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Jerry P. Becker

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Announcement - PostDoc: Univ. of Illinois - Chicago
Posted: May 7, 2014 3:59 PM
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Sent at the request of Rico Gutstein.

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at University of Illinois at Chicago

is seeking applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in Mathematics Education

beginning August 16, 2014.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a doctorate in mathematics education at the time of hire, demonstrated

expertise in mathematics education and urban teacher education, and experience working with pre-service

teachers. Experience teaching mathematics in grades K-12 is preferred.

Duties and purpose: This is a full-time position. The person hired for this position will conduct research on

urban mathematics education or urban mathematics teacher education, drawing on opportunities in the Chicago

context. This person is also expected to develop peer-reviewed journal articles and/or grant proposals. The

position requires applicants to teach or co-teach one course per semester as agreed upon by the Department

Chair and the Post-Doctoral Research Associate. The successful candidate will receive mentoring from senior

faculty and could also collaborate on curriculum and program development, research projects, grant proposals,

and writing projects.

Salary and benefits: The salary is $60,000 plus a research stipend of $5,000. The Post-Doctorate Research

Associate also includes health insurance, dental coverage, and support for professional travel. The Post-

Doctoral Research Associate will have access to University libraries, e-mail, Internet, recreational facilities,

and cultural and athletic events.

Department and Programs: The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is the largest in the College of

Education. The Mathematics and Science Education (MSE) doctoral program is a new program with six

tenure-track faculty members (3 mathematics education, 3 science education) and approximately 30 doctoral

students ( The program is distinguished by its

commitment to studying issues of social justice, race, identity, language, multimodalities, and sociopolitical

context. We would welcome candidates whose work aligns with these interests but that might also touch upon

areas including women and gender studies, feminist perspectives, mathematics education in global contexts,

critical historiography, and social movements. We are also looking for people who bring fresh methodological

perspectives. Although the position is housed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the candidate

will join a vibrant campus-wide mathematics education community.

The University and Community: With an enrollment of over 25,000 students, the University of Illinois at

Chicago is the largest university in the Chicago metropolitan area. Located just west of Chicago's Loop, UIC is

a vital part of the educational, technological and cultural fabric of the city. It is also one of the country's top

research universities and over the years has attracted an impressive and award-winning faculty. According to

U.S. News & World Report, UIC is one of the most diverse and affordable universities in the nation.

To Apply: To assure full consideration, applicants should submit: (a) a cover letter expressing interest in the

position, (b) vitae and names of three references who can speak to the applicant?s ability to engage in the

responsibilities described above, (c) narrative description of research that will be conducted during the

postdoctoral year, (d) narrative description of experience in mathematics education, particularly in urban

settings, and (e) a writing sample in which the applicant was the first or primary author; complete dissertations

will not be accepted.

Application materials must be submitted electronically at: by May 27, 2014.

Questions about the position may be directed to Professor Rico Gutstein

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities,

women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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