TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN PHYSICS EDUCATION
Department of Physics and the School of Education at Drexel University
collectively invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in
physics education. Although we welcome applications from junior scholars
with exceptional credentials, a preference will be given to experienced
candidates with strong content knowledge and expertise in physics, an
established record of scholarly activity and extramural funding in
physics education research. Competitive compensation and start-up
packages are available.
JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
are interested in candidates with research expertise in secondary
physics education, undergraduate physics education, physics teacher
education, and, in particular, those that can translate education
research results into the undergraduate physics and physics teacher
education curriculum. Candidates should be able to demonstrate
commitment to high-quality, innovative teaching and have an interest in
developing innovative programs and courses that feature research-based
instructional practices, including but not limited to inquiry- and
discovery-based instruction, student-centered instruction,
peer-mentoring, and the integration of technology into instruction. The
candidate will be expected to: (i) establish a funded research program
in physics education research, (ii) teach undergraduate courses in
physics as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in Science/STEM
teacher education and educational research; (iii) serve as a mentor for
undergraduate and graduate students in STEM Education; (iv) perform
service by translating physics education research results directly into
Drexel's undergraduate physics curriculum, and (v) perform service for
the university and profession. This individual will be expected to
collaborate with other discipline-based education researchers and the
growing community of faculty and staff who engage in STEM education
research at Drexel and take the lead in the education research
initiative. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2016.
Ph.D. in Physics, Physics Education, or related field is required.
Graduate coursework in physics and education research is preferred.
Please submit a CV, a statement of research interests and goals, a
statement on teaching philosophy, and a list of five references to www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=80566 The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016.
For any inquiries related to this announcement, please contact Physics
Education Faculty Search Committee Chair, Brigita Urbanc, Ph.D.,
Department of Physics, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMPLOYER PROFILE AND LOCATION
University is a research institution ranked in the top 100 among Ph.D.
granting universities according to US News and World Report and has a
long history in integrating interdisciplinary science, technology, and
engineering into its mission. The Department of Physics consists of
renowned faculty who actively pursue research in astrophysics,
biophysics, condensed matter, particle physics, and are committed to the
excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The
School of Education consists of vibrant faculty who actively pursue
research in STEM education, global education, and educational leadership
as well as deliver and study novel pedagogical approaches. Drexel also
recently launched the DragonsTeach Program
(http://drexel.edu/dragonsteach), an interdisciplinary initiative of the
College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Engineering and the School
of Education, designed to recruit and prepare STEM majors to careers in
education. Both the Department of Physics and the School of Education
are located on the University City campus of Drexel University in a
cosmopolitan section of Philadelphia with multiple academic and research
institutions amounting to a rich and engaging urban atmosphere.
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer,
welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, and believes that an
inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community
and the educational and employment experience of its members. The
University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender
identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or
related medical conditions.