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Postdoctoral Research Associate – School of Arts, Media and Engineering

School of Arts, Media and Engineering

Job description:

The School of Arts Media and Engineering at Arizona State University seeks a full-time, fiscal-year postdoctoral research associate in the area of Telematic Embodied Learning (TEL) to begin in Spring 2023. This position will be on the Tempe, Arizona campus.

This study uses Telematic Embodied Learning (TEL) enabling neurodiverse autistic middle school students to learn computational thinking. We embed mastery of CT and select computer science concepts in creative ensemble activity, using tangible digital-physical musical technologies and techniques adaptable to a neurodiverse range of students. Our community collaborative and mixed methods research approach utilizes quantitative research to foreground scalable and generalizable neurodiverse practices and CT pedagogies and qualitative research to highlight students, teachers, parents, and future employers’ perceptions and experiences of neurodiversity and neurodiverse pedagogies. We develop TEL Labs for students, parents, and employers, and prepare workshops for teachers from collaborative schools.

Work duties: Postdoctoral researcher will work in the research group and assist in all aspects of the project including project management, workshop preparation, TEL Lab material generation, collecting and analyzing data, writing journal articles, and dissemination our findings.

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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About ASU:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

About the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts:

Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the country, located within a dynamic research university focused on transformative change. Built on a unique combination of disciplines, the Herberger Institute comprises the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Music, Dance and Theatre; The Design School; The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, and the ASU Art Museum. The Herberger Institute is committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school through developing and scaling ideas that strengthen the role of designers and artists across all areas of society and culture, increasing the capacity of artists to make a difference in their communities. For more information on the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, visit herbergerinstitute.asu.edu.

Required qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in a related field by the time of appointment, including (but not limited to) education, anthropology, engineering education, research methods.
  2. Applicants within four years of their Ph.D. award date will be considered for a postdoctoral position.  Applicants beyond four years will be considered for an assistant research scientist position.

Desired qualifications:

  1. Ability to adopt project coordination tools such as Google productivity suite (Drive, etc.), Miro, Slack.

Application deadline:

The application deadline is January 18, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.  Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

Instruction to apply:

Please submit the following materials as separate items:

  1. A C.V.
  2. A letter of Interest
  3. A diversity statement
  4. Names and contact information for three references

All applications must be submitted electronically via apply.interfolio.com/119502

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