ETS's Research & Development division has an opening for a researcher in the Understanding Teaching Quality (UTQ) Center. The Center focuses on studies that examine a range of potential measures of teaching quality, including classroom observation and protocols, new measures of content knowledge for teaching, and measures based on student achievement. The studies investigate a wide range of approaches to measuring teaching quality; however, all the studies are focused on contributing to existing knowledge about which aspects of teaching and the context of teaching contribute to student learning and success.
Provide scientific and technical expertise to a highly collaborative research team involved in research and development projects designed to improve our understanding of teaching quality. Work both independently and collaboratively to conceptualize, design, obtain support for, conduct, manage, and disseminate research that will focus on the conceptualization, measurement, and improvement of teaching practice.
Generate or contribute to methodological and theoretical advances in the measurement of teaching quality, with a focus on the individual, organizational, and contextual characteristics associated with effective teaching practice.
Develop and contribute to the development of new products or services to support the measurement and enhancement of teaching quality, focusing on skills and understandings of teaching across the continuum: from pre-service through advanced or master teaching.
Contribute to the conceptualization of, and actively lead and manage, complex research studies addressing issues of teaching quality and involving both primary data collection activities and secondary analyses. Use a variety of management skills for instrument design, coordination with academic and industry collaborators, staff assignment, training and the scheduling, budgeting, acquisition and utilization of equipment, facilities and services.
Prepare proposals for research and development projects and obtain financial support for new or continuing research activities. Plan initial and final proposal and project budgets.
Act as an expert consultant to both internal ETS program units and external educational institutions by communicating research, providing input to planned and ongoing activities, and recommending future research and development directions.
Disseminate knowledge, particularly the results of research, through the publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals and in the ETS Research Report series, the issuing of progress and technical reports, the presentation of seminars at major conferences and at ETS, and through books and chapters that impact practice in the field or at ETS.
Promote and maintain professional relationships as a representative, consultant, or advisor to external advisory or policy boards and councils, research organizations, educational institutions and educators. Respond to requests initiated by professional colleagues and educators.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A JUNIOR LEVEL POSITION
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and evidence of independent substantive research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MID-LEVEL POSITION
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and three years of progressively independent research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A SENIOR-LEVEL POSITION
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education or closely related discipline and eight years of progressively independent research experience focused on teaching quality, teacher cognition, teacher education and/or teaching in a specific subject area, with particular interest in science or literacy/ELA.
Strong collaboration and communication skills
Deep knowledge of teaching and learning
Strong methodological background in qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research
HOW TO APPLY
ETS offers competitive salaries, outstanding benefits, a stimulating work environment, and attractive growth potential. ETS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.