Associate/Assistant Professor Position in Learning Sciences & Technologies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester, MA

ID: 7060254
Posted: September 10, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
The Department of Social Science & Policy Studies (SSPS) and the Learning Sciences and Technologies Program (LS&T) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announces an Associate/Assistant Tenured/Tenure-Track position in the Learning Sciences to begin August 2020. Candidates should have a doctorate in Learning Sciences, Psychology, Education or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Science). The ideal candidate should have a strong program of fundable interdisciplinary research (e.g Institute of Education Sciences, NSF, and other agencies) and have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the learning sciences. The candidate’s research should complement our current research strengths in: technology for STEM learning/assessment, mathematics cognition, embodied design, game-based learning environments, educational data mining, and intelligent tutoring systems. Fundamentally, the LS&T faculty are looking for collaborators to advance our goal of improving K-16 education with learning innovations. WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Department of Social Science & Policy Studies (SSPS) and the Learning Sciences and Technologies Program (LS&T) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) announces an Associate/Assistant Tenured/Tenure-Track position in the Learning Sciences to begin August 2020. Candidates should have a doctorate in Learning Sciences, Psychology, Education or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Science). WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community.
The ideal candidate should have a strong program of fundable interdisciplinary research (e.g Institute of Education Sciences, NSF, and other agencies) and have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the learning sciences. The candidate’s research should complement our current research strengths in: technology for STEM learning/assessment, mathematics cognition, embodied design, game-based learning environments, educational data mining, and intelligent tutoring systems. Fundamentally, the LS&T faculty are looking for collaborators to advance our goal of improving K-16 education with learning innovations.
The selected candidate will teach courses in our LS&T graduate program as well as teach courses in and be a member of our undergraduate program in Psychological Sciences (e.g., Educational, Cognitive, or Developmental Psychology). In addition, the new faculty member will be expected to advise graduate and undergraduate students and be invited to create new courses in areas of interest.
The WPI LS&T program, funded by over $10 million in grants annually and is nationally recognized as one of the top programs related to Learning Science and Technologies research. The WPI LS&T program is an interdisciplinary program comprising core faculty from SSPS, Computer Science, and Mathematical Sciences. The faculty also collaborate with WPI’s STEM Education Center. Our websites provide additional information about the Learning Sciences & Technologies graduate program (MS and PhD) (https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/learning-sciences-technologies), SSPS Department (https://www.wpi.edu/academics/departments/social-science-policy-studies), and WPI’s STEM Education Center (https://www.wpi.edu/academics/stem-education-center).
Applications should include (1) a cover letter describing your interests in the position and related experiences in research and teaching (2) a statement outlining research/scholarship activity, (3) a statement describing teaching philosophy, advising, and service, (4) a CV, (5) 2 sample publications that best represent your work, and (6) contact information for three references. Applicants should be sure to include information concerning their commitment to/experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in any area of professional life.
Applicants interested in this position should direct inquiries to Erin Ottmar (erottmar@wpi.edu) or Neil Heffernan (nth@wpi.edu), chairs of the LS&T Search Committee..
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe. WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community for faculty, staff, and students, where all community members feel a connected sense of belonging.



 

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