Postdoctoral Position in NSF-funded Project on Adaptive Learning Technology in STEM Education
Los Angeles, California, USA
University of California
- Los Angeles
A postdoctoral position is available in an NSF-funded project that will apply and test innovative adaptive and perceptual learning technologies to chemistry and mathematics education. We are looking for applicants with strong science and math backgrounds and/or strong cognitive science backgrounds with interests in STEM education. Applicants with a doctorate in chemistry or mathematics who wish to focus on applications of the learning sciences in these areas are especially encouraged. Our project team includes PI Phil Kellman of the UCLA Department of Psychology, Christine Massey, University of Pennsylvania, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS), and Arlene Russell of the UCLA Department of Chemistry and School of Education. Responsibilities include collaborating in development of chemistry materials and in the design and execution of experiments in laboratory, school and community college settings for optimizing adaptive learning technologies in elementary mathematics and community college chemistry learning. Strong background and interests in some or all of the following would be helpful: chemistry, mathematics, cognitive science, perception, visual cognition, computer programming, and educational technology.
The position is for up to 3 years. Salary is competitive, and start date is as soon as possible. Candidates should send a CV, statement of research interests and three letters of recommendation to: Phil Kellman, UCLA Human Perception Laboratory, Department of Psychology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563 or by email to:
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