Open Faculty and Post-Doc Positions

Lecturer in School and Mental Health Counseling: Division of Human Development and Quantitative Methods

The division of Human Development and Quantitative Methods at The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeks nominees and applicants for a lecturer position in the area of school and mental health counseling. The successful applicant would help provide leadership in our school and mental health counseling programs and teach core courses such as counseling theory and interventions, ethics, assessment and diagnosis, and career counseling. He/she would help participate in the management of our practica and internship placements, and contribute to our student recruitment and advising efforts. Competive candidates for the position must show a strong background in graduate-level teaching and advising and have a minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in the counseling field; a record of peer-reviewed publication, particularly focused on counseling practice and research, is preferred but not required. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in counselor education, applied psychology, or a related field. Licensure as a professional counselor or psychologist is preferred. Given Penn GSE’s strong emphasis on diversity in its many forms, candidates from traditionally under-represented minority groups are particularly encouraged to apply.   

This appointment will be for one academic year and can be renewed twice for a total of three years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance evaluation after each year.  We will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2017, and will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled. We intend to fill the position prior to the upcoming academic year.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and general qualification, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, selected publications (2-3) or other relevant manuscripts. Please apply online at: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/positions/apply-hdqm_counseling        

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

 


Postdoc, Penn Center for Learning Analytics

(Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania)

The University of Pennsylvania Center for Learning Analytics is recruiting for a postdoctoral researcher to become involved in our suite of projects. Our center, directed by Ryan Baker, conducts federally and university-funded research on student learning and engagement within online and blended learning environments. Our projects span from elementary school students to adult learners, and involve data from Massive Open Online Courses, intelligent tutoring systems, simulations, microworlds, and games.

The postdoc will develop and apply machine learning and analytics techniques on logs of student interaction from online learning systems, working under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Baker and Dr. Jaclyn Ocumpaugh, and will join an active research team of graduate students and researchers working to understand student learning and engagement using the big data now becoming available from online and blended learning.

Required

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Psychology, Education, or related area
  • Research experience in data mining, analytics, machine learning, learning analytics, affective computing, user modeling, computational linguistics, natural language processing, or related areas
  • Strong interest in conducting applied research in education that builds basic understanding of learning, while benefiting real-world learners
  • Ability to pass a clearance to work in schools

Desired

  • Experience in using software packages, infrastructures, and languages such as (but not limited to) RapidMiner, scikit-learn, numpy, scipy, AWS, and Java.
  • Experience working in interdisciplinary and collaborative teams
  • Experience with scientific publication and writing

Job Details

  • Start date is negotiable; position is initially for one year, and is renewable for additional years, contingent on performance and funding
  • Competitive salary and the University of Pennsylvania’s excellent benefits
  • Review of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled

How to Apply

  • Please send a Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter, and a list of 3 or 4 academic/professional references (including both email and phone) number to penn.learninganalytics@gmail.com

Questions

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice). 


Full-Time Lecturer in TESOL

The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in our division of Educational Linguistics. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in applied linguistics or a related field with a clear specialization in TESOL. Ideal candidates will have a background in teaching both general educational linguistics as well as TESOL methods courses. In addition, the ideal candidate will also have experience working with international students studying in the United States. We expect the successful candidate to provide leadership in developing programming that meets the unique needs of our international student population. 

The Lecturer appointment is made on a one-year (12 months) contract renewable up to three years. The candidate may also be expected to teach one or two summer courses as part of his/her load. 

Please submit a letter expressing your interest and general qualifications, curriculum vitae (including a list of TESOL courses taught), and names and contact information of three references via email to:

TESOL Lecturer Search Committee, Educational Linguistics
c/o Ms. Sarah Peyton Kaufman
speyton@gse.upenn.edu 

University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19104-6216.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 17, 2017 but will continue to consider new applications until the position is filled.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to diversity.