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Post-doctoral scholar in Technology-Enhanced Learning and Assessment


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral scholar position at the center. The position will be funded by NSF (IDEAL project) and the Morgridge Foundation. Anticipated start date is beginning Fall/Winter 2019. The center is adding research on cutting-edge technology-supported learning and multi-modal data gathering and analysis (including motion-capturing and facial recognition technology) to its established research portfolio on child-robot interaction and embodied learning. It seeks an emerging scholar to contribute to existing cross-disciplinary research strands and as well as supporting the development of the new strands. This is a unique opportunity for the scholar to learn about multi-modal data analysis, humanoid robotic interaction design, embodied learning design and assessment, and to develop her/his own research portfolio. The appointment will be initially for 1 year, with possibility of renewal.

Research will involve analysis of collected data and collecting new data (in collaboration with local schools), as well as co-authoring manuscripts and grants. The successful candidate should be prepared to contribute to and manage data collection and analysis grounded in relevant theories and the scholarly writing for peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in learning sciences, psychology, or related field completed by the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include i) familiarity with human-computer interaction design, embodied learning and design theory, developmental psychology (i.e., child development), and/or diversity and inclusive education, ii) proficiency in the design and evaluation of advanced educational computing applications, which involve the collection and analysis of multimodal qualitative and quantitative data (e.g., learning analytics), iii) record of publications in peer-reviewed outlets, and iv) experience with working in multidisciplinary teams and university/school partnerships.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Drs. Yanghee Kim (ykim9@niu.edu) and Michael Tscholl (mtscholl@niu.edu). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the review will start on June 15, 2019. Compensation will be commensurate with experience.