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

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

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

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

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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