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Sweden Uppsala University PhD position in Physics Education Research

Uppsala University hereby invites applications for aPhD position in Physics Education Research working in Higher Education
at the Department of Physics and Materials Science. Starting date 1 September 2008
The Physics Education Research Group is an integral part of the Department of Physics and Materials Science. The research focus is on interplays between the experience of student learning and the learning environment. This includes the form and content of university physics curricula and teaching. The conceptual and theoretical framing draw on methodology that is typically anchored in attributes such as social identity, epistemology, metacognition, language, gender, visualization, simulation, culture and worldview. More detail may be found on our home page http://www.fysik.uu.se/didaktik/ .

The retention and attrition of students (trajectories of participation), particularly in the area of study choices, has long been an important concern in higher education, particularly in the area of technology and science. Our interest in this area focuses on education programmes that have significant physics content. Here, to effectively address the ‘trajectory concern’ insights into why students are choosing a study direction and why they are choosing to leave such studies are needed. Such insights could then effectively inform related curriculum development, teacher practice, and the transformation of the educational environment.

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The successful PhD applicant will undertake research work that focuses on modeling a better understanding of participation (in relation to study choices) in physics and engineering education in Sweden. The methodology will principally, but not exclusively, be qualitative in nature and Discourse Analysis will form an important part of the work. Consequently excellent language skills in both Swedish and English are essential.

If you are interested, you are welcome to send your application including a statement of research interest, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof), published articles or other relevant material (if applicable) to the address below. Letter(s) of recommendation may be included.

The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including department duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Further information: http://www.physics.uu.se/education/gradU/

Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance and women are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information, please contact: Staffan Andersson, [email protected] tel +46-(0)18-471352. Union representatives are: Anders Grundström, SACO-rådet, tel +46 18-471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, OFR-S/ST, tel +46 18-471 1996, Stefan Djurström, SEKO, tel +46 18-471 3315.

The application should be sent to: Registrator, UFV-PA 2008/1731, Uppsala universitet, Box 256, 751 05 UPPSALA, Sweden; fax +46-(0)18-471 2000 or e-mail: [email protected] . Deadline: 4 August, 2008. An application by fax or e-mail must be followed by a letter containing the original documents, not later than one week after application deadline.

13 comments

  1. maryam says:

    I have ms degree in physics and eagerly want to continue my sudy in physics education for phd degree.

  2. RABIYA TANVEER says:

    i want to pursue dimploma course in physics from swede. as i would like to have my phd from sweden in computational physics/nuclear physics.

  3. solomon gunta says:

    I hold a bachelor of education in physics from debub university dilla college of teacher’s education and now i am a second year post graduate student in physics education at a addis abeba university( Ethiopia).But i am interested to extend my further education(phD)in physics education at a university of uppsala sweden.
    so please give me a chance and i will do the best in physics education research field.

  4. solomon gunta says:

    I hold a bachelor of education in physics from debub university dilla college of teacher’s education and now i am a second year post graduate student in physics education at addis abeba university( Ethiopia).But i am interested to extend my further education(phD) in physics education at a university of uppsala in sweden.
    so please give me a chance and i will do the best in physics education research field.

  5. YISSA ABDIE says:

    i will finish my mster of physics in education the next January 2009 i have a great interest to continue the phD in physics if i get a chance. I worked one of the ethiopian unversity

  6. Zeleke Beyoro Amado says:

    I have MSc in Physics and am teaching Physics in Kotebe College of Teacher Education in Ethiopia. I have a great interst to pursue my PHd in Physics Education. please consider my desire and allow me to pursue my education in your University. Thank you!

  7. Sora Feyissa says:

    Dear/Sir
    My name is Sora Feyissa . I will graduate from Arba Minch University of Ethiopia by HYDRAULIC and WATER RESOURCE ENGINEERING on june 2009.I would like to continue for further education for M.Sc by ”HYDRAULIC and HYDROPOWER ENGINEERING ” or ”HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGMENT”. For this need the first aid from your scholarship. If so
    THANk YOU
    E-mail:[email protected]
    Sincerly yours

  8. A.K.M. Saiful Islam Bhuian says:

    I am presently working in Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission as a Scientific Officer. I have completed my B.Sc (Hon’s) and M.Sc in Physics with all thrpogh first classes. Now I want to do my PhD in the field “Application of agreed Nuclear Techniques to measurement of nuclear contaminants in marine systems” in Sweden. Thank you for your kind perusal and eagerly looking forward to hearing from you

  9. FLORENCE IKECHIAMAKA says:

    i am very interested on developing myself in my field of physics up to phd level so please can you help me if yes how do i go about it . i already have my master degree in physics(applied physics)

  10. Zeleke Heramo says:

    I have a great desire to continue my study for PHD in Physics. I have M. Sc degree in Physics and I am teaching physics in higher institute. I thank you in advance if you consider my desire.

  11. Fatemeh lotfi says:

    I have a great desire to get a scholarship and study.I got my bachelor in physic in Iran’s university and I started master(International) In Sweden 2001 and passed my courses successfully but unfortunately because of my housband military service problems in Iran I couldn’t finish my project and we have to come back to Iran,so now I’m really eager to continue my study even from first.

    Sincerely

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