Open Faculty and Post-Doc Positions


The PennCLO Executive Doctoral and MedEd Master’s programs, as part of the Teaching, Learning and Leadership Division at The University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) seeks applicants for a lecturer position in the area of adult learning, organizational learning and change, and leadership. The successful applicant will primarily support the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program, with some duties in the MedEd Master’s program as well.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: organizing, monitoring and reporting on doctoral student progress; teaching core modules in business, learning, research methods, learning technology and or leadership; research and benchmarking best practices and innovation in organizational learning; supporting program faculty in curriculum review; management and implementation of program-related groups and projects; recruitment of students; and supporting students through advising and counsel on academic matters. Competitive candidates for the position must show a strong background in teaching senior leaders and executives, coaching senior leaders, and have a minimum of 5-8 years experience in a leadership position in an organization and/or consulting to leaders in business, government and/or not-for profit institutions. He/she must have a track record of publishing in the trade and/or academic press, and a plan to pursue publishing opportunities in a field related to organizational learning, business, and/or leadership. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in education, organizational behavior, applied psychology, or a related field. 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 July 24, 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 must submit a letter of interest and general qualification, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, selected publications, or other relevant manuscripts. Please send paper application packets to:

Dr. Annie McKee, Senior Fellow and Director
PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program and MedEd Master’s Program
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education
3440 Market Street
560-28, C/O PennCLO
Philadelphia, PA 19104                                                                   

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.


  • 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


  • 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


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). 

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