We at the Institute for Learning (IFL) know that virtually all students are capable of high achievement if they work hard at the right kinds of learning tasks. As a translational research group within the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC), we serve as a bridge between the domains of research and practice, bringing educators the best of current knowledge, research, tools, and models related to instruction and district design.

Our team is comprised of scholar practitioners we call fellows. Our fellows all have extensive classroom and school experience and share a deep interest in research of teaching, learning, and ongoing organizational change. IFL fellows help educators bring what research tells us about teaching and learning into classrooms to help students grow their intelligence and reach the high standards demanded by today’s colleges and workforce.

Are you a seasoned practitioner with an interest in research and a passion for improving outcomes for all students, especially those disadvantaged by income, race, and language? We’d love to meet you. Send us your resume at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veterans’ status or other status protected by applicable law.