Math Education Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opening

March 14, 2014William Schmitt

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Position and Qualifications.  The Notre Dame Center for STEM Education (the Center), as part of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, is pleased to announce a post-doctoral fellowship in mathematics education beginning in Summer/Fall 2014. The position includes research and service with the possibility to teach after the first full semester on campus.

This post-doc includes the following responsibilities:

  1. Define and enact a personal research agenda that contributes to the field through unique studies, peer-reviewed journal articles, and/or grant proposals.
  2. Collaborate with the faculty and staff of the Center to evaluate, revise, and enact its strategic plan, especially in the areas of mathematics education.  This specifically includes:
    1. Coordinating and delivering professional development for mathematics teachers in the STEM Teacher Fellows Program;
    2. Working with the Notre Dame ACE Academies team on their mathematics instruction and student learning;
    3. Contributing to the on-going conceptualization of summer STEM experiences for students and PD for teachers.
  3. Based on consultation with the director of the Center, the possibility of teaching a STEM Education related course in the Education, Schooling, and Society minor or another class related to the post-doc’s expertise will be considered after the Fall 2014 semester.
  4. Other research, service, or teaching as agreed upon by both the director and the post-doc that furthers their development as a scholar and practitioner.

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate or the strong prospect of earning such a degree by July 1, 2014. The preferred terminal degree is in mathematics education, curriculum and instruction, or related fields. The preferred applicant will also have experience teaching, especially at the K-8 developmental level, and preparing math teachers either through pre-service instruction or professional development. Upon successful review of the first year, the post-doctoral fellowship may be extended for a second year through June of 2016.

Applications.  Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating the candidate’s research interests in mathematics education.  The letter should also outline a research agenda that might be pursued during the fellowship and how the applicant can contribute to the mission of the Center in terms of service to teachers and schools.  Information on the Center’s current work can be found at http://STEMeducation.nd.edu.  A completed application should also include a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation that can speak to the applicant’s ability to engage the responsibilities described above, teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a writing sample.  Preferred writing samples include published journal articles in which the applicant was the primary or first author.  Other non-published papers (or dissertation chapters) by the author will be accepted; complete dissertations will not be accepted.  Applicants will be reviewed beginning March 26th, and on a continuing basis until the position is filled. 

Questions about the post-doc may be directed to Dr. Matt Kloser at mkloser@nd.edu.  All application materials should be submitted electronically to Heather Legault (hlegault@nd.edu); recommendation letters should be sent directly from the recommender to Heather Legault. 

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