Postdoctoral Fellow at HCII

Carnegie Mellon University HCI Institute

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Join us as a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon's HCI Institute. The postdoc will perform design-based, classroom research on the topic of teacher-student-AI co-orchestration of personalized learning in K-12 with AI-enhanced learning software, covering both classroom and remote learning scenarios. The project will explore different hardware options, including augmented and mixed reality. The work will be carried out in the context of two synergistic and funded projects, namely “Human/AI Co-Orchestration of Dynamically-Differentiated Collaborative Classrooms” (NSF Cyberlearning) and “Enhancing Student Learning with an Orchestration Tool for Personalized Teacher-Student Interactions in Classrooms Using Intelligent Tutoring Software Education Technology” (IES Education Technology). The candidate will be part of both project teams. We are looking for applicants with expertise and enthusiasm in relevant research areas, including AI in education, learning analytics, educational data mining, classroom orchestration tools, and computer-supported collaborative learning.

The postdoc will work under the supervision of Drs. Vincent Aleven and Bruce M. McLaren at the HCI Institute. Fellows will also regularly interact with other project faculty including Dr. Ken Holstein at the HCI Institute, Prof. Nikol Rummel at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and Dr. Steve Ritter at Carnegie Learning Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.

Tasks may include user research and needs analysis with students and teachers, ideation and design, co-design with teachers and students, prototyping and user studies, operationalizing learning theory, development or tuning of analytics, development of decision support tools for teachers and students, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results. We will also encourage and support the postdoc in developing their own research that builds their research agenda and leads to publications and grant applications. The postdoc works individually and as part of a multi-site team, and they must supervise undergraduate and master student research assistants. Work with K-12 schools in the Pittsburgh region and beyond is required.

The position begins as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The candidate needs to have completed all PhD requirements by that date, although does not need to have formally graduated just yet. We anticipate the position to be two years in duration, annually renewable based on performance and availability of funding.

Compensation includes a competitive salary and benefits plan.

For the full description and application instructions, please visit the job posting on Interfolio (link below).

Vincent Aleven

HCII Postdoctoral Fellow description and application