2018 Post Doctorate Recruitment Inspiration at Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal UniversityPublished on:2018-05-17 14:51




       Here we have high-end working environments, co-advisor teams with international background, superior resources and platforms, generous salaries and lavish benefits, colorful international communication opportunities……Here we have boundless academic development spaces and a group of young people fighting for their dreams. Nothing is impossible for a brave heart.
       The door of Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University has been opened for you. We will create all conditions for post-doctors to work and live here happily and pleasantly! It’s a life-changing journey! Don't hesitate, come on!

1.Introduction to Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University
      Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University (hereinafter referred to as SLIBNU) is a comprehensive experimental platform involving scientific research, technology development and instructional teaching. SLIBNU is established by Beijing Normal University at March 2015 and jointly constructed with Elernity, subsidiary corporation of NetDragon.
      Aiming at making full use of advantages and resources of university and enterprise, the Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University explores industry-university-research integration mechanism, focuses on researching the learning patterns in informatized environment, constructing a smart learning environment and platform to support lifelong learning and diverse, individualized and differentiated learning of learners of Digital Generations.
 Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University follows the project-based team management and evaluation system, and PI responsibility system to form an efficient governance mechanism with expandable research areas and high-quality team. At present we have Design and Learning Laboratory, Smart City and Learning Environment Laboratory, Open Educational Resources (OER) Laboratory, Educational Robot Engineering Center, ICT Instruction Research Center, International Cooperation Center, Project Incubation Office and Administration Office. It hosts more than 100 full-time and part-time staff, 30 professors and associate professors (5 famous international experts are included).Via university-enterprise cooperation, SLIBNU has built diversified human resource systems and we are constantly improving our international academic atmospheres and influence.
      For more information, please follow our official accounts (smartlearning_BNU)or visit our website (/).   


Professor Ronghuai Huang
Co-Dean of  Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University, Director of UNESCO International Rural Educational and Training Centre, Director of National Engineering Lab for Cyberlearning Intelligent Technology. Co-Dean Ronghuai Huang mainly engaged in educational informatization, smart learning environments, technology-based innovative teaching and learning modes, etc.
 Huang’s courses was awarded as the National Elaborate Courses, National Elaborate Sharing Courses and National Educational  and  Teaching  Achievements; he teaching materials that he compiled won the National Elaborate Teaching Materials of Higher Education; the team led by him  won the
Outstanding Teaching Team in Beijing and he was awarded Outstanding Teacher in Beijing, Famous Teacher in Beijing, etc.

Dr. Kinshuk
Director of School of Computing and Information Systems, Deputy Chair of International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE), General Editor of Smart Learning Environment journal. Kinshuk devotes himself to the research of imoproving new Adaptive and personalized learning. His research interests include Smart learning environments, Learning analytics, Learning technologies, Mobile, ubiquitous and location aware learning systems, Cognitive profiling and Interactive technologies.

Professor Jonathan Michael Spector
Professor of Department of Learning Technologies, University of North Texas (UNT), former Chairman of Association for Educational Communication & Technology (AECT). His research interests include educational planning & project evaluation, learning evaluation for complex domains, integration of informational technology and teaching, remote education, etc. He also serves as the General Editor of Educational Technology Research and Development (ETRD) journal and edits the third and fourth edition of Handbook of Research For Educational Communications and Technology, the most influential journal in educational technology.

Professor Chris Dede
Professor in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and once served as the Director of . Chris has served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Foundations of Educational and Psychological Assessment and a member of National Educational Technology Plan Technical Working Group. The educational technology implementation evaluation framework he formulated has been applied across the America. His research spans emerging technologies for learning, infusing technology into large-scale educational-improvement initiatives, policy formulation and analysis, and leadership in educational innovation. He has profound experience and unique understanding for American information technology and higher education.

Professor Chee Kit Looi 
Chee Kit is Head of Learning Sciences Lab of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. From 2004 to 2008, Nanyang Technological Society, the first research center devoted to the study of the sciences of learning in the Asia-Pacific region, was found under his leadership. He served as the Chairman of Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) and participated in the launching of The Global Chinese Society for Computers in Education (GCSCE), serving as member of steering committee. He directed and completed many research projects of National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. He is a prolific author in his field, published 200+ papers on top international journals or conferences and the achievements make a difference for teaching practices in Singapore elementary schools.

Professor Chen Nian-Shing 
Dr. Nian-Shing Chen is Chair Professor in the Department of Information Management at the National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. He has published over 50 SSCI papers in the last 5 years. He has successfully applied Special Issues of four SSCI jounals include ET&S、ILE、CALL and ETR&D, which improve the visibility of Taiwan’s E-Learning research achievements. His research interests include online synchronous teaching & learning, seamless integration between traditional paper and digital teaching material, and somatosensory -brain wave integration, which he devotes himself to in the last three years.

Professor Mingquan Zhou
Deputy Dean of Smart Learning Institute of Beijing Normal University. Second Level Professor of Beijing Normal University. At present he is serving as the Director of VR Application Engineering Research Center of MOE, Director of Beijing Key VR Laboratory of Digital Protection for Cultural Heritage, Executive Deputy Chairman of CVRVT, Vice-director of China Society of Image and Graphics (CSIG), Executive Director of China Computer Society (CCF), Chinese Information Processing Society of China(CIPSC), committee member of Software Engineering Steering Committee MOE.

Professor  Guangzuo Cui
Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Beijing Normal University, hosted or participated in a number of research projects of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, key National Tenth Five-Year Plan, 863 Plan, and National Social Science Foundation; published 70+papers, published monograph Teaching Theories and Practices of Thinking ability. At present he carries out researches on thinking and education, including thinking teaching, math  education,innovative capacity cultivation and gets achievements. The achievements obtain good results in campus and social practices of primary and middle schools and are being nationwide released.

Professor Yanyan Li
Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Beijing Normal University. Li is mainly engaged in design and application of learning platform and learning resources based on Web2.0, computer supported collaborative learning, individualized as well as adaptable learning and learning analysis. Professor Li successively presided over National Natural Science Fund projects, Beijing key laboratory co-construction project, educational reform project and crosswise tasks and participated in national major fundamental research program of 973 project, the major project of attracting capital for colleges and universities science and technology innovation and so on. So far Professor Li has published more than 70 papers in domestic as well as international journals and in international conferences, many of which were indexed on SSCI/SCI, 3 papers won Outstanding Paper Award. At present, Li published her English  monograph Smart Learning Environments and serves as Chairlady or committee members of several international conference program committees. She is the Executive Editor of Journal of Computers in Education and editorial board member of 3 international journals.
In addition to the co-advisors listed above, we have senior executives and research fellows from NetDragon. At the same time, we have a group of assistants with rich research experiences include Dr. Tingwen Chang, Dr.Yuan Gao, Dr. Lanqin Zheng, Dr. Guoqing Zhao, and Dr. Shunyu Li.  

3. Research Directions
1) Virtual Reality in Education
Research students’ identity perception, reliable environments, and student-device-environment reciprocal rules as well as cognitive process features; Study the design and evaluation of VR classrooms, the design and applications of VR subject education resources, language learning under MUVE and teacher education modes under VR environment. 
2) Big Data in Education
Focus on the collection, clear, storage, statistic analysis and visualization of educational big data; Design and development of learning analysis systems based on educational big data; Security, ethic, policy and regulatory issues related to the massive application of educational big data.
 3)Knowledge Technology
Subject knowledge Ontology Base of middle and primary school; Construction of knowledge graph; Modeling and diagnosis of students’ subject knowledge and teacher’s knowledge; Subject knowledge Visualization.
 4)Cloud Computing in Education
Educational Cloud for Educating and Educational Scientific Research;Disciplinary Cloud Computing Engine; Cloud-based Virtual Experimental Platform and Self-Regulation & Evaluation Cloud Service.
5)Internet of Things in Education
Intelligent Sensor and Digital Laboratory Research, Assist Advanced Cognition of Human, Expand the research & development of integrated smart learning equipment in human’s learning skill and knowledge; The design, implementation and optimizing of mart technologies-based school learning environments(such as classrooms, campus and areas).
 6)ICT-Based Teaching and Studying
Research on behavior characteristics of children and adolescents under information technology-supported environments; classroom teaching application demonstration of emerging technologies; Information Technology-Assisted Teacher Professional Learning; Educational Application Evaluation of New Technologies and New Methods; New Products of Smart Education. 

Candidates are needed to meet the following requirements:
1) Have obtained doctorate in top universities from home and abroad;
2)Be able to work full-timely(in-service staff will not be accepted).
3) Have High-level research outputs in the last 5 years and accord with the following terms:
(1)Presided ministerial and provincial-level research projects and scored periodic important achievements.
(2)Published high-level original research results in first-author or corresponding author identity, at least 1 B or above journal or SSCI-Q1 paper, or 2 C or above papers, or 3 CSSCI source journal papers.
Have relevant degree and scientific research experience aligned with the research direction described earlier; Have solid theoretical, academic and research background; Have undertook substantial research work, and have high-quality scientific research achievements;
4) Have strong ability in studying independently, teamwork, good communication skills, and fluent English oral and written skills.

5.  Responsibilities
Work full-timely at SLIBNU and be  regarded as formal registered staff; undertake research work and tasks assigned by the institute.
2) Complete research work with high-quality achievements independently or collaboratively.
3) Lead teams, work on projects, and participate in work for international communications and cooperation.

6. Remuneration Package
1) Welfare and remuneration are governed by relevant regulations based on post doctorate of Beijing Normal University (including basic salary and allowance subsidies, social security fund and public accumulation fund).
2) Provide competitive performance incentives and matched life allowance based on the position, achievements, and contribution towards the development of the institute.
3) Our institute will provide top skilled supervisor, superior resources and platforms, favorable working and scientific researching environment, opportunies for international communications, open projects and working in a cooperative team, and create conditions to make post doctorates work cheerfully and live happily.
4) For the candidates who obtained great achievements during the employment period, they will be recommended preferentially to work in our institute and our joint institutes after the completion of their post doctorate programs.

7. Application Procedures
Applicant shall send their resume (includes education background, working experience, published academic papers, attended scientific research program, obtained rewards and individual competencies), plan for postdoctoral research program aligned with our research direction, representative publications (electronic copy) and scientific research certificates (electronic copy) via e-mail.
2) Arrange selected applicants to attend interview at the institute
3) Successful applicant need to prepare relevant documents according to the requirements described in <Post Doctorate Entering procedures of Beijing Normal University > to enter the program.

8. Way of Application
Please send electronic materials in the form of e-mail. Please use“ post doctorate+ name” as the name of application material and the email subject. Application and recommendation are very welcomed.
Deadline: 31th December 2018
Contact: Hongyan Kuai
Tel: 58807219
Email: smartlearning@bnu.edu.cn
Address:  12F, Block A, Jingshi Technology Building, No. 12 Xueyuan South Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Postcode: 100082


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