Assistant Professor – Physics Education Research

first_imgDepartment SummaryThe faculty of the Departmentof Physics and Astronomy in the College of Science, at San JoséState University is a team of dedicated teacher-scholars recognizedfor our commitment to excellent teaching, to engaging students inresearch projects, and to promoting equity, diversity, andinclusion in Physics and in STEM disciplines more broadly. Weinvite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor positionin Physics Education Research (PER) or Astronomy Education Research(AER).Required QualificationsA doctoral degree in Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, orclosely-related discipline is required. Candidates should haveresearch experience relating to physics education research orastronomy education research. They must demonstrate the potentialfor meaningful engagement of undergraduate and Masters students intheir proposed research. They also should be familiar with avariety of contemporary, research-based teaching practicestechniques, and emerging technologies for instruction.Applicants should demonstrate that they are prepared for andenthusiastic about teaching physics and/or astronomy classes at theundergraduate and/or graduate level, including general educationcourses, physics majors’ courses, and/or lower-divisionphysics.Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educationalgoals of a multicultural population as might have been gained incross-cultural study, training, teaching and othercomparable experience.Preferred QualificationsCandidates who have an interest in upper-division PER and/oreducational technologies – especially those applicable toonline/remote teaching and learning – are particularly encouragedto apply. We highly value experience with and commitment to servicein support of diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics and/orSTEM in general. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications fromcandidates who have a record of such activities, whether or notthis service was formally required by previous positions.Responsibilities:The successful candidate will teach physics and/or astronomycourses at the undergraduate and/or Master’s level. She or he willdevelop a research program in physics education research orastronomy education research, mentor undergraduate and MS studentsin research, and seek external funds to carry out research. Thecandidate will participate in shared governance of the University,usually on department, college, and university committees, andother service assignments. The candidate must demonstrate awarenessand experience understanding the needs of a student population ofgreat diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primarylanguage and academic preparation – through inclusive coursematerials, teaching strategies and advisement.Salary Range – To commensurate with qualifications andexperience.Starting Date – August 2021Eligibility – Employment is contingent upon proof ofeligibility to work in the United States.Application Procedure:Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents for full consideration byJanuary 8, 2021: Please include Job Number on all correspondence.The UniversitySan José StateUniversity enrolls over 35,700 students, a significantpercentage of whom are members of minority groups. As such, thisposition is for scholars interested in a career at a nationalleader in graduating URM students. SJSU is a Hispanic ServingInstitution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American PacificIslander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution; 40% of our students arefirst-generation, and 38% are Pell-qualified. The university iscurrently ranked third nationally in increasing student upwardmobility. The University is committed to increasing the diversityof its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community canbenefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.San José State University is California’s oldest institution ofpublic higher learning. Located in downtown San José (Pop.1,000,000) in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJSU is part of one ofthe most innovative regions in the world. As Silicon Valley’spublic university, SJSU combines dynamic teaching, research, anduniversity-industry experiences to prepare students to address thebiggest problems facing society. SJSU is a member of the 23-campusCalifornia State University (CSU) system.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants foremployment without regard to race, color, religion, nationalorigin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexualorientation, genetic information, medical condition, maritalstatus, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to allSan José State University students, faculty, and staff as well asUniversity programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations aremade for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note thatall San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Additional InformationA background check (including a criminal records check) must becompleted satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered aposition with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete thebackground check may affect the application status of applicants orcontinued employment of current CSU employees who apply for theposition.Advertised: November 03, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: Letter of applicationCurriculum VitaeTwo-page statement of teaching interests, experience, and/orphilosophy,Two-page statement describing plans to meaningfully engageundergraduate and MS students in researchTwo-page statement of experience with and/or future plans topromote equity, inclusion, or diversity in physics and/or STEMThe names and contact information of three referenceslast_img

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