Postdoctoral Scholar in the Digital Learning Lab

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Postdoctoral Scholar in the Digital Learning Lab Application Window

Open date: April 28th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

A postdoctoral scholar is needed in the Digital Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine, to support research on the use of conversational agents for learning. Research will support federally funded projects that are designing, implementing, and evaluating interactive videos and e-books incorporating conversational agents to help children ages 4 to 6 develop their language ability, literacy, and scientific knowledge.

Research will involve writing and revising conversational scripts; programming those scripts into interactive videos; managing relations and communications with grant partners, research sites, advisory board members, and participating faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, designing experiments; developing and refining measures and instruments; training and leading teams in data collection and analysis; submitting and updating human subjects protocols; and writing reports, articles, presentations, and grant proposals.

Pending funding, position will begin between October 1, 2021 and January 1, 2022 (negotiable) and continue for one year, with the possibility of renewal, also pending funding.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Education or a related field prior to the start date and prior experience in research and development of interactive media for children’s learning. Desirable qualifications include knowledge and experience in programming conversational agents, prior research on the use of conversational agents in young children’s learning, knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods and research design, oruir publications or presentations on children’s learning from media, strong written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated ability to help lead teams or mentor undergraduate students.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06750
Please include a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this project, CV, two publications or papers, and names of three references (please do not solicit letters). Questions can be addressed to Mark Warschauer, [email protected].

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy

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QualificationsBasic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Education or a related field prior to the start date and prior experience in research and development of interactive media for children’s learning

Application RequirementsDocument requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Two publications or papers

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF06750Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
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