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Postdoctoral position in Astronomy Education Research at the Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE)

Max Planck Institute for Astronomy / Haus der Astronomie
Fecha inicio solicitud: 
Vie, 31/07/2020
Fecha límite solicitud: 
Mié, 26/08/2020


We invite applications for a 5-year postdoctoral position in astronomy education research at the Office of Astronomy for Education at the Haus der Astronomie.

The holder of this position will serve as the Astronomy Education Research Coordinator of the OAE, and in this position will contribute to the activities mentioned above, in particular those that directly involve astronomy education or physics education research, and take responsibility for suitable projects and sub-projects. Please be aware that this position is not in astronomy research but in astronomy education research, and that a background in education research is required.

Applicants therefore should:

  • have a PhD in astronomy education research (AER), physics education research (PER), or a PhD in a related subject area plus equivalent qualifications in AER/PER
  • have practical and, if possible, research experience in evaluating astronomy education resources, activities, and teaching methods
  • be thoroughly familiar with the accepted academic standards for evaluating education resources, activities, and teaching methods
  • have experience in collaborating in an international academic environment; experiences with editing and publishing collaborative works are considered a plus

The position has a preferred starting date of no later than December, 1, 2020 and is for 5 years. The remuneration is based on the German collective wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD) depending on qualification and experience in level E13. Social benefits are granted according to the regulations for public service. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, and a brief statement of research interests by August 26, 2020. 

All applications need to be submitted using our online application system:

Online Application

Subject to compatibility with the activities of the OAE, applicants are encouraged to conduct their own research projects. All in all, this five-year postdoc should qualify applicants for a faculty position in astronomy education or astronomy education research.