Nationally ranked among US News & World Report's Best Education Graduate Schools, Rutgers Graduate School of Education is part of New Jersey's flagship public university. Committed to advancing excellence and equity in education, the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks an outstanding scholar at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in Reading/Literacy Education to join the program in Literacy and Reading Education within the Department of Learning and Teaching and the GSE's equity, social justice, and urban teacher education programs.
The Post Doctorate Associate will collaborate with Dr. Chia-Yi Chiu, the web developer, and the PhD students, under the supervision of Dr. Chiu, on several methodological and technological developments proposed in the current NSFCAREER grant project. The specific tasks include developing new methods based on the core algorithms that have been developed and the corresponding R package, and participating in the construction of the web app for implementing the developed algorithms. These methodological developments will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the proposed algorithms, which in turn will improve teaching and learning in the STEM E-learning environment. The technological developments will lead to the immense increase in the applicability of the research project, which is the most efficient way to disseminate the research and in turn, broaden its impact.
The success of this current research project sponsored by NSFCAREER grant will lead to the development of the next-generation CD-CAT system that will be a significant tool for E-learning. This line of research is an excellent fit with the mission of the school of education, as the research plan focuses on the kinds of assessments that can be used to improve learning and the development of methodologies that have applications in small-scale classroom assessment. The Post Doctorate Associate will play a key role to the success of this line of research. This work will be important for Dr. Chiu's role as an Associate Professor in a research university and in keeping with the mission of a school of education in its strong implications for practice.
The Post Doctorate Associate is expected to start from September 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Minimum Education and Experience:
PhD in Educational Statistics, Measurement, and Testing or related field
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Specializes in research of Cognitive Diagnostic Modeling. - Fluent in the computer languages R and SQL because the research project involves developing the associated R package and web app. - Experience in computerized adaptive testing (CAT) research and R packaging is preferred. - Fluent in English - Proficiency in academic writing - Skills in team work
Software R, SQL, LaTex.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
It is very likely that the work will be carried out remotely, depending on the university regulations and policies.
Posting Number: 21FA0537
Location: College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 132198
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