TERC is an equal opportunity employer, and is actively seeking to diversify its staff. We place a high priority on developing a staff team that reflects the diverse communities we serve, and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
TERC currently has the following job openings:
Education Researcher (Job Ref. #17-17)
The STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) at TERC is seeking a highly motivated, independent team member with strong communication and organizational skills to join two educational research projects, both using computational tools or environments to teach middle school students about science or coding. This researcher will begin working on these two projects, currently funded for a year, but will move to working on other projects as opportunities arise.
TERC is a non-profit math, science, and technology education research and development organization in Cambridge, MA. SEEC builds upon TERC’s more than 50 years of work in STEM education to provide evaluation research and consulting. Our work ranges from close observations of single events to large-scale multi-year research studies and evaluations.
The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in education research, psychology, sociology, or equivalent (late stage Master’s degree candidate will be considered), with:
- Experience with education or social science research or evaluation projects with qualitative and quantitative components;
- An understanding of and/or experience in K-12 classrooms;
- Experience/ training in:
- Designing surveys, interview protocols, and observation guides;
- Conducting individual and focus group interviews and observations in classroom and/ or other learning environments;
- Creating and testing coding rubrics and applying them to several types of data analysis including interviews, open-ended assessment items, video of classroom discourse, survey responses, and online sources (e.g., discussion boards);
- Comfort with technology tools for data collection and analysis (e.g., Excel, NVivo, R, SPSS, survey administration tools);
- Educational background or experience in STEM and/or computing a plus.
- Strong verbal skills and comfort communicating with school, university and project personnel;
- Strong written communication and reporting skills, including the ability to draw conclusions from evidence and present alternative perspectives or explanations; and,
- Excellent organizational skills with an ability to independently manage your own work and to help investigators manage project activities.
Salary commensurate with experience. Candidates from historically under-represented communities or who have significant research experience with such communities are encouraged to apply. Please submit a resume and a statement of interest by email to Michael Cassidy at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls and no recruiter or agency inquiries please.