ASSISTments is a great place to work because we care about teaching, engineering, learning science, computer science, mathematics, research and ed tech all in one organization. Our mission is to develop and make ASSISTments freely available for teachers and students while also conducting research toward and improved educational experience for all students. We’re really proud of what we do and if our mission resonates with you, consider applying to join our team.
ASSISTments staff are talented, driven and committed to the intersections between education, engineering, programming and research. Our team is comprised of data and computer scientists, research scientists; graduate students; engineers, programmers, teacher experts, coordinators and operations folk who keep us all in line. We are unique in that we are sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute and our team is comprised of both University and non-profit types.
ASSISTments was first imagined and developed many years ago by Neil and Cristina Heffernan. Neil is the Director of Learning Sciences & Technologies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and in its first iteration, ASSISTments has been used by thousands of teachers across the country. More recently, we have expanded the overall ASSISTments team in size and mission and now, more than ever, Neil, Cristina and the entire ASSISTments team are committed to the cotinued development of our platform and engaging in learning sciences research as well.
Most of the people on ASSISTments team work in labs and offices at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Those who don’t, work remotely. We’re flexible.
ASSISTments has a non-profit organization sponsored by Worcester Polytechnic Institute and all of our work is funded through various federal and private grants. Our goal is to maintain a highly diverse staff in an inclusive and progressive working environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are an equal opportunity employer.