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New Physics Teacher Workshops – Jan/Feb – E&M

Dear SCAAPT Teachers and Professors,

There are some New Physics Teacher Workshops in Jan/Feb on Electricity & Magnetism that you or a colleague might wish to attend.  These will focus on Electricity & Magnetism Labs & Demos.

Saturday, Jan 25 @ Loyola Marymount University 

Saturday, Feb 1 @ University of San Diego


Of Course, these workshops are Free! With Free Materials!! Free Lunch!!! and Free Parking!!!!

Please do share this email with someone who might benefit from help teaching (or understanding) Electricity & Magnetism. There are so many wonderful demos and labs and we give the new teachers the materials to perform them!

It might be easier to just say

Thanks,James LincolnDirector

Call for Officers – Open Positions

Dear SCAAPT Members,There will be an election at the Spring SCAAPT Meeting next year and you may be interested in running for one of our officer positions.  On our website, you will find a list of current officers and a description of each position. you would like to be considered, or would like to know more information of the duties required of an SCAAPT officer, please contact current president Cliff Gerstman. You can also read our constitution on that page.

Sincerely,James LincolnPast-President SCAAPT

Tenure-track position

The Department of Physics at Loyola Marymount University seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in experimental physics starting Fall 2020. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics or closely related discipline at the time of employment. We welcome applications from any experimental field in physics, but we are especially interested in candidates working in quantum computation, climate science, or condensed matter systems.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research program in their field that can involve undergraduate student participation. The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate physics courses at all levels, as well as contribute to the University Core through first year seminars or courses for non-majors. All faculty are expected to contribute to service at the Department, College, and University levels. The Department of Physics houses eight full-time faculty, whose research interests include biophysics, space physics, gravitation and cosmology, medical imaging, and physics education.

Additional information and the online application can be found at <>. For full consideration, completed applications should be received by December 31st 2019.

PhysicsCon 2020 Conference – Jan 4 – Call for Papers

Dear Physics Teachers of Southern California,

The 2nd Annual PhysicsCon will take place on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Caltech in the Feynman Lecture Hall.  This academic conference will celebrate physics with many talks and presentations.  Below is a list of some of the conference highlights, more information is to be found at

If you would like to contribute a talk or show & tell, please use this RSVP Link

PHYSICS CON 2020: Celebration of Physics

The Dangerous Experiments of Benjamin Franklin

Attend a Feynman Lecture on Physics(James Lincoln as Richard Feynman)

@PhysicsFun of Instagram  

Caltech Physics Demo Show

WORKSHOP: BEST Labs and Demos for AP PHYSICS A Physicist on Vacation

WORKSHOP:  New Demonstrations & Experiments in Modern Physics and Electricity



Please REGISTER if you would like to attend. 

Website Link

Registration Link

T-Shirts are also available at the Registration Link==========================================

Sincerely,James Lincoln, Director

Part-Time Instructors Needed at MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College in north San Diego County is currently looking for qualified part-time physics and astronomy instructors for this spring. Classes begin January 21, 2020.

We have openings for several courses in our calculus-based physics series and in out astronomy program.

We are also accepting applications on an ongoing basis to increase our pool of available part-time physics and astronomy instructors.

To apply, go to and click on “Search Jobs” in the menu on the left. Search using “physics” or “astronomy” in the “keyword” field.

Contact Erika Peters ( with any questions, and feel free to pass this message on to anyone who might be interested.

Pasadena City College Adjunct Physics/Astronomy Instructor Position Available

Pasadena City College is hiring adjunct Physics/Astronomy Instructors. Adjunct faculty plan and organize academic instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes; instruct and assist a diverse population of students to achieve their goals; provide informed feedback on assignments and discussions; evaluate student performance using appropriate assignments and activities; maintain accurate records of course enrollment and student academic progress; submit grades and student learning outcomes data in a timely manner.

The mission of Pasadena City College is to provide a high quality, academically robust learning environment that encourages, supports and facilitates student learning and success. The College provides an academically rigorous and comprehensive curriculum for students pursuing educational and career goals as well as learning opportunities designed for individual development. The College is committed to providing access to higher education for members of the diverse communities within the District service area and to offering courses, programs, and other activities to enhance the economic conditions and the quality of life in these communities.

The full job announcement and details can be found at Please contact Martha House ( with any questions.