Faculty - Career
Center on Teaching and Learning
Senior Research Assistant I
Review of Applications Begins
February 21, 2020; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online applications must include:
- A resume or CV
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how your skills and experience meet the qualifications and competencies outlined in the job announcement.
The Center on Teaching & Learning (CTL) is housed in the College of Education (COE) and one of the largest research centers at the University of Oregon. The COE is consistently ranked in the top ten of the best colleges of education in the country. In the last decade, CTL has contributed significantly to this ranking, because of its highly productive research portfolio.
CTL's mission is to conduct, translate, and disseminate research that focuses on the solutions and resolutions to serious but practical problems in school systems. CTL’s current research focuses on the rigorous evaluation of instructional strategies and materials in the teaching and assessment of reading and mathematics skills in K-8. CTL’s current portfolio of research projects is available on the CTL website (http://ctl.uoregon.edu/research/projects). CTL administers upwards of $38 million across 18+ grants and employs approximately 200 faculty and staff.
CTL also provides screening and reporting services to schools through the DIBELS Data System (DDS) (https://dibels.uoregon.edu/), a web-based database that gives schools access to student performance reports. The DDS serves millions of students in public and private schools across the US and internationally. CTL also actively develops instructional programs and educational technology games to enhance student learning across a range of academic subjects. It also disseminates rigorously researched products through its web-based CTL Marketplace (https://dibels.uoregon.edu/market/).
For more information about CTL and the COE please visit https://ctl.uoregon.edu/ or https://education.uoregon.edu/.
The EdTech Project Manager/Engineer serves as a member of research teams focused on developing rigorously researched literacy and math interventions and assessments. This position is responsible for coordination with other research faculty to develop software and applications for CTL’s DIBELS Data System and sponsored research projects. The position plays a key role in CTL’s ability to provide research-based screening and reporting services by developing software applications used to enable other researchers and teachers to make data-driven, timely decisions and improve student outcomes. The EdTech Project Manager/Engineer supervises and coordinates the work of other research developers through the entire Software Development Life Cycle. The position provides technical design and expertise to other researchers which influences the development of products that improve the work of educational researchers and provides solutions to educators in schools.
The EdTech Project Manager/Engineer interacts regularly with CTL’s Director, Data System’s Manager and Principal investigators, and Business Manager. The position has a high degree of decision making authority and is autonomous on most decisions; the person in this position decides the methods and procedures to complete work and prioritizes multiple projects with minimal or no guidance. Decisions made by the EdTech Project Manager/Engineer will impact CTL’s ability to maintain critical data systems and meet deliverables on sponsored projects. This position currently reports to CTL’s Business Manager and supervises a team of 4 research faculty who develop research-based software.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Three years of professional experience leading software engineering teams.
- Six years of professional software engineering experience.
- Two years of experience supervising staff.
- Ability to estimate project costs, set schedules, and effectively manage teams of professionals to meet deadlines.
- Strong leadership abilities to motivate, energize, and manage a team of software developers, including task planning and code reviews.
- Demonstrated expertise in design, architecture, and use of relational database systems.
- Excellent written and verbal technical communication with an ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds and/or with divergent points of view.
- At least three years of experience in mobile app development.
- At least one year of experience with Linux server configuration, administration, and maintenance.
- At least two years of experience working with research scientists and supporting their data analysis needs.
- At least two years of experience in education or sponsored research.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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09 Dec 2019 Pacific Standard Time