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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks
Posted: Apr 10, 2013 12:48 PM
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Sent at the request of Jerry Lipka.
University of Alaska Fairbanks

School of Education

'Math in a Cultural Context'

Term-funded Instructor or Assistant Professor in Mathematics
Education in a U.S. Department of Education, Alaska Native Education
sponsored, three-year program.

Background: Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is a long-term,
collaborative, innovative and successful project developing and
implementing culturally-based supplemental curriculum to improve
elementary school-aged students' math performance, particularly
Alaskan Native students. MCC is one of the few culturally based
programs that uses rigorous research methods that have consistently
shown the program to be effective. Our latest work provides an
exciting opportunity to develop a 'measuring approach', based in part
on Indigenous Knowledge, for the teaching and learning of elementary
school mathematics. This position presents ample opportunities for
both publishing and working with Indigenous educators and communities.

Qualifications: Master's degree or Ph.D. in Math Education or closely
related field with emphasis in elementary school mathematics,
curriculum development, or research in elementary school math

Responsibilities: As part of a collaborative team, a primary
responsibility is developing a supplemental elementary school
curriculum concentrating on a measuring approach to the teaching of
numbers (particularly fractions and ratios), early algebra, and
geometry. The iterative development process includes field-testing,
refining, and assessing. Another primary responsibility is to design
and develop professional development materials and conduct
professional development workshops. Research responsibilities will
initially focus on the iterative development process and qualitative
research; while mixed methods are used in the final year of the
project when a small comparison group study takes place. This
collaborative work occurs with long-term partners in selected Alaskan
schools and communities.

Appointment: This position is a 10.5 month appointment, beginning in
late spring or the summer of 2013. Salary is competitive.

Application: If you would like to apply for this position, please
copy the link shown below onto your browser
and click on "Create Application" link to select a User Name and
Password and to create your application. Once you have completed this
step you can begin applying for jobs on-line by clicking "Job Posting
Search". If you need assistance, please contact UAF HR at
907-474-7700 or the MCC office at 907-474-7306. Inquiries concerning
the position may be made to Jerry Lipka, Professor of Education and
Math in a Cultural Context, at

Jerry Lipka, PI
Math in a Cultural Context
University of Alaska Fairbanks
2175 University Ave #101
Fairbanks, AK 99709
<tel:%28907%29%20474-6439>(907) 474-6439
<tel:%28907%29%20474-7270>(907) 474-7270 fax

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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