JILA, CU Boulder

Boulder, CO

March 18, 2021

Open Until Filled

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Physics Education in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). The postdoc will work on a project titled “Development and Implementation of an assessment of student understanding of measurement and uncertainty in experimental physics.” This project aims to develop a scalable and validated assessment of students’ understanding of measurement uncertainty at the introductory level. Most of the research will be quantitative in nature and use item response theory.

The project is run jointly by Heather Lewandowski at the University of Colorado and Danny Caballero at the Michigan State University.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in physics, physics education research, or closely related field. Prior experience with experimental physics research or physics education research is preferred. Prior experience with assessment development is preferred, but not required.

To apply for the position please send the following materials to lewandoh@colorado.edu.

  1. Cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications described above, describes the applicant’s interest in joining the project, and answers the following questions:
    A) How do your previous experiences prepare you to work cooperatively and productively with colleagues and supervisors?
    B) In this postdoctoral research position, you will gain significant skills in physics education research. How do you envision those skills will be useful to you later in your career?
  2. CV with references listed.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.

For more information:

Prof. Heather Lewandowski


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