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#14-08  Research Assistant

This is a full-time position. The successful candidate will work on the 3rd Edition of Investigations, a K-5 mathematics curriculum. The Research Assistant will be supervised by and work directly with authors on the production of curriculum units. Tasks may include production of and editing unit specific materials, compiling and organizing information and supervised writing assignments. Strong organizational skills and consistent attention to details are required. Effective communication skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment are essential. This is an on-site position requiring the staff member to be at TERC all of their working time.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in education, child development, psychology or related field
  • Some background in elementary education
  • Experience with the Investigations curriculum and mathematics education a plus
  • Interest in student thinking
  • Excellent writing, communication and computer skills

Salary commensurate with experience. Starting date for this position is July 14, 2014.
Applications will be considered as soon as received on a rolling basis, beginning June 23, 2014. Send cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to: Amy Taber, TERC, 2067 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA  02140; amy_taber@terc.edu. (Job Ref. #14-08) Please do not call.  

TERC is actively seeking to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

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#14-11  Researcher

The STEM Education Evaluation Center (SEEC) at TERC is seeking a full-time Researcher with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.  The Researcher will work on a recently funded, multi-year project examining the impact of an early algebra intervention. Specifically, the work will focus on evaluating the extent to which teachers are implementing the intervention as it is intended and identifying what aspects of the intervention are easy or difficult to apply in the classroom. The Researcher will regularly communicate with school personnel and collaborate with project staff and provide general support to senior project staff to ensure efficient data collection, analysis and dissemination.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in education, psychology, sociology or equivalent.  Candidates without a Master’s degree but who have commensurate work experience will be considered.
  • Previous experience designing interview protocols, conducting interviews, and analyzing qualitative interview data.
  • General familiarity with video recording equipment and working with digital video files.
  • Previous experience with video taping in classrooms, or willingness to become comfortable in doing so
  • Previous experience coding observation data
  • Ability to travel periodically to North Carolina conduct classroom observations
  • Excellent organization and scheduling skills
  • Comfort in communicating via email and telephone with school personnel
  • Experience working in school settings and a background in STEM education are both pluses.

Salary is commensurate with experience.  Please contact:  Lindsay_Demers@terc.edu  No phone calls please.  (Job Ref. #14-11)

TERC is actively seeking to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.