SCAAPT Fall Meeting: Call for Presentations

The Fall SCAAPT Meeting will be held October 27 at Mira Costa College in Oceanside.  All members are encouraged to contribute a presentation or 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 form ( by September 28.

Physics Teaching positions

 The school year has begun and two of our schools, Alliance Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School (Stern MASS) and Alliance Renee and Meyer Luskin Academy High School (Luskin Academy), have substitutes currently teaching our students. We are looking for physics teachers who would like to fill the position either as a permanent or temporary capacity?

Interested applicants may apply at this link.

Any questions may be emailed to the following people:

Andrew Vega, Principal of Luskin Academy

Kirsten Woo, Principal of Stern MASS

Applied Physics Position at Orange Coast College

Orange Coast College is looking for an Avionics instructor for their Aviation  Maintenance Technology program. Applied physics position.

If you are interested please contact
Shrader, Daniel N.
Dean – Technology(714)
 Zombek, Mark
Instructor – Aviation Maintenance Technology(714)

Another Physics Job @ CSUDH

California State University Dominguez Hills is looking for a person with a masters in physics or related field to teach one or two of the following courses:

PHY 122-03 (LAB)  Th  10:00-12:50
This is the laboratory component of the second semester of our
two-semester algebra-based survey sequence in physics, designed for life
science majors.  Topics covered include electromagnetism, light, and
modern physics.  The class meets once a week for three hours.

PHY 300-06 (LAB)  TTh 16:00-17:15
This is the laboratory component of our “Physical Science for Teachers”
course, which is aimed at students who intend to become elementary or
middle-school teachers.  The experiments use (mostly) equipment that can
be found around the house.  The class meets twice a week for 75 minutes
per session.

Interested applicants should email a resume to John Price.

Instructional tech position at CSUSM

The physics department at Cal State San Marcos is looking for an instructional tech… details below. We are in north San Diego county, have a large, vibrant undergraduate physics program, and are a friendly, welcoming department.

We are hiring for an entry level Technician in the Physics Department to support the instructional labs and various classes M-F 11 am -7:30 pm. If you know of someone who might be good for this position (including yourself), please spread the word. The job posting is at:


Physics Job Opening at CSUDH

Dear Professors of SCAAPT,

CSUDH has two sections of physics available for candidates with Masters degrees or PhDs:

SMT 310-08 (LEC)  TTh 17:30-18:45
SMT 310-09 (LEC)  TTh 14:30-15:45

Both classes are 3 WTU.  Classes start next week.

Contact John Price:
SMT 310
An assessment of the interrelationships of Science and Technology.
Study of the development of technological advances and the scientific
principles behind them.

New Physics Teacher Workshop

Dear Physics Teachers and Professors,

We have the dates of our Fall New Physics Teacher Workshops.  They will be on SAT Aug 18 @ USC and SAT Sept 8 @ CSU San Marcos.  Both workshops will be very similar, covering Newtonian Mechanics.

You can fill out this RSVP FORM: NPTW

You totally should come to the workshops. And tell someone else to RSVP at

Also, If you came last year, you can come again this year because the material is different each year.


I hope that you like getting free lab materials.  We will also be giving out NGSS teaching booklet if you need that sort of thing.  But most importantly, the parking is free.


James Lincoln

KITP Teachers’ Conference

KITP Teachers’ Conference: Automating Insight: Pushing the Frontier of Quantum Physics with Machine Learning, Feb. 16, 2019

For more information follow this link: KITP Conference


Follow this link to find out more information: Astrofest

Part-time Teaching Position at Norco College

Norco College of the Riverside Community College District is looking to hire part-time physics instructors to teach the following Physics classes for this coming Fall 2018 semester from August 27, 2018 to December 12, 2018.

Minimum Qualification:
Master’s degree in Master’s in physics, astronomy, or astrophysics; OR Bachelor’s degree in physics or astronomy AND Master’s degree in engineering, mathematics, meteorology, or geophysics; OR the Equivalent. (All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications must be from accredited institutions.)

Desirable Qualifications:
Recent teaching experience at a community college.

Physics 4A Mechanics with lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:40 am – 11:05 am and labs on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm – 5:10 pm.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MAT- 1A.
Examines vectors, particle kinematics and dynamics, work and
power, conservation of energy and momentum, rotation, oscillations
and gravitation. 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Physics 10 Introduction to Physics on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm – 7:25 pm.
Prerequisite: MAT-52.
A non-science major physics course covering mechanics, properties
of matter, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and nuclear
physics. 54 hours lecture

Physics 11 Physics Lab on Thursdays from 6:00 pm – 9:10 pm.
Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of PHY10.
An optional laboratory science course for the non-science major.
Emphasis on laboratory techniques, student experimentation, and
laboratory demonstrations. 54 hours laboratory.

Salary:  from $67.14 – $77.55 per hour depending on experience.

Class times are set and cannot be change.

If you are interested in teaching one or more of these classes, please email me, Dr. Phu Tran, at with your resume.