ARIS maintains a current listing of employment opportunities across the U.S. for the impact community.

For more information or to apply, please follow guidelines found in the institution's position link(s).
Most recent additions are at the top of the list below.

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Current Openings

STEM Education Center Director
Whitaker Center, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

The Director of the Whitaker Center for STEM Education has overall responsibility for a very active multidisciplinary Center that serves as a nexus of STEM education expertise and leadership for Southwest Florida. Reporting to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Director coordinates and provides leadership for affiliated faculty from all of FGCU's five academic Colleges, seeks and secures external funding for programs, oversees outreach programs to K-12 schools throughout FGCU's service area, and collaborates with the Lucas Center for Faculty Development to provide support for FGCU's STEM faculty. In consultation with a faculty Leadership Team, the Director maintains and develops programming to support FGCU's STEM faculty and students, community partners, and K-12 teachers and students consistent with the Center’s mission and goals. The director supervises an office with 1.5 FTE administrative support and student workers. The Director may teach a course in his/her disciplinary area of expertise from time to time, as desires and circumstances permit.

Required qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent. Current rank at Associate Professor level or higher in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) discipline. Prior administrative experience. Experience in STEM education at the university level; knowledge and experience in STEM education reform. Successful grant writing and interdisciplinary teaching experience.
  • Must meet the University and College criteria for the appointment to the level of Associate Professor or Professor.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Multiple years' experience at the Associate Professor rank or higher. Experience with budgeting, management and supervising support staff in a university setting. Extensive experience with and knowledge of recent trends and best practices in K-20 STEM education; expertise in assessment and evaluation of STEM education practices; experience working with interdisciplinary teams for program development and evaluation, as well as professional development of STEM faculty; demonstrated ability to provide leadership in K-12 STEM outreach and building community alliances; strong working network with other professionals in STEM education reform; strong track record of securing external funding through gifts and competitive grant programs.

See full job posting for additional skills and abilities, and application instructions.

Job type: Full-time; Associate/Full Professor

Posted: 11/20/2020 Deadline for applications: "Open until filled," however applications received by January 4, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

Outreach and Education Coordinator
American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), Rockville, MD

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) is seeking an Outreach and Education Coordinator.

The Outreach and Education Coordinator supports ASBMB’s efforts to enhance public perception of science and science literacy through the development and implementation of local, national, and virtual science outreach events. This role additionally coordinates activities to promote and improve biochemistry and molecular biology education.

Required qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S. in Life Sciences required, Master's in a molecular life science field preferred
  • Prior experience at a non-profit scientific organization and/or working with volunteers preferred, as is experience with science outreach programs
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Web Development, social media platforms

See full job posting

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 11/13/2020 Deadline for applications: 12/15/2020

Chief Scientist
The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA (location: flexible)

The Conservancy seeks a Chief Scientist to provide intellectual and strategic leadership for the world's largest environmental NGO. As the chief scientific leader and authority for the organization, the Chief Scientist advises senior management on complex aspects of the organization's two thematic priorities: climate change and healthy land, water and oceans. They mentor the Lead Scientists and Managing Director Global Science and guide the identity and rigor of the science that underpins the organization's work. The Chief Scientist will be a globally recognized scientific leader and broad thinker with excellent communication skills and a collaborative spirit. They will be expected to serve as an external spokesperson for TNC and have the ability to connect and represent TNC amongst the world's leading scientific bodies. The Chief Scientist plays a key role in recruiting top science leaders to TNC, building and maintaining partnerships with other scientific and environmental institutions, and guiding the work of the Conservancy's 300+ scientists. The Chief Scientist is a key thought-partner for the CEO and Board and is a member of the Executive Council.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD degree in science-related field plus 10 years related experience in Conservation Science or equivalent.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Global experience in conservation.
  • Experience making compelling presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Knowledge of current and evolving trends in relevant disciplines.
  • Experience in strategic thinking, analytical ability and technical skills.
  • Peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
  • Fundraising experience for conservation programs and projects.
  • Experience building partnerships within the scientific community.
  • Experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate senior managers, donors, partners, staff and volunteers.
  • Experience in decision making with legal, financial and reputational results and consequences.
  • Multi-disciplinary thought leader in conservation, with broad global network.
  • Reputation for high-integrity, collaborative approach.
  • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience.
  • Ability to resolve large-scale, complex problems through systematic, thorough studies.
  • Ability to propose, implement and manage short- and long-term programmatic goals.
  • Ability to lead and/or participate in the formulation of broad, strategic policies.
  • Experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors.
  • Proven negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively and tactfully with all levels of management, staff and external parties, including creating and conveying a compelling vision.

See full job posting

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 11/12/2020 Deadline for applications: 12/13/2020

EnCorps STEMx Volunteer Math Tutor
EnCorps STEM Teachers Program, California / Virtual

Use your STEM Industry experience to inspire students!

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program's vision is to realize a day where all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are inspired and prepared to pursue their dreams. Join EnCorps STEM Teachers Program as a STEMx Tutor and commit to providing quality education to the students who need your mentorship the most. As a STEMx Tutor, you will be paired with a student for an entire semester. If you choose, you can be paired with more than one student.

STEMx Volunteer expectations:

  • Frequency - 2 virtual tutoring sessions per week
  • Intensity - 1-hour *time is TBD, as it is coordinated by you and the parent or guardian.
  • Duration - An entire semester (you can continue for more than a semester!)
  • Training - All new STEMx volunteers will have an orientation session

Want to empower students and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders? Join EnCorps today!

Program qualification requirements:

  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Have at least 1 year of hands-on STEM industry work experience or have an advanced degree in a STEM field
  • Offer contingent on the completion of a background check

Job type: Temporary

Posted: 11/5/2020 Deadline for applications: 12/4/2020

Director of Statewide Engagement
Bell Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

The Director of Statewide Engagement, will lead the development and delivery of public programs and other initiatives that support engagement with the Bell Museum beyond the museum’s walls and to diverse communities across the state.

Building on the Bell Museum’s mission, vision, and strategic goals, the Director of Statewide Engagement will envision, develop, implement, and evaluate programming, partnerships, and outreach initiatives that will ultimately reach residents of all 87 counties in Minnesota. Serving as a point of contact between the Museum and key internal and external stakeholders, they will be responsible for nurturing strategic partnerships throughout the state. This individual will engage stakeholders in dialogue that informs and advances their work. They will identify and cultivate strategic partnerships throughout Minnesota to increase public awareness and engagement through collaborations and programs. They will demonstrate lived or learned experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds, using a welcoming and accessible approach.

Required qualifications:
BA degree and six years of relevant experience is necessary; advanced degree preferred

Required skills and competencies -- below are a few (see posting for full listing)

  • Thrives in creating new things, solving problems creatively, thinking flexibly, building structure where it doesn't exist
  • Thinks strategically, with an eye toward mission alignment, impact, and financial sustainability
  • Experience developing and implementing programs
  • Community organizer or community engagement experience
  • Demonstrates lived or learned experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds

See full job posting

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 10/30/2020 Deadline for applications: 11/13/2020

Outreach Program Officer
Stanford SLAC
Menlo Park, CA

Operate a comprehensive and impactful tour program that promotes SLAC science. Clarify the tour narrative and identify critical components to a successful tour, and maintain a sustainable and proactive program around this, to target and engage neighboring communities, educational institutions, SLAC’s research partners, other key stakeholders and the public. Use customer/stakeholder insights to drive and guide the development of new offerings. See website for full details.

See full job posting

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 11/2/2020 Deadline for applications: 11/30/2020

Dean, Graduate School of Education
University of California, Berkeley

UC Berkeley invites applications for the position of Dean of the Graduate School of Education (GSE). The Dean will join a school with a rich history of research excellence, grounded in the social sciences, and will build upon these strengths. The Dean will also foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary and professional learning opportunities. With the most diverse faculty and student body of any school at UC Berkeley, in a community rooted in equity and social justice, GSE is uniquely positioned to address the pressing social, economic, and educational needs of the Bay Area, California, and beyond. The next Dean will bring together and inspire the School’s talented faculty, staff and students to further a mission of improving educational outcomes and ensuring learning, achievement, and quality of life for all students, including those in under-resourced schools, schools districts, and educational systems across the state and beyond. Building on rigorous research, scholarship, pedagogical excellence, and a tradition of engaged equitable learning for all, the GSE is well-positioned to lead interdisciplinary initiatives that will transform the national K-16 landscape for decades to come.

Required qualifications:

A doctoral degree and a distinguished record of excellence in teaching, research, and/or significant professional activity appropriate for a tenured faculty appointment at UC Berkeley are required.

See full job posting

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 10/28/2020 Deadline for applications: 11/30/2020

Associate Research Development Specialist
Indiana University Bloomington

The Associate Research Development Specialist provides faculty and researchers with a comprehensive range of proposal development and support services, resources, and professional development that support the planning, preparation, project management, and grantsmanship for external contract and grant proposals. These services are tailored to the diverse and varying needs of faculty and researchers based on their career stage, experience submitting successful proposals for external funding, availability of school/departmental resources, and the grantsmanship skills, abilities, and capacity of the faculty and researchers.

Required qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and two years of experience in research and proposal development, including experience with private, state, and/or federal granting agencies and an understanding of grantsmanship.

Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to use language carefully and strategically. Strong attention to detail. Excellent time management, project management, problem-solving and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently, as well as work collaboratively with other members of the PDS team. Ability to manage an unpredictable and time-sensitive caseload of complex assignments while providing quality service and meeting deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and knowledge of other online cloud-based platforms for collaborative work (or willingness to learn), as well as comfort interacting with others and presenting remotely (e.g., Zoom).

See full job posting

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 10/2/2020 Deadline for applications: 11/1/2020

STEM Teaching Fellowship
EnCorps STEM Teachers Program; Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, and Denver

Have you considered a career in teaching science, math, engineering or technology (STEM)? EnCorps STEM Teachers Program transitions accomplished career-changers to teaching middle and high school in California’s high need schools through a 1-2 year Fellowship. We are actively seeking our next cohort of aspiring middle and high school teachers who have previous industry experience. As an EnCorps STEM Teaching Fellow, you will have the opportunity to use your leadership and industry experience to inspire the next generation by working as a full-time salaried teacher in an EnCorps partner school.

*Find out more about the timeline and teaching credentials.

STEM Teaching Fellowship Application

Minimum requirements:

  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Have at least 1 year of hands-on STEM industry work experience or have an advanced degree in a STEM field*
  • Financial plan to pursue your credential and participate in unpaid Guest Teaching Training for one semester

  • * Read more specific eligibility and FAQs.

    See full job posting

    Job type: Full-time; Internship/fellowship

    Posted: 10/9/2020 Deadline for applications: 11/13/2020

    Postdoctoral Research Scholar
    Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach (Department of Teaching and Learning)

    The position involves participation in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research Program (ISR) in the Vanderbilt Collaborative for STEM Education and Outreach (CSEO, formerly the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach - CSO) in partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). The ISR program offers high school students a four-year, interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience as a course of study in three high schools in MNPS. Students pursue a curriculum that connects the different STEM disciplines through problem-based learning. The program partners a postdoctoral fellow with an MNPS teacher to collaboratively teach the problem-based curriculum.

    Required qualifications

    Applicants should have an earned doctorate in science, mathematics, engineering, or a related field, with significant experience in research and experimental design. The position includes salary plus health insurance coverage and will be initially for 12 months with the possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit application materials electronically to Dr. Jennifer Ufnar, at [email protected] with "ISR Postdoctoral Fellow Search" included in the subject line of the email. The materials should include a letter of interest, one publication (or manuscript in progress), and a current CV. In addition, please include the names and contact information in the letter for three potential references. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the CSEO website and the Vanderbilt Peabody College website.

    See full job announcement for more information and application details.

    Job type: Full-time

    Posted: 8/20/2020 Deadline for applications: 12/10/2020

    Director of Public Impact
    The Innovative Genomics Institute, Berkeley, CA

    The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is a joint endeavor of the University of California Berkeley and San Francisco campuses. The IGI envisions a world in which genome-engineering innovations benefit humanity and are accessible to all. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate genome discovery and translation of resulting technologies to ethically and equitably improve human health and sustainable agriculture.

    The IGI is looking for a talented and motivated leader to run an innovative Public Impact program. The Public Impact Program Director will craft and enact an impactful, strategic vision to achieve the program’s goals. This unique role will require independence; willingness to take risks; strong leadership and management skills; interaction with industry, government, and non-profit organizations; and the ability to break down barriers between academic disciplines and between scientists and non-experts. This role will involve developing and integrating ethics and access into the translation of IGI’s scientific research, establishing the IGI as a model for other academic, corporate, and government institutions.

    This position will coordinate a holistic approach to developing genome editing applications that actively incorporate the educational needs of the public, policy and regulatory considerations, stakeholder and public input, and questions of ethics and access. This position will involve interfacing with local and national policy makers, providing widely-available educational materials, facilitating interactions between research scientists and the public, and engaging diverse stakeholders and expertise from community groups to campus entities. This high-level position is responsible for developing strategies and budgets, supervising staff, initiating collaborations, and attracting essential support.

    The director will identify systems-level changes that encourage and enhance equitable access to the benefits of genome engineering. This role will also establish programs that increase understanding of new paths to commercialization, genome engineering policy, as well as engagement and education.

    Key responsibilities
    • Strategic Leadership. Develop and implement effective strategic plans to accomplish the IGI’s mission; participates in Institute-wide discussions of planning and implementation; consults with the IGI Executive Director and the Governance Board for high-level approval.
    • Strategic Partnerships. Identifies and cultivates prospective new industrial, academic and foundation partnerships to achieve program goals.
    • Financial Stability. Represents the organization in working with funding agencies and benefactors to secure financial resources, in coordination with development staff; manages program budget.
    • Program Management. Leads the Public Impact team and recruits new staff as needed to build out the program; coordinates the program's four programs to ensure that there is an alignment with, and unified direction of, the program mission; directs long-term planning and develops policies and procedures.
    • Program Integration. Collaborates with peer directors and research staff to integrate the Public Impact program vision into all aspects of the IGI’s efforts.


      Knowledge of
      • public engagement of science landscape, including key players in academia, the nonprofit sector, government, and industry.
      • genome engineering.
      • commercial landscape related to genome engineering.
      • (and comfort with) academic culture.

      Skills and experience
      • Inspirational leader
      • Sophisticated communicator and listener
      • Successful fundraiser
      • Social impact and systems change agent


      • Bachelor's or higher degree in an area related to the objectives of the Public Impact program and/or equivalent experience/training.

      • Preferred:
      • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in related science or public policy and/or equivalent experience/training
      • Scientific training or experience adequate to understand the basic concepts underlying genome engineering, particularly molecular biology or genetics.
      • Minimum of ten years of experience minimum in a relevant professional area.

    See full job announcement with more details, including salary and application instructions.

    Job type: Full-time

    Posted: 7/13/2020 Deadline for applications: 7/20/2020

    Coordinator, Experimental Practice
    MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA

    This position will support the general activities of a newly created area at the museum devoted to advancing the MIT Museum's portfolio of work involving experimental practices in public engagement. The Experimental Practice team, led by the Manager of Experimental Practice, will foster, implement, and evaluate creative approaches to civic engagement in science and other areas relevant to the Museum's work that has broader implications for practitioners in the fields of informal education and community engagement.

    The Experimental Practice team is expected to interface with other departments at the Museum. While the portfolio of projects is grounded in the work of the Museum, many of the projects are grant-funded and include partners at different sites and with a range of audiences in multiple settings to ensure our learnings are relevant to the field as a whole. Much of this work is conducted via collaborations with organizations throughout North America and abroad. As such, a major focus of this position is attending to professional relationships and networks external to the Museum, and to coordinating and supporting work undertaken with numerous collaborators.

    Required qualifications

    This position supports the coordination of multiple grant-funded projects with both internal and external partners and stakeholders. The successful candidate for this position will have project coordination experience, strong communication skills, including the ability to provide clear guidance to independent contractors and collaborators, and have a passion for supporting and investigating innovation approaches to civic engagement.

    See full job announcement for more information and application details.

    Job type: Full-time

    Posted: 7/6/2020 Deadline for applications: 7/31/2020

    Public Engagement with Science Specialist
    The Kavli Foundation, Los Angeles (near Playa Vista), California

    The Kavli Foundation is seeking candidates to apply for a new position, Public Engagement with Science Specialist. Individuals with initiative, problem-solving skills, comfort in a fast-paced environment, and expertise and experience in implementing programs or efforts focused on the public's relationship with science should apply. Reporting to the Director of Public Engagement with Science, the Specialist will work to support the foundation's efforts to build a close and meaningful relationship between science and society. The Specialist will lead a suite of activities to fulfill the strategies of the foundation's Public Engagement with Science Program.

    With guidance from the Director of Public Engagement with Science, and other members of the foundation's leadership team, the Specialist will lead the design and execution of projects to help the foundation realize its mission to advance science for the benefit of humanity.


    We are looking for candidates with anintrinsic curiosity about science, and a commitment to ensuring a strong relationship between science and society. Candidates will havethe following experience and expertise:

    • 5+years of experience preferred
    • Experience in engaging the public in science
    • A strong grounding in science, preferably in basic science (even more desirable if in an area related to our focus areas)
    • Appreciation of ethics in science and/or science policy is useful
    • Familiarity with social science research about engagement or communication
    • Experience and appreciation of international approaches to science engagement desirable
    • A graduate degree in a related field preferable

    See full job announcement for more information and application details.

    Job type: Full-time

    Posted: 7/2/2020

    Science Communications Specialist
    Green Fin Studio, Richmond, Virginia

    Green Fin Studio is pleased to announce that we are hiring a full-time Science Communications Specialist to join our team. The position will be located in Richmond, Virginia (once working from offices is safe again). The Science Communications Specialist (SCS) works with our Executive Director, Creative Director, and other staff members to develop and execute overall communications strategies to meet/exceed client objectives. In addition to serving our clients, the SCS develops and implements strategies for expanding and updating Green Fin Studio communication materials on our website, social media, and print materials, as well as track and evaluate performance metrics.

    Required qualifications

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrated proficiencies in translating scientific and technical information to broader audiences via a variety of media, including online, print, educational, and in-person; and
    • Familiarity and experience working with the scientific and environmental community.

    See full job announcement for more information and application details.

    Job type: Full-time

    Posted: 5/27/2020 Deadline for applications: 6/2/2020

    Biochemistry/Molecular Life Scientist Educator
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is committed to world-class education and research. Reflecting the institutional commitment to building infrastructure in science literacy and biochemistry education, UNL has released a tenure track position for a nine-month (academic year) tenure-leading Assistant Professor faculty position (70% teaching/extension and 30% research) in the Department of Biochemistry addressing discipline-based education research in biochemistry and the molecular life sciences through critical thinking, experimental-testing, molecular modeling, and inferential logic.

    The incumbent is expected to establish a high impact, nationally and internationally recognized research, extension, and teaching program contributing to the discipline-based education research and science literacy programs leading to the development of novel pedagogical strategies deployed in the classroom and laboratory. Through extension and teaching programming, the incumbent will also work collaboratively to develop educational strategies in the molecular life sciences for K-12 schools and non-formal learning environments, resulting in national leadership in youth education in the molecular life sciences. It is expected that these efforts will increase awareness and interest in careers related to science literacy, including online modules, experiential programs (e.g., boot camps to communitydriven programs in the molecular life sciences), computational modeling, and strategies to enhance critical thinking through student writing and presentations.

    Minimum required qualifications

    1. Ph.D. or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular life science education or closely related field.
    2. A minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience or equivalent.
    3. Experience in teaching biochemistry and the development of novel pedagogical tools.
    4. Evidence of scholarship in biochemistry and/or molecular biology through publications and presentations.

    Preferred qualifications

    • Experience in teaching in biochemistry and/or molecular biology educational programs (lecture and/or laboratory).
    • Experience in working in science outreach, with a particular focus on K-12 students.
    • Evidence of engagement in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology societies at the national level.
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to work cooperatively on multidisciplinary projects in advancing biochemistry and molecular life sciences education.

    Job type: Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading (9 month)

    See full job announcement (requisition F_200065) for complete information and application details.

    Posted: 3/18/2020 Deadline for applications: 4/17/2020

    Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
    University of Idaho (ISTPF collaboration), Boise, ID

    The Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) is thrilled to announce its inaugural call for year-long fellows. The ISTPF is a collaborative effort among the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University, and is led by the McClure Center for Public Policy Research. We are seeking outstanding scientists, social scientists and engineers to work with state agencies to develop and implement solutions that address challenges facing Idaho in areas such as water, energy, fire, public health and economic development.

    As an ISTP fellow, you will have the opportunity to use your expertise to help shape policies that affect all Idahoans. Fellows are provided with compensation, benefits, orientation, professional development, mentorship, a travel allowance and administrative support. Fellowships will begin in late August 2020.

    Job type: Full-time; internship/fellowship
    Posted: 3/18/2020 Deadline for applications: 4/20/2020

    Science Instructor
    Science from Scientists, San Francisco Bay area

    Science from Scientists seeks part-time instructors for Summer 2020 and through the academic year September 2020 - May 2021. We are a non-profit organization with a mission to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy.


    Role and responsibilities
    • Co-lead 3-8 grade classes with up to 30 students through curriculum-guided activities
    • Instruct and monitor students through the use of learning materials and equipment
    • Required: STEM undergraduate; teaching experience recommended
    • STEM undergraduate and/or master’s degree required
    • Inclusive and collaborative work culture
    • Professional development opportunities around teaching STEM in diverse communities
    • Flexible schedule
    • Network with STEM professionals around the Bay Area
    • Earn $25/hour
    • Travel mileage compensated

    Job type: Full-time and part-time
    Posted: 2/20/2020 Deadline for applications: 4/1/2020

    Postdoctoral Associate in Biology Education Research
    BSCS Science Learning in (Colorado Springs, CO)

    Applications are invited for a full-time post-doctoral associate in biology education research at BSCS Science Learning in Colorado Springs, CO. The successful candidate will work as a researcher, curriculum writer, and teacher educator on genetics education research projects. The associate will serve as a researcher on NSF-funded projects led by Dr. Brian M. Donovan, who will serve as the associate’s postdoctoral advisor. The Postdoctoral Associate will be appointed for a two-year period with the possibility of extension for one additional year.

    A postdoctoral associate position at BSCS is a mentored apprenticeship. Postdoctoral associates play a significant role in research, instructional materials development, and/or professional learning projects and engage in a customized postdoctoral learning program with the mentorship of a BSCS research scientist. BSCS provides postdoctoral associates with a salary, full benefits, and an annual budget for professional development and participation in academic conferences. At the completion of a postdoctoral associate appointment, an individual will have acquired additional understanding and abilities required for a research and/or development career in science education and will have authored additional publications and other scholarly works. In collaboration with their mentor, every postdoctoral associate develops a professional development plan with a set of specific goals for the period of their appointment. BSCS research scientists will also provide postdoctoral associates with mentorship in grant writing, manuscript writing, and presentation skills. Postdoctoral associates often serve as mentors to research assistants and associates.

    See full job announcement for more information and application details.


    Required qualifications
    • Ph.D. in science education or ABD;
    • bachelor’s degree in biology or equivalent, with significant understanding of human genetics.
    Desired qualifications
    • knowledge of the relevant educational literature, which includes inductive learning, argumentation, model-based reasoning, contrasting cases, genetic essentialism, implicit person theories, and genetics education research;
    • strong skills in two or more of the following areas: curriculum writing, in-service teacher professional development, mixed-methods research.
    • coursework in population genetics or multifactorial genetics.
    Essential qualities and abilities
    • a commitment to improving science education;
    • strong internal motivation;
    • flexibility and openness to learning;
    • ability and desire to work collaboratively, to be mentored, to work independently, and to mentor younger researchers;
    • project management, time management, communication, and writing skills.

    Job type Full-time, internship/fellowship
    Posted 2/6/2020 Deadline for applications 2/20/2020

    Penn State Director of Office of Science Outreach
    Office of Science Outreach
    Penn State University - Eberly College of Science (University Park, PA)

    The Penn State Eberly College of Science’s Office of Science Outreach is seeking a creative, dynamic professional who has a passion for science and creating unforgettable science experiences for the public to fill the position of Director. The Director of the Office of Science Outreach reports directly to the Associate Dean of Administration and manages a team of four staff members. Primary responsibilities include: Providing strategic direction and setting goals for college outreach programs; managing a budget of ~$250K; developing, implementing, and managing outreach program offerings and broader impact initiatives in collaboration with faculty and partnering units; interpreting and administering outreach policies and procedures and conducting analyses; and supervising, hiring, and training full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff and students.

    Job type Full-time

    Required qualifications: Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. The successful candidate will possess exemplary organizational, interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, and have experience managing budgets, writing grants, and hiring and supervising staff in multiple capacities.

    Posted 1/9/2020 Deadline for applications: 1/22/2020

    Counselor/Teaching Assistant
    Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
    Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. (California or New York)

    Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking undergraduate students or recent graduates to be counselors and teaching assistants for a summer program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. During summer 2020, we will run residential programs on college campuses in Upstate New York and Southern California, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

    At both programs, you'll create a vibrant social experience for kids who are discovering for the first time that there are other people who like doing mathematics; you'll also be a TA for classes on topics such as number theory, combinatorics, problem solving, and computer science. At our residential program, counselors will also live with the students in the campus dorms. Be a role model and guide for students who are just beginning to set their educational path!

    The day programs are in New York City and Los Angeles, and the residential programs are in Upstate New York and Southern California.

    Job type Internship/fellowship

    Required qualifications: Counselors must be strong mathematically, be reliable, and take initiative. They should be charismatic and able to help the kids have fun. All counselors must be at least 18 years old by the beginning of the program, and we hire undergraduates and recent graduates.

    Posted 1/8/2020 Deadline for applications 2/27/2020

    Instructor for summer math program for under-served middle schoolers
    Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
    Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc. (California or New York)

    This summer, change the lives of underserved students with exceptional potential in math.

    Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a project of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking instructors for a program that gives everyone a chance to excel in mathematics. Faculty teach their own courses to bright middle school students from low-income and historically marginalized communities. Ideal faculty candidates include college or university professors with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. Junior faculty positions are also available for graduate students and early career teachers, and we encourage applications from other professionals with an interest in math education.

    During summer 2020, we will run residential programs at college campus in upstate New York and Southern California, and day programs in New York City and Los Angeles.

    Residential Program (BEAM Summer Away):
    Compensation: $5,000 for four weeks (or $3,300 for junior faculty such as graduate students or early-career teachers), plus room, board, and a transportation stipend. Location: Bard College and Union College, both located a few hours out of NYC, and Harvey Mudd College in Southern California. Our students, all from low-income and historically marginalized communities in New York City and Los Angeles, will be discovering a new environment in these idyllic settings.
    For more information and the application, contact us at [email protected] or visit our website at

    Qualifications: Ideal faculty candidates include college or university professors with strong teaching backgrounds, and middle or high school teachers with strong mathematics backgrounds. Junior faculty positions are also available for graduate students and early career teachers, and we encourage applications from other professionals with an interest in math education.

    Job type Temporary internship/fellowship
    Posted 1/8/2020 Deadline for applications 3/9/2020

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