Postdoctoral Researcher – Learning Analytics and Educational Data Science

Website UNC The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Position Summary
The School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Learning Analytics and Educational Data Science beginning August 1, 2020. This is a full-time research position supported by NSF Award DUE 1821594.

The successful candidate would join a team intent on developing a program of data-driven student success interventions that leverage the data college students produce when they engage with digital platforms for learning.

The postdoctoral researcher will coordinate efforts between researchers in Learning Sciences and Psychology, subject matter experts who instruct Biology courses, and IT professionals who manage institutional and activity data. The candidate will play a central role in the collection of structured and unstructured data from existing digital platforms (for learning and higher education service provision), and the development of data models that afford coordination of disparate data into a central repository and subsequent mining of these data to produce algorithms that identify likelihood of learning outcomes. Experimental design expertise and prior experience developing research products for dissemination are preferred.

About the University
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Carolina), established in 1793 as the first public university in the nation, is a doctoral-granting institution situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, NC. Ranked fifth among public institutions by US News & World Report, and one of the original public ivy schools, Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world, and the School of Education is among the best in the nation. The School of Education prides itself on its strong, diverse student body, unparalleled academic opportunities, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

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