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SCAAPT Spring Meeting: Last Call for Presentations

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Citrus College.

The call for contributed talks and Show & Tell demonstrations has been extended to February 28.  

All members are encouraged to contribute to the meeting.  

If you are interested, please complete the online abstract submission form (bit.ly/SCAAPTSpring20Abstracts) by February 28.

Waves Physics Workshops – March 2020 www.NPTW.org

Dear Physics Teachers,

You are invited to our March New Physics Teacher Workshops on Waves: Sound & Light.  These free workshops will help you teach physics by giving you the materials you need and the worksheets for your students to use them!  

Free Workshop! Free Lunch!! Free Materials!!! Free Parking!!!!

RSVP Here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WdVyJNMgQluyjPYO6uY4poCtYf9MBvhZzNFzmEl4H34

The workshops are at Cypress College or Canyon Crest Academy HS, depending on if you are from Los Angeles or San Diego, but you can go to either workshop.

San Diego: SAT March 7 – Canyon Crest Academy HS

Los Angeles: SAT March 21 – Cypress College

The workshops go from 8:30pm to 3:15pm, in the morning we do a series of lecture-based demonstrations and in the afternoon we do hands-on lab experience.

I hope you can make, please share this with a friend.

Sincerely,James Lincoln

Director, NPTW.org

AER Postdoc w/IAU

At the newly-founded IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), we are looking for a specialist in astronomy education research and/or physics education research to join us on a five-year postdoctoral position:

https://www.mpg.de/14340628/postdochdaoae295

Please help us to spread the word about this position to suitable candidates! While we are trying to fill this position as soon as possible, we are flexible on the starting date. The most important thing for us is to get a really good person to fill this position.

If you would like to learn more about the OAE, we now have interim web pages running at [http://astro4edu.org]. If interested, you can also join our mailing list at [http://www.haus-der-astronomie.de/OAE/mailing-list].

Position closes 28 FEB 2020.AER postdoc, 5-year position (~01 APR 2020 – 28 FEB 2025), w/IAU’s new Ofc of Astro Education. Position housed @ Max Plank Inst in Heidelberg.

AER Postdoc w/IAU

At the newly-founded IAU Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE), we are looking for a specialist in astronomy education research and/or physics education research to join us on a five-year postdoctoral position:

https://www.mpg.de/14340628/postdochdaoae295

Please help us to spread the word about this position to suitable candidates! While we are trying to fill this position as soon as possible, we are flexible on the starting date. The most important thing for us is to get a really good person to fill this position.

If you would like to learn more about the OAE, we now have interim web pages running at [http://astro4edu.org]. If interested, you can also join our mailing list at [http://www.haus-der-astronomie.de/OAE/mailing-list].

Position closes 28 FEB 2020.AER postdoc, 5-year position (~01 APR 2020 – 28 FEB 2025), w/IAU’s new Ofc of Astro Education. Position housed @ Max Plank Inst in Heidelberg.

Active learning short course in July

Active Learning in Introductory Physics Courses: Research-Based Strategies that Improve Student Learning—July 12-14, 2020, Portland, Oregon Designed for those who teach introductory physics at universities, colleges and high schools.

Graduate credit will be available through the University of Oregon.* 

Instructors: David Sokoloff, University of Oregon and Ronald Thornton, Tufts University  

Participants will be introduced to research-validated, classroom-tested strategies for each component of the introductory course that have been demonstrated to improve learning. These include Interactive Lecture Demonstration (ILDs),RealTime Physics (RTP) labs, Collaborative Problem-Solving Tutorials, Workshop Physics (WP), Physics with Video Analysis (PVA), and related online video analysis exercises. The course will also include the use of video analysis to identify analytic functions describing real data. Among other more recent developments are (1) 3rd edition RTP E & M labs using video analysis, (2) ILDs using clickers, (3) online homework using Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs), and (4) distance learning and in class labs using the self-contained, wireless IOLab (or other wireless data acquisition devices).

Topics will be chosen from both semesters of introductory physics. Research on the effectiveness of these strategies will also be discussed. The tools and software used in these active learning curricula are compatible with Macintosh and Windows OS, and with the popular interfaces and sensors. Participants will receive complimentary printed copies of the curricula (published by Wiley and Vernier, and also available for high school use as the ABP High School E-dition). 

The course fee is $225. (Early bird registration until May 15 is $195.) *

Up to three graduate credits from the University of Oregon will be available for an additional $100/credit. 

For more information and to register: http://pages.uoregon.edu/sokoloff/CHAUT.htm

SCAAPT Spring Meeting: Save the Date and Call for Presentations

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Citrus College.  

All members are encouraged to contribute a presentation of Show & Tell.  Please share your favorite demonstration, class activity, education research findings, or anything else that will enhance teachers’ understanding of physics or physics teaching.

Please complete the online abstract submission form (bit.ly/SCAAPTSpring20Abstracts) by February 21.

Two Full-Time Positions at Rio Hondo College 1. Physics 2. Engineering

Rio Hondo College is recruiting two full-positions in physics and engineering. Experience with incorporating Python in a instructional setting is desirable. 

To apply for a position or for more information, click on the links below. Physics:https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/1536Engineering:https://riohondo.peopleadmin.com/postings/1537

Math + Physics Position: Aliso Viejo

Discovery Preparatory School in Aliso Viejo is seeking a Math and Physics teacher.

The position is for Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Honors Physics.

Send Resumes to Clint Davis, Head of Schoolclint@discoveryprepschool.com

Full time tenure track physics faculty position at MiraCosta College

The Physical Sciences Department of MiraCosta College in north San Diego County invites applications for one equity-minded, full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position beginning in August 2020. Principle responsibilities include teaching both algebra-based and calculus-based physics while collaborating with associate faculty and staff. The person selected will share leadership roles with other full-time instructors in coordinating and developing curriculum and using culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and in coordinating the overall program.

The closing date for applications is January 21, 2020. For full details and to apply, please click the following link: http://jobs.miracosta.edu/postings/1899

contact: Joe Salamon (jsalamon@miracosta.edu)

Part-time instructor wanted

The Loyola Marymount University Physics Department is seeking a part-time instructor for Spring 2020. We have an opening for an instructor to teach a section of Physics 254, General Physics II, which is scheduled for MWF 8-9 (lecture) and Tuesdays 2:10- 3:50 (lab).

Description of Duties/Expectations:

Prepare a syllabus and offer a curriculum consistent with the course description in the university bulletinEvaluate student learning and assign final course grades from tests, quizzes, homework, and other assignments and activities related to course materialHold regular office hours

Qualifications:

M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics or a closely related field is required

Those interesting in applying, should email the following to jmureika@lmu.edu:

Cover LetterCurriculum VitaeReferences – 3 references required (contact information only)Statement of Teaching (Optional)Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance LMU’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)