Job Opening: Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation

Job Opening: Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation

The Teaching + Learning Lab, part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor (OVC), is seeking to hire an Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation.


  • Designing and implementing assessment studies to examine a wide range of educational initiatives, including innovations that focus on pedagogy, curricular redesign, and the implementation of educational technology; 
  • Advising faculty, administrators, and students on the development and administration of assessment studies; 
  • Leading workshops and contributing to materials in order to educate other members of the MIT community about assessment and evaluation; 
  • Disseminating findings and information on current developments in higher education assessment methods and policies and funding possibilities; 
  • Serving as TLL’s representative to outside constituencies. 



  • Ph.D. in an appropriate field, e.g., assessment and program evaluation, educational measurement, engineering education, science education, educational research, or psychology; 
  • At least three years of experience in the field of educational research and evaluation; 
  • Expertise in the range of quantitative and qualitative educational research methodologies, including survey development, experimental design, content analysis, interview protocols, and working knowledge of statistical package(s) for quantitative analysis; 
  • Knowledge of learning metrics and the evaluation of educational technologies; 
  • An understanding of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols/regulations; 
  • Ability to collaborate with a diverse faculty, graduate and undergraduate student body, administration, and staff; 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills; and ability to listen carefully and communicate tactfully, work independently, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.  


  • Knowledge of and experience with assessment and evaluation of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and initiatives; 
  • Experience working with faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education; 
  • Background (e.g., undergraduate or graduate degree) in science or engineering; 
  • Interest in or willingness to learn about key issues/content across STEM and non-STEM fields.  

Salary range:  $70,000 – 90,000

MIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply.

Apply online. Job code 21379