Friday, October 24, 2014

TT in PER (Physics Education Research) at Univ of Central Florida

Position Description: The Department of Physics at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2015. We seek candidates with experience in Physics Education Research.
The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.
UCF is a leading, fast growing, metropolitan research university with about 60,000 students. The Department of Physics currently has 40 faculty members, offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, and has recently moved into a state-of-the-art research building. Research programs include condensed matter physics, surface physics, nanoscience, soft condensed matter, planetary science, biological physics, atomic and optical physics, quantum information processing, and physics education. Pedagogical reforms are already underway, facilitated by grants from PhysTEC (Comprehensive site) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the acquisition of a large studio classroom. There are opportunities to benefit from a synergy with activities in the College of Education, iSTEM (a new interdisciplinary initiative to recruit students into STEM disciplines), and the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning.
Position# 34019
Position Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in Physics or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution by the time of hire, and a substantial record of independent, well regarded research.
Additional Application Materials Required:
To apply, applicants must complete the online application on The online application should include a cover letter, curriculum vita (CV), summary of research and teaching portfolio, and a list of three (3) references with contact information.
Questions regarding this search can be directed via email to with the subject line: Physics Education Research Position.
Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
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UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.