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Project Scientist (Digital Learning Lab)

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 5th, 2019
Next review date: Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Sep 6, 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.


University of California, Irvine
School of Education
Project Scientist, Digital Learning Lab

The University of California, Irvine is seeking a Project Scientist to work in the Digital Learning Lab in the School of Education. Salary and rank within the Project Scientist series is commensurate with experience. Initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Anticipated start date is between October 1 and December 1, 2019.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include designing and implementing curriculum and professional development related to digital learning; designing and implementing research and evaluation studies of digital learning; analyzing data from such studies; publishing and presenting findings; writing funding proposals to seek external support; consulting with and mentoring teams of graduate and undergraduate students; managing communication, training sessions, and dissemination of research results; and coordinating the personnel and facilities within the Digital Learning Lab. The project scientist will work on a number of diverse projects related to academic writing, computer science education for all, online learning, and the use of conversational agents for young learners.

Requirements: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Education and post-PhD experience; broad expertise in research and evaluation of digital learning; particular expertise on topics related to reading, writing, and language development, including tools for text analysis, digital tools for scaffolding language and literacy development, and knowledge of measures related to writing motivation; broad knowledge of quantitative research design, including experiment with multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and power analysis; successful experience in development of survey measures; successful expertise in writing large federal grants; advanced expertise in academic writing and editing; successful experience in writing human subjects protocols; and expertise in leading research initiatives and teams. Prior experience collaborating with the UCI Digital Learning Lab and its projects is desirable.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at Please submit a cover letter describing your relevant expertise and interests, a curriculum vitae, and sample paper or publication, and names and contact information of three references.

Questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. Mark Warschauer, Director of the Digital Learning Lab at Questions about submission or receipt of applications can be addressed to Tory Garcia at

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.


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

  • Cover Letter - A cover letter describing your relevant expertise and interests

  • Sample paper or publication

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)