Research Scientist, Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Enhanced Technologies in Education (CREATE), NYU

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Research Scientist, Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Enhanced Technologies in Education (CREATE), NYU


CREATE, the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Enhanced Technologies in Education, is a research lab at NYU Steinhardt, Directed by Jan L. Plass, in which faculty and students collaborate on the design and study of digital media for learning for a broad range of learners and topics. Our current focus is on simulations and games for learning and cognitive development. CREATE receives external funding from federal agencies, foundations, and private sources. See create.nyu.edu for more information on our work.

We are looking for a talented education or social science researcher to join our highly innovative, productive, and fun team as Research Scientist reporting to the CREATE director. In this role, you will support the ongoing research and development projects in CREATE by collaborating on grant writing; conceptualizing, planning, and implementing empirical research studies, analyzing data and developing reports, journal articles, and conference presentations; collaborating with our team of software developers; and managing lab activities. If you are interested there may also be teaching opportunities at the graduate level.

Applications are invited from highly skilled and ambitious researchers with expertise in learning sciences, educational technology, psychology, educational data mining, HCI, or related field. You should have a doctoral degree (or be near its completion) or equivalent professional qualifications, a track record of publishing your research in high quality journals and conferences, and promise in the development of successful grant applications. You should also be comfortable working in a dynamic, innovative, and media/technology focused multi-disciplinary environment.

The role will involve the design and testing of new simulations and games for topics such as statistics, economics, medicine, science, and mathematics, as well as basic cognitive skills, such as executive functions. You will lead, or take part in, empirical research in school and college settings. Prior experience with field trials of interactive prototypes or products is highly desirable, as is expertise in biometrics or eye tracking.

Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and the extent to which their research interests complement ongoing CREATE projects in simulations and games for learning and cognitive development.

Salary is commensurate with experience. NYU offers a comprehensive benefits package. Expected start is Fall 2017.

To Apply:

Please submit your CV, a letter of interest and contact information for two references to jan.plass@nyu.edu

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States. The University has degree-granting campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai and operates 11 global academic centers and research programs in more than 25 countries. The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, founded in 1890, is the first school of pedagogy to be established at an American university.