Program Coordinator, Statistics Education Project

Massachusetts, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

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PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS)-Statistics Education Project, to develop a probability and statistics curriculum for grades 6 through 12. At present, in grades 6 through 12, instruction in probability and statistics is nowhere near as systematic as instruction in the deterministic mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus).  The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day management of the Statistics Education Project.  Using the MIT 9.07 course as a guideline, will design and develop age-appropriate curriculum, including writing instructional materials, problem sets, and problem set solutions. The problem sets will entail conceptual questions, theoretical exercises, programing assignments, and data analysis problems. Will assist in creating, implementing, and updating project plans, defining scope, objectives, challenges, and timelines, including implementations plans; and serve as primary liaison between professors Brown and Dahleh and the classroom teachers who are helping to formulate the educational framework, by ensuring effective two-way communication between stakeholders.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics, or engineering; course work in probability and statistics; experience with a programing language such as MATLAB, R, or Python; at least two years of experience in education or teaching; an interest in and commitment to education; excellent leadership and organizational skills; and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and work as part of a team.  Job #18630-6

This is a one-year appointment with an opportunity for renewal dependent upon funding.

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