Outreach fellow (maths and stats) @ Melb Uni

You will be expected to develop a first year elective subject in the Bachelor of Arts, as well as develop and coordinate enrichment programs for talented secondary school students. You will also coordinate general outreach programs for the purpose of promoting mathematics and statistics, and liaise and form networks with external organisations in developing, coordinating and delivering these activities.

Closing Date: 25th October

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Chair in Math and Stat Science @ Bristol Uni

The University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a number of Chairs in any areas of Mathematics or Statistical Science, who will be based in one of five newly established research institutes in the School of Mathematics: the Institute for Applied Mathematics, the Institute of Mathematical Physics, the Institute for Pure Mathematics, the Institute for Probability, Analysis and Dynamics, and the Institute for Statistical Science.

Closing Date: 4th Dec

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Developing your philosophy of teaching statement @ Charles Sturt Uni

Whether you are interested in developing your philosophy of teaching statement as part of the HERDSA Portfolio, or because you wish to understand more about your own approach to teaching and learning. This session is for you.

In this 2-hour workshop we take you through understanding more about your philosophy of teaching and take you through the process of writing your statement. You will leave the workshop with a rough outline, which you can then fill out and refine in your own time.

Date: 9th Nember 4:30-7:00 pm

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Lecturer Mathematics @ Zhejiang Uni

  1. He/She who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching. There can be a reduction of teaching in the first 3 years.
  2. He/She who holds this position should be engaged in high-level research, implement new developments in the academic discipline set up the original theoretical and practical researches or key technologies, enhance his/her own international academic influence and to become an internationally active academic member.

Closing date: 11th December

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Lecturer Statistics @ Greenwich Uni

As a member of staff you will be required to contribute to the Department’s teaching activity through the teaching and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Statistics. You will be actively engaged in research. Applications from candidates who can contribute to, or complement, the existing research activity in the Department are actively encouraged.
The successful candidate will be expected to have a keen interest in delivering excellent teaching, and be able to demonstrate creativity and innovation in curriculum and assessment design.They will be committed to the pastoral care and academic support of students. They will be expected to carry out administrative duties to a high standard and contribute to the Department’s outreach activities.

Closing Date: 24th October

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Embedded Academic Language and Learning- Ways of Being and Ways of Working

The most sustainable method to embed ALL in the curriculum should be systematic across a degree program rather than ad hoc. It is through language we think about an idea, read about it and evaluate it so analysis and communication are inextricably entwined. As many of these skills are acquired and ‘naturalised’ to seem almost intuitive, academics sometimes find it difficult to separate skill from knowledge. In order to teach academic skills explicitly, embedding academic language and learning (ALL) into a program enables students to develop their understanding of the discourse of the disciplines as part of their learning in higher education. Given that some Business Schools in Australian universities have or wish to have AACSB[1] accreditation, it is fortuitous that ALL educators can leverage off this process which includes a review of assessments, course mapping, assurance of learning and a review of CLO and SLOs, to clearly identify where ALL input can be most effective.
Date: 10th November
Where: University of Sydney
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Work Skill Development for WIL and Employability: 3rd Webinar in advance of I-MELT

Join presenters from the Universities of New South Wales and Wollongong in a webinar on ‘Using the Work Skill Development Framework – Examples of Practice’

The Work Skill Development (WSD) Framework, developed By Dr Sue Bandaranaike at James Cook University, has been used since 2009 for WIL contexts as varied as Geography & Engineering, Business and Nursing. This webinar will focus on practical applications of the WSD to make explicit the thinking processes and language used in workplaces and for enhancing student and graduate employment prospects.

This is the third webinar on the series on the various uses of the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (www.melt.edu.au).

Short papers on this theme are available on the I-MELT conference website www.rsd.edu.au/i-melt/papers/

Reading the abstracts of these in advance will be a great warm-up for the webinar.

See https://reskidev.wordpress.com/ for discussions on this theme and other MELT themes such as Evidenced Based Decision Making

Date: Friday 20 October, 1 hour
2.30 pm Central Daylight time
3.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
2.00 pm Eastern Standard time
12.00 noon WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)

URL: https://adelaide.zoom.us/j/933991892

The Zoom platform is web-based and user friendly
Equipment: A headset is good for speaking quality, but not essential- you may just want to text chat or observe.

Please run a sound-check within Zoom before commencement time. Click on the arrow next to the mic icon, bottom left, choose ‘Audio options’ and click ‘Test computer mic and speakers’.
This is the third webinar in a series to discuss I-MELT themes based on the short papers for presentations before the conference www.i-melt.edu.au

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Informed learning: a narration

In this salon conversation, Christine Bruce, author of Informed Learning, will read the narratives underpinning the book’s chapters. The intention is to reveal the narrative thread which reflects a journey of the scholarship of learning and teaching. In the course of that journey, two new academics engage in learning and teaching innovation, securing their own professional development, and creating unexpected opportunities for colleagues and the wider university in the process. Informed learning is a way of thinking about the educational process in terms of using information to learn. Information is often the hidden element in curriculum…present, critical, not always explicitly recognised. Thinking in terms of informed learning provides a language and an approach that highlights the role of information in the learning process, encouraging all members of the learning community to be aware of that role, and benefit from it. The narratives will serve as openers to discussion about the experience of learning and teaching with attention to information environments.

Date: 26th October

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Australian Algebra Conference

The aim of the annual Australian Algebra Conference is to foster communication between algebraists in Australia. We interpret algebra broadly, including areas such as topological algebra, algebraic logic, graph theory and coding theory. The conference is run by the Australian Algebra Group, which is a special interest group of the Australian Mathematical Society.
Date: 27 – 29 November
Where: University of Technology, Sydney
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Learning and teaching seminar @ UNSW

This year’s UNSW Visiting Teaching Fellow in the school is Margaret Clemson who came to us from Kincoppal-Rose Bay School. At our seminar on 20th October she will reflect on her time here as Visiting Teaching Fellow. Please note the time of 3pm, to be followed by further discussion over wine and cheese in the staff common room.

Title: Reflections on my Year as Visiting Teaching  Fellow: what I have learnt and what I would like to do with my knowledge from my time here.
Speaker: Margaret Clemson

Time and place: 3pmFriday October 20th, RC-4082.

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Lecturer in Mathematics @ Bristol University

We are looking for world-class researchers in any areas of pure mathematics, including those currently not represented in the School. The successful candidate will be based at the Institute for Pure Mathematics or the Institute for Probability, Analysis and Dynamics. The post-holder will be responsible for her or his own research programme, carry out appropriate administrative tasks and deliver excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Closing Date: 27th November

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Education lecturer in mathematics @ Chalres Sturt Uni

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mathematics the appointee will be teaching focussed, as such will teach in subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for internal and online students which will focus on a range of mathematic subjects including Secondary Mathematics. This role will involve subject administration and course support.

Closing Date: 31st October

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Lecturer in Statistics @ Melb Uni

The applicant is expected to undertake high-level theoretical and methodological research in an area of modern mathematical statistics, leading to a vigorous research program. They should also have a strong commitment to teaching and the supervision of research students. Teaching will occur within the School of Mathematics and Statistics undergraduate and MSc programs and the applicant will be expected to teach statistics to a variety of different audiences. They are also required to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in statistics. The University of Melbourne provides a wide range of opportunities for exciting research collaborations within the School, wider University, as well as externally. There will be the opportunity to undertake external consulting. The successful applicant will be expected to undertake administrative tasks for the School.

Closing date: 30th November

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Professor of Mathematics and Head of Department @ Warwick University

Warwick Mathematics Institute seeks a new Head to continue to develop and advance the quality of its education and research. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Professor of Mathematics on an indefinite basis and will have a strong research and leadership profile. The appointment as Head will be for three years in the first instance, with an option to extend.

Closing date: 30th October

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Webinar: MELTing to drive evidence based decision making

Join presenters from four Higher Education institutions in South Australia for a webinar on their various uses and adaptions of the Models of Engaged Learning and Teaching (MELT)for Evidence based decision making.

See www.melt.edu.au for details on the MELT.

Date: Friday 6 October, 1 hour
12.30 pm Central Daylight time
1.00 pm Eastern Daylight time
12.00 pm Eastern Standard time
10.00 am WA
(+10.30 GMT/Universal time)
URL: https://adelaide.zoom.us/j/602861578

The Zoom platform is web-based and user friendly
Equipment: A headset is good for speaking quality, but not essential- you may just want to text chat or observe.
Please run a sound-check within Zoom before commencement time. Click on the arrow next to the mic icon, bottom left, choose ‘Audio options’ and click ‘Test computer mic and speakers’.

Further information john.willison@adelaide.edu.au

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Improve student access, participation and success (online learning)

HERDSA ACT Branch is invites you to a presentation by Dr Cathy Stone, Conjoint Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle.

Opportunity through online learning: Improving student access, participation and success in higher education

Registration is free – visit our Eventbrite page to register, or the Herdsa – ACT Branch Facebook page for more information.

Further information https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/opportunity-through-online-learning-tickets-37792984835

When: 2:00 – 4:00 October 6th

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FYiMaths in NZ!

The NZ FYiMaths group was established in 2017 by academics from the University of Auckland and Massey University.

If you would like more information about the group contact fyimaths@math.auckland.ac.nz.

Upcoming NZ Workshops

Our first New Zealand FYiMaths sub-group is a 2 hour workshop at the NZ Association of Maths Teacher (NZAMT) Conference http://www.nzamt2017.com/.  The workshop “Seeing the future: First Year Mathematics at University, the challenges faced by lecturers and students in an ever-changing landscape” is on Thursday 5th October 2017.

We will also run an FYiMaths session during the new Zealand Maths Society (NZMS) Colloquium in December.

Date: 5th October

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities @ Massey Uni

We are seeking a suitable candidate for a postdoctoral fellow position who will be a contributing team member in the Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities (DMIC) project.

The essence of this project is a model of ambitious mathematics teaching founded in equity and social justice, which incorporates an advanced form of complex instruction. The focus has been on developing teacher expertise, culturally responsive learning, pedagogical leadership, what it takes to develop in-class mentoring expertise, and conditions for sustainability and ongoing improvement. This approach drives the kind of productive collaboration that is critical for accelerated achievement in mathematics’ classrooms and in communities of learning.

Closing Date: 23rd October

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Growth Mindsets @ Syndey/Melbourne

The sayings “I can’t do Maths” or “I’m not any good at Maths” get thrown around all too often. For some reason, many people feel that an understanding of mathematics is something that you are either born with, or you are not – whereas research shows that this isn’t, in fact, the case and that everyone can learn mathematics! In this workshop, we will explore the concept of growth mindsets and how to develop these beliefs within
your students. Attendees will be provided with a number of engaging activities that they can use within their classroom the very next day to develop students’ confidence and perception of themselves within Mathematics. We will cover everything from rich learning tasks to developing good classroom habits and routines for developing growth mindsets. We will also spend some time in the workshop exploring ready made online
resources, such as Maths Pathway, which can be used to develop growth mindsets within students and make differentiating the curriculum effective and achievable for classroom teachers.

Date: 24th October (Sydney) and 2nd November (Melbourne)

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Lecturer in Mathematics @ Uni Queensland

The primary purpose of these positions is to conduct and lead the academic efforts associated with the continued development, delivery, monitoring and improvement of this compulsory core course, with a particular regard to facilitating involvement from experts across a diverse range of science discipline areas. This will include in-class teaching, course coordination, responding to student feedback, updating teaching resources, supervising tutors, setting and grading assessment, working with academic staff from across the faculty, and acting as an advocate for the courses in a range of contexts. The appointees will also perform administrative and other activities associated with the School and Faculty, and will be expected to engage in research and/or other appropriate activities in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Closing Date: 18th October

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