McMaster University, Mathematics & Statistics

Fellowship ID: McMaster-PDFDATAMATH [#20207]
Fellowship Title: Post-Doctoral Fellowship-Applications of Data Science to Math Education
Fellowship Type: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Location: Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Data Science, Math Education
Application Deadline: 2022/07/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/07/04, finished 2022/11/04)
Fellowship Description:    

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applications of Data Science to Math Education. This fellowship provides opportunities to engage in research in close collaboration with Crowdmark  as a MITACS Accelerate  intern.  The goal of this collaboration is to develop a supervised machine learning methodology to construct, and analyze the effectiveness of, an "early intervention" system for students entering university-level Calculus.

The ideal candidate will have interest in statistical machine learning and/or scholarship of teaching and learning, in addition to experience using Python and GitHub. The candidate should have basic experience with data science, with a preference for experience with natural language processing and classification of free response text.

The fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality and selection will be based primarily on the candidate's suitability to the research goals of the existing project. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Junkins at McMaster Univeristy and Dr. James Colliander at Crowdmark.  The projected starting date of the fellowship is September 1, 2022.  This fellowship is a 12-month position with a stipend salary of $50,000 and some additional funding for research expenses. This fellowship does not have a required teaching component.

Candidates are required to apply for this fellowship by using the MathJobs website. Review of applications will begin on 20 July 2022, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.   See our advertisement at Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and at least two letters of recommendation. These letters must be submitted electronically through the MathJobs website (see above). For further information about this fellowship, please contact Dr. Caroline Junkins (

We appreciate all replies to this advertisement, but only applicants under consideration will be contacted. 

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the "Dish With One Spoon" wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. 



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McMaster University
Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics
1280 Main Street West, HH 218
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1