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Research & Laboratory, Full Time
Dr. Teomara Rutherford seeks a postdoctoral scholar to work on an
NSF CAREER project, The Measurement and Influence of Mathematics
Motivation in a Digital Context
. The postdoctoral scholar will
be based in the School of Education at the University of Delaware.
The project leverages learning analytics and experience sampling
methods to understand how student motivation and affect associate
with choices in a mathematics learning platform, and to design and
test nudges toward choices that result in greater learning and
The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Educational Psychology,
Learning Sciences, Informatics, or Computer Science.
Project management; interfacing with school
districts, schools, teachers, and software developer; data cleaning
and organization; field visits and observations; supervising
graduate student or undergraduate researchers; data analysis;
writing manuscripts and preparing presentations.
Background knowledge desired:
Doctoral degree in educational
psychology or learning sciences theories, especially relating to
motivation; educational technology implementation and classroom
integration; mathematics education.
Strong data analysis skills, educational
data mining or learning analytics preferred; experience in R and/or
Stata; experience with very large datasets; primary data
collection; secondary data analysis; supervision; organization;
academic writing and presenting.
This position is a 12-month position. The position is for two years
with a possibility of a third year, depending on funding and
project activities needed. Start date can be between August, 2022
and January, 2023.
To apply, please include a cover letter stating relevant experience
and describing interest in position and desired start date, a
current CV, and the names and contact information for three
references. References will only be contacted for finalists.
Review of applications will begin July 17th.
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