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Postdoctoral position (2 years) in mathematics education


The Department of Science and Mathematics Education announces a postdoctoral position in mathematics education. Application deadline is 2017-06-15.


Research focus

Mathematics education research concerns teaching and learning of mathematics. Research at Umeå University ( is conducted interdisciplinary within the Umeå mathematics education research centre (UMERC,, which is one of the Nordic countries largest mathematical education research environments.


The research is aimed at mathematics education, but the postdoctor is free to choose the focus and delimitation. The postdoctor is expected to collaborate with one or more of the research groups ( or with individual researchers ( in a substantial part of the work. However, there is also a possibility within the position to carry out individual mathematics education research projects.



Qualifying is the one who has obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate, and has documented experience from mathematics education research or from adjoining research relevant to employment. Applicants with a doctorate received no more than three years before the end of the application period are prioritised, unless special reasons exist (e.g. parental leave).


The applicant should be able to conduct research independently as well as in collaboration with others and to write scientific publications. Good knowledge of English, in both speech and writing, is a requirement. Experience from mathematics teaching or other mathematics education-related activities is meritorious.



The postdoctor will, in collaboration with other researchers from different disciplines, participate in all phases of research: planning, experimental design, data collection, analysis and scientific writing. The postdoctor is expected to participate actively in the institutional and UMERC research environments.


The employment is full-time in two years. Starting date is 2017-09-01 or by agreement.



The application must contain:

  1. Personal letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications and competence areas and the interest in the employment (maximum two pages).
  2. Curriculum Vitae including the date of doctoral thesis, title of dissertation, name of supervisor, former academic posts, academic title, current employment, academic awards, and any committee assignments.
  3. Full publication list. No more than 10 scientific publications, attached to the application.
  4. Brief summary of current research as well as a brief plan for expected activities within the applied postdoctoral position (maximum of two pages).
  5. 5 Diploma and, if necessary, certificate of leave due to illness, parental leave, etc.
  • 1 Name and contact details for at least two reference persons.


If you are looking for multiple positions with different diary numbers, you must send a complete application per position.


The application must be made via the MyNetwork Pro e-recruitment system and be received by 2017-06-15.



Prefect Helena Näs,, 090-7869558

Professor Johan Lithner,, 090-7866908


Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-911-17
  • Helena Näs, 090-786 95 58
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 12.May.2017
Last application date 15.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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