Thursday, November 19, 2015

Postdoc at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Physics Education Research and Development Group seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to help continue its development and assessment of web-based instructor-customizable computer problem-solving coaches for physics.

Responsibilities include planning and co-supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, data collection and analysis, giving presentations related to the project, and some computer programming. Opportunities for independent research in Physics Education and teaching physics classes will also be available.

We seek applicants that have an interest in physics education research (PER), particularly in problem solving who are familiar with computer programing. Experience in object-oriented programming and/or database use is a plus.

The appointment is full-time for one year, renewable for a second year, and will begin during the summer of 2016. Please direct questions to Leon Hsu ( or Ken Heller (

Required qualifications:
A Ph.D. in physics or science education with extensive experience in physics.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience in physics education research
Experience with object-oriented and database programming

A quick link to the job posting is online applications will be accepted. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 14, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Online applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Brief research experience statement
4. Names and complete contact information for three references