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University Of Missouri - Tenured / Tenure Track Faculty Position in Information Science & Learning Technologies

Assistant or Associate Professor Rank
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies | College Of Education

iSchool at University of Missouri

The mission of the iSchool - School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT) is to improve the professional practice of information specialists and learning technologists; advance research on information, learning, and performance; disseminate knowledge, products, and services to improve the quality of life for all; and advance the economic well being of Missouri and the Nation. As a member of the iSchool consortium (http://ischools.org), SISLT faculty share the common fundamental interest of all iSchools in investigating and disseminating knowledge about the relationship between information, people, and technology. SISLT faculty demonstrate strong interdisciplinary collaboration among its members, with other academic units at the University of Missouri, national and international partners.

We are searching for a faculty member to join our team who shares our commitment to high impact research, teaching excellence, exceptional service to students, interdisciplinary collaboration with academic programs and industries, and continuous quality improvement in an environment of civility and respect.

Assistant or Associate Professor faculty position with an emphasis in “Smart Games for Learning” Applicants for the position should provide evidence of expertise in one or more of the following key areas: design of smart games grounded in principles of learning and human-centered design; artificial intelligence (AI); adaptive systems; machine learning; and learning analytics.

Minimum Qualifications
• Doctorate in a relevant field, by the time of appointment

Candidates will be evaluated on the following factors (commensurate with rank)
• Proven record of high quality research publications
• Record of actively seeking and participating in externally funded projects
• Ability to teach courses, consistent with SISLT instructional needs
• Ability to advise and provide research supervision to graduate students, and serve on dissertation committees

About iSchool/SISLT
The School offers MS and Ed.S. degrees in Educational Technology, MA degree in Library Science, and a Ph.D. degree in Information Science & Learning Technologies. SISLT received the Outstanding Mature Program Award in 2012 for its online master’s degree program in Educational Technology from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Central Region. SISLT faculty maintain active, funded research programs in areas including Cognitive Tools for Learning, Human Centered Computing, Makerspaces, STEM Education, Games for Learning, Information Policy, Information Behavior, Library Science, Privacy, Learning Analytics, and Social Computing.

Many of our projects are housed within the Allen Institute (http://alleninstitute.missouri.edu), a physical space that supports SISLT faculty, staff, and students in research and development activities. Also, the Information Experience Lab (IE Lab) is a UX laboratory in the Allen Institute that conducts research and evaluates technology. The IE Lab offers SISLT students an authentic opportunity to engage in usability testing and information behavior research of websites and software for on-campus, statewide, and global clients. SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education, all of which promote continuous improvement as one of the college’s core values.

About the College of Education: The College of Education is ranked among the top doctoral granting colleges of education in the country. Today, the College has a student population of approximately 900 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students with 72 tenured/tenure-track and 25 full-time non-tenure track faculty members. The College is financially well positioned to invest in innovation. Annual expenditures for externally funded projects are approximately $20 million with funded projects in research, instruction and public service. Our research portfolio has increased significantly in recent years, and is poised for continued significant strategic growth. The College is a leader on the campus and is nationally recognized for its distance and online education programs.

About MU and the Surrounding Community: MU is the oldest state university west of the Mississippi River and the largest of the four institutions in the University of Missouri System. In 1867, MU became one of the first public universities in the nation to establish an academic program specific to teacher preparation. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the School, College, and MU. More information is available on the web at: education.missouri.edu

MU is located in Columbia, a metropolitan community of approximately 120,000 that has been rated by Money Magazine, Men’s Journal and MSN.COM as one of the best places to live in the U.S. MU has a student body of over 30,000, and is designated as a Carnegie Research University with very high research activity. MU is one of only six universities in the U.S. that is both the flagship and land grant institution housing medicine, veterinary medicine, and law on the same campus. As an AAU member institution since 1908, MU is recognized as one of the top research and educational institutions in the nation.

This position provides an opportunity to work at a world-class research university in a beautiful and diverse setting that offers a high quality of life. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts and Columbia has been recognized as a bike-friendly community. Both Kansas City and St. Louis are within a 90-minute drive offering the shopping and cultural opportunities of major metropolitan areas. Columbia has a very high quality public school system and provides many opportunities for art, culture and music enthusiasts.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Appointment: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment beginning September 1, 2018

To Apply: Apply on-line at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. Upload (a) a letter of
application in which candidates describe which position they apply for and in detail their qualifications for the position, (b) research statement, (c) 2 sample scholarly artifacts, (d) philosophy of teaching statement and (e) names and contact information for three references in the Attachments section of the application. For the Associate level, additionally send (1) evidence of experiences in generating external funding and (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, student evaluations, chair/advisor/peer reviews). Your CV must be uploaded in the Resume/CV and Cover Letter section.

Please contact Prof. Johannes Strobel, Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 573-884-1571 for questions about the position.

Beginning Review Date: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer: Women, minorities and disabled individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. To request ADA accommodations, please contact the Dean’s Office at 573-882-8524. The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) seeks to recruit a tenure-track assistant professor to contribute to research and teaching in the Learning Sciences Program.

Northwestern’s Learning Sciences program, founded in 1992, was the first graduate program in learning sciences, and has played a leadership role in graduate training and research in the field. We now seek a new faculty member who conducts research on innovation in K-12 science or mathematics education focusing on the design and investigation of teaching/learning interactions in schools.

The faculty member’s research program should explore innovations that take on the challenge of making connections between research and practice. Potential areas of focus include, but are not limited to: innovations in supports for student learning in science or mathematics; professional development and teacher learning; and innovations in curriculum, teaching, assessment and technology that support science or mathematics education reform.

Applicants from learning sciences, education, computer science, media studies, cognitive science, psychology, STEM disciplines and other relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral and master’s students in Learning Sciences, as well as teaching courses in areas related to science and mathematics learning in SESP’s undergraduate and teacher preparation programs.

Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative papers, and three letters of reference, to Professor Brian J. Reiser, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Review of materials will begin on November 6, 2017 and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their materials before that date. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, go to http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

The School of Education and Social Policy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Learning Sciences.

We seek a scholar who studies cognition, learning, and literacies as complex cultural and social phenomena, and who can contribute to Northwestern’s strengths in developing ecological perspectives on learning. Ecological perspectives stress the importance of concepts like culture, social organization, distribution, and identity to what and how people learn, and attend to the multiple contexts that enable and constrain learning. Contexts may include but are not limited to schools, homes, play, museums, online, community organizations, and workplaces. Areas of methodological expertise may include but are not limited to ethnography, microanalysis of social and material interactions, and participatory design research. We especially invite scholars with expertise and interest in the development of multiple literacies and who substantively engage with issues of equity and diversity. Candidates should be qualified to teach a range of undergraduate and graduate classes in our required curriculum sequence.

Suggested qualifications: Earned doctorate in Learning Sciences, Education, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, or any related discipline and evidence of strong scholarly potential or productivity. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include doctoral students in the Learning Sciences program, as well as masters’ or undergraduate courses.

Applicants should submit electronically a letter outlining their research program and teaching experience, a current CV, representative reprints, and three letters of reference, to Professor Reed Stevens, Search Committee Chair, c/o Laura Salus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 30, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by that date for full consideration. Minorities and women are strongly urged to apply. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Northwestern University is located in an attractive lakefront community adjacent to Chicago. For more information about the School of Education and Social Policy, go to http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/.

Deputy Director, Learning Futures, Griffith University

Griffith University Learning Futures plays a key role in achieving Griffith University's learning and teaching vision, under the guidance of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

The centre provides leadership across the University community in forwarding an integrated institutional learning and teaching agenda that transforms the Griffith student experience and reaffirms Griffith as a University of influence.

Learning Futures is seeking to build its strategic capability and expand its leadership by appointing a Deputy Director (Learning Transformation).

The Deputy Director (Learning Transformation) will work as a member of the centre’s Executive team and will enhance Griffith’s learning futures by developing and driving a coordinated strategy across the University for advancing the responsiveness and personalisation of student learning. The role will lead the development, deployment and evaluation of innovative, evidence-informed and sustainable digital solutions (e.g., staff and student facing analytics, adaptive feedback to students, predictive and real-time student success systems) for facilitating student’s learning and persistence.

Further information can be found at www.griffith.edu.au/future-staff reference number 106346

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department, New York University

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral research associate, with an immediate start date, under an externally funded project. The project will research, identify, and build an effective model of teacher education and associated curriculum to facilitate the integration of robotics in science and math learning in middle school classrooms.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in education (science, math, engineering, or technology). They should have a strong aptitude in their disciplinary specialization as well as interests in learning science. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to conduct scholarly research in STEM education. S/he will have opportunities for broad training including graduate student mentoring. The project is on-going and requires a highly motivated and dedicated individual who is self-driven to excel in education and scholarly research.

For further information, please contact Prof. Vikram Kapila, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applicants can send a single pdf file containing a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and a list of three references to Prof. Kapila.

Open Rank Positions in the Learning Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Learning Sciences Two Positions – Open Rank – Tenure Track/Tenure Eligible

The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for up to two positions in the Learning Sciences starting July 1, 2018.

These are full-time, 9-month tenure-line or tenured appointments depending on rank at the time of hire. Candidates with distinguished scholarly records and established national/international leadership and reputation will be eligible for consideration for named professorships.

Context: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Carolina), established in 1793 as the first public university in the nation, is a doctoral-granting institution situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC. Ranked fifth among public institutions by US News & World Report, and one of the original public ivy schools, Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. We pride ourselves on a strong, diverse student body, unparalleled academic opportunities, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation. The School of Education is among the best in the nation, and boasts a rapidly growing program in the learning sciences.

Responsibilities: Candidates will carry out a research program, actively pursue external funding, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research and instructional efforts across the School of Education and campus. Candidates also will (a) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the learning sciences and related areas delivered in face-to-face, online, and/or blended formats; (b) contribute to the ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs; (c) actively recruit and supervise graduate students; (d) support strategic initiatives across the School and campus; and (e) provide leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.

Specific Requirements: The positions require a clear and characteristic focus on cutting-edge digital ecologies for teaching and learning (virtual and augmented realities; serious gaming; immersive technologies that enable adaptive-personalized experiential learning opportunities and interventions; etc.), and/or the application of data mining, data analytics, natural language processing, or adaptive assessment—among other emerging fields—to massive datasets (i.e., big data) to address difficult educational challenges. Candidates’ work within these ecologies could address the various content areas (STEM, literacy, etc.), as well as measurement, assessment, and/or evaluation.

Educational Requirements: We seek to hire candidates with an earned doctorate in the learning sciences, educational psychology, teaching and learning in the content areas, or closely related fields.

Qualifications: Candidates at the Assistant Professor level must have an earned doctorate at the time of hire. Candidates at the Associate and Full levels must have an established record of research, funding, teaching, and service to meet the University’s requirements for tenure and appointment at the respective rank. Depending on rank, candidates will demonstrate a research program that will lead to an outstanding and sustained record of scholarship and securing external funding, or will already have such an established record. Candidates will have strong potential, or an established record, of outstanding university teaching and guiding students through dissertation research projects.

Salary and Starting Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with rank and experience. The proposed starting date is July 1, 2018.

The Application Process: To apply for the position, submit a letter of interest, vita, and the names of four references with full contact information, using the online application process at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/126446. For full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 10, 2017 at which time the search committee will begin reviewing applications. The search will remain open until filled. For more information, email the Search Chair, Jeff Greene, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Temple University

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Temple University's Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education, to collaborate on science education research.

Under the direction of Dr. Doug Lombardi and Dr. Janelle M. Bailey, the individual will work on a project funded by the National Science Foundation. The position will also provide the opportunity to conduct independent research and to collaborate with other College of Education faculty.

Candidates should hold a recent Ph.D. in science education, the learning sciences, educational psychology, or other related field.

To find out more about the position's responsibilities and other information, please visit http://www.temple.edu/grad/pfo/opportunitites.html and scroll down to the position titled, "Postdoctoral Position in Science Education Research" (currently this is listed as #1 but it is subject to change over time).

Interested candidates should send a current CV, the names of three references, and two representative publications to Doug Lombardi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Lombardi via email or by calling 702-513-4415.

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Miami University

Expected duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, serving as an academic and/or research advisor for undergraduate and graduate students, providing expertise in teaching courses in areas such as educational psychology, learning sciences, human development, human learning, and research methods; pursuit of a relevant research and publication agenda, and providing service to the department, college, university, and the profession. 

This position has the potential to be part of a cluster hire of faculty in The College of Education, Health and Society for successful diverse candidates whose research, teaching and/or service connects to a theme of promoting Socially Just Communities (e.g., participatory community research, mutually beneficial university-community partnerships including community engagement, service learning, and collaborations with clinical/practice courses/training) consistent with our initiative for Community Justice and Wellbeing. Required: Earned doctorate in educational psychology or closely related discipline (ABDs will be considered, but the doctoral degree must be completed by the time of appointment), with expertise in three or more of the following areas: learning sciences, child and adolescent development, learning theories, diverse family systems, educational research, or disability studies; evidence of a research agenda relevant to such disciplines; knowledge of multicultural education or background in working with diverse student populations in P-12 or higher education.

Consideration will be given to those with university teaching experience, public or private P-12 school teaching or related service experience, initial publication of research in relevant educational psychology areas or related field, and skill in incorporating technology in teaching.

Submit letter of interest detailing interest and qualifications, full curriculum vitae and statement of research plans to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4604. Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Darrel Davis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you have questions about the application process, contact Mrs. Mary Denney at 513-529-4302.

Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-529-3560. Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences, UC Berkeley

The Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of California, Berkeley, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in learning sciences with an emphasis on math, science, or technology education, as related to cognitive development.

The expected start date is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will join the cluster of GSE faculty who merge cognitive, cultural, developmental, and social perspectives with practice in studying cognition and learning in mathematics and science. Desirable qualities for this position include a research program merging theory and practice with an emphasis on student thinking and sense making.

Applicants’ research contexts might include classrooms, homes, online activities, and museums, and/or innovative practices that take advantage of contemporary technologies.

The successful applicant should be prepared to teach and advise doctoral students specializing in either math, science, or technology education, and to contribute to the GSE’s innovative program in teacher education. Faculty in the GSE also have the opportunity to teach in the School’s popular undergraduate minor.

An applicant’s minimum basic qualification for consideration of this position is a Ph.D. or equivalent, or the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent in math, science, cognitive science, the learning sciences, technology education, or a related field by the date of hire. Applicants must also have a record of demonstrated excellence in research in one of these fields consistent with their career stage. Evidence of excellence can be demonstrated in the form of published or in press manuscripts in leading peer reviewed journals; exemplary chapters in edited books; outstanding letters from experts in the field; an exemplary research program to be accomplished in the next 5 years; and/or conference presentations or other forms of professional contributions indicative of strong participation in the research community.

Preferred qualifications include experience in teaching courses related to math, science, or technology education and in working with a diverse student population. Applicants who conduct research with young children and who could contribute to an emerging interest on campus with a program in early childhood education are also encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

Applicants for this tenure-track assistant professor position should submit the following materials for a complete application: A curriculum vitae A cover letter A research statement A teaching statement A diversity statement 3 letters of reference (to be submitted by recommenders – see more below) Applicants should request letters of recommendation directly through our online application system. Please refer potential recommenders (even when recommenders use a third party for sending letters –i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters. All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.

How to apply: Visit https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01430 to apply. The deadline date to apply is October 15, 2017. Please contact Lani Hunt at (510) 664-9984 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Postdoctoral Fellow, LEARN Project at New York University

LEARN, the Learning Analytics Research Network, is a new university-wide research center at New York University hosted by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Directed by Dr. Alyssa Wise, LEARN research combines advanced data science methods with the careful design and implementation of novel learning approaches in order to research how new advances in technology can promote equitable and effective education for all. Research covers the full learning lifespan and bridges the study of higher and lower levels and formal and informal types of education systems through the common lens of leveraging data traces to understand and improve learning processes. LEARN is a supportive community of researchers working to both conduct interdisciplinary data-intensive research and development and act as an intellectual hub for design and analytic innovation. It is a place where radical new ideas about digital education, data, and analytics arise, germinate, and inspire new action & research in scholarly fields.

LEARN is looking for a talented learning analytics and/or educational data science researcher to join our highly innovative and productive team of faculty and graduate students as a Post-Doctoral Researcher.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a broad spectrum of learning analytics projects, both ongoing and of your own design. Specifically you will plan and execute analyses of learning data including log-files, assessment data, and written student artifacts using machine learning, text-mining and other techniques. You will also build visualizations, dashboards and other tools that allow analytic information to inform ongoing learning activities. You will additionally have the opportunity to make connections with learning analytics researchers and practitioners across the university and the larger international learning analytics research community. Finally, you will collaborate on writing proposals for external funding, journal articles, and conference presentations.


  • PhD degree in a relevant academic subject area, such as learning analytics, computer science, data mining, text mining, artificial intelligence, advanced statistics, education, psychology or related area - - Research experience in educational data mining, learning analytics, machine learning, natural language processing, or related areas
  • Strong analytical and statistical skills, ability and willingness to learn new techniques rapidly
  • Experience in computer programming, analytic, data management and visualization tools (e.g. R, Python, JavaScript, D3.js, AWS)
  • Practical experience in an educational role (e.g. instructor, teaching assistant, K-12 teacher, tutor etc.)
  • Interest in working in partnership with educators to develop and implement analytics that support real-world learners in both formal and informal educational contexts
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team. Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with a wide variety of educational stakeholders
  • Strong academic writing and presentation skills

The successful candidate will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile, analytic capabilities and the extent to which their research interests complement ongoing and planned LEARN projects.

Term The position will be filled pending final budget approval. Salary is commensurate with experience. NYU offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Expected start is Fall 2017 with an initial term of two years.

To Apply Please submit your CV, a letter of interest and contact information for two references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About NYU & Steinhardt Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, founded in 1890, is the first school of pedagogy to be established at an American university.

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Georgia State University

The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders at Georgia State University's College of Education & Human Development invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in educational psychology or a closely related discipline to begin August 2018.

The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders is committed to excellent college teaching and to strong research programs that are externally funded. The Department averages 5 million dollars annually in external funding from various federal agencies such as the Institute for Educational Sciences, the Office of Special Education programs, and the National Institutes of Health. Strong internal research support for faculty is available. Georgia State University is located in downtown Atlanta and has a diverse student body of over 50,000. GSU is classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) and as a minority-serving institution; it is ranked # 4 in the U.S. for innovation. Atlanta is a vibrant capital city of over 5 million people with many cultural and business opportunities: http://www.metroatlantachamber.com/atlanta/region

Responsibilities: The applicant hired for this position will conduct research, teach graduate and undergraduate courses, provide University and professional service, advise students, and direct graduate research in Educational Psychology.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have research experience applying psychological principles to the study of teaching and learning in children and/or adults. Highly competitive candidates will have expertise in urban contexts or with diverse populations. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in these or related areas. In addition, candidates will be expected to possess advanced research methodological competencies necessary to conduct field-leading research. An earned doctorate in educational psychology, learning sciences, developmental psychology, or a related field is required.

How to Apply: A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, no more than two selected publications, an unofficial transcript of highest earned degree, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and reference Log 19-005 in the subject line. Please be advised that if recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a criminal background check as a prior condition of employment.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Members of ethnic minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Director of Learning Sciences and Innovation Center for Innovative Learning and Student Success, UMUC

The Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success (CILSS) at UMUC seeks a Director of Learning Sciences and Innovation who has a strong interest in solving learning challenges in the higher education environment. This new position will focus on creating an action research approach to further the continuous improvement of the UMUC learning model. This person will join a new team that will work with deans and faculty in academic departments on innovative pilots in a rapid prototyping atmosphere. CILSS is a key part of the rapidly evolving learning model at UMUC. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with our undergraduate and graduate schools to create and evaluate learning interventions that will increase student learning and success.

UMUC is the nation’s largest open access public university focused on offering our learners affordable, technology relevant programs that are accessible to meet the needs of career opportunities for students. UMUC’s core mission, vision, set of values and strategic priorities are set on the principles of providing top-quality educational opportunities for adult students. UMUC’s primary structure allows the institution to be dynamic and flexible to respond to the breakthroughs in the delivery of post-secondary education. This position will focus improving student learning and success for adult and nontraditional students. The successful candidate will provide expertise on the design of evaluation studies, appropriate statistical methods, and new approaches to learning.


  • Plays a critical role in identifying and developing platforms that drive sustainable, scalable, and research driven learning innovation
  • Responsible for driving fast-paced projects to deliver tangible short-term results, while maintaining a long-term, strategic portfolio of learning innovation projects and systems
  • Incorporate adult learning theories which promote student success and learning cognition into rapid prototype design
  • Design improved approaches to University learning processes, methodologies and educational technologies based on a deep understanding of learning research and science
  • Leverage learning science to address instructional challenges and create environments that enable robust learning
  • Provide leadership in the design of pilots and partner with a cross-functional innovation team Incorporate cognitive, as well as non-cognitive and 21st century skills into innovative approaches


  • Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution
  • Three to Five years of experience in learning science
  • Knowledge of higher education would be preferred, but evaluation research in K12, industry, or government sectors may be substituted.


  • PhD in Learning Science or Instructional Design


Contact: Ellen Knuth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Florida State University

The Science Education research group at Florida State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to join our ranks and assist on a 4-year NSF-funded project under the supervision of Sherry Southerland (in collaboration with Lama Jaber, Miray Tekkumru Kisa, Patrick Enderle, Ellen Granger and Zahid Kisa).

The project is entitled Learning Through Collaborative Design (LCD): Professional Development to Foster Productive Epistemic Discourse in Science. The LCD project is designed to investigate the role of a specific professional development activity-- collaborative design around curricular materials-- in supporting teachers’ professional growth to enact productive epistemic discourse in biology classrooms. Productive epistemic discourse involves classroom talk and interactions that allow students to create meaning and understanding through constructing explanations, engaging in argument from evidence, and evaluating and communicating information. The outcomes of LCD promise to provide more equitable access to meaningful science learning and instruction, in the form of productive epistemic practices, for those students who are not typically engaged in such sense-making opportunities in science.

The Postdoctoral Researcher will serve as a general project manager to oversee day-­to-day operation of the project. He/she will be involved in all aspects of the project with special attention to the data collection and analysis, and the dissemination of findings through conferences and publications.

Job activities include:

  • Co-lead and co-facilitate professional development sessions in the Design-Implement-Analyze cycles of the LCD project;
  • Engage in the ongoing analysis of data during the LCD-PD cycles, especially in the first year of the study;
  • Build educational research skills and a research agenda specific to epistemic discourse and teacher learning.
  • Given the collaborative nature of this project, the post-doctoral researcher will have abundant experiences to collaborate on writing conference papers and manuscripts for journals with others, but he/she will also be expected to take the lead on publications;
  • Participate in regular research meetings to discuss, develop, and refine analytical tools and protocols that the LCD project will use to examine epistemic discourse and teachers’ knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes with respect to the role of talk and discourse in the classroom;
  • Engage in collaborative data viewing and analysis sessions with a group of researchers and graduate students, specifically aimed at identifying and characterizing productive epistemic discourse in classroom interactions; and
  • Mentor undergraduate students and/or graduate research assistants in the science education research group, with guidance from science education faculty.

We are seeking candidates who have a Ph.D. in Science Education, Learning Sciences, Educational Psychology, Teacher Education, or related fields, with preferably the following qualifications:

  • Experience in science education research with a commitment to equity;
  • Experience working with practicing or pre-service K-12 science teachers (especially high school teachers);
  • Experience teaching in public schools, preferably in the high school grades;
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with researchers, teachers, and other school personnel;
  • Knowledgeable about and/or have interest in research on epistemic discourse and/or teacher learning;
  • Experience with data collection, particularly in public school settings; and

Background in sciences, preferably in Biology.

Salary: $51,000-$55,000 depending on experience, with full benefits. Start date: Fall 2017 or Spring 2018; exact date negotiable.

Term: Initial appointment will be for one year (renewable for up to 3 additional years).

Application procedure: Interested candidates should submit applications through the FSU job application system (www.jobs.fsu.edu, OPS Job Opening 41732, Postdoctoral Scholar) including the following materials: • Curriculum Vitae; • A cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position and why you are a good fit; • A research statement; and • The names and email addresses of three references.

For any questions about the position or the application process, please email Dr. Sherry Southerland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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