Saturday, September 9, 2017

FT Renewable Physics Education Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma [Updated]

Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy
Renewable Term Assistant Professor
Information and Application:

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 January 1, 2018, or as soon after that date as it is filled.

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 December 31, 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 includes a five-year review based on goals set in 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 apply by going to, The application should include: a cover letter describing their 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 submitted thru the application web site.

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

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