Assistant Project Scientist (exp. 9/5/22)


The Department of Psychology is currently hiring for an Assistant Project Scientist. For more information regarding the Project Scientist series, please refer to the Call Appendix 36: Project (e.g. Scientist) Series:

Candidate must have a PhD in cognitive, developmental, or educational psychology (or a related field). Job responsibilities include supporting the PI in the design and execution of extramurally funded projects examining teaching and learning from online statistics materials. The candidate should have a strong background in research methods and statistics, including a proficiency coding in R. Job responsibilities include improving an online statistics textbook and the platform on which it’s housed and conducting experiments designed to investigate how to maximize student learning from the textbook. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of the textbook: Statistics and Data Science: A Modeling Approach and will have at least three years of teaching experience. Expertise in leading teacher professional development and in creating student performance assessments is also highly desirable. They will support the PI in experimental design, execution of experiments, data analysis and interpretation, and manuscript preparation, and will also supervise graduate and undergraduate students conducting research projects.

The appointment will be for 100%.

To apply:

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