The Embodied and Immersive Technologies (EmIT) Lab (http://emit.education.illinois.edu) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a postdoctoral research associate to conduct research and manage efforts related to two NSF awards related to embodied interaction and STEM Learning. Both projects involve the design and development of computer simulations that allow K-16 students to interact in physical ways with science content (e.g., performing gestures that enact a representation of molecular interactions). This postdoc will work with Dr. Robb Lindgren and other faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students working on these projects. Mentorship and training opportunities will be provided as needed, and opportunities exist for this person to pursue their own research questions, develop new project proposals, etc.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in learning sciences, educational psychology, cognitive psychology, human computer interaction, computer science, or a STEM discipline with strong interest in how people learn in that discipline. Experience collecting and analyzing data from student interactions with technologies is desired. Likewise, experience designing interactive learning experiences and particularly working with physical interfaces in STEM content areas in a plus.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 24th, 2017 and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply, please complete a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact details for 3 people who can provide a reference, and up to two writing samples. Prospective applicants with questions about the position are encouraged to contact Robb Lindgren (firstname.lastname@example.org).