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Enhancing Math and Science Instruction for Underrepresented Minorities: A Postdoctoral Fellowship in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Georgia State University

The College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University invites applications for three postdoctoral positions in conducting high-quality Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses for identifying evidence-based practices for supporting STEM outcomes among underrepresented minorities, made available through the National Science Foundation award #2329570. 

Applicants from a variety of educational backgrounds are welcome to apply.

We actively encourage applications from a broad range of academic backgrounds, particularly those representing unconventional paths to STEM education research. This encompasses doctoral degree holders currently engaged in applied STEM fields who are interested in transitioning back to research focused on enhancing STEM outcomes for marginalized groups, such as those in mathematics education or special education. Additionally, we welcome researchers with unique perspectives, including those from underrepresented communities in STEM, individuals with expertise in alternative academic disciplines offering valuable insights, and those with personal connections to the challenges faced by marginalized student populations. Our aim is to assemble a team of passionate researchers dedicated to employing rigorous quantitative methods to identify evidence-based practices that empower traditionally marginalized students to excel in STEM fields. If you share our commitment and vision, we highly encourage you to apply.


1. Demonstrated interest in utilizing systematic review and meta-analysis to identify evidence-based practices for improving STEM outcomes, particularly for students from traditionally marginalized populations, such as those with disabilities, living in poverty or in rural areas.

2. Completed doctoral degree in a STEM-related field by August 1, 2024.

3. Quantitative Research Interest: Strong interest in quantitative research methods and willingness to deepen skills in relevant statistical methods (e.g., meta-analytic).

4. Citizenship/Residency: U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status is required. 


To apply, please submit:

  • Academic transcripts

  • Curriculum vita

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • A two-page (single-spaced) personal statement addressing research background, career goals, knowledge of underrepresented minority populations, and interest in topics relevant to promoting STEM success among diverse learner


Applications due April 15

Please submit your application to Selected applicants will receive follow up information about virtual interviews and depending on pandemic conditions, a potential on-campus interview.

Georgia State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or protected veteran status in its programs, services, activities, employment, and/or admissions. Additionally, the university promotes equal employment opportunity for women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans through its affirmative action program.

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