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.


  • 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


  • 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

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.