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Project SIGMa (Supporting Instructional Growth in Mathematics) is a research-practice partnership between researchers at Vanderbilt University and a professional development organization, Math for America-Los Angeles, funded by the National Science Foundation. Using design-based implementation research, we are co-designing a video-based coaching model to support experienced secondary mathematics teachers in improving their practice. The project is led by Professor Ilana Horn and consists of a dynamic team of graduate students as well as professional development leaders at Math for America.

Learning, Teaching, and Diversity

We seek a post-doctoral fellow to further the research and development work of the project. This fellowship will provide opportunities for a junior researcher to contribute to the project’s goals while developing a range of research skills. Project SIGMa bridges the divide between classroom instruction and professional development, enabling the fellow to develop a broad perspective on the process of supporting mathematics instructional improvement in urban schools, with a focus on teacher learning.  


The project is based at Vanderbilt University Peabody College, a leading educational research institution, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Applicants should have a completed doctoral degree in mathematics education or a related field. This position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment with a salary range of $50,000 to $55,000, with benefits, for a Postdoctoral Scholar Researcher, as outlined on the postdoc website. Application review will begin December 1, 2016, and the position start date is July 15, 2017. This position provides opportunities for mentored teaching, professional development, and funded travel to present at national conferences. 

Applicants should send a detailed CV, a cover letter explaining interest in the project, as well as the names and contact information of three references.


Please direct all inquiries and applications to Ilana Horn.


Closing Date: December 1, 2016


Vanderbilt University as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities for persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities. 

Horn, Ilana
: 615-322-8100
2016-09-28 17:05:15

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