Search for Chair of the AIP Board of Directors

The American Institute of Physics (AIP), a federation of physical science societies organized as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership corporation, is seeking a Chair of its Board of Directors. The Board Chair also serves as chair of the Board of Managers of its wholly-owned subsidiary, AIP Publishing LLC (AIPP). The Chair will have unique opportunities to lead the engaged AIP and AIPP boards in their shared missions of serving the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.

The Board Chair will provide stewardship for establishing new AIP strategic priorities. The Chair will model and foster effective leadership at both AIP and AIPP, inspire and engage the efforts of Board members, and work in close partnership with the AIP and AIPP CEOs. The Board chair will anticipate and respond to the fast-changing global environments of physical sciences research, communications, education, and outreach. Roles and responsibilities include leadership for strategic planning, inspiring shared commitment to the mission, strategy and goals of AIP, guiding and presiding at board meetings, membership (ex-officio) on all standing committees of the Board, and representing the AIP and AIPP Boards to two respective CEOs.

The Board chair will be a strategic and visionary leader, have relevant senior executive level leadership and board-service experience, have a strong understanding of and commitment to AIP’s mission, and will work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders. Desired education and expertise include international reputation in the physical sciences, administrative and governance skills, familiarity with science policy and scholarly publishing, non-profit management skills, financial acumen, and excellent communication and diplomacy skills.

The AIP Executive Office has appropriate resources available to assist in carrying out the duties of the Chair. The Chair of the Board of Directors is not a paid employee of the Corporation. However, a modest stipend is given for service in this part-time position.

Description of Board Chair Position – link to

For consideration, please submit cover letter and CV to:

Cheryl Stevens, Chair
Board Chair Search Committee AIP
[email protected]


Tenure-Track Position in Architectural Acoustics and Design

University of Florida School of Architecture

 Location: Gainesville, FL

Tenure-Track Position in Architectural Acoustics and Design

The School of Architecture at the University of Florida invites applications for one tenure-track position in Architectural Acoustics at the rank of assistant or associate professor.


The graduate program in architectural acoustics at the University of Florida offers a course of study that leads to Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees. The focus of the program is to address the theories, research, teaching and practice of acoustics in architectural settings. Successful applicants for this positon will be instrumental in shaping the future direction of the architectural acoustics program and, therefore, must demonstrate a strong research agenda with a record of scholarly achievements and are expected to establish an internationally-recognized, externally funded research program, demonstrate their ability to be an enthusiastic, effective building technology and design studio teacher as well as be able to teach and conduct research on architectural acoustics in integration with other vital building performance subjects such as building structures and lighting within the greater context of architectural design integration.  Responsibilities will include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, advising M.S., M.Arch., and Ph.D. graduate students, curriculum development in the areas of technology and design, and service to the institution and the profession. The ability to inspire and engage students as well as attract students to study with you is expected.


The UF School of Architecture is known for a rigorous and coordinated curriculum and a strong design culture that includes substantial international opportunities and academic concentrations. The SoA program has more than five hundred students with twenty-four tenured/tenure-track faculty and offer the following degree programs: Bachelor of Design, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy. The School is one of five units in the College of Design, Construction and Planning’s active, interdisciplinary environment that seeks to contribute to the University’s goals for pre-eminence. Situated within the north Florida landscape of forests and springs, Gainesville is home to a vibrant intellectual community with diverse cultural and educational resources.


Required: Professional or post-professional graduate degree in architecture, and an articulated research agenda in the area of Architectural Acoustics.


Preferred: a Ph.D. and/or professional license are desirable; previous peer-reviewed scholarship and funded research, previous teaching experience in environmental technology, architectural acoustics and/or design studio, design studio teaching, and/or professional experience will also make up strong applications.


The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s “Government in the Sunshine” and Public Records laws. The University of Florida is ranked at #8 among public institutions with a strong commitment to equal opportunities and achieving diversity among its faculty. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


Review of completed applications will begin January 7th, 2019 with the intention of filling the position prior to Fall Semester 2019. Interested individuals should apply online at with the following materials: a detailed curriculum vitae, a 1-page statement of applicant’s teaching interest and vision, a 1-page statement of applicants research plans, a portfolio of creative, scholarly, professional and/or teaching work, full length copies of three example papers; copies of books or monographs; and at least three references with contact information.  Inquiries may be sent to:


Nancy M. Clark

Chair, Faculty Search Committee -Architectural Acoustics University of Florida, School of Architecture

P.O. Box 115702, Gainesville, FL 32611-5702 Tel: 352-294-1471

Email: [email protected]


Click here to learn more about the Architectural Acoustics Program at UF SoA


Tenure-track faculty position in waves

The University of North Carolina

Location: Charlotte,  NC


The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in waves. Areas of interest for this position include acoustics, metamaterials, modeling, and simulation. The position is open for Assistant or Associate Professor, and candidates at all appropriate levels are welcome to apply, including recent Ph.D. graduates. Apply online at:

Acoustics Internship

Air Force Research Laboratory, Battlespace Acoustics Branch

Location: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH

The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking a full-time engineer or scientist to participate with the Battlespace Acoustics Branch team on a wide range of noise and physical acoustics projects.  The internship will last for one year. 

In the Battlespace Acoustics Branch, the successful applicant will assist with measurement, evaluation, and advanced research of defense-related noise topics such as aircraft noise, impulsive weaponry, hearing protection, structural acoustics, and communications. 

The ideal participant will have:

  • S. or Masters in Acoustics Engineering or Physics,
  • Experience with acoustic signal processing (Matlab desired),
  • Experience in acoustic data collection using National Instruments systems and LabVIEW programming skills,
  • Superior skills in written and verbal communication of technical ideas, and
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

The successful applicant will also have strong organizational skills and good attention to detail. 

AFRL offers a collegial environment and the opportunity to engage with US Department of Defense groups on projects that are both immediately relevant to the warfighter and anticipatory of future challenges. 

The participant will receive a competitive stipend and relocation assistance. 

Please send your letter of interest and a resume to Dr. Alan Wall, US Air Force, 2610 Seventh Street, Building 441, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433 (or e-mail to [email protected]). Applicant must be a US Citizen.

Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, IN


Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. The position will be available July 1, 2019. We seek an internationally recognized researcher with a history of skillful interdisciplinary leadership and an inspiring vision for the Department. The successful candidate will serve as advocate for the Department to the College, University, and larger community.


The successful candidate will be an academic leader and scholar with a commitment to the research, clinical, and teaching missions of the Department. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of Tenured Full Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, and have expertise in one of the department’s subject areas and have a program of publication in this field. Furthermore, the candidate must be able to contribute to the research portfolio of the department. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic and clinical program administration and program development. The successful candidate must also value and promote diversity.


The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is a diverse and collegial department with 22 research/tenure track faculty and 15 clinical faculty members.  Research areas represented in the Department include: Speech-Language Pathology, Audiology, Linguistics, Neuroscience, and Speech & Hearing Sciences. The Department houses a thriving interdisciplinary community, including ongoing collaborations with other departments (e.g., Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, Psychological Sciences) and programs/centers (e.g., Linguistics, Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue Autism Cluster, Center for Research on Brain, Behavior, and NeuroRehabilitation, and Ray W. Herrick Acoustic Laboratories). Faculty lead two interdisciplinary NIH training grants in Communication Disorders and in Auditory Neuroscience. The Department has accredited and highly ranked clinical programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. It awards Bachelors, Masters, Au.D., and Ph.D. degrees.


Purdue University’s Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, including their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating relevant experience, qualifications, and commitment to diversity, and names of three individuals from whom references may be obtained. Materials are to be sent electronically to [email protected]. Questions may be directed to Doran C. French ([email protected]), Committee Chair, or Jessica Huber ([email protected]).


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

USPHS Engineering or Environmental Hygiene Internships

U.S. Public Health Service

Attention NIOSH Hiring Officials

Main Contact: Bill Murphy, [email protected]

The U.S. Public Health Service has an internship program for US citizens called the Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP). COSTEPs are viable hiring options to help you with special projects and work tasks. Information on the Junior COSTEP (JRCOSTEP) can be found at:  Over 10 students have been hired over the last few years at NIOSH offices within Agriculture Safety and Health, DART, EID, EPRO, OMSHR and WSD and have worked across the country from Cincinnati, Ohio to Anchorage, Alaska. Programs have been pleased with the quality of the students and the work they have performed during their internship experiences.

The USPHS is recruiting students who qualify for the Environmental Health Officer and Engineer categories. These applicants must complete eligibility screening between October 15 – November 30, 2018. Please see the attached JRCOSTEP Timeline document developed by USPHS headquarters for additional information.
Students interested in a JRCOSTEP must have completed at least two years of study in an accredited baccalaureate program or at least one year of study in an accredited master’s or doctoral program. Interested students should phone the PHS Call Center at 1-888-225-3302 to start the application process.

Students are eligible for the JRCOSTEP as long as they meet the application requirements.  They do not have to have finished the Engineering degree, but are eligible if they are enrolled as an Engineering or and Environmental Hygiene student.