Post Doctoral Research Associate - Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA

ID: 7071196
Posted: October 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is seeking highly qualified applicants for a Post Doctoral Research Associate position. Work focuses on two studies of how neural networks can be used to identify teaching and learning activities in videos of elementary mathematics and reading/language arts classrooms. Specific duties include participating in annotation training; annotating instructional videos; coordinating the work of other annotators; helping to refine the project’s annotation tool; attending research team meetings; contributing to analysis of the accuracy and efficiency of different neural networks in identifying instructional activities; and helping co-write manuscripts for publication. Incumbents will also receive support and mentoring in ways to improve research skills, the preparation of grant proposals, and responsible research practices. Project work begins in August of 2021 and individuals are expected to begin work in the August/September timeframe. This is a one-year appointment through August 2022; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional 9 to 12 months (through May or August 2023), continent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


Doctoral degree in English education, mathematics education, instructional technology, teacher education, educational policy, or a related field must be conveyed by the start date of the position.

Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and analytic skills are required.

Must be able to work from home, if necessary.

K-12 teaching experience, experience analyzing K-12 instructional videos, and knowledge of/expertise in instructional technology are preferred.

Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin in early November, 2020, but this position will remain open until filled.

Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘'Post Doctoral Research Associate, Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education". Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number) all into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Peter Youngs, Professor of Education and Search Chair. For questions about the application process, please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter. For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and ​

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