Centro para la Educacion de Matemáticas de Latinos/as
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Postdoctoral Positions

at The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona - Department of Mathematics
Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as
Two-Year Cemela Research/Teaching Post-Doc Positions
Job # 33775


The Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona announces an opening for a two-year, non-tenure-track research / teaching post-doctoral position beginning in Fall 2006. This position is part of the NSF-funded Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA). The individual in this position will join a team of approximately 20 graduate student and post-doc research fellows from four universities collaborating within a vibrant initiative aimed at improving the mathematics education of K-8 Latino/a students. Applicants must provide documentation of interest and accomplishments that show evidence or potential for benefiting from the mission and work of CEMELA. Applicants must have received a Ph.D. by the time of hire in either mathematics or mathematics education. This is a unique opportunity for individuals who want to develop an area of expertise in mathematics education research and teaching.


The Center for Mathematics Education of Latinos/as is an interdisciplinary, multi-university consortium focused on the research and practice of the teaching of mathematics to Latino/a students in the United States. CEMELA brings together experts in mathematics education, mathematics, language, and culture to work collaboratively on improving the mathematics education of low-income Latino/a students. CEMELA aims to understand the interplay of mathematics teaching and learning with the unique language, social and political issues that affect Latino/a communities. Partner universities are: The University of Arizona; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Illinois at Chicago; and The University of New Mexico. At the University of Arizona, CEMELA is a collaboration between the Department of Mathematics and the College of Education.


Teach 9 credit hours per academic year; teaching opportunities include mathematics content courses for preservice teachers and for practicing teachers (K-12), mathematics pedagogy courses for preservice secondary teachers, and other mathematics courses depending on the mathematics education program needs. Engage in research with a focus on mathematics teaching and learning with Latino populations in schools, family, and community settings. Collaborate in CEMELA graduate core program (e.g., CEMELA Seminar and Short Courses on topics in research on mathematics education and social / linguistic aspects). For more information on the mathematics education activities in the Department visit http://www.math.arizona.edu/~merp.


An academic year salary of $40,000. As part of CEMELA, individuals will have access to computer and audiovisual / video equipment, as well as receive partial support for travel to professional conferences. Opportunities to teach summer school or participate in summer outreach programs for additional compensation are usually available.

Application Procedures

Please send, via regular mail, a letter of interest (referencing job number 33775), a resume, transcripts, a statement of your career goals indicating how you see yourself fitting the mission of CEMELA, and a statement on your philosophy of teaching. In addition, please complete the on-line application at http://www.hr.arizona.edu/2ndhome.php. (At the Human Resources website, under Employment click on Employment Applications. Next click Create Application and select Faculty/Appointed Application. You will be prompted to create a sign-in name and password and to complete an application. Once you have created your application, you will be prompted to apply for specific positions. Apply for job number 33775 and continue until the on-line application process is complete.) Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to us. Early applications are encouraged as the review of files begins December 1, 2005 and continues until positions are filled. Please send all correspondence to:

CEMELA Research Teaching PostDoc Search Committee
Attn: Corey Novick
Department of Mathematics
617 N. Santa Rita Avenue
The University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA

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