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Learning Scientist and Assessment Designer

Company: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

REQUIRED: earned doctorate in learning sciences, instructional design, curriculum and instruction, assessment design, education, cognitive psychology, or related area; expertise in assessment design, e.g., designing and executing playful assessments for open-ended projects; expertise in mixed methods with a focus on design-based research; experience working closely with teachers on design and development of formative and summative assessment; interest in advancing excellence and equity in education through improving classroom learning; excellent communication and technical skills; ability to work independently and contribute to an interdisciplinary team. Seek someone who is comfortable navigating ambiguity and enjoys challenges wrestling with fuzzy and big problems in education. PREFERRED: five years' assessment design experience, knowledge of and experience with project-based learning at the HS level and HS math education; experience as an educator in formal/informal education with middle/high school youth; experience with data visualizations and analytics; and ability to work on an ever-evolving project. Job #21100

When safe, some U.S. travel will be required.

This is a temporary, on-site , twelve-month position with the possibility of renewal depending upon funding.


LEARNING SCIENTIST AND ASSESSMENT DESIGNER, Comparative Media Studies/Writing-MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program (MIT-STEP), to join an interdisciplinary team designing, implementing, and researching learning experiences, valuing student voice and choice and teacher agency. Will join a team designing cutting-edge, playful, authentic to the learning experience, assessments for high school (HS) project-based learning math curricula. Responsibilities include designing and testing assessments for project-based learning math units; working with a design collaborative to create summative and formative assessments; building capacity for assessment design in the lab and beyond; coordinating with partner schools/institutions; adapting and creating research instruments; leading and supporting studies using mixed methodology for design-based research; and publishing findings for scholarly and practitioner communities.

MIT-STEP prides itself in designing for and integrating high-quality educational technology into K-12 classrooms.

Keywords: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston , Learning Scientist and Assessment Designer, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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