The Annenberg Institute at Brown University is hiring a Research Associate to support its ongoing research efforts. Annenberg works to understand the causes and consequences of educational inequality and to reduce this inequality through innovative, multidimensional, and research-informed approaches. Specifically, this position will support our work with the Research Partnership for Professional Learning (RPPL), a partnership that brings together professional learning organizations and researchers who study teacher learning to conduct rigorous research, support shared learning across member organizations, and build research infrastructure to develop an ecosystem to improve PL across the country. 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’s research focuses on rigorous quantitative approaches to developing causal evidence about the impact of program features to support the design of better professional learning. RPPL centers equity in its work, focusing in particular on supporting the learning of teachers who work with students from historically marginalized groups.
The Research Associate will work closely with faculty researchers and members of the Annenberg Institute project teams on RPPL research projects. The Research Associate will support research projects by engaging in data collection efforts, cleaning data and conducting analysis, managing research studies, and helping to write academic papers and policy reports. The Research Associate will work both collaboratively and independently to ensure the timely completion of projects’ short and long-term goals.
This position requires a strong independent work ethic, interest in education, commitment to equity, and quantitative research skills. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community as part of an organization that centers equity in its work.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume at the following link. Review of applications will begin January 5 and continue until the position is filled.