Senior Research Associate
WFH Flexible Cambridge, MA ERC
Job Type

The Investigations Center for Curriculum and Professional Development—dedicated to advancing the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students and teachers and home to the elementary mathematics curriculum Investigations in Number, Data, and Space—is currently recruiting for a part-time, Senior Research Associate-Curriculum Developer.

The Investigations staff, together with consultants whose work focuses on equity, are developing resources designed to support teachers and educators in thinking about issues of equity, access, identity, and agency in the Investigations classroom. The successful candidate will work directly with authors and members of the Equity Team on the development and production of resources and enhancements to the curriculum and professional development materials that support equitable teaching and learning.

Tasks may include development of new curriculum-based activities; production of and editing unit-specific materials for students and teachers; coordinating and managing classroom-based field test; collecting and analyzing feedback and data from teachers; and/or producing and delivering professional development sessions for educators. Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently are required. Effective communication skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment are essential.



· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, child development, psychology or related field

· Minimum of 10 years K-5 classroom teaching experience 

· Deep interest in and experience with thinking about issues of equity, access, identity, and agency in the K-5 

  mathematics classroom

· Direct knowledge of and experience with the Investigations curriculum and mathematics education

· Experience teaching learners from diverse backgrounds, multi-lingual learners, and/or students with identified 

  learning needs

· Experience working with school-based educators and a wide range of families

· Excellent written, oral, and computer skills required. Multilingual speakers a plus.

This is a part-time exempt position (20-24 hours per week) with the option to work remotely. Compensation commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits.

When applying, you will be asked to upload your resume and a statement of interest that describes your vision of an equitable elementary mathematics classroom.  No phone calls please and no recruiter or agency inquiries. 

About TERC: 

TERC is a Cambridge, MA based nonprofit made up of teams of forward-thinking STEM experts dedicated to innovation and creative problem solving. TERC believes great futures are built through math and science. For more than 50 years, TERC has taken a learner-centered approach to education in both formal and informal settings. At the frontier of theory and practice, TERC’s work encompasses research, content and curriculum development, technology innovation, professional development, and program evaluation. Through TERC’s curricula and programs, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to ask questions, solve problems, and expand their opportunities. TERC’s professional development helps teachers and facilitators utilize new tools, materials, and inquiry-based strategies to enrich the learners’ experience.??

TERC’s Commitment to Diversity

TERC deeply believes that a diversity of experiences, ideas, and characteristics (race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, veteran status, and more) contributes to the creativity and impact of our research. We promote inclusion of such richly diverse perspectives not only to achieve equity in the workplace, but also to cultivate equitable and accessible learning environments in the diverse communities which we serve. TERC is actively seeking to diversify its staff and places a high priority on developing a staff that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. See our EEO Policy Statement for more information.