The Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University has an opening for a Post-Doctoral position beginning Summer 2021. The project addresses improving student motivation and learning in math, especially for students in minoritized or low-income communities. It pursues innovations in educational technologies including intelligent tutoring and educational games, in better human mentoring around the use of such technologies, and in empirical research to support the design and evaluation of such innovations. The ideal candidate would combine experience in K12 schools, educational technology design and development skills, and skills in qualitative and experimental mixed methods research. Strong candidates may be strong in just some of these areas.
The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Ken Koedinger and will work closely with Dr. Vincent Aleven from CMU and Dr. Judy Harackiewicz from U Wisconsin, Madison.
Applicants are required to have a PhD in learning sciences, psychology, education, computer science, or a related field.
Preferred qualifications include experience or skills with:
designing and running studies in K-12 classrooms
statistical packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS)
educational technology design & development skills
programming knowledge (optional)
To apply, please send a cover letter describing your interests and experiences, CV, and information for three references. Review of applications will begin as soon as they are received. For more information or if you have questions, contact Ken Koedinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged to apply for this position.
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