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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Curriculum & Instruction

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Curriculum & Instruction


Curriculum & Instruction



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Work Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm
  • Position is annual with the potential of renewal.

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External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $65,000.


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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington 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 more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is 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 one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

This position will work on the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education (see

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be mentored and exposed to a variety of educational experiences including:

  • Data collection, evaluation, and analysis
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Grant writing
  • Engaging in and delivering professional development
Perform daily administrative tasks to help with project management such as:
  • Schedule meetings
  • Track expenses and key personnel time
  • Ensure data is collected in a timely manner
  • Manage team communications
  • Oversee the project’s technology
  • Other duties, as necessary
Have other opportunities such as:
  • Instructor of record for classes in UTA’s master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with emphasis in mathematics or,
  • Assist in grading
  • Assist and participate in mathematics education research, including the opportunity to lead research projects in your area of interest
  • Visit partner schools in the Dallas Fort-Worth/Houston area and will need to have a reliable form of transportation and pass school background checks

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or PhD, ABD, in Mathematics Education, Middle Grades Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, or a related field.
  • Expertise and/or interest in prosocial behavior, access/equity, middle grades mathematics, and/or providing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree is attained from a R1 or R2 Research Institution.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Solid interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to provide and demonstrate excellent customer service.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines while working on multiple tasks.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.


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