Friday, December 9, 2022

TT in PER, University of Georgia


Assistant Professor in Physics Education Research

University of Georgia / Department of Physics and Astronomy


The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in physics education research, beginning August 1, 2023.  The successful candidate will use data science or artificial intelligence methodologies (e.g., machine learning, data analytics, educational data mining) to tackle pressing problems and opportunities in undergraduate physics and/or data science education, and to generate foundational knowledge in physics teaching and learning. The candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program in this area. The candidate will also contribute to high-quality instruction and mentoring in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.  The Department has a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.


The successful candidate will be part of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to Advance Teaching & Learning Cluster, a group of six tenure-track faculty hired in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences and the Mary Frances Early College of Education. Scholarship conducted by cluster faculty has the potential to enhance assessment and active learning in classrooms; illuminate previously unseen inequities in classrooms and educational systems; transform educational data into new insights that benefit students, teachers, and administrators; and improve data science education in K-12 and higher education. This cluster will strengthen and expand UGA’s position as a national leader in discipline-based education research and build on existing core strengths in data science and artificial intelligence for teaching and learning.  The candidate will also join a growing community of 14+ discipline-based education researchers in biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering.  The cluster faculty will be able to work closely with the Scientists Engaged in Education Research (SEER) Center, the Artificial Intelligence for STEM Education (AI4STEM Education) Center, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research.



All candidates must have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in physics or a related discipline.  Preference will be given to applicants who have published their physics education research, who have at least one year of postdoctoral experience in education research or teaching, and who have at least one semester of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. We also seek candidates who have knowledge of and a record of employing inclusive and evidence-based instruction, and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in science and education.



Candidates must apply through the UGA Human Resources website at Application materials will include: (1) a brief cover letter summarizing the applicant’s scientific background, strengths, plan, and teaching experience; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of physics education research plans that align with the cluster (2-page maximum); (4) a teaching portfolio (8-page maximum); and (5) a supporting document listing contact information for 3 references.  The teaching portfolio may include evidence of effective instruction, examples of the use of evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies, descriptions of efforts to develop and improve as a teacher, and sample teaching materials (e.g., a syllabus or an assessment).  As part of the teaching and research materials, an explicit description of the applicant’s actions and experiences as they relate to diversity, equity, inclusion and/or justice within their scholarly and/or teaching activities is required.   Applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange for the confidential reference letters ASAP.  Any other correspondence should be addressed to the search committee chair, Craig Wiegert (  Applications received by January 11, 2023, will receive full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.


The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (  Please do not contact the Department or search committee with such requests. UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, Georgia, 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; Athens is well known for its quality of life, with easy access to both outdoor and urban activities (


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Six-Year PER Postdoc at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

The world is changing at an ever-faster pace. At the Johannes Kepler University Linz, we work on technologies and the ideas of tomorrow on a daily basis. At the same time, we educate over 23,000 young people to meet the demands of today’s job market. In short, we are Upper Austria’s largest institution for education and research. Are you interested in being a part of shaping the future at Austria’s most attractive campus university? We currently have a job opening starting March 1, 2023 for a:

University Assistant (must hold a Doctorate/Ph.D. degree) for a full-time, six-year position at the Linz School of Education, Department of STEM Education

Job Reference Number: 5157

Job Duties:

·   Conduct research and teach in the field of physics education

·   Submit scientific papers for publication in international journals and for conference proceedings

·   Collaborate at the Centre for Open Digital Education at the Department for STEM Education

·   Acquire funding for and implement externally funded research projects

·   Work on your own habilitation/post-doc project in the area of physics education

·   Supervise students in an academic capacity

Your Qualifications:

·   The successful candidate must hold a doctorate degree in physics education

·   Possess experience publishing scientific/academic papers

·   Proficient in English (oral and written, level B2+)

·   Desired but not required: Proficiency in German (oral and written, (level C2)

What We Offer:

·    On the basis of full-time employment (40 hours/week) the minimum salary in accordance with the collective agreement is

 4,061.50 gross per month (14 x per year, CA Job Grade: B1)

·   Stable employer

·   Attractive campus environment with good public transportation connections

·   Attractive continual educational opportunities

·   State-of-the-art research infrastructure

·   Dynamic research environment

·   Broad range of on-campus dining services/healthy meals (organic food at the cafeteria)

·   Exercise and sports classes (USI)

·   …and much more

Application Deadline: December 14, 2022.

The Johannes Kepler University wishes to increase the proportion of academic female faculty and, for this reason, especially welcomes applications by qualified women. If applicants are equally qualified, a woman will be given preference for this position. The university welcomes applications from qualified applicants with physical disabilities. These applications will be given special consideration.

How to Apply:

Prospective applicants interested in the multifaceted position are requested to electronically send an application in adherence to the stated criteria together with the requested documentation via our online portal or to the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Department of Human Resource Management, Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz.

Please include “Job Reference Number 5157“ in your application.


If you have questions, please contact: Univ.Prof. DI Mag. Dr. Markus Hohenwarter, P +43 732 2468 6871, E-mail:

Thursday, December 1, 2022

PER Professor, Uppsala University, Sweden


Professor in Physics with specialization in Physics Education Research (PER)

Please go to the above link for full details on the position. Note that knowledge of Swedish is NOT required of the applicants.

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. Physics Education Research at Uppsala University, UU-PER is one of these divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. For a full overview of the department see .

The good working conditions in Sweden, including comprehensive social benefits (e.g. generous family-focused policies making healthcare, childcare and children’s education available and highly affordable) are summarized at . Specific employee benefits at Uppsala University are described at

The UU-PER research programme carries out pedagogical and didactic research projects that are directed at enhancing the teaching and learning of physics and astronomy at the university level. In addition and connection to this activity, UU-PER also contributes to the departmental teaching of physics and physics-teacher didactics. The research programme is now looking for a full professor, to take on a leading role in research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities, as described below.

Description of subject area of the employment:

The research activity is expected to be situated in mainstream PER; to study, analyse and describe educational relationships in physics. As such it is expected to have theoretical and practical components that are also valuable for the support and development of the Department’s educational practices. This activity calls for the university physics curriculum to be central in the work, although other areas of PER-related research such as physics teacher education are also valued. Descriptions of recent threads of work can be found here:

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: As agreed

Type of position: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.

Number of positions1

Scope of employment: 100%

Town: Uppsala


Please submit your application by January 31 2023, UFV-PA 2022/3734.

Placement: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/3734

Last application date: 2023-01-31


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

PER Postdoc, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA


Job no: 499980

Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Arts & Sciences

Job Summary

Drexel’s Physics Education Research Network [D-PERN] is hiring a post-doctoral scholar to work on an NSF funded project which aims to extend the characterization of active learning environments in physics through social network analysis and classroom observations using COPUS.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students
  • Present at national/international conferences and publication of scientific results in peer-reviewed journals as lead author
  • Self-starter, able to work independently
  • Keep, manage, and organize large amounts of data
  • Perform and have knowledge of common network analysis techniques

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in Physics, physical science, science education, learning sciences, or related field or foreign equivalent, by time of appointment is expected

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in R programming
  • Experience working with, managing, and organizing large datasets

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table


University City-Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised: Nov 20 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 20 2022 Eastern Standard Time

TT, College of DuPage, Chicago IL

Full Time Faculty - Physics (Fall 2023, Tenure Track)
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

College of DuPage seeks a full-time faculty member to teach Physics courses starting in August 2023.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full range of freshman and sophomore physics courses, from non-science major courses to a modern physics course for engineering students.

We are actively seeking innovative, collaborative colleagues who regularly examine their pedagogy and practices in order to foster more equitable, accessible, and inclusive student learning.

Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising students, professional inquiry, committee work and engaging with instructional technology.

Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends.


  • Master's degree in the content area, or a Master's degree plus 18 semester hours of graduate level credit in the discipline of instruction required. 
  • Teaching experience in Higher Education required. Teaching experience in a community college preferred. 

Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references, and a Teaching Statement. Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST, January 15, 2023.

The Teaching Statement must include the candidate’s anticipated contributions to College of DuPage related to academic quality and student success and meet a 2-page limit.

A teaching demonstration will be required at interview.

This position requires a pre-employment background and drug screen.

College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

PER Postdoc, University of Colorado Boulder, Heather Lewandowski Group

 Postdoc position in Physics Education Research at JILA and the

University of Colorado-Boulder in the group of Heather Lewandowski.


Have a PhD in experimental physics, chemistry, or engineering and want a pathway into the field of Physics Education Research? Or a PhD in PER already? Come work with us in a collaborative, interdisciplinary group located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains!


Applications are being accepted for a post-doctoral position to work on a PER project to examine how skills around measurement uncertainty can be gained through working with new, specially designed PhET simulations. The ultimate goal is to integrate these tools into physics lab courses. The successful candidate will have a PhD in physics, chemistry, engineering, physics education, or related field. Good oral and written communication skills are strongly valued.

To apply for the position, please send the following materials to


1. Cover letter that describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:


·       In what ways do your previous research, teaching, or outreach experiences inform your vision for improving undergraduate physics lab courses?

·       How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues, students, and instructors from diverse backgrounds?

·       In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research. How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?


2. CV with references listed.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Monday, November 28, 2022

TT in PER, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

 Department of Physics

National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Physics Education


The Department of Physics at National Changhua University of Education invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position starting from August 1, 2023. We seek outstanding candidates in the field of physics education. A Ph. D. degree in a closely related field is required. We are especially interested in candidates with extensive physics education research experience. The successful candidate will teach courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels and is expected to establish a strong independent research program. For more details about the minimum qualifications, please see the attachment. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, representative publications in the last three years, research and teaching statements, and arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent to: Search Committee, Department of Physics, National Changhua University of Education, 1 Jin-De Rd. Changhua 50007, Taiwan, email: Application deadline: Feb 20, 2023. 

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1.         最近3年至少2篇論文於相關專業領域發表(相當於 SCISSCITSSCI EIA&HCITHCI SCOPUS 等學術性期刊論文,且為第一作者或通訊作者)。

2.         最近3年至少應主持2個科技部或公部門研究計畫。

3.         三年內有正式出版之學術性專書1本或4篇專書章節,並檢附審查意見及通過出版之相關證明。

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