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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 680924
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Program In Mathematics Education 40000061
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The Program in Mathematics Education (PRIME) at Michigan State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The postdoctoral research associate will work with the strong and highly collaborative team of experts from Michigan State University in collaboration with the Concord Consortium to develop and test a set of digital resources. This position will provide a qualified candidate with the opportunity to play a major role in a four-year NSF-funded project, Enhancing the Teacher Curriculum Relationship in Problem-Based Classrooms by Connecting Teacher and Student Digital Collaborative Environments. This project seeks to explore how a new digital teacher collaborative environment linked to an existing digital student collaborative environment embedded with the Connected Mathematics curriculum, can improve middle grades mathematics teaching and teacher learning. This grant builds on two prior NSF-funded grants:

*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 research associate will assist with the:

*Design and development of the teacher digital collaborative environment

*Carrying out all research activities, including data collection and analysis

*Development of teacher support materials as needed

*Development and implementation of professional development Writing of papers, reports, 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

*Assist with development of curriculum and assessment related to CMP

*Assist with the development and implementation of CMP professional development

*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 Mathematics Education programs

Proposed start date of May 2021. The initial appointment is for one year and is renewable on an annual basis through June 1, 2024, based upon satisfactory performance and the availability of resources.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Mathematics Education

Minimum Requirements

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.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in design research and the ability to work collaboratively with researchers and practitioners. Experience working in middle or secondary classrooms and/or pre-service teachers is highly valued.

Required Application Materials

Applicants should send 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. Elizabeth Lozen

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