The INFORMS MKT research project in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado seeks a postdoctoral fellow (position #F99733) with a background in mathematics teacher education research to provide expertise and to collaborate with researchers on the project. This NSF-funded research project, led by Drs. Michael Oehrtman and Jodie Novak, focuses on foundational research situated in teacher practice to contribute to the understanding of the enactment, nature, mediating factors, and quality of expert secondary mathematics teachers’ mathematical knowledge for teaching when teaching exponential functions.
The postdoctoral fellow will explore crucial questions about how teachers use their knowledge of mathematics in the work of teaching. The fellow will engage in activities related to data collection, data analysis, and dissemination. More information about the project is at http://www.unco.edu/nhs/mathematical-sciences/faculty/novak/informs_mkt_project_description.pdf
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate strong potential for engaging in mathematics education research focused on secondary mathematics teaching. Candidate must provide evidence of experience and/or potential for teaching and educational research effectiveness. Applicants should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and personal initiative. Excellent communications skills and a strong orientation toward collaborative work are essential. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate knowledge of and experience with research in the field of secondary mathematics teaching and/or with experience teaching at the secondary level or working with pre-service and in-service teachers.
The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://www.unco.edu/nhs/employment.html. Screening of applications begins April 20, 2018 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer