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RESEARCH SCIENTIST , Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (MIT-STEP) , to study how people learn and how to create better ways for them to learn and teach by designing and creating learning environments/experiences and studying how they help or hinder learning. Will be a key member of a diverse, collaborative team of designers, developers, and other researchers on cutting-edge projects to help improve education in formal and informal K-12 education. Will design, iteratively develop, and refine AI educational tools and curricula and serve as a researcher on two NSF-funded AI education projects . Areas of inquiry include preparing teachers to integrate AI experiences in middle school classrooms; and measuring the impact of teacher professional development on teacher learning and enactment of lessons and on students' learning of AI concept knowledge, ethics in AI, and AI career futures.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : earned doctorate in learning sciences/education/social science/related field; broad expertise in qualitative, quantitative, and design-based research methods, including at least one methodological approach (e.g., interaction analysis, learning analytics, discourse analysis, etc.); experience designing and executing sophisticated research designs; publication track record; interest in advancing excellence and equity in education through improving educators' professional learning experiences; knowledge of AI and machine learning; excellent communication and technical skills; and ability to work independently and on an interdisciplinary team. PREFERRED : at least three years' research experience, including computer science education and computational thinking, designing and developing interventions to teach AI, developing student cognition and student learning assessments in regular-school-day K-12 classrooms; experience conducting data-intensive research such as analyzing interaction data from web-based systems; and technical expertise in AI, data science, model design and construction, and computer programming. Job #19288
This is a full-time, two-year term position.
Some U.S. travel required.
Internal Number: 19288
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