Research Assistant III

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

31-Oct-2019

Harvard Graduate School of Education

50631BR


Job Code

403117 Research Assistant III Non-Lab


Job-Specific Responsibilities


Harvard Graduate School of Education, Project Zero is seeking a part-time Research Assistant III for the Arts as Civic Commons (ArtC) project (50% FTE). This position will report to the Project Director. 
The Research Assistant III will contribute to a project that is a research collaboration between Project Zero and the Independent Schools Victoria, Australia. The ArtC project is founded on the belief that the arts can provide common and fertile ground on which to engage with the pressing themes of civic life. We believe that learning experiences in the ‘civic commons’ of art—experiences that include viewing art as well as making art—have a place not just in the art classroom, but in subjects across the curriculum and in contexts outside of school.
Under the supervision of the Project Director, the RA III will contribute to all strands of the project, including conducting relevant literature reviews, designing and pikot testing tools and strategies in classrooms and other learning spaces, and contributing to a framework that addresses the project's research questions. The RA III will also help assist in the design of the overall research strategy, including methods of implementation, documentation, and analysis. In addition, the RA III will provide support for all administrative and research tasks associated with the project. This includes scheduling and prepping meetings and interviews, assisting with the collection and management of study data (e.g., observation and interview data, on-line and hard-copy), participating in weekly meetings, and taking notes of meetings.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Working collaboratively with the Principal Investigators (PIs) and other research staff to develop ideas, build frameworks, and create and test tools and strategies in learning settings
• Conducting literature reviews and writing critical syntheses that address research directions
• Participating in regular team meetings
• Providing general research and administrative support, including managing research information and data; scheduling meetings and interviews; organizing material for meetings; assisting with the collection and management of study data; and note-taking during meetings

Position is temporary and grant-funded through June 30, 2020, with likelihood of continuation.


Basic Qualifications

A minimum of 2 years of related work required. Teaching experience required, especially experience with using visual art in teaching. Knowledge of developments in the contemporary art world and familiarity with research.


Additional Qualifications

Master’s in Education or related field preferred. The ideal candidate will ideally be a practicing artist and have a strong teacher orientation. The RA III should be comfortable communicating and collaborating in a research setting, and able to be meticulous with data collection and storage. Prior experience with qualitative research, including data collection and analysis, is desirable. The RA III should be comfortable working independently and taking initiative while also being a full player on the research team. Having a tolerance for ambiguity, thriving in the unknown, being comfortable with the iterative process of theory building, and a sense of humor are all welcome traits.

Please attach resume and cover letter as one document.
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We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship.
About the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Many choose to work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education because they believe in our mission and are excited by our vision for the future.  We have a reputation as a great place to work, for our excellent leadership, and we are a strong community which values diversity.  For more information about HGSE, its programs, research, and faculty, please visit:  www.gse.harvard.edu

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