Postdoctoral Scholar

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
General and Academic Officers - College of Information Sciences and Technology


A Postdoctoral Scholar position position is available in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University, University 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. Review of applicants is ongoing and the position will begin when a 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