University of Pittsburgh


Learning Research and Development Center, University of Pittsburgh

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in complex, multidisciplinary projects related to studying educational change in large systems:

  • One project involves a series of large-scale experiments with college students around the relationship between belonging and academic performance in STEM courses across many universities. Postdoctoral fellows would work most closely with Kevin Binning and Christian Schunn.
  • The second project involves the intersection of school networks and continuous improvement to support ELA outcomes in a network of urban secondary schools. Postdoctoral fellows work most closely with Jennifer Russell and Christian Schunn.

The positions could begin as early as January 2020 or as late as March 2020 and would have the goal of building expertise and strong publications. Initial appointments are for two years and have the possibility of extension for an additional year. We seek applicants with 1) extensive knowledge of and experience with underserved populations and 2) training in at least one of these areas: advanced quantitative methods (e.g., HLM, growth curving modeling, IRT), practical measurement, continuous improvement research models (e.g., networked improvement communities, rapid inquiry cycles), research practice-partnerships (e.g., DBIR), or social network analysis.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

To apply to these positions, please send a cover letter, CV, and two representative publications to: Chris Matthis ([email protected]).  For questions, please contact Jennifer Russell ([email protected]), Kevin Binning ([email protected]), or Christian Schunn ([email protected]). The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.