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Overview: air is currently seeking to establish an ongoing relationship with new independant consultants to support our item writing processItem writing involves developing stimulus passages with dependent multiple-choice items, as well as sets of independent or discrete multiple-choice itemsThis is a flexible, online contract position that could range from 5–10 hours per assignment with approximately 4–6 assignments per yearThis is a great opportunity to earn some extra money, build your item development skills, and focus on the measurement of introductory content knowledgeAir will contract directly with the independent consultants under a consulting purchase order agreement.
Established in 1946, with headquarters in arlington, virginia, air is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the u.sAnd around the worldWe advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.
Air’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environmentAt air, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiencesWe believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagementLearn more about air`s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and hear from our staff by clicking hereResponsibilities: air is contracted by a confidential client to develop the items and publish test forms for a high-stakes, nationally administered, assessmentDeveloping test items is a long process that involves our internal content editors, technical writers, technical and fairness reviewers, and test development reviewers before the items are available to be field tested and eventually become scored itemsTo support this process, air contracts with a cadre of consultants to serve as writers and reviewers, who are typically faculty at colleges and universitiesQualifications: qualifications for being an item writer include the following:
Phd in biochemistry
At least one year teaching biochemistry at the introductory level with undergraduate populations with a preference for more years of experience
Once you submit your cv, finalists for the position will be contacted by emailThe next stage of the application involves signing a non-disclosure agreement (nda), and then submitting a writing sample based on instructions we will provide.
Air requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 or receive a legally required exemption from air, as a condition of employmentAir will ask candidates to verify their vaccination status only after a conditional offer of employment is madeApplicants should not provide information about their vaccination status or need for exemption prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment from air
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the u.sOn a full-time basisEmployment-based visa sponsorship (including h-1b sponsorship) is not available for this positionDepending on project work, qualified candidates may need to meet certain residency requirements.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Air adheres to strict child safeguarding principlesAll selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Posted 9 days ago