Applications are now being accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship on an NSF-funded project investigating the effects of socio-pedagogical reasoning and epistemic trust on learning. The specific focus will be on 1) identifying methods by which learners’ social reasoning may be leveraged to facilitate learning, and 2) translating these discoveries, as well as other recent findings in cognitive science, to education. The project will use a combination of behavioral experiments and computational modeling.

The position is for someone with strong research training, statistical expertise, a strong research record, and a Ph.D. in education, psychology, cognitive science, or a closely related area. Expertise in learning from examples, direct instruction/discovery learning, tutoring, automated tutoring, or related topics, as applied to STEM domains, would be highly desirable. Expertise or interest in computational modeling would be valuable, but experience is not necessary.

Responsibilities: Designing new studies, supervising data collection, data analysis, literature reviews, writing up results for presentation and publication, and collaborative participation with our research team.

Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter with statement of research interests, the names and contact information of 2 references, and preprints/reprints of papers via email to

Start date is flexible. The position will be renewable each June, pending PI approval and continued availability of funds. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.