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Science Education Postdoctoral Researcher
Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative

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) (, 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
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2

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 qualifications and experience.

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