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Organization: Research Alliance for NYC Schools at New York University
Job title(s): Research Associate
Description: The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, an independent research center housed in the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, invites applications for a Research Associate position. The Research Associate will develop and lead research projects and contribute to ongoing studies in collaboration with education practitioners and policymakers.

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, formed in 2008, is an important and growing part of New York City's education community. We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds, particularly from groups that are historically underrepresented in applied research.

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The Research Associate will work with a team studying computer science education in New York City's public schools, including our external evaluation of New York City's Computer Science for All initiative (CS4All). The Computer Science for All initiative aims to ensure all NYC public school students learn computer science, with an emphasis on female, Black and Latino students. The Research Alliance is conducting a multi-year study of the initiative's implementation and impact. The Research Alliance also has a number of projects focused on integrating computer science and computational thinking into subject-area instruction. In addition to working on computer science-related projects, the Research Associate will collaborate with a team of researchers to develop new research projects and support ongoing Research Alliance studies and evaluations on a variety of topics.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
- Lead projects and/or major project tasks. Develop the research design, instrumentation, data collection and analysis plans; oversee data collection efforts; implement quality control procedures; and manage project timelines and staffing.
- Oversee/supervise junior research staff who assist with data collection, data management and analysis.
- Create and manage large-scale, longitudinal data sets that include data from multiple sources such as administrative record data from the NYCDOE, teacher survey data, and student assessment and survey data.
- Conduct descriptive and inferential quantitative analyses of data collected by the Research Alliance (e.g., survey data, CS assessment data), as well as administrative record data obtained from the NYCDOE.
- Author public- and practitioner-facing reports/briefs as well as other communication tools, including blog posts, infographics, and data visualizations.
- Present work to the NYC Department of Education and other audiences of policymakers and educators.

Requirements and Skills
- Ph.D. or Ed.D. in education, education policy, public policy, economics, sociology, or other relevant social science discipline.
- Familiarity with the K-12 computer science education landscape, including policies and practices related to CS teacher professional development and capacity building, instructional practice, school culture and student assessment and outcomes.
- At least three years of experience conducting research in educational settings. Experience managing large-scale and longitudinal data sets and survey design/analsysis preferred.
- Strong programming and statistical analysis skills. Experience and skill in SAS is strongly preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills. Must be able to communicate complex research findings in terms that are accessible to policymakers and practitioners.
- Ability to take initiative, work independently, and work in a team environment.
- Ability to manage competing demands and complete tasks within time constraints.
- Knowledge of New York City Department of Education and its recent policy initiatives is preferred.
- We seek applicants who carry diverse perspectives and who bring experience and understanding related to the challenges and opportunities of urban education. Strong candidates are able to recognize how potential social/cultural biases may impact research and policy.

- Salary range: $80,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience
- $1500 research support fund per year for professional development activities, including conferences, travel, books, and other expenses.
- Full package of NYU benefits, including tuition remission. (See more information here: 2019 Benefits Guide).

Application Process

To apply, please submit and upload the following through NYU's application portal
- Curriculum vitae,
- Cover letter that discusses your qualifications, interest in the position, and research goals,
- One or two written examples of original sole-authored scholarship (e.g., publications, manuscripts, dissertation chapters),
- A 500-word statement that describes your commitment to equity as an education researcher, and
- A 500-word description of a potential research project that you would propose for the Research Alliance and that would be of use to New York City schools. Include description of data sources and research methods.
After initial review, competitive candidates will be asked to submit letters of recommendation and to come to the Research Alliance office for interviews and a job talk. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The preferable start date is July 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Cheri Fancsali at or 212-998-5614.
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Contact: Cheri Fancsali at or 212-998-5614

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