Monday, July 17, 2017

FT Renewable Physics Education Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma

The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma is continuing our search for a Full Time Renewable Term Assistant Professor in physics education. The successful candidate will join our faculty members in 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 as possible.

The primary aspects of this position are to teach three or 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 January 1,2018. Candidates should have an excellent record of physics and/or astronomy instruction and a demonstrated interest in instructional effectiveness 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 October 1,2017.

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.