The Assessment Fellow will support all members of Brown’s teaching and learning communities by contributing to Sheridan Center programs, services, and publications, with a particular focus on assessment and evaluation practices that enhance teaching, learning, and curricula. The Fellow will work in close collaboration with the Senior Associate Director for Assessment and Interdisciplinary Teaching Communities to:
- Support assessment and evaluation-related initiatives, such as major university initiatives, assessment of digital and experiential learning, program reviews, and Sheridan Center programs;
- Support the implementation, facilitation, and evaluation of programs for instructional improvement and student success, such as certificate programs, orientations, institutes, and seminars;
- Consult with administrators, staff, and faculty about evidence-based teaching and learning, course and curricular improvement; evaluation plans for educational grants, assessment of student learning outcomes and experiences, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning under direction of the Senior Associate Director;
- Contribute to online and print resources to build capacity around evidence-based teaching and learning responsive to a diverse faculty and student body.
This is a two-year term position, with potential for renewal for a third year.
- Master’s degree with strong methodological training in research, statistics, and qualitative data collection and analysis.
- Required: Demonstrated facility in both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Required: Experience managing and analyzing data sets with statistical software.
- Required: Experience conducting an independent research project from conception to dissemination (e.g., a dissertation project or a program evaluation).
- Required: At least two terms of postsecondary teaching experience.
- Preferred: Experience in educational development (e.g., at a center for teaching and learning or student success center) in a postsecondary setting, including work in assessment, evaluation, educational research or educational measurement.
- Strong commitment to collaboration and collegial interactions.
- Facility with work in a collaborative environment, as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Conversant with the literature on inclusive, evidence-based teaching and learning.
- Highly effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills for data collection, analysis, and management.
- Strong project management skills, such as detail orientation and attentiveness to timelines.
- Ability to take directions and assume increasing independent responsibility.
- Facility with digital learning tools.
- Reflective, committed to ongoing professional development, and open to feedback.
- Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
Background check: criminal and education verification.