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From time to time, CSTA receives information about job openings for science educators. We post those here as a courtesy to the district or organization seeking qualified applicants. To have your posting added, please send an e-mail to webmaster@cascience.org. Please include the application closing date; submissions without closing dates will not be posted.

Last updated June 29, 2015

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Biology Quiz Developer at Khan Academy

At Khan Academy, we’re building a comprehensive set of biology resources (videos, text-based explanations, and quizzes) that cover the core topics students need to learn in high school and introductory college biology. In particular, we’re seeking great biology educators who can create quizzes that clarify concepts, address common misconceptions, and help students identify their own knowledge gaps.

If you are passionate about biology education and have experience writing quiz or practice questions that help students improve their understanding of concepts, we are looking for you! Join us on our mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

This is a paid contract position for 3-6 months, with the opportunity to extend based on performance and Khan Academy’s needs.

Job Responsibilities

• Write biology quiz questions at the advanced high school/introductory college level, based on Khan Academy’s video and text-based explanations of various concepts
• Review other quiz developers’ questions to ensure consistency and quality.

You Need

• Deep understanding of advanced high school/intro college biology
• Strong intuition for how students learn and insight into common misconceptions
• Computer skills (e.g., familiarity with Google docs) and a willingness to learn how to use new tools
• Excellent writing and time-management skills
• At least 10 hours per week to commit to this project
• A passion for education and a desire to change the world

To Apply

• Please apply directly at: https://boards.greenhouse.io/khanacademy/jobs/76411#.VZGWxhNViko

Application Deadline: 12/31/2015

Education Program Coordinator (Full-Time)

JOB SUMMARY

Under collaborative direction and supervision of the Director of Community Affairs, the Education Program Coordinator (EPC) is responsible for implementing the District’s youth and student education program. The program utilizes a high quality, standards-based science curriculum to educate youth and the community about vector related public health concerns, the role of mosquitoes in the environment, and the importance of sustainable vector management in their everyday lives. Programs are provided both in class and via the District’s mobile science lab – the VecMobile. Responsibilities include scheduling classroom programs, contributing to the development of lesson plans, off-site delivery, setup, oversight, and non-mechanical maintenance of the District’s VecMobile and teaching the vector education curriculum at schools. The EPC works in conjunction with the Public Information Officer (PIO) to develop and implement public outreach and education programs, which include but are not limited to developing information materials and staffing educational fairs and events. Other duties as assigned.

THE POSITION

The Education Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Community Affairs and works collaboratively with the Public Information Officer in determining the work tasks and assignments of the EPC. The EPC is responsible for implementing and maintaining all aspects of the District’s youth and student education program and assisting with other Departmental outreach activities as planned and authorized by the Director of Community Affairs. This position works closely and in partnership with a second EPC to carry out the daily operations of the education program. The EPC applies knowledge of vector control and educational techniques to plan, schedule, implement, and conduct District educational programs. Additionally, the EPC assists in development of educational materials. The EPC must possess strong written and verbal communication skills; must have experience in primary classroom instruction and an ability to effectively manage and relate to preadolescent children; must be able to demonstrate excellent driving skills; and must be able to use a personal computer. This class works relatively independently and is accountable for effective use of time and resources to meet goals, expectations and deadlines established under the supervision of the Director of Community Affairs.

For complete details and application process: Online applications can be filed at www.glacvcd.org. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit an online application through the website and email, mail, or fax a cover letter, resume and answers to the following supplemental questions to HR@glacvcd.org or fax to (562) 946-6300 no later than Friday, July 10, 2015.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT:

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=13837121

Public Education Specialist 3 (4168U) #18007

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 the 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, add digital enhancements, and address the Next Generation Science Standards. The Learning Design Group seeks to hire Elementary Curriculum Specialists to join the team in the design and development of the elementary curriculum.

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.

Required 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 and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $43,300-$66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity, and other critical factors.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/621648
Application Deadline: July 24, 2015

Public Education Specialist 4 (4169U) #18973

Departmental Overview

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 the 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, add digital enhancements, and address the Next Generation Science Standards. The Learning Design Group seeks to hire an Elementary Curriculum Lead to join the leadership team in the design and development of the elementary curriculum.

Responsibilities

• Provides intellectual leadership to a team of curriculum developers.
• Uses considerable discretion to determine approaches, methods and procedures for science content of new integrated science-literacy curricular units for grades K-5.
• Plans and develops new K-5 curricular units assuring alignment with new science standards.
• Recruits, selects, orients, evaluates and supervises elementary science curriculum specialists.
• Evaluates, synthesizes and adjusts curriculum based on results from pilots and field tests.

Qualifications

• Possesses advanced knowledge of best practices in science education and ability to incorporate both best practices and current research into curriculum products.
• Possesses advanced analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
• Possesses advanced knowledge of and skill in K-5 science curriculum development.
• Elementary teaching experience in science.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to provide effective leadership to curriculum developers and teams.
• Demonstrates thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
• Uses business software applications in completion of work assignments.

Education/Training:
• Bachelors degree in science and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. Continuing education in related field required.

Salary & Benefits

$52,500.00-$80,300.00 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity, and other critical factors.

For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/621674

Application Deadline: July 24, 2015

Lecturer Job Opportunity with CalTeach at the University of California, Merced

Annual full-time salary of $49,012.00 and commensurate with experience.

University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 17, 2015

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university in the 21st century.
The CalTeach program (http://calteach.ucmerced.edu) housed at the School of Natural Sciences at the University of California, Merced prepares undergraduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors for careers in K-12 education. The program offers undergraduate curriculum in STEM education and opportunities for students to complete a teaching credential either concurrently with a B.S. in STEM or post-graduation.
The program is seeking:
• 1-2 qualified and enthusiastic candidates for the position of part-time or full-time lecturer to teach the upper division Natural Sciences Education courses.
Courses taught:
• Classroom Management and Interactions
• Diversity in Education
• Project-based Instruction
• Apprentice Teaching
This is a limited-term appointment, which falls under the purview of the agreement for the Lecturers Unit between University of California and the American Federation of Teachers.
QUALIFICATIONS:

• Advanced degree in STEM, education or related fields is required.
• Candidates with experience teaching STEM at the K-12 and the college/university level are preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply to this link: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00229

Review of applications will begin immediately. Recruitment will remain open until the position has been filled.
Interested applicants are required to submit:
• A cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Statement of teaching that includes a list of courses previously taught, noting class size and indicating whether the applicant served as primary or secondary instructor and
• A list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
• Applicants should also submit teaching evaluations (if available).
For more information, please contact Mayya Tokman at mtokman@ucmerced.edu

High School Science Teacher

San Lorenzo High School seeks two full-time Science Teachers for high school students in grades 9-12. Applicants must possess a Single Subject Science Credential (credential specification varies per position).
What support can teachers expect?
•Weekly collaboration time with staff and department. Department Chair and Administrators to support staff and department.
•Opportunities for leadership, innovation, and creating change.
•District-wide Professional Development days, focused on NGSS..
To Apply:
•Visit Edjoin.org for current postings.
•Attach a resume, a cover letter explaining your interest in teaching science at San Lorenzo High School, credential, and letters of recommendation.
Hiring Timeline:
• We will be working this summer to hire qualified candidates. The first day of work for teachers will be August 18, 2015 and will begin with a New Teacher’s Welcome and Orientation.

AmeriCorps Discovery Fellows Position

Looking to make a difference, build experience and skills, and have the experience of a lifetime? We have the opportunity for you! Ocean Discovery is seeking AmeriCorps Discovery Fellows to implement science programming. Your work will lead to young people discovering their passions and inspire them to become tomorrow’s leaders in science and conservation! More details: http://oceandiscoveryinstitute.org/get-involved/careers/

Seeking Dynamic Substitute Science Teacher for Fall 2015

New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS), an independent high school located in West Hills, is looking to hire an engaging substitute Science teacher to teach 2 classes of 9th Grade Biology and 2 classes of 10th grade Anatomy and Physiology for Fall 2015. Position starts in mid-August through late-October. Possibility that two additional Biology classes may be added to extend the contract thru to late-January. Successful candidate must be experienced in teaching at the high school level. Great working environment. Interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Showell@faculty.ncjhs.org.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2015

Supervisor of Teacher Education

The Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for up to three (3) Supervisor of Teacher Education positions. these are all part-time positions for a one-year, cohort based program. The UCR Teacher Education Program is commited to serving the inland Sourther California community and has partnerships with schools and districts throughout Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. It provides high quality, focused teacher preparation grounded in comprehensive mentoring for student and intern teachers. The position(s) will commence as early as July 1, 2015, or as negotiated.

Salary will be commensurate with education and experience plus benefits applicable for part time employment at the University. Review of applications will begin on June 22, 2015 and will continue until position(s) are filled. Inquiriesshould be directed to Dr. Rose Vilchez, Chair of the Search Committee, rose.vilchez@ucr.edu.

interested individuals should send an electronic application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching philosophy to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPFoo337.

COSMOS High School Paid Summer Position

I am recruiting for a high school physics or high level math teacher for our “Big Bang and the Subatomic World” cluster for COSMOS-UCI, a STEM enrichment program enabled by the California Legislature. UCI faculty in the physics department deliver the primary instruction, and the high school teacher has the opportunity for professional development as well as bringing the science standards into the discussions on content and pedagogy.

Attached is the job description and our 2015 brochure. Big Bang, Cluster 7, is briefly described. I can also provide a syllabus from last summer, when this offering was piloted to interested teachers.

Dates: Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 24 (except for July 3, a UCI holiday), for 19 days of engagement. There will be 20 students in the cluster. No exams, homework, grades.

The pay is $5,000, plus daily lunch and a UCI parking permit.

Contact:

Marjorie DeMartino
Founding Director
COSMOS-UCI
California State Summer School for Math & Science
948-824-4813

Galileo - Hiring Science & Tech Enthusiasts

Share your science or tech knowledge with kids this summer!

Imagine spending your summer as a Science or Tech Instructor with Galileo, teaching classes like 3D Modeling and Printing, Inventor's Workshop, Mod Design with Minecraft ®, Video Game Design, Go-Kart Building, Website Design, and more! And with exceptional training provided, you'll strengthen your skill set using cutting-edge curriculum, software, and equipment.

Galileo is a summer job, but it is also a community, a career path, an educational movement, and inspiration to create positive change in the world through the work we choose. We're thrilled to have been recently recognized by the White House at their fifth annual Science Fair for supporting the President's Educate to Innovate Initiative for our work pioneering new and exciting ways to engage students in the STE(A)M field. 97% of our summer staff recommend working with us, and we've been voted one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area for six years running. We also have partnerships with renowned organizations like The Tech Museum of Innovation and Maker Education Initiative. For more information about working with Galileo, click here.

Bilingual Science Teacher

Paul Revere K-8 School seeks a full-time Bilingual Science Teacher for Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students in grades 7 and 8. Applicants must possess a Single Subject Science Credential, a Bilingual Spanish Authorization (BCLAD), a strong record of successful cultural/linguistic responsiveness and have 3+ years of experience.

What support can teachers expect?
•Up to two weeks of paid professional development during the summer. Up to five additional paid working and/or professional development hours per week during the school year. Full-time Instructional Reform Facilitator, Literacy Coach, and Academic Acceleration Teacher on-site to support and co-teach with staff.
•$2,000 annual stipend for teaching in a ³Hard to Staff² school. Opportunities for leadership, innovation, and creating change

To Apply:
•Visit www.sfusd.edu/jobs
•Create an account and complete a certificated application. Attach a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the Superintendent¹s Zone: Bayview and Paul Revere K-8 School. When asked to select Location Preference, identify Southeast (Bayview, Hunter's Point) as Highly prefer.
•Search for Requisition Number 135171
•View and apply to the position

Hiring Timeline:
•You should allow at least 2 weeks for processing after submitting an application. Specific Positions for the 2015-2016 school year are posted on an ongoing basis throughout the Spring and Summer. The first day of work for teachers will be August 10, 2015.

Full-Time Science Teacher for Junior High

Private, academic, well-established K-8 school seeks a full-time science teacher for junior high. Applicants must possess a B.A./B.S. degree, have 3+ years of experience, and appreciate an academic curriculum and a private school environment. Competitive salary and full benefit package. Mail, email, or deliver resume with cover letter to: The Dorris-Eaton School, 1847 Newell Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94595, director@dorriseaton.com.

Application deadline: July 10, 2015

Bright Star Schools High School Chemistry and Physics Teacher 2015-2016

At Bright Star Schools students achieve academic excellence, accept responsibility for their futures, and embrace school as family. We offer students the opportunity to develop their unique talents and ambitions in a supportive, collaborative environment, so they are prepared for college and career, and to lead purposeful, fulfilling lives. For detailed information and to apply, please click here

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Bright Star Schools Middle School Science Teacher 2015-2016

All five of our Bright Star Schools serve students in urban Los Angeles areas. Across all Bright Star schools over 85% of our students are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program – the educational benchmark for poverty. Our goal is to empower students to break free from the cycle of educational and economic poverty. We prepare our scholars to be lifelong learners and leaders—to
discover ways to create positive change for themselves, their families and their communities. All of our students participate in a program that features rigorous academics and rich life experiences. Our students thrive academically and socially because our core operating principles, which include high expectations, attention to detail, clearly defined standards of accountability, and continuous improvement, provide a framework for success.For complete details on this position, please click here.

Application Deadline: July 1, 2015