As this position could have a K-12 online and blended learning focus, I did want to post it in case there may be some interest among my readers…
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Educational Technology
Research Center for Educational Technology, Kent State University
The Research Center for Educational Technology (RCET) at Kent State University is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow interested in the use of innovative technologies to improve teaching and learning across the lifespan.
RCET was founded in 1999 to study the potential of technology to improve teaching and learning. The overall mission of RCET is to serve as a flagship center for research, policy and practice related to cutting-edge technologies in teaching and learning. These technologies have included 3D, mobile learning, online and blended learning, games, simulations and virtual reality. RCET researchers explore the use and impact of these technologies while providing research, practice and policy guidelines in three major settings: PreK-12 classroom/content integration; teacher professional development; and learning in out-of-school/informal settings across the lifespan (e.g. medicine, public parks, government, military, etc.).
Qualifications: A PhD in Educational/Instructional Technology or a related field (e.g. psychology) from a leading institution is required. The candidate will have a strong publication record and a sound understanding of the fundamentals of research and grant funding. Given the broad scope of RCET’s work, there is no pre-defined requirement for research specialization; however, topics of potential interest include gaming, virtual reality, technologies for STEAM, emerging technologies, online and blended learning, preservice and inservice teacher education, and health technologies.
The successful candidate will have fully completed their Ph.D. within the past 1-3 years and will have strong evidence of an existing research agenda. This twelve month position hosted in Kent, Ohio, begins in the Fall of 2014 and may be extended beyond one year contingent upon funding and performance of the Fellow. During the year-long appointment, the candidate will be partnering with RCET researchers on existing projects as well as on the submission of new grant-funded work at the Center. Applicants must have experience in grant writing and a willingness/desire to participate in writing new grants.
Interested candidates should immediately contact Dr. Rick Ferdig, Summit Professor of Learning Technologies at the Research Center for Educational Technology (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and a list of required application materials. The application deadline is open until the position is filled.