Mathematics Research Lead - 11836BR

Mathematics Research Lead

Achievement & Assessment Inst
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

ATLAS, a research center that oversees the development and implementation of the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment, is seeking a mathematics research lead. ATLAS creates accessible and academically rigorous technology-based learning and assessment systems to serve students with disabilities, struggling learners, and teachers. The mathematics research lead will assume a leadership role in the development of cognitive learning map models that represent students’ knowledge, skills and understandings in mathematics from birth through high school with a focus on K-12 instruction and assessment. Additional responsibilities will include collaborating with test development and research teams to develop high-quality assessments and instructional and professional development materials focused on mathematics. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), unclassified position at the Lawrence campus, with occasional off-site meetings.

Job Description

50% - Lead the design, planning and implementation of mathematics learning map projects. Activities include:
  1. Representing formal learning structures in proprietary map-building software in response to program priorities.
  2. Collaborating with research, implementation and content teams to coordinate internal and external reviews of learning maps.
  3. Evaluating internal and external panel feedback and adjusting maps in response to panelist feedback.
  4. Produce technical documentation of map development projects.
20% - Conduct research syntheses in mathematics education. Evaluate empirical literature including summarizing results and preparing written reports.

15% - Collaborate with test development and research teams to develop high quality, accessible educational materials to support teaching and learning of mathematics for all learners. Responsibilities include using mathematics education knowledge to review instructional guides, professional development materials and other documents to support teaching and learning mathematics.

10% - Communicate with external audiences including state departments of education and professional organizations. Present information related to mathematics learning maps to technical and non-technical audiences.

5% - Contribute to the development of proposals for funded research projects. Participate in research team meetings.

Required Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in mathematics, mathematics education, educational psychology or a related field
  2. 3 years’ experience in mathematics, mathematics education, or mathematics assessment
  3. Academic or professional experience conducting, documenting, and synthesizing developmental and empirical research
  4. Understanding of and experience with K-12 academic content standards in mathematics
  5. Ability to use complex spreadsheets and databases as evidenced by previous work history or professional training.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills for scholarly and practitioner audiences as evidenced by application materials and interview.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in mathematics, mathematics education, educational psychology or a related field
  2. Experience in instructional practices in mathematics for students with disabilities
  3. Knowledge of principles of universal design for learning and assessment.
  4. Prior work on projects related to contemporary academic content standards, (e.g., Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards).
  5. Record of research on a topic related to the acquisition of academic knowledge and skills
  6. Successful experience working in a multidisciplinary, team-based environment as evidenced by work history, professional training or a combination of both.
  7. Prior experience in a leadership or supervisory capacity, especially leadership of complex projects

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes online application, CV/resume, cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the required qualifications and includes specific examples of experience, contact information for at least three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins June 1, 2018.

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Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $65,000, dependent on qualifications

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