Opportunities

We currently have two opportunities for PhD students to join the TIE lab in 2020:

Self-regulated learning and the psychology of learning and instruction. I am actively recruiting PhD students interested in researching (1) cognitive, motivational, socio-emotional, behavioural and metacognitive challenges encountered during academic studying, (2) tools and technologies that promote academic success in studying and teamwork, and (3) the efficacy of metacognitive awareness tools and visualizations for promoting adaptive regulation. Applicants should have a Masters degree (with thesis) in Psychology, Educational Psychology or a related area, and an interest in working with complex data sets in authentic learning contexts. Students on my team are encouraged to develop advanced quantitative research skills in multi-level modelling as well as qualitative analysis skills and experience. Our current research project seeks to examine whether mobile technological tools can leverage students’ academic success in studying and teamwork by (a) prompting timely and strategic reflection, (b) providing analytics in the form of data-based visualizations about individual and collective processes and progress, and (c) building on that feedback to guide and scaffold strategic adaptations. Successful applicants will be offered a research assistantship of up to $20,000 renewable for 3 years funded through a $349,330 SSHRC insight grant [Hadwin (PI)]. Funding can be supplemented by opportunities to teach in our undergraduate course on Learning Strategies for University Success. Applicants will be considered for University Entrance Scholarships which are adjudicated by an awards committee based on academic performance. Interested applicants should review the admissions requirements for our PhD program: https://www.uvic.ca/education/psychology/educational-psychology/phd-program/admissions/index.php to ensure they meet requirements for admission, and send a letter of introduction clearly outlining fit with the description above to Dr. Allyson Hadwin (hadwin@uvic.ca ).

Student success outcomes and trajectories. I am actively recruiting PhD students interested in researching measures of student success outcomes and trajectories in post-secondary contexts. The goal of this research will to be identify and compare changes in student success trajectories during and after interventions designed to (a) address heavy drinking and substance misuse, (b) academic success, or (c) socio-emotional wellness. Applicants should have (1) a Masters degree (with thesis) in Psychology, Educational Psychology, Statistics, Measurement, or a related area, and (2) an interest in working with large institutional data sets, and longitudinal data. Students will be expected to develop advanced quantitative research skills in multi-level modelling and structural equation modelling. Successful applicants will be offered a research assistantship of up to $20,000 renewable for 4 years funded through a $2,500,000 SSHRC partnership grant [Sherry Stewart (PI), Hadwin (Co-I)].  Funding can be supplemented by opportunities to teach in our undergraduate course on Learning Strategies for University Success. Applicants will be considered for University Entrance Scholarships which are adjudicated by an awards committee based on academic performance. Interested applicants should review the admissions requirements for our PhD program: https://www.uvic.ca/education/psychology/educational-psychology/phd-program/admissions/index.php to ensure they meet requirements for admission, and send a letter of introduction clearly outlining fit with the description above to Dr. Allyson Hadwin (hadwin@uvic.ca ).