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University of Agder (UiA)
Professors/Associate Professors in Mathematics Education
University of Agder (UiA)
The University was officially established in 2007, but has a history dating back to 1839, and was formerly known as Agder University College.
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Dec 01
Location: Kristiansand S, Norway
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Professors/Associate Professors in Mathematics Education

The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.

We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.

Professors/Associate Professors in Mathematics Education

The University of Agder invites applications for two full-time permanent positions as Professor in Mathematics Education at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science. Candidates who are evaluated to be within three years of meeting the requirements for a professor appointment, will be considered for appointment as Associate Professor. The positions are located in Kristiansand, Norway. The starting date is negotiable.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences offers bachelor’s and master’s programmes in mathematics, and a master's programme and PhD in mathematics education. The department also contributes to the University’s teacher education programmes. The department offers a joint master-programme with similar research groups at three partner institutions in other Nordic countries. The department has a large and active research group in mathematics education with about 20 fellows on its PhD programme.

The group pursues a variety of research interests in mathematics education from kindergarten to university level focusing on:

(1) inquiry to improve and promote development in mathematics teaching and learning

(2) mathematical modelling and applications

(3) technology and resources for mathematics education.

For more information about the research group see here

The Centre for Research, Innovation and Coordination of Mathematics Teaching(MatRIC), a national Centre for Excellence in Higher Education, established 1 January 2014, is led by the Department of Mathematical Sciences. We envisage that one of the persons appointed will contribute to the work and development of the Centre.

The mathematics education research group has substantial and ongoing experience of leading and contributing to large research projects funded by the EU, the Research Council of Norway, Nordforsk, the Competence Development Fund of Southern Norway, and others. The Department has hosted the Nordic Graduate School in Mathematics Education and contributes actively to the Nordic mathematics education community. Currently the percentage of women in the research group is 37 %.

Requirements

The responsibilities of the positions include teaching, supervision and research in the fields of mathematics education.

Requirements for the position is a PhD in either Mathematics Education or Mathematics.

Applicants with a PhD in Mathematics should be able to demonstrate academic work at least equivalent to doctoral research in Mathematics Education.

Applicants with a PhD in Mathematics Education should demonstrate knowledge of Mathematics up to at least bachelor’s level.

A strong record of scientific publications in mathematics education at an international level is expected.

In addition, it will be an advantage if applicants can give evidence of:

  • Experience in the successful supervision of doctoral research in mathematics education
  • Experience in creation and management of externally funded research projects
  • Leadership and/or administrative experience such as having led a research or developmental project, editor experience, conference organising experience, consultancy work, etc.

Applicants must have a broad expertise in mathematics education aiming at growth and innovation of the field. Particularly relevant areas include:

  • Classroom research and design research
  • Assessment
  • Learning and teaching mathematics with digital technology
  • Methodology of qualitative and/or quantitative research
  • Mathematics teaching and learning in schools and higher education
  • Mathematics teaching and learning in non-mathematical disciplines and in out-of-school settings
  • Development of theoretical foundations
  • Research on mathematics teacher education
  • Appropriate leadership and administrative experience which includes, for example, the leading of research projects

Information about the appointment criteria for a position as Professor/Associate Professor can be found in the Regulations concerning appointment and promotion to teaching and research posts.

The languages of instruction are Norwegian and English. The successful applicant must be proficient in oral and written English. Good knowledge of Norwegian (or another Scandinavian language) is an advantage.

Applicants must be able to document teaching qualifications in the form of university-level teaching seminars or other university teacher education. Applicants who lack formal teacher training qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications, or complete UiA's Foundation Course in Education for University Lecturers, within two years of accepting the appointment.

Personal suitability, good teamwork skills and relevant teaching experience from school or universities will also be evaluated.

The Norwegian public service is committed to reflecting the diversity of society in its workforce, and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position(s), irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability. Applications from female candidates are encouraged, all applications will be evaluated on the basis of experience, publications and other usual measures of scientific endeavour.

The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service, and will be expected to take responsibility for administrative tasks in accordance with current university regulations. Organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected.

Short-listed applicants may be invited for interviews and a demonstration of their teaching qualifications, usually in the form of a trial lecture.

Appointment is made by the University of Agder's Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.

We offer

  • flexible working hours, five weeks of vacation per year
  • a variety of responsibilities in a large, exciting and influential organisation
  • a position with opportunities for personal development in a diverse environment
  • modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
  • a kindergarten is located on campus, and our staff has advantages when applying for childcare. Children have the right of kindergarten from the age of one year

The University of Agder is an open, friendly and professional employer with the vision “co-creation of knowledge”. A Scandinavian way of living support balance between work and leisure.

More about working at UiA.

The position is remunerated within the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1013 Professor, NOK 631 700-922 300 gross per year, or code 1011 Associate Professor, NOK 597 400-713 600 gross per year. In the case of particularly highly qualified applicants, a higher salary may be considered. A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.

Application

Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link “Apply for this job”. The following documentation should be uploaded as an attachment with the online application:

  • Copies of diplomas and references
  • Complete list of scientific publications
  • Abstract of doctoral thesis
  • Copies of selected scientific publications (no more than 10)

The applicants are fully responsible for submitting complete documentation before the closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process.

Closing date: 01.12.18

For further information please contact Head of Department Associate Professor Ingvald Erfjord, tel.: +47 38 15 47 78, e-mail: ingvald.erfjord@uia.no , Professor Simon Goodchild, tel.: +47 38 14 17 60, e-mail: simon.goodchild@uia.no, or Assistant Head of Department Elna Svege, tel.: +47 38 14 17 78, e-mail: elna.svege@uia.no.

In accordance with §25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. The applicants will be advised of the University's intention to exercise this right.

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