CSEdResearch.org, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit specializing in computer science (CS) education research. Our mission is to improve K-12 CS education for all children by enabling and disseminating exemplary evidence-driven research, with a focus on identifying culturally relevant promising practices and transforming student learning.

We are currently hiring a Senior Education Researcher to join our growing team.

Senior Education Researchers at CSEdResearch.org apply their research and equity-focused knowledge to various projects related to K-12 computer science education funded by grants and contracts with partner organizations.

Preferred preference given to applications received on or before December 31, 2022. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Candidates hired for the position may work remotely in the United States.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide research and evaluation for various programs to clients and stakeholders for projects aimed at improving equitable student outcomes in computing education, including all stages of study design, implementation, and reporting
  • Design and implement quantitative and qualitative methodological and analytic approaches, collect data and conduct data analyses, develop instrumentation with an eye towards validity and reliability, write reports for internal and external publication, provide technical assistance related to evaluation, and other research design and implementation tasks as needed to support projects
  • Perform literature reviews, prepare and annotate bibliographies and abstract data source materials as needed to support projects and proposal development
  • Work closely and collaboratively with internal and external clients and stakeholders to meet project objectives and timelines
  • Share ideas for and support writing grants
  • Take a leadership role on research projects by providing guidance and direction to more junior staff and by overseeing projects
  • Support dissemination of research
  • Engage in related activities as needed to support the mission of the organization, including supporting and growing the broader CS education research community
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time based on institutional needs
Qualifications
  • Masters or Ph.D./Ed.D. in Education, Computer Science, and/or a related field.
  • 5+ years of experience conducting K-12 education research, with a focus on computer science, computational thinking, or related field
  • Experience with social science/education research formal methods (e.g., IRB protocols, online survey development, creating protocols and/or conducting interview and focus groups, qualitative coding, inter-rater reliability)
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for systemically marginalized groups
  • Published education research in computing education or related field (e.g., journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports)
  • Experience with developing study design and implementation, including data collection via administering surveys, interviews, focus groups, or other methods.
  • Experience with developing analytic approaches as evidence of study results
  • Demonstrated experience with qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical analysis tools such as SAS, SPSS, and/or R
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including experience delivering presentations and the ability to write high quality reports detailing studies and results
  • Strong organizational and task management skills
  • Must be comfortable taking initiative, pay attention to detail, and deliver high quality output in a timely manner for our partners
  • Demonstrated professionalism, including exercising good judgment and diplomacy at all times
  • Knowledge of diversity and equity issues in academia and the STEM workforce
  • Knowledge of and experience with start to finish publication processes
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
Preferred
  • Experience with type-setting tools for publishing such as Overleaf or Latex
  • Experience with project management processes and tools (e.g., Kanban, SCRUM/Agile, Asana, Trello)
Other Relevant Details

CSEdResearch.org requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive a legally required exemption as a condition of employment. We will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is made. Applicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for this position. Depending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

CSEdResearch.org adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Location: Work from home

Travel: Will be expected to travel to conferences and for data collection on an occasional basis (2-6 times per year), as necessary to complete project scopes of work. There may also be optional opportunities to travel for professional development.

Expected Salary: The expected annual salary for this position is between $80,000 and $96,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.

Benefits: We offer a full range of benefits, including paid time off, sick leave, generous paid holidays, flexible spending account and a 401K plan.

To apply: Please send the following to Dan Mansfield, Business Operations Manager, at dan@csedresearch.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references with full contact details
  • Two publications authored or co-authored

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds. CSEdResearch.org values the wide variety of backgrounds and experiences of our research staff. Key elements in the consideration of qualified candidates include excellence; diversity of talents, backgrounds, and viewpoints; and a strong fit with the organization’s mission, values, and goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)