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Post Doctoral Fellowship, Mathematics Education, Werklund School of Education

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Job ID: 13633

Updated: November 14, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Education
Duration: 2 years
Start Date: January 1, 2018
Salary: $67,000.00 per year (plus benefits), plus a research stipend of $2,500 per year

The Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in Mathematics Education.

Job Description:

The Werklund Postdoctoral Scholarship will be part of the “Mathematics Experiences, Images, and Identities” project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Werklund Research Professorship program. Through the gathering and analysis of autobiographical accounts of learning, this project examines Kindergarten to post-secondary students’ images for mathematics, their relationships with mathematics, and their experiences of learning mathematics in Canadian schools and universities. The successful candidate will participate in all relevant facets of the project and take an active role in co-authoring publications based on the findings of the research.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will actively contribute to the research and the intellectual life of Werklund School of Education by:

  • pursuing team-based and independent research activities under the mentorship of Professor Jo Towers
  • presenting and co-presenting research findings at scholarly conferences and other professional meetings
  • publishing (as sole-author and co-author) research findings in well-regarded journals in your area of expertise
  • participating in scholarly presentations and/or workshops at local, national and/or international professional conferences
  • assisting with drafting grant applications as well as conference and manuscript submissions.

In addition, you may (subject to agreement with the faculty mentor):

  • assist in development of events and activities that relate to your research project and interests
  • attend and participate in training opportunities depending on your research interest and career direction
  • provide guidance to graduate student researchers, where appropriate.


  • have been awarded a PhD within the 3 years immediately preceding appointment
  • propose a well-defined research study that closely aligns with the funded research project identified below
  • possess excellent communication skills with the proven ability to work co-operatively with colleagues from a range of different disciplines
  • have a record of publications and previous research experience, including familiarity with conceptual debates and methodological skills.

Application details:  

Potential candidates are invited to forward:

  • a letter of interest (Please state clearly how your research aligns with the research project identified below)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • proof of completion of PhD
  • a copy of two recent peer-reviewed journal/chapter publications or conference presentations
  • three letters of reference.

For further questions regarding the academic program of the Scholarship, please contact: Jo Towers, Werklund Research Professor, For questions relating to employment, salary and benefits, etc., please contact: Laurie McDonald

Applications should be sent electronically in one PDF document to Letters of reference should be sent directly to Professor Towers at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Werklund School of Education visit Careers in the Werklund School of Education.

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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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