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Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate
Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine

The Maine Center for Research in STEM Education (RiSE Center) at the 
University of Maine seeks applicants for postdoctoral positions in 
physical sciences education research (chemistry, physics, Earth 
sciences). Candidates must have a Ph.D. in science, science education, 
or a closely related field; have a strong research record in 
discipline-based education research; and have demonstrated excellence in 
teaching. Preference will be given to applicants who have a record of 
successful work with middle or high school teachers and/or students, 
have evidence of collaborating well as part of a team, and possess an 
interdisciplinary background. The successful candidates will be part of 
a team of researchers, faculty, and teachers that comprise the Maine 
Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, a newly funded initiative 
supported by the National Science Foundationís Math and Science 
Partnership Program. This position provides opportunities for mentored 
teaching, outreach including teacher professional development and 
curriculum work, and all aspects of research.

The positions are twelve-month appointments, with a flexible start date 
and possible renewal for a second year. Candidates should submit 
electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of 
research accomplishments, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of up 
to three representative publications, undergraduate and graduate 
transcripts, and the names and addresses (including e-mail and phone) of 
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Application review will begin immediately and continue until the 
position is filled. For more information about the RiSE Center and the 
Maine Physical Sciences Curriculum Partnership, please see and Women and 
minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University 
of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Christopher Gerbi
Assistant Professor - Mineralogy/Rheology
Department of Earth Sciences and Center for Research in STEM Education
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5790

Tel. 207-581-2153
FAX 207-581-2202
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