Postdocs & Other Research Positions & Fellowships

Postdoctoral Positions, Research Positions, and Fellowships

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Postdoctoral Positions

  • University of Florida – The Lastinger Center for Learning, an education innovation hub within UF’s College of Education, is seeking a Post-Doctoral Mathematics Content Developer to provide creative leadership, technical expertise, and research-based mathematics content development for teachers. The post doc’s main assignment will be the development of the Math Matrix content. The post doc’s will draw on their experience and expertise in mathematics content and instruction, including strategies to promote equity for and engagement of all learners, to lead the design of virtual professional learning modules for teachers of mathematics. (Position opened September 14, 2021; open until filled)
  • University of Florida – The Lastinger Center for Learning, an education innovation hub within UF’s College of Education, is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to collaborate with the PDPD Study team in professional development design, qualitative data collection, data analysis, and presentation and publication of results. The purpose of the PDPD Study is to develop a personalized, scalable professional development approach that centers on and builds from algebra teachers’ practices and individual strengths. The project will focus its PD efforts on instructional actions that are tailored to teachers’ existing practice, can be readily adopted, and are easily accessible. We are looking for a qualified post-doc with experience in the areas of secondary mathematics education and qualitative research methodologies. (Position opened September 14, 2021; open until filled)
  • Vanderbilt University – Applicants are invited to apply for a two year, full-time postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development in Nashville, TN under the mentorship of Dr. Ilana Horn. The Postdoctoral Researcher will support a research-practice partnership project focusing on supporting experienced mathematics teachers’ learning about ambitious and equitable instruction through a video-based coaching intervention. (Application review will begin January 15, 2022)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute – Worcester Polytechnic Institute is seeking an E-TRIALS Post-Doc/Research Scientist. E-TRIALS (Ed Tech Research Infrastructure To Advance Learning Science) is a joint project between the Worcester Polytechnic Institute and The ASSISTments Foundation (TAF) that leverages ASSISTments to support researchers to create randomized controlled trials that strengthen the science of learning. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.)

Research Positions

  • WestEd – WestEd’s Mathematics Area is seeking a Senior Research Associate in Mathematics Education to work with a team of researchers, developers, and technical assistance providers on projects focused on improving teaching and learning for secondary and adult basic education students. This work includes designing, implementing, and refining curriculum and professional development programs for these populations; leading study tasks, such as recruitment, implementation, analysis, and reporting; and leading and contributing to proposals. The position also involves serving on the Mathematics Area’s Senior Leadership Team to help shape the direction of a growing portfolio of work. (Applications due Monday, August 9th, 2021)
  • WestEd – WestEd’s Mathematics Area is seeking a Research Associate in Mathematics Education to work with a team of researchers, developers, and technical assistance providers on projects focused on improving teaching and learning for secondary and adult basic education students. This work focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and professional development programs for these populations; contributing to study tasks, such as recruitment, implementation, analysis, and reporting; and  contributing to proposals. (Applications due Monday, August 9th, 2021)
  • NWEA – NWEA is seeking a Senior Research Scientist – Mathematics. You are an experienced learning scientist with a focus on mathematics and a track record of leading research studies of formal and/or informal learning environments. You have deep knowledge of the developmental, social, cognitive perspectives of learning and a foundational understanding of psychological measurement and education policy.  Most importantly, you want to be part of an empowered team that builds research-based products that help students learn. For this position, you will be part of a team of learning scientists, psychometricians, domain subject matter experts (SMEs), and software engineers, collaborating to design, build, and validate measurement systems that support student learning in the classroom.  Desired candidates will share many attributes with scholars in academia (self-directed, productive, communicative), but be interested in doing research that leads to the development of new products. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.)