Assistant Professor in Physics and/or Astronomy Education Research

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
Department: Physics
City: Orlando
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Contact Person: Eduardo Mucciolo
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: University of Central Florida
Application Due Date: Sunday, January 31 2016
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The Department of Physics ( at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2016. We seek candidates with experience in physics education research to add to UCF’s blossoming program in that area. Preference will be given to candidates with strength in cognitive science, and/or research and development in upper division physics courses, and/or astronomy education research. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Physics, or a related discipline, from an accredited institution and have a substantial record of independent, well regarded research. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded and creative research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in graduate and undergraduate education.

Interested individuals must complete an online application by going to The application must include:1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of research plans and goals; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy including experience with diverse student populations and student-centered learning approaches; and 5) reprints of 2-3 recent key publications. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to the Search Committee (email to [email protected] with the subject line: PER Search Committee). Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this search may be directed to Dr. Eduardo Mucciolo, Chair, PER Search Committee, at [email protected].

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.