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The John I. Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal promotes educational innovation and excellence by supporting educational renewal and communicating about challenges and results of local renewal efforts in ways that inform public conversations about school equity, quality, and diversity. Local educational renewal is an ongoing civic and professional process that stimulates collaborative improvements in schools and communities while also attending to necessary supports, including the education of educators, provision of public services, and development of policy-relevant information.
While the Goodlad Institute’s primary activities consist of externally funded projects for research, professional development, and service, these activities also provide opportunities for university students to participate in research and professional development projects.
The Goodlad Institute has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist.
The Research Scientist will focus on equity-focused research on place-based, outdoor STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning and professional development. The person will be responsible for data collection, analysis, and writing research papers for dissemination to peer-reviewed research and practitioner journals and conferences. The person must have a focus on equity-focused research as applied to the design of place-based, outdoor STEM-based learning environments.
Responsibilities: •Lead and execute education research, including the development of the research plan, data collection, data processing, and data analysis. •Communicate with external partners for data collection and collaboration •Write publications in peer-reviewed journals •Develop conference proposals and presentation of findings at academic conferences •Engage in iterative processes of design, research, and re-design
Minimum requirements: •PhD Degree in Science Education, Learning Sciences, or related field. •Must have a minimum of two years of experience working with schools, outdoor and field-based science learning. •Must have experience working successfully with diverse communities. •Must have experience conducting research in learning settings. •Must demonstrate a commitment to issues of equity, STEM-linked identity formation, and culture in the design of STEM learning environments. •Excellent writing and presentation skills, experience in qualitative/quantitative data collection/analysis activities. •Knowledge of theories on learning, especially as they pertain to identity, equity, and STEM learning. •Experience writing for peer-reviewed publications, experience working with large sets of data, including data management, data processing and cloud sharing, and software for data analysis.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Desired: •Familiarity with issues around family engagement and community-based co-design. •Ability to manage internal and external partnerships while conducting simultaneous projects and project activities. •Familiarity with Dedoose and other qualitative data analysis tools.
Working conditions: •Office setting or remote work. •Dependent on availability of continued funding – this position may be modified or eliminated with the end of grant money.
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