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 Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard

The Assistant Director of Teaching and Learning - with a background in any discipline – will cultivate excellence in teaching among graduate students and faculty.  The Assistant Director will assist with:  developing and leading workshops and courses for graduate student teaching fellows; mentoring a range of teaching fellows; working with departments in implementation of graduate student training about teaching; designing and developing programming to support faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in creating and implementing innovative pedagogical methods; and disseminating information about evidence-based pedagogy.  

For more information and to apply, go to:, and search for requisition 37658BR under Auto Req ID.  

[posted November 24, 2015]

 Associate Director for Science and Learning, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard

The Associate Director for Science and Learning will oversee programming in the natural sciences and engineering at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.  Work with the Harvard teaching community to develop and implement teaching practices based on the science of learning. Consult with faculty, departments, and instructional programs in the natural sciences and engineering. Develop programming to support faculty and graduate student teaching fellows in creating and implementing innovative pedagogical methods.  Partner with other senior staff at the Bok Center to support and share teaching innovations among Harvard faculty.  Direct the Active Learning Initiative to assist faculty in all fields with implementing active learning in their classes and to disseminate effective practices for active learning.  Disseminate information about evidence-based pedagogy.  Develop and lead workshops and courses for faculty and graduate student teaching fellows in the sciences.  Collaborate with departments to develop effective practices for graduate student training about teaching.  

For more information and to apply, go to:, and search for requisition 37590BR under Auto Req ID.

[posted November 24, 2015]

 Tenure Track Physical Chemistry Faculty Position, UCLA

The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry ( is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Physical Chemistry at the Assistant Professor level. We invite candidates in any area of experimental physical chemistry, broadly defined, to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a strong and creative research program and to contribute to teaching in physical chemistry at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. All application must be uploaded through UCLA academic Recruit. Candidates should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a summary of research accomplishments (1-2 pages), and future research plans (3 pages max.), teaching statement and statement of contribution to diversity. In addition, candidates should arrange for at least 3 letters of reference to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit.

Review of applications will begin November 20, 2015. The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

[posted November 16, 2015]

Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, Lehigh University

Lehigh University seeks to fill a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Materials Science and Engineering. The department is searching for an outstanding individual who can establish a high quality research program in photonic, optoelectronic or nanoelectronic materials, with a focus on materials synthesis / growth for devices and materials characterization. Areas of research specialization might include, but are not limited to, 2D layered materials, compound semiconductors, plasmonics/metamaterials, multiferroics and materials for flexible and biocompatible technologies. A PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a related discipline is required, as well as demonstrated ability in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Materials Science and Engineering curriculum. A strong desire to perform interdisciplinary research and a willingness to collaborate across departmental boundaries is essential, with strong synergies likely to be found in both the newly formed Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics and the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.

Lehigh University is one of the seven recipients in 2010 of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant to enhance recruitment, retention, and the advancement of women faculty in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields at Lehigh. Lehigh Valley Inter-regional Networking & Connecting (LINC) is a newly created regional network of diverse organizations designed to assist new hires with dual career, community and cultural transition needs. Please contact for more information. Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

Review of applications will begin January 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted on-line at Please submit a CV that includes a research statement describing a minimum of two externally fundable research programs (3-6 pages), and a description of teaching philosophy at the undergraduate and graduate levels (1-2 pages). Informal inquiries may be addressed to

On-Line Application -

[posted November 16, 2015]

Two open faculty positions in Physics & Astronomy at San Jose State University

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at San Jose State University has two tenure-track faculty openings. One is in the area of Experimental Optics, and the other is in the area of Computational Astrophysics.  I would be grateful if you would pass along this email to any interested postdocs, graduate students near degree completion or temporary faculty. 

Information about the application procedure, the Department and the University can be found by following this link:

The application deadline for either position is December 1, 2015. 

[posted November 5, 2015]

 The Rockefeller University Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Center for Studies in Physics and Biology expects to have a small number of
postdoctoral fellowships available for appointments in September 2016. We are
seeking theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists with a
demonstrable interest in the interface between their discipline and biology. The
Fellows are to be at that stage of career as to function as independent members of the
Center, free to work alone or in collaboration with any members of The Rockefeller
University faculty. The appointment is nominally for two years, with a third year
implicit, but based on mutual satisfaction.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, a research
statement and three letters of recommendation by December 31, 2015. The contents of
all letters should be addressed to: Director, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology,
The Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue, Box 75, New York, NY 10065-
6399. Applications should be e-mailed in PDF format to:
Consideration will be given to late received applications.

[posted October 30, 2015]

 Tenure Track Position - Physics Department, State University of New York College at Cortland

Applicants for this search must have a PhD in physics or a closely related field with students completing their dissertation prior to August 2016 acceptable for consideration.

The Physics Department currently consists of four full-time tenure track faculty and one full-time lecturer. We have four undergraduate programs of which two are in physics for adolescence education, one is a 3+2 pre-engineering program, and one is a straight physics major with optional concentrations in environmental science or geophysics. In addition, we offer Masters programs in adolescence education and a new Professional Science Masters program in sustainable energy systems. Additional information about the Department can be found at .

Successful applicants must demonstrate outstanding teaching, scholarship, and communication skills and will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, produce research and publish scholarly and creative works, advise students, and provide service to the public, College, and Department. Applications from individuals with interdisciplinary strengths are encouraged and the Department is interested in candidates who contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. The job description and instructions on how to applyare available at .

[posted October 28, 2015]