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Director of Science Education

Tennessee Aquarium

The Director of Science Education will apply current research in the areas of education, interpretation, and science to design and implement dynamic programs to help create a continuous pathway of learning that will also draw new and underrepresented audiences to the natural sciences. The Director will also ensure the department’s programs and initiatives are developed and executed in line with the Tennessee Aquarium mission, institutional priorities, and strategic plan, and provide staff with the training, support, and guidance needed to facilitate growth.

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Assistant Dean and MAST Institute Director

University of Northern Colorado

The Assistant Dean and Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute Director provides vision, leadership and management to advance the University to national prominence in science and mathematics education research and education, enhance K-12 teacher preparation in the sciences, promote equity and diversity in STEM education, and offer professional development for P-20 educators. This position provides oversight and direction for the pre-service Science Education programs, the graduate degree in Science Education, and the MAST Institute and consults with the Dean on the academic and administrative functions of these enterprises   Additional information, screening dates, and application instructions are available at https://careers.unco.edu/postings/search.   The University of Northern Colorado is a Doctoral/Research University enrolling 12,000+ graduate and undergraduate students. The University, founded in 1889, is located in Greeley, Colorado, which has a growing population of 94,000.

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Additional information, screening dates, and application instructions are available at https://careers.unco.edu/postings/search.

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STEM Academy Director

Salish Kootenai College

The SKC-STEM Academy, a new academy for Native high school students, seeks a part-time director to oversee the development and operation of the academy. The academy is housed on the campus of Salish Kootenai College in beautiful northwestern Montana and is designed to prepare Native American high school students for entering college degrees and professions emphasizing biobehavioral/ biomedical research. The director has primary supervision of the academy planning and operation, overseeing the curriculum development, staffing, faculty development, fiscal management, and reporting requirements for the academy and the grant that funds it. The person qualified for this position will have at least three years of program management and two years of teaching and/or curriculum development experience in secondary/undergraduate STEM education. A minimum of a Master’s degree is required, preferably in the field of secondary STEM education. Significant experience working in tribal communities is also preferred.

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For more information about the position and to download an application, visit our web site at http://skc.edu/employment/ or call the HR Director at (406)275-4800.

Postdoctoral Associate – University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral Associate at University of Minnesota

The Cotner lab seeks a post-doc for 1-2 years (or more, pending funding). The selected candidate will (1) serve as the scientific consultant on a Phase II “Serious STEM Games” project (NSF funded), to develop educational games centered on metabolism; (2) teach Biology 1003 in Spring 2018 (department funded); (3) conduct Biology Education Research aligned with personal and PI goals (PI funded).   I'd love this individual to start in May, but can be flexible. I'll begin reviewing applications March 20. Job posting: https://cbs.umn.edu/academics/departments/btl/hiring/cotner-postdoc-associate Lab website: https://cbs.umn.edu/cotner-lab Applicants can apply by: 1) Visiting http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ 2) Clicking on the tab in the center of the page that corresponds to their situation 3) Searching Job ID# 316032

Education, Outreach and Diversity Manager

Higher Education Policy Commission

Under the general oversight of the Director of Science and Research, the EOD Manager is responsible for education, outreach and diversity programs associated with the Division’s grants;  assists with analysis and management of the Research Challenge fund and the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) as well as program implementation, evaluation and special projects;  assists in managing other research program activities as assigned; develops progress reports; prepares communications to the Science and Research Council, the Higher Education Policy Commission and other audiences;  and assists in the preparation of infrastructure proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) which may include initial concept, writing, editing, budget preparation and management, both pre- and post-award.  Produces the Neurite, a STEM magazine for 8th-12th grade students throughout West Virginia.

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Submit all information electronically via e-mail with “Education, Outreach and Diversity Manager” in the subject line to: Ms. Vickie Hairston, Human Resources Representative, Sr. at hepc.hr@wvhepc.edu.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics Education Research

University of Central Florida

The Chini Physics Education Research Group at the University of Central Florida explores the implementation of evidence-based teaching practices at diverse institutions and with a variety of student populations. Current projects include 1) exploring differences in the success of studio-mode instruction across institutions and 2) investigating the experiences of students with executive function disorders in active learning physics and chemistry courses and improving those experiences through instructor training on Universal Design for Learning. More details are available at http://physics.cos.ucf.edu/chiniperg. The successful candidate will collaborate on existing projects and have some freedom to lead new research directions. Duties will include qualitative and/or quantitative data collection and analysis, preparing manuscripts for physics and STEM education journals, presenting at related conferences, and supporting graduate and undergraduate physics education researchers. Opportunities to teach are likely available if desired.

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Please contact Jackie Chini at jchini@ucf.edu.

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OwlTeach Master Teacher

Lecturer, Non-Tenure Track at Kennesaw State University

The primary responsibility of this nine-month, non-tenure track faculty position include teaching or co-teaching undergraduate science education courses and supervising the field experiences of secondary science education candidates as Master Teacher in the OwlTeach program http://owlteach.kennesaw.edu/. The successful candidate may also be assigned to teach other education or science courses. Additional responsibilities include serving on committees related to education for OwlTeach, the department, the college, and the university as well as active involvement in teacher education and community outreach related to science education. Candidates should possess experience with reform-based science education pedagogy, strong organizational and mentoring skills, ability to recruit candidates into the science teaching profession and a dedication to mentoring both preservice and in-service science teachers.

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Michael Dias, Ph.D. Associate Professor Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology 370 Paulding Ave, MD 1202 Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA 30144 mdias@kennesaw.edu 470-578-2217

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Inclusive Elementary Education

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at University of Colorado Colorado Springs-College of Education

Faculty in the BA IEE teach courses, advise students, conduct relevant research, seek grant funding, engage in continuous program review and development, participate in campus and community service, and may collaborate in team-teaching.

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Peggy J. Laney Executive Assistant to the Dean/Human Resources Liaison UCCS College of Education 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway | Columbine Hall 3026 Colorado Springs, CO 80918 | 719-255-3927 | planey@uccs.edu

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