Friday, September 3, 2021

STEM Education Postdoc, Colorado School of Mines

 Postdoc Researcher in STEM Education, Colorado School of Mines

 

The Colorado School of Mines seeks a full-time post-doctoral researcher to work with an NSF grant-funded project called Get the Facts Out: Changing the Conversation around STEM teaching.  Get the Facts Out is an innovative partnership led by Mines that includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Chemical Society, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, behavior change researchers, teacher educators, and several colleges and universities which serve as study sites. The grant aims to tackle misperceptions about the teaching profession with the goal of increasing the fraction of physics, chemistry, and math majors that choose to pursue middle and high school teaching as a career.

 

This position requires travel to the annual project team meeting and a national conference to report on project findings. The post-doc will work with Wendy Adams, Physics Education Research Faculty member, and David May, research manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on perceptions of teaching as a profession, including longitudinal analyses of perceptions through surveys, site visits, interviews, and focus groups.
  • Conduct teacher recruitment activities at Mines including presentations, advising, and assisting with scholarship decisions. 
  • Supervise undergraduate research assistants, manage budgets, and report findings through peer-reviewed publications.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have earned a doctoral degree before the position start date in physics, chemistry, mathematics, science education, or communications.
  • Candidates can either have a degree in education research or demonstrated interest in education research. 
  • The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, strong quantitative skills, the ability to work collaboratively, the self-discipline to work independently, and enjoy multi-tasking.

 

More information and application instructions may be found herePlease submit your application by September 17 for full consideration.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

PER Postdoc, CU-Boulder, Heather Lewandowski Group

 Postdoc position in Physics Education Research at JILA and the

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

 

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 PER projects related to undergraduate physics lab courses. This is a very flexible position, with the exact research direction being determined collaboratively and aligned with the interests of the postdoc. 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.

https://jila.colorado.edu/lewandowski/research/resources-researchers

https://jila.colorado.edu/lewandowski/research/resources-instructors

To apply for the position please send the following materials to heather.lewandowski@colorado.edu

 

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 supervisors 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

Saturday, August 28, 2021

TT/T, Engineering Education, Cornell NY

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18909  


The ROBERT F. SMITH SCHOOL OF CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York invites applications for tenured or tenuretrack faculty position in chemical and biomolecular engineering, with an emphasis on engineering education research.  Required qualifications include undergraduate education in Chemical Engineering and graduate-level preparation in Chemical Engineering, STEM education or related area. Responsibilities include the pursuit of a program of scholarly research in Chemical Engineering Education; teaching courses in Chemical Engineering; and advising undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially interested in receiving applications from candidates that embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Senior candidates with exceptional accomplishments in research, teaching, and graduate student mentorship are encouraged to apply. Junior candidates must show outstanding research and potential for excellence in teaching and graduate student mentorship. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER) is an exciting, emerging research field on Cornell’s campus, with discipline-based education researchers across several science and engineering disciplines. There is a broad culture of education research and investment throughout the campus, and educational verve is one of President Pollack’s key priorities for the University. Discipline-based education researchers on campus also collaborate with the Engineering Teaching Excellence Institute, the Center for Teaching Innovation, and the Active Learning Initiative. This community is filled with disciplinary experts who are passionate about their teaching, engaging in education research literature, and keen to discuss how to improve teaching and learning for students throughout multiple disciplines.

The Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and the College of Engineering at Cornell embrace diversity and seek candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and under-represented minorities to apply. Cornell understands the needs of dual career couples, which it attempts to meet through a Dual Career program and membership in the Upstate New York Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which assists dual career searches. Visit http://www.hercjobs.org/ to see positions available in higher education in the upstate New York area. Cornell and Ithaca are family-friendly communities: Cornell has a comprehensive set of policies, services and benefits to help you, your partner and your children to feel welcomed here, to support your well-being, and to help with child care, elder care, and those with disabilities. For more details, see: https://hr.cornell.edu/benefits-pay/family-life-support.

To apply: Application materials must be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18909.

Interested applicants should visit and submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement on outreach, diversity, inclusion, and leadership, and complete contact information for at least 3 references. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more information regarding the Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, please visit: https://facultydevelopment.cornell.edu/department-resources/recruitment/contribution-to-diversity/



Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.

 

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

·         Cover letter

·         Curriculum Vitae

·         Research statement

·         Teaching statement

·         Publication list

·         Diversity/Inclusion Statement

·         Three references (no actual letters, just names and email addresses help popup)

And anything else requested in the position description.


Further Info:

www.cheme.cornell.edu

email

607-255-6331

 

120 Olin Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics, Chapman University CA

 Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics, Chapman University

 

Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University seeks applicants for a non-tenure track, full-time position of Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics, effective August 2022.

 

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Schmid College of Science and Technology. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty.

 

Schmid College of Science and Technology (SCST) embodies Chapman’s mission of providing students with personalized educational experiences by fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Schmid College has a new 140,000 ft2 home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, alongside the newly founded Dale E. and Sarah Ann Fowler School of Engineering. More information about the Schmid College of Science and Technology is available at http://www.chapman.edu/science.

 

The Physics program prides itself on personalized education, small class sizes, innovative curriculum and teaching methods, and direct student-faculty mentorship. Instructional faculty play a critical role in the program for teaching, pedagogy, advising, and service, have the opportunity for promotion to associate and full instructional professor, and have full voting power at both the program and college levels. Instructional faculty join a vibrant and growing teaching community integrated with strong research programs that benefit from close collaboration with several internationally recognized research institutes at Chapman, including the Institute for Quantum Studies, founded by the National Medal of Science winner Prof. Yakir Aharonov (http://quantum.chapman.edu), and the Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Sciences recently founded and directed by Prof. Amir Raz.

 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity

 

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field.

 

The ideal candidate will have broad training in physics, and have experience with both designing and teaching introductory physics courses and laboratories using evidence-based instructional approaches. The ideal candidate will show the ability to teach fundamental physical concepts to a broad audience with diverse prior backgrounds, and demonstrate the ability to inspire scientific curiosity. The ideal candidate will have interest in student mentorship, building student community, and assisting with student outreach. Finally, the ideal candidate will have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

 

The successful candidate will teach lectures and laboratory sections in the introductory physics sequences for the life sciences, with a focus on the PHYS 107/108/207 sequence taken primarily by majors in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, health sciences, and biophysics. The successful candidate will help develop and improve the introductory curriculum in close collaboration with physics faculty, while coordinating with faculty from biology, chemistry, and the health sciences. The successful candidate will also help coordinate laboratories for this introductory sequence. In this role, the candidate will help assess the laboratory curriculum, modify and develop new labs as appropriate, and coordinate part-time instructors. The successful candidate will also be an active participant in program activities and engage with the vibrant community of physics faculty and students.

 

Qualified candidates are invited to electronically submit:

  • Cover letter that clearly articulates how the candidate envisions contributing to the research, educational, and diversity & inclusion missions of Chapman University.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
  • Completed faculty employment application
  • Three or more letters of recommendation

 

c/o: Academic Jobs Online at

 

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19061

 

Application review will begin November 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Matthew Leifer, Search Chair, at SchmidCollege@chapman.edu. Please use “Instructional Assistant Professor of Physics" as the email subject line.

 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.

 

Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here: https://webfarm.chapman.edu/Jobs/NewHire-FacultyApplication.docx

 

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

 

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

1-Year Assistant Professor, Utica College NY

Assistant Professor of Physics- 1 year


Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a

non-tenure-track, one-year, faculty position in the Physics Department to begin August 2021 and

will continue through the Spring 2022 semester. The candidate will teach introductory Physics

courses and associated laboratories, although other courses may be taught depending on

experience.  We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups in

Physics to apply. The department is seeking a candidate with a minimum M.S. degree in Physics

or closely related field but a PhD is preferred. Experience teaching introductory physics is

required, and experience with research-based instructional strategies is preferred.  Strong

candidates without teaching experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged

to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success

at http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/. Our Mission and Values Statement

includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within

an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At

UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and

makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively

seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly

those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.


Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its

integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition

of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention

to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700

undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.


A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in

the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety

of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation.


Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, Statement of Teach Philosophy, and three letters of

recommendation. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about

teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College

strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a

reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take,

teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at

Utica College, please see the following web page:

http://www.utica.edu/instadvance/marketingcomm/about/diversity/aboutus.cfm.)


Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.


In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that

a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the

diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For

additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the

diversity statement guide at the following link:

https://www.utica.edu/hr/media/Diversity_Statement_Guide.pdf


All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

https://uc.peopleadmin.com/postings/3344

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is

filled. References will be solicited to submit letters for candidates before the on-campus

interview.

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications

from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse

populations.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Education & Diversity Program Manager, APS

 https://aps.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a270i420vr91


Education & Diversity Program Manager

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. 

Position Summary:

The Education and Diversity Program Manager is primarily responsible for managing the Physics Teacher Education Coalition. This person will also organize, develop, and improve department programs that advance education and diversity in the physics community.  We are looking for experienced science educators or science program managers skilled in STEM education to join our team. 

APS values diversity and welcomes candidates from a variety of backgrounds. APS offers a dynamic work environment with an outstanding total compensation package including competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent paid time off.

A Typical Week May Look Like This:

  • Develop and facilitate impactful activities for program participants and members
  • Collaborates with Head of Education to pursue and implement new initiatives aligning with the APS strategic plans in physics education
  • Suggest and implement policies that improve project outcomes
  • Develop and implement assessments and evaluations to inform projects
  • Interact with physics faculty, students, and administrators to promote APS efforts
  • Represent the department’s activities at conferences and other events
  • Manage subawards and contracts by writing agreements, monitoring progress, reviewing outcomes, and ensuring that funder requirements are met
  • Manage and track project budgets and approve invoices
  • Meet all objectives, deliverables, and deadlines associated with assigned projects
  • Work collaboratively with program manager time and project teams
  • Supervise summer interns, consultants and contractors when necessary
  • Write and edit articles, brochures, project reports, proposals, and web-based materials
  • Organize project materials, data, and policies in accessible ways
  • Facilitate events and meetings through management of task lists, agendas, and outcomes
  • Coordinate with communication department to create graphics and materials
  • Develop and manage project work plans

Is This You:

Education: Masters or equivalent experience OR Bachelor’s plus two years of related experience

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of issues affecting physics education
  • Able to manage multiple complex programs, and to jump quickly between these programs as timelines demand. Leverage resources and connections across projects to support a cohesive portfolio of education programs.
  • Experience in organizing events and writing complex reports and promotional materials
  • Must be able to work independently and recognize critical issues or decisions that require deliberation based on complex interactions between project participants and stated policies.
  • Must have ability to take initiative in identifying and responding to issues as they arise. Strong polished interpersonal skills needed.
  • Customer service orientation desired.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts constructively, and to empathize and understand perspectives of others.
  • Computer skills and high level of proficiency in standard office software are essential.
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Associate Professor, Science Education/ Physics, Cal State Long Beach

 CSU Long Beach: Associate Professor Science Education / Physics

 

We are searching for an Associate Professor of Science Education with a background in physics or physics education. The position will be 75% Science Education and 25% Physics and Astronomy. This means 75% of the instructional load will be in Science Education and 25% will be in Physics & Astronomy. The successful candidate for this position will have an ability to work well with both departments, make connections with the K12 physics teaching community and contribute to the vibrant activities already underway. CSULB’s Science Education Department is housed in the College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and has worked closely with the Physics & Astronomy Department on several projects. We are a PhysTEC Comprehensive Site, a study site for Get the Facts Out, an APS Bridge site, participants in the APS-IDEA network, leaders in the Southern California PhysTEC Regional Network and more.

The successful candidate need not be at the Associate rank right now to be considered. Assistant ranks (on or off the tenure track) could be competitive for this search so long as they are at a point where they could be considered for a rank of Associate at the time of appointment.

The full position description is available online at:

 

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/873/lb/en-us/job/501171/associate-professor-joint-science-education-and-physics-astronomy-specialty-in-physics-or-physics-education

 

Applications are being accepted now with review of applicants starting September 30th.

1-Year Renewable Astronomy Lectureship, Texas State

 Lecturer of Physics at Texas State University – Astronomy

 The Texas State University Department of Physics seeks a full-time Lecturer beginning Fall Semester 2021.  Primary duties are instruction of introductory astronomy and physics courses.  The position is for the full academic year with potential continuation.

 Our department offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees and currently specializes in the physics of materials, astrophysics and physics education.  In addition to ongoing departmental instructional needs, we seek to expand undergraduate research opportunities and coursework in astronomy.  Texas State is a comprehensive PhysTEC site with a thriving Learning Assistant program operating in the introductory calculus-based physics sequence.  The Department of Physics is proud to serve a diverse, inclusive, and highly connected student community.

 Minimum qualifications:

 Master’s degree in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or a related field, with at least 18 semester credit hours in graduate-level physics or astronomy.

 Preferred qualifications:

 ·         PhD in Physics, Astronomy/Astrophysics, Science Education, or related field.

 ·         Previous experience teaching introductory astronomy at the college level.

 Applicants will be also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of undergraduate research and advanced coursework in astronomy, and engage in advisement of student-led organizations and outreach activities.

 Applicants are also encouraged to express their interest and experience, if appropriate, in any of the following department instructional initiatives:

 * Computational modeling in support of undergraduate research and coursework

* Learning Assistant Program

* Special courses for elementary school teachers

* Special courses for life science majors

* Recruitment into high school physics teaching

* Laboratory instruction reform

 Application materials: A single pdf consisting of (1) Letter of interest (to include the above points as appropriate), (2) Statement of Teaching Philosophy, (3) Curriculum Vitae, (4) Contact information for three professional references. To apply, please send this information to Dr. David Donnelly at donnelly@txstate.edu.

 The maximum 9-month salary for this position is about $49,900/year, with opportunities for summer teaching or grant work, depending on the applicant’s interests and initiatives.

 Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

 Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

 Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus.  Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

 Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.  Texas State University is an EOE.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Preceptor in Physics Laboratory, Yale CT

 Position Description: The Department of Physics seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics Laboratory Instruction and Management. The appointment is expected to begin on August 31, 2021 or soon after. The Preceptor will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 250+ enrollment General Physics Laboratory sequence (Phys 165/166). This includes contributing to instruction, working with and mentoring graduate student TAs, developing new content, and the management and maintenance of equipment. Students enrolled in the course are primarily life science students with some physics majors. The Preceptor will work side by side with ladder faculty and instructional lab staff but will report to the Instructional Lab Director. As needed, responsibilities will also include assisting with other aspects of the physics instructional program, including departmental outreach activities.


The position is for a three-year period and may be renewed under exceptional circumstances contingent on performance, position availability, and divisional approval.

Basic Qualifications: The successful applicant should have either an advanced degree in physics or closely related field, or at least a year of experience either teaching, supporting or managing a college level physics lab.

Detailed Qualifications: Applicants should have a strong interest or background in undergraduate teaching, learning and curricular issues. The successful candidate will have the experience and/or drive to become familiar with the current curriculum and to develop ideas for making improvements. Essential qualities include initiative, creative problem solving, and the ability to communicate effectively and productively. The applicant should also be skilled in basic mechanical and electrical repair.

Special Instructions: Please submit the following through interfolio

(https://apply.interfolio.com/91007)

 Position will remain open until filled.
        • Cover letter, including a brief description of your teaching experience
        • Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
        • Names and contact information of 3-5 references that can provide letters upon request
        • Teaching Statement/Philosophy (2 pages max)

        • Teaching sample: which should consist of no more than two of any the following:
                • A sample undergraduate laboratory experiment the applicant has created. It need not have been implemented.
                • A description (w/ pictures) and explanation by the applicant of a lab apparatus.
                • An outreach activity or event that the applicant developed.
                • Online (or equivalent) posting of a project the applicant has completed or explanation of a physical phenomenon (educational).                       
 E.g. Youtube, Hackaday, Instructables, Github, etc.
                • Lab handout(s) or manual(s) written by the applicant.
                • A set of homeworks or exams written by the applicant.
                • A short video sample of the applicant teaching a lab or lecture class.

For Further Information Contact: Stephen Irons (stephen.irons@yale.edu), Director of Instructional Labs.

Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and applications from women, persons with disabilities, underrepresented minority group members, and protected veterans are especially encouraged.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Research Associate/ Project Manager, Colorado School of Mines

 https://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en-us/job/495081?lApplicationSubSourceID=

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE - GET THE FACTS OUT - PROJECT MANAGER

Job no: 495081

Work type: Research Faculty or Associate Full Time

Location: Golden

Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Academic Affairs, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Chemistry, Physics

POSITION TITLE: Research Associate - Get the Facts Out - Project Manager

PAY RANGE:

$70,000 - $90,000


Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.


THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Colorado School of Mines has a full-time Research Associate position open to serve as the Get the Facts Out Project (GFO) Manager, as well as conduct Education Research and advise prospective teachers at Mines. GFO is an NSF grant funded project entering its fourth year of five. GFO is an innovative partnership led by Mines that includes the American Physical Society, the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Chemical Society, the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, behavior change researchers, teacher educators, and ~50 colleges and universities to serve as study sites. The grant aims to share accurate facts about the teaching profession with the goal of increasing the number of people who pursue physics, chemistry, and mathematics middle and high school teaching as a career.


This position requires travel to the annual project team meeting, national conferences to report on project findings and Comprehensive Site Visits to conduct focus groups and talk with faculty about their recruitment efforts. The successful applicant will work with Wendy Adams, Physics Education Research Faculty member, Jared Breakall, Chemistry Education Research Post-doctoral Scholar and other project team members.  


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage the GFO project under the supervision of the PI including coordinating support for the GFO faculty champions from over 100 different institutions, coordinating and documenting all project meetings, conference management, budget management, and website updates.

Conduct research on perceptions of teaching as a profession, including longitudinal analysis of perceptions through surveys, site visits, interviews, and focus groups.

Generate annual reports for all study sites.

Conduct teacher recruitment activities at Mines including presentations, advising, and tracking student data.  

Supervise research assistants and report findings through peer-reviewed publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Doctoral degree in physics education research, chemistry education research, mathematics education research, or science education. 

Extensive grant management experience and experience working with STEM faculty across discipline.  

Excellent communications skills, strong quantitative skills, ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, the self-discipline to work independently, be highly organized, and enjoy multi-tasking.

Experience with teacher preparation and research related to student perceptions strongly preferred.

ABOUT MINES & GOLDEN, CO:

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.


Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.


Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.


TOTAL REWARDS: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload the below documents. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.


Cover letter that addresses the qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:

In what ways do your previous research, teaching, and/or outreach experiences inform your interest in recruiting new science and math teachers?

What background experiences do you have that lead you to feel prepared for and interested in statistical analysis of large-scale data and conducting individual interviews?

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

Describe in detail your previous project management experience.

CV with references listed.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION REQUIRED: Yes

Advertised: Jul 15, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time

Applications close: Jul 19, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time