The Department of Human Development at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks a postdoctoral researcher who will work directly with the principal investigator, Herbert Ginsburg, on an early mathematics professional development project, which will be conducted in collaboration with Cynthia Coburn (Northwestern University), Megan Franke (UCLA), Deborah Stipek (Stanford University), and other colleagues in the Development and Research in Early Mathematics Education (DREME) network funded by the Heisings-Simons Foundation.  The project involves the design and evaluation of flexible professional development modules that can be used in a variety of settings (e.g., live or online college courses, continuing education institutes, and ongoing in-service workshops) to encourage and support the work of prospective and practicing teachers in early mathematics education.  Each module will address the integration of young children’s mathematical thinking, mathematical content, pedagogical principles, and teacher practice. The modules will make heavy use of video and will often be web based.  The postdoctoral researcher will participate in all aspects of research management, development, implementation, writing, and publication, and will work closely with graduate students participating in the project. 

A doctoral degree is required in developmental psychology, cognitive science, mathematics education, educational technology, or related fields.  A focus on the development of children’s mathematical thinking and early mathematics education is highly desirable.   Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others and strong project management skills are preferred.  The postdoctoral researcher must be able to represent the project to diverse audiences.

Start date is flexible; preferred date is July 1.  Interested candidates should send a CV, a research statement, preprints/reprints of papers, and two letters of recommendation to: 

Herbert Ginsburg, PhD

Jacob H. Schiff Foundation Professor of Psychology and Education 

Department of Human Development 

542 Grace Dodge Hall 

Teachers College Columbia University 

525 W. 120th Street 

New York, NY 10027