Postdocs & Other Research Positions & Fellowships

Postdoctoral Positions, Research Positions, and Fellowships

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Postdoctoral Positions

  • University of California, Irvine – Applicants are invited to apply for a full-time postdoctoral position in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine to support a research-practice partnership project focused on teacher adaptive professional development (PD) in elementary mathematics. This is a full-time postdoctoral researcher position funded by the WT Grant Foundation, Reducing Inequalities program (PI: Rossella Santagata; Co-PI: Adriana Villavicencio). The study “Reducing Inequalities in Opportunities to Learn Mathematics through Adaptive Teacher Professional Development” will examine how different elementary school sites design and enact an adaptive PD model that integrates Cognitively Guided Instruction and asset-based, culturally responsive teaching to improve the mathematics learning opportunities of their Latinx students. The project will also examine the tensions and system-level barriers that characterize the work of the research-practice partnership and the Design-Based Implementation Research (DBIR) process, as well as how adaptive PD supports teacher learning and the mathematics learning opportunities of their Latinx students. Position start date is flexible between July 1, 2022 and January 2023, with the exact start date contingent on the availability of the applicant. This is a 1-year position with possibility of renewal for additional 1-2 years.
  • Michigan Technological University – Candidates are invited to apply to a full-time, 2-year postdoctoral researcher position in mathematics education in the Mathematical Sciences Department at Michigan Technological University (MTU) beginning September 1, 2022. The successful candidate will work with Dr. John Gruver on an NSF-funded project entitled, “Developing and Investigating Unscripted Dialogic Mathematics Videos (DRL 1907782).” There will also be opportunities to collaborate with Dr. Lobato and graduate students at San Diego State University, who are also working on this project. The project focuses on both developing dialogic instructional videos to explore an alternative to traditional models of instructional videos and researching students’ learning from those videos. Our instructional videos are dialogic in that they feature the authentic dialogue of two students as they grapple with complex mathematical problems (for examples, see
  • University of Delaware – The University of Delaware is seeking a mathematics education post-doctoral researcher to work with a team of researchers and teachers on “Supporting Teachers to Teach Mathematics Through Problem Posing,” an NSF-supported 4- year longitudinal research project. The position is full-time, 12 months, is benefits eligible, and has the possibility of extension for up to two additional years, pending funding and positive performance reviews. The work will include observing and recording classroom instruction, analyzing video and student assessment data, and writing research papers for publication. The post-doctoral researcher’s appointment will be in the Department of Mathematical Sciences but will join a thriving, research active group in Mathematics Education at the University of Delaware. (Application materials should be submitted by May 31, 2022)
  • Texas State University – Texas State University is advertising a postdoctoral-level position in STEM Education associated with the NSF IUSE-HSI grant: “Building Capacity: Creating Faculty-Student Communities for Culturally Relevant Institutional Change” (NSF #1928696, PI Heather Galloway, Co-PIs Eleanor Close, Alice Olmstead, Cynthia Luxford, and Li Feng). During this five-year project, we aim to engage faculty and students across Texas State University’s College of Science and Engineering in workshops, departmental self-assessments, redesign of lower-division gateway courses, and project-level decision making. This position will be primarily focused on collecting and analyzing various kinds of student data before, during, and after course redesigns. Initial appointments will be for one year, renewable as funding remains available (2-3 years). Co-PI Luxford will be the primary advisor for this position. (Application review will begin February 14, 2022)
  • 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. Melissa Gresalfi and Dr. Anita Wager. The Postdoctoral Researcher will support a research-practice partnership project focusing on supporting early elementary teachers’ learning about integrating play into their mathematics lessons. (Application review will begin March 1, 2022)
  • National Science Foundation – The Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) STEM Education Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (STEM Ed PRF) program funds individual and institutional postdoctoral awards designed to enhance the research knowledge, skills, and practices of recent doctoral graduates in STEM, STEM Education, Education, and related disciplines, with a goal of advancing their preparation to engage in fundamental and applied research in STEM education that advances knowledge within the field. The STEM Ed PRF program offers two tracks: (I) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships and (II) Institutional Cohort Postdoctoral Fellowships (Applications are due March 1, 2022)
  • 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

  • The Pennsylvania State University – The Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education (EPCSE) at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking an individual to fill the position of Quality Talk Research Project Manager. This is a two-year fixed-term, non-tenure line research faculty position that will begin in Summer 2022. The successful candidate will have the title and responsibilities of Project Manager for a five-year National Science Foundation-funded project (2019-2024) that focuses on enhancing teacher educators’ professional vision regarding preservice elementary teachers’ mathematical proficiency and emergent STEM pedagogy through Quality Talk, a small-group, teacher-facilitated discussion intervention. Salary is competitive and full University benefits apply.