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

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

Start date: Fall/Winter 2019

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

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

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

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


Post-doctoral Scholar in Science Education/Learning Sciences at Pennsylvania State University

Application deadline: May 15, 2019

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Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Scholar position at the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Education with Dr. Scott McDonald beginning summer/fall of 2019 with a focus on geoscience education and teacher learning. This post-doctoral position is part of an NSF funded project, GEODE: Geological Models for Explorations Of Dynamic Earth, which has developed web-based visualization and modeling tools to help middle grade students learning Plate Tectonics. The project involves supporting teacher’s enactment and learning around these tools. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will also contribute to a second NSF funded project, GeoHazard: Modeling Natural Hazards and Assessing Risks, which is currently in the design and development phase. Both projects are in collaboration with the Concord Consortium.

Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in science education, learning sciences or a related field completed by time of appointment or September 1, 2019. The successful candidate should be prepared to: Contribute to and manage collection and analysis of project data, and the writing of peer-reviewed manuscripts for presentation and publication. Data will include video/audio/screen capture of classroom enactment, as well as pre/post and student work from the online curricular system.; Work collaboratively with the PI (Dr. Scott McDonald) to design and/or co-investigate questions leading to potential additional data collection, analyses, and peer reviewed publications. Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in qualitative or quantitative data analysis, in particular video analysis of classroom enactment is desired; Experience or familiarity with design-based research methodologies; Record of publication or presentations in peer-reviewed education outlets; Teaching experience, either at K-12 or university level; Experience working with middle and high school science teachers in a professional development or other learning context. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. In addition to applying online, interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 professional references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Information and Technology Studies in the Faculty of Education (Ref.: 492425)

Application deadline: April 15, 2019

Start date: September, 2019

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Applications are invited for appointment as tenure-track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Division of Information and Technology Studies in the Faculty of Education, to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure subject to performance evaluation.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Technology for Information Management, Data Analytics, Digital Learning, or a closely related field, and a professional teaching qualification. They should have strong research and teaching experience at the tertiary level, with a proven track record of competency particularly in the areas of information management, social media analytics, complex modeling of information flow with application in addressing social, behavioral and organizational science-related questions, as well as big data analytics in education.

The appointee will be expected to teach courses offered in the following programmes: Bachelor of Science in Information Management, Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences in Social Data Science, Master of Science in Library and Information Management, and Master of Science in Information Technology in Education. The appointee will also be expected to supervise research postgraduate students, develop a vibrant and externally funded research programme, and contribute to both pre-service and in-service programmes.

The Faculty of Education is ranked 4th among the top Education faculties worldwide by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for Education 2019. More information about the Faculty’s academic programmes and research areas is available on the Faculty website at

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for this post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V. with the information of three references, and a cover letter, one writing sample (a dissertation chapter or published article), a research plan and a teaching statement (of not more than 2 pages each). Closes April 15, 2019.

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to equality, ethics, inclusivity, diversity and transparency.


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

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Application deadline: June 29, 2019

Time frame: May-Aug 2019 startdate for 2 years

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

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

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

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

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

Candidates should submit the following application materials at

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


Assistant Professor in the Department of Design and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, Southern University of Denmark

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Application deadline: April 14, 2019

The Danish Institute for Advanced Study seeks an outstanding candidate to fill a position at the Assistant Professor level. The position is sponsored by the Department of Design and Communication and starts August 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The department resides at the University of Southern Denmark’s campus in Kolding. The place of employment is campus Kolding, but the successful candidate is expected to be at the DIAS in Odense on a weekly basis. The appointment is for four years with the possibility for a subsequent two years of employment as an Associate Professor. We offer a uniquely ambitious research environment and ample research funding attached to this particular position, and, for the successful candidate, a position where options for tenure will be discussed during a third-year review. Beyond this seed funding and besides being part of an excellent academic environment, D-IAS offers the strongest possible support in applications for further external funding from prestigious national and European funding schemes, e.g., Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the ERC starting grants. The present position is in the fields of: Humanities: Computational thinking, Visualization, and Digital Humanities. The successful candidate will have a strong international profile, a strong record of research publications, and have demonstrated exceptional potential to excel in scientific research. We expect the applicants to actively engage in the development of the research unit as well as contribute positively to Danish IAS as a whole.

Danish IAS
The Danish IAS at SDU is a research centre that aims to inspire ground-breaking ideas through the meeting of minds across the sciences and humanities. The Danish IAS engages leading academics through its visitor programme, weekly lectures, and quarterly colloquia. There is a strong focus on talent development of young researchers who work on game-changing ideas. Eminent academics are appointed as chairs, and in that capacity form the backbone of the Danish IAS as they catalyze activities within their field. More information about Danish IAS activities can be found on our website For further information please contact professor Nina Bonderup Dohn, Associate Chair of DIAS, by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Computational thinking, Visualization, and Digital Humanities
We welcome applicants with a basis in the use of ICT for knowledge representation and learning and an interdisciplinary orientation who are prepared to participate in the cross-disciplinary cooperation at the department. The Department for Design and Communication is currently establishing a Center for Computational Thinking, in collaboration with Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Special focus areas for the center are design for learning computational thinking; computational thinking, modelling, and visualization within the humanities; and computational thinking through “computational things” (physical ICT). The selected applicant is expected to participate actively in the center and, in particular, to strengthen the center’s profile within Computational thinking, visualization and digital humanities. It is a requirement for the position that the applicant should have documented research qualifications within use of ICT for knowledge representation, modelling, and visualization within humanistic disciplines. Applicants who have worked with computational thinking or designs for learning with ICT will be preferred. Programming skills are welcomed but not required.
For further information please contact Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Professor Nina Bonderup Dohn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).
If you are not a Danish speaking applicant, please make sure to enter the electronic application form via the English website in order to receive further information in English.

Application, salary, etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2015 (the document only exists in Danish). It applies for all positions that they will only cover teaching requirements from related areas, including interdisciplinary teaching activities and Cand. Negot. courses. Research will be predominant in this position. To qualify for the position as assistant professor you must have completed a PhD-degree by the application deadline.
An application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates/Diplomas
  • Information on previous teaching experience, please attach as Teaching portfolio
  • Complete list of publications, indicating which publications are most relevant for the position
  • Up to 5 of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication.
    For any publication with a co-author, a co-author statement must be submitted as part of the pdf-file
  • Three letters of recommendation from acknowledged international researchers which should be submitted directly by the references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.
  • Research and publication plan for the next three years

Application and all appendices must be in Danish, English or one of the Scandinavian languages. Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.
We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected. Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the committee will assess whether you are qualified to be an Assistant Professor. The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.
When the assessment committee has submitted its report, the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.
If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.
Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process.
Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” ( The Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying.
We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

D-IAS encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.


Dean of the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University

Start date: Summer 2019

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

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

The College of Education has been accredited since 1965 by the NCATE (now CAEP) as well as by APA, CACREP, CORE, AMLE, CEC, ELCC, and NAEYC.
The College of Education seeks a distinguished scholar, with credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of professor, to continue developing and building the College as a national and international leader. Prior leadership experience with responsibility for strategic planning, fundraising, managing complex budgets, personnel management, curriculum and program development, and fostering research and scholarship is desirable, along with the ability to inspire students to expand their knowledge and positively influence a multicultural, global society. In addition, the successful candidate should be a visionary leader with a demonstrated record of transparent communication; provide experience in supporting and expanding a wide variety of research activities, demonstrate a commitment to high-quality disciplinary and interdisciplinary education, as well as diversity and inclusion; hold a record of accomplishment in research and teaching; have experience with accreditation; and display familiarity with national issues affecting undergraduate and graduate education. The Dean will be an effective collaborator and an engaged and visible leader both on campus and beyond, able to advance the missions of both the college and the university.

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

Steve Leo, Partner
Vicki Henderson, Senior Associate Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 610-572-4296
The search will continue until an appointment is made. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Final candidate(s) for the position must complete a full background check process, including education, employment, credit, motor vehicle verifications, criminal, and child abuse as appropriate.

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


Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in STEM Education at Baylor University

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

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

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

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

Full posting and application instructions at 


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

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Open Date: Jan 25, 2019

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Location: Chestnut Hill, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

ContactBen DeVane

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

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

Please find more information at

Kathy L Schuh (Search Chair) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 319-335-5667
Department URL:

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


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