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[ecrea] Postdoctoral Position for Connected Learning at UC Irvine

Wed Jul 01 19:31:33 GMT 2015

Position: Postdoctoral Scholar
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning
Research Hub (, at the UC Humanities Research
Institute, based on the University of California, Irvine campus. The
postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded
research network on Connected Learning, investigating how digital and
networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms
of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting
ethnographic and design research on interest-driven learning with
digital media, with a focus on parental involvement. The project will
involve building on an existing body of research to develop and study
how families can more productively engage with digital media. Research,
design, and writing will be conducted as part of a collaborative team
effort with principle investigators and others involved in the research

Requirements – Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline
and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth,
digital media and learning. Preference will be given to candidates with
experience in ethnographic and online research with families and youth
and expertise in learning theory, Internet research, and
design research. Fluency in Spanish is desirable. Evidence of
collaborative and mixed methods research will also be valued. Travel may
be required in this position to perform research and meet with

Position is dependent on extramural funding. Initial appointment is for
one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on
receipt of project funding. Review of applications will begin May 11,
2015, and will continue through application deadline of July 31, 2015.

The appointment may begin as early as January 1, 2016 and would continue
until December 31, 2016, renewable for an additional year, pending
review and available funding. Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to
$56,243 depending on experience.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online at and must include:

1. Letter of Interest (including research skills)
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Three Letters of Reference
4. Writing Sample

More information about the Connected Learning Research Network can be
found at <>.

*Jamieson Pond, Research Community Manager*
Digital Media & Learning Research Hub
(jpond /at/ <mailto:(jpond /at/>
(949) 824-6205 <> |
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Twitter: @dmlresearchhub <>

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