Job Opportunities

At nonprofit CAST, we know that every employee contributes to our international reputation as a leader in education research, technology, and universal design for learning.

Our staff is filled with people who are highly skilled, inquisitive, self-motivated, and risk-takers. Teamwork and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work and the way we think. Most importantly, our mission—to improve learning experiences and opportunities for all individuals—motivates not only what we do but how we do it.

We provide competitive compensation packages including health insurance, generous vacation, and flexible schedules.

If you do not see an opening below that matches your interest, we'd still like to hear from you. Please send a cover letter and resume/CV via email to jobs@cast.org. Though we cannot respond to each individual submission, we will review them all. If we see a match, we'll get in touch with you.

Openings:




Research Scientist/Associate Research Scientist

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to ResearchJob@cast.org. No calls, please.

Job Description and Requirements:

CAST is currently recruiting a full-time Research Scientist or Associate Research Scientist with expertise in the research and design of networked learning environments and in the development and use of modern learning analytics. CAST has recently been awarded several large-scale multi-year grants (from the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation) to study and develop new ways to take advantage of the power and flexibility of modern learning networks and analytics. Our particular focus is on innovations that optimize outcomes for typically underserved learners, especially those who have been disabled or marginalized in traditional brick and blackboard environments. We seek a full-time educational researcher who is already familiar with the special challenges and opportunities that new data-rich environments provide, not only for students but for researchers and designers as well. A familiarity with methods developing in the nascent field of Learning Analytics and the application of computer science in education (e.g. Social Network Analysis, Linked Data Analysis, Bayesian Knowledge Tracing, Machine Learning should also be apparent).

A successful candidate will join a strong interdisciplinary team of learning scientists including cognitive and affective neuroscientists, educational researchers, clinicians, disability specialists, curriculum developers, educational technology designers and developers. CAST scientists are enthusiastic and self-motivated with a passion for learning, enjoy and feel productive working collaboratively and on teams.

Qualifications:
  • PhD or EdD or equivalent in education, computer science, information science, cognitive science, or related field
  • Two to three years experience in researching fully online or blended learning environments in K-12, higher education, or the workforce. (This expertise could have been developed as part of research for a doctoral thesis).
  • Deep knowledge and experience with quantitative research methods and especially with large data-sets and learning analytics.

Other:
  • Full-time with benefits
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • To start immediately



CAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to employing a highly qualified staff that reflects the diversity of our nation.

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CAST's Mission

To expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through the research and development of innovative, technology-based educational resources and strategies.

Did You Know...?
CAST's research areas include literacy, online learning, assessment, textbook design, accessibility, classroom practice, and education policy.