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Postdoctoral Scholar on Online Learning Environments

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 16th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Feb 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jun 14, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


School of Education

Postdoctoral Scholar on Online Learning Environments

A full-time postdoctoral scholar is needed at the University of California, Irvine for an NSF-funded research project, Investigating Virtual Learning Environments. The scholar will be responsible for planning and implementing experiments and quasi-experiments on online and hybrid undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses at UCI. This will include coordinating with STEM faculty, designing studies, selecting or adopting research instruments, collecting research data, analyzing data, and preparing presentations and publications.

Position will begin in July 1, 2019 (negotiable), and will continue for one year, with extension possible dependent on performance and availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with experience, plus health benefits.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Education, Educational Technology, Cognitive Sciences, Psychology, STEM, or a related field. Desirable qualifications include prior research on online learning; prior experience with higher education research; prior experience with STEM research; expertise in research design, inferential statistics, and data mining/learning analytics; knowledge of R and/or Python; prior experience with analysis of clickstream data; ability to collaborate with instructional faculty; and outstanding written and verbal communication.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, names of three references (please do not solicit letters), and sample paper or publication are required. Questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. Warschauer, Professor of Education and Project PI at Questions about submission or receipt of applications can be addressed to Tory Garcia or 949-824-3128.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Sample Paper or Publication

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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