Educational Technology Principal Investigator

The Concord Consortium seeks an outstanding, dedicated professional who is extremely knowledgeable in STEM educational research and familiar with educational technology, school‐based implementation, and management of research projects. Candidates for this principal investigator / research scientist position must be flexible and willing to contribute to several projects in different roles, including overseeing multi-year educational technology R&D projects, leading the development of proposals for new work in these areas, and managing and mentoring project staff. It is expected that the successful candidate will create innovative new projects that build on and expand our expertise.


  • Design and direct educational research and development projects
  • Develop federal and non-federal proposals for funding
  • Direct research into educational technology innovations
  • Generate scholarly publications and reviewed talks
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of relevant research literature in science, mathematics, and engineering learning
  • Manage work and staff of multi-year, federally funded projects
  • Develop internal capacity by growing staff research knowledge and supporting other projects
  • Travel and present at a range of conferences

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree required, Ph.D. or equivalent experience preferred
  • Equivalent of an undergraduate major in a science, mathematics, engineering, computer science, or data science field
  • Successful experience writing, receiving, and managing federal grant funding
  • Experience designing and overseeing educational research
  • Experience with educational technology and its applications to K-14 teaching, learning, and assessment in STEM and related disciplines
  • Experience running a project, including experience collaborating with external partners
  • Experience managing and supporting teams composed of diverse internal and external roles including researchers, curriculum developers, and outside contractors and collaborators
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills

Highly beneficial qualifications

  • K-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Experience working in /developing projects involving diverse populations / underrepresented learners
  • Experience contributing to research in educational technology through peer‐reviewed presentations and publications
  • Ability to travel and participate in classroom implementations

To be successful, you must

  • Be collaborative and a team/community player
  • Be a curious, creative, innovative thinker able to span boundaries, develop cutting-edge ideas, and generate new proposals and projects
  • Have extensive experience using and creating with technology for teaching and learning, especially in collaborative settings
  • Be comfortable and successful communicating with a diverse set of audiences
  • Be willing to wear many different hats

What we offer

  • Competitive salary and exceptional benefits package
  • Generous time-off plan
  • Bi-coastal office options and flexibility in working location
  • Support in proposal development and submission
  • A full technical development staff with decades of experience successfully creating software for educational research
  • A team of finance professionals to handle project reporting and finances
  • Amazing, inspiring colleagues and highly collaborative culture (check out our profiles)

To apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to:

The Concord Consortium is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military service or veteran status, medical condition as defined by applicable law, participation in the Concord Consortium’s group health plan, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.