LEARNING AGENCY LAB / UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA / NCES LEARNING ENGINEERING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
The Learning Agency Lab, in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania and the National Center for Education Statistics, is seeking a joint Learning Engineering Fellow to lead exciting projects that leverage robust datasets to support education outcomes.
The fellow will collaborate with the Penn Center for Learning Analytics and the Learning Agency Lab, a nonprofit focused on harnessing the power of learning, and will be placed at the National Center for Education Statistics in Washington DC under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act. This position represents an opportunity for an emerging scholar in educational data mining/learning analytics, to play a lead role in a national initiative around open data sharing, data competitions, and scaled collaborative data analysis.
The fellow should be located in D.C. or willing to spend a few days/week in DC. The position will last for 1-2 years. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Penn Center for Learning Analytics, including projects and joint publications.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
About The Supporting Organizations: The Learning Agency Lab is a non-profit that helps organizations harness the power of learning. The organization is an incubator, focused on developing tools, programs, and partnerships for social good.
The Penn Center for Learning Analytics at the University of Pennsylvania uses a blend of large-scale and small-scale research methods, from analytics and data mining to ethnographic and field observation methods, to student learning and engagement. The PCLA’s director, Ryan Baker, was the Founding President of the International Educational Data Mining Society and the first Technical Director of the Pittsburgh Science of Learning Center DataShop, and maintains a large ongoing portfolio of research projects.
The fellow will be placed at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing student data. NCES collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics on the condition of American education.
Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume here.