Brown University — Director of Research and Evaluation – RPPL

Job Description:

About Brown:
Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more.  To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page here for further information.

About the Opportunity:
The Research Partnership for Professional Learning (RPPL) is a partnership that brings together professional learning (PL) organizations and researchers from the Annenberg Institute who study teacher learning. RPPL’s central goal is to rethink how we learn about teacher PL, shifting from studies that explore whether a specific program works to a broader learning agenda designed to identify which PL design features improve teachers’ instructional practice and, as a result, students’ classroom experiences, well-being, and academic growth. RPPL centers equity in its work, focusing in particular on supporting the learning of teachers who work with students from historically marginalized groups.

The Director of Research and Evaluation will be responsible for leading empirical research and evaluation studies at RPPL in collaboration with a team of senior researchers and research staff. With RPPL Leadership, the Director will prioritize research studies, identify research opportunities, work with partner organizations, and lead a team of RPPL researchers to execute on these studies. The Director will also lead reporting on and dissemination of research findings growing out of RPPL studies. This position will supervise research staff and contribute to RPPL research leadership structure. The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree (PhD in relevant area — social science, education, economics, public policy — preferred)
  • 3-5 years of social science research/implementation experience, ideally as a project lead
  • Has led large-scale experimental field research in schools.
  • Has led a team of researchers to conduct high-impact education research.

Job Competencies

  • Interest in education research and specifically in teacher professional learning
  • Experience in building productive research partnerships that includes multiple organizations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Investment in RPPL’s mission
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Excellent judgement and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience collecting data
  • Experience with data management and statistical analysis, particularly in conducting randomized experiments
  • Skill/competency with statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS and/or STATA)

Additional Information:
Applicants are asked to include a resume and cover letter.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Director of Research and Evaluation – RPPL

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Grade 12

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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