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Learning Experience Developer, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center is hiring a full-time, 12-month staff member to work as a Learning Experience Developer.  This position will assist instructional designers and online faculty with incorporating augmented reality, gamification, and other interactive elements into online courses.  The position will work closely with subject matter experts, instructional designers, editors, and production staff as well as other key stakeholders.  This position is physically located on the UW-Platteville campus in Platteville, Wisconsin.  This position is an annual appointment beginning January 29, 2018.  The work schedule is 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The annual salary is $55,000.

Responsibilities:
* Design augmented and virtual reality user-experiences for online courses.
* Train colleagues on various forms of interactive technology.
* Communicate visual concepts in the form of 2D or 3D illustrations, animations, and storyboards to key stakeholders for possible development and/or implementation in online courses.
* Design and develop interactive learning objects (e.g. gamification, scenarios, simulations) in collaboration with subject matter experts and/or instructional designers to support online instructional methods and learning assessment strategies.
* Research and make recommendations on new trends in technology for possible implementation in online courses.
* Maintain and document all relative technology processes.
* Actively participate in the Academic Research and Course Development Committee and other technology and division related committees as determined.
* Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills.
* Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Required:
* Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience or Associate’s degree and a minimum of five (5) years’ experience.  Degree must be in Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Interactive Media Design, or a related field; experience must be related to expectations of this position.
* Experience and proficiency with 2D/3D design, UX design, augmented reality development, and/or animation.
* Experience and proficiency with interaction and design technologies, languages, and concepts (e.g. Articulate, Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, Blender, HTML5, SCORM, xAPI, CSS).
* Experience and proficiency with different hardware and peripheral devices (e.g. Tablets, Phablets, 3D Cameras, Google Cardboard, Microsoft HoloLens, Telepresence devices).
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to be able to advocate or promote the need for interactive technology in online learning.
* Familiarity with agile development methods and rapid prototyping to validate design concepts with stakeholders and customers.
* Ability to manage time wisely across projects and competing priorities, meet agreed upon deadlines, and be accountable for work.

Preferred:
* Experience with JavaScript, Java, C#, C++, or other programming languages.
* Knowledge of accessibility compliance, instructional design, gamification, and/or adult learning.
* Experience with developer tools (emulators, debuggers, profilers, etc.).
* Portfolio that demonstrates systematic and creative, interactive design thinking as well as a deep understanding of UI/UX best practices; a sensitivity to typography, color, layout, and a general awareness of materials/textures.
* Ability to recognize and predict use cases and user interaction.

About University of Wisconsin-Platteville
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Information on the UW-Platteville Distance Education programs can be found at https://www.uwplatt.edu/distance-education.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, December 29, 2017.

To Apply:

Applicants must apply online at https://www.uwplatt.edu/careers.

Submit, via the online application system:  1) a letter of application addressing each required qualification; 2) a resume; and 3) the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.

Questions about this position may be addressed to:  Pam Mootz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Assistant/Associate Professor, College of Education, Boise State University

Join​ ​an​ ​innovative​ ​faculty​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Curriculum,​ Instruction,​ ​ ​and​ Foundational​ ​ Studies​ ​ (​CIFS) in​ ​the​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Education​ ​at​ Boise​ ​​State​ University.​ ​ ​We ​ invite​ ​ applications​ ​ for​ ​ a​ ​ full-time ​ ​tenure-track position​ ​at​ the​ ​ Assistant/Associate​ ​ Professor​ ​ rank​​ focusing​​ on​​ ​assessment​ with​​ ​expertise ​​in quantitative​ ​research​.

CIFS ​ is​ ​ committed​ ​ to​​ the​ ​continuous​​ improvement​ ​ of​ ​ instruction,​ ​ the​ ​ expansion​ ​ of​ ​ access​ ​ to​ ​ high​ ​ quality ​ education,​ ​and​ ​robust​ ​educational​ ​research.​ ​Boise​ ​State​ ​University​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Carnegie​ ​Classified​ ​Doctoral Research​ ​University​ ​pioneering ​ an​ ​ innovative​  ​model​​  that​ ​ emphasizes​​  rigorous​ ​ research​ ​ and​ ​ a​ ​ strong ​ commitment​ ​to​ ​teaching​ ​undergraduate​ ​and​ ​graduate​ ​students.​ ​CIFS​ ​is​ ​a​ ​collaborative​ department ​ searching​ ​for​ ​dynamic ​ scholars​ ​ committed​  ​to​​  furthering​ ​ their​ ​ own​ ​ research​ ​ agendas​ ​ and​ ​ ​partnering ​ with ​ others.​ ​We​ ​host​ ​federal,​ ​state,​ ​and​ ​private​ ​grants,​ ​focused​ ​on​ supporting​ ​ the​ ​​needs​ ​of​ students,​ ​ teachers, ​ educational​ ​leaders,​ ​schools,​ ​and​ ​school​ ​districts.​ ​We​ ​are​ ​seeking​ ​a​ ​colleague ​ who​ ​ will​ ​ actively​ ​ engage​ ​ in ​ innovative​ ​research,​ ​teaching,​ ​and​ ​grant​ ​writing,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​ongoing​ ​service​ ​to​ ​the​ ​profession.

Boise​ ​State​ ​University​ ​is​ ​an​ ​exciting​ ​place​ ​to​ ​work​ ​and​ ​is​ ​the​ ​largest​ ​university​ ​in​ ​Idaho​ ​with​ an ​ enrollment​ ​of​ ​more​ ​than ​ 24,000​ ​ students.​ ​​Located​ in​ ​ the​ ​ Inter-Mountain​ ​ Northwest,​ ​ we​ ​ are​ ​ nestled​ ​ in​ ​ the ​ foothills​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Rocky​ ​Mountains​ ​and ​ enjoy​​ wonderful​​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​outdoor ​ recreation,​ ​ including ​ world-class​ ​whitewater​ ​rivers,​ ​skiing,​ ​mountain​ ​biking,​ ​hunting,​ ​fishing,​ ​and​ camping.​ ​ Located​ ​ within ​ the​ ​largest​ ​metropolitan​ ​area​ ​in​ ​the​ ​state,​ ​as​ ​the​ ​capital​ ​city,​ ​Boise​ ​serves ​ as​ ​ a​​ ​regional​ ​center ​​for​ ​culture, governance,​ ​and​ ​business,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​growing​ ​high-tech​ ​sector,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​designated ​ center​ ​ for ​ refugees​ ​entering​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​The​ ​city​ ​is​ ​driving ​ ​distance​  from​ ​ many​ ​ national​ ​ parks​ ​ as​ ​ well​  ​​as other​ ​major​ ​metropolitan​ ​cities,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Portland,​ ​Seattle,​ ​and​ ​Salt​ ​Lake​ ​City.

Required​ ​Qualifications:
●   a​ ​doctorate​ ​in​ ​education​ ​or ​​a​ ​closely​ ​related​ field,​
●   a​ ​research​ ​agenda​ ​and​ ​expertise​ in​​ ​classroom​ ​or​ ​system-level ​​assessment,
●   a​ ​strong​ ​quantitative​ ​methodology​ ​background, ​ with​ ​ ​a ​ ​capacity ​ to​ ​ ​instruct ​ graduate​ students​ ​in​ ​quantitative​ ​methodologies,
●   capacity​ ​to​ ​support​ ​preservice ​ teacher​ ​ learning​ ​ in​ ​ areas​ ​ ​of ​ classroom​ ​ ​or​ ​system-level assessment,
●   capacity​ ​for​ ​grant ​ writing​ ​ and​ ​ sustained​ ​ ​contributions ​ to​​  educational​ ​ research,​​  and​
●   commitment​ ​to​ ​improving​ ​educational​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​all​ ​learners.

Preferred​ ​Qualifications:
●     a​ ​research ​ program​ ​ that​ ​ addresses​ ​​equity​ ​issues ​​in ​ education,​
●     at​ ​least​ ​three​ ​years​ ​of ​K-12​​ ​teaching​ experience,​ ​ and​
●     a​ ​background​ ​in​ ​teaching​ ​classroom​ ​assessment.

Applications ​​should​ be submitted online and ​include​ ​a​ ​letter​ ​of​ ​interest​ ​(two​ ​pages​ ​maximum),​ ​CV, ​ and​ ​​ unofficial​ ​transcripts. Applications​ ​for​ ​the​ ​rank​ ​of​ ​assistant​ ​require ​​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​three​ ​references,​ and​ ​for​ ​the​ rank ​​of​ ​associate ​​require
a ​​list​ ​of​ ​five​ ​references,​ ​providing ​ phone​ ​ numbers,​ ​ e-mails,​ ​ and​ ​ addresses.​ ​ Review ​ of​ ​ applications​ ​ will​ ​​ begin ​​on​ December​ ​20,​ ​2017,​ ​and​ ​will continue​ ​until​ ​finalists​ ​are​ ​identified.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/exfac/jobdetail.ftl?job=171417

About​ ​the ​​University: ​http://www.boisestate.edu/
About​ ​the ​​Department:​  http://education.boisestate.edu/cifs/
About​ ​the​ ​City​ ​of​ ​Boise:​  http://www.boisechamber.org/

Assistant or Associate Professor (up to three), College of Education, University of Illinois

The College of Education at the University of Illinois seeks interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in how new digital technologies can be applied to learning, teaching, assessment, design, and policy in formal and informal educational settings. Up to three faculty positions for nine-month appointments, tenured or tenure-track, will be available. These positions are part of a new University of Illinois initiative called TIER-ED—Technology Innovations in Educational Research and Design (http://tier-ed.education.illinois.edu). The initiative, based in the College, aims to innovate and develop interdisciplinary research programs around ways that learning, instruction, and other critical issues in education can be supported and transformed by new technologies. Applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, and full professor) are encouraged to apply. Recognizing that technology applications in educational research and design are many and varied, the goal is to conduct a cluster hire of individuals who possess specific areas of expertise and will work synergistically across the College and campus. Potential areas of scholarship and expertise include:

•        Understanding the cognitive and emotional underpinnings of learning or teaching with digital technologies and applying these understandings to the design of new platforms and new products (e.g., virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, multi-touch surfaces, and mobile tech).
•        Developing and researching transformative ways of delivering effective education in online environments, including ways to make these environments more personal and making better use of data to enhance learning, teaching, or assessment.
•        Investigating the social, political, and ethical implications of implementing new technologies and methodological innovations, and identifying new ways that technologies can transform global inequities.
•        Integrating new technologies into teacher preparation and teacher professional development across content areas.
•        Incorporating the practices of design research and design thinking into educational technology development, creating a pipeline of innovations, and developing connections with industry.
•        Designing and investigating technologies that support learning in informal as well as formal contexts across the lifespan.

In the past five years, the College has increased its focus on technology and education, with several faculty hires in this area and the development of research labs for studying new technology applications (e.g., Illinois Digital Ecologies and Learning Laboratory). New faculty members will help strengthen and extend this capacity and will have opportunities to play key roles in defining new research directions and future initiatives. The College provides strong support for research and opportunities for collaboration internally and with leaders across campus, including colleagues in the sciences, engineering, medicine, computer science, informatics, and media, as well as at the Beckman Institute, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and the under-construction Siebel Center for Design. The College is known for its groundbreaking research, innovative approaches to teaching, and service to the global community. In 2016-2017, the College had $51 million in grant funding, including 31 active National Science Foundation grants (16 newly awarded), and nine grants from the U.S. Department of Education. External projects are happening in diverse settings that range from the Illinois prison system and the Indianapolis Children’s Museum to collaborating with schools in central Illinois and Chicago Public Schools. The College is comprised of four academic departments: Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Psychology; Special Education; and Education Policy, Organization, & Leadership. It has 68 faculty members who are actively engaged in research, 600 undergraduates, and 800 graduate students enrolled annually. More information about the College is available at http://education.illinois.edu.

Position Responsibilities: Successful candidates will bring expertise and innovation in learning, teaching, design, and/or assessment in formal or informal settings, as well as deep expertise in a field closely associated with technology applications in educational studies such as the research areas listed above. The new faculty hires will contribute educational expertise to College and campuswide initiatives related to the design, development, implementation, assessment, and dissemination of cutting-edge, technology-intensive solutions for teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a doctorate in educational psychology, educational policy, learning sciences, special education, curriculum and instruction, statistics, teaching and learning, computer science, or another area that the candidate has applied successfully to education. The candidate must also have a scholarly record commensurate with a tenured or tenure-track position at a doctoral university with highest research activity as defined by the Carnegie Classifications. Senior candidates must have a strong and established track record of externally funded projects, while junior candidates must show potential for such; all candidates must provide evidence of successful interdisciplinary research collaborations with partners in related fields. In addition, the successful candidate will be able to provide evidence of teaching abilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels in on-campus or online formats. The academic departments that will serve as the tenure home in the College of Education will be matched to the successful candidates’ qualifications and interests.

Salary and Starting Date: Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience. As part of the TIER-ED initiative, exceptionally strong start-up packages are available to qualified candidates. The proposed starting date is August 16, 2018.

The deadline for full consideration of applications is December 15, 2017, however review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload one file that contains a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a personal statement of teaching and research philosophies, and contact information for three references. All requested information must be included for an application to be considered. For more information, contact the search committee co-chairs: Associate Professor Robb Lindgren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 217-244-3655; or Professor Bill Trent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 217-333-6153.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

 

Dean, Purdue University College of Education

Purdue University invites applications and nominations for Dean, College of Education. Formed in 1989, the College of Education is a flourishing academic community embedded in an outstanding scientific community, making major contributions to educational scholarship and human talent development. Our mission is to discover and develop human potential through groundbreaking educational research and teacher preparation. Faculty represent an impressive group of scholars, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers actively working to make education accessible and equitable for all students. A hallmark of the College is its commitment to removing barriers to quality education, to help students achieve at the best of their ability and to provide the opportunities that education affords to all with a purposeful focus on two signature areas: K-12 STEM Education and Social Justice and Diversity.

Established in 1869, Purdue is Indiana’s land-grant university, a comprehensive educational and research institution that is a member of the American Association of Universities (AAU). Purdue ranks fifth among public institutions in the United States. The West Lafayette Campus, located one hour north of Indianapolis and two hours south of downtown Chicago, has ten academic colleges with an enrollment of 41,500 students. Purdue’s strengths in Education, Engineering, Agriculture, Science, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, Management, and the Health and Human Sciences contribute to a robust research and educational environment.

The College of Education consists of two interdisciplinary academic departments offering teacher education, undergraduate, and graduate programs. The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs in the areas of art education, curriculum studies, learning design and technology, agricultural education, consumer and family sciences, career and technical education, literacy and language, English education, English language learning, mathematics education, science education, and social studies education. The Department of Educational Studies offers programs in the area of counseling and development, educational psychology, special education, and educational leadership and policy studies. Additionally, the college provides leadership for interdisciplinary teacher education programs from the six colleges that collaborate on teacher preparation at Purdue University: Science, Agriculture, Liberal Arts, Health and Human Sciences and the Purdue Polytechnic Institute. Many faculty hold joint appointments in these partner colleges.

The college is comprised of approximately 1,375 students (552 undergraduate; 823 graduate), 135 faculty (57 tenured/tenure track), 58 staff and 16,000 alumni. An additional 365 students are enrolled in teacher education programs across campus. The College is also home to nationally and internationally-recognized centers focused on integrated STEM education, gifted education, social studies, literacy, technology, and evaluation and learning research. The College has launched rapidly growing digital education programs at the M.S. level in recent years, and looks to build a national leadership position in this space. More information about the Purdue University College of Education may be found at www.education.purdue.edu/.

As the College’s chief academic and administrative officer, the Dean’s primary role is to provide exceptional vision and leadership and to foster a culture of academic excellence and inclusiveness appropriate for a land grant university in the 21st century with on-campus and digital education programs. The Dean actively represents the College to a variety of constituencies internal and external to the University. Reporting directly to the Provost, the Dean works closely with the College’s associate and assistant deans, department heads, faculty, staff and student leaders to ensure the College’s learning and research activities are of the highest levels of excellence. Securing internal and external private financial resources to support the many programs, faculty, and facility needs of the College is an important responsibility of the Dean. The Dean works collaboratively with local and national educational leaders to advocate for equitable and high quality education for all students in Indiana and across the country, and also seeks and engages with global partners to foster meaningful educational opportunities around the world.

The successful candidate for the position of Dean of the College of Education will possess the ability to speak the language of different disciplines, promote and support interdisciplinary research, engage multiple communities, and stimulate learning to capitalize on the diversity of the college. The Dean will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Essential Qualifications:

  • Be an excellent leader with a proven record of building a shared vision and the ability to set priorities, allocate resources, create a collaborative environment, engage in strategic planning, and achieve specific goals.
  • Have a strong academic record of achievement as a scholar and teacher appropriate for a tenured full professorship within one of the College’s departments, exemplifying the caliber of scholars the College expects to attract to Purdue
  • Be an exceptional communicator.
  • Have deep knowledge, commitment and extensive experience with K-12 education.
  • Have expertise in addressing the needs of a diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice.
  • Have a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Be an effective fundraiser who can secure and allocate resources to support quality undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, public service and outreach activities
  • Have substantial experience with the national research funding environment.
  • Be able to connect with all the constituencies served by the University and be able to articulate and advocate for the goals of the College.

The position is set to begin July 1, 2018. Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be received by January 8, 2018 and include a cover letter addressing the criteria above, a full CV, and the names and contact information of at least four references. Questions, nominations and applications should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University’s College of Education is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor, Learning Sciences at SUNY Buffalo

The Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in the Learning Sciences for the Department of Learning and Instruction.

The Department of Learning and Instruction has a long history of research excellence, as well as a strong tradition of teaching and community engagement. Faculty demonstrate a commitment to creating a collegial academic environment characterized by equity, social justice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and an ethic of care. Candidates will carry out a cutting-edge research program in the Learning Sciences, actively pursue external funding, and contribute to collaborative and interdisciplinary research in the department. Candidates will also (a) develop and teach graduate courses in the learning sciences and related areas delivered in face-to-face, hybrid and online formats; (b) contribute to the ongoing development of the Curriculum and Instruction in the Science of Learning (CISL) Ph.D. program and related concentrations; (c) actively recruit and supervise Ph.D. students; (d) support strategic initiatives across the Graduate School of Education and the campus; and (e) provide
leadership and service at the local, state, and national levels.

Priority will be given to innovative scholars who focus their research at the post-secondary/adult level of teaching and learning and situate it in sociocultural and/or social-cognitive perspectives. Specific areas of interest include experiential learning, social education, digital technologies, embodied learning, and neuroeducation.

Responsibilities include:
• Teaching two courses per semester at the graduate level
• Maintaining an active and productive research agenda commensurate with Research 1 tenure track faculty appointments
• Advising Ed.M., as well as Ph.D. Students
• Collaborating with faculty members across the department, Graduate School of Education, and the UB campus

The University at Buffalo is New York State's largest and most comprehensive public university. A premier center for graduate and professional education, UB is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, placing it amongst the leading research intensive public universities in the United States. Based upon their research and scholarly productivity, as well as key leadership roles served in professional associations, faculty members of the Graduate School of Education are acknowledged, both in the U.S. and abroad, as leaders in their respective fields.

Minimum Qualifications:
• An earned Ph.D. In a related field (e.g., Learning Sciences, Social Science)
• Relevant college or university teaching experience
• Online teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• A record of scholarship in Learning Sciences, or related fields
• Interest in developing or expanding course offerings in Learning Sciences & related fields
• Graduate teaching experience
• Experience with graduate thesis supervision
• Experience with securing external funding

Required documents for applicant:
• A cover letter that includes a) relevant qualifications for the position, b) research and teaching interests, c) and a statement describing how you have worked to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in your previous position(s)—as a graduate student or faculty member—and how you plan to continue to do so once on campus
• Curriculum vitae
• One-three sample publications
• Contact information for at least three (3) references

To review the complete position posting and to apply, please visit: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/11733

Review of applications will begin immediately. Priority will be given to those received by November 13th. Anticipated start date August 2018.

 

Three-Year Research Position, Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science

The Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFECS), a researcher-practitioner partnership between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), DePaul University, Loyola University, University of Illinois at Chicago, and The Learning Partnership, is looking for two full-time Postdoctoral Researchers specializing in the learning sciences, teacher leadership, or policy implementation. CAFECS is committed to ensuring that every high school student in Chicago receives a compelling and relevant experience in computer science. The successful candidates will engage in one or more areas of research related to professional development, instructional coaching, curriculum implementation, assessment, improvement science, policy implementation, or integration of computational thinking in math and science.

Responsibilities
•        Conduct research that addresses a problem of practice facing the Chicago Public Schools
•        Engage in systematic processes for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data
•        Balance rigor and feasibility in the design of research
•        Develop and share knowledge and theory that contributes to the research base
•        Share results in ways that take into account the needs of practitioners
•        Develop and share new tools/routines that can be adapted for improvement work in other settings
•        Keep abreast of the field in educational research and development
•        Assist in new proposal development
•        Work together effectively with a variety of staff and partners on multiple projects

Required qualifications
•        Ph.D. in Learning Sciences, Education, Computer Science, Sociology or the equivalent
•        Relevant research experience in urban settings
•        Demonstrated ability to publish research papers
•        Deep understanding of relevant literature
•        Clear experience and motivation to generate innovative approaches and solutions
•        Demonstrated ability as a team player, willing to pitch in and do what needs to be done
•        Excellent communication skills

These are three-year, grant-funded, 100% FTE positions with The Learning Partnership under the mentorship of Dr. Steven McGee. The successful candidates will be required to work in Chicago, IL, and must be authorized to work in the United States.

The Learning Partnership offers a rich variety of benefits, including up to four weeks of vacation, medical and dental insurance, a generous retirement plan, and long-term disability insurance.

To Apply
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample research paper, and a list of three professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Learning Partnership is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

 

Open Rank Position in Learning Analytics/Educational Data Mining, Teacher College, Columbia University

Position: The Learning Analytics Program at Teachers College, Columbia University invites applicants for an open rank position in Learning Analytics/Educational Data Mining. We are looking to hire a faculty member who is immersed in the learning analytics and educational data mining communities. In addition, we anticipate that the scholar hired for this position will also have the qualifications to make connections and contributions to at least one additional program in the department (Cognitive Science, Developmental Psychology, or Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics).

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a robust program of research in learning analytics. Teach courses in the core program sequence. Advise masters students in the learning analytics program and those in the learning analytics track in the Cognitive Science Program.  Advise doctoral students and supervise dissertations in the relevant departmental doctoral program. Lead program development and engage in public outreach and field development efforts.

Qualifications: Major qualifications include: a doctorate in a field relevant to learning analytics, an established program of research, experience teaching graduate students, and experience in program development. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualified candidates should submit the following materials to the search chair, Professor Gary Natriello, via email only, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Curriculum Vitae (including 3 references who will only be contacted after checking with applicant)
• A cover letter that includes: a statement of how you meet the qualifications, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of effective teaching in learning analytics, and evidence of successful program development/leadership experience

Candidates progressing beyond the initial screening will be invited to submit letters of reference and publications only at that time.

Search Timetable: Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and continue until the search is completed. Appointment begins September 2018.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

 

Tenure line faculty, Department of Learning and Performance Systems, Penn State University

The College of Education at Penn State is strengthening its commitment to the learning sciences and the study of learning. The College seeks to hire a cluster of at least four, tenure-line faculty during 2017-2018 to build upon its existing scholarly and programmatic strengths. In particular, the College will hire new faculty to strengthen the study of learning and to build bridges among four existing areas of graduate education and faculty scholarship: educational psychology; learning, design, and technology; mathematics education; and science education.  The long-range goal is to strengthen Penn State’s leadership in learning sciences research and development, enhancing existing foci: on learning in the disciplines (beginning with learning in areas of mathematics and science); on the design of learning environments; on design-based research, intervention research; and on other studies of learners and learning. 

The Department of Learning and Performance Systems in the College of Education seeks applications from individuals with scholarly interests and expertise in the learning sciences who work at the intersection of learning, design, and technology (LDT). This includes research and development on design of learning environments or technologies in formal and informal settings. The position is a tenure-track 36 week appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank with the possibility of supplementary summer appointments in research and/or teaching. Faculty members typically teach graduate courses both residentially and online, with some opportunities for undergraduate teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to recruit, train, and supervise graduate students in Learning, Design, and Technology; to pursue external funding for supporting learning sciences research; to develop and teach graduate courses relevant to the LDT program; and to engage in leadership and service to professional organizations and societies, educational institutions, agencies, and the University. Successful applicants will also engage in innovative research efforts, including, but not limited to: technologically-enhanced learning; the design of learning environments for informal, preK-12, or college settings; applications of learning analytics; emerging technologies; computer-supported collaborative learning; and learning communities and affinity spaces.

Candidates should have a program of research that has the potential to secure external funding and will lead to publications as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising. The position also offers the possibility for collaborations with the local community organizations, higher education, and preK-12 school contexts. Successful candidates will be invited to join other faculty across departments as part of the College of Education’s learning sciences initiative. Required qualifications (commensurate with experience): earned doctorate in the Learning Sciences; Learning, Design, or Technology; or a closely related field; Candidates finishing their doctorates by August 2018 will be considered as well; evidence of a commitment to developing a program of research related to learning, design, and technology; evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising, including a willingness to teach in online environments and integrate innovative technology into university courses; and evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Desirable qualifications: LDT faculty have a broad definition of learning that includes social, cognitive, sociocultural, and identity frameworks. Our program seeks applicants who would thrive within our diverse intellectual arena but who have deep scholarly commitments to their own research agenda.

Full University benefits apply. Penn State has a strong commitment to the diversity of its workforce.  We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts (where appropriate), up to three representative reprints or preprints of scholarly publications (if available), and the names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three academic references.

Applications received by November 1, 2017, are assured full consideration; however, applications will be received until the position is filled. Inquiries can be made to the Search Chair: Dr. Heather Toomey Zimmerman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences, University of Nottingham

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in the Learning Sciences post based at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will make a significant contribution to the inter-disciplinary work of the Learning Sciences Research Institute (LSRI), actively seeking out external research funding and publishing high quality work. They will take on a leadership role in relation to the online and/or face-to-face Masters in Learning, Technology and Education and undertake work in other areas in the school, such as research student supervision and the new BA (hons) Education.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant area of Social Sciences (Learning Sciences, Cognitive Science, Technology Enhanced Learning, Educational Psychology). They should also have experience of working on successful research projects.

This is a full-time permanent post.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Andrew Noyes, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

fuller details on the post, timescale and salary can be found at: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SOC346617

 

Open Rank Professor in Sociology of Education, NYU

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development invites applications for an Open Rank Professor position in Sociology of Education to begin in September 2018. The appointed faculty member will be part of the Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities (ASH). We are committed to substantially increasing the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups as we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution that we can, and especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The field of specialization for this position is open. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on urban education and/or educational equity.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Conduct an active program of research and publication; teach and advise students at all levels of the department’s curriculum – undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral; supervise student research; participate in program/department/school-level committees; and provide other service to the University.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate in Sociology, Sociology of Education, or a related field; a demonstrated record of, or ability to develop, a nationally recognized research program, including the ability to attract research support. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills as a classroom educator, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and a demonstration of, or potential to develop excellence in teaching.

Dean Family Endowed Professor in Education, University of Delaware

The University of Delaware invites applications and nominations for the Dean Family Endowed Professor in Education who will also serve as Director of the School of Education (http://www.education.udel.edu/). Successful candidates should have a scholarly specialization in education, educational psychology, teacher education, learning sciences, educational leadership, or a related field. The Dean Family Endowed Professorship is a permanent appointment that requires distinguished scholarship commensurate with that of a named university professor. The Director is appointed for a renewable five-year term. The start date of the position is September 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will exhibit a strong record of scholarship and teaching in education, evidence of academic leadership at the department, college, or university level, and the desire to assume a senior leadership role in the College of Education and Human Development. An exemplary record of scholarship is essential; previous administrative experience and a strong funding record is preferred. The successful candidate will bring visionary leadership to the School, will leverage the School’s current strengths while developing new collaborations, support the growth and development of new degree programs, and lead the School in its efforts to continue to enhance the quality of its research and instruction.  The School is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to excellence by promoting diversity and equal opportunities through leadership in research, inclusive teaching, and public engagement or outreach. As the Dean Family Endowed Professor in Education, the successful applicant is expected to maintain a high level of distinguished scholarship. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The School of Education within the College of Education and Human Development has 50 full-time, faculty, and houses nearly 600 undergraduate majors and minors and 360 graduate students. The School offers an undergraduate major in elementary teacher education and undergraduate minors in educational studies, educational technology, and urban education. The School of Education supports several robust graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral level including a PhD program in education, an EdD in educational leadership, and an EdS in school psychology. Faculty in the School of Education are highly research active in areas spanning language and literacy, mathematics education, the science of learning, sociocultural approaches, and educational policy. Faculty research is externally supported from numerous foundations and from federal agencies such as the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. In the last several years, faculty have garnered external funding in excess of $21 million and the college ranks among the top nationally in obtaining federal support for education research.  Faculty in the School of Education are recognized for their contributions to national conversations about critical educational issues, lead organizations working to address those issues, and provide a range of supports to the agencies at the front lines of improving educational opportunities and outcomes. The faculty are a methodologically diverse and collegial group of nationally and internationally known scholars.

APPLICATIONS:
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications must include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a research statement, and information for three references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

Applicants should apply through Interfolio at the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/45838

Questions should be directed to Professor John A. Pelesko (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 302-831-7215), Chair, Dean Family Endowed Professor in Education and Director of the School of Education Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. With external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering and has nationally recognized research (Carnegie rated, very high research activity). The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer  and Title IX institution.which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.  For the University's complete non-discrimination statement, please visit http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices/


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

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

iSchool at University of Missouri
http://sislt.missouri.edu

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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