The Graduate School of Education in the University at Buffalo, SUNY, invites applications for an Associate/Full Professor to lead a campus-wide, cluster-hire initiative in the Learning Sciences. This effort will lead to the establishment of a core group of prominent faculty in the disciplines of Learning Sciences, Human Computer Partnerships, Cognitive Psychology / Sciences, and Learning Environments. Our aim is to explore and investigate the impact of 21st century technologies on learning environments by answering such questions as: What affordances can artificial intelligence, human computer partnerships, and virtual reality bring to bear on our understanding of learning environments across the lifespan? How can learning technology impact accessibility, identity development, persistence, and perceptions, all within the current and future needs of society?
As the lead organization in this initiative, the Graduate School of Education seeks a candidate who would lead the effort to develop a team of scholars who share an interest in exploring how research can lead to better understandings of the interaction between technology, pedagogy, and environments while also considering the vital need to reduce persistent inequities. This initiative also serves UB’s goal of establishing, implementing, validating, and advocating pathways for translation and scaling of the best tested educational technologies within a diverse range of learning environments. The focus on translation and scaling of AI and other applicable technologies to problems of learning is critical to future priorities in learning across the lifespan. Central to the effectiveness of this initiative is a belief in the importance of cross-disciplinary translational research.
Priority will be given to candidates who have an established track record in interdisciplinary research and demonstrated experience in directing a group of scholars with a shared intellectual purpose across multiple academic units. However, all scholars with significant interest are encouraged to apply.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.