Tuesday, September 20, 2016

PER Postdoc Position at Kansas State University

The PER group at Kansas State University invites applications for a research postdoctoral fellow in physics education research. The preferred start date for the successful applicant is January 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research, which will involve developing and testing physics assessments (primarily for college courses) that align with the ideas underlying the Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to mentoring graduate students and undergraduate researchers.

The initial appointment is for one year with a possible second year term appointment contingent upon performance and availability of funding.

The successful candidate must have earned a PhD or EdD in physics, science education, or a related field by the date of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience in physics education research or science education research, however other candidates who can make a strong case for themselves will be considered. The successful candidate must demonstrate mentoring skills, writing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, researchers, faculty, and staff.

Candidates should submit: a Cover Letter; current CV including a list of publications; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; a Statement of Research Interests describing the candidate's relevant background and interest in physics or science education research; and a Supporting Document with contact information for three professional references. Candidates should apply at http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/496060/fellow-post-doc-physics-education-research. For more information regarding the position, research group, or institution, please contact Dr. James T. Laverty at laverty@ksu.edu.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and continue until the position has been filled.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.