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Physics Instructor Position at Norco College

Norco College has an opening for PT physics instructors to teach Phy 4A (Calc-based mechanics) starting fall 2019.

If you are interested in teaching this class please contact Dr. Om Tripathi ( and cc’d to Dr. Stanley Tyler ( with a copy of your recent CV.

Adjunct physics instructor position at The University of La Verne

The Physics Program at the University of La Verne seeks a part-time physics instructor to teach a Conceptual Physics course in the Fall of 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to provide instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules.


Master’s in physics or related field with 2 years teaching experience


Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in physics or related field with 1 year teaching experience


The Equivalent. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for these positions

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to Vanessa Preisler at

New Physics Teacher Workshops – Aug 10/Sept 7

Dear New Physics Teachers,

We have the dates of our next New Physics Teacher Workshops. They will be on SAT Aug 10 @ USC and SAT Sept 7 @ CSU San Marcos. The workshops will be very similar, covering Newtonian Mechanics.  


Be Sure to come and to tell someone else to RSVP. 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 and free lunch. But most importantly, the parking is free.

PS – Some people have asked me if the AP Physics Workshops of July still have spaces, the answer is yes for the one in the week of July 29.  Go to for more info on those workshops.

Sincerely,James LincolnDirector, NPTW.orgPast President SCAAPT

2019 Mars Rover & Society Expo

The SCAAPT Society is cordially invited to the 2019 Mars Rover and Society Expo; details below:

WHAT:  8th Annual Mars Rover Updates & Professional Society Expo!

WHEN:  Sat, Sept 21, 2019, from 11am to 5pm+

WHERE:  Northrop-Grumman’s S-Cafe, Redondo Beach (Usual Venue!) (just off 405 Fwy)

FREE:  Parking, Admission, Exhibitor’s Lunch & Exhibit Tables!


11am to Noon:  Society Attendees Arrival & Exhibit Table Set-up (including your Society Banner!)

Noon to 1pm:  Exhibitor’s Lunch & Inter-Society Networking (including Future Joint Meeting Planning?) (Note:  FREE Lunch graciously provided by TBD—Can your Society donate?)

1pm to 1:30pm:  Opening Ceremonies (including Agenda Overview & Introducing all Societies!)

1:30pm to 2:30pm:  Invited NASA-JPL Speaker’s Talk on Mars Rover & Related Updates!

2:30pm to 4:45pm:  Long BREAK, during which Attendees can visit All of Below:        

20+ Society Tables (learn STEM Careers & Volunteer Needs, earn Raffle Tickets & get Society Swag & Snacks)Outdoor ‘Space Games’ (eg, Straw Rocket Build & Launch, Robot Maze, etc) (running during Talk for younger Kids!)Mars Rover ‘Space Museum’ (TBD)Escorted Tour of ‘Space Hardware Museum’ (in Bldg E-2)   Escorted Tour of Next-Gen Space Telescope (JWST) High-Bay Assembly Area

4:45pm to 5pm+:  Closing Remarks & ‘Space Raffle’

More details (& Important e-RSVP Link) are included in Expo Flyer (below).

Live Ship to Shore Interaction Request – 2019 Expedition Season

Bring the excitement of deep sea exploration LIVE to your classroom, science center, and community events!

Request a live interaction now!            

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.