Postdoctoral Researcher in Learning Science and/or Mathematics Education

The Concord Consortium, a nonprofit research and development organization dedicated to transforming STEM education through technology, is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher specializing in mathematics education, computer science education, instructional technology, and design-based research in high school classrooms. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work in our Concord, Massachusetts, office with senior research personnel to conduct design-based research on technological solutions to integrate computational thinking into high school math classrooms. We’re looking for a team player who is excited to work in a stimulating, technology-rich environment to help make a difference in education.

This position will mainly involve working on a recently funded multi-year research project called Computing with R for Mathematical Modeling or simply CodeR4MATH. The project will create a robust infrastructure to support the infusion of computational thinking into high school math classrooms. To achieve this goal, the project will 1) curate a collection of R-based tools and evaluate their pedagogical affordances; 2) create the CodeR4MATH online learning platform to provide wide access to the computing resources, learning resources, and teacher supports; 3) develop, implement, and iteratively improve three curriculum modules that integrate computational thinking practices into Common Core mathematics standards; 4) conduct research on student learning through the curriculum modules; 5) disseminate project products and research findings at major research conferences and in peer-reviewed educational research journals.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature review, theory building, and research design
  • Develop research instruments including knowledge assessments, performance rubrics, questionnaires, observation and interview protocols, and learning analytics
  • Collect, process, and analyze student and teacher data to test and improve theoretical models as well as inform technology and curriculum development
  • Publish research findings in academic and practitioner publication venues
  • Plan and conduct teacher professional development activities including in-person workshops, webinars, and on-site coaching
  • Be willing to drive or commute to research sites in the greater Boston area

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in mathematics education, computer science education, instructional technology, or learning science
  • Undergraduate degree or beyond in mathematics and/or computer science
  • Experience in conducting design-based research in authentic classroom settings
  • Experience in publishing in research and practitioner journals and conferences
  • Fluency in R and RStudio
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Team player, willing to pitch in and do what needs to be done

This is a grant-funded, 100% FTE position. The successful candidate will be required to work on site in Concord, MA, and must be authorized to work in the United States.

The Concord Consortium offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to four weeks of vacation, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, a generous TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and life and long-term disability insurance. Our work environment is casual and stimulating. In general, we’re a creative, intelligent, happy bunch — check out our profiles and more.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter, CV, two sample research papers, and letters of recommendation to hrjr+postdoc2@concord.org

The Concord Consortium is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.