Social Science & Policy Studies
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The position is funded for 2-3 years. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Ivon Arroyo and a research team at WPI and across universities in New England on several NSF funded research projects involving math learning technologies for K-12 level, that integrate cognitive perspectives as well as metacognitive and affective perspectives, blended with rich data analysis and modeling, and teacher training including learner analytics and educational data mining.
A blend of Educational Data Mining and/or Educational Measurement skills (data extraction/manipulation, predictive modeling, structural modeling) with Cognitive/Learning Sciences/Math Learning and some kind of online learning technologies/Human Computer Interaction experience would make an ideal candidate, and interest in working with mathematics teachers in New England.
The post-doc in Learning Sciences and Technologies will help to answer research questions involving data extracted from math tutoring software, analyze data from past students and lead workshops for teachers in public schools (remotely) using these learning technologies, help direct undergraduate/graduate students in data collection/extraction, data analysis, and student modeling to answer research questions and publish several research articles.
Candidates will be evaluated on:
Appointment: Postdoctoral fellow, twelve-month appointment beginning Summer or Fall 2019. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for 2 additional years.
Salary is commensurate with university Postdoctoral Fellowship Policies and experience.
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Postdoctoral-Fellow_R0000252
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.
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