Post-Doctoral Math Researcher (Remote)

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University of Florida

The Lastinger Center for Learning is an education innovation hub within UF’s College of Education focused on creating equitable education systems that improve teaching and learning across early childhood and K-12 education. Specifically, the Center targets kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading proficiency, and algebra proficiency as critical milestones in children’s educational trajectory that are predictive of success in school and life. The Center works at the nexus of research, practice, and policy to develop sustainable systems that leverage educational technologies and improve the implementation of research-based practices. Housed in one of the nation’s elite public research universities, the Center operates as a dynamic, entrepreneurial workplace focused on executing against UF’s service mission to strengthen the human condition and improve the quality of life.

As a Center entirely funded through contracts and grants, the Lastinger Center is dependent upon its ability to deliver and communicate the impacts of highly effective professional learning programs. We are looking for a qualified post-doc with experience in the areas of mathematics education and qualitative research methodologies.

The Postdoctoral Associate will collaborate with the Lastinger Center Math team in professional development design, qualitative and quantitative data collection, data analysis, and presentation and publication of results for a wide variety of stakeholders.


  • Attend team meetings
  • Aid in project management
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Collect, organize and analyze qualitative and quantitative data
  • Co-author research publications and reports

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors:

  • Openness to learning
  • Comfort in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to change course on short notice
  • Skills in participating in research projects and generating research ideas
  • Ability to co-author publications and grant proposals
  • Expertise in PreK-12 mathematics and mathematics education
  • Experience with qualitative research methods in education
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to receive and respond to feedback

This is a twelve-month, remote position.

$60,000 - $65,000


  • An earned doctorate in Mathematics Education or related field at the time of
  • Experience with qualitative research methods
  • Comfort with new and emerging technologies


  • Experience conducting classroom observations
  • Writing for publication
  • Classroom mathematics teaching experience in US Schools
  • Experience with quantitative research methods

Applicants for the Post-Doctoral Associate position should send: (1) a letter of application addressing required and desired qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a sample publication, and (4) contact information for at least three references who may be contacted and asked to send a letter of recommendation through the online application system. Applicants should reference requisition.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392- 2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Contact Name: 
Christopher Engledowl
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