Postdoctoral Fellow

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Nov 11, 2021
Dec 13, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Position

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow whose research and practice are focused on advancing education of culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The Postdoctoral Fellow will gain career-enhancing experience on a federally-funded research and training grant project, Advancing Content-Integrated Education for English Learners with a STEM Focus (ACE-STEM, 2021-2026) , with a group of scholars focused on developing research-based equitable education for multilingual learners and their families.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.


The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to develop a line of research related to ACE-STEM activities. The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with the ACE-STEM team in all research phases including developing and teaching TESOL courses as well as designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research through data collection, data analysis, and publication of results. The candidate should demonstrate the capability to initiate and complete research. Other activities include supporting and attending the ACE-STEM professional development activities and working with the grant team and the partner school district(s).

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned PhD in Education, Applied Linguistics, or related field with a focus on TESOL, bi-multilingual education or translanguaging at the time of appointment;
  • Experience working with multilingual learners, immigrants, and/or refugee communities;
  • Experience in teaching online courses in TESOL/bi-multilingual education; and
  • Proficiency in quantitative data analysis and database management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual or multilingual communication ability;
  • Strong interest in working with multilingual learners and their families;
  • Demonstrated scholarly abilities in research and publication; and
  • Experience in designing and implementing community-based family engagement programs.

Salary: $60,000 (12-month contract) with benefits.

Employment dates: January 24, 2022 to December 31, 2022. Potential for renewal on a yearly basis.


Submit your application preferably by December 10, 2021. This position will be open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Required application materials:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Vitae
  • Contact information for a minimum of 3 professional work references

For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

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