Sunday, September 2, 2007

Postdoctoral research position—mathematics education evaluation &

Where: University of Colorado

What: Postdoc

Ethnography & Evaluation Research (E&ER) at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a position as postdoctoral researcher in mathematics education assessment and evaluation. The researcher will contribute to the design, implementation, and dissemination of results for a multi-year evaluation for a national reform initiative in undergraduate mathematics education by five prominent universities. The researcher may also join other ongoing or new projects in evaluation and research of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and career development.

Desired qualifications:
BA/BS or advanced degree in mathematics, math education, or a closely related field, with graduate degree (Ph.D. preferred) in math, math education/assessment, or STEM education research.

Desired skills:
Design and analysis of survey and assessment instruments, statistical analysis, web programming, quantitative and qualitative software, use of scholarly literature, strong oral and written communication, independent and
collaborative work. Math teaching experience, familiarity with the research base in math education and assessment, and/or other skills that complement E&ER's existing strengths in qualitativeresearch and science education, will be a plus.

The position is to be funded starting September 1, 2007, in Boulder, CO, as a one-year, renewable position, pending final notification of grant funding. The position will be in the research faculty track at the University of Colorado at Boulder. E&ER is a nationally known research and evaluation unit that specializes in studies of science, math, and engineering education. Representative recent publications include Hunter, Laursen & Seymour, Science Education, 2006; Laursen et al., CBE-Life Sciences Online,2007; Marschke et al., J. Higher Education, 2007; Seymour, Partners in Innovation (Rowman & Littlefield), 2006.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. Submit curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample (3-5 pages), and a list of three references to: Sandra Laursen, Ph.D., (email preferred, as Word or PDF files), or 580 UCB, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 80309-0580. Review of applications will begin immediately and will end when the position is filled.

Sandra Laursen, Ph.D.
Ethnography & Evaluation Research (E&ER)
Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS)
University of Colorado at Boulder
580 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0580