Research Assistant, Graduate School of Education

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
29 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Dec 2018
Ref
32-30198
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

At Penn GSE, staff, students, and faculty enjoy an Ivy League environment that supports both practical knowledge building and high-quality research. The community in this top-ranked school is united in its efforts to create positive change through education in our region, country, and world. http://www.gse.upenn.edu/

The research assistant will schedule data collection at schools in collaboration with school officials, project members, and external collaborators and consultants, and will assist in data collection at school sites, The research assistant will review literature online, and write brief summaries of the information obtained. The research assistant will summarize project data in tools such as Microsoft Excel under the supervision of the faculty member and with direction and advice from project graduate students.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. * A degree in Education, Educational Technology, or Educational Psychology preferred. Candidates who have studied or worked in educational technology, learning analytics, educational data mining, or some combination thereof is preferred. Candidates who have familiarity with adaptive learning environments, intelligent tutoring systems, or student modeling are particularly preferred.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.