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Part-time and Full time positions at EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University

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EdLab is a research, design, and development unit at Teachers College, Columbia University. EdLab envisions and pilots knowledge projects for a fundamentally different education sector that is attuned to the emerging post-industrial, information-based world. Learn more about work opportunities at EdLab below, or browse our website to learn more about our work.

What does EdLab do?
Combining the intellectual rigor and freedom of higher education with a results-orientated approach to problems, the EdLab takes on some of the toughest problems facing the education sector.

What is EdLab doing in the future?
The agenda of the Lab unfolds as projects and partnerships take shape. External clients come to the lab through the Collaborative Solutions Group, while projects also emerge collaboratively from Lab workgroups and the mix of creative individuals who work at the Lab.

What is EdLab looking for?
EdLab is looking for people who are interested in doing the hard work of transforming the education sector. We want creative individuals who like working collaboratively, but who also have strong interests of their own and aren’t afraid of proposing and managing their own projects.

Who works at the EdLab?
The EdLab is comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills. Bringing together researchers, designers, publishers, consultants, producers and programmers, we have a strong, flexible team that is uniquely positioned to take on the problems facing the education sector. For more information about the individuals on our team, please see our People page.

What should I do next?
If you think you are ready to take on the challenges confronting the education sector, please contact Attach your resume, describe a match between your background and Lab projects that interest you, and someone will contact you.

Positions (full time):
Software Engineer Software Engineers bring educational and technology expertise and experience together with client-focused consulting skills to design and deliver new educational software applications. The incumbent will work with a small group of educators and technologists on all phases of the development cycle, including design, specification, development, testing, and delivery.

Associate Product Manager Product Managers have expertise in all stages of the product development cycle. The incumbent will be expected to work on teams of educators, researchers, and engineers to help define and complete projects that serve Edlab’s clients, with a specific focus on product outreach. The product manager will participate in defining vision and strategy and guide projects to successful launch.

Learning Applications/Systems Researcher Researchers bring skills in quantitative analysis in online environments, including methods such as live experiments, web server log analysis or remote monitoring and benchmarking. This research will be focused on improving the user experience of existing and new products.

User Interaction Engineer User Interaction Engineers have expertise in user interface and interaction design and implementation. The incumbent will be expected to work on teams of educators and engineers to help define and complete projects that serve EdLab’s clients, with a specific focus on defining the user experience of our products.

Innovation Fellow Innovation Fellows propose, design, and implement new knowledge services and products for the College community and beyond.

Positions (part time):
EdLab Graduate Assistant, Multimedia Production Producers and designers work with other EdLab staff to create video and multimedia (software: Final Cut Studio, Photoshop/Illustrator/After Effects, Flash). Video producers develop content, where opportunities include scriptwriting, production, editing, publishing, and outreach.

EdLab Graduate Assistant, Software Development Developers lead and support the design and development of software technology projects (e.g., adaptive instructional tools, online interactive applications, games, intelligent tutoring system) with an emphasis on web-based applications.

EdLab Graduate Assistant, Research and Analysis Research and analysis team members work on a variety of research efforts to examine EdLab and Gottesman Libraries products and services.

EdLab Graduate Assistant, Content Creation and Publishing Content creation and publishing team members are involved in writing and editing articles on the transformation of the education sector and curating related materials.

Other Opportunities (unpaid):
EdLab Scholars Program – The purpose of the EdLab Scholars Program is to offer individuals with advanced experience in the field of education (or related fields) the opportunity to do advanced production work.

Internship Opportunities at EdLab and the EdLab Summer Internship Program – The purpose of internships are to give individuals of any age the opportunity to do production and research in the field of education.

Also see the list of other Collaboration Opportunities

Interested applicants can send their applications to

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