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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 621713
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Counseling, Educ Psych & Spec Educ 10014204
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Education/Training, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Educational Psychology and Educational Technology program at Michigan State University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work with us to design, implement, and examine how a we can bring computer science (CS) and computational thinking (CT) to K-12 classroom. The work will focus on working with K-12 teachers to integrate CS and CT in their classrooms using culturally responsive pedagogies. As a part of this work, we plan to study teacher learning as well as student outcomes (such as, identity and belongingness in computing). The postdoc will work with Dr. Aman Yadav, who has expertise in computer science education and teacher professional learning. The postdoc will work collaboratively with research team at MSU.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Educational technology, learning science

Minimum Requirements

  • A doctorate degree in educational technology, learning sciences, teacher education or a related field.
  • Knowledge of mixed methods research and/or teacher professional learning and professional development.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrate research experience relevant to computer science education and/or teacher professional development
  • Demonstrate experience working with K-12 teachers/schools in the U.S.
  • Excellent project management skills

It is not expected that all candidates will have all of these areas of expertise and thus we encourage applicants with at least one or more of these desired qualifications to apply.

Required Application Materials

Applications require: (1) a cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of research interests, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) one representative publication, and (5) names and contact information for three references.

Special Instructions

Please contact Dr. Aman Yadav (, if you have questions about the position. Review of applications will begin December 16, 2019 and will continue until candidates are selected. Start date is flexible, with preference to candidates who can start January 2020.

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