Postdoctoral research scholar, Psychology Department, Arizona State University

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Scholar positions in the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory directed by Danielle McNamara. The postdoctoral research scholars will be working with collaborative teams on federally funded projects to conduct large-scale research on digital learning platforms (e.g., ASU Online) to better understand learning, predict learning outcomes, and enhance learning at scale. Studies may include investigations of factors related to individual differences, student factors, course factors, online behaviors (e.g., log data), active learning, comprehension, and/or writing.

The positions are full-time, fiscal-year (12 months), benefits-eligible appointments with no tenure implications, and no teaching responsibilities. The anticipated start date is flexible and could start as early as November 22, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in a field of study related to the desired expertise (e.g., data analytics, computer science, cognitive science, learning sciences, human factors, human-computer interaction, instructional systems design) within the past five years.

Desired Qualifications

Candidates with an understanding of advanced statistical methodologies including learning and data analytics, natural language processing, and learning at scale will be prioritized.

Ideal candidates will have expertise in designing, conducting, and analyzing educational research studies including, but not limited to A/B/n experimental design, database management, data mining, learning analytics (e.g., machine learning), using R and/or Python.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated interests aligned with better understanding learning, predicting learning outcomes, educational technologies.

To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio at: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of research interests, (4) two representative publications, (5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence, and (6) 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 SoLET Lab position. For information on current lab projects, visit:

The initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 7, 2022. If not filled, a review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.

The salary range is $63,000 to $70,000 depending on the number of years and types of previous experience prior to and since obtaining a doctoral degree.

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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