Thursday, June 5, 2014

Two PER/AER postdocs at Univ of British Columbia, CA

Applications are invited for two Post-doctoral Fellow positions in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UBC, to support the department’s ongoing program to research and apply innovative teaching techniques.
The successful applicants will work closely with physics faculty to:
* establish sustainable procedures for identifying and effectively using broad-based learning goals, associated assessment tools, and evidence-based teaching techniques in all of our undergraduate courses;
* coordinate a pilot trial of new teaching approaches on a select set of courses
* liaise with others involved in education efforts in the Physics and Astronomy department and with parallel efforts in other departments in the Faculty of Science.
In addition, the position includes full-course teaching duties as assigned by the Department Head.
The initial 12-month term of employment is normally renewable for a second term, and may be further extended depending on performance and availability of funds.  If extended, responsibilities will expand accordingly.
A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is required, with a sufficient background and experience in Physics and/or Astronomy to be able to teach a range of material at all levels in our undergraduate programs. Applicants must articulate their interest in physics education transformation and research, as well as any prior involvement with such activities (if any).
Applicants should complete the online application form making sure to select "Postdoctoral Position in Physics and Astronomy Education Fac-2014-03"
Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2014 and will continue until the positions are filled. Three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to (preferred) or mailed to the address below. Please ensure that referees include competition number FAC-2014-03.

Derek Gagnier   (for Physics Education competition) 
 Department of Physics and Astronomy        University of British Columbia 
 6224 Agricultural Road         Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1         Canada 
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

2 openings.
Internal Number: Fac-2014-03