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Postdoctoral Scholar, Drawing Connections Project

Application Window

Open date: July 13th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Irvine is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar full time to work on the Drawing Connections project in the School of Education. The postdoctoral scholar will support an IES funded grant to examine the roles of pressure and COVID-related anxiety on students’ higher-order thinking and mathematical learning. Salary and rank within the Postdoctoral Scholar series commensurate with experience. The appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date is October 1, 2021.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include supporting data coding, analysis, and dissemination for mathematics classroom experiments. Responsibilities also include managing undergraduate research assistants who will be responsible for data collection and data coding. More broadly, the position includes managing and preparing complex data sets for analysis; analyzing data from the experiments and related work; publishing and presenting findings; writing funding proposals to seek external support; consulting with and mentoring teams of graduate and undergraduate students; managing communication, training sessions, and dissemination of research results.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Education or a related field; particular expertise on topics related to STEM, math curricula, relational reasoning, or higher-order thinking. Extra consideration will be applied to candidates with expertise in research and evaluation of educational interventions; broad knowledge of quantitative research design, including experiments and power analysis; cleaning, coding, merging, and managing data; successful experience in development of survey measures; successful expertise in writing large federal grants; advanced expertise in academic writing and editing for peer-reviewed scholarly articles; successful experience in writing human subjects protocols; demonstrated ability to work well with others, including both receiving direction and providing direction; and expertise in leading research initiatives and teams.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at LINK. Please submit a cover letter describing your relevant expertise and interests, a curriculum vitae, and sample paper or publication, and names and contact information of three references.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Assistant Professor Lindsey Richland, Principal Investigator of the IES funded Drawing Connections project at Questions about submission or receipt of applications can be addressed to Laurie Andress-Delaney at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Education or a related field.

Application Requirements

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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA