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Faculty Position at Oregon State University
Physics Education Research


The Physics Department at Oregon State University invites applications for a full time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, with an anticipated start date of Sept 16, 2012. We are looking for individuals with a strong background and future research plans to expand our Physics Education Research Group. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in physics or a related area. The successful candidate is expected to teach physics effectively at the lower division, upper division, and graduate levels.

Oregon State U. is engaged in a major hiring initiative to enhance the disciplinary-based and education-based synergy of STEM education research in life-long learning, K-12 education, transition to college, lower and upper-division university education. Six tenure-line faculty positions in addition to a full-time, permanent director of the new Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Learning are advertised for the 2012-2013 academic year with a tenure home in the College of Science, Education, or Engineering. The new Center works closely with our Center for Teaching and Learning and Technology Across the Curriculum office to promote best practices. We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong interest in doing collaborative research in this setting, and within the broader education community. More information about our current PER research group and the Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Education can be found via the following links: Oregon State University, which has the top Carnegie Research University classification of RU/VH (very high research activity), is a Land Grant institution and has strong programs in the physical sciences, the life sciences, and engineering. Please visit www.physics.oregonstate.edu for more information. Candidates should apply online at http://oregonstate.edu/jobs/ , job# 0008059, and electronically submit a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. Preferred qualifications include a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Candidates should address this qualification in their curriculum vitae. Candidates also should arrange to have three letters of reference sent to per11@science.oregonstate.edu via e-mail. For full consideration apply by January 5, 2012. OSU is an AA/EOE and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.