Editor's note: This position was previously posted as rumored. It has now been confirmed and posted. Applicants with PhDs in any discipline who are active physics education researchers, and who meet the qualifications below will be considered.
San José State University
San José, California
Physics Education Research
Job Opening ID (JOID): 24185
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)
Doctoral degree in Physics or related field is required. The ideal candidate will specialize in Physics Education Research
(PER). We are especially interested in candidates who have interest and experience in curricular design and evaluation.
Candidates should be familiar with a variety of contemporary, research-based teaching practices. Applicants who have an
interest in introductory physics course reform are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should demonstrate
awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural
study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.
The successful candidate will teach courses at the BS/BA and MS level, and engage in physics education research. The
candidate will also develop an externally funded research program that provides support and mentorship of undergraduate
and graduate students. The successful candidate will participate in committees and advising. The candidate must address
the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and
academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
August 17, 2018
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
For full consideration, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy,
research plans, and the names and contact information of three references by November 1, 2017 to
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
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attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls
approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from
multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.
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University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for
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in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
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