Friday, July 20, 2012

Education Researcher at Stevens Institute of Technology

A PhD in educational measurement, statistics, research methods, a natural science and/or engineering education or a closely related field, is preferred. The successful candidate will have at least two years of progressively responsible experience. Candidates with strong backgrounds in science and/or engineering education are preferred.

The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at the Stevens Institute of Technology, seeks an experienced K-12 science and engineering education researcher and assessment developer.  The successful candidate will support the Assistant Directors for Assessment and STEM Education Research in the design and implementation of research and assessment projects. He or she will also collaborate to prepare study results for publication or presentation, including conducting literature searches, producing charts and graphs, writing and/or editing. Job Description Plan, design, conduct or assist with education research projects.

Participate in the design and development of quantitative research and data collection; monitor data collection and analysis; evaluate availability and usefulness of data; identify and collect additional data necessary for completing research projects.

Design and develop plans for qualitative data collection, entry and analysis.
 Provide comprehensive review of data collected from field sites to ensure completeness, quality and accuracy; oversee scoring and entry of data for computer analysis.Write, review, and revise multiple choice, constructed response and curriculum-embedded assessments. Assemble tests or pools of items to meet specifications, working independently and as part of a team. Edit and review items acquired from external sources; gather and resolve feedback from multiple sources on items; evaluate item acceptability after testing.

Write, rewrite, and edit proposals, professional reports, research instruments, research articles, and correspondence.

Conduct literature searches; review current research on research models and methods. Perform independent analyses of literature by reading, summarizing, and evaluating it preliminary to undertaking research.

The Education Researcher position is contingent on grant funding. However, we are committed to support and will seek additional funds to continue the role.