Company Name:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Worcester, Massachusetts

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Work Setting:

University/4-Year College

Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

September 6, 2019

Two Open Faculty Positions in the Learning Sciences & Technologies Program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce searches for two positions to support the Learning Sciences & Technologies program. The WPI LS&T program is funded by over $10 million in grants annually and is nationally recognized as one of the top programs related to Learning Science and Technologies research. The WPI LS&T program is an interdisciplinary program comprising core faculty from SSPS, Computer Science, and Mathematical Sciences. The faculty also collaborate with WPI’s STEM Education Center that trains pre-service and in-service teachers.

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Psychology or Education to Support the Learning Sciences & Technologies Program

The Department of Social Science & Policy Studies (SSPS) and the Learning Sciences and Technologies Program (LS&T) at WPI announces an Associate/Assistant Tenured/Tenure-Track position in the Learning Sciences to begin August 2020. Candidates should have a doctorate in Learning Sciences, Psychology, Education or a related field (e.g., Cognitive Science). The ideal candidate should have a strong program of fundable interdisciplinary research (e.g Institute of Education Sciences, NSF, and other agencies) and have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the learning sciences. The candidate’s research should complement our current research strengths in: technology for STEM learning/assessment, mathematics cognition, embodied design, game-based learning environments, educational data mining, and intelligent tutoring systems. Fundamentally, the LS&T faculty are looking for collaborators to advance our goal of improving K-16 education with learning innovations. For more information on this position, please apply here:

Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Statistics to Support the Learning Sciences & Technologies Program

The WPI Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant\associate professor level, to begin in the Fall of 2020. We seek strong candidates in education statistics whose research profiles is a good fit to collaborate with WPI’s interdisciplinary Learning Sciences and Technology (LS&T) graduate program, and who will contribute to advance LS&T’s goal of improving K-16 education with learning innovations. The successful applicant is expected to develop a robust, externally funded, high-profile research program, and contribute to the mission of the Mathematical Sciences department and of the LS&T program. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Statistics, or a closely related field such a Doctorate from an Education School in Quantitative Methods, or Educational Measurement, Assessment, and Evaluation. For more information on this position, please apply here:

Review of applications for both positions will continue until the positions are filled.

Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nation’s first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 70 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real-world problems around the globe. WPI is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community for faculty, staff, and students, where all community members feel a connected sense of belonging. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. WPI is committed to building and supporting a multi-cultural and otherwise diverse educational community, with an active focus on diversifying the faculty, staff, and students. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

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