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Last updated Septembert 23, 2014

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Museum Educator, Lifelong Learning

SUMMARY
The mission of the Extended Learning group is to expand access to Exploratorium inquiry-based learning experiences beyond the standard visit, for participants of all ages, through targeted interactions for teachers and learners both on and off site. The Museum Educator is part of a small, dynamic educator team focused on Lifelong Learning. The position has primary responsibility for championing, developing, and implementing the program initiative dedicated to advocating for and increasing the engagement of girls with STEM. The position requires a dynamic, equity-minded educator with strong science teaching background who is creative, reflective, and eager to build this young program area. This position reports to the Lifelong Learning Program Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Lead the Exploratorium’s STEM education programs for girls, including designing,
planning, and teaching classes and workshops for middle school-aged girls.
• Work with the team to plan and deliver other Lifelong Learning programs including Summer Camps, Homeschool Science, Family Programs and Learning Exchange, for K-12 and adult learners.
• Serve as a liaison and primary point of communication for individuals and partner organizations regarding Girls Science program.
• Develop program collaborations and partnerships both internally and externally, with departments within the museum who are also working to engage girls and other historically underrepresented groups in STEM, and with other organizations providing educational programs for communities historically under-represented in STEM.
• Collaborate with evaluators and/or researchers to develop and test inquiry-based learning designs and gender-equity strategies.
• Lead educational trainings for internal and external partners as needed, including Explainers, other museum departments and external organizations.
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• BA in STEM field preferred and 5 years teaching experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A combination of classroom and non-formal teaching experience preferred.
• Demonstrated passion for teaching and facilitating learning for youth
• Proven commitment to advocating and designing for educational equity.
• Ability to communicate successfully across a wide range of audiences, including internal and external program stakeholders, participants and their guardians, and other outside organizations.
• Ability to integrate Exploratorium exhibits as teaching tools for inquiry experiences.
• Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
• Flexibility to travel locally and/or work occasional evenings and weekends.
• Sophisticated computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Google)
• Ability to move from place to place; utilize a computer terminal and general office equipment; lift and carry up to 25 pounds short distances.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The application submission deadline is October 17, 2014 or when the position is filled.

HOW TO APPLY
This is a regular, full time, exempt, Union position that includes benefits. To apply,
please send cover letter and resume to:

Museum Educator
(Please include position title as the subject heading)

Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111
E-mail: resume@exploratorium.edu

No phone calls please

Science Education: Biological Sciences Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Position Summary:
The Department of Biology in the College of Science and Mathematics at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track academic year position in Biology Education at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, will liaise with area schools to support our science teacher education program, and will develop an active research program in the discipline of biological education, involving undergraduate or graduate students, by preparing grants and contracts relevant to STEM undergraduate education, science teacher preparation and/or professional development of teachers. Specific assignments will depend on Departmental needs. The successful applicant is expected to implement evidence-based best practices in their teaching and to share their knowledge of teaching and assessment techniques with the department. Other responsibilities include continuing development of professional capabilities and scholarly activities, curriculum development and redesign, participation in department, college, and university governance, and professional service.
As a specialist in biological education, the successful applicant will have opportunities to participate in cross-disciplinary educational initiatives at the university as their career progresses. This includes potential participation in a current National Science Foundation funded faculty learning community to redesign lower division biology courses. The candidate may also choose to work closely with educational faculty in chemistry and mathematics in the Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC) to develop and contribute to a new vision and direction for the center.

Overview:
The Department of Biology consists of excellent teachers with active, externally funded research programs. They are dedicated to providing students with cutting-edge experiences in their areas of expertise. The department includes 16 full-time faculty with research strengths in physiology, ecology and evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, cellular and developmental biology, and microbiology, with whom the successful candidate can collaborate. The Department of Biology at Fresno State offers a BS Biology degree, a BA Natural Sciences degree designed for teacher education students, and a thesis-based MS degree in Biology to approximately 900 undergraduate and 50 graduate students.

Required Education:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in biological education, biology or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. A doctorate degree in science education with an emphasis in biology will also be considered.

Required Experience:
1) Evidence of publications in scholarly journals; 2) demonstration of grant writing and/or scholarly activity at the university level, and; 3) ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) productive postdoctoral research or experience; 3) a publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience; 4) experience obtaining extramural grants and contracts for research; 5) concrete strategies for improving biology teacher education and for closing the achievement gap of underrepresented groups and first generation college students in general and introductory biology courses; and 6) knowledge of student and program assessment techniques and strategies. *

Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: (1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research interests; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (5) the names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references. Finalists will be required to submit (1) three current letters of recommendation and (2) official transcripts. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Ulrike Müller, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; College of Science and Mathematics; Department of Biology; 2555 E San Ramon Ave, SB73; Fresno, CA 93740-8034; Phone: 559-278-2532; E-mail: umuller@csufresno.edu.

Science Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U) #17837
UC Berkeley - Main Campus

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The Learning Design Group is a development and research program led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. Faculty and staff from the Lawrence Hall of Science and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education are working to develop and test new models of science and literacy integration for use in K-8 classrooms. The units incorporate inquiry-based science along with disciplinary literacy. Following publication of our program for elementary grades (Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading), we are currently developing a digital curriculum program for grades 6-8 that is designed for tablet devices for students and teachers. The middle school curriculum is being aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts.

The Learning Design Group is searching for seven Specialists to increase the capacity of the curriculum development team. These new staff members will be Science Curriculum Developers who can assume a range of curriculum development responsibilities. The positions will report to the program’s Lead Science Specialist. Salary is dependent on experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
  • Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
  • Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
  • Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
  • Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
  • May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
  • May serve as a work leader.
  • Qualifications:

    • Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
    • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
    • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
    • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
    • Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school science teaching preferred.
    • Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
    • Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
    • Skill in using office software applications.

    Education/Training:

    Bachelor’s degree in science, science education, or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

    Salary: $43,300-66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity and other critical factors. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
    http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

    First Review Date: Open until filled.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493106 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17837.

    Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This is a one year contract position with full benefits with possibility of extension. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

    Elementary Curriculum Specialist (4168U) #18007
    UC Berkeley - Main Campus

    The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

    Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

    The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. The program is undergoing a substantial revision and expansion in order to extend the program for Grades K-5 and to address the Next Generation Science Standards.

    The Learning Design Group seeks to hire 14 Elementary Science Curriculum Developers to join the team. Salary is dependent on experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Plans and develops new curricular units for grades K-2 or 2-5.
    • Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
    • Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
    • Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
    • Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
    • May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
    • May serve as a work leader.

    Qualifications:

    • Thorough knowledge of best practices in science education and/or literacy education and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
    • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
    • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators and project funders.
    • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
    • Ability to incorporate current research and best practices of teaching and learning into curriculum products.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; elementary school teaching preferred.
    • Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
    • Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
    • Skill in using office software applications.

    Education and Training:

    • Bachelor's degree in science, literacy and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development, a combination of two or more preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

    Salary: $43,300-66,100. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
    http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

    First Review Date: Open until filled.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493078 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 18007.

    Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This position is for a one-year contract with full benefits and the possibility of extension based on funding (up to three years). This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

    Literacy Curriculum Specialist - Learning Design Group (4168U), #17947
    UC Berkeley - Main Campus

    The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

    Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

    The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science, with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8.

    One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. We are currently developing a digital curriculum program for Grades 6-8 that will incorporate tablet devices for students and teachers and will address the Next Generation Science Standards.

    The Learning Design Group is seeking to hire five Literacy Curriculum Developers. Salary is dependent on experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Plans and develops new curricular units for grades 6-8.
    • Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
    • Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
    • Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
    • May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
    • May serve as a work leader.

    Qualifications:

    • Thorough knowledge of science/literacy pedagogy and understanding of how work may impact other areas.
    • Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
    • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators, researchers, and project funders.
    • Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
    • Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
    • Ability to incorporate current research and best practices into curriculum products.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; middle school teaching preferred.
    • Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals..
    • Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
    • Skill in using office software applications.

    Education/Training:

    • Bachelor’s degree in literacy education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development; a combination of all three preferred. Continuing education in related field required.

    Salary: Salary range budgeted: $43,300-66,100. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
    http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

    First Review Date: Open until filled.

    To Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying through http://apptrkr.com/493093 click on ‘Job Listings’ followed by ‘External Applicants’, and then search for job number 17947.

    Additional Information: A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. This is a one year contract position with full benefits. This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.