Asst Professor - Physics Education Research

Job description

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world's most critical problems.

The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university's Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university's four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation's leading research institutions.

Description of Department:

The University of Colorado Boulder Physics Department is ranked among the top ten physics departments at public universities and among top 20 universities overall for graduate-level physics programs by the National Research Council.

The department includes 53 tenured and tenure-track faculty performing cutting-edge research. In addition, the department is associated with several institutes and nearby national labs, offering world-class facilities. Nationally leading efforts in the department include: Atomic, Molecular and Optical, Plasma, Nuclear and High Energy, Condensed Matter, BioPhysics, Geophysics, and Physics Education Research.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in Physics Education Research (PER). The successful candidate will join a vibrant research group in PER, and is expected to establish a vigorous research program, which includes attracting external funding to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad spectrum of Physics Department courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should be well versed in contemporary issues in the field of PER and associated research-based teaching practices. More on the PER group at Colorado can be found at:

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. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment and excellent benefits. Learn more about the University of Colorado by visiting


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Physics or related areas.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are particularly interested in candidates complementing and broadening research within the Physics Education Research group at Colorado.

Special Instructions to Applicants:If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or [email protected] All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae including publication record (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request (LastName_FirstName_References.pdf).

4. Statement of Research Plan (LastName_FirstName_Research).

5. Statement of Teaching Plan (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10180 - Physics

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 25, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Heather Lewandowski

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00740356





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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