Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Postdocs in physical sciences research at University of Maine


Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine
The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the University of Maine seeks applicants for postdoctoral positions in physical sciences education research (chemistry, physics, Earth sciences). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in science, science education, or a closely related field; have a strong research record in discipline-based education research; and have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of successful work with middle or high school teachers and/or students, have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team, and possess an interdisciplinary background. The successful candidates will be part of a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers that comprise the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, a newly funded initiative supported by the National Science Foundation’s Math and Science Partnership Program. This position provides opportunities for mentored teaching, outreach including teacher professional development and curriculum work, and all aspects of research.
Positions are full-time, twelve-month appointments, with a flexible start date and possible renewal for a second year. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of research accomplishments, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and arrange to have a minimum of three letters of references submitted to PSP_Postdoc_Search @umit.maine.edu. Salary range is $44,000 – $47,000 with full University benefits. Application review will begin immediately and continue until a suitable pool of applicants is found. Appropriate background checks will be required. For more information about the RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, please see http://www.umaine.edu/center and www.umaine.edu/mainepsp. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. 

Note: if you plan to attend the 2013 NARST conference, contact Daniel Capps for a chat about the postdoc, daniel.capps(at)maine.edu