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Research Associate, University of Colorado, Boulder

Contact: Jennifer Jacobs

Application deadline: 31/03/2020

Department: Institute of Cognitive Science
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Group: Research Faculty

Job Summary
The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) encourages applications for a Research Associate to join our research team at CU Boulder. The job involves taking part in several research projects focused on supporting teachers to integrate computational thinking and NGSS-aligned science instruction. The position is funded by research grants that will continue for five years, pending satisfactory job performance. The ideal candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, and in close collaboration with teachers and school district leaders.

Who We Are
A team of researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Utah State University are working with middle school science and dedicated STEM teachers to integrate and promote computational thinking into classrooms through four co-designed units, focused on phenomena and design challenges which align to performance expectations in the NGSS for middle school. These units integrate computational thinking (CT) and the use of a programmable sensor platform made up of a micro:bit, gator:bit, and various attachable sensors such as temperature, soil moisture, and sound. In these units students use the sensing platform to conduct a variety of data-enabled science and engineering investigations that are rooted in personally relevant questions about their community and their lives. This sensing platform enables teachers and students to envision a new type of “school-wide science lab” - moving beyond specialized classrooms where students go to conduct experiments to imagining the entire school and neighboring environment as a potential space for scientific inquiry. As such, this expanded environment for “doing science” enables teachers across STEM disciplines to creatively integrate computational thinking (CT) activities into their disciplinary instruction. The CU research team includes Tammy Sumner (Director of ICS), Jennifer Jacobs
(Associate Research Professor), Quentin Biddy (Research Associate) and Alex
Chakarov (Ph.D. candidate). More information about our current research can be found
at: https://www.colorado.edu/program/inquiryhub/curricula/stem-science-computationalthinking.
If you have questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Jacobs,
jennifer.jacobs@colorado.edu.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
- Collaboratively design innovative middle school classroom experiences using a programmable sensing platform.
- Plan and facilitate professional learning workshops for teachers that focus on NGSS-aligned, CT-integrated science instruction.
- Collaboratively develop professional learning resources to support CT integration at scale.
- Support teachers in their classrooms as they implement CT-integrated science curriculum and troubleshoot issues that arise during the use of micro:bits and related sensors.
- Engage in collecting and analyzing project data, and disseminating research findings.

What You Should Know
This opportunity requires the ability to visit teachers at various school sites in Denver, CO on a regular basis. This position is funded through a multi-year research grant that will continue for five years, pending satisfactory job performance. What We Can Offer $55,000.00-75,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience.

Benefits
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

What We Require
Ph.D. in education, computer science, learning sciences or similar (by Summer 2020). Experience supporting teachers and their students to use technology in K12 classrooms.

What You Will Need
- Ability to visit teachers at various school sites in Denver, CO on a regular basis.
Knowledge of sensor technology and computational thinking, with some basic
knowledge of programming.
Interest in publishing, conference presentations, and grant writing.
Ability to work as a team member and without direct supervision.
Knowledge of NGSS aligned curriculum and science instruction.
Knowledge of design-based research.

What We Would Like You to Have
Experience providing professional support to K12 teachers (in groups and one on one).
Research and/or teaching experience related to K12 classrooms.
Experience publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Experience in research grant writing.

Special Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. Resume/CV
2. Cover Letter
3. One Letter of Recommendation (Not Confidential)
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration,
applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Click here for a list of ADA and Title IX coordinators. To view the Regent policy, please click here. This organization participates in E-Verify. We will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each employee's I-9 form to confirm work authorization.
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To apply for this position, please visit the following website: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=24084&emailCampaignId=168

 

Post-doc/Researcher, Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, Utah State University

Time frame: Start summer or fall 2020

Contact: Mimi Recker

Application deadline: 15/05/2020

See detailshttps://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2446/researcher-ii---itls/job

 

 

Professor of Education (with a commission related to Universeum), University of Gothenburg

Time frame: 1 January 2021

Contact: Åke Ingerman

Application deadline: 15/04/2020

The position specialises in digitalisation through visualisation and artificial intelligence (AI) linked to learning in mathematics, natural sciences and technology, with a commission at Universeum and its environments for formal and informal learning. The position is fully funded for at least five years within the framework of an agreement between the foundation Stiftelsen Korsvägen and the University of Gothenburg. A workplace will be prepared at both Universeum and the Faculty of Education.

In line with this agreement, the main assignments are:
- to promote learning in mathematics, natural sciences and technology, especially among children and young people, in collaboration with Universeum, teachers, schools and student teachers in the region by using AI, computer visualisations and technology-intensive environments arranged for learning. The professor is expected to become involved in issues derived from current research related to visualisation and Science, Technology, and Mathematics Education and the organisation of and learning in environments such as science centres and museums. For example, by identifying appropriate aspects of visualisation and representations within STEM, to use audio-visual and haptic tools to navigate in visualised data and virtual environments, to explore and solve problems and to successfully implement exhibitions and interventions.
- to establish and conduct research to gain deeper insight into the relationships between the learning of children and young people in the fields of science, technology and mathematics and interaction patterns, perception and learning processes when exploring issues with data visualisations and interacting in digital environments in general. This also includes the implications for learning within STEM and sustainability issues among children and young people in particular. Of particular importance is the long-term development of a broad research network with a strong connection to various research environments.
All assignments are distinctly collaborative in nature.

The field of the position has influences from, and contact with, several disciplinary specialities that in various ways include, and overlap, with teaching and learning. Of particular importance are Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, and in digital media and tools, visualisation and interactive design. To carry out the assignments, background and experience is needed in one and preferably several of these areas along with the experience of being involved in the interface between them, with close connections with the varied international research field of Education.

The professorship is organisationally located at the Faculty of Education.

The professor will be involved in collaboration with Stanford University and Chalmers University of Technology and work in the context of established interdisciplinary collaborations at the University of Gothenburg. Participants in the research environment collaborate with the IT Faculty through a joint involvement in the international master’s programme in Learning and IT.

Candidates should have a documented background in research on interaction and learning in the STEM field, with a focus on digital learning environments. They should have knowledge about the design of digital learning environments and/or design-based research and be able to document experiences of working with relevant research and supervision of doctoral students. Furthermore, they should have a documented ability to work with different types of empirical data, such as large-scale data volumes, survey studies and/or detailed ethnographic observations or other relevant qualitative methods. Successful publication is required in areas such as technological change, design, subject didactics in natural sciences, mathematics and technology and/or communication and learning. Research considered particularly relevant to the position is in established fields such as Learning Sciences (LS), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and Participatory Design (PDC) focused on STEM as well as Science Education (SE), Mathematics Education (ME), Technology Education (TE) and sustainability issues among children and young people.

Appropriate qualifications (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4):
When hiring and promoting a professor, the following quality criteria are to be applied in the assessment (which is based on Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and the University of Gothenburg’s appointments procedure)

High degree of research expertise
Good national and international level as a researcher
Good ability to develop, lead and conduct high quality research
Good ability to supervise, review and assess in doctoral-level courses and programmes
High degree of teaching expertise
Good ability to develop, lead and implement high quality education at all levels, especially in doctoral level courses and programmes
Skilled as an academic leader
Skilled at collaborating with the surrounding community in both education and research and at providing information about research and development work

https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/vacancies-details/?id=5613

 

Research Associate, University of Colorado Boulder

Time frame: Summer 2020

ContactEryn Van Poole

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) encourages applications for a Research Associate to join our research team at CU Boulder. The job involves taking part in several research projects focused on supporting teachers to integrate computational thinking and NGSS-aligned science instruction. The position is funded by research grants that will continue for five years, pending satisfactory job performance. The ideal candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team, and in close collaboration with teachers and school district leaders.

The CU research team includes Tammy Sumner (Director of ICS), Jennifer Jacobs (Associate Research Professor), Quentin Biddy (Research Associate) and Alex Chakarov (Ph.D. candidate). More information about our current research can be found at: https://www.colorado.edu/program/inquiryhub/curricula/stem-science-computational-thinking. If you have questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Jacobs, jennifer.jacobs@colorado.edu.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be:
- Collaboratively design innovative middle school classroom experiences using a
programmable sensing platform.
- Plan and facilitate professional learning workshops for teachers that focus on NGSS-
aligned, CT-integrated science instruction.
- Collaboratively develop professional learning resources to support CT integration at scale.
- Support teachers in their classrooms as they implement CT-integrated science curriculum
and troubleshoot issues that arise during the use of micro:bits and related sensors.
- Engage in collecting and analyzing project data, and disseminating research findings.

What We Can offer:
$55,000.00-75,000.00 per year, commensurate with experience.

What We Require:
Ph.D. in education, computer science, learning sciences or similar (by Summer 2020).
Experience supporting teachers and their students to use technology in K12 classrooms.

Please apply directly through our website: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Research-Associate/24084

 

Professorship in educational technology (open rank), University of Zurich

Time frame: The position should be filled by 1 August 2021.

Contact: Prof. Dominik Petko

Application deadline: 10/03/2020

The University of Zurich invites applications for a professorship in educational technology (open rank).

Depending on the qualifications of the appointee, the professorship will take the form of a chair or an assistant professorship with tenure track.

The professorship at the Institute of Education represents the field of educational technology in research and teaching. Together with other professorships, it is responsible for BA, MA and PhD programmes in educational science. Also, it assumes tasks in initial and continuing education for teachers at baccalaureate schools. Possible research areas include the design of digitally supported learning arrangements, self-regulated, informal and lifelong learning with digital technologies, digital literacy, information literacy, computational thinking or learning analytics. Active participation in the teaching and research activities of the interdepartmental «Digital Society Initiative» (DSI) of the University of Zurich is expected.

Excellent scientific achievements in the relevant area of research are required, for example, proven by an outstanding publication track record.

Teaching may be carried out in English. Non-German speaking candidates are expected to acquire a working knowledge of German within the first two years of the appointment. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for applications is March 10, 2020. Details on the application procedure are available on www.phil.uzh.ch/jobs.html.

  

Waterbury Chair in Secondary Education and Professor of STEM Education (with a preferred focus in Secondary Science Education and Learning Sciences), The Pennsylvania State University

Application deadline: Applications received by February 20, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ContactDr. Scott McDonald

Waterbury Chair in Secondary Education and Professor of STEM Education (with a preferred focus in Secondary Science Education and Learning Sciences). The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University seeks applications from individuals with scholarly interests and expertise at the intersection of the learning sciences and STEM education. STEM education includes education within one or across two or more of the STEM fields or integrations of those fields. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the Full Professor rank within the of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. The purpose of the Waterbury Chair is to enhance the University’s commitment to the Commonwealth and provide the Chair the opportunity to continue and further scholarly excellence.

The faculty member will join and provide leadership to a thriving Learning Sciences community in the College, including a recent cluster hire across three departments. The position offers opportunities to prepare pre-service teachers, especially in secondary science education, and to provide leadership for secondary education. Successful candidates will be expected to engage in recruiting and mentoring graduate students interested in STEM education areas and to develop and teach graduate courses relevant to science education, STEM education, and/or the learning sciences. The position also offers the possibility for collaborations across the Pennsylvania State University’s 22 Commonwealth campuses, as well as community and school partners such as the Penn State Arboretum, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center, Pennsylvania’s 500 K-12 school districts, and the Center for Science and the Schools. Beginning (Anticipated): Fall Semester, 2020. Appointment Conditions: This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn State and the College of Education are committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage in individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Responsibilities: Conduct a nationally and internationally recognized research program in education in one or more STEM areas and/or the learning sciences; Seek and secure external support for research; Teach courses in Curriculum and Instruction, specifically within the secondary science teacher preparation program; supervise doctoral students in their programs and research; and supervise graduate teaching assistants; Contribute to undergraduate program in science education and graduate programs in STEM education areas through residential and online instruction, as well as recruitment and retention of graduate and undergraduate students; Provide service, outreach, and leadership to the University, educational institutions, agencies, professional organizations, and learned societies. Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in education in one or more STEM areas, in learning sciences, or in a related field; Substantial scholarly work in STEM education; Demonstrated commitment to the values of social justice, equity, and inclusion; Evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, including strong collaboration with graduate students in research and/or evaluation efforts; Evidence of a commitment to working collegially, across academic disciplines/units, and with individuals from diverse backgrounds; Willingness to teach residential and online courses in Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction, or Learning Sciences related areas at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and track record of externally-funded projects.

The Pennsylvania State University: Penn State [http://www.psu.edu] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society`s public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked as one of the top college towns in the country by the American Institute for Economic Research. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is within drivable distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC. The College of Education: The College of Education [http://www.ed.psu.edu] at Penn State offers resident programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, online graduate degrees and certificates, and an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College`s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College`s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students, and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I): The Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes undergraduate programs in Secondary Education with options in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Middle Level Education with options in Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and World Language Education. The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction offers Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. programs with emphasis areas in Science Education; Mathematics Education; Curriculum and Supervision; Literacy and English Language Arts; Social Studies Education; Second Language Education; Language, Culture and Society; and Early Childhood Education. The Department offers an Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Programs that result in a B.S. in Physics, Biology, or Mathematics and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to qualification for secondary education teacher certification. C&I serves approximately 1500 students in residential and online degree and certificate programs. The Department embraces multiple research paradigms and values collaborative research that includes and transcends issues of K-12 education. 


Through this endowed professorship, we are seeking a colleague who will complement and enhance our existing commitment to research and practice and to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Faculty Working in STEM Education Areas: Education in the STEM fields is pursued in Curriculum and Instruction by faculty in Science Education, Mathematics Education and Engineering Education. The faculty investigate such phenomena as the intersections of computational literacy and scientific modeling; mathematical generalization when using technological tools; children’s spatial thinking and science practices in astronomy; use of mathematics knowledge in teaching; science as context for supporting emerging bilingual students’ learning; learners’ participation in authentic scientific discourse; science as a social and historical practice; engineering education for elementary and middle grades students; simulations and models to support geoscience learning; teaching of mathematical modeling; improv and rituals as tools for teacher education; and teacher learning of ambitious and equitable teaching practices. They partner with faculty in Learning, Design, and Technology; Astronomy; Mathematics; Geosciences; Statistics; Educational Psychology; and the Center for Science and the Schools to advance theory and practice in technology and teacher and learner experiences in STEM fields. Recent publications appear in Science Education, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, Journal of Science Teacher Education, Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, and Research in Science Education, as well as in books for Teachers College Press, Harvard University Press, and MIT Press. They regularly present their work at such conferences as National Association for Research in Science Teaching, Psychology of Mathematics Education, the International Conference on the Learning Sciences, and the American Educational Research Association. Working on projects with more than $82 million of external funding in the last ten years, they work closely with schools, districts, planetariums, and science centers. They also hold various leadership positions in the College.

Application Procedures: Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of at least three academic references. Applications received by February 20, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We will protect confidentiality of applicants. All application materials must be submitted electronically to https://psu.jobs/university_park/jobs/jobtype/academic. Search for “STEM Education.” For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Scott McDonald, Search Chair sum16@psu.edu.

  

Assistant/Associate Professor of Literacies Education (with a multiliteracies/learning sciences focus), Pennsylvania State University

Application deadline: Applications received by January 15, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Dr. Gail Boldt

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University seeks applications from individuals with scholarly interests and expertise in multiliteracies teaching and learning at the elementary or early childhood level. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank within the Language, Culture, and Society and/or Literacy and English Language Arts emphasis areas of Curriculum and Instruction. The faculty member will join and collaborate with an emerging Learning Sciences community in the College. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses digital and/or multimodal production, design, and representations, including (but not limited to) children’s literacies in relation to out-of-school activity or discipline-specific practices. Applicants engaged in multiliteracies-focused teaching and learning research with a demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusion are of interest. Candidates should be able to articulate how their scholarship relates to the Learning Sciences. The position offers opportunities to prepare pre-service teachers and provide leadership for literacy education and learning sciences. Faculty members normally teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in recruiting and mentoring graduate students interested in literacy, literacy education, multiliteracies, digital literacies, and/or the Learning Sciences and to develop and teach graduate courses relevant to multiliteracies and the Learning Sciences. The successful candidate must also be able to teach multiliteracies and writing within the Elementary and Early Childhood Education major. Beginning (Anticipated): Fall Semester, 2020.

Appointment Conditions:
This is a tenure-track, 36-week appointment with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more. Penn State and the College of Education is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a research program in multiliteracies related to the learning sciences with the potential for external funding; Teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, including literacy courses for undergraduate Elementary and Early Childhood Education students; Supervise doctoral students in their programs and research and supervise graduate teaching assistants; Contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs through residential and online instruction; Provide service, outreach, and leadership to the University, educational institutions, agencies, professional organizations, and learned societies.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in literacies education or a related field by start date; Substantial graduate study in literacies education; Potential to develop and maintain a research agenda related to multiliteracies with attention to the learning sciences; Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; Willingness to teach residential and online courses in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and Potential for obtaining external funding, commensurate with experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
Graduate study in the learning sciences; Successful P-12 or colleague teaching experience; Experience teaching students in prekindergarten through grade 4 (PreK-4); Interest in design of learning environments or curriculum related to multiliteracies, especially for PreK-4 students or teachers; Experience facilitating professional learning of pre-service or practicing teachers; Interest or experience advising undergraduate or graduate student research; or Experience with use of digital technology in literacies education.

The Pennsylvania State University:
Penn State [http://www.psu.edu] is a comprehensive, multi-campus research university serving all regions of the Commonwealth, as well as the nation and the world in instruction, research, and service roles that require responsiveness to and support from society's public and private sectors. As a land-grant university, Penn State has responsibility for providing a wide array of programs in the professional and technical disciplines, as well as a balanced offering of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Penn State shares with other major research universities the traditional responsibilities to discover, develop, preserve, and disseminate knowledge. The University Park campus is located within State College, PA, which was recently ranked number 5 in a ranking of top college towns by the American Institute for Economic Research, and number 15 in a ranking of the safest college towns in America by Safewise. Located in a valley in the Appalachian Mountains, in Centre County, Pennsylvania, employment at Penn State offers incredible opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the central Pennsylvania outdoors combined with the culture, sports, and entertainment a large university community can bring, and is within drivable distance from New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.

The College of Education:
The College of Education [http://www.ed.psu.edu] at Penn State offers resident programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, online graduate degrees and certificates, and an extensive outreach effort aimed at continuing professional development for educators at distant locations. The College`s research program is also extensive and College faculty members secured over $36.7 million in external support during the past three years from a wide range of national and state government agencies, private foundations, and corporations. The College`s location within a large, research oriented, land-grant university provides numerous opportunities for studying education from multidisciplinary perspectives in the context of a university-wide commitment to making life better for all citizens. The College houses four academic departments: Curriculum and Instruction; Education Policy Studies; Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education; and Learning and Performance Systems. The departments offer seven undergraduate majors to more than 2,250 students, and 11 graduate programs, under authority of the Graduate School, to nearly 1,000 students. Recent surveys rank the Penn State College of Education among the top colleges, schools, and departments of education in the United States. 


Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I):
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction includes undergraduate programs in Secondary Education with options in Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Middle Level Education with options in Mathematics, Social Studies, and English; Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and World Language Education. The graduate program in Curriculum and Instruction offers Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. programs with emphasis areas in Science Education; Mathematics Education; Curriculum and Supervision; Literacy and English Language Arts; Social Studies Education; Second Language Education; Language, Culture and Society; and Early Childhood Education. The Department offers an Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Programs that result in a B.S. in Physics, Biology, or Mathematics and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction in addition to qualification for secondary education teacher certification. C&I serves approximately 1500 students in residential and online degree and certificate programs. The Department embraces multiple research paradigms and values collaborative research that includes and transcends issues of K-12 education. Through this endowed professorship, we are seeking a colleague who will complement and enhance our existing commitment to research and practice and to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Application Procedures:
Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for and interest in the position, a current CV, and the names and contact information of at least three academic references. Applications received by January 15, 2020 are assured full consideration; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted electronically to https://psu.jobs/university_park/jobs/jobtype/academic. Search for “92766.” For questions/clarification, please contact: Dr. Gail Boldt (GBoldt@psu.edu) or Ashley Patterson (APatterson@psu.edu), Search Co-Chairs.

 

Tenure Track Position in Liberal Studies - Science Specialist, California Polytechnic State University

Start Date: Sept 10, 2020

ContactLola Berber-Jimenez

The Liberal Studies Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position in Science, beginning September 10, 2020. The mission of the Liberal Studies undergraduate degree is to provide a solid preparation in science, mathematics, language arts, social sciences, art, physical education/health, and human development for future elementary and middle school teachers. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must be committed to high-quality teaching, continuing scholarship, and university service. Successful candidates must be committed to high-quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active undergraduate research program. Special areas of interest include physics, chemistry, biology, geology and/or STEM education in K-8 schools.

Successful candidates will be expected to do the following: 1) teach lower division science undergraduate courses for future teachers in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Geology and a capstone course in STEM education for the Liberal Studies Department, 2) take on a leadership role in advancing the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education, 3) engage in scholarly activities and grant development, 4) provide service to local, university, and professional communities, 5) collaborate with higher education and K-12 partners, 6) demonstrate strong commitments to effective teaching practices and professional growth, 7) and provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate in Science or Science Education;
Evidence of or potential for excellence in teaching science and STEM education courses for future teachers;
Evidence of or potential for an active research agenda;
Evidence of experience with community partnerships and programs with schools or education-related organizations;
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience in K-8 classrooms or K-12 STEM education programs;
Teaching credential;
Evidence of scholarly expertise in social justice education and culturally sustaining pedagogy;
Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse student populations;
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other teaching and learning models.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Liberal Studies Department at Cal Poly has approximately eight full and part-time lecturers, one administrative staff, and four hundred Liberal Studies majors. The mission of Liberal Studies is to ensure that students are prepared to enter a credential program and teach competently and professionally each of the seven content areas in the California-mandated curriculum (K-8). These include language arts, mathematics, science, history/social sciences, visual and performing arts, health/physical education and human development. Liberal Studies provides the educational experience and preparation best suited for the prospective elementary teacher. Faculty from the following disciplines help to offer the required curriculum in the major: Biological Sciences, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, Psychology and Child Development, Social Sciences, Statistics, Theatre, and Education. As a comprehensive polytechnic university, we are in a unique position to develop depth and expertise that could be applicable to all academic subjects. We value our collaborative and transdisciplinary structure to help develop multiple application opportunities for our students in our community, and advance the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education. More information is available at https://liberalstudies.calpoly.edu/.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement, (6) a copy of unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) as one document, (7) a copy of unofficial graduate transcript(s) as one document, and as needed (8) attach other supporting documents as one file. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. Examples of other supporting documents include samples of scholarly writing, syllabi for courses taught at the university level and/or student evaluations for a higher education course. If student evaluations are not available, please be sure that one of your three professional references can address your teaching abilities. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.

Review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. For questions, please contact Lola Berber-Jimenez at lberberj@calpoly.edu.

 

Tenure Track Position in Liberal Studies - Social Foundations of Education, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

Start date: September 10, 2020

Contact: Lola Berber-Jimenez

The Liberal Studies Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, is seeking to fill a full-time, academic year, tenure-track position in Social Foundations of Education, beginning September 10, 2020. The mission of the Liberal Studies undergraduate degree is to provide a solid preparation in science, mathematics, language arts, social sciences, art, physical education/health, and human development for future elementary and middle school teachers. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank is anticipated; higher ranks will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must be committed to high-quality teaching, continuing scholarship, and university service. Successful candidates must be committed to high-quality undergraduate education and will be expected to develop and maintain an active undergraduate research program. Special areas of interest include social foundations, social justice education, and diversity and inclusion in K-8 schools.

The successful candidate will be expected to do the following: 1) teach social foundations of education to future elementary school teachers in the Liberal Studies Department, 2) take on a leadership role in advancing the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education, 3) engage in scholarly activities and grant development; provide service to local, university, and professional communities, 4) collaborate with higher education and K-12 partners, 5) demonstrate strong commitments to effective teaching practices and professional growth, 6) and provide service within the University, to state and local education agencies, and to relevant professional organizations.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate in Elementary Education, Social Sciences, Humanities, Educational Leadership, or a related field;
Evidence of or potential excellence in teaching pre-service elementary teachers;
Evidence of or potential for an active research agenda;
Commitment to social justice education;
Comfortable teaching a variety of courses for future elementary school teachers, including social foundations in education, introductory courses, career advancement for educators, and other Liberal Studies courses;
Experience in guiding students’ research papers and writing;
Evidence of experience with community partnerships and programs with schools or education-related organizations;
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Teaching experience at the K-8 level with diverse populations of students;
Teaching credential;
K-12 school administration and leadership;
Evidence of scholarly expertise in social justice education and culturally sustaining pedagogy;
Experience teaching culturally and linguistically diverse student populations;
Demonstrated ability to integrate technology into instruction including web-assisted and other teaching and learning models.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Liberal Studies Department at Cal Poly has approximately eight full and part-time lecturers, one administrative staff, and four hundred Liberal Studies majors. The mission of Liberal Studies is to ensure that students are prepared to enter a credential program and teach competently and professionally each of the seven content areas in the California-mandated curriculum (K-8). These include language arts, mathematics, science, history/social sciences, visual and performing arts, health/physical education and human development. Liberal Studies provides the educational experience and preparation best suited for the prospective elementary teacher. Faculty from the following disciplines help to offer the required curriculum in the major: Biological Sciences, English, Ethnic Studies, History, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Physics, Psychology and Child Development, Social Sciences, Statistics, Theatre, and Education. As a comprehensive polytechnic university, we are in a unique position to develop depth and expertise that could be applicable to all academic subjects. We value our collaborative and transdisciplinary structure to help develop multiple application opportunities for our students in our community, and advance the department’s work in inclusivity, diversity, and social justice education. More information is available at https://liberalstudies.calpoly.edu/.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) teaching philosophy statement, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement, (6) a copy of unofficial undergraduate transcript(s) as one document, (7) a copy of unofficial graduate transcript(s) as one document, and as needed (8) attach other supporting documents as one file. These documents are not accepted in hard copy format. Examples of other supporting documents include samples of scholarly writing, syllabi for courses taught at the university level and/or student evaluations for a higher education course. If student evaluations are not available, please be sure that one of your three professional references can address your teaching abilities. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application.

Review of complete applications will begin January 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. For questions, please contact Lola Berber-Jimenez at lberberj@calpoly.edu.

 

Assistant Professor - Learning Sciences/Technology Education (Tenure track), University of California Santa Cruz

Initial review: 1/20/20

Contact: Human Resources

The Education Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor whose professional and research expertise lies in the area of Learning Sciences/Technology Education.

RANK: Assistant Professor [tenure track]

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00789

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering Education, Florida International University

Time frame: Fall 2020

Contact: Laird Kramer

Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Founding Director of the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education. This new unit (https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is part of FIU's College of Engineering and Computing and collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute, has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two degree programs: a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Over the past two years, SUCCEED has begun to build collaborations within the College of Engineering and Computing and pursue research and education projects in alignment with the School’s mission to serve a diverse student population locally and globally.

We are seeking a Founding Director to support the growth of our community and programs. The Founding Director, who will report to the Dean of the College, will have a unique opportunity to lead and collaborate with SUCCEED’s faculty, staff, and students to craft and execute a vision for this newly formed school. FIU has a vibrant research environment, a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, a strong record of engagement with community partners, and a trajectory for continued growth. Successful candidates for the Founding Director position must have outstanding credentials in engineering or computing education research and teaching along with a commitment to facilitating the growth of SUCCEED in alignment with its values of diversity, inclusion and equity. The candidate will provide strategic and academic leadership in education, mentorship of junior faculty and graduate students, cross-disciplinary research and collaboration, service, and engagement activities. As the Director of SUCCEED, candidates will also manage academic, administrative, budget and personnel decisions.

More information and link to FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=519932. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (lkramer@fiu.edu) or Mark Weiss (weiss@fiu.edu) if you have interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering and computing education disciplines.

 

Multiple open-rank positions in engineering and computing education, Florida International University

Time frame: Fall 2020

Contact: Laird Kramer

Florida International University (FIU) invites applications and nominations for open-rank faculty in the newly formed school dedicated to engineering and computing education. This new unit (https://succeed.fiu.edu/), which is part of FIU's College of Engineering and Computing and collaborates closely with the university’s STEM Transformation Institute, has created the first engineering and computing education program at a minority-serving institution. The School houses two degree programs: a Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education.

Florida International University (FIU) is the fourth largest public university in the United States, and is a majority-minority R1 research university. FIU has a vibrant STEM education research group, and there are also ample education research opportunities afforded in Dade and Broward counties which host the nation's largest and 4th largest state colleges and two of the largest public school districts.

We are seeking faculty at all levels as we continue to grow our community. More information and link to FIU job site containing the official position description and application: https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=519932. Please feel free to contact Laird Kramer (lkramer@fiu.edu) or Mark Weiss (weiss@fiu.edu) if you have interest, and/or to spread the word to colleagues in other engineering and computing education disciplines.

 

Education Researcher - STEM & CS, SRI International

Starting date: Immediate

Contact: Austin Blackert

SRI Education is committed to bringing rigorous research and evaluation data to bear on important decisions concerning PreK-12 public education. We are seeking to hire up to two experienced professionals to join our Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (STEM & CS) Education Program Area. Qualified applicants will have expertise in at least two of the following research areas:

-The development of learning-sciences based technologies and curriculum materials in STEM & CS.
-The evaluation of STEM & CS educational materials or interventions using a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies, including case studies, implementation studies, efficacy studies (experimental and quasi-experimental), and learning analytics.
-The development of innovative student and/or teacher assessments in STEM & CS.

SRI is interested in individuals motivated to grow into a Principal Investigator role in STEM and/or CS education research. The Education Researcher will:

-Lead and participate in research and analysis, collaborating with a diverse group of researchers in SRI Education and throughout SRI more widely.
-Work on multiple ongoing projects related to STEM & CS education.
-Present findings through conference presentations and publication of peer-reviewed papers.
-Manage multiple and oftentimes competing deadlines.
-Have experience in supporting diverse learners.
-Understand and support client needs.
-Investigate funding opportunities and contribute to proposal preparation.
-Be willing to travel 6-8 times a year for client meetings, conferences, and site visits.

Qualifications

-A passion to broaden participation in STEM & CS fields through high-quality learning experiences
-Doctorate in STEM and/or CS education, learning sciences, or a related field
-Ability to articulate a clear area of research focus
-Strong conceptual and analytic skills
-Effective communication, including strong writing skills
-Collaborative team player

Preferred Qualifications:

-Specialty in the learning sciences
-Expertise in STEM & CS policy and standards
-Experience working with state or district partners to implement new standards or curriculum
-Background in teacher professional development
-Background in design-based research and evaluation in formal and informal STEM learning environments
-Experience with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, foundations, or commercial clients.

Please note that candidates who proceed to the onsite interview process will be asked to provide a writing sample.

 

Senior Education Researcher - STEM & CS, SRI International

Starting date: Immediate

ContactAustin Blackert

SRI Education is committed to bringing rigorous research and evaluation data to bear on important decisions concerning PreK-12 public education. We are seeking to hire up to two experienced professionals to join our Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (STEM & CS) Education Program Area. Qualified applicants will have expertise in at least two of the following research areas:

-The development of learning-sciences based technologies and curriculum materials in STEM & CS.
-The evaluation of STEM & CS educational materials or interventions using a wide range of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies, including case studies, implementation studies, efficacy studies (experimental and quasi-experimental), and learning analytics.
-The development of innovative student and/or teacher assessments in STEM & CS.

The Senior Education Researcher is an experienced Principal Investigator who will:

-Lead projects and complex tasks, including leading data collection and analysis, collaborating with a diverse group of researchers in SRI Education and throughout SRI International.
-Develop data collection tools, methods, and research designs.
-Lead the writing of proposals, reports, and journal publications.
-Contribute to business development through proposals, marketing, and networking.
-Manage and grow successful client relationships.
-Manage project schedules and budgets, often on multiple projects with competing timelines
-Apply interpersonal and communication skills with clients, field sites, study participants, and colleagues inside and outside of SRI.
-Supervise and mentor more junior staff.
-Present findings through conference presentations and publication of peer-reviewed papers.
-Have experience in supporting diverse learners.
-Be willing to travel 6-8 times a year for client meetings, conferences, and site visits.

Applications from researchers who already have experience with funding from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, foundations, or commercial clients are encouraged.

Qualifications

-Doctorate in STEM and/or CS education, learning sciences, or a related field
-Experience leading projects (grants or contracts) or major tasks within very large projects
-Ability to articulate a clear area of research focus
-Strong conceptual and analytic skills
-Effective communication, including strong writing skills
-Collaborative team player
-A passion to improve education for all students
-At least three years’ experience in STEM and/or CS education beyond the doctorate

Preferred Qualifications:

-Specialty in the learning sciences
-Expertise in STEM & CS policy and standards
-Experience working with state or district partners to implement new standards or curriculum
-Background in teacher professional development
-Background in design-based research and evaluation in formal and informal STEM learning environments

Please note that candidates who proceed to the onsite interview process will be asked to provide a writing sample.

 

Prinicipal Education Researcher - STEM & CS, SRI International

Starting date: Immediate

ContactAustin Blackert

SRI has actively participated in the evolution of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (STEM & CS) teaching and learning over the last decade through curriculum and assessment development and delivery of high value and targeted technical assistance and professional development. We also conduct research, evaluation, and implementation studies on STEM & CS educational programs, curriculum, pedagogy, teacher professional development, and STEM policy using a wide range of research methodologies, from in-depth case studies to randomized field trials and learning analytics. Our STEM & CS work includes online learning and other technologies that support STEM & CS teaching and learning. Our approach to STEM & CS often integrates disciplinary knowledge and aligns development to standards/frameworks. We work with a variety of populations – K12, adult, rural, urban, students with disabilities, linguistically diverse learners, underrepresented communities – focusing on broadening participation for all people. Our work results in practical knowledge that enables educators and policymakers to make decisions about educational interventions and education policy.

SRI’s Center for Education Research & Innovation (CERI) seeks to hire a Principal Education Researcher to expand its leadership team within our STEM & CS program.

The Principal Education Researcher will:

-Lead and work on STEM & CS projects that deliver high-quality research products on time that meet clients’ needs
-Lead and support business development with federal, commercial, and foundation clients through marketing, proposal writing, and networking
-Supervise and mentor other STEM & CS researchers and junior analysts

Qualifications

-A passion to broaden participation in STEM & CS fields through high-quality learning experiences
-Doctorate in Education, Public Policy, or a Social Science discipline or comparable experience
-At least 5 years of research experience including at least two years as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator (PI), or project director (PD)
-Track record of winning competitive bid contracts and grants with federal, state, foundation, and/or commercial clients
-Experience with research design, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, instrument/assessment design, data collection, and reporting of results to varied audiences
-Excellent writing skills and the ability to conceptualize and present research plans and findings in compelling ways
-Strong interpersonal and supervision skills
-Commitment to collaborative work
-Prior publications in peer-reviewed journals

Please note that candidates who proceed to the onsite interview process will be asked to provide a writing sample.

     

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University

Time frame: ASAP through 2022

Contact: Ross Higashi

Come work with us! We are hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers, game designers, and educators to create Player-Programmed Partner Games, a new genre of culturally relevant games that help mixed-age youth in out-of-school time settings develop coding and computational thinking skills, while exploring co-robotics scenarios where humans and robots partner to solve problems. In addition to making engaging and effective games, the team is committed to creatively addressing the constraints of low-resource informal STEM learning environments by reframing them as benefits.

Your primary responsibilities would include:

- Research project management including planning, scheduling and conducting learning research and workshop activities, tracking participant formwork and modifications of IRB protocols as needed for conducting studies with participating sites.
- Organizing regular meetings with participating organizations and project team members to monitor implementation progress and work products; maintaining effective project team communications including calendaring, and meeting notes with partner sites.
- Developing studies to address research questions using appropriate qualitative and quantitative data collection, processing, and analysis.
- Conducting data collection in accordance with research protocols, using a combination of in-person, online, and participatory methods.
- Producing scholarly articles and reports for publication resulting from studies; support the delivery of annual reports and communications to the NSF, advisors, and project partners about project activities.
- Presenting research results with project team members to partners, advisors, and professional audiences at project workshops, professional and academic conferences.
- Guiding and mentoring undergraduate research assistants in human-computer interaction, learning sciences, and game design research.
- Collaborating on new research projects and grant writing activities.

Required Qualifications:

- PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Learning Sciences, Education or other relevant programs.
- Field research design including community-based research, participatory action research, and education evaluation.
- Qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation, including interview design and coding and intervention observation standard practices.
- Quantitative data collection, analysis, and presentation, including the ability to quickly learn new software programs and work with data in different environments and formats.
- Working with colleagues and research subjects in multiple locations, often by phone.
- Well-developed communication skills (written, presentation, and interpersonal) to experts and non-experts from a range of professional fields and academic disciplines.
- Research project management.
- Able to obtain Act 153 background clearances to work with minors upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience teaching and/or developing inclusive technology-enhanced learning experiences.
- Documented lived and/or professional experience with situations that affect racially marginalized groups and establishing rapport with minority participants.

This position is supervised by Dr. Ross Higashi (NREC). Dr. Jessica Hammer (HCII/ETC) will serve as the postdoctoral mentoring faculty. Additional opportunities for professional growth include co-teaching educational game and learning media design courses, and participating in grant writing and other project development activities.

Please see https://cmu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=2014079 for full posting information and to apply! 

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellows for Educational Research at Scale, Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

Time frame: 2-year appointments, full-time positions

Contact: Margaret Gibson

Application deadline: 31/03/2020

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AT SCALE
Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh
We are seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in complex, multidisciplinary projects related to studying educational change in large systems:
• One project involves a series of large-scale experiments with college students around the relationship between belonging and academic performance in STEM courses across many universities. Postdoctoral fellows would work most closely with Kevin Binning and Christian Schunn.
• The second project involves the intersection of school networks and continuous improvement to support ELA outcomes in a network of urban secondary schools. Postdoctoral fellows work most closely with Jennifer Russell and Christian Schunn.
The positions could begin as early as January 2020 or as late as March 2020 and would have the goal of building expertise and strong publications. Initial appointments are for two years and have the possibility of extension for an additional year. We seek applicants with 1) extensive knowledge of and experience with underserved populations and 2) training in at least one of these areas: advanced quantitative methods (e.g., HLM, growth curving modeling, IRT), practical measurement, continuous improvement research models (e.g., networked improvement communities, rapid inquiry cycles), research practice-partnerships (e.g., DBIR), or social network analysis.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
To apply to these positions, please send a cover letter, CV, and two representative publications to: Chris Matthis (CSM52@pitt.edu). For questions, please contact Jennifer Russell (jrussel@pitt.edu), Kevin Binning (kbinning@pitt.edu), or Christian Schunn (schunn@pitt.edu). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.
 

 

 

 

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