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Postdoctoral Associate (Educational Research)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
 
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Date Posted 06/29/2022
Category
Postdoctoral-Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE (EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH)

Mechanical Engineering (MechE)-Learning Engineering and Practice (LEAP) Group, to help lead new manufacturing engineering education projects by carrying out education research, creating impactful instructional content, and crafting engaging digital learning experiences. Will take a leadership role on various projects, including the research and development of technician and technologist training curriculum which seeks to create compelling career pathways for students without college degrees and help fill the anticipated two million job openings in the nation’s manufacturing workforce.

MIT’s LEAP Group applies design and systems principles to solve learning challenges and develop learning experiences to better meet the increasing demand for STEM skills in the workforce. The group’s award-winning research-to-practice approach includes focus areas of mixed reality, simulations and haptics, educational technology, MOOC and blended learning, and curriculum development to enhance and scale engineering education and training.

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in engineering or STEM education that includes domain-specific expertise in manufacturing; experience and/or training in carrying out rigorous educational assessment, evidence-based instructional design, and data analysis; teaching experience in higher education settings in STEM fields and proficiency evaluating the effectiveness of learning materials; strong track record of working independently and collaboratively; strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills; ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment; ability to build strong working relationships with teammates, faculty, and staff; working knowledge of or ability to learn languages commonly used in engineering (MATLAB, Python); and experience with or ability to learn app and web development (JavaScript, C#, HTML, CSS, XML). PREFERRED: experience with mixed methods research or learner-centered design and experience teaching subjects relevant to the curriculum. Job #21491

6/28/22

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