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Jerry P. Becker

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Position Announcement: University of Wisconsin - Madison
Posted: Jun 30, 2014 7:27 PM
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Sent at the request of Eric Knuth.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce a mathematics education
faculty opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor.

As you may know, mathematics education has a long and distinguished
history at the University of
Wisconsin, with the School of Education serving as the home for the
U.S. Department of Education's National Centers for Research in
Mathematics Education and Research in Mathematics and Science
Education (1987-1995) and Improving Student Learning and Achievement
in Mathematics and Science (1995-2004), the National Science
Foundation's Diversity in Mathematics Education Center (2001-2006)
and, more recently, the Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral
Training Program in Mathematical Thinking, Learning, and Instruction
(2009-present). Mathematics education faculty members have directed
major research programs such as Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI),
and today, there are over half a dozen federally-funded mathematics
education research projects investigating a range of topics,
including students' learning of algebra; mathematical generalization,
reasoning, and proof; early childhood
mathematics; mathematics teacher education and professional
development; and mathematical cognition.

Currently, eleven faculty and staff are associated with mathematics
education: Professors Amy Ellis, Hala Ghousseini, Eric Knuth, and
Anita Wager (mathematics education faculty), Dr. Ana Stephens (WCER
mathematics education researcher), Professors Martha Alibali, Edward
Hubbard, Percival Matthews, and Mitchell Nathan (affiliated faculty),
and Drs. Nicole Fonger and Michael Elland (post-doctoral fellows).
Further information about the mathematics education area can be found

As you may also know, US News and World Report has continually rated
the Department of Curriculum and Instruction as the number one
department in the country (for 14 years in a row). In addition to the
academic accolades, the city of Madison-the state's capital city with
a population of 230,000-is often included in many "best of" lists,
including: Best Small City to Live (Men's Journal), Top 10 Places to
Live (Outside Magazine), Best College Sports Town (Sports
Illustrated), Best Bicycling City (Bicycling Magazine), and Best City
in the Nation for Business and Careers (Forbes Magazine). The
university's location in south central Wisconsin also makes for
convenient access to Milwaukee (80 miles), Chicago (150 miles), and
Minneapolis (270 miles).

I hope that you will consider applying for the position or that you
will circulate the attached position announcement among graduate
students or colleagues whom you think might be interested.


Eric Knuth
Search Committee Chair

School of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Teacher Education Building 225 N. Mills Street Madison, Wisconsin 53706
608/263-4600 Fax: 608/263-9992


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

POSITION: Tenure track Assistant Professor in Mathematics Education

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a tenure track Assistant Professor in
the area of Mathematics Education. The University of
Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to a program of excellence and
leadership in Mathematics Education. Faculty are engaged in active
programs of research and teacher education that currently support and
provide research and teaching apprenticeships for seventeen full time
Ph.D. students. Research is integrated with teaching and curriculum
development such that it plays a critical role in providing a focus
for the development of innovative programs for undergraduate and
graduate teacher education. We are seeking an individual who can
contribute to maintaining the scope and quality of this program. The
following website provides further information about the Mathematics
Education area:


1. An earned doctoral degree in mathematics education (or a closely
related area) expected by start date.
2. Experience teaching at the elementary, middle or secondary level,
and with diverse populations, are desirable.


1. Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in mathematics education.
2. Advise graduate and undergraduate students.
3. Engage in an active program of research and scholarship.
4. Provide leadership at the national, state, and university levels.
5. Collaborate with other faculty to maintain a program of leadership
and excellence in research and teaching.
6. Provide service to the university, public, and profession.


Salary is commensurate with the applicant's experience and
qualifications. The initial contract is three years.


Semester I, 2015-2016 academic year, August 24, 2015.


The deadline for receipt of applications is November 10, 2014.
Applications should include: (1) letter of application; (2)
curriculum vitae; (3) at least three letters of reference sent
directly to the Search Committee Chair; (4) one or more samples of
scholarly writing; and (5) for recent doctoral students, a sample of
the doctoral dissertation.

Send electronic (PDF) copies of materials to:

Professor Eric J. Knuth, Chair
Mathematics Education Search Committee
c/o Bernice Powers <>

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding
the applicant's name, title, occupation, and address must be released
upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.



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