Location: University of Notre Dame | Open Date: Mar 30, 2022
The Learning Analytics and Behavioral Sciences (LAMBS) lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year based on satisfactory performance. The successful candidates would join a research team that is very experienced in development of computer-based student assessment systems, and statistical modeling of student learning data. The postdoctoral researcher will play a central role in connecting non-cognitive domains of student learning, most notably student engagement and identity, with student learning. Examples of target areas for scholarship include math education, motivation, student engagement, and identity.
Duties: Mentor graduate and undergraduate students and oversee data collection and processing; participate in data analysis that includes traditional scale survey responses of non-cognitive domains as well as interaction data between student and the assessment platform (a.k.a. process data); work with high school statistics teachers to design post-assessment feedback to students; contribute to manuscript preparation, grant-related reporting activities, and other dissemination efforts.
To be certain of full consideration, applications must be received by April 20, 2022, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a doctoral degree in educational psychology, learning sciences, math education, or a related field by time of hire and experience conducting psychological and/or educational research in school settings.
Preferred Qualifications: Background in student engagement, identity, psychometrics, or log data analysis. Experience working with practicing K-12 teachers. Interest and knowledge in quantitative methods, including structural equation modeling and/or multi-level modeling. It is not expected that all candidates will have all of these areas of expertise, and thus we encourage applicants with at least one or more of these desired qualifications to apply. The lab specializes in psychometrics, quantitative methods, and learning analytics. So it will be a great opportunity for someone who would like to grow expertise in quantitative methods.
Please include a cv, a cover letter detailing qualifications for this position, including a clear statement of research interests, a description of relevant subject area, statistical analysis, and/or data management experience up to three publications demonstrating relevant expertise.