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Postdoctoral Position, Oregon State University

Mar 16, 2011

Postdoctoral Scholar Position
Paradigms in Physics Group
Physics Education Research

The Paradigms in Physics group at Oregon State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position involving the evaluation and dissemination of our novel upper-division curricular materials.  The successful candidate will teach one upper-division course per term using materials developed by the Paradigms program.  The successful candidate will also work with the Paradigms in Physics team to: conduct research on the effects of Paradigms curricular materials on student understanding of E & M or quantum mechanics; and/or conduct research on student changes in metacognition and epistemology; and/or write/design web and textbook materials for the dissemination of the Paradigms curriculum.

The appointment is for one year with a possible renewal for a second year contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.  The starting date of the appointment is September 15, 2011, but this date is somewhat flexible.

For further information about the Paradigms program, please see our website:
or contact the program director:
Corinne Manogue:

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • a letter of interest;
  • a resume/vita;
  • a teaching statement;
  • a research statements;
  • 3 letters of reference, including one addressing teaching.
We will begin considering applications on April 1, 2011, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred; please submit PDF files if possible.  Electronic submissions may be sent to:
Tevian Dray

Alternatively, postal submissions may be sent to:
Tevian Dray
Department of Mathematics
Kidder Hall 386
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR  97331