Sunday, March 25, 2012

Postdoc in PER at Georgetown

The Department of Physics at Georgetown University is seeking a post-doctoral fellow in
Physics Education Research to start in fall 2012. Georgetown Physics has been an early
implementer of numerous PER methods, including the Tutorials in Introductory Physics
and Peer Instruction and is working to include PER in more courses in the curriculum.
The responsibilities will include some teaching as well as assessment of curricular and
programmatic changes in the department's courses and degree programs and involvement
in our efforts to revise our introductory courses. The researcher will also be encouraged
and supported in carrying out additional PER research according to their professional
interests. Interaction with nearby groups in PER at the University of Maryland is possible,
and has been done in the past with a previous fellow. The fellowship can be held for up to
three years with annual reappointments based on mutual agreement between the fellow
and the Department. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to
Department of Physics, PER search, Georgetown University, 37th & O Sts. NW,
Washington, DC 20057, and arrange to have two letters of reference sent to the same
address. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Those interested contact Jim Freericks at or Beth Lindsey (who held a similar appointment there).