Wednesday, December 21, 2016

PER Graduate Assistantships, University of Central Florida

Opportunity for graduate research in Physics Education Research at University of Central Florida

The Department of Physics at University of Central Florida ( is seeking talented students interested in physics education research (PER) to apply to its graduate program in physics, and conduct research in PER under the supervision of Prof. Zhongzhou Chen (

Prof. Chen's research focuses on using online education technologies to improve teaching, learning and assessment of physics in both online and blended courses.
Accepted applicants will be supported as teaching assisstant for the first year, and as research assistant in the second year. Support beyond the first two years is possible depending on performance and funding availability.

Requirements: admission to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Physics at UCF. Procedures and
requirements of application can be found at:

Deadline for application is Jan. 15, 2017. Interested individuals can contact Prof. Zhongzhou Chen
( for more details. Information on PER research group at UCF can be found at: education-research/

Students who are interested in working with Prof. Jackie Chini ( on PER research will also be considered, and are encouraged to contact Prof. Chini (

Preferred qualifications: Robust knowledge in undergraduate level physics, interest in education/cognitive science/online technology. Experience in education research, programming, data
analysis or online-courses is highly appreciated but not required.

The University of Central Florida, or UCF, is an American metropolitan public research university in
Orlando, Florida. It is the second largest university in the United States by undergraduate enrollment.
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to
apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.