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Tenure-Track PER Position - Kansas State University

Oct 26, 2010

The Department of Physics at Kansas State University seeks a faculty member to join its physics education research (PER) group.  Experience with research on problem solving, transfer of learning, teaching/learning with technology in physics or other research on the teaching and learning of physics that complement and/or expand the existing PER efforts will be considered favorably. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Physics Department. Candidates must present credentials that will justify appointment at this level, including research experience beyond the doctorate in PER.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students and to serving a diverse population.  He/she will be expected to obtain external funding for research activities, collaborate with other faculty in physics and other academic departments and build a national and international reputation in PER.

The Department has an outstanding physics education research program (KSUPER), which was founded in 1972. At present KSUPER includes 2 tenured faculty, both of whom have received national awards for their PER efforts.  A detailed description of research activities, post-docs and graduate students in KSUPER can be found at http://web.phys.ksu.edu/.

Applications should be sent, to PER Search Committee, 116 Cardwell Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-2601 or to persearch@phys.ksu.edu.

Applications should include a curriculum vita and statements of research and teaching interests. The applicant should arrange to have three letters of reference sent. Screening of applicants will begin on October 18, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Ph. D. & Background checks required.  Kansas State University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.