Executive Function, Math, and Equity Postdoctoral Position:
We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project called Spark Math: Igniting the Next Generation of Powerful Learners. This project will develop a comprehensive system of supports for sixth grade mathematics instruction for students from historically disenfranchised groups. This work integrates executive function activities, math concepts, inclusive design, educational technology, and learning game development.
The postdoctoral associate will work with Professors Yuko Munakata<mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/people/munakata> (UC Davis), Priti Shah<sites.lsa.umich.edu/shah-lab/> and Jamaal Matthews<soe.umich.edu/directory/faculty-staff/jamaal-sharif-matthews> (University of Michigan), and Ben Katz<liberalarts.vt.edu/departments-and-schools/department-of-human-development-and-family-science/faculty/ben-katz.html> (Virginia Tech), as well as with the project’s broader team of educators and developers. Responsibilities may include project development and management, mentorship of research assistants, and dissemination of findings.
Applicants should have a PhD in Psychology, Education, or related field by the start date and expertise in executive function, learning, and/or inclusive design. The position is for up to two years and preferred start date is August 1, 2021. Interested individuals should send a CV, letter of interest, representative publications, statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion<academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion>, and contact information for three references to <>. Review of applications will begin late February 2021 and continue until the position is filled.