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Technology in Education
The Department of Education at the University of California, Irvine is seeking a research specialist in the area of technology in education. The research specialist will coordinate a research project investigating the availability of, access to, and use of information technology in public K-12 schools in underserved communities of Southern California. This is a one-year position for the 2001-2002 academic year.
The researcher will be responsible for planning, implementing, and reporting on an ethnographic study of technology use at one particular school and case studies of technology use at additional schools. Specific tasks will involve contacting schools and gaining entry to sites; developing interview, observation, and survey instruments and protocols; traveling to schools to carry out research; analyzing research data; and writing reports. The researcher will work under the direction of Dr. Mark Warschauer of the UC Irvine Department of Education.
Major requirements for the position include expertise in issues related to the integration of information technology in US K-12 education; experience with ethnographic, case study, and/or survey research; outstanding communication skills; and an interest in issues related to social inclusion and equality in education. Spanish language skills are desirable but not required. Applicants should preferably have a doctoral degree in a related education or social science discipline, but those with a master's degree and highly relevant experience will also be considered.
This position will be filled pending the availability of funds. The expected dates for the position are September 2001 to July 2002. Salary will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and list of at least three references to:
UC Nexus Research Project
Dept. of Education
2001 Berkeley Place
Irvine, CA 92697-5500
Please reference the "UC Nexus Research Project" in your cover letter.
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