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Center for Mathematics Education of Latinos/as
Postdoctoral Researcher

The University of California Santa Cruz invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship position for scholars with a research interest in mathematics education. The program is aimed at scholars who want to develop their research careers in directions compatible with the goals of the Center for Mathematics Education of Latinos/as, CEMELA.

CEMELA is one of the Centers for Learning and Teaching funded by the National Science Foundation. The Center brings together faculty, doctoral students, and researchers from four universities, the University of Arizona, University of California at Santa Cruz, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the University of New Mexico. The postdoctoral scholar will work on independent and collaborative projects related to the Center’s research agenda. CEMELA research aims to improve mathematics education for Latino/a students by understanding the interplay between mathermatics learning and teaching and the unique language, social and political issues affecting Latino communities. Research projects at UCSC will focus on mathematical thinking and learning for Latinos/as in classrooms, after-school programs, homes, and community settings. Postdoctoral scholars will participate in CEMELA seminars, research projects, and the annual CEMELA School. Other important components of this postdoctoral position are teaching (typically one course per year) and participating in teacher professional development activities.

RANK: Postdoctoral Scholar

SALARY: $35,304 - $40,512, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in education or other appropriate field (psychology, anthropology, cognitive science, learning sciences) with a concentration in mathematics education. Successful applicants will have experience in developmental or educational research focused on mathematics education, a strong interest in issues of language and culture as they intersect with mathematical thinking and learning, and research experience in Latino communities. We especially seek applicants from cultural backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Two-year appointment, contingent on availability of funding and positive performance review.

POSITION START DATE: July 1, 2006 (start date negotiable)

APPLICATION MATERIALS: A letter of interest summarizing relevant research experience and research interests, a current CV, publication list, reprints or preprints, at least three recommendation letters (all letters will be treated as confidential, please direct your references to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://www2.ucsc.edu/ahr/policies/confstm.htm) should be sent to:

CEMELA Postdoc
c/o Dr. Judit Moschkovich
Principal Investigator, CEMELA@UCSC
University of California         Please refer to position # T06-05 CEMELA/PD in your reply.
Education Department
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
jmoschko@ucsc.edu         http://education.ucsc.edu/faculty/jmoschko

CLOSING DATE: This position is open until filled. Applications will be considered starting February 1, 2006.

CEMELA website: http://cemela.math.arizona.edu
UCSC Education Department website: http://education.ucsc.edu


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