The READS Lab at Harvard engages leaders in schools, school systems, community-based organizations, foundations, and government in long-term collaborations to:
Conduct randomized experiments of literacy reform strategies and interventions that have a solid grounding in research and theory,
Measure the effects of school and home environments on children's literacy behaviors, motivation, and growth,
Test planned variations of promising literacy innovations that are likely to be adopted and sustained by policymakers and practitioners, and
Partner with teachers to develop and test adaptive literacy strategies for their school and classroom contexts.
Duties and Responsibilities: The iterative nature of our work –continuous testing of innovative reading strategies in a school context—is inherently a creative and analytic process. To achieve our project mission, our research efforts are spread across 5 core tasks: experiment, measure, plan variation, adapt with teachers, and development. In addressing these core tasks, we draw on a variety of literatures and methodologies.
Each member of the Core Team works independently to achieve our assigned goals. For the senior researcher, this means (a) contributing to the timely development of high-quality literacy content for implementation in schools and PD context, (b) supporting mobile App content development, and (c) overseeing a meta-analysis of the app. Having said this, the Core team meets weekly to coordinate the work across teams, problem-solve, and bounce ideas off each other. READs Lab teams are modeled after
Earned Ph.D. in Literacy, Curriculum and Instruction, Organizational Learning or other similar field.
Experience working within K-12 setting, particularly with early childhood and adult learnings
Experience supporting the development and implementation of large research studies.
Ability to navigate fast-paced, complex start-up environment; self-starting
Ability to work collaboratively across teams and with a variety of projects and stakeholders
Proficiency using Microsoft and Google tools highly desirable.
History of publication.
Excellent oral and proven written communication skills
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 48935BR
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