Thursday, November 3, 2016

FT Assistant Professor, Renewable, University of Oklahoma

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Renewable Term Assistant Professor in physics education to join our faculty members in continuing efforts to improve our undergraduate students’ learning and implementing evidence-based practices in teaching. This position will start August 16, 2017.

The primary aspects of this position are to teach four courses per year, manage and enhance the teaching resources available to our faculty, and supervise graduate students running introductory laboratories. The person in this position will also work with interested department members to improve their individual courses and provide expertise in departmental curriculum reform. The successful candidate is expected to remain current in the results of physics education research. Engaging in research activities is an option, based on the interests of the candidate.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. degree in physics, astronomy, physics education, astronomy education, or a closely related field by August 16, 2017. Candidates should have an excellent record of physics and/or astronomy instruction, demonstrated interest in instructional effectiveness, and experience in curricular development at the undergraduate level.

The position has a five-year review based on goals set by the job description, and determined by the department chair and the successful candidate. Promotion to higher rank is possible.

Application and Deadline Information

Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file to,  containing: a cover letter describing interest in this position, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching experience and goals, and a summary of research accomplishments. The teaching and research statements should be a total of 8 pages or less combined. Candidates should also request three letters of recommendation be sent directly to

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted as soon as possible; application review will begin January 15, 2017.

For more information about the department, visit Requests for more information can be addressed to Dr. Bruce Mason, head of the search committee, at The position will remain open until filled.

About OU

OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant community located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings. Visit and for more information. The greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area has a population of over 1.25 million residents and offers all of the culture, dining, entertainment and amenities typical of a modern metropolis.

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.