Research Assistantship in Mathematics Education

Boise State University is pleased to announce a doctoral student research assistantship in the Curriculum and Instruction Ed.D. program starting in the fall of 2018. The position will support a newly-funded research project (VCAST) that involves developing video-based online learning modules for prospective secondary mathematics teachers. The application deadline is March 1, 2018. The position involves working with the VCAST project team for up to 20 hours a week during the two 16 week semesters. The position is renewable for three years, with the potential to fund for a fourth.

As a research assistant for the VCAST project you will have opportunities to:

  • work with faculty with diverse areas of expertise including: teacher education, mathematical knowledge for teaching, online learning environments;
  • conduct, present, and publish mathematics education research under the direction of mathematics educators;
  • acquire skills in data management, qualitative and quantitative research methods, and design-based research;
  • build knowledge about prospective teachers’ understanding of students’ ideas involving functional reasoning.

Benefits: The research assistant will receive a full tuition and fee waiver in fall and spring semesters, a stipend of approximately $20,000 for work in the fall and spring semesters, and student health insurance. In addition, shared office space and a laptop computer will be provided.

Read the position announcement for more information.