Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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ASSESSMENT SCIENTIST , Open Learning-Playful Journey Lab , to play a major role in developing and supporting the lab's vision of playful assessment and grow the body of work in development and research. Will contribute deeply to certain projects (e.g. game-based assessment, embedded assessment in making), develop and validate assessment tools, use assessment expertise and research methods to guide team members, and work closely with teachers for implementation and data collection. Responsibilities include designing and developing playful, student-centered, and authentic assessments; researching and validating assessment models; managing projects and coordinating staff through the design, research, analysis, and dissemination phases; maintaining quality of assessments and measurements across projects; and engaging with a community of educators to learn from teacher practices and conduct professional development around playful assessment.
The Playful Journey Lab develops and researches creative ways to transform how assessment is done in schools, especially to support future-ready skills for the younger generation. Its student-centered, authentic, playful, and performance-based approach to assessment empowers learners to own their learning pathways and supports teachers to build capacity in assessment design.
REQUIRED : experience developing and validating authentic assessment tools; understanding of assessment design frameworks (e.g., evidence-centered design); Ph.D. in assessment design, psychometrics, learning analytics, educational data mining, learning sciences, instructional design, cognitive psychology or related area; at least five years' assessment research experience; and strong project management, communication, and presentation skills. Seek someone who wants to collaborate with lab members; help build capacity among designers, researchers, and data scientists to deepen the lab's understanding of assessment science as a whole; and impact the future of education. Job #17425
The position is full time, reporting to the director of the Playful Journey Lab, for one year with potential to renew depending on project needs.
Salary range is $70-85,000, depending upon experience.
Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
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Internal Number: 17425
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