroom management techniques, and more. Have you seen the materials and Lecture Tutorials on detecting exoplanets using gravitational microlensing and transits? How about the radio astronomy curriculum and Tutorial? Want to talk about teaching in a flipped classroom environment? What else will help you and your students achieve your learning goals? Your needs guide our discussions.

Astronomy instructors wanted (multiple positions)

MiraCosta College has multiple openings for part-time astronomy instructors for Fall 2017.

All courses run 21 August through 16 December 2017.

ASTR 101: Descriptive Astronomy (multiple sections including one online)
ASTR 101L: Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory (two sections)
ASTR 120: Life in the Universe (one section)

Full job announcement with details is here.

All interested parties MUST apply online at <> and submit an application to the “Astronomy Associate (Part-time) Instructor 2017/2018” pool.