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Monday, May 31, 2010

Associate Professor post in Mathematics Education at the University of the Witwatersrand

An Associate Professor post (4-5 year contract in the first instance) is available in Mathematics Education within the Marang Centre for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

Mathematics Education at Wits has an international reputation for excellence. Current research thrusts are focused on:

-         Mathematics knowledge for teaching

-         Teaching and learning mathematics in multilingual classrooms

-         Mathematical literacy

-         Technology in the teaching and learning of mathematics

-         Primary Mathematics

Interested applicants would need: a PhD in the mathematics education; a track record of effective teaching and supervision in the area, or strong potential to perform in these areas; an independent and innovative research record as evidenced by at least 6 publications obtained at the rate of at least one per year; an ability to take a leading role in curriculum innovation and design and in the implementation of new courses. A capacity to attract research funding, and a significant international publication record will be an advantage.

The Associate Professor role offers opportunities to provide intellectual leadership in the field, openings to lead the design, coordination and presentation of courses for post-graduate students, research supervision of students up to PhD level, and leadership in research activities.

Interested applicants can contact Prof Jill Adler ( ) or Prof Hamsa Venkat ( ) for further details and information.

To apply: Submit a letter of motivation, a detailed CV with names, addresses and contact numbers of 3 referees (including email addresses) as well as certified copies of degrees/diplomas and identity document to: Ms Maureen Pudikabekwa ( ), Human Resources Officer, Wits School of Education -Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, Gauteng, South Africa. 

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