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Topic: Post-doc Program Announcement: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jerry P. Becker

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Post-doc Program Announcement: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison
Posted: Nov 25, 2013 3:39 PM
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Dear Colleague: We are pleased to announce a new postdoctoral
training grant in mathematics education.


There is a clear and recognized need for well-trained mathematics
education researchers who are able to conduct scientifically based
qualitative and quantitative research that addresses immediate and
long-term questions about the efficacy of educational programs and
policies, and who can provide an empirical basis for future designs
of curricula, assessments, instruction, and learning environments.
With funding from the US Department of Education's Institute of
Education Sciences (IES), we now offer a two-year interdisciplinary,
postdoctoral training program, situated at the University of
Wisconsin- Madison, which aims to increase postdoctoral capacity to
conduct rigorous research in the topic area of mathematics education.
The program provides recent graduates opportunities to experience a
range of methods, including graduates from curriculum & instruction
departments seeking to learn quantitative methods that support causal
inference, as well as psychologists and other social scientists
seeking to conduct studies in natural settings and collect, analyze,
and interpret process-level data. The training program emphasizes the
interdisciplinary nature of the mathematics education research
opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It addresses
broad research interests, including: Exploratory research, basic
processes in learning and instruction, development and innovation,
efficacy and replication, and measurement.


We frame the postdoctoral experience in terms of project-based
learning by anchoring the training in ongoing, funded research on
mathematics education. The program also offers our postdoctoral
fellows individualized experiences created in collaboration with a
mentoring committee including: research methods courses, campus
colloquia, and independent research and supervised grant writing
projects designed to match the needs of individual participants. The
training grant Mentoring Team includes: Mitchell J. Nathan, director
of the postdoctoral training program, professor of educational
psychology (learning sciences) and mathematics education; Eric Knuth,
professor of mathematics education; Amy Ellis, associate professor of
mathematics education; Anita Wager, assistant professor of
mathematics education; Martha W. Alibali, professor of psychology and
educational psychology (human development and learning sciences);
Charles Kalish, professor of educational psychology (human
development); and Peter Steiner, assistant professor of mathematics
education (quantitative methods).

Further details about the faculty and research opportunities are
available at our website,


We seek highly qualified applicants who have earned a doctorate
degree in mathematics education, psychology, learning sciences, or
related areas. The positions carry an annual stipend plus health
insurance coverage and support for professional travel and
professional development.

For full consideration please have your completed application
materials submitted by January 1, 2014. Review of applications will
continue until the positions are filled. The starting date is

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent US residents.

Please send all application materials to

(a) a letter that summarizes your research experiences, areas of
interest and identifies a primary and secondary mentor from among the
program faculty;
(b) curriculum vitae; and
(c) two publications or manuscripts.

Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent
to with the applicant's name in the subject

If you require further information, please contact Dr. Mitchell J.
Nathan,, 608-263-0563, or Dr. Anita Wager,, 608-263-5142.

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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