The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has an opening for a postdoctoral position for an NSF funded project CAREER: Investigation of Beginning Teachersâ Expertise to Teach Mathematics via Reasoning and Proof ; PI Orly Buchbinder. This longitudinal project explores the professional development of beginning teachers by following the graduates of UNHâs Mathematics Education program for three years. The project investigates how beginning teachersâ knowledge, dispositions and practices related to integrating reasoning and proof evolve over time. The project will develop theoretical and empirical models of professional development of beginning teachers taking into consideration the effects of sociocultural contexts and support structures, such as participation in online professional learning community (PLC). The postdoctoral fellow responsibilities include: â¢Collecting and managing qualitative and quantitative data: conducting semi-structured interviews, classroom observations and administering surveys â¢Analyzing data with qualitative and quantitative tools â¢Interacting with interns (including supervision), beginning teachers, cooperating teachers, administrators and students at local schools â¢Contributing to developing and running PLC around integration of reasoning and proof in teaching mathematics â¢Mentoring (co-mentoring) graduate students â¢Writing for publications and presenting research findings at conferences and professional meetings The position includes opportunities to teach (co-teach) mathematics or / and mathematics education courses at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
â¢ Doctoral degree in Mathematics Education (specialization in secondary or tertiary education) or closely related field â¢ Experience in conducting qualitative research â¢ Ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously, assuming responsibility â¢ Mobility for reaching local schools (valid driverâs license)
Internal Number: PF0428FY20
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The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.