The Department of Psychology and Education at New Mexico Tech (NMT) seeks a candidate for the position of Educational Assessment Specialist on our 5 year Title V grant from the Department of Education, Advancing Teaching and Training of Hispanic Educators in STEM in New Mexico (AT-THE-STEM-NM). The grant aims to increase the number of STEM teachers in our teacher training (ALP) and Master of Science for Teachers (MST) programs. The grant specifically seeks to increase the number of Hispanic students choosing to go into teaching. The position is open immediately. The school plans to institutionalize this position after the completion of this grant.
To help design and implement tools to evaluate the effectiveness of our ALP and MST teacher training programs.
To help prepare assessment reports evaluating student learning and success in our programs.
To research and collect data to determine the educational needs of ALP and MST students and to assist staff in addressing those needs to improve these programs.
To work with MST STEM faculty and departments, the ALP and MST coordinators and the Title V Project Directors, as well as teachers in our local schools to assess teacher effectiveness and student learning.
To provide feedback to other project personnel to improve deficiencies in our Educational Programs.
A Master’s in Education (with a focus on measurement or assessment), Psychometrics, Statistics, Experimental Methodology or a related field.
A solid background in statistical analysis. Experience in the data collection, management and statistical analysis of data.
Experience in Higher Education and STEM is highly desired.
Experience in teacher training is highly desired.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and the names and contact information of three references to Rosa Jaramillo at firstname.lastname@example.org and Mark.Samuels@nmt.edu. Questions can be directed to the Project Director of the grant Dr. Mark Samuels. College transcripts will be required if selected to interview. The selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Benefits include a health plan (health, vision, dental) and a retirement plan. New Mexico Tech is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley of central New Mexico, 75 miles south of Albuquerque and 139 miles south of Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide opportunities for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located just south of Socorro along a major north-south flyway, offers some of the best birding in the USA.