The Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington, a Hispanic Serving Institution, and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, invites applications for one postdoctoral research fellowship in Mathematics Education and/or Middle Grades Teacher Education and/or Educational Psychology starting as soon as spring 2023. Apply here: https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/20618
Applicants must have a PhD in Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Teacher Education and/or Educational Psychology or a related field. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise and/or interest in social and emotional learning, equity, middle grades mathematics, and/or providing professional development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In this role, you will be working on a Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education (see https://oese.ed.gov/files/2022/09/PR-Award-S423a220084-UT-Arlington.pdf).
You will have the opportunity to be mentored and exposed to a variety of educational experiences including data collection, evaluation, data analysis, manuscript preparation, grant writing, and engaging in professional development. In addition, you may be asked to schedule meetings, track expenses and key personnel time, ensure data are collected on time, manage team communications, oversee the project’s technology, and other duties as necessary. Postdoc may also be asked to visit partner schools in the Dallas Fort-Worth metroplex and will need to have a reliable form of transportation and pass school background checks. In addition to salary and benefits, this postdoc will also have funds for conference travel and technology (i.e., a laptop computer, etc.).
The University of Texas at Arlington is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. UTA is also designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second largest in the UT System. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
Department and College/School Information
Home to 1,900 students, 40 faculty, and 25 staff members, the College of Education prepares education professionals to lead North Texas in a dynamic and changing environment and contributes to the national dialogue surrounding education in the 21st Century. The College has two departments, Curriculum and Instruction (https://www.uta.edu/academics/schools-colleges/education/current-students/departments/elps) and Education Leadership and Policy Studies with more than 1,100 graduates in 2021. The College is currently one of the state’s top producers of outstanding education professionals and is committed to meeting the goals of the 2025 UTA Strategic Plan (https://www.uta.edu/strategicplan/).
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage.