Senior Research Associate - Research Partnership for Professional Learning

The Annenberg Institute at Brown University is hiring a Senior Research Associate 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 Senior Research Associate will lead research projects in collaboration with a team of senior researchers and research staff at Annenberg. Key responsibilities will include designing research studies, implementing research, leading research analysis, and reporting on results in academic publications and practitioner-facing reports. This is a doctoral-level researcher role with opportunities to lead studies and publish. The Senior Research Associate will also collaborate with RPPL central staff and network members to design and execute on research studies and support ecosystem learning and development activities. This position requires independent work as well as collaboration with Annenberg’s project teams and RPPL, as well as with member professional learning organizations and school districts.

This position requires deep understanding of teacher professional learning and strong quantitative research skills, including experience working on large-scale research studies. Applicants must have a doctorate and at least 2 years of research experience. Candidates must possess a commitment to equity and 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.