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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume, along with a CV, including contact information for three possible references. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and relevant qualifications.

Job Summary

The Department of Physics at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to play an important role in a major effort to reform introductory physics courses at the University of Michigan. For several years, we have been working to introduce and expand the use of computation in introductory physics labs for scientists and engineers. This project, begun in a smaller scale honors course, is now ready to expand to courses which teach 1300 students a year. The successful candidate for this position will join the reform team as a disciplinary expert, instructional designer, and physics education researcher.

We are interested in individuals with diverse experiences in basic research and education, who think deeply and creatively, work independently, are exceptional communicators, and who are passionate about their studies.  We seek candidates with some mix of demonstrated interest in education research and practice, experience with computational modeling and its instruction, and a commitment to inclusive teaching. This effort will provide excellent opportunities for the conduct of publishable education research, and the ideal candidate will want to play a leading role in this work.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in physics or a closely related field. 

Desired Qualifications*

Established record of research activity and publication in education research.

Additional Information

One year term-limited position with a possibility of renewal.

Start date is negotiable, but will ideally fall between Jan. 1 and Sep. 1, 2017.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: -Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. -Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.