The UVa Social Development Lab typically accepts one to two doctoral and masters students per year to engage in mentored learning experiences and contribute to our work. These students typically matriculate through the Doctoral Training Program in Educational Psychology and Applied Developmental Science or the Master in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science at the Curry School of Education. Opportunities for undergraduate students interested in obtaining research experiences are often available as well. Contact Julie Thomas for more information.

Research Staff

We are seeking a project manager for research on a new education program at the UVa Social Development Lab, Curry School of Education and Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL). The work is full-time to coordinate research on Connect Science, a new program to support teachers to engage in project-based learning. Responsibilities include: coordination of data collection, management of data, communication with districts, and coordination of project logistics. Experience in education preferred. Excellent communication and management skills required. Masters degree preferred. To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0620195. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.

Periodically the lab hires staff, research assistants and post-doctoral trainees to assist with various research projects. If interested, please contact Julie Thomas to learn about current opportunities.