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American Museum Of Natural History Jobs For Education Postdoctoral

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Job Description:

Working in collaboration with science educators and educational researchers at the museum, the Education Postdoctoral Fellow will help conduct quantitative analyses across these two research projects and other educational programs. The position requires extensive knowledge of educational research literature, an appreciation for and understanding of multiple quantitative research methods, and the ability to develop and undertake research work in cooperation with colleagues. Furthermore, the candidate should possess an interest in studying the impact and intersection of out-of-school learning and in-school learning.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support connections between museum staff, university researchers, and NYC teachers and schools regarding the research work
  • Help lead and carry out quantitative analyses of the impact of mentored research and teacher professional development upon youth and teacher learning
  • Coordinate the logistics of research activities (e.g. communicating with staff and school administration to arrange observations) and collaborate with research and/or evaluation partners
  • Write research papers, reports for funders, presentations, and other documentation to communicate findings for multiple audiences
  • Conduct geospatial analyses of data across multiple programs, to examine, for instance, equitable (or inequitable) participation across geographical areas or communities
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data about science teachers’ practices in the classroom; as well as about children’s work in schools and at the museum
  • Use and work with large-scale datasets including data on students and teachers in public schools such as New York City
  • Collect data on teachers’ and students’ experiences and knowledge through interviews, surveys, or other approaches such as teacher logs or collection of artifacts, or student projects
  • Develop and test models of persistence in STEM majors, using multiple sources of data
  • Identify future research opportunities, help to write grants, and meet with funders, in order to secure future funding and develop a long-term research agenda

Job Requirements:

  • An interest in the development of STEM identity and youth and teacher learning, or research focus upon issues of equity and diversity
  • Familiarity with software analysis programs like SPSS, R or Stata, or ArcGIS, and some experience in data visualization is preferred
  • A Ph.D. degree in science education or educational research or related field, for instance, educational psychology, educational policy, sociology) is required

Job Details:

Company: Natural History Museum

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Sales

Job Location: New York, NY, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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