Nov 15, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Scholar

  • Arizona State University
  • Tempe, AZ, USA
Postdoc Cognitive Education

Job Description

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scholars in the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory directed by Danielle McNamara. The postdoctoral research scholars will be working on projects funded by the IES and ONR to (a) design and develop tutoring modules and (b) explore factors influencing students’ performance in comprehension, writing, and mathematics. The candidates will be involved in studies with elementary, high school, and college students including teachers and schools across multiple sites in AZ, NH, MN, and GA. Ideal candidates will have expertise in experimental and quantitative methods and be interested in working in a collaborative research lab, particularly one focusing on learning and cognitive sciences. Ideal candidates will have specific expertise and experience in two or more of the following areas: educational technology design and assessment, game design, intelligent/adaptive tutoring systems, classroom and school-based research, natural language processing, data analytics. The positions are full-time, benefits-eligible appointment with no tenure implications. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2020.

The qualification for these positions: must have earned a Ph.D. in learning sciences, educational psychology, computer science, data analytics, human factors, or psychology, or in a related field within the past four years.

To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio at (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of research interests, and (3) three letters of recommendation which should be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Danielle S. McNamara (  Please mention that you are applying for the Educational Research position. For information on current lab projects, visit:

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 1, 2019. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.

Salary range is $50,004.00 to $54,756.00 depending on previous experience.

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