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Postdoctoral Fellow (Remote Eligible)

Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

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Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow (Remote Eligible)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 259383

Atlanta, GA and appointment may include remote working

Department Information

The Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) is Georgia Tech's living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. As higher education rapidly evolves, Georgia Tech is committed to leading the initiatives that will define the next generation of educational practices and technologies. Working in tandem with campus administrators and faculty, the center develops and tests new educational platforms and techniques. Today, traditional colleges and universities face escalating operational challenges, including reduced funding, changing student demographics, and questions regarding quality and value, and increased competition. Their success requires transformative change to enable new teaching and learning approaches. By testing educational techniques in actual classrooms, C21U develops proven technology-driven solutions that result in optimal student outcomes through creative institutional change. Combining technological solutions with practice and process modifications, C21U leverages beneficial industry and educational connections, offering important first steps toward defining the University of the 21st century.

More on the C21U can be found here:

Job Summary

This Postdoctoral Fellow appointment is annual and renewable up to 5 years. This position will be exposed to various interdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities focused on the higher education context. This position will be supervised by a director of research in education innovation at C21U, who will guide practices in the design and methodology of research that aims to enhance at-scale learning and teaching environments. This position will also work closely with C21U faculty and staff, including research scientists, data analysts, and graduate research assistants to solve complex education problems.

The successful candidate for this position will be proficient in quantitative research methods, be knowledgeable in data science and analytics research topics, follow current literature and trends in innovations in higher education, and possess an outstanding academic writing background. This position is expected to generate compelling research questions, analyze large-scale learning data, conduct high quality research, and publish research work. The candidate is expected to co-lead, with support from a director of research in education innovation, data-driven education research with a special focus on understanding students in various online learning environments, including those from online degree programs.

The major job responsibilities include:

  • Conduct novel research at the intersection of data science, machine learning and education
  • Conduct scientific reviews of research, assessment, evaluation, and statistical analyses
  • Offer educational research support to faculty, staff and administration at C21U and Georgia Tech based on evidence-based data insights and statistics
  • Ensure ethical and secure data practices
  • Prepare as directed, any written products to convey research-based knowledge and information to a variety of audiences
  • Engage in dissemination of C21U research findings and outreach activities
  • Participate in the teaching activities for the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Data-Driven Education team
Required Qualifications

A Doctoral degree in education, data science/analytics, cognitive or social science or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferences for applicants include:

  • Successful experience with managing large-scale educational data
  • Experience or interest in machine learning and natural language processing techniques
  • Proficiency in programming language including Python
  • Willingness to learn new areas and technologies
  • Record of publications in educational data mining or learning analytics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with interdisciplinary cooperation and strong teamwork skills.
Required Documents to Attach

Candidates should include CV, cover letter (typically including a statement of how your research interests are related to the position) and contact information (including email addresses) for 3 references with their application.

Contact Information

For additional information about this job opening, please contact
Y. Nicole Moore
Assist Dir-Business Ops, C21U

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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