ACS Lab – Research Associates



A Research Associate position is available in the College of

Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State U, U

Park Campus. This position will help build tutors to understand

learning about maintenance and other procedural skills. The applicant

should have, or be scheduled to complete, a Ph.D. in psychology,

computer science, industrial engineering, or a related field by the

time the employment starts. Candidates should have technical skills to

use the tutoring system and an interest in learning theory and

modeling. Programming skills can include: Ruby, Java, Lisp, ACT-R, R,

or related languages. Relevant knowledge include how to run studies,

statistical analyses (regression preferred over anova), and

writing. The work would include extending and maintaining a tutor and

tutoring language and associated tutors, helping to build new tutors,

testing the tutors through usability and learning studies, and

presenting the results in a variety of forms. This is a fixed-term

appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the

possibility of re-funding. To apply, electronically submit a cover

letter describing qualifications, a CV and contact information from

three professional references to the web site and email Ritter. Review

of applicants is ongoing and the position will begin when a candidate

is selected.