Saturday, June 25, 2011

Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation at MIT

Applications are invited for the position of Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation, Teaching and Learning Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) is part of the Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education. Its goals are to promote excellence in teaching and learning throughout the Institute, serve as a resource for educational innovation, and further an understanding of learning in university-level science and engineering. The Associate Director for Assessment and Evaluation will work with MIT faculty, administration, and students to design, manage, and implement research in and assessment of new and ongoing educational initiatives.

The Associate Director will determine strategy and priorities for the assessment of educational efforts at the Institute; he/she will also be responsible for translating that strategy into short- and long-term action plans. Other responsibilities include: design and implement specific studies of student learning, innovative pedagogy, educational technology, etc.; advise faculty on how assessment can be used to strengthen learning, in-class instruction, and co-curricular activities; provide expertise in assessment as required by outside agencies or Institute committees; provide expertise to members of the MIT community that supports their own assessment efforts; collaborate with TLL’s assessment consultants; represent MIT at conferences and meetings on research and assessment in STEM higher education; monitor developments in STEM higher education research; disseminate assessment findings through academic venues.

Qualifications include Ph.D. or Ed.D. in an appropriate field such as engineering education, science education, educational research, or assessment and evaluation; five years experience in the field of assessment in academia or an equivalent organizational setting; in-depth knowledge of the range of quantitative and qualitative educational research methodologies, including the development of surveys and interview protocols, with a strong background in psychometrics an advantage; demonstrated knowledge of the issues, best practices, current research, and innovations in assessment in higher education, specifically in teaching and learning in science and engineering; ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a research university; excellent writing and presentation skills; talent for listening carefully and communicating tactfully; ability to work in a high-pressure environment with a minimum of supervision.

Interested candidates may apply on-line
Please reference job number mit-00007835
Application Deadline is July 25, 2011
MIT is an AA/EEO employer