- Director - Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
- Science Education Postdoctoral Researcher
Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative
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Applications are invited for the position of DIRECTOR of the Pacific
Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS). PIMS is a consortium of
mathematical scientists at Simon Fraser University, the University of
Alberta, the University of British Columbia, the University of Calgary,
the University of Lethbridge, the University of Regina, the University
of Saskatchewan, the University of Victoria and the University of
Washington. PIMS is supported by these universities, the federal
government of Canada through the Natural Sciences and Engineering
Research Council (NSERC) and the provincial governments of Alberta,
Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
The Director will have a distinguished record of scholarship in the
mathematical sciences and will possess superior leadership and
management skills. The Director will provide leadership at all PIMS
sites for all components of the Institute's mandate:
- promotion of research in the mathematical sciences
- support of education, training and communication in the
- creation of links and partnerships between mathematical scientists
in the academic community and the private and government sectors
- enhancement and creation of mathematical partnerships within Canada
and with groups throughout the world.
The Director will be a member of the PIMS Scientific Review Panel, will
oversee the PIMS Central Office in Vancouver, will ensure continued
good relations with Canada's federal and provincial governments and
their appropriate agencies and will explore new opportunities for
growth with these and other agencies. The PIMS Director is expected to
play a continued leadership role in PRIMA (the Pacific Rim Mathematical
Association) and is also Director of the Unité Mixte Internationale of
the CNRS at PIMS.
The Director must currently hold a faculty appointment at one of the
PIMS member universities. He or she will be located at PIMS Central
Office on the UBC Vancouver campus for the term of appointment. The
date of appointment will be July 1, 2016 and the term will be three to
five years renewable. Other conditions of service are to be negotiated
with the candidate, their University and PIMS.
Comprehensive information on PIMS may be found at www.pims.math.ca.
This ad is being directed to faculty members at the PIMS partner
universities. PIMS hires on the basis of merit and is strongly
committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially
welcome applications from visible minority group members, women,
Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority
sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills
and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and
permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Enquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Director Search Committee
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
The University of British Columbia
4176-2207 Main Mall
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4
In order to receive full consideration, applications should be received
by June 30, 2015. Applications should include a cover letter and a
detailed CV and applicants should arrange for at least three letters of
recommendation to be sent directly to the address above.
The Department of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia invites applications for one
Postdoctoral researcher in the UBC Mathematics Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (MATHCWSEI)
(http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca), a multi-year program for study of and
innovation in science education.
We seek individuals to work with faculty teams in our department, other science education postdocs,
and CWSEI staff to develop and coordinate mathematics courses and curriculum. Teams develop courseand
program-level learning objectives, assessments, and pedagogy; administer and evaluate
assessments of student learning and of student attitudes toward science; supervise and guide
development and testing of teaching and learning materials including IT learning resources. Faculty
teams are focusing on areas such as assessment tools to track fundamental mathematical skills,
activities for the development and retention of these skills, and IT-based resources to support
fundamental skills across the curriculum.
Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in Mathematics, and demonstrated a strong personal
commitment to science education. The job calls for excellent organizational, interpersonal, and
communication skills, along with the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Fluency in
English is required. Experience in the development of educational materials or curriculum, on-line
teaching, project management, and familiarity with current pedagogical research and IT learning
resources at the post-secondary level will be considered assets.
The appointment will be for 1 year, starting September 1st, 2015, and may be renewable for 1 year
depending on funding availability and performance.
Applicants should submit a resume, statement of teaching interests, and the names and complete
contact information (including phone and email) of three references to:
Head, Department of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
121-1984 Mathematics Road
Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified
persons to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. We
strongly encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply, including women, visible
minorities, people of aboriginal origin, and people with disabilities.
The positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary and title will be commensurate with
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