Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Position ID:UAB-Physics-PHYSICSED [#5763]
Position Title: Open Rank Professor position – Physics Education
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Birmingham, Alabama 35294, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics Education
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2015/07/22, finished 2016/07/24, listed until 2016/01/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


Open Rank Professor position – Physics Education

The UAB Department of Physics,, invites applications for an open rank, non-tenure track faculty position on Physics Education (innovative curriculum and lab development).  We are interested in candidates who can translate the findings of physics education research into best teaching practices for the UAB-Physics program, assess their impact on the UAB student population, and build learning communities (live and virtual) that help implement our educational goals. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the design of innovative courses and curriculum material (e.g. physics for life sciences or physics via case studies), discovery-based research courses and inquiry-based laboratories, peer-led teaching methods and student-centered learning processes, incorporation of evidence-based teaching practices and active learning environments, and integration of emerging educational technologies in the curriculum. Initially the focus will be on our introductory-level courses and labs, while later it will shift to upper-level courses for physics majors and other biophysics-related concentrations within the major.  Candidates with a Ph. D. degree in physics or other STEM fields that is coupled with additional training or experience in education research, including DBER, are invited to apply.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants interested in the above opportunities should submit: (i) a short letter of interest that explains their ideas, experiences, and qualifications in regards to this position, (ii) Curriculum vitae, (iii) brief statement of physics education research interests, (iv) brief description of teaching interests and philosophy, and (v) at least three reference letters. Applications should be submitted via For more information please email the chair of the search committee,

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Physics
1530 3RD AVE S
CH 310
Birmingham, AL 35294

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