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Applications are now being accepted for a postdoctoral position on Professional Development of Emerging Education Researchers (PEER) with Scott Franklin. Funded by the National Science Foundation, PEER conducts workshops and field schools for emerging education researchers. The postdoctoral researcher will join a project that studies the sustained impact of PEER activities on participant’s formation of researcher identify and subsequent research output. The research is primarily phenomenographic, with individual and focus-group interviews of participants combined with observations of field schools and workshops. The postdoc will also have an opportunity, if desired, to engage in curriculum development and presentation of PEER modules at schools around the country. Opportunities to teach disciplinary classes also exist, subject to postdoc interest.

Candidates with a Ph.D. in physics, physics education or other STEM or STEM Education discipline are invited to apply. An ability to collaborate with others and engage in generative research ideation is strongly valued.

To apply for this position, send a CV and cover letter describing your background in STEM or STEM education, interest in research on professional development, and examples of prior collaborative efforts to Dr. Scott Franklin at More information about the PEER Institute can be found at; the position will be within the School of Physics and Astronomy at RIT and housed within the CASTLE Center for Advancing Scholarship to Transform Learning ( Please reach out to Dr. Franklin with any questions about the position or the PEER Institute.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.