Job Description: DESIGN RESEARCHER FOR TEACHER EDUCATION, Office of Digital Learning (ODL)-Teaching Systems Lab (TSL), to lead and implement design-based research projects, collaborating closely with the Woodrow Wilson Academy (WWA) of Teaching and Learning . MIT Teaching Systems Lab , in partnership with the WWA, is creating a new STEM teacher education program that brings creative and innovative ways to reimagine what and how teachers learn. Will create prototypes for practice spaces--playful and game-like learning experiences that allow teachers to enact the skills required to solve authentic problems of teaching and learning--and inform the design team's work with in-depth literature reviews of teacher education best practices; and lead design research of the practice spaces by iteratively refining them based on empirical evidence. Responsibilities include collaborating with the WWA team to prototype practice spaces and research them in the context of the program and other teacher education programs; researching and synthesizing innovations in teacher education and informing and educating the design team; leading and managing design-based research projects, working closely with a game designer, MIT undergrads, and WWA design fellows; and publishing journal articles and presenting at national conferences.
Job Requirements: REQUIRED: Ph.D./Ed.D. in learning sciences, curriculum and instruction, cognitive science, STEM education, or related field; awareness of the affordances of different learning approaches, including nontraditional; vision of how learning and teaching can be improved; experience working with K-12 students and educators, from both formal and informal learning environments; experience conducting and leading design-based research; and proven record of leading and managing a project with interdisciplinary teams and of scholarly work and academic publication. Design-based education research experience in the context of teacher education and game-based learning preferred. Job #15485 Additional information about the position is available from YJ Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled. This is a temporary, one-year appointment renewable on an annual basis. 12/8/18