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Assistant Research Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Mar. 19, 2019
Title Assistant Research Professor
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
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    Educational Technology

Assistant Research Professor


Social Science & Policy Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Learning Sciences and Technology Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute seeks applications for a one-year Assistant Research Professor position to begin August 2019 (with the possibility of starting earlier in May 2019). The position involves teaching, mentoring and supporting research projects in Learning Sciences & Technologies (LS&T). Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in educational psychology, learning sciences, computer science, or a related field.

The selected candidate will conduct and publish research with Professor Ivon Arroyo on NSF-funded research projects involving math learning technologies for K-12 level, that integrate cognitive perspectives as well as metacognitive and affective perspectives, blended with rich data analysis and modeling, and teacher training including learner analytics and educational data mining.

Research expertise is required in at some of these research areas: mathematics education, computational thinking, intelligent tutoring systems for math, educational data mining, data analytics, advanced learning technologies, online learning technologies, affect/metacognition in learning, teacher professional development involving the implementation of learning technologies in the classroom.

The position also involves teaching and mentoring graduate students in the Learning Sciences & Technologies MS/Ph.D. program. Teaching responsibilities include 2 graduate courses a year. Sample courses could potentially include Metacognition, Motivation, and Affect and a second class corresponding to a seminar of your expertise. Teaching possibilities are to be discussed during the interview.

Other responsibilities regard advising and mentoring graduate students who are enrolled in the LS&T graduate program (MS/Ph.D.).

To apply please include a CV and Research Statement. Questions may be addressed to Professor Ivon Arroyo at or Erin Ottmar at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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