Principal Education Researcher - Teacher Development & Teaching Quality

SRI International

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Principal Education Researcher-Teacher Development & Teaching Quality

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For decades, government agencies, foundations, nonprofit and private sector organizations, and school districts have turned to SRI Education to address complex issues in education research, evaluation, policy, program implementation, and technology development. SRI’s multidisciplinary teams develop research-based solutions to improve productivity and the quality of life in school, at home, and in the workplace.

A division of SRI International, SRI Education is home to close to 160 researchers including leading experts in teacher development and teaching quality, college and career readiness, early childhood education, urban and rural school reform, technology and education, curriculum, and assessment. SRI Education’s purpose is to improve learning and the lives of children, youth, and adults by accelerating education reform and achievement in the organizations and systems that serve them; providing equitable, scalable, and sustainable innovations; and guiding investments in and refinements of policies and programs based on sound research.

SRI Education seeks to hire a Principal Education Researcher to help expand our teacher development and teaching quality evaluation and policy work. The Principal Education Researcher will be expected to develop and direct large, high-impact projects and manage a portfolio of research and development work on a range of policy issues (including teacher preparation, induction, professional development, and human capital management systems). We seek a Principal Education Researcher who is able to develop and execute research strategy, mentor staff, lead multidisciplinary teams, partner across institutions, cultivate business opportunities, manage project schedules and budgets, and provide research leadership in proposal development and project execution. The successful candidate will see this position as an opportunity to advance educational policy research and advance his/her own research agenda.

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Arlington, VA, Menlo Park, CA

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The candidate should have a PhD in the social sciences, related to education research, with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in a research/evaluation in education. The candidate should be able to articulate a clear research focus in teacher development and teaching quality and have scholarship (e.g., publications) in this area.

He/she should also have demonstrated methodological expertise and proven leadership and management skills that have been applied to large research projects designed to advance educational equity for historically underserved populations. The candidate’s experience must also demonstrate the ability to collaborate and mentor as well as take individual responsibility to complete work on time and to the highest standards of quality.

The candidate should have proven capabilities in writing successful proposals. He/she will have a track record of obtaining significant funding from two or more types of sources, which may include federal agencies, states, philanthropies, corporations, quasi-governmental agencies, and foreign governments. The candidate must also demonstrate an ability to formulate business development strategies for developing a portfolio projects, including developing internal teams and external partnerships to carry out those strategies.

The candidate should be prepared to discuss his/her areas of content expertise and experience leading project and proposal teams, developing staff talent, partnering within and across institutions, and cultivating business opportunities.


SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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