Job announcement: Post Doc at Arizona St. Univ.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Institute for the Science of Teaching & Learning

Arizona State University

The Institute for the Science of Teaching & Learning at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory. The postdoctoral fellow will be working on projects funded by the ONR and IES that examine literacy skills and literacy tutoring. These projects will include studies and analyses that explore the relation between prior knowledge and comprehension, and literacy instruction for adolescents and adult learners. The candidate will participate in designing and conducting laboratory and classroom studies, with tasks including experimental design, materials development, data analysis, data mining, personnel management, and participant recruitment. These projects will also involve the optimization of web-based tutoring systems for reading and writing instruction.

Must have earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, linguistics, learning sciences, education, or in a related field within the past four years. The candidate should have expertise in experimental design and reading comprehension research. Experience with educational technologies and text cohesion is preferred, though not required. The candidate should also have a solid publication record, experience leading or managing grant-funded projects, and good interpersonal skills. Finally, the candidate should have demonstrable interests in research related to learning and cognitive sciences, such as reading and writing processes, knowledge and skill acquisition, educational technology, adult literacy instruction, natural language processing, and learning strategies.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary: $40K annually

Please submit a curriculum vita, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Dr. Danielle S. McNamara ( Please mention that you are applying for the “Knowledge & Comprehension” position. For information on current lab projects, visit:

Other Information: Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Please see Arizona State University’s complete non-discrimination statement. The Arizona State University Libraries actively encourages diversity among its applicants and work force, see also the Title IX statement found at

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