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PhD Candidate in Mathematics Education position with NORWEGIAN College OF SCIENCE & Technology – NTNU

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About the placement

We have a emptiness for a PhD applicant in arithmetic instruction at the Section of Trainer Instruction

The Department of Teacher Training has about 400 staff members and has trainer training plans for key and secondary schooling with somewhere around 4000 learners. The division has a broad continuing instruction portfolio for teachers and principals and gives bachelor, master’s, and integrated master’s degrees. Numerous programmes are given in collaboration with other elements of NTNU. The Norwegian Centre for Arithmetic Instruction, The Norwegian Centre for Crafting Education and Investigation are in just the office. The Department of Teacher Education (and NTNU) is the host institution for the Norwegian National Analysis Faculty in Trainer Training (NAFOL). The section has considerable study activity and PhD training associated to investigation on university and schooling. 

The matter of this PhD investigation is process structure in mathematics schooling which is at the heart of successful arithmetic training and studying.

An endeavor has been manufactured by the project chief to elaborate a (multidimensional) framework. In the recent PhD venture, the tentative framework will be refined and prolonged by collaborating, cooperating and communicating with mathematic academics, lecturers, and arithmetic educators. The effective applicant will conduct a study-dependent collaboration with (a) arithmetic teachers in educational institutions at main and secondary concentrations (b) arithmetic lecturers at tertiary (university) degree, and (c) arithmetic educators. The emphasis will be on conducting semi-structured interviews with these three teams to investigate (a) what principles they think about when coming up with jobs for instructing and exploration reasons, (b) what varieties of responsibilities tackle these rules, and (c) find their comments on the theoretical and realistic facet of the framework. The refined framework primarily based on these interviews will then be further examined by mathematics lecturers, lecturers, and educators to style and design duties for educating mathematics and mathematics education. 

Your instant chief will be Head of arithmetic portion at the Section of Teacher education and learning. 

Obligations of the place

The PhD place provides an exciting chance to get wide working experience and knowledge working on endeavor design and style in mathematics, collaborating with mathematics instructors, lecturers, arithmetic educators and international scientists. The major responsibilities are: 

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  • Total obligatory coursework in the PhD program 
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  • Carry out semi-structured interviews with mathematics lecturers, lecturers, and mathematics educators 
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  • Analyse qualitative knowledge obtained from the interviews, and get the job done with the project leader to refine the tentative framework 
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  • Gathering details with regards to the implementation of the refined framework by arithmetic academics, lecturers, and educator 
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  • Collaborate with some others and co-authoring study papers 
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  • Disseminate project conclusions at nationwide/international critical conferences and 
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  • Finish a PhD thesis, if possible primarily based on referred articles or blog posts printed in the important journals. 
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Essential collection conditions

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  • You need to have a skillfully appropriate track record in mathematics instruction or mathematics 
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  • Your schooling must correspond to a five-12 months Norwegian degree programme, where by 120 credits are obtained at master’s level 
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  • You will have to have a powerful academic qualifications from your previous studies and an common grade from the master’s degree plan, or equivalent education and learning, which is equal to B or greater in contrast with NTNU’s grading scale. If you do not have letter grades from prior scientific studies, you need to have an similarly excellent academic foundation. If you have a weaker grade qualifications, you may be assessed if you can document that you are notably ideal for a PhD training. 
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  • You have to fulfill the needs for admission to the faculty’s doctoral software
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Master’s students who are predicted to comprehensive their master’s diploma reports by summer months 2022 are also encouraged to use. Work will then be postponed until finally the master’s degree is finished. 

The appointment is to be designed in accordance with the regulations in pressure concerning Condition Workers and Civil Servants and Rules regarding the levels of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) and Philosodophiae Doctor (PhD) in inventive research national recommendations for appointment as PhD, article health practitioner and exploration assistant  

Chosen choice standards

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  • A master’s degree in arithmetic instruction is an gain. 
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  • Superb English expertise (published and oral). The candidates from universities outside the house Scandinavia and English-speaking countries are kindly asked for to doc English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Certification in State-of-the-art English or Cambridge Certification of Proficiency in English). 
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  • Fluency in a Scandinavian language will be considered an benefit. 
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Individual traits

The candidate 

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  • is very good at anticipating issues and figuring out sensible answers as well as contradictions and inconsistencies 
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  • develops powerful, practical and practical solutions to challenges 
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  • is good and enthusiastic, even in complicated conditions and 
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  • keeps other people informed, presents distinct and constructive feed-back. 
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Salary and ailments

PhD candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are commonly remunerated at gross from NOK 491 200 for each annum before tax, dependent on skills and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Assistance Pension Fund.

The period of work is 3 decades.

Appointment to a PhD position needs that you are admitted to the PhD programme in Academic Sciences within three months of work, and that you take part in an organized PhD programme in the course of the work time period.

The engagement is to be produced in accordance with the rules in drive concerning State Staff members and Civil Servants, and the functions relating to Regulate of the Export of Strategic Goods, Products and services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the software and attachment are observed to conflict with the standards in the latter regulation will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. Following the appointment you have to assume that there may perhaps be changes in the place of function.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the establishment each day.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the foundation for the assessment need to be in English.

Publications and other scientific do the job need to abide by the application. Remember to observe that applications are only evaluated centered on the information accessible on the application deadline. You need to make sure that your application exhibits obviously how your competencies and working experience meet the standards which are set out above. 

The software must include:

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  • A cover letter where by the applicant describes the personal commitment, summarising scientific function, and how the applicant sees her/his background suitable 
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  • A draft investigate proposal (max. 4 internet pages) for the PhD study, the place the candidate presents her/his personal strategies for the PhD-do the job and how it can be used, dependent on the posture description. This proposal will be neither remaining nor binding for the PhD activities 
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  • CV (summarising instruction, positions, pedagogical practical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying exercise etc) 
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  • Copies of academic educational transcript of history (both bachelor and grasp) 
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  • The documentation of English language proficiency 
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  • A copy of the master’s thesis. If you a short while ago have submitted your master’s thesis, you can connect a draft of the thesis. Documentation of a completed master’s diploma will have to be presented ahead of getting up the position 
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  • Identify and call facts of 3 referees (title, relation to applicant, function e-mail and phone number) and 
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  • Tutorial works – published or unpublished – that you would like to be considered in the evaluation (up to 5 objects). 
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If all, or elements, of your instruction has been taken overseas, we also request you to connect documentation of the scope and high quality of your total training, both of those bachelor’s and master’s schooling, in addition to other larger education and learning. Description of the documentation expected can be found right here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as effectively.

Joint operates will be thought of. If it is challenging to recognize your contribution to joint works, you need to connect a transient description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best skilled, emphasis will be put on training, experience and own and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and prospective will also count in the evaluation of the candidates. 

NTNU is dedicated to following analysis standards for research high-quality in accordance to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment – DORA.

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Functioning at NTNU

NTNU believes that inclusion and diversity is a strength. We want our faculty and staff to reflect Norway’s culturally numerous populace and we consistently seek out to seek the services of the greatest minds. This allows NTNU to maximize productivity and innovation, make improvements to final decision generating processes, raise personnel gratification, contend academically with international prime-rating establishments and carry out our social responsibilities within schooling and research. NTNU emphasizes accessibility and encourages capable candidates to use regardless of gender id, potential standing, periods of unemployment or ethnic and cultural track record. 

The city of Trondheim is a modern-day European town with a loaded cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation money of Norway with a inhabitants of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare condition, such as health care, colleges, kindergartens and over-all equality, is probably the ideal of its sort in the entire world. Professional sponsored working day-care for little ones is simply available. Also, Trondheim presents terrific prospects for education and learning (including international educational facilities) and possibilities to appreciate mother nature, lifestyle and family lifestyle and has very low criminal offense fees and clean air high-quality.

As an employee at NTNU, you have to at all times adhere to the changes that the progress in the topic involves and the organizational improvements that are adopted.

In accordance with The Public Data Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, placement and municipality could be designed general public even if you have requested not to have your title entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any inquiries about the position, be sure to contact Associate Professor Farzad Radmehr, telephone +47 73591897, email: [email protected] 

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please call HR Adviser Aaste Line Strand, e-mail [email protected]

You should submit your software electronically by means of jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Purposes submitted somewhere else will not be regarded as. Diploma Dietary supplement is necessary to attach for European Grasp Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese candidates are needed to give confirmation of Grasp Diploma from China Qualifications Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you have to involve qualified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Remember to refer to the software variety SU-743 when applying.

Application deadline: August 31st, 2022

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Section of Trainer Schooling

The Office of Instructor Training presents a comprehensive assortment of examine programmes for primary and secondary education in Norway.

Our department supports a number of energetic study and growth tasks in mastering, training, and school management and management, as effectively as inventive get the job done. The Department of Instructor Education and learning is section of the School of Social and Academic Sciences at NTNU. We provide an open up and inclusive work ecosystem.  

Deadline 31st August 2022
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Employer NTNU – Norwegian College of Science and Technological innovation
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Municipality Trondheim
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Scope Fulltime
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Period Short-term
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Spot of assistance Kalvskinnet

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