Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as
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The University of Illinois at Chicago

Post Doctoral Position Available

The Center for Mathematics Education for Latinos/as (CEMELA) at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a one-year post-doctoral research fellowship (possible extension for a second year) focused on issues related to improving the mathematics learning among Latinos/as. CEMELA specifically focuses on developing researchers with expertise grounded in the integration of language, culture, and mathematics education. Applicants can be recent Ph.D.s or Ed.D.s from areas such as Bilingual Education, Latino Studies, Mathematics, or Mathematics Education but not limited to these. Post-doctoral researchers will be expected to develop additional expertise to round out a professional profile in Mathematics Education with a focus on language, culture, and policy related to Latinos. We particularly encourage applications from individuals whose research aims to improve the schooling of underrepresented students, connects theory and practice, with a focus on issues related to mathematics learning and teaching, whether in school or out, academic literacies, policy, and social justice. This position is also intended to nurture and enhance individuals' skills as researchers through a mentoring relationship with UIC faculty and CEMELA faculty at its partner institutions, and through collaboration with ongoing CEMELA projects.

Annual Salary: $40,000.

For fullest consideration, submit:

  • A letter of application describing research interests, addressing how these contribute to the goals of CEMELA
  • A resume
  • Names of three references

    Submit to:

    Cathy Foley-DiVittorio, College of Education, m/c 147, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1040 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607 (electronic submittals to

    Reviews of application will begin March 1, 2008 and will continue until position is filled.

    For additional information, contact Dr. L.Licon Khisty at

    The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.