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[edm-announce] Fwd: Postdoc Opportunities at CIRCLS

  • From: Stephen Fancsali <sfancsali@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: edm-announce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 20:25:20 -0400

[on behalf of Erin Walker]

Digital Promise is launching a new Center for Integrative Research in
Computer and Learning Sciences (CIRCLS), which will extend the leadership
work of the prior Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (
circlcenter.org). CIRCLS will be a community-based hub for NSF-funded
researchers who explore and investigate learning with technologies that
will be available to learners in 5-10 years. CIRCLS will interact with
researchers who are exploring emerging learning technologies (e.g.
augmented reality, haptic interactions, speech and vision technologies,
social robots, etc. ) and developing learning theories (embodied cognition,
identity, learner variability, etc.). Achieving greater equity and
incorporating anti-racist methods in the design of future learning
technologies is an essential focus of the work.

Two post-doctoral positions within CIRCLS will each offer a unique
opportunity for the successful candidates to gain an overview of state of
the art at the intersections of computing sciences and learning sciences,
to build a network of relationships with leading NSF-funded researchers,
and publish research that synthesizes emerging insights from the field.
Each position will be for a duration of 18-24 months.

A first post-doctoral position will focus specifically on issues and
challenges of Artificial Intelligence in future learning technologies. The
position will involve organizing online working groups of scholars and
developing research reports that synthesize content.

A second post-doctoral position will focus more broadly on portfolio
analysis and synthesis activities, which involves analyzing the broad range
of funded projects in cyberlearning and developing insightful syntheses of
the equity issues, research questions, insights and findings.

Both positions will be supervised by Jeremy Roschelle at Digital Promise.
In addition, Erin Walker at the University of Pittsburgh will co-supervise
the (described first) AI post-doc. Post-docs will work individually and as
part of the larger team. Both positions offer the opportunity to
investigate the field broadly and to engage with others in the field as an
emerging leader. A copy of our post-doc mentoring plans is available upon
request. Hiring is contingent upon availability of funds.

Postdocs could start as early as Oct. 1, and location is flexible.
See
https://digitalpromise.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1359204&&&nohd#job
<https://nam05.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdigitalpromise.hrmdirect.com%2Femployment%2Fjob-opening.php%3Freq%3D1359204%26%26%26nohd%23job&data=02%7C01%7Ceawalker%40pitt.edu%7Cdc43c98dc4c44cc3333008d848879880%7C9ef9f489e0a04eeb87cc3a526112fd0d%7C1%7C0%7C637339094514223752&sdata=U3%2FJgKP10OOiBpliLldoZKn3n5ao%2F06SA330ZAOekGQ%3D&reserved=0>
for more information and to apply!

———-

Erin Walker

Associate Professor, School of Computing and Information

Research Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center

University of Pittsburgh
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