Job Announcement: Postdoc at Arizona State Univ.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The Learning Sciences Institute 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 contribute to projects that explore the implementation of intelligent tutoring systems and game-based learning environments within classrooms and community centers. Some of the candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to foster relationships with middle schools, high schools, school districts, and community centers. Our goal is to adapt our programs to meet the needs of educators to make them as useful as possible, thus requiring close partnerships with the users of our technology. The candidate will also be involved in designing and conducting classroom and lab studies, with tasks including experimental design, materials and game development, data analysis, data mining, personnel management, and participant recruitment. Participants will include classroom teachers, high school students and adult literacy learners.

Qualifications: Must have earned an Ed.D. or Ph.D. in educational technology, learning sciences, cognitive psychology, education, or in a related field within the past four years. The candidate should be proficient and have a solid background in quantitative and experimental methodology, and a record of successfully building partnerships with K-12 schools or other educational organizations. The ideal candidate will have a record of mentorship, experience leading or managing grant-funded projects, good interpersonal skills, and experience working within collaborative environments. The candidate should have demonstrable interests in research related to learning and cognitive sciences, such as intelligent tutoring, educational technology, educational games, reading and writing processes, natural language processing, learning strategies, and/or knowledge and skill acquisition.

Target start date: June 25, 2015, although the exact start date is negotiable.

Salary: $40K annually

Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to Dr. Danielle S. McNamara (dsmcnama@asu.edu). Review of applicants begins June 1, 2015 until the position is filled. 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 athttps://www.asu.edu/titleIX/

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