Funded PhD Position at George Mason University, USA

We have a funded PhD in Education (focus on Teaching and Teacher Education and Physical Education) position  open to applicants looking for a Fall 2024 start at George Mason University.

The funded position comes with a 20hr/week graduate research assistant position (working with Dr. Risto Marttinen and Dr. Dominique Banville), health insurance, stipend, tuition waiver, and the opportunity to teach undergraduate physical education classes.

Research Areas of Interest that will receive priority:

·      After-School PA Programs

·      Curriculum & Instruction

·      Teacher Development

·      Integration of Technology into PE

If you are interested please email

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but are due no later than May 15th, interviews will be in mid-June.

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Risto Marttinen

Risto Marttinen is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. He earned an Ed.D. from Columbia University Teachers College in 2015. His research revolves around implementing sustainable and educational after-school physical education programs in elementary and middle schools. These programs specialize in sports and fitness in under-served communities while reinforcing character development and academics. Additionally, he conducts research on the integration of academic subjects and technology into PE. Risto also sits on the board of directors and is the Secretary General for AIESEP, the chair for the SIG 93 (the special interest group for PE) for AERA and a past facilitator for the PETE Collab

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AIESEP was founded in Lisbon in 1962, with the intent of bringing together scholars in the field of physical education and sport to share knowledge and engage in quality research.

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