This is a postdoc in physics education, but some of you on the list might be interested!
On 7/17/19, 1:38 PM, "RPE: Researchers in Physics Education on behalf of Robertson, Amy" <[log in to unmask] on behalf of [log in to unmask]> wrote:
A collaborative team of researchers at the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University plans to advertise a postdoctoral research associate position soon, with a flexible start date between October 1, 2019, and January 30, 2020. The postdoctoral research associate would work on a recently-funded National Science Foundation grant<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nsf.gov_awardsearch_showAward-3FAWD-5FID-3D1914572-26HistoricalAwards-3Dfalse&d=DwIGaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=bTpQo6C_bwDiZFSgr8ADeg&m=_Z9KON_6cHct7DzCj9x5ak1KoRoDa1VW-Jvz8eBUh2A&s=ed2pwgUCiUGHUqxfA2rJYNnJmoXTF2xdV-mZhiKVhG8&e= >, “Research and Curriculum Development to Leverage University Student Conceptual Resources for Understanding Physics,” which builds on an earlier project<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.nsf.gov_awardsearch_showAward-3FAWD-5FID-3D1608510-26HistoricalAwards-3Dfalse&d=DwIGaQ&c=nE__W8dFE-shTxStwXtp0A&r=bTpQo6C_bwDiZFSgr8ADeg&m=_Z9KON_6cHct7DzCj9x5ak1KoRoDa1VW-Jvz8eBUh2A&s=Ar1lnFADoTCQog25jF3viulUcApqKzIaWvOiCO78n4s&e= > that ends this year. The new grant will:
* Identify university student conceptual resources for understanding kinematics, linear momentum, electric circuits, and heat and temperature
* Develop and test instructional materials that build on student resources
* Intentionally seek a representative sample of introductory physics students
* Study context-dependent patterns in resource activation
* Disseminate insights and resources from the project through PhysPort
The postdoctoral research associate would join a collaborative team that includes faculty Paula Heron (Physics, University of Washington – Seattle), Amy Robertson (Physics, Seattle Pacific University), Rachel Scherr (Physics, University of Washington – Bothell), and Raphael Mondesir (Sociology, Seattle Pacific University). The postdoctoral research associate would be supported in choosing an independent and integrated strand of research and would receive extensive professional development that includes travel to conferences, mentoring undergraduate and graduate researchers, and other skills identified collaboratively. Minimum salary is $60,000, with benefits. The position would be for two years at the University of Washington – Seattle.
We are sending this announcement out unofficially to provide opportunities for conversation at the upcoming American Association of Physics Teachers meeting and Physics Education Research Conference. If you are interested in learning more, feel free to approach Paula, Amy, and/or Rachel. To facilitate these conversations, Amy and Rachel will be sitting in the Marriott lobby from 4-5 p.m. on Monday, July 22, and Paula and Amy will sit in the foyer outside the PERC bridging session from 2-3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. You can also email us to set up a meeting at the conference, or a remote conversation if you will not be in attendance.
We look forward to sending more details soon, and to conversations about the position,
Paula, Amy, and Rachel
Amy D. Robertson, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Seattle Pacific University
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