Postdoctoral Research Associate in Program in Mathematics Education Michigan State University

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Program in Mathematics Education

Description

The Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State University is seeking
a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This position will provide a qualified candidate with
the opportunity to play a major role in two NSF-funded projects that seek to enhance
student learning in middle schools using Connected Mathematics Project curriculum
materials:

• Collaborative Research: Enhancing Middle Grades Students Capacity to Develop
and Communicate Their Mathematical Understanding of Big Ideas Using Digital
Inscriptional Resources.

• Promoting Productive Disciplinary Engagement and Learning with Open
Problems and "Just-in-Time" Supports in Middle School Mathematics
The postdoctoral research associate will work with the project team from Michigan State
University (Elizabeth Phillips, Alden Edson, Kristen Bieda, and Joseph Krajcik) in
collaboration with The Concord Consortium to develop and test a set of digital resources.
https://connectedmath.msu.edu/teacher-support/curriculum-perspectives/current-researchprojects/

The research associate will:

• Assist with the design and development of research
• Assist with analysis of data and reports
• Assist with development of curriculum and assessment as needed for each project
• Assist with the development and implementation of professional development
• Assist with writing of papers and presentations at national meetings
The research associate will have the opportunity to:
• Assist with other CMP research projects: Arc of Learning, The Role of Student
Work, and Formative Assessment https://connectedmath.msu.edu/teachersupport/curriculum-perspectives/current-research-projects/
• Assist with development of curriculum and assessment related to CMP
• Assist with the development and implementation of professional development
related to CMP
• Work with other research, curriculum, and professional development projects
associated with the Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State
University
• Collaborate with faculty, post-docs, and graduate students in Michigan State
University's Mathematics Education programs

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in mathematics education or a related
field, as well as a background in mathematics education, design research, and/or
mathematics curriculum development. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in
design research and the ability to work collaboratively with researchers and practitioners.
Application Instructions
Applicants should electronically forward a cover letter, an updated CV, short papers
describing their research interests, a statement of their teaching philosophy, and the names
and contact information for three references who can speak to the above qualifications to:

Elizabeth Lozen
cmp.postdoc@campusad.msu.edu
(517-432-3635)

Employment %: 100%
Salary Range: Negotiable based upon qualifications
Proposed Start Date: August 15, 2017

The initial appointment is for one year, but the position is renewable on an annual basis
through June 1, 2020, based upon satisfactory performance and the availability of
resources.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to
achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all
people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or
nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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