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Spring SCAAPT Meeting Canceled

The Spring SCAAPT Meeting that was to be held on Saturday, April 4, at Citrus College has been canceled due to concerns for our members safety from the Coronavirus pandemic.

Please stay safe and healthy during this difficult time and we hope to see you at the Fall meeting.

SCAPTI AP Physics Workshop – July 6-10

SCAPTI – AP Physics Workshops – July 2020

Instructor – James Lincoln

www.SCAPTI.orgMany of you who have completed the New Physics Teacher Workshop program, or would just like to learn physics teaching at an advanced level, may be interested in this summer workshop led by James Lincoln. 

Attached is a flier to explain what SCAPTI (Southern California Advanced Physics Teaching Institute) is all about. If you would like to go, definitely fill out the RSVP form below. 

The workshop is less expensive than AP Institutes and attendees get lots of free stuff and more experience hours. More information at www.SCAPTI.org

RSVP that you are interested link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1eWdXk329-llDkkftT8F8VyDUgcfrM6ZO9kPLmKpY2p8

SCAPTI AP Physics Workshop brochureDownload

Modeling Workshops & Courses for 2020

Now that you are on your winter break, you may have time to look at professional development, either online or face to face for the summer!

The American Modeling Teachers Association will offer distance learning Modeling courses for the 2020 spring. The distance learning courses are synchronous sessions, 3 hours each, using the Zoom platform with video and break-out sessions. The leaders will dive deep into the Modeling pedagogy and use simulations and videos if labs cannot be conducted in participants’ own time.

·        Intro to Modeling, a 15 week course hosted on Tuesday evenings 7-10 pm EST, starting January 14, 2020:

o   For details and registration

·        Advanced Topics for Middle School Modeling, a 5-week course hosted on Wednesday evenings from 7-10 pm EST, starting January 15, 2020:

o   For details and registration

·        Electricity & Magnetism Modeling course, a 15 week course hosted on Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm EST , starting January 16, 2020:

o   For details and registration

Our Modeling Workshop Hosts and Leaders already have many summer workshops planned. The workshops can be searched by location and by content area. We have Modeling Workshops in Physics (mechanics, waves, E&M, Computational Modeling Physics 1st), Chemistry (1st and 2nd semester), Biology (1st and 2nd semester), Middle School and Physical Science.

The Modeling Instruction pedagogy works very nicely with the Next Generation Science Standards, to see how well, check out the diagrams: https://www.modelinginstruction.org/connections-to-ngss-and-21st-century-skills/ And recently, we shared the podcast series with our members; if you want to listen to what David Hestenes, Brenda Royce, Colleen Megowan-Romanowicz and Larry Dukerich have to share, visit the Science Modeling Talks:  https://sciencemodelingtalks.com/

Thank you for all you do for science education and AMTA wishes you a fantastic 2020!

Full Time, Tenure Track Physics Instructor

Physics Instructor

Full Time, Tenure Track

Cypress College

Teach physics courses that include topics such as mechanics, heat, optics, electromagnetism, and modern physics to engineering, science, and non-science majors at the freshman and sophomore undergraduate level, along with other related courses to a diverse student population.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s in physics, astronomy or astrophysics

NOCCCD District link to posting. Open 12/11/19. Close: 2/20/20

Posting Number2016180FT

To Apply: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/3970

Contact: Professor Ron Armale, RArmale@CypressCollege.edu

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 <http://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/41893>. For full consideration, completed applications should be received by December 31st 2019.

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 https://pasadena.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=271. Please contact Martha House (mahouse@pasadena.edu) with any questions.