Learning Scientist, Spanish Literacy

    • New York, NY

A pioneer in K-12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.
Amplify is looking for a Learning Scientist to join our team. The Learning Scientist will work as part of research and product teams on a variety of projects involving classroom assessment, instructional interventions, and instructional technology for Spanish and dual language and literacy development. The hired candidate will provide theoretical guidance and content writing and editing in the design and creation of new assessment and instructional products as well as plan, conduct, and disseminate results of field research studies that provide support for Amplify's Spanish literacy products and services.

If you are a Spanish literacy development expert with a background in research and education technology who is passionate about improving educational outcomes for all students, we want to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as in-house expert on Spanish and dual language and literacy development.
    • Provide guidance for the design and development of assessment and instructional products.
    • Guide company thinking on approaches to Spanish and dual language and literacy development, supporting stance with existing research.
    • Liaise with academics and other experts to gather additional knowledge and support for product development.
    • Design and create content for Spanish literacy assessments and instructional tools.
  • Design and conduct research projects and disseminate results.
    • Lead efforts for demonstrating product impact and efficacy.
    • Develop research questions and create research design in collaboration with data analysts to ensure data collection is sufficient to support desired analyses.
    • Produce reports, position papers, and manuscripts for internal research purposes, external client review, and publication in peer-reviewed or refereed venues.
    • Attend conferences to disseminate work and refresh knowledge of the field.


Qualifications:
  • PhD in education, psychology, linguistics, or other relevant field with an explicit focus on Spanish literacy.
  • Native or native-like proficiency in Spanish.
  • 2+ years of applied research experience.
  • Research record, including publications and presentations to professional audiences.
  • Some teaching experience


We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

Amplify is a new kind of educational company, dedicated to reimagining the K-12 learning process through the creation of digital products and services that empower teachers, students, and parents.

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