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Postdoctoral Scholar in Educational Research
Univ. of Pittsburgh
Learning Research and Development Center
Post-doctoral Position


University of Pittsburgh

We are seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to participate in complex, multidisciplinary projects related to studying educational change in large systems. One project involves a series of large-scale experiments with college students around the relationship between belonging and academic performance in STEM courses across many universities. The second project involves the intersection of school networks and continuous improvement to support ELA outcomes in a network of urban secondary schools. Postdoctoral fellows would interact with interdisciplinary teams, but would work most closely with Kevin Binning, Jennifer Russell, and Christian Schunn from the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh with the goal of building expertise and strong publications.

The positions could begin as early as January 2020 or as late as March 2020. Initial appointments are for two years and have the possibility of extension for an additional year. We seek applicants with strong training in at least one of these areas: advanced quantitative methods (e.g., HLM, growth curving modeling, IRT), practical measurement, continuous improvement research models (e.g., networked improvement communities, rapid inquiry cycles), research practice-partnerships (e.g., DBIR), or social network analysis.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

To apply to these positions, please send a cover letter, CV, and two representative publications to: Chris Matthis (  For questions, please contact Jennifer Russell (, Kevin Binning (, or Christian Schunn ( The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Kevin Binning
3939 OHara Street
Office 517
Pittsburgh PA, 15260

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