Postdoctoral research scholar, Psychology Department, Arizona State University

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for two postdoctoral research scholars to join the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory directed by Danielle McNamara. The postdoctoral research scholars will work on projects funded by the IES and ONR to aid in studies using natural language processing tools that explore factors influencing students’ performance in comprehension, writing, and mathematics. The ideal candidates will have expertise in linguistics and/or natural language processing, discourse analysis, data analytics, data management, or machine learning, with some knowledge of topics related to language, discourse processing, and/or literacy. The position involves working in a collaborative research lab focusing on learning and cognitive sciences.

The positions are full-time, fiscal-year (12-month), benefits-eligible appointments with no tenure implications. Anticipated start date is July, 2021.

The qualification for this position: must have earned a PhD in psychology, computational linguistics, computer science, cognitive science or in a related field within the past five years.

To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio at (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of research interests, (3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (4) three letters of recommendation to be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Danielle S. McNamara ([email protected]).  Please mention that you are applying for the Educational Research position. For information on current lab projects, visit:

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is June 7, 2021. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.

Salary range is $53,760.00 to $58,608.00 depending on previous experience.

Arizona State University is located in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metropolitan area and offers all of the amenities of a large urban/winter resort area. Learn more about the Department of Psychology by viewing and about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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