Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Area Specialist – Associate will assist a team of faculty and staff on a study of a kindergarten math program. Responsibilities include the following:
Develop data collection tools (logs, observations protocols and surveys to assess quality and fidelity of implementation).
Help train staff to collect classroom observation data from schools to assess quality and fidelity
Assist with collecting logs, classroom observations and surveys from classrooms
Help analyze, and report on data from logs, classroom observations surveys for fidelity, and training purposes.
Assist with the development and editing of a curriculum for a classroom-based kindergarten small group math enrichment program. Help to develop a scope and sequence that aligns with the primary classroom curriculum.
Assist with the development and delivery of training for teachers implementing the program in two locations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in education.
Two to five years on-the-job experience involving mathematics curriculum development, mathematics education, or teacher preparation.
Experience and familiarity with studies of education programs.
Commitment to principles of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information on the University’s commitment to these principles, please visit: https://diversity.umich.edu/
Excellent computing skills including Microsoft Office (specifically Word and Excel), & cloud content management and file sharing with teams
and some experience with statistical software such as SPSS, Stata, or SAS.
Personal commitment to high quality work; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to multi-task and prioritize effort across multiple simultaneous projects.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both as part of a cohesive team and individually while meeting deadlines.
Ability to travel occasionally.
Graduate Degree in Education
Experience working in preschools or elementary schools.
Experience with classroom observation protocols.
This is a one year term-limited appointment and is dependent on continued grant funding.
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.
The Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 176725
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