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

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

Associate Director for External Relations
The Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director for External Affairs oversees the Haas Center’s development and external affairs, including fundraising and donor relations, communication, alumni relations and other special programming. This Associate Director manages a team and is responsible for prospect identification and solicitation, proposal development, mobilization of outside support, and coordination of internal support activities. The Associate Director serves as a member of the Haas Center’s leadership team, which guides financial and program planning, budget management, personnel matters, and strategic priorities. The Associate Director is expected to lead and support the Haas Center’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To be successful in this position you will have

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, and solicitation.
  • Ability to translate complex concepts into compelling development proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of students, faculty, staff, executives, and community leaders.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to articulate a compelling case for philanthropic support.
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and working with volunteers, faculty, and staff.

See full job announcement for more information and application details.

Job type Full-time
Posted 2/3/2020

Assessment and Evaluation Specialist
Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (Pasadena, CA)

The Caltech Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach (CTLO) supports the Institute’s multifaceted educational efforts, including both university-level teaching and educational programs for K-12 students and teachers. The Assessment and Evaluation Specialist (AES) is a half-time, one-year position focused on educational assessment of a range of CTLO programs and services.

The AES will be responsible for completing both formative assessment and summative evaluation of selected CTLO initiatives. The AES will work with CTLO staff to plan and conduct various aspects of studies, including developing or adapting assessment instruments, obtaining IRB approval and informed consent, and collecting and analyzing data.

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in education, STEM education, educational measurement, assessment and evaluation, or similar field.
  • 3 years successful experience in STEM education program assessment and evaluation; experience in real-world program assessment and evaluation obtained during post-baccalaureate study may count for some experience, though at least one year of experience must come from independent, non-degree related work.
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative educational data collection and analysis; data management and analysis; measurement theories; and survey design, development, validity, and reliability.

Job type Part-time, temporary
Posted 2/10/2020 Deadline for applications 3/1/2020

Research and Program Officer
Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, CA)

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity fosters excellence across Stanford Medicine through an inclusive community that reflects the global nature of medicine and science today. OFDD offers professional education, leadership programs, networking opportunities, speaker series, and skills-building workshops on cultural considerations, mentorship, unconscious bias, conflict resolution, and other topics critical to creating a positive environment. The Research and Program Officer will implement and administer this vision and mission.

Job type Full-time
Posted 2/7/2020 Deadline for applications 2/28/2020

Executive Director, Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) seeks a dynamic leader to serve as the senior executive director of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI). HRI has spent the last two decades working to ensure an ecologically and economically sustainable Gulf of Mexico. The institute has grown from an idea to an international research institute that generates more than $20 million annually in research support across nine diverse research programs.

Reporting directly to the president of TAMU-CC, the senior executive director will directly supervise two associate directors, six endowed chairs and three HRI Chairs. The institute employs a diverse staff of research scientists and technicians, administrative support professionals, undergraduate and graduate students. The total number of staff ranges between 150 and 180, depending on active grant status. The next senior executive director will play a key role in identifying opportunities for impactful research, diversifying institute funding, maintaining HRI's positive organizational culture and enhancing the institute's reputation.

TAMU-CC is seeking a leader with experience managing a multi-purpose organization with a marine science focus, preferably an individual with broad experience in both academia and resource management and/or policy associated with a federal agency, state agency, nongovernmental conservation organization or private business.

See full job announcement for more information and application details.

Job type Full-time
Posted 2/6/2020 Deadline for applications 3/19/2020

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

Director of STEM and Arts Education
STEM From Dance (New York City)

As the Director of STEM and Arts Education, you will boldly lead the innovative curriculum of STEM From Dance. To do this, you will conduct a thorough assessment of the program, develop a new curriculum accordingly, oversee its implementation, and continually assess, improve, and expand the curriculum. This will result in meaningful academic and personal growth for our students, clear direction and guidance for instructional staff, and increased sustainability for the organization. You will also have ownership of the evaluation of the program. You will work in conjunction with the Program Director and report to the Chief Executive Officer. You are a seasoned STEM educator with curriculum writing experience, lead with determination and humility, and have a deep belief in the mission of STEM From Dance. Collectively, your work, along with the rest of the STEM From Dance team, will impact hundreds of students and inspire a new generation of engineers, scientists, and techies.

Required qualifications

  • Experience in a professional work setting for at least five years required
  • Work experience or educational background in science, technology, engineering, and/or math required; computer science highly preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing a new curriculum required
  • Quantifiable success as a K-12 classroom teacher and three or more years of experience highly preferred
  • Experience with dance in a formal setting preferred

Job type: Full-time
Posted: 2/3/2020 Deadline for applications: 2/24/2020

Associate Specialist for International Fairs
Society for Science & the Public (Washington, D.C.)

This position will support the administration and coordination of a network of international science and engineering fairs. In addition, the position will support day-to-day operations of Science Education Programs department of the Society for Science & the Public (Society).

Essential Functions

  • Provides administrative support to the international fairs of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). This includes administrative and accounting paperwork.
  • Provides customer service by responding to phone and email inquiries.
  • Provides data support such as maintenance of existing databases, running queries and reports and analyzing data.
  • Supports program website updates and revisions.
  • Aids in the processing of online applications for the programs throughout the year.
  • Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
  • Attends all education programs, which requires at least 2 weeks of travel annually.

Required qualifications
Strong communications skills (written and oral); excellent organizational and time management skills; demonstrated ability to work with others as a team, to multi-task, and to be a self-starter. Affinity for the educational, science and outreach goals of the Society for Science & the Public.
Prior education and experience
Undergraduate degree required. A degree in science, education, international relations or information technology is desirable, but not required.
See full job announcement for full list of required qualifications and application details.

Job type Full-time
Posted 1/29/2020 Deadline for applications 2/7/2020

Executive Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute
University of California (Berkeley, CA)

The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) seeks a dynamic and distinguished executive to serve as the next Executive Director of the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI). The IGI is a partnership among three highly respected research institutions: UC Berkeley, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), and Gladstone Institutes.

Job type Full-time
Posted 1/27/2020 Deadline for applications 3/11/2020

Research Scientist
BSCS Science Learning (Colorado Springs, CO)

Research Scientist is a position of substantial professional responsibility at BSCS. Research scientists participate in one or more of the following, depending on their areas of expertise and available project funding: designing research studies, developing and validating research instruments, collecting and analyzing data, using research findings to improve programs. While research scientists take responsibility for their own tasks, they also work collaboratively with others. Collaborative work frequently involves colleagues from BSCS and from other organizations. Often research scientists take on different roles across multiple projects, including participation in the development of instructional materials and teacher professional learning.

Job type Full-time

Required qualifications: A master’s degree in science education or a related field and a minimum of three years of experience in educational research are required. See full job announcement for full list of required qualifications.

Posted 1/15/2020 Deadline for applications 1/27/2020

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

Communication Coordinator (PDF)
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
Association of Science and Technology Centers

The CAISE Communications Coordinator is primarily responsible for using industry best practices to develop and operationalize an external communications plan for CAISE, with a focus on digital marketing, and with oversight from the Senior Manager of Community. Responsibilities include communications and digital marketing strategy, management, and implementation (50%), content and product development (45%), and other duties as required (5%). Periodic travel (2-3 times per year) may be required.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a communications or digital marketing role, planning, writing, editing, and producing communications on a variety of platforms. Part-time and/or unpaid experience will be considered and may include internships, volunteer work, and coursework.
  • Experience with developing a variety of digital content -- web pages, social media posts, blog posts -- attuned to appropriate audiences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to convey messages through clear and concise writing.
  • Demonstrated experience in digital marketing, especially email and content marketing, e.g. Pay Per Click (PPC), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and implementing A/B testing.
Deadline for applications 1/17/2020

Assistant Director of STEM (Word doc)
Program in Teacher Preparation
Princeton University

Princeton University is seeking an Assistant Director of STEM for the Program in Teacher Preparation. This individual will 1) serve as lead lecturer for courses, advise and supervise students in the areas of math and science, assist with organizing recruitment activities for STEM and diverse teaching candidates; 2) create professional opportunities for alumni, mentor alumni and current students, maintain the alumni network and data; 3) create and develop education programs that support University faculty research grants, conduct research to inform the Program and satisfy requirements for national accreditation, develop and lead projects to advance knowledge about current science and education research and scholarship. A doctorate, four years of relevant experience and a background in STEM at the K-12 level is required.

Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
Stanford University

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) is hiring an Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager. SLAC develops and operates some of the world’s premier science facilities, attracting teams of researchers who investigate some of the most exciting and important problems facing our society, in areas such as clean energy, environmental science, biomedicine, and advanced materials. Our laboratory is one of 17 Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories. Operated by Stanford University on behalf of the DOE, SLAC has been creating the future since its establishment in 1962. Reporting to the HR Director, this position is responsible for supporting, embedding, and building upon SLAC’s inclusion and diversity strategy in three critical areas: respectful and inclusive environment, targeted diversity outreach and development, and cultural change. Additional info: Inclusion and Diversity Program Manager

Chief Diversity Officer
University of Colorado

The University of Colorado (CU) invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the inaugural position of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Based in Denver, CU is a university system that consists of four research campuses. CU defines diversity broadly and seeks candidates who have strong project management experience and demonstrated experience of impacting and improving organizational culture. Candidates who have experience facilitating nuanced conversations around diversity issues and the First Amendment are highly desired.
Deadline for applications 1/3/2020

Two-year visiting assistant professors
Davidson College Biology Department

The Davidson College Biology Department invites applications for three two-year visiting assistant professors to teach Genetics, Biochemistry or Microbiology, beginning July 1, 2020. Davidson College is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college, located 20 miles from Charlotte, N.C. that is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Graduate Internships
National Science Foundation’s Mathematical Sciences
Internship location

The National Science Foundation’s Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship program is seeking applicants for a 10-week opportunity to apply advanced mathematical and statistical techniques to real-world problems. Internships take place at federal national laboratories and research facilities. Stipends and allowances will be provided. U.S. citizenship is not required. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at an accredited U.S. college pursuing a doctoral degree in mathematics, statistics or applied mathematics. First year doctoral students are eligible to apply.
Deadline for applications: 01/13/2020