- From: Stephen Fancsali <sfancsali@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: edm-announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 22 May 2020 10:12:44 -0400
[on behalf of Vincent Aleven & Bruce McLaren]
Postdoctoral position at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie
Join us as a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute. The
postdoc will perform design-based, classroom research on the topic of
teacher-student-AI co-orchestration of personalized learning in K-12 with
AI-enhanced learning software, covering both classroom and remote learning
scenarios. The project will explore different hardware options, including
augmented and mixed reality. The work will be carried out in the context of
two synergistic and funded projects, namely “Human/AI Co-Orchestration of
Dynamically-Differentiated Collaborative Classrooms” (NSF Cyberlearning)
and “Enhancing Student Learning with an Orchestration Tool for Personalized
Teacher-Student Interactions in Classrooms Using Intelligent Tutoring
Software Education Technology” (IES Education Technology). The candidate
will be part of both project teams. We are looking for applicants with
expertise and enthusiasm in relevant research areas, including AI in
education, learning analytics, educational data mining, classroom
orchestration tools, and computer-supported collaborative learning.
The postdoc will work under the supervision of Drs. Vincent Aleven and
Bruce M. McLaren at the HCI Institute. Fellows will also regularly interact
with other project faculty including Dr. Ken Holstein at the HCI Institute,
Prof. Nikol Rummel at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and Dr. Steve
Ritter at Carnegie Learning Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Tasks may include user research and needs analysis with students and
teachers, ideation and design, co-design with teachers and students,
prototyping and user studies, operationalizing learning theory, development
or tuning of analytics, development of decision support tools for teachers
and students, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results.
We will also encourage and support the postdoc in developing their own
research that builds their research agenda and leads to publications and
grant applications. The postdoc works individually and as part of a
multi-site team, and they must supervise undergraduate and master student
research assistants. Work with K-12 schools in the Pittsburgh region and
beyond is required.
The position begins as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The candidate
needs to have completed all PhD requirements by that date, although does
not need to have formally graduated just yet. We anticipate the position to
be two years in duration, annually renewable based on performance and
availability of funding.
Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.
Applicants should have a doctorate in learning technologies, human-computer
interaction, computer science, learning sciences, learning analytics,
psychology, design, or a related field. They should have completed strong,
compelling PhD research in one (or more) of these areas.
We are looking scholars who have strong methodological backgrounds in both
design and research methods, and a propensity toward innovation in methods
for design and user research. Applicants should have experience with
research and development of advanced learning technologies and learning
analytics. Applicants need strong technical skill with interactive digital
technologies. Experience with design and development of classroom
orchestration tools or teacher support tools is preferred but not strictly
required. Experience with augmented/mixed reality application design and
development is a plus but not strictly required.
Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan. Review of
applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is
Applications should include a cover letter describing qualifications, a CV,
2 representative publications, and contact information for 3 references.
Please direct questions and interest in the position to aleven@xxxxxxxxxx.
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