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Instructional Materials Development

BSCS Science Learning

BSCS Science Learning (BSCS) has immediate openings for one or more instructional materials developers with expertise in science education to work on two large-scale instructional materials development (IMD) projects we have underway. These could be filled with full-time or part-time staff.

  • The High School Biology Revision project is revising our flagship high school biology program for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). In addition to implementing the three-dimensional approach to science learning envisioned by the NGSS, this program will focus on the development of literacy skills in the context of scientific texts and on support for emergent multilingual learners.
  • The OpenSciEd project is developing a three-year middle school science curriculum for the NGSS. Information about this project is available at https://openscied.org.
We seek motivated, creative individuals who share our mission of improving science teaching and learning through research-driven innovation.

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Please visit https://bscs.org/connect/employment-opportunities/ for more information on these positions. To Apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae to careers@bscs.org. Please put Instructional Materials Developer in the subject line. In your cover letter, please include your interest and qualifications in the position and indicate the following: (1) Desired type of employment (full-time or part-time); (2) in which of the following levels and disciplines you feel qualified to develop high-quality instructional materials: middle school physical science, middle school life science, middle school earth/space science, high school life science; and (3) your willingness to relocate to Colorado Springs, if you currently reside outside the area. We will review complete applications as they are received and will continue to accept and review applications until the positions are filled.

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Assistant or Associate Professor Chemistry Education

Western Washington University

The successful candidate will enhance our existing strengths in undergraduate education and science teacher preparation, and will teach chemistry courses as well as K-12 science teacher preparation courses in SMATE. The teaching assignment will be distributed evenly between chemistry and SMATE. This person must be committed to quality undergraduate education and teacher preparation. They must also be committed to fulfilling teaching responsibilities in ways that support an equitable and inclusive learning environment for students. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students, preferably one that emphasizes science education and supports active collaborations within and between the SMATE and Chemistry programs. This faculty member will also be expected to participate in service activities, including departmental committees and student advising.

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Job Posting: http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497193/assistant-or-associate-professor-chemistry-education

Tenure Track Science Education Faculty

Associate Professor at California State University, Long Beach

The Science Education Department at California State University Long Beach is accepting applications for a tenure track position at the rank of an assistant professor. This new hire will be joining 6 tenure track Science Education faculty in teaching a highly diverse student population. We are excited to expand and welcome a new faculty member to our ranks. Find out more about the department at www.scienceteaching.org and more about the position at https://tinyurl.com/y3prehy2. Applications are being accepted now with review of candidates starting October 15th.

Contact Info:

Science Education Department Chair (Laura Henriques – laura.henriques@csulb.edu) or the Search Chair (Susan Gomez Zwiep – Susan.GomezZwiep@csulb.edu).

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Lecturer (STEAM)

Lecturer at School of Education, University of Queensland

A Lecturer will be expected to teach STEAM focused courses (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) primarily in the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Education primary programs and postgraduate programs in areas relevant to their expertise. The successful appointee will have the capacity to pursue a strong and productive program of research relevant to the School’s existing and emerging research priorities and to supervise research students. The appointee will be expected to undertake administration, service, and leadership roles commensurate with their level of appointment. The School’s education programs and research agendas have focused on driving state and national educational innovation and reform. The School currently offers a range of teacher preparation programs and professional development opportunities.

Contact Info:

Dr. Ian Hardy Associate Professor School of Education ian.hardy@uq.edu.au

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