Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Postdoc at Oregon State

Postdoc at Oregon State University

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Physics Education
Oregon State University
Department of Physics

The physics education research group at Oregon State University (PER@OSU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to study sense-making in introductory and advanced undergraduate physics courses. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research about physics sense-making and teach one introductory or advanced undergraduate physics course per academic quarter. The post-doctoral scholar will also have the opportunity to mentor graduate student researchers and to be mentored in writing grants. Education researchers in disciplines such as mathematics or engineering are welcome to apply if they have sufficient background in physics to teach the required physics courses.

The appointment is for one year with renewal for two additional years contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.  The anticipated start date is 1/1/2016.

For further information about the PER@OSU group, please see our website:

The Physics Department at OSU is committed to the scholarship of and excellence in teaching. The department features the Paradigms in Physics program and a Studio classroom for introductory physics courses. The Paradigms in Physics program is a comprehensive redesigned upper division curriculum featuring active engagement teaching strategies. More information about the Paradigms in Physics can be found at:
or by contacting the program director:
        Corinne Manogue at

To apply, please submit the following materials via e-mail to Dr. Elizabeth Gire at
        * a letter of interest;
        * a resume/vita;
        * a teaching statement;
        * a research statement;
        * 3 letters of reference, including at least one addressing teaching.

We will begin considering applications on November 1, 2015, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.