Research Scientist

Massachusetts, United States
Sep 28, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 28, 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Research - Other
Department: Comparative Media Studies/Writing
School Area: Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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 study how people learn and how to create better ways for people to learn and to teach. Will study how learning experiences and environments help or hinder learning, and collaborate on cutting-edge projects to help improve K-12 formal 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 a research and teacher coaching team to 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.

Job Requirements

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 and for 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 #18046

Some U.S. travel required.

Schedule to be determined.

This is a temporary, ten-month position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding.MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.