Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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) , to join a project-based learning (PBL) team. Will collaboratively design and study an asynchronous online teacher professional development (PD) experience for high school teachers along with studying the creation and implementation of a synchronous PD for school support staff (principals, instructional coaches, etc.) to build capacity to support a shift to PBL. Responsibilities include the design of tools and materials for professional development; leading and supporting research using mixed-methods for design-based research; coordinating with partner schools and institutions; adapting and creating research instruments; working with a research and teacher coaching team to create, define, collect, 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, or a related field; expertise in mixed methods, design-based research; experience designing and executing sophisticated research designs; deep knowledge of teacher professional development and adult learning; a publication track record; interest in advancing excellence and equity in education through improving professional learning experiences for educators and students; excellent communication and technical skills; and ability to work independently and contribute to an interdisciplinary team. PREFERRED : at least three years' research experience, experience as an educator in formal or informal education, experience with project based learning, and ability to work on an ever-evolving project. Job #19224
When safe again, there is some U.S. travel required.
This is a temporary, twelve-month position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding.
Internal Number: 19224
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