[CogSci] Ph.D. Studentship, Educational Psychology Program, University of Alabama

Morett, Laura lmorett at ua.edu
Mon Oct 19 11:03:42 PDT 2020

***Apologies for cross-posting***

Hi all,
Please see below for a recruitment announcement for UA's Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Neuroscience programs.  I'm hoping to recruit new Ph.D. students this year, so please feel free to reach out to me (or have your students/research assistants do so) with any questions.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Laura Morett

Ph.D. Studentship in the Educational Psychology Program at the University of Alabama College of Education

The University of Alabama invites applications forits Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program(https://education.ua.edu/programs/bep/phd/). Full funding and tuition remission is available to qualified students. The Educational Psychology Ph.D. Program consists of human development, learning & motivation, and educational neuroscience tracks with an optional concentration in educational neuroscience (additional information available here: http://edneuro.ua.edu/). Starting students select one of these tracks depending on their interests and plans for future research. We are looking for students who are interested in studyingcognitive, affective, and neural mechanisms of learningand exploring educational implications in one or more domains relevant to education(e.g., mathematics learning & cognition, language development and processing, reading, & bilingualism, gesture, moral development, motivation & affect, cognitive and behavioral disorders). Students from diverse disciplines (e.g., education, cognitive science, neuroscience, learning sciences, STEM fields, psychology, computer science) and backgrounds (esp. women and historically underrepresented minorities) are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

  *   Bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., education, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, STEM fields)
  *   Interest in conducting interdisciplinary research that incorporates methods and perspectives from education, brain, and/or cognitive sciences
  *   Interest in educational applications broadly defined
  *   Ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines
  *   Strong quantitative and programming skills
  *   Strong writing and communication skills

Program Faculty & Research Areas
(All faculty open to accepting qualified Ph.D. students)
Dr. Hyemin Han<http://seed.ua.edu/> - Educational neuroscience, social neuroscience, social development, positive psychology, computational simulations, educational interventions
Dr. Laura Morett<http://nerdlab.ua.edu/> - Gesture, language and literacy, developmental cognitive neuroscience, autism spectrum disorder, bilingualism, embodied cognition, eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, fNIRS
Dr. Jason Scofield<http://scofield.people.ua.edu/abcd-research-lab.html> - Child development, cognitive development, language development
Dr. Firat Soylu<http://elden.ua.edu/> - Educational & cognitive neuroscience, mathematical cognition, STEM learning, embodied cognition, EEG/ERP, fMRI
Dr. Macarena Suarez Pellicioni<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fdmg8PMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao> - Educational neuroscience, mathematical cognition, child development, learning, fMRI, ERPs
Dr. David Walker<http://ethicaldevelopment.ua.edu/> - Moral psychology & decision making, social & character development

Start Date: August 2021

Location: The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 residents in west central Alabama. Aside from hosting the winningest football team in the Southeastern Conference (Roll Tide!), Tuscaloosa offers a low cost of living and Southern hospitality and charm complemented by a vibrant downtown with a variety of restaurants and family-owned shops, a farmer's market, an outdoor amphitheater, and a folk art center and festival.  Proximity to several state parks, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Gulf Shore provide numerous opportunities for recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, trail running, spelunking, fishing, and camping. Nearby cities include Birmingham (< 1 hr.), Atlanta (3 hrs.), Chattanooga (3 hrs.), Nashville (3.5 hrs.), Memphis (4 hrs.), and New Orleans (4 hrs.).

Application Process: Please apply online at http://graduate.ua.edu/prospects/application/. A letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcript of all coursework, and three reference letters are required to complete the online application process.For admission for 2021-2022, the requirement to submitGRE and TOEFL scores (for international applicants) has been waived. You should select "Educational Psychology" as your intended major and indicate which track you are interested in your letter of application. Review of applications will begin on December 15 and will continue until April 15. Applicants seeking a graduate assistantship or a fellowship are encouraged to apply by December 15. Please contact Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu at ua.edu<mailto:fsoylu at ua.edu>), program coordinator, or faculty of interest if you have any questions.

Laura Morett, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Director, Neuroscience of Education Research on Development (N.E.R.D.) Lab

Educational Psychology
The University of Alabama<https://www.ua.edu/>
1617 Capital Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone 205-348-8489<tel:205-348-8489>
lmorett at ua.edu<mailto:lmorett at ua.edu> | http://nerdlab.ua.edu<http://nerdlab.ua.edu/>

[e University of Alabama]<https://www.ua.edu/>

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