FYiMaths Annual Workshop

A reminder that the deadline for abstract submissions has now passed, but we would like more presentations.

If you are intending to present at the workshop, can you please email the title of your talk to me directly

dmking@unimelb.edu.au

by COB Friday 23 June so that I can prepare the program.

It would also be really helpful if you could register your attendance too so that we can finalise arrangements.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fyimaths-annual-workshop-2017-tickets-35104528590

The workshop will be held in

Melbourne on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017.

It is a good time for us to discuss our impressions of the latest STEM education recommendations that have just been announced and how we might respond to them.

If you have not yet seen the STEM recommendations that came out earlier today, you can find them at

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Employment_Education_and_Training/Innovationandcreativity/Report_-_Innovation_and_creativity/section?id=committees%2Freportrep%2F024036%2F24305

I hope to see many of you in July.

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FYiMaths NSW Workshop this week

Don’t forget the next FYiMaths NSW workshop will be held on Thursday the 22nd of June, 2017 at Western Sydney University.

The theme is:

Mathematical cavities: what do we want our students to know, how do we know what they know and what they don’t know, and how can we help them once we do know what they don’t know?

Date: Thursday the 22nd of June, 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm (arrive 9:30 for tea, coffee and networking).

Venue: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus, Victoria Rd Rydlemere.

Registration is free. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/u4ymfMADerRs4PxW2

A dinner will be held after at the Thai Garden House, 526 Church St, North Parramatta (dinner at your own cost).

If you have any queries or would like to submit an abstract for presentation, please email Leanne (l.rylands@westernsydney.edu.au) or Don (D.Shearman@westernsydney.edu.au).

 

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Registration is now open

Hi Everyone

Please Register for the 5th Annual FYiMaths annual workshop here

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fyimaths-annual-workshop-2017-tickets-35104528590

The workshop will be held in

Melbourne on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017.

More details can be found in the post date 13 May below

I hope to see you soon!

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FYiMaths NSW Workshop

The next FYiMaths NSW workshop will be held on Thursday the 22nd of June, 2017 at Western Sydney University.

The theme is:

Mathematical cavities: what do we want our students to know, how do we know what they know and what they don’t know, and how can we help them once we do know what they don’t know?

Date: Thursday the 22nd of June, 2017

Time: 10am to 5pm (arrive 9:30 for tea, coffee and networking).

Venue: Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus, Victoria Rd Rydlemere.

Registration is free. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/u4ymfMADerRs4PxW2

A dinner will be held after at the Thai Garden House, 526 Church St, North Parramatta (dinner at your own cost).

If you have any queries or would like to submit an abstract for presentation, please email Leanne (l.rylands@westernsydney.edu.au) or Don (D.Shearman@westernsydney.edu.au).

 

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FYiMaths Annual Workshop 2017

We are happy to announce that the 5th FYiMaths Annual Workshop will be held in Melbourne on

Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July 2017.

We have decided that this year we will not have a particular theme, and we invite you to submit an abstract on any issue that may be of interest to the group (for example, preparation of students, mathematics support, the Australian curriculum, problem-based learning, graduate skills development in mathematics, extending the high achievers).

I am particularly interested in hearing from those who feel that the FYiMaths network has helped them in their teaching practice or professional development. Tell us your story!

If you do have a particular interest or suggestion for a themed session, please do let me know.

The program will be available in due course, but for now to help with your travel arrangements, we will start at 10am each day (to allow for those of you travelling) and will finish at 3pm on the Friday.

Please send your abstracts to

fyimathsproject@gmail.com

by 13 June 2017.

 

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all in July.

Deb

 

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Learning and Teaching Innovation Research Assistant @ Uni of Melbourne

In the position of Learning and Teaching Innovation Research Assistant, you will sit within the School of Mathematics and Statistics in the Learning and Teaching Innovation Group, whose focus is to:

  1. develop innovative teaching methods to enhance students’ learning;
  2. explore the possible inclusion of technology in existing subjects, if appropriate;
  3. conduct evidence based research of the effectiveness of teaching practices;
  4. support excellence in learning and teaching through professional development; and
  5. develop collaborative learning and teaching projects with the broader mathematical community.

More information here.

Applications close 1 June 2017.

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5 May 2017: Seminar, Ana Zumalacarregui @ UNSW

Title: Optimization with bubbles
Speaker: Dr Ana Zumalacarregui (UNSW Sydney)
Time: 4pm, Friday 5th May
Place: RC-4082, School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW

Abstract:
The School is involved in many dissemination activities to promote and engage students in Mathematics. It is always interesting to find creative ways to explore mathematical concepts and to challenge intuition.

I will present in a playful way an activity that I prepared to introduce the concept of optimization using bubbles and soap films. It consists in a series of materials that will allow us to gain some intuition on the Isoperimetric problem, optimization of paths or minimal surfaces, among some other questions. The seminar will be quite interactive and I would love to get your feedback to improve the activity for future uses in the School.

About the Speaker: Ana was Born in Madrid, Spain. She completed her PhD in 2015 under the supervision of Javier Cilleruelo at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. She has been a postdoc at UNSW since 2015, where she collaborates with Igor Shparlinski. Ana’s research focuses on additive and combinatorial number theory and, until now, follows two different lines:
– Concentration and distribution of solutions to equations in congruences
– Additive and arithmetical structures in random sets.

She deeply enjoys discussing about mathematics and science and for that reason she is involved in all sorts of dissemination activities.

 

Please join us after the seminar for wine and cheese and refreshments in the staff common room, Red Centre Building, RC-3082.

Seminar co-coordinator: Diana Combe: diana@unsw.edu.au

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Professors of Mathematics and Statistics @ Uni of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle’s vision is to stand as a global leader, creating a better future for its regions through innovation, impact, and a commitment to excellence and equity.  With the University’s next major initiative being the development of a STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) Precinct, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences will play a key part in delivering this strategy.

The School has a reputation for the quality of its research, especially the breakthroughs it has provided in areas such as Categorical Data Analysis and Visualisation, Organic Electronics, and Zero-Dimensional Symmetry. Given the University’s four Global Impact Clusters, there are extensive opportunities for working across disciplines and engaging with industry.  Excellence applies equally to the quality of the education experience for students.

Under the leadership of the newly appointed Pro Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, Professor Lee Smith, the School is now looking to appoint the next generation of high calibre research and teaching academics.  The School is seeking a Professor of Mathematics, a Professor of Applied Mathematics and a Professor of Data Science.  The University is also seeking to make a number of supporting appointments at the Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer levels, marking an exciting period in the School’s development.

For a confidential conversation, please contact Jenny Sutton of Odgers Berndtson Executive Search on +61 (0) 2 8905 3721.

For information on one of the roles, please email:
Professor of Mathematics                          UONmaths@odgersberndtson.com
Professor of Applied Mathematics         UONappmaths@odgersberndtson.com
Professor of Data Science                           UONdata@odgersberndtson.com

Applications close Friday 12 May 2017.

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2 Postdoc Positions in Statistics @ UNSW, Sydney

  • A$89K – A$95K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • 2 Years fixed-term
  • Full time position

There are 2 positions available, one being in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, Faculty of Science and the other in the School of Economics at the UNSW Business School.  Both positions will have the opportunity to interact with members of both Schools.

These positions are supported by, and are an integral part of ACEMS – the Australian Centre of Excellence of Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers in Big Data, Data Models and New Insights –  a multi-institution research centre for leading research in mathematics, statistics and machine learning.  See http://www.acems.org.au for further info.

The appointees will undertake collaborative and self-directed research on methods for the analysis of large and complex datasets, and their application.  Methodological development is expected to be wide ranging, but will involve techniques such as symbolic data analysis, methods for computationally intractable likelihood functions (such as pseudo-marginal methods, approximate Bayesian computation and synthetic likelihoods), variational Bayes and non-parametric methods.  Applications will include (but are not limited to) large panel datasets, satellite imagery and complex and non-standard ecological and environmental datasets, and evidence accumulation models for decision making in psychology and business.

More information here.

Applications close 5 May 2017.

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Lecturer in Mathematics @ Maynooth University, Ireland

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has eighteen academic staff and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, based on its research strengths in Statistics, Algebra and Number Theory, Geometric Analysis, and Mathematics Education, in a vibrant learning environment.

 

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in Mathematics. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/ She will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

More information here.

Applications close 21 May 2017.

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Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics @ Oxford Brookes Uni, UK

Oxford Brookes University is seeking to appoint the founding Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics. The new School is being created from the merger of the existing departments of Computing and Communication Technologies and Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences and will have around 1000 students and 60 academic staff.

The Head will be responsible for all aspects of the School’s work and will join the University at a particularly exciting time as the School will be relocating to a new building on the Headington campus by 2021/22. We have a clear vision for this new building and the transformational changes to teaching and learning that will be achieved. The Head of School will play a central role in developing detailed plans for the building and leading the change agenda.

More information here.

Applications close 8 May 2017.

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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Mathematics @ University College Dublin, Ireland

The Beijing-Dublin International College (BDIC) is a recognized college of BJUT and UCD, offering several degree programmes including a four-year bachelor degree in finance, the B.Comm. (Finance), and a B.Sc. in Economics and Finance. The programmes are delivered through the medium of the English language.  The present academic post arises in connection with this development and represents an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to be involved in the evolution of degree programmes within this initiative.

The successful candidate will undertake teaching duties within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, both in Dublin and in Beijing, and will support and develop the School’s research activities. It is expected that the successful candidate will be resident in Beijing for one semester (approximately 18 weeks) and perhaps for up to half a year (26 weeks).

More information here.

Applications close 4 May 2017.

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Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics @ Deakin Uni, Melbourne

The Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Mathematics will be required to undertake research, teach, and publish in the area of Mathematics.

This will include:

  • Making a significant contribution within their specific areas of research, scholarship or creative activity.
  • Demonstrating excellent scholarly learning and teaching across all levels and modes (including for example in the cloud and in clinical settings) with an emerging reputation at the national level.
  • Making a significant contribution to the moderation and maintenance of academic standards, and the development of course and unit curriculum that exemplifies Deakin’s curriculum framework, and meets external requirements such as the Higher Education Standards Framework and professional accreditation.
  • Making a significant contribution to the implementation of the University’s Strategic Agenda.

More information here.

Applications close 23 April 2017.

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Senior Lecturer in Secondary Mathematics Education @ Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and high quality mathematics education teacher educator.

You will be contributing to teaching, tutoring and assessment in Secondary Initial Teacher Education ensuring a high quality experience for those involved in the range of programmes on which you are working. The post holder will be primarily responsible for teaching mathematics education for Secondary and 7-14 phase student teachers.

More information here.

Applications close 4 May 2017.

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Learning Advisor @ MESH, Western Sydney Uni

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning Transformations) is looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Learning Advisor to work in the Mathematics Education and Support Hub (MESH). The successful applicant will work with members of the MESH team to address the University priority of supporting the academic numeracy, mathematics and statistics development needs of students in the context of their disciplinary studies. Under the direction of the Head of MESH, the position will work closely with academic staff across the University to:

  • Support numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics in the curriculum and in Western Sydney University Schools;
  • Provide advice to Western Sydney University Schools to support and assist in strategic initiatives in the area of academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics;
  • Liaise with Deputy Deans and Directors of Academic Programs to identify strategies for providing academic numeracy, basic mathematics and statistics support to students across year levels.

The position requires skills for identifying strategies for improving curriculum and assessment and delivery to support students’ academic numeracy needs. The successful applicant will have experience in numeracy, mathematics or statistics education, a high degree of initiative, decision making and communication skills. Although the position will be based on Parramatta Campus, the position holder will be expected to travel to other campuses in the course of their work.

More information here.

Applications close 12 May 2017.

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Lecturer in Applied Mathematics @ Uni of Melbourne

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to expand its expertise in applied mathematics.

The successful applicant is expected to undertake high-level research in applied mathematics, leading to a vigorous research program in computational mechanics. 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 mathematics and its applications to a variety of audiences. They are also required to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in applied mathematics.

More information here.

Applications close 15 May 2017.

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Lecturer in Graph Theory @ Uni of Melbourne

The School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Melbourne is seeking to expand its expertise in graph theory.

The successful applicant is expected to undertake high-level research in graph theory. He or she should also have a strong commitment to teaching and 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 mathematics and its applications to a variety of audiences. The successful applicant is also required to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels in graph theory.

More information here.

Applications close 15 May 2017.

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Indigenous STEM Education Research Assistant @ CSIRO

The Indigenous STEM Education Project supports pathways that improve the participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Mathematics) subjects and consists of six program elements: Inquiry for Indigenous Science Students (I2S2), PRIME Futures, Science Pathways, ASSETS, Indigenous STEM Awards, and Bachelor of Science (Extended). While all programs have internal program monitoring processes, the project also conducts an evaluation of the program elements and the project as a whole, which is  consistent with the project’s Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.

As a Research Assistant in this project, you will work under the supervision of the Research Coordinator and closely with Program Leaders.  You will be responsible for key tasks related to the implementation of the evaluation’s mixed methods research approach. This mixed methods approach aims to triangulate data from multiple sources including surveys, case studies, program monitoring data, and jurisdictional data.  You will be required to contribute to the development and implementation of research methods and tools, write ethics and jurisdictional applications, and undertake data analysis, report writing and publication.  This role will involve local and interstate travel, as required.

More information here.

Applications close 18 April 2017.

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Maths Teacher – 0.7 Load @ Melbourne

anzuk work with a leading independent boys school in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs. The schools prides itself on offering the very best for its students and seeks a highly accomplished Teacher to join their Mathematics faculty.

The successful teacher will be required to teach year 8-10 Mathematics.

More information here.

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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer – Mathematics Education @ Swinburne, Melbourne

We invite a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to join us and contribute to teaching and research efforts in the discipline of tertiary mathematics education within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, which has a strong culture of research excellence. You will contribute to supporting our students through the Maths and Stats Help (MASH) Centre and new pedagogies and programs. You will also mentor and counsel students on academic matters, and will supervise honours, masters and PhD students.

More information here.

Applications close 21 April 2017.

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