ASU AIED/EDM NLP Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position

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NLP Postdoctoral Research Scholar

The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join the Science of Learning and Educational Technologies (SoLET) Laboratory directed by Danielle McNamara. The postdoctoral research scholar will work on projects funded by the IES and ONR to aid in studies using Natural Language Processing (i.e., computational linguistics, machine learning) that explore factors influencing students’ performance in comprehension, writing, and mathematics.  The ideal candidate will have expertise in natural language processing, data analytics, data management, and machine learning, with some knowledge of topics related to linguistics, language, discourse processing, or literacy.  The position involves working in a collaborative research lab focusing on learning and cognitive sciences.

The position is full-time, fiscal-year (12-month), benefits-eligible appointment with no tenure implications. Anticipated start date is October 5, 2020 or as soon after that date as possible.

The qualification for this position: must have earned a Ph.D. in psychology, computational linguistics, computer science, cognitive science or in a related field within the past four years.

To apply, please submit the following as pdf(s) through Interfolio at (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) statement of research interests, and (3) three letters of recommendation which should be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries concerning the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Danielle S. McNamara (  Please mention that you are applying for the Educational Research position. For information on current lab projects, visit:

Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is September 14, 2020. If not filled, review of complete applications will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.

Salary range is $52,704.00 to $55,596.00 depending on previous experience.

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The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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