Postdoctoral Position at Purdue

Postdoctoral position in Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University 

Dr. David Purpura is seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on a project called My Math Stories: Taking My Place in Our Mathematical World. This is a multi-university project to design and evaluate a curriculum overlay to support ethnoculturally and linguistically diverse 3rd/4th grade students’ mathematics, executive functioning, and math self-efficacy. The position is for up to two years depending on performance.

Responsibilities may include: project development, data management, manuscript preparation, design and evaluation of the project, mentorship of research assistants, presentation of findings, and administration of coding schemes for video recordings.

Required Qualifications
•    PhD in Education, Psychology, Human Development, or related field completed by the start of the employment
•    Background expertise in child development, elementary school mathematics, executive function, equity, and/or educational disparities
•    Strong research and analytic skills

Additional Desired Qualifications
•    Ability to work collaboratively with a research team
•    Experience developing or implementing interventions with schools or families

Start date is negotiable, but preferred start is no later than August 16th, 2021.

Review of applications will begin February 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter that describes your interests and fit with the position, CV, a scholarly writing sample, and names and contact information of three references. Questions can be directed to Dr. David Purpura (

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.