Summer Physics Teaching Opportunity

Dear Physics Teachers,

We are writing to let you know about a summer physics teaching opportunity in Los Angeles this summer.

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.

CTY also offers other physics, astrophysics, and engineering-related courses at residential locations across the country. Room and board are offered at most locations. Full details on courses can be found on our website.

If you work with undergraduates or graduate students in physics, engineering, astronomy, or related fields, CTY also hires Teaching Assistants to work in our classrooms. We seek […]

Astronomy lab instructor wanted

MiraCosta College has an immediate opening for an introductory astronomy lab instructor during the fall 2017 semester.

The course runs from 21 August through 16 December 2017.

ASTR 101L: Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory
meets Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. on the Oceanside campus

Full job announcement with details is at <>.

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

Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Instructors needed for Fall

The Department of Physics and Engineering at Los Angeles City College has several vacancies in the following subjects for the Fall 2017 semester (Aug 28th to Dec 17th):

Calculus Based Physics-Mechanics (Physics 101)
Trigonometry Based Physics (Physics 11)
Astronomy Lecture (Astronomy 1)
Introduction to Engineering (GE101)
Engineering-Computer Aided Design – Fusion360 (GE212)

If you are interested in teaching in any of the above subjects, please contact Jayesh Bhakta via email ( or phone (323-953-4000 X 2923) for more details.

High School Physics Teacher Opening

Port of Los Angeles High School is looking for a bright, energetic team player who works well in a collaborative environment to teach physics. A full California single-subject physics credential is required, additional science credentials are a bonus. We are a small, 8-person department that offers a wide range of classes. Familiarity with NGSS standards is prefered but not required.

Edjoin Link:

Applicants must have a Current California State Single-Subject Teaching Credential. (provide upon request: College Transcripts, CBEST, California State Single-Subject Teaching Credential, Recommendation).

QuarkNet CMS e-Lab Workshop at UC Riverside

The UC Riverside QuarkNet group will host a two day teacher workshop on

Thursday, July 27th and Friday, July 28th at the UCR Department of Physics

and Astronomy. In this workshop, we will review the science of parCcle and

physics and go through some analysis exercises with data from the CMS experiment.

You will receive a sCpend of $100 / day. We can also cover some travel

expenses and lodging for those outside of a reasonable commute distance.

If you are a teacher and would like to take part in the workshop,

please send the following informaCon to Owen Long (

by June 1, 2017:

• Your name

• Your school

• Will you commute daily to the event or do you need a hotel room?

• Classes that you teach and/or school acCviCes that you lead related to parCcle


• Please tell us in a paragraph how you intend to use parCcle physics with your

students. If you already teach your students about parCcle physics, what do you

cover and what are your learning goals and outcomes?

Our space and budget is limited. We will try to accommodate as many teachers

as we can.


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.

WISRD Lecture Series

 All are welcome to attend the WISRD Lecture and Poster Session May 8th at Wildwood School @ 11811 W. Olympic Blvd.
Poster Session at 6:30
Lecture at 7:30
Dr. Marc Rayman will be the speaker, his topic:
To Boldly Go… Well, You Know:
NASA’s Dawn Mission to the Asteroid Belt
 The ambitious and exciting Dawn mission is one of NASA’s most remarkable ventures into the solar system. The spacecraft completed a spectacular exploration of Vesta in 2011-2012 and arrived in orbit around Ceres in 2015. These were among the last uncharted worlds in the inner solar system prior to Dawn. They are the two largest residents of the main asteroid belt, that vast collection of bodies between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is so large that it is included in the category of dwarf planets, along with Pluto. The alien landscapes Dawn reveals provide humankind with a new perspective on the solar system. Remnants from the time that planets were formed, Ceres and Vesta hold clues that will help scientists understand the dawn of the solar system.


Dawn is the only spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet and is the only one ever to orbit any two extraterrestrial destinations. It has also maneuvered extensively in orbit to optimize its observations. Such a mission would be impossible without the use of ion propulsion, a technology that has largely been in the domain of science fiction, but which was tested extensively on the Deep Space 1 mission, paving the way for Dawn.


Dr. Marc Rayman will give a fascinating and entertaining presentation on the Dawn mission and its use of ion propulsion as well as its two exotic destinations. He also will share the excitement and profundity of controlling a spacecraft in deep space.

Summer Teaching Workshops

More than 60 summer Modeling Workshops™ in high school physics, chemistry, physical science, biology, and middle school science will be offered, in many states. Most are two or three weeks long.

CEUs; optional graduate credit. Stipends at grant-funded sites.
Modeling Instruction is research-informed, interactive engagement pedagogy.
Ask your school administration to help pay. Mention the research on NGSS readiness: Modelers are better prepared to transition to NGSS than other teachers, research shows.


Workshop descriptions:


Modeling Instruction is designated as an Exemplary K-12 science program and a Promising Educational Technology program by the U.S. Department of Education.

Modeling Workshops are peer-led. Content is reorganized around basic models to increase its structural coherence. Participants are supplied with a complete set of course materials and work through activities alternately in roles of student or teacher, as they practice techniques of guided inquiry and cooperative learning. Models and theories are the purpose and the outcomes of scientific practices. They are tools for engineering design and problem solving. Thus, modeling guides all other practices.

Each MODELING WORKSHOP has these features:

Aligned with National Science Education Standards
Focuses on all 8 scientific practices of NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education.
Addresses multiple learning styles.
Addresses student naive conceptions.
Collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
Systems, models, modeling.
Coherent curriculum framework, but not a curriculum; thus flexible.
Compatible with Socratic methods, project-based instruction, PBL, etc.
Science & math literacy.
Authentic assessments.
High-tech and low-tech options for labs.

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