Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College

The Motivation, Metacognition, and Learning (MML) Laboratory at Boston College, under the direction of Dr. David Miele, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in applied developmental and educational psychology, with a focus on student motivation and self-regulated learning. The position involves work on several research projects investigating the influence of students’ beliefs and motivation on their use of cognitive strategies in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as the influence of teachers’ motivation on their support of students’ strategy use.

The fellow will work closely with Dr. Miele and his collaborators from across the country to develop new research projects, conduct analyses, present findings at major conferences, publish research papers, mentor graduate students, and write grant applications. An important aim of this position is to further the fellow’s development as a scholar and prepare him or her for a career in academia.

Applicants must have a PhD in a psychology- or education-related field, such a educational/cognitive/social psychology, learning sciences, cognitive science, etc.. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with a track record of conducting experimental studies on motivation, cognition, and learning, experience conducting research in K-12 settings, exceptional academic writing skills, and advanced quantitative skills (e.g., HLM, SEM).

To apply for this position, please visit https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=839 and submit: (1) a cover letter that highlights your qualifications for the position, (2) your Curriculum Vitae, (3) up to three representative publications, and (4) three letters of recommendation. 

There is no submission deadline. Review of applications will occur on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. David Miele, at d.miele@bc.edu. You can view Dr. Miele’s home page at: http://www.bc.edu/schools/lsoe/facultystaff/faculty/miele.html.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Education with Dr. Hunter Gehlbach

An opening is available for a post-doctoral scholar in the research group of Dr. Hunter Gehlbach in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California Santa Barbara. The primary research project will focus on leading a replication and extension of the Birds of a Feather study in middle schools. The post-doctoral fellow will take the primarily lead (in consultation with Gehlbach and with help from students in the lab group) for the design, execution, analysis, and resultant publications from this project. Full information is available on our web site: http://motsig.org/post-doctoral-fellowship-in-education-with-dr-hunter-gehlbach/

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Education with Dr. Hunter Gehlbach

Open date: February 13, 2017

Last review date: Review of applications will begin immediately.  Applications received by February 28, 2017 will receive full consideration.  Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position has been filled.

Final date: June 30th, 2017
Description

Post-doctoral Research Position: Education

An opening is available for a post-doctoral scholar in the research group of Dr. Hunter Gehlbach in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California Santa Barbara.

The primary research project will focus on leading a replication and extension of the Birds of a Feather study in middle schools. The post-doctoral fellow will take the primarily lead (in consultation with Gehlbach and with help from students in the lab group) for the design, execution, analysis, and resultant publications from this project.

As a secondary focus, the post-doctoral fellow will participate in additional studies investigating the potential for social psychological interventions to address environmental/climate challenges (particularly within educational settings).  For other research being pursued by the Social Psychology in Education & the Environment please visit the SPiEE Lab website.

The proposed projects provide unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research and training in applying social psychological concepts to an array of pressing problems.

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a PhD in Educational Psychology, Social Psychology or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience conducting field experiments in school settings
  • Strong expertise in quantitative research
  • A background in the social psychological and/or educational psychology literature that addresses social relationships (e.g., teacher-student relationships), motivation, and self-regulation
  • An interest in environmental education

The anticipated start date of the position is April 15, 2017 (this can be negotiable); the position should last for 15 months. The University of California Santa Barbara provides a rich multidisciplinary environment for conducting research.

Applicants can submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research, and arrange three letters of reference all to be sent directly to Dr. Gehlbach. The review of applications will begin immediately but all applications received before February 28, 2017 will receive full consideration.  After that, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Candidates with questions are also free to contact directly Dr. Gehlbach at gehlbach@ucsb.edu.

The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education is committed to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.  The school has particular strengths in statistical methods and psychometrics, which can serve to strengthen applicants’ methodological toolkits.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location
Santa Barbara, CA

Learn More
More information about the projects pursued in this lab: https://www.huntergehlbach.com/

Requirements
Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research

References
3 letters of reference required

 

Postdoc position with Yale-NUS College

Dr. Paul O'Keefe
Dr. Paul O’Keefe

The Mindsets and Motivation Lab at Yale-NUS College seeks a post-Ph.D. scholar with training in social/personality psychology, educational psychology, or a related discipline. The project involves developing a psychological intervention to promote a growth mindset of interest among students and examining outcomes on academic achievement, motivation, innovation, and interest. Responsibilities include designing and conducting longitudinal field studies, plus lab experiments, training and managing research assistants, data analysis, writing manuscripts, and writing follow-up grant proposals. The fellowship is a 2-year position funded by a grant from the Ministry of Education likely beginning in January or February 2017. The Fellow will receive a 12-month salary plus benefits based on experience and qualifications. Furthermore, the fellow will be based in Singapore and will work closely with Principle Investigator, Dr. Paul A. O’Keefe (Yale-NUS College), as well as collaborators at Stanford University (Drs. Carol S. Dweck and Gregory M. Walton). For more information, visit: https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/careers/faculty/other-academic-and-research-applications/

Postdoctoral Position: Columbia Teachers College

Dr. Xiaodong Lin

Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a full-time research scientist for an NSF-funded research project. The goal of the project is to develop instructional interventions that improve students’ motivation to learn STEM . The candidate chosen for the position will (1) help design and conduct classroom-based interventions to improve students’ motivation to learn science concepts; (2) have competence in analyzing and interpreting data, including proficiency in SPSS and other statistical packages; and (3) write and communicate clearly and concisely.  The research conducted will result in co-authorship on publications.  Salary will be competitive.   The starting date is negotiable. Candidates must have a PhD or be on schedule to obtain one in areas related to cognition, motivation, instructional psychology or science education in 2016 or Spring, 2017.   Interested individuals should contact Dr. Xiaodong Lin at xlin@tc.columbia.edu. For related press releases, see http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2016/02/famous-scientists-struggle.aspx.