[Maths-Education] Positions at Exeter University - including Maths Education

Paul Ernest P.Ernest at exeter.ac.uk
Wed Mar 21 17:38:59 GMT 2007

Dear Colleague

The School of Education & Lifelong Learning 
at Exeter University is currently recruiting staff at all 
levels including Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate 
Professor / Professor, across a range of subjects including 
Mathematics Education. The nominal closing date for the 
advertised positions of L/SL/AP is 2nd April 2007 (although 
the search for good chairs, not mentioned in adverts, goes 

Although Mathematics Education is not specified in current 
advertisesments, and neither is the possibility of 
appointment at full Professor level, I have the 
assurance of the head of school that good candidates at any 
level will be taken very seriously because of our current 
staff shortage in this area following the retirement of 
many persons including Prof. David Burghes and myself 
(I'm current only 0.33 FTE at present, but committed to 
working here indefinitely).

The School of Education & Lifelong Learning is buoyant 
having appointed 3 new professors recently as well as other 
excellent staff. We have some major research projects and 
journals based here and are looking strong for the RAE. We 
have a large UG education degree (non-qts), a large PGCE 
cohort, as well as many MEd/MSc/EdD/PhD students in 
Mathematics Education, both UK/EU and international.

Exeter is a great place to live, with a good cultural 
life given the size of the city, including an 'art 
house' cinema, other cinemas, theatres, concerts in the 
cathedral, etc. The quality of life is excellent and of 
course the moors and sea are only minutes away. London can 
be reached by train in just over 2 hrs, and the cheap 
regional airline FlyBe centred on Exeter flies to many 
destinations including the hubs Amsterdam and Paris. The 
down side is that many people recognize the desirability of 
moving here so house prices are no longer cheap. However 
you can still get houses for under 150K.

Currently there are 5 Mathematics Education staff, 2 FT and 
3 PT (including myself and another early retired 
colleague). One FT person is primary maths (Carol Murphy), 
and the other FT person is a research fellow whose teaching 
load will increase from to 100% over 4 years (Jane 
Lawrence). You might know both of them from national 
conferences, etc. So there is a small community of 
mathematics educators.

This is a great opportunity for a mathematics educator to 
move here to a middle or senior level position, and help 
shape the growth of the institution in this area.

If you have any informal questions about the place I will 
be very happy to help in any way I can. But if you are 
interested in applying for a position at L/SL/AP you should 
do it soon.

My motive for putting this out is simple. Exeter has an 
international reputation for Mathematics Education and I 
am sorry to see this light dimming  - I would like to see 
it reinvigorated, and I would enjoy the  stimulation of new 
blood here!

The place has been great for me, and could be for you too!

Please think about it!

Emeritus Professor Paul Ernest    
Leader of Masters and Doctoral Degree Programmes in
Mathematics Education    Phone: +44-1392-264796
University of Exeter     Tel Messages: +44-1392-264972
School of Education & LL Fax: +44-1392-264736 
Heavitree Road           Email: p.ernest at ex.ac.uk 
Exeter  EX1 2LU, UK      Web: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~PErnest/

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