Grants | 13 March 2014

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Scholar, Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, Connected Learning Research Network



UCHRI announces a Postdoctoral Scholar position for the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, Connected Learning Research Network.

One postdoctoral position is available in the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub, at the UC Humanities Research Institute, based on the Irvine campus. The postdoctoral scholar will collaborate in a MacArthur Foundation-funded research network on Connected Learning, investigating how new digital and networked media can support interest-driven and socially connected forms of learning. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting ethnographic research on interest-driven learning with digital media, with a focus on parental involvement, analyzing research findings and working collaboratively with principle investigators and others involved in the research network.

Requirements – Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and research experience with contemporary developments concerning youth, digital media and learning. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in ethnographic and online research with families and youth and expertise in learning theory, Internet research, game studies, and design research. Evidence of collaborative and mixed methods research will also be valued. Travel may be required in this position to perform research and meet with collaborators.

Position is dependent on extramural funding.  Initial appointment is for one year and renewal is based on performance and is contingent on receipt of project funding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through application deadline of April 11, 2014.

The appointment may begin as early as August 1, 2014 and would continue until July 31, 2015, renewable pending review and available funding.  Annual salary ranges from $52,000 to $56,243 depending on experience.

Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted online at and must include:

  1. Letter of Interest (including research skills)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three Letters of Reference

More information about the Connected Learning Research Network can be found at Please contact Courtney Santos at with any questions about the application process.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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