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Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate

published Apr 5, 2011 10:36am

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 Partnership, a newly funded initiative supported by the National Science Foundation's 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 at least three referees to Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the RiSE Center and the Maine Physical Sciences Partnership, please see and Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.