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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION at Vanderbilt University beginning Fall 2021, with the option of an earlier start date. Applications are strongly encouraged from scholars whose research focuses on science education and mixed-reality learning environments.

Teaching and Learning

The position is funded by an NSF project that aims to investigate and support how middle school students can learn science through embodied interactions. The project employs a range of mixed methodologies with an emphasis on design based research and interaction analysis. The project is being conducted in close collaboration with Joshua Danish at Indiana University. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with Noel Enyedy on all phases of the project including: designing and co-leading activities with teachers and children, professional development; data collection, analysis, and the publication of results. There will also be opportunities to collaborate with members of research teams led by Joshua Danish at Indiana University. The postdoctoral fellow will be encouraged and supported to develop publications that build on his or her emerging research agenda.

Applicants should have an earned doctorate in either the learning sciences or another relevant field. Applicants will ideally have expertise in and experience with qualitative data analysis, quantitative data analysis, or both. The position carries a competitive salary plus health insurance coverage. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials electronically to Shawn Blomker at The materials should include: a letter of interest, no more than two publications (or manuscripts in progress), and current vita. In addition, please arrange for three referees to send letters of reference to: Noel Enyedy, Chair, GEM-STEP Post Doc Search Committee, Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody #230, 230 Appleton Place, Nashville TN 37203-5721. Inquiries about the position are welcomed and should be directed to: Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the Vanderbilt Peabody College website at

Noel Enyedy
: (615) 322-8100
2021-01-22 17:14:47

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