Jobs & Opportunities

LRDC Employment Opportunities

To be announced.

Employment Opportunities at Other Universities

New  Open Rank Position in Mathematics Education, UNC Chapel Hill
The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a position in Mathematics Education starting July 1, 2018. This is a full-time, 9-month tenure-line or tenured appointment depending on rank at the time of hire. Candidates with distinguished scholarly records and established national/international leadership and reputation will be eligible for consideration for a named professorship. For more information, email the Search Chair, Professor Sharon Derry, Apply here. Deadline: October 10, 2017. (9/18)

New  Data Scientist for Study of Children and Media, Georgetown University
Georgetown University Early Learning Project ( focuses on children under 5 years of age because this is a time of rapid development in many domains. We are particularly interested in how children pick up information from multiple sources around them.  For this reason we have a number of ongoing projects examining learning and memory, the role of bilingual exposure, parent-child interactions, and learning from media. The Data Manager will join our newly funded CAFÉ consortium project examining media exposure during early childhood. More information here. (9/18)

 Language TT Opening at UIUC
The Department of Psychology invites applications and nominations for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Brain and Cognitive Science at the rank of assistant professor. We seek brain or cognitive scientists with experience using computational approaches (broadly defined). Special consideration will be given to applicants with research interests in language/psycholinguistics and/or developmental science. Additional experience working with human brain data would be considered a strength. To apply, create your candidate profile through Deadline: October 7, 2017. (9/11)

 Cognitive Psychologist Position, Penn State University 
The Department of Psychology at Penn State ( is recruiting for a colleague in our cognitive psychology program ( for a tenure track position starting August 2018. Rank is open, but we are likely to hire at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology or a related field, have a strong record of publications in top outlets, have a history of or clear potential for external funding, and have demonstrated or show clear potential for excellence in teaching. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application including concise statements of research and teaching interests, a CV, and selected (p)reprints.  Apply online here. (9/11)

 Deputy Director (Learning Transformation) Position, Learning Futures, Griffith University, Australia
Griffith University is seeking to fill a newly created strategic role: Deputy Director (Learning Transformation), Learning Futures. The role reports to the Dean/Director Learning Futures, Professor Alf Lizzio. Learning Futures plays a key role in achieving Griffith University's learning and teaching vision, under the guidance of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic). The centre provides leadership across the University community in forwarding an integrated institutional learning and teaching agenda that transforms the Griffith student experience and reaffirms Griffith as a University of influence. Learning Futures is seeking to build its strategic capability and expand its leadership by appointing a Deputy Director (Learning Transformation). Deadline: October 9, 2017. More information here. (9/11)

Associate or Full Professor of Learning Sciences, Vanderbilt 
The Department of Teaching and Learning of Peabody College invites applications for an associate/full professor faculty position in its Learning Sciences program. A a scholar whose research focuses on innovative curricula, pedagogy, learning contexts, or technologies in the disciplines of Science, Engineering or Computing is sought. The position focuses on how learning environments and/or pedagogical practices can frame, change, or interrupt existing learning systems to create equitable and productive learning opportunities. Research on learning that takes place in the context of schools or spans school, home, and community settings in these disciplines is invited. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Melissa Gresalfi, More information here. (9/11)

 PhD Position in Effective Adaptive Learning & Skill Formation, VU Amsterdam
The Amsterdam Center for Learning Analytics is hiring. In this project, the student will have the opportunity to work on an innovative skill-based career platform and conduct research on adaptive learning algorithms that will be implemented and evaluated in real-life educational contexts. As such, it will be relevant for students with a background in AI, EDM, Machine Learning, Learning Analytics, etc., together with a strong interest in education and impact evaluations. As a first part of this PhD project, and to reduce existing information asymmetries effectively, the development of a unified online skills platform (“Skills Aligned”) linking people, jobs and training, is supported academically. This platform uniformly links acquired skills (people), required skills (vacancies/jobs) and potential skills (trainings/educational programs). Throughout this developmental process, scientific innovative web crawling algorithms for identifying skills, standardizing vacancies, probabilistic modeling techniques and deep learning methods for predictive analysis of complex network data are deployed and rigorously evaluated. More information here. (9/11)

Editorship Opportunity for Quality Assurance in Education
Applications are sought for the position of Co-Editor of Quality Assurance in Education (QAE). QAE is an established, international, refereed journal that is a leading publication in its field. QAE publishes original empirical or theoretical articles on Quality Assurance issues, including dimensions and indicators of Quality and Quality Improvement, as applicable to education at all levels, including pre-primary, primary, secondary, higher and professional education. Periodically, QAE also publishes systematic reviews, research syntheses and assessment policy articles on topics of current significance. As an international journal, QAE seeks submissions on topics that have global relevance. More information here.(8/28)

EDP Tenure Track Position, Miami University of Ohio
The Educational Psychology Department at Miami University of Ohio is in the process of proposing an undergraduate Learning Science degree, and they are especially interested in applicants with a Learning Science background. Expected duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, serving as an academic and/or research advisor for undergraduate and graduate students, providing expertise in teaching courses in areas such as educational psychology, learning sciences, human development, human learning, and research methods; pursuit of a relevant research and publication agenda, and providing service to the department, college, university, and the profession. More information here. (8/28)

Android Tablet App Architect/Developer 
The RoboTutor team, a Semifinalist in the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, has immediate openings for one or more expert software architect/developers of this open-source Android tablet app to teach basic literacy and numeracy to children in remote African villages without requiring adult assistance, Web access, or on-site tech support. Required qualifications include extensive successful experience in: developing defect-free production quality code, Android Studio development, Java programming and rapidly mastering legacy software in order to debug, maintain, modify, and extend it. Contact Jack Mostow, Research Professor Emeritus, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, or visit the RoboTutor website for more information. (8/28)

Post-Doc in Dynamic Enhancement and Personalization of Educational Technology, National University of Singapore in collaboration with CMU
Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available for a broad range of educational research that designs interventions and experiments to dynamically enhance and personalize real-world educational technologies, from K12 to university courses and MOOCs. The postdoc can set the agenda for research questions, as the focus on dynamic experiments in technology is amenable to candidates with backgrounds in any of the following: human-computer interaction, psychology, education, applied reinforcement learning and natural language processing. The postdoc will be based at the National University of Singapore's Institute for the Application of Learning Sciences and Educational Technology (ALSET) and the School of Computing, working with Joseph Jay Williams and Min Yen Kan. More information here. (8/28)

Director of Learning Design, KIPP Foundation
The KIPP Foundation is hiring a Director of Learning Design. The Director will be responsible for envisioning the Foundation's approach to the training and development of its instructional leaders, establishing a shared vision for best-in-class adult learning and working across teams to prototype, test, and implement innovative new ideas. The role can be based in San Francisco, Chicago, NYC, or DC. More information here (7/24)

UPMC Research Specialist, Neuroscience 
The Salisbury lab is accepting applications for 2 research specialist positions and 2 neurophys/imaging post-docs positions. Those with training in MRI techniques are encouraged to apply to this newly funded project to examine auditory verbal hallucinations and auditory cortex structural and functional connectivity in a longitudinal study of early psychosis. Training in MR neuroimaging is required. Familiarity with and skills in multimodal imaging, advanced signal processing (e.g., ICA, fusion), source localization, or other analytic methods are desired. Training in psychopathology, including clinical interviews and instruments (e.g., DSM, SCID, SANS, SAPS, PANSS, etc), is preferable, but not an absolute requirement. For more information, contact Dean F. Salisbury, PhD via e-mail (attach your CV). (7/17)

Duolingo Data Scientist 
As a Data Scientist at Duolingo, you will be a pivotal member of the engineering staff by analyzing data to dissect and improve how people learn using our products. The data scientist will be a meticulous, curious, and analytic individual who has a passion of diving into data, organizing it, and using A/B tests to understand how users learn. More information here. (7/17)

Pearson Learning Design Positions  
There are a number of open positions in Learning Design at Pearson. There are a few versions of each for different location, but they're all for the same (remote) job. Each of these positions are within their Global Product team, but they focus primarily within Higher Education: Learning Capabilities Design (focused on working with product management and UX Design), Learning Systems Design (focused on working with portfolio management and content developers), Design Based Research (supporting learning centered research in the co-design research to support the other two positions). For more information, contact Mark Potter. (7/17)