Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics Education
IES-Funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Education Research
Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Department of Educational Psychology

College of Education
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Position Announcement

The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a fellow for the Postdoctoral Research Training Program in Mathematics Education, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), U.S. Department of Education. This one-year position offers collaborative and independent research opportunities. The program prepares fellows to address questions relevant to access and equity in mathematics education, broadly defined, in a methodologically rigorous manner. Specific research projects will be based on the joint interests of the fellow and the UIUC faculty mentors, Dr. Sarah Lubienski and Dr. Joseph Robinson-Cimpian.

Applicants from the disciplines of education, related social sciences (psychology, economics, sociology), mathematics, statistics, or other suitable fields are welcome. The ideal candidate would have rigorous training in quantitative research methodologies (e.g., advanced statistical methods, quasi-experimental designs) and an interest in improving STEM-related outcomes for underrepresented groups. Desirable attributes also include strong analytic skills, experience with statistical software (e.g., Stata) and large-scale datasets, and an interest in policy research. Women and members of underrepresented racial/ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

The position will begin by summer 2015. Applicants must possess their doctoral degree before starting the postdoc position. All qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be considered. Salary is set by IES at $50,000 annually plus $10,500 in benefits. Additionally, the fellow will receive $10,000 for research expenses, professional development and travel.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, January 9, 2015. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and two writing samples to Julie Kellogg (jkellogg@illinois.edu). Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation emailed to Julie Kellogg (jkellogg@illinois.edu). Prospective applicants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Joseph Robinson-Cimpian (jpr@illinois.edu) or Sarah Lubienski (stl@illinois.edu).

The College of Education and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign provide strong support for research and opportunities for collaboration with leaders in the field. The College of Education is known for its groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. The College is comprised of four departments, including Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology, both ranked in the top 10 nationally according to U.S. News and World Report. The College has 80 faculty actively engaged in research and over 500 graduate students enrolled annually. More information about the college is available athttp://education.illinois.edu.