Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (MIT-STEP) (part-time, 50%), to study how people learn and how to create better ways for people to learn and to teach. Will both design and create learning environments and experiences and study how the learning experiences and environments help or hinder learning, and collaborate on cutting-edge projects to help improve K-12 formal/informal education. Responsibilities include leading and supporting studies using qualitative, quantitative, and design-based methods; coordinating with partner schools and institutions; adapting and creating research instruments; working with research team to define, collecting, organize, clean and analyze data; and publishing articles/reports for scholarly and practitioner communities.
MIT-STEP is a leader in designing for and integrating educational technology into K-12 classrooms.
REQUIRED: earned doctorate in learning sciences, education, social science, or a related field; expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and design-based research methods and at least one methodological approach (e.g., interaction analysis, learning analytics, discourse analysis, etc.); experience designing and executing sophisticated research designs; publication track record; interest in advancing excellence and equity in education through improving professional learning experiences for educators; excellent communication and technical skills; and ability to work independently and contribute to an interdisciplinary team. PREFERRED: at least three years’ research experience, including experience in computer science education and computational thinking, designing and developing interventions using computer modeling and simulation, and developing assessments of student cognition and student learning in regular school day K-12 classrooms; experience conducting data-intensive research such as analysis of interaction data from web-based systems; and technical expertise in agent-based model design and construction, computer programming, and debugging. Job #17883
Some U.S. travel required.
Schedule to be determined.
This is a temporary, one-year position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding.
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