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Visiting Faculty Position in Physics & Astronomy

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a one-year position at the level of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning  July 1, 2018. Candidates must have a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment, and those with significant teaching experience are especially encouraged to apply. The position will involve both classroom and laboratory instruction in a total of five courses over two semesters.  While research is not part of the job description, the department is enthusiastic to hear from candidates who are research active. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references via email to:

See for more information about our department. Review of completed applications will begin in April 2018. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will experience working with Pomona College students from diverse backgrounds in a department with a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Tenure-track position at Mt. San Antonio College

Mt. San Antonio College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track Physics Professor position, starting for the Fall  2018 semester. The application brochure and application information are available at  The application deadline is April 25th.

Summer Physics and Astronomy Teaching Opportunities

There are several summer physics and engineering teaching opportunities in the Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay areas. Please see below for more information.

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is seeking enthusiastic instructors for its 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:

They 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, June 21 – July 14 and July 14 – August 4

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.

The Physics of Engineering Magnolia Science Academy, Venice, CA (non-residential), June 28 – July 21 and La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla, CA (non-residential), June 28 – July 21

Through hands-on activities demonstrating basic physics, students examine Newton’s laws and […]

Visiting Assistant Professor Position

The University of Redlands is searching for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics for academic year 2018/19.  The full description is available at–physics/.  Alan DeWeerd can answer questions about the position, but send applications to

UCR Summer Physics Academy

The UCR Summer Physics Academy is a FREE 5 full-day institute for high school physics teachers taking place at the UC Riverside Department of Physics and Astronomy and coordinated by physics and astronomy faculty in partnership with the California Science Project.

Who: high school physics teachers (priority selection)
When: June 25-29, 2018 – 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: UCR Physics Department

Application deadline: May 4th, 2018
Acceptance notification: May 10th, 2018

Registration now open!

Refresh your content knowledge of physics concepts
Participate in hands-on activities and laboratory experiences to understand NGSS instruction
Learn and discover about current research performed by UCR faculty
Network with teachers in the region and UCR faculty
Lunch, UCR parking permit, materials will be provided for each day of the academy.
A stipend of $400 will be given to participants attending the entire 5 days.

Space is limited to 25 participants.  For any further questions, please email Maria Simani: