Sunday, May 2, 2021

PER Postdoc on Gender and LGBT Issues in Physics, University of Utah

 PER Postdoc on Gender and LGBT Issues in Physics

 The Physics Education Research Group at the University of Utah (PERU) seeks to hire a post-doctoral scholar studying the professional networks of women and gender and sexual minority physicists (LGBT) working across academia, the government, and private sectors. This work will include conducting interviews, policy analysis, and further qualitative work at the University of Utah. This position is a one-year contract with an additional two-year renewal depending on performance. Further renewals will be dependent on performance and funding. The position is open until filled with a preferred start date of September 1st. The successful candidate will work in person at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. This position is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. A PhD in Physics Education Research or a related/relevant field (e.g. Higher Education, Science Education, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Sociology, etc…) is required.

 This is a collaborative project with Western Michigan University (Dr. Charles Henderson), Wright State University (Dr. Adrienne Traxler), and The University of Utah (Dr. Ramón Barthelemy) .

 Total Compensation: $57,100 ($50,000 salary and $7,100 into retirement) and healthcare

Annual Raise: Based on performance, up to 5%

Conference: Paid expenses to annual Physics Education Research conference

 Required Skills:

-Can independently lead research

-Strong interpersonal skills

-Strong writing skills as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications or drafts

-Desire to learn grant writing, presentation design/style

-Strong research ethics and dedication to high quality work and analysis

-Attention to detail

-Autonomous, goal driven, and meets deadlines

 Preferred Skills:

            -Qualitative interviewing and coding skills

            -Previous work with LGBT community

            -Previous work in Social Network Analysis

            -Successful grant writing

            -Experience presenting at national conferences and universities

            -Peer-reviewed publications

 If you are interested in applying, send your letter of interest specifying your relevant skills, vita, list of publications and arrange to have two letters of recommendation sent to the email address listed here. For information about the research group (PERU), please go to or contact Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to:

 The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

 The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.