Seeking Applicants for Positions on App Inventor Team

Mar 21, 2016 josh's Blog

As part of a major initiative we'll be undertaking with collaborators from Hong Kong and sponsored by the generosity of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the MIT App Inventor team is seeking applicants for three new staff positions.

Though this post is mostly an update to Hal's notification of a few weeks ago, the jobs are now officially open in the MIT system and we are very actively seeking applicants:

PDF copies of the job descriptions are linked above for your convenience, but to apply, please go to and search by job number.

From Hal's earlier post, a bit more about the project:

Major computational thinking research project and new staff positions with MIT App Inventor
The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is collaborating in an ambitious four-year research effort to explore the use Scratch and App Inventor to foster programming knowledge and computational thinking for students in grades 4 through 6.  The work will engage 20,000 students from 32 Hong Kong primary schools and several community organizations.  It is sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.  Other collaborators are the Hong Kong Institute of Education, City University of Hong Kong and Dalberg Global Development Advisors.
As a result of launching this project, MIT has immediate full-time staff openings for a post-doctoral associate, an educational researcher and a software developer.  This is a chance to contribute to a major research project on computational thinking aimed at significant impact in one of the world's great cities and beyond.