The Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) seeks a STEM Education Program Evaluator to join a vibrant, productive team in their mission to improve college-level STEM education. Reporting to the CTL Evaluation Director, the STEM Education Evaluator will be responsible for the comprehensive evaluation of a portfolio of externally funded STEM education programs. In consultation with CTL colleagues, the Program Evaluator will carry out evaluation and assessment initiatives to determine outcomes of a college STEM faculty development program (the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching) and a teaching postdoctoral program (Helmsley Scholars Program). This is a full-time term position through December 31, 2018, with the possibility of extension based on performance and available funding.
Partners with internal and external program leaders and key personnel to ensure a data-driven approach to program development and implementation.
Evaluates Summer Institute programs based upon previous data analysis, monitors future curriculum change and contributes to convenings of a national network of committed STEM educators.
Collaborates on the design and evaluation of the Yale Helmsley Scholars program, including assessment of off-site teaching at local institutions, and assessment of the impact of this outreach component.
Collects quantitative data and analyzes education data sets and implements research designs and protocols.
Conducts qualitative research such as focus groups and interviews, and summarizes themes.
Reports progress and makes recommendations in written and oral formats to CTL leadership, university administration and funding organizations.
Contributes to dissemination and publication of key findings to the wider STEM education community.
Collaborates and consults with university STEM teaching faculty and post-docs on a broad range of issues in teaching, learning, cognition, program evaluation and assessment, as well as education research and scholarship.
Participates in other program evaluation planning and implementation projects as needed.
Posting Position Title: Research Associate 2, MS
University Job Title: STEM Education Evaluator
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, design, and implement program evaluation and assessment initiatives using logic models and validated instruments. Computer literate with proficiency in SPSS, MS Excel, MS Access, and/or Qualtrics.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated skills in data collection and basic inferential statistical analysis of evaluation initiatives, preferably in college STEM.
Required Skill/ability 3: Familiarity with research and theory from cognitive, social, and/or educational psychology (or related education fields) informing the design of educational evaluation in college STEM including faculty development initiatives, institutional change initiatives, and/or long-term student outcomes.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability to disseminate evaluation findings to target audiences. Evidence may include a record of scholarly publications and/or presentations, contributions to grant proposals, manuscripts, or other public scholarship.
Required Skill/ability 5: Ability to use and analyze existing curriculum evaluation datasets to advise and monitor future curriculum change.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or Master's or Ph.D in a quantitative social science. Exp. with Evaluation Netway or similar program evaluation planning tools. Familiarity with innovative educational methods in college STEM ie/ active learning, formative assessment, inclusive teaching. Exp. in survey research, including development, analysis and scale psychometrics
Required Licenses Or Certifications: Required License(s) or Certification(s):
Required Education and Experience: Master's Degree in a scientific discipline and three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.