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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics Education

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Post doctoral research fellow

Employment Type: Full-time (35 hour week)

Duration: Contracted until 31st December 2022

Remuneration: Level A/B $98K – $130K (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

  • Work with some of the best minds in your field.
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  • Here, your work makes a real difference to people’s lives.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day.
If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why your role matters
The successful applicant will contribute to the research effort of the School of Education, within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. Education at UNSW received the highest possible rating in the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia exercise and is the home of world leading researchers in educational psychology, special and inclusive education, educational leadership, and mathematics education.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working closely with Professor Kim Beswick, will conduct collaborative research in mathematics education (including as part of STEM education), and particularly on professional learning for teachers of mathematics and mathematics related affect. This position is full time and is offered with a blend of working on campus (2-3 days a week) and the remainder days working remotely.

Skills and Experiences

Level A

  • Postgraduate degree (or soon to be awarded) in mathematics education or related education field.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated track record of high-quality research outputs, publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity in mathematics education or a related education field.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate professional learning for teachers of mathematics.
  • Knowledge of equal opportunity principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct interviews and analyse interview data.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.

Level B (in addition to the above)

  • Experience in a postdoctoral position conducting research in mathematics education (including as part of STEM education), and particularly on professional learning for teachers of mathematics and mathematics related affect.
  • Strong track record of high-quality publications and conference presentations relative to opportunity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical methods for the social sciences, including experience with statistical software packages such as SPSS.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Within your application please address the selection criteria which are listed within the position description. 

Download File PD - Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Level AB - EDUC (1).docx

Pre-employment checks are required for this position. 

Please apply online. Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below. 

Contact:

Persa Tzakis

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

p.tzakis@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 12:00pm (AEDT). Please note that due to University shutdown interviews will be taking place in late January 2022.

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

 

 

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