Madison, WI
Apr 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 90436-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time

Department: EDUC/WCER

Location: Madison

Categories: Research, Scientific, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90436-AS

Working Title: Researcher


Hiring Department: A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JULY 01, 2017

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MA in Education or Related Field

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

A minimum of 2 years of experience in the following:
* Overseeing the design of formative assessment opportunities for upper elementary, middle school, or high school classrooms.
* Organizing data collections in schools.
* Conducting educational research in K-12 schools.
* Interviewing educators and students.
* Demonstrating strong organizational skills.
* Working independently as well as effectively collaborating with a team to create and produce assessment tasks and related research materials.
* Managing multiple responsibilities effectively.
* Demonstrating a proven track record of meeting deadlines.

Preferred Experience:
* Overseeing development of storyboards for technology-based academic assessments in mathematics and/or science.
* Knowledge of Common Core standards in Mathematics, and/or Next Generation Science Standards.
* Knowledge of semiotics and linguistics.
* Working with IT engineers and designers.
* Teaching English learners (ELs).
* Conducting experimental and/or qualitative research.
* Coding and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.
* Demonstrating proficiency in interpreting and presenting quantitative and qualitative data.

Position Summary:

The Institute for Innovative Assessment is a grant-funded center at UW-Madison conducting research on innovative assessments. Current grant projects are developing and investigating the viability and validity of innovative technology-enhanced assessment tasks designed to measure unit-level mathematics and science learning of middle school students using innovative formative assessment methods and novel item types. These methods have been found to be effective for all students and are particularly useful for diverse learners, including those with literacy, language and attention challenges. Data collections will include one on one qualitative student interviews and educator interviews and focus groups, educator feedback questionnaire data, and randomized experimental study trials. For additional information, please see


Mary Hegge
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Instructions to applicants:

Please submit a cover letter and resume. Applicants will be asked to fill out a list of three professional references with contact information.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: 21 Apr 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 19 May 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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