Wager Lab Research Associate 4/2018
Research Associate position in Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Colorado Boulder: We are using Cognitive principles to develop technology based literacy tools and instruction to enhance content area classroom learning. This work is funded by a grant from the Dept. of Education. The candidate will assist in implementing, supervising and assessing a middle school reading technology-based curriculum in schools in the Boulder/Denver area. The program is designed to help struggling readers comprehend difficult expository texts. Applicants should have training in cognition, educational research statistical approaches such as HLM, and a commitment to educational research. This work will require that you work with school district personnel; teachers, principals, and high level administrators to help them understand how our research can positively impact their educational goals. In addition, you will also participate in preparing journal articles and other forms of data dissemination, as well as proposals for funding for follow-on projects. Candidates will have a strong background in educational/psychological research methods. Experience with schools, curriculum development, literacy research, educational technology development and/or machine learning are relevant to this project and would be viewed as a plus.
Ph.D. in cognitive and/or educational psychology or related field.
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Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10066 - Cognitive Sci Institute-Admin
Posting Date: Apr 9, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Jean Bowen
Posting Contact Email: Jean.Bowen@Colorado.edu
Position Number: 00744922