Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation

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The Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation at the MIT Teaching + Learning Lab will design and implement assessment studies to examine a wide range of educational initiatives, including innovations that focus on pedagogy, curricular redesign, and the implementation of educational technology. This position will also advise faculty, administrators, and students on the development and administration of assessment studies; lead workshops and contribute to materials in order to educate other members of the MIT community about assessment and evaluation; disseminate findings and information on current developments in higher education assessment methods and policies and funding possibilities; and represent MIT to outside constituencies.

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in an appropriate field, e.g., assessment and program evaluation, educational measurement, engineering education, science education, educational research, or psychology; at least three years of experience in the field of educational research and evaluation; expertise in the range of quantitative and qualitative educational research methodologies, including survey development, experimental design, content analysis, interview protocols, and working knowledge of statistical package(s) for quantitative analysis; knowledge of learning metrics and the evaluation of educational technologies; understanding of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols/regulations; ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty, graduate and undergraduate student body, administration, and staff; excellent writing and presentation skills; and ability to listen carefully and communicate tactfully, work independently, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED: knowledge of and experience with assessment and evaluation of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and initiatives; experience working with faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education; background (e.g., undergraduate or graduate degree) in science or engineering; and interest in or willingness to learn about key issues/content across STEM and non-STEM fields.

Salary range: $70,000 – 90,000

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