We are looking for a postdoc with expertise in research in motivation in education and an affinity for studying motivation and self-regulated learning in the context of technology-enhanced learning. The postdoc will work on a project led by Dr. Ken Koedinger, Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Vincent Aleven, Carnegie Mellon, and Dr. Judith Harackiewicz, University of Wisconsin, Madison. The project, sponsored by the Gates Foundation, will investigate how support for motivation and cognition/metacognition might amplify benefits for student learning. We will study these issues by combining advanced learning technologies for middle-school mathematics with motivational interventions. The position will be in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. Drs. Koedinger and Aleven would serve as the faculty advisors to the postdoc, with remote advising by Dr. Harackiewicz. The postdoc may also spend a portion of their time in Dr. Harackiewicz’s lab in Madison, although CMU will be the home base. Start date: Summer, 2019.
Required qualifications: At least one of the following: expertise in motivation research, advanced statistical training, intervention research or experience with design and development of technology-enhanced learning.