Arizona State University – Sr. Research Scientist, Education Technology Innovation

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Arizona State University – Sr. Research Scientist, Education Technology Innovation
by Dixie Conner - Friday, January 6, 2017, 3:54 PM
Job Title: Sr. Research Scientist, Education Technology Innovation
Job Summary:  
The EdPlus at ASU Action Lab is seeking an experienced Senior Research Scientist with a strong science background and demonstrated experience in education technology learning efficacy research, learning science as a principal investigator or equivalent. We are seeking a candidate with ideas and motivation to conduct leading research in the efficacy of new learning technology innovation. As a critical part of the Lab's growth, our strategic expansion requires a professional who can initiate and execute actionable research in a wide range of online learning modalities including   fully online programs, blended learning and technology innovations in machine based and adaptive learning. The end goal of the candidate's research will result in   continuous improvement in instructional  design and R&D in new technology innovation. The body of work will be a leverage point to initiate grant-supported research that will explore the intersection of data and learning science that greatly expands higher education's traditional first generation technology-based digital learning mainstream applications. The ideal candidate would be an outstanding, dedicated professional who is extremely knowledgeable in educational research and had demonstrated thought leadership in the field. The Action Lab is particularly seeking candidates with experience in educational applications of visualizations, educational data mining, technology-based performance assessment, cognitive and learning science. The candidate would be flexible in dedicating research to a single focus but also be willing to contribute to several projects in different roles such as conducting research on new digital learning business models and other retrospective and experimental research in ASU's digital course environments. Over the next few years, the candidate will be expected to create and manage new projects that build on and expand our expertise.
The Digital Teaching and Learning Action Lab (Action Lab), a division in EdPlus, ASU's digital development innovation center, is a digital learning research center that provides unique, multidimensional research and evaluation of the advanced teaching and learning technologies. Drawing from ASU's leadership position in digital learning and drawing from ASU's world class research capacity in cognitive science, adaptive and personalized learning and social science, the Action Lab will develop new frameworks of digital learning evaluation designed for market consumable translation  of research findings into practical classroom applications to improve student outcomes at scale. The core of the Action Lab's work will create actionable , market consumable research that will expand understanding of how private and public stakeholders can develop, at scale, new and better teaching ecosystems. The core value of the EdPlus Action Lab is to create scalable positive change in student success through a deep understanding of the applied use of advanced teaching and learning technology innovation.
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in related field AND ten (10) years of related experience in research administration including three (3) years direct experience with education technology research operations and three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been  achieved.
Application Deadline:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017