Applications are now being accepted for a post-doctoral fellowship on Dr. Patrick Shafto’s NSF-funded project investigating the effects of social reasoning on learning. The specific focus will be on identifying methods by which learners’ social reasoning may be leveraged to facilitate learning, and translating these methods to education.

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. A background in the Learning Sciences is desirable. Interest in computational modeling would be valuable, but is not necessary.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities may vary based on the skills and interests of the successful applicant. These will likely include: designing new studies, data collection, 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

Desired date is summer 2013, but 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.