Jobs

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

International Proposal Developer (Grants and Contracts Administrator 1)
Pennsylvania State University

This position will guide faculty teams as they develop university-wide, multi-university, global interdisciplinary research proposals. This position will assist with cultivating international relationships and provide proposal development services to both faculty and administrators involved in the management of joint innovation centers (JICs). The candidate will be involved with submission of whitepapers and proposals, coordinating faculty needs for launching international proposal development efforts, and assisting with aspects of Research Administration in support of exploiting joint innovation partnership at SIRO.

Required qualifications:

This job will be filled as a level 3 depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 3. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 2/26/2021 Deadline for applications: 4/16/2021


Research Director- Full Professor
STEM Learning Center, University of Arizona

The University of Arizona STEM Learning Center (SLC) announces a search to commence in Fall 2021 for the position of Research Director- Full Professor with Tenure. The SLC is a university-wide center that promotes access to high-quality experiences, resources, and expertise in the STEM fields. The SLC serves as a centralized hub for connecting resources, people, and best practices to inspire and sustain interest in STEM and STEM pathways. In the vision of the SLC, every person has equitable access to STEM experiences that are inclusive and relevant. We aim to investigate and eliminate barriers that limit access to STEM and STEM pathways for diverse populations.

With this position, we seek an individual who can promote the educational aspects of STEM research on campus and broaden participation in STEM learning experiences across the community. The Research Director will nurture innovative projects that have the potential to improve outcomes for underrepresented groups in STEM. This person will serve as an ambassador of education to STEM researchers and a mentor to STEM researchers in outreach to educational programs.

This position will be a joint appointment in the SLC (49%) and the College of Education (51%) at the full professor level. The University of Arizona is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) which strives to increase the enrollment of underrepresented populations in STEM and in expanding their educational opportunities. This position will continue to strengthen our dedication as an HSI to creating educational equity and opportunities.

Duties and responsibilities:

Coordinate and promote research in STEM fields that identifies and helps to eliminate barriers to participation in STEM learning experiences and pathways

  • Pursue grant opportunities to support individual and/or collaborative research that broadens participation in STEM fields
  • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the appointed department with the College of Education
  • Participate in service and community engagement efforts in the department, College of Education, and University of Arizona

Qualifications:

  • PhD
  • Published research in STEM, STEM-education, higher education, or other area related to pathways in STEM
  • Research record commensurate with full professor status
  • Experience promoting educational equity in a variety of settings
  • Experience bridging STEM research and STEM education research
  • Experience obtaining grant funding for large research projects
  • Experience administrating STEM education programs
  • Familiarity with current trends and issues in STEM education and STEM pathways

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the culture and context of the Southwest Border Region
  • Research record related to audiences underrepresented in STEM

See full job posting with specifics for applying.

Job type: Full-time
Applications will be reviewed starting February 22, 2021 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Information: Sara Chavarria, Search Committee Chair
For additional information, visit stem.arizona.edu or contact Kimberly Sierra-Cajas, SLC Director.


Technical Communications Specialist 2 (Training Grant Advocate)
Pennsylvania State University

Penn State’s recent growth and success in training grants requires the efforts of a pre-award Training Grant Advocate for maintaining the progress and continuing growth. This position will provide support on managing timeline adherence, assisting faculty in collection/maintenance of large datasets of information and data analysis required for the training grants. The proposal development is facilitated by a proposal developer, who offers project management through strategic planning of timelines, writing/editing non-technical sections, collection of supporting documents-biosketches and letters of support and large data management. Proposal developers provide templates and assist in assembly and pre-submission review for interested faculty members.

Required qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor of Science degree. Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. Must have the ability to communicate professionally and independently with participating faculty, graduate school research administrators and students/postdocs.

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 2/8/2021 Deadline for applications: 4/18/2021


Associate Research Development Specialist
Indiana University Bloomington - Proposal Development Services

The Proposal Development Services (PDS) team is seeking an Associate Research Development Specialist to:

  • Counsel, direct, and assist faculty/researchers in matters related to the development, preparation, and submission of research proposals across multiple disciplines and content areas.
  • Develop and present content for workshops, trainings and outreach.
  • Develop and disseminate resources and tools via an on-line portal accessible to IU faculty and researchers, a PDS newsletter, and via other appropriate means.

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 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 (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 (such as by Zoom).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in any discipline and prior experience working with faculty/researchers developing and executing projects

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 1/12/2021 Deadline for applications: 2/11/2021


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

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!

Required qualifications:

  • 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

See full job posting.

Job type: Part-time

Posted: 1/13/2021 Deadline for applications: 1/28/2021


Senior Outreach Program Coordinator
The University of Texas at Austin

Position will coordinate K-20 education and outreach activities, including recruitment, program design and implementation, evaluation and tracking, and post-program engagement for participants supported by the Texas Advanced Computing Center education and outreach programs.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of full-time experience in program coordination. Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Experience collaborating with a team to meet program objectives.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in either formal or informal K12 education and/or outreach.

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 1/12/2021 Deadline for applications: 3/31/2021


Director-Precollege Programs
Oregon State University; Corvallis, Oregon

Precollege Programs (PCP) is a unit within Enrollment Management at Oregon State University, Oregon’s Land-grant University. OSU has a presence in every county in the state, and an explicit mission of teaching, research, outreach, and engagement that includes all of P-20 education in every corner of the state.

The unit is charged with creating and delivering educational programs designed to break through systemic barriers, provide inclusive access, open opportunities, and build confidence in K-12 students. Precollege Programs provides engaging learning experiences that promote and inspire educational and personal success among the students it serves.

The director of Precollege Programs must be a talented and committed educator with the experience and demonstrated ability to lead and support a team of OSU experts delivering programs to statewide youth populations. In addition, the director must have a demonstrated ability to establish and nurture partnerships with the broader statewide youth outreach community.

Required qualifications:

  • Requires Master's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), education or related field with minimum 3 years' experience in management responsibilities such as supervision of diverse program facilitators and budget oversight, including successful experience with grant writing and management.
  • Requires demonstrated successful experience collaborating with schools, community partners and other youth-oriented institutions and organizations. Requires an evidenced commitment to educational equity.

Preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in: science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), education or related field.
  • Research experience in social science, education, or science.

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Posted: 1/11/2021 Deadline for applications: 2/15/2021


Development Director
Remote/virtual

Auricle Productions seeks a proven development pro who can make and execute a smart, successful fundraising strategy for our growing nonprofit. Reporting to and in partnership with the executive director, the development director creates and implements a fundraising plan, including major gifts, grant research and writing, our annual community giving campaign, and donor database management. With input and collaboration from the board and the whole Threshold team, you’ll lead the process of mapping out our fundraising future, and make that plan happen.

Required qualifications:

  • 5-7 years of experience and proven success in grant writing and major gift fundraising
  • Experience in leading fundraising strategy for a young organization in an ambitious growth phase
  • Desire and ability to cultivate strong relationships with donors and prospects
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, including proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • CRM database experience is a big plus
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and a results-driven approach
  • A passion for journalism and the ability to articulate why our unique style of storytelling matters to a wide variety of audiences
  • Working knowledge of the journalism and podcasting landscape preferred; however, if you don’t have that knowledge, tell us how you plan to acquire it
  • Humility and humor

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Other location specifics: Our team works remotely. Candidates from all locations are welcome to apply.

Posted: 1/6/2021 Deadline for applications: 2/15/2021


Principle Research Administrator/Grants Writer
University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is seeking a Principle Research Administrator/Grants Writer to provide support to cancer research trainees and oversee development of cancer-focused scientific training grant and fellowship applications, including NIH K, F, and T32 applications. UACC is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in the state of Arizona. The successful candidate will report to the UACC’s Associate Director for Training and Education Coordination. We seek a dedicated professional with strong writing, organizational and people skills who is enthusiastic and is able to take initiative. Experience with cancer-focused grants is a plus.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required; OR a Master's degree.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience required.
  • Familiarity with federal funding mechanisms.
  • Experience in writing, supporting, and coordinating the development of grant applications.

See full job posting.

Job type: Full-time

Other location specifics: Position can be virtual for the right candidate

Posted: 11/29/2020 Deadline for applications: 12/18/2020


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 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


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.

Qualifications

    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

    Education/training

      Required:
    • 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.

Qualifications

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.

Details

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
Qualifications
  • Required: STEM undergraduate; teaching experience recommended
  • STEM undergraduate and/or master’s degree required
Benefits
  • Inclusive and collaborative work culture
  • Professional development opportunities around teaching STEM in diverse communities
  • Flexible schedule
  • Network with STEM professionals around the Bay Area
Pay
  • 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.

Qualifications

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


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 beammath.org/jobs.

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