Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
College of Information Sciences and Technology
F. Ritter


A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. This position will 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 maintain and extend the tutoring system in Ruby and an interest in learning theory and modeling. Programming skills 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 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. Postdoctoral scholar appointments are full-time, 12-month, non-tenure positions, with 2-3 years renewal dependent upon performance and funds availability. To apply, electronically submit a cover letter describing qualifications, a CV and contact information from three professional references. Review of applicants is ongoing and the position will begin when a suitable candidate is selected.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088