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 Science Writers

Draw it to Know it: Sciences is looking for science writers in the fields of: Chemistry, Biology, and Physics.

Draw it to Know it employs a specialized, active learning method in which students are taught scientific material through the process of drawing it out. Draw it to Know it was first established in 2010 and is presently available as an iPhone/iPad App (Neuroanatomy - Draw it to Know it), Website, and book (Neuroanatomy: Draw it to Know it, published by Oxford University Press).

Our digital materials have received institutional adoption from universities throughout the world, from Washington University in St. Louis to Macquarie University in Australia.
We are now expanding our content beyond neuroanatomy to include additional medical sciences: Gross Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Biochemistry.
Writers will need to be available full-time and will work out of our Broad Ripple office at 6507 Ferguson Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Graduate level education in the Physics, Chemistry, or Biology.
Teaching and/or science writing experience preferred but not requisite.

Start Date

Interested Applicants
Please email resume, availability, and contact information to Adam Fisch, MD at: or
We will acknowledge receipt of all correspondence, so if you do not receive a response form us within a timely manner, please contact us at: 317-201-1523.

[posted May 15, 2014]

 Lecturer in Applied Physics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seek

 Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Vassar College

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Vassar College invites applications for a two-year full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in fall semester of 2015.

Candidates should have a PhD in Physics or a related discipline and a commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 5 courses each year, spanning all levels of the curriculum.

The position is open to candidates with expertise in any area of physics. The department currently consists of five physicists and two astronomers whose specialties are detailed on the department homepage at

[posted May 5, 2014]

 Lecturer in Applied Physics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science

The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks applicants for the position of Lecturer in Applied Physics, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. The Lecturer will be primarily responsible for the coordination and support of AP 50: Physics as a foundation for Science and Engineering. The position is an annual (twelve-month) academic appointment, renewable for up to three years, depending on continuing curricular need and performance. Involvement with other SEAS courses may evolve.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise/Mentor students: hold office hours and work one-on-one with undergraduate students.
  • Course management: Teach/co-teach course(s) in Applied Physics; hire, train and supervise teaching assistants, including leading TF meetings.
  • Course administration: Maintain course data, liaise with resident deans/registrar as needed, manage guest lecturers during campus visits.

Candidates are required to have a doctoral degree in Physics by the expected start date. Expertise in science education research, and experience in project-based learning and course design is strongly desired. Superior organizational, written and interpersonal communication skills are necessary, along with the ability to lead and train teaching fellows and to manage relationships undergraduate students.

Required documents include a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, and names and contact information for at least three references. Candidates are encouraged to apply at by Friday, May 8, 2015, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

[posted May 1, 2014]

 Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology School of Physics and Astronomy invites applications for one or more faculty positions at the rank of Lecturer. The Lecturer position is a 9.5 month, non-tenure track appointment that begins August 17, 2015 and may have the possibility of renewal.
The primary responsibility of the position is teaching introductory physics in an activity-based, workshop format. The minimum qualifications are a PhD in physics or a closely related discipline, recent experience teaching introductory physics, potential to succeed in an active-learning workshop-style classroom, and strong communication skills. Candidates must be capable of teaching experimental physics courses typically found in strong undergraduate physics programs (such as junior-level labs and electronics) or astronomy courses. Candidates must also be legally eligible to work in the United States beginning August 17, 2015 and continuing through the duration of the appointment. Familiarity with current trends in undergraduate physics education and research interests compatible with the School’s current research activities are desirable. Opportunities for summer teaching may be available.

[posted May 1, 2014]