Job announcement: Post doc at Arizona St.

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 NSF, NIH, and IES, to develop natural language processing indices and tools, and conduct analyses on data collected from tutoring technologies and corpora collected from various sources. The candidate should have experience in learning analytics, data mining, or computer science. The ideal candidate will have experience in all three domains as well as natural language processing. Candidates who are not fully trained in techniques related to natural language processing will receive training during the fellowship to learn these techniques, but some background knowledge in the area of linguistics or language is necessary. The candidate may also participate in designing studies involving computer-based tutoring systems for literacy, with tasks including experimental design, materials development, data analysis, data mining, personnel management, and participant recruitment.

Qualifications: Must have earned a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, linguistics, computational linguistics, learning sciences, education, or in a related field within the past four years. 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 natural language processing, learning analytics, intelligent tutoring, educational technology, educational games, reading and writing processes, learning strategies, and/or knowledge and skill acquisition.

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

Salary: $50K annually

Please submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Dr. Danielle S. McNamara (dsmcnama@asu.edu). For information on current lab projects, visit: http://soletlab.com

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 https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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