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Postdoctoral Positions

University of New Mexico
College of Education,
Mathematics Education Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position

The Department of Educational Specialties, invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position beginning August 2006. The Center for Mathematics Education of Latino/as (CEMELA) 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 collaboratively work on improving the mathematics education of low-income Latino/a students. CEMELA aims to understand the interplay of mathematics education and the unique language, social and political issues that affect Latino/a communities. Partner universities are; The University of New Mexico; The University of California at Santa Cruz; and, the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information on CEMELA, visit http://cemela.math.arizona.edu. The annual salary for this position is $35,000-$40,000, depending upon qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) earned Ph.D. in mathematics education or bilingual education by start date.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) demonstrated ability to speak and write both English and Spanish; 2) a commitment to scholarship and graduate-level teaching in mathematics education and or bilingual education; 3) demonstrated potential to conduct research in the areas of diversity and/or equity in mathematics education; 4) evidence of teaching excellence and a significant record of or potential for outstanding scholarship; 5) strong desire to collaborate on the National Science Foundation-funded Center for Mathematics Education of Latino/as (CEMELA); 6) demonstrated ability and experience working collaboratively with K-12 teachers and diverse communities; and, 7) demonstrated ability to promote diversity and equity in mathematics education.

Responsibilities: Teach 6-12 credit hours per academic year; teaching opportunities include elementary and/or secondary mathematics methods courses for pre-service teachers and for practicing (in-service) teachers, graduate-level courses in mathematics education or bilingual education, as well as other undergraduate and/or graduate courses depending on qualifications and interest of the individual as well as on the mathematics education program needs. Engage in several research initiatives under the CEMELA umbrella (e.g., research on models of professional development for teachers of mathematics that address the needs of English Language Learners; research on families’ engagement in mathematics). Participate in the initiatives that are part of CEMELA graduate core program (e.g., CEMELA Seminar and Short Courses in various topics in research on mathematics education and social/linguistic aspects).

A complete application packet will include:

  1. A signed letter of application that addresses your research interests and how you plan to develop your research agenda; your teaching philosophy and experience, and how you can contribute to graduate training in mathematics education; and, how your professional experiences, particularly in culturally diverse settings, inform your scholarship and instruction;
  2. A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  3. One professional paper or presentation;
  4. A minimum of 3 professional references including name, email addresses and phone numbers; and,
  5. Transcripts of ALL collegiate coursework (unofficial, readable copies will be accepted).

Applications should be addressed to:

Virginia C. Shipman, Ph.D.,Search Coordinator
College of Education, Dean’s Office
MSC05-3040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Please refer to JR # 5930. For best consideration, complete application packets must be received by 5:00pm MST on January 17, 2006. Position will remain open until filled. Consideration and review will not take place until all required documents are received. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.