Jobs & Opportunities

LRDC Employment Opportunities

To be announced.

Employment Opportunities at Other Universities

New Associate Professor of Education, UCI
The School of Education at the University of California, Irvine is seeking to fill an Associate Professor position in educational sciences. Applicants with outstanding research trajectories in the wide range of disciplines related to education and who come from diverse epistemological and methodological perspectives are invited to apply. Though applicants in any subfield of education are welcome, they are especially interested in those with expertise in educational policy, higher education, digital learning/educational technology, learning across the lifespan in formal and informal settings, and/or international education. More information here. (10/9)

New Fellows Program, Beckman Institute
The Beckman Institute offers three postdoctoral fellows programs to support outstanding young scientists at the Beckman Institute: the Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, the Beckman–Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and the Carle Foundation Hospital–Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program. These programs offer a wonderful opportunity for scholars to engage in a three-year fellowship of interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute. Each year, four to six Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows and one Beckman–Brown Interdisciplinary Fellow are selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants. Approximately every three years, one or two Carle Foundation Hospital–Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows are likewise selected. Deadline to Apply: November 26, 2017. More information here. (10/9)

New University of Texas at Austin
The University of Texas at Austin has opened a search for a new faculty position in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. I would appreciate it if you would pass the attached advertisement on to your trainees and other candidates. The listing can be viewed directly here (10/9)

New  Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology, Syracuse University
The Department of Psychology at Syracuse University invites applications for a full time tenure-track position in Cognitive Psychology to join the Cognition, Brain, & Behavior (CBB) area. Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, or a related field. Applicants must complete a brief online application here. The online application should include these required materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, and a single representative paper. Three letters of recommendation are required. Detailed instructions for uploading their confidential recommendation letter into the system will be sent to the references identified in the application. Review of applications will begin November 1. (10/9)

Extension Services Senior Professional Research Assistant Position, University of Colorado Boulder
Extension Services is a successful initiative for addressing the severe gender imbalance in undergraduate computing. The ES-UP model furnishes academic computing departments with expert consulting and guidance which assists faculty and administrative change leader teams in implementing high-impact strategies for recruiting and retaining more women students. ES-UP focuses on creating sustainable organizational culture change by revising educational systems, not by changing women to fit these systems. The Senior Professional Research Assistant assists the director with the implementation of research projects and contributes substantively to the investigation and analysis of the various ES-UP research-based projects. More information here. (10/2)

Last Opportunity: Undergraduate Research Assistance with FE-R
First Experiences in Research– a formal research mentorship program between Dietrich School undergraduates and faculty researchers– requests project submissions. As an FE-R Mentor, you will receive excellent assistance from a bright undergraduate while providing meaningful mentoring. Submission form available here. Please call 412-383-5960 with all questions. Deadline: September 25, 2017 (Extension available if necessary). (9/25)

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)

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 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)