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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: Post Doc / Ferris State University
Posted: Dec 10, 2013 5:52 PM
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Information from Kirk Weller on the RUME listserve, Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
Position Description for Teaching Postdoctoral Position at Ferris
State University

The Ferris State University Mathematics Department invites
applications for a three-year postdoctoral position with a special
emphasis on developmental and general mathematics education. The
position will begin August 2014.

The position requires one of the following: a PhD in Mathematics,
with evidence of potential to work with students at the development
level; a PhD in Mathematics Education, with master's equivalent
background in mathematics; or a PhD in Education, with master's
equivalent background in mathematics. The PhD must be completed by
the time of appointment.

Responsibilities include: teaching math courses, primarily at the
developmental and general education levels; holding regular office
hours; and collaborating with faculty on a variety of research,
curriculum development, and pedagogical projects related to teaching
and learning mathematics at the developmental and general education

Ferris State University is a mid-sized four-year comprehensive
university located 50 miles north of Grand Rapids. The Mathematics
Department has 15 tenure line and 12 non-tenure line faculty. The
Department is revising its developmental and general education
program to align with current best practices.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, a statement of
teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, copies of academic
transcripts (which can be unofficial at this point), and the contact
information (name, email address, phone number, and postal address)
of at least three professional references.

At least two of the references must be able to address the
candidate's teaching. In the cover letter, the candidate should
outline her/his potential for making a contribution as an effective,
innovative instructor, and explain how he/she might make a
contribution to the developmental and general education program at
Ferris. The statement of philosophy should include: information about
the candidate's knowledge and/or use of a variety of approaches to
instruction; views on student-centered teaching; strategies on how to
motivate, inspire, and support student thinking and learning; and
evidence of effective instruction.

Applications are submitted online. Go to

The Mathematics Department values diversity among its students,
faculty, and staff, and has made a public commitment to building a
truly diverse community.

Ferris State University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
ethnicity, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation, and welcomes
applications from persons from underrepresented groups.

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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