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Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Prof.) Position at University of Auckland, New Zealand

Application deadline: 06/07/2019

Start date: January 2020 (negotiable)

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The Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand invites outstanding researchers to joint our vibrant research in the Mathematics Education Unit focusing on university mathematics learning and teaching. We are seeking to fill a full-time tenure track position at the Lecturer level (equivalent to Assistant Professor in the USA system). We welcome applications from excellent researchers who are interested in joining our faculty and contributing through innovative research (theoretical and empirical), high-quality teaching and service. The candidate’s research expertise should complement and enhance the existing research strengths in the Mathematics Education Unit.

About the Role
Candidates are expected to develop and lead innovative research programmes, collaborate with other researchers within and outside the University, supervise graduate students (domestic and international), teach undergraduate courses in mathematics and mathematics education and graduate courses in mathematics education, and apply for competitive research grants. Skills and Experience Our ideal candidate will have • A PhD in Mathematics Education or a closely related field
• Demonstrated excellent international contribution to scholarly Mathematics Education • Publication record in first-tier international research journals in Mathematics Education • Evidence of a strong mathematics background sufficient to teach stage one university-level mathematics
• Teaching experience at undergraduate level, including the design and development of teaching resources, preferably in English

About Us
The Department of Mathematics is the largest and strongest Mathematics Department in NZ. It offers programmes in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Mathematics Education. The interaction between research mathematics and mathematics education is an important feature of this environment. The Department of Mathematics has a large PhD programme and a vibrant research culture. More details are available at <http://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/>. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. The Department of Mathematics strives to provide a collegial work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance and a stimulating research atmosphere. It is committed to achieving a better gender balance as well as being more inclusive for under-represented minorities.

The position would be available to start from January 2020 (negotiable).
Informal enquiries about the position and the Mathematics Education Unit may be directed to the Head of the Mathematics Education Unit, Dr Igor’ Kontorovich <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. More general enquiries about the Department and the University may be made to the Head of Department, Prof Steven Galbraith <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 7th July (11.59pm NZT) to be considered. Please include the following combined as one document.
1. Short Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae detailing a full list of publications, grants, and administration/service performed.
3. Teaching statement that lists teaching duties to date, student evaluations, and also a discussion of any innovations in teaching and/or experience with the design and development of teaching resources.
4. Names and email addresses of three academic referees who may be contacted at the later stage in support of your application.
For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunitiess to view the position description and FAQ.

FAQs
Q: What is the ratio of Research:Teaching:Service in this job?
A: The ratio is 40% Research : 40% Teaching : 20% Service.

Q: What kind of support is there for research?
A: Research is highly valued and supported in the department. Lecturers are encouraged to apply for internal and external research funds, and are eligible for international research travel grants and sabbaticals. There is a high level of support for new lecturers in applying for and obtaining early career research grants.

Q: What kind of international research collaboration can I realistically expect in Auckland?
MEU academics are actively involved in collaborating with international researchers, and we regularly host visits from prominent international mathematics educators. Recent visitors include: Anna Sfard, Barbara Jaworski, Ferdinando Arzarello, Merrilyn Goos, Celia Hoyles, Richard Noss, Colette and Jean-Marie Laborde, Barbara and Robert Reys, Alan Schoenfeld, Frank Lester, Michele Artigue, and others. There are many funds available to attend international conferences and collaborations, and MEU academics are highly supported to establish and maintain strong international research networks through generous sabbatical leave and flexible teaching schedules.
https://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-research/research-groups/mathematics-education.html

Q: What is the typical teaching load for one year?
A: A typical load is 2 courses per year. This can be reduced using teaching buyout from external grants, and significant service roles.

Q: What courses would I teach?
A: You would be expected to teach the following types of courses:
- Undergraduate mathematics courses, which include topics such as calculus and linear algebra.
- Undergraduate mathematics education courses
https://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-courses/undergraduate-courses.html
- Postgraduate mathematics education courses, which include topics such as Theories in Mathematics Education, Research Methods in Mathematics Education, Mathematical Processes, and others.
https://www.math.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/our-courses/postgraduate-courses.html

Q: How much interaction would I have with teachers?
A: We have strong links with secondary school teachers in the wider Auckland community. However, this position does not involve pre-service teacher education. The mathematics education courses mentioned above can serve as a pipeline for undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics students who may go on to study at the Faculty of Education to become secondary school teachers. Many secondary school mathematics teachers take the postgraduate courses and enrol in Master and PhD degrees as part of their in-service professional development.

Q: What is it like living in Auckland, New Zealand?
A: Auckland offers an attractive lifestyle. The city is built on a narrow isthmus between two harbours and is surrounded by 11 dormant volcanoes and numerous picturesque islands. Auckland is nicknamed the 'City of Sails' because of the high number of yachts that sail in the harbours and the adjoining Hauraki Gulf. To the west of the city, the Waitakere Ranges rainforest forms a gateway to magnificent west coast surf beaches and an abundance of forest walks. Auckland is a city with a rich cosmopolitan mix of peoples and temperate climate.

Q: Do I get some assistance with the relocation process?
A: Definitely. The University of Auckland provides a generous relocation package that includes professional assistance with applying for a work visa; airfares for you, your partner and dependent children, and shipment of household effects on a door-to-door basis. In addition, you will be provided with accommodation for up to 21 days immediately following arrival, a rental car for two weeks and an orientation tour of Auckland.

 

Program Officer/Senior Program Officer, James S. McDonnell Foundation

Start date: Immediate

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Application deadline: 01/09/2019

https://www.jsmf.org/assets/2019/JSMF__Senior_Program_Officer_Job_Description.pdf

This is an excellent career opportunity for a PhD with research experience and interest helping direct an exciting new grant program for funding and disseminating cutting edge translational education research! The James S. McDonnell Foundation (JSMF) has funded research that has been central to the Learning Sciences and for advancing education research and practice. The person would interact with members of the Advisory Panel and current and future PIs to ensure a successful grants program.

“The JSMF Program Officer / Senior Program Officer for the Teachers as Learners program is expected to take the lead and advance the goals of the program including developing a corpus of accumulated and shared knowledge that can be shared across the educational sector (including funders and other non-profits) and working with the funded research teams to build cross-project integration of theories, data, and tools. The Program Officer / Senior Project Officer will also have the responsibility of developing and implementing outreach efforts for the purpose of partnership building and knowledge dissemination to the broader educational community. Overall, the Program Officer / Senior Program Officer is expected to contribute to the generation of more effective classroom practices informed by a deep understanding of teacher learning.

For the role of Program Officer / Senior Program Officer, JSMF is looking for an individual with excellent communications skills, a proven track record in network building and information dissemination (particularly via non-academic outlets such as social media), and an ability to grow professionally to meet the challenges of supporting the Teachers as Learners program. The successful candidate possesses fluency with cognitive and educational research on teacher learning and/or professional learning and understands the multi-level structure of the educational system particularly through the experience teaching in K-12 classrooms.”

I am happy to discuss my experience with the TaL program and the Foundation with interested applicants.
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Director/Professor Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), University of Illinois at Chicago

Application deadline: August 30, 2019

Apply here: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=116217

The Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the institute and a vision for its continued excellence in research, teaching, service, and community engagement.

LSRI is dedicated to the support of multidisciplinary research on learning and teaching, and to the development and evaluation of learning environments, curriculum materials, teacher professional development, and educational practices appropriate for 21st century learning, including research and development focused on aspects of disciplinary teaching, learning, and assessment. One of the primary functions of LSRI is to facilitate the development of proposals for extramural research support and to administer and support those projects that successfully secure such funding. Most of the proposals developed in LSRI involve collaborations among multiple investigators representing various departments and units at UIC.

LSRI brings together a group of UIC researchers from three colleges (Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering) and over a dozen academic departments in an interdisciplinary program of research in the learning sciences. The research and development work at LSRI spans the space of activity from fundamental understandings of how people learn to the design of environments and technologies to promote learning. The Institute has generated over $100M of external research funding, is the former editorial home of the Journal of the Learning Sciences, and provides hundreds of professional development opportunities for educators from the Chicago Public Schools and other districts.

LSRI houses a PhD program in the Learning Sciences with a specific focus on the education of a new generation of researchers with dual expertise in the science of learning and a distinct disciplinary focus of their choosing. Students with expertise in fields as disparate as literacy, computer science, music, urban planning, chemistry, geography, and mathematics study together, bringing their unique disciplinary experience to challenge and broaden each other’s perspectives on the nature of learning and the implications for teaching and design.

The Director is the chief administrative officer of the institute with responsibility for instructional programs and for administrative, budgetary, promotion, and recruitment matters. The position also entails appointment as a faculty member in LSRI and in another academic unit that reflects the Director's disciplinary specialization. The successful candidate will have a PhD, a distinguished record of scholarship, evidence of excellent teaching, and appropriate academic administrative experience. A demonstrated ability to foster collaboration among a diverse group of scholars is desirable, as is a strong record of external funding and exemplary awards. The ideal Director will work with key units and communities at UIC and the Chicago metropolitan area to enhance the mission of the Institute, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University.

The successful candidate must be a Full Professor or must possess a record of publication, teaching, and service that would merit promotion to Full upon hiring and academic appointment at UIC.

The desired appointment date is August 16, 2020. Salary is competitive based on qualifications. To apply, complete an on-line application and upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and the names and full contact information of five references at https://jobs.uic.edu. Please click on the Job Board and then the position. For information about the application processes please contact Edward Drogos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For further information about LSRI see the institute’s website https://lsri.uic.edu/. Applications should be received by August 30, 2019 to receive full consideration. Nominations for the position may be submitted to Edward Drogos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by no later than July 30, 2019.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research-Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation's largest metropolitan areas. It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 29,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) through its status as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse, pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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3 Postdoctoral Positions in the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET), Arizona State University

Application deadline: Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is June 1, 2019. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for three Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions in the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory directed by Danielle McNamara. The postdoctoral research scholars will be working on projects funded by the IES and ONR to (a) design and develop tutoring modules and (b) explore factors influencing students’ performance in comprehension, writing, and mathematics. The candidates will be involved in studies with elementary, high school, and adult literacy students, including teachers and schools across multiple sites in AZ, NH, MN, and GA. The ideal candidates are interested in working in a collaborative research lab, particularly one focusing on learning and cognitive sciences. There are three positions available:

  1. Educational Technology Design: One postdoctoral research scholar will focus on rigorously designing, developing, and testing new modules and games within an existing tutoring system, iSTART. This candidate should have experience in system design and usability assessment, including the design of ITSs and/or games.
  2. School-based Research: One postdoctoral research scholar will focus on working with teachers and students to conduct experimental studies. This candidate should have past experience in implementing and testing educational technologies in various educational settings with high fidelity, including schools.
  3. 3. NLP and Data Analytics: One postdoctoral research scholar will conduct natural language processing (NLP) on various data sets including essays and math tutoring interactions. This candidate should have expertise in database management, R, Python, and statistical analysis methods.

The positions are full-time, benefits-eligible appointment with no tenure implications. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

The qualifications for these positions include: must have earned a Ph.D. in learning sciences, educational psychology, computer science, data analytics, human factors, or psychology, or in a related field within the past four years.

To apply, please submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of research interests, and (3) three letters of reference to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Danielle S. McNamara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please mention that you are applying for the Educational Research position. Please specify for which position(s) you are most qualified. For information on current lab projects, visit: https://soletlab.asu.edu/.

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is June 1, 2019. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Salary range is $50,004.00 to $54,756.00 depending on previous experience.

Arizona State University is located in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metropolitan area. Arizona State University and the Department of Psychology encourage and support diversity among applicants and employees.

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. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX.

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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Post-doctoral Scholar in Technology-enhanced Learning and Assessment at Northern Illinois University

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed starting June 15, 2019, and will be accepted until the position is filled

Start date: Fall/Winter 2019

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scholar position in the CREATE Center. The position will be funded by NSF (IDEAL project) and the Morgridge Foundation. Anticipated start date is beginning Fall/Winter 2019. The center is adding research on cutting-edge technology-supported learning and multi-modal data gathering and analysis (including motion-capturing and facial recognition technology) to its established research portfolio on child-robot interaction and embodied learning. It seeks an emerging scholar to contribute to existing cross-disciplinary research strands and as well as supporting the development of the new strands. This is a unique opportunity for the scholar to learn about multi-modal data analysis, humanoid robotic interaction design, embodied learning design and assessment, and to develop her/his own research portfolio. The appointment will be initially for 1 year, with possibility of renewal.

Research will involve analysis of collected data and collecting new data (in collaboration with local schools), as well as co-authoring manuscripts and grants. The successful candidate should be prepared to contribute to and manage data collection and analysis grounded in relevant theories and the scholarly writing for peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in learning sciences, psychology, or related field completed by the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include i) familiarity with human-computer interaction design, embodied learning and design theory, developmental psychology (i.e., child development), and/or diversity and inclusive education, ii) proficiency in the design and evaluation of advanced educational computing applications, which involve the collection and analysis of multimodal qualitative and quantitative data (e.g., learning analytics), iii) record of publications in peer-reviewed outlets, and iv) experience with working in multidisciplinary teams and university/school partnerships.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Drs. Yanghee Kim (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Michael Tscholl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the review will start on June 15, 2019. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

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Post-docs/Research Scientist in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Application deadline: June 29, 2019

Apply Here: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Post-Doctoral-Fellow_R0000259

Time frame: May-Aug 2019 startdate for 2 years

The Educational Psychology and Mathematics Learning Lab at WPI seeks to hire a postdoctoral research scientist in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Mining (full time, 12 months, for up to 2 years) under the direction of Dr. Erin Ottmar in the Learning Sciences and Technologies Program.

The postdoc would join an interdisciplinary team to work on a large 3-year IES funded efficacy project and other projects examining the intersections of algebra problem solving, math cognition, student errors and strategy use, feedback, dynamic technology, and games in learning. The candidate will perform basic and applied research in the analysis of processing of educational data that is produced as students engage with Graspable Math, a dynamic math notation technology (graspablemath.com). Several large student-level randomized controlled trials in classrooms will provide a lot of opportunities to examine student engagement and achievement outcomes as well as log-level data analysis of student interactions with the Graspable Math technology.

The candidate will develop data models to produce algorithms that identify student behaviors and mathematical strategies that could also predict learning and engagement. Successful candidates will have expertise in the use of complex data analytic techniques that leverage rich data to understand phenomena related to learning, engagement, and performance. Preference will be given for candidates that have conducted scholarly work involving the cognitive and affective processes and mechanisms that underlie technology-enhanced learning.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Learning Sciences, Data Science, or closely related field. A proven publication track record and relevant research experience in machine learning, educational data mining, learning analytics, classification algorithms, behavior detectors, or artificial intelligence is required. Candidates must also be able to communicate effectively (both verbally and written) and learn from and collaborate with researchers from a variety of interdisciplinary areas (math education, cognitive psychology, statistics).

The start date is flexible but can begin anytime from March-August 2019. The position is full time (12 months) for up to 2 years. Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should submit the following application materials at https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Post-Doctoral-Fellow_R0000259

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement describing your training and research interests, including why your background and interests are a match for this position
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • 2 Samples of written work

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Dean of the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University

Start date: Summer 2019

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The Pennsylvania State University seeks candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Education. Penn State, the land-grant University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is one University geographically distributed, with 23 other campuses located throughout the Commonwealth, the online World Campus, and the centralized administrative hub at University Park. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and Provost of the University, the Dean serves as the principal academic and administrative officer of the College and will lead faculty and staff who are committed to providing extraordinary education, conducting research with impact, and fostering a community with distinction.

The College of Education has a well-deserved global reputation of excellence in instruction and research, boasting several programs ranked in the top ten in the nation, including Vocational/Technical Education (#2), Higher Education Administration (#4), Student Counseling and Personnel Services (#5), and Administration and Supervision (#9). Through in-residence, blended, and World Campus online offerings, the College enrolls 1,865 undergraduate and 1,758 graduate students. The College faculty includes 116 tenure line and 79 fixed-term full-time faculty within the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems which offer 8 undergraduate, 27 masters, and 18 doctoral degree programs, as well as 12 professional certification programs. The College currently hosts 11 research centers and clinics supporting a wide range of activities in support of its mission. The College has an endowment of $52 million with 307 defined funds. The operating budget for the College is approximately $50 million, with the World Campus generating additional income. In the most recent period, College of Education faculty members were involved in over $20 million in sponsored research projects.

The College of Education has been accredited since 1965 by the NCATE (now CAEP) as well as by APA, CACREP, CORE, AMLE, CEC, ELCC, and NAEYC.

The College of Education seeks a distinguished scholar, with credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor, to continue developing and building the College as a national and international leader. Prior leadership experience with responsibility for strategic planning, fundraising, managing complex budgets, personnel management, curriculum and program development, and fostering research and scholarship is desirable, along with the ability to inspire students to expand their knowledge and positively influence a multicultural, global society. In addition, the successful candidate should be a visionary leader with a demonstrated record of transparent communication; provide experience in supporting and expanding a wide variety of research activities, demonstrate a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion; hold a record of accomplishment in research and teaching; have experience with accreditation; and display familiarity with national issues affecting undergraduate and graduate education. The Dean will be an effective collaborator and an engaged and visible leader both on campus and beyond, able to advance the missions of both the college and the university.

The University, through the provost, has retained Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, a national executive search consulting firm, to assist in the search. The review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, requests for the detailed position profile, and application material, including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of five professional references should be forwarded in confidence to:

Steve Leo, Partner
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP
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610-572-4296

The search will continue until an appointment is made. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Final candidate(s) for the position must complete a full background check process, including education, employment, credit, motor vehicle verifications, criminal, and child abuse as appropriate.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education at Baylor University

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning February 28, 2019 and will be accepted until the position is filled

Time frame: Aug 2019-May 2020 Postdoc (with potential for second year)

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Baylor University’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) seeks applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education.

This is a one-year (ten-month) appointment with a competitive salary and the possibility of renewal for one additional year depending on funding and performance.

Full posting and application instructions at https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/4743 

 

Visiting Assistant Professor in Learning in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College

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Open Date: Jan 25, 2019

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

The Lynch School of Education (LSOE) at Boston College (BC) is seeking two (2) Visiting Assistant Professors to be affiliated with its new MA Program in Learning Engineering. Visiting Assistant Professors will teach and mentor in the program under the guidance of program faculty and participate in the evaluation and iterative refinement of the program. They will have opportunities to carry out research and advise on the design of innovative experiential and active-learning curricula and pedagogies in the context of both the Learning Engineering program and in-development BC programs in Human-Centered Engineering and Integrated and Applied Science.

The MA in Learning Engineering begins in late August, 2019, and it is a full-time, on campus, 12-month, 30-credit interdisciplinary curriculum that prepares students to design innovative learning experiences (LX) that leverage cutting-edge technologies and environments. The program is designed to foster development of expertise and imagination needed to design learning experiences that not only give learners opportunities to learn but that also engage their interests, passions, and prior knowledge so that they feel invited to learn, develop interest in what they are learning, and continue to persevere even when they encounter challenges.

At the program’s core is a series of Design Studios and Reflective Seminars designed to foster learning from experience, synthesis across classes and projects, and formation of career goals. Visiting Assistant Professors will help facilitate the Design Studios and Reflective Seminars and mentor students as they decide what design challenges to take on, identify their personal interests, and choose and engage in internship activities. Depending on interests and experience, Visiting Assistant Professors may also be called on to teach 1-credit technology modules. More information about the program can be found at www.bc.edu/learningengineering.

Research opportunities will be in the context of refining the program, identifying what makes it work (or not) so that it might serve as a model for other similar programs, and identifying how understanding and capabilities develop in the context of an intense design-based cognitive apprenticeship experience. Additionally, BC is engaged in developing undergraduate programs focused on human-centered engineering and integrated and applied science. Visiting Assistant Professors will have the opportunity to participate in helping to advise those in-process efforts and carry out research in those venues once those programs take shape.

Visiting Assistant Professors may serve for up to three years and are asked to commit to a minimum of two years. The appointment is initially a one-year position with renewal for second and third years conditional on satisfactory performance review.

Qualifications
Required qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in the learning sciences or a related field with significant education and experience in the design of technology-rich learning experiences and design-based research (or its equivalent). Applicants should be interested in teaching and mentoring masters students, i.e., those who are preparing to be professionals who will apply what is known about how people learn to the design of learning experiences. They should be interested, as well, either in research related to, or curriculum development around, learning practices of a profession, and they should have solid credentials for carrying out one or both.

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit the following materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/59880: (i) a cover letter addressing your interests in the position, your qualifications and career history, what you feel you can contribute to the described efforts, and how the position fits with your career goals; (ii) a Curriculum Vitae; (iii) the names and contact information of three scholars who can serve as references; and (iv) at least two samples (published or unpublished) of your scholarly and design work that represent your qualifications for this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For more information about the positions, contact Janet Kolodner (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. Apply at this url: https://apply.interfolio.com/59880

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

 

Open-Rank Professor in Learning Sciences at the University of Iowa

Review of application: Screening will continue until the position is filled

Apply here: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73485

The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations at the University of Iowa invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor in the Learning Sciences program. The position will begin August 2019.

The Department of Psychological and Quantitative Foundations seeks applicants for an open-rank tenure-track professor position in the learning sciences. The successful candidate will have a generative approach to advancing theory and general knowledge in the learning sciences and investigating innovative learning environments. Research interests that would complement those of our current faculty include personalized and adaptive learning. The University of Iowa provides many opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with faculty in the health, social sciences, and other disciplines. The successful candidate will join the faculty of the Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences program, which currently has a Ph.D. and M.A. program as well as a strong service teaching component in our College of Education.

Please find more information at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/73485

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Phone: 319-335-5667
Department URL: https://education.uiowa.edu/pq

ONLINE APPLICATION REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Interest
- Two or three samples of scholarly work
- Teaching evaluations
- Graduate college transcripts
- Number of References: 3
- Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.

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