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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 August 13, 2015

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PolarTREC: Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating

PolarTREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) is currently accepting applications from teachers for teacher research experiences. Teachers are invited to submit an application to participate in field research learning experiences during the 2016 (usually Arctic) or 2016-17 (usually Antarctic) field seasons.

More information and application forms are available at: http://www.polartrec.com/teachers/application


PolarTREC—a program of the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S. (ARCUS)—is a professional development program for educators, which pairs teachers with researchers to improve science education through authentic polar research experiences. The program integrates research and education to produce a legacy of long-term teacher-researcher collaborations, improved teacher content knowledge and instructional practices, and broad public interest and engagement in polar science.

PolarTREC teachers will spend three to eight weeks in the Arctic or Antarctic, working closely with researchers in the field as an integral part of the science team. PolarTREC teachers and researchers will be matched based on similar goals and interests, and teachers will be trained to meet the program requirements prior to the field season. While in the field, teachers and researchers will communicate extensively with their colleagues, communities, and students of all ages across the globe, using a variety of tools including online journals, photos, other multimedia, and web-based seminars.

Teachers and research projects will be selected and matched to fill the approximately 12 openings available. All major expenses associated with teacher participation in PolarTREC field experiences are covered by the program and program partners, including transportation to and from the field site, food, lodging, and substitute teacher costs.

PolarTREC is funded by the National Science Foundation and administered by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States.

The application period for teachers to apply to participate in PolarTREC will begin on Monday, 20 July 2015 and end Tuesday, 8 September 2015.

Interested teachers are encouraged to participate in a PolarTREC informational webinar (web seminar), scheduled for Wednesday, 29 July 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time [2:00 p.m. PDT, 3:00 p.m. MDT, 4:00 p.m. CDT, 5:00 p.m. EDT]

For further information and to register to participate, please go to: http://www.polartrec.com/teachers/webinar

Instructions will be sent to all registered participants. Participation in the webinar is free, optional, and is not a prerequisite for applying to the PolarTREC program.

Further information about PolarTREC, including program goals, requirements, and frequently asked questions, is available at: http://www.polartrec.com/teachers

Or contact PolarTREC:
Email: info@polartrec.com
Phone: 907-474-1600

Two Part-time Math Teachers to Teach Students up to 8th Grade Mathematics

Afficient Academy is a technology-based company that provides online and onsite after-school programs for high performing elementary, middle, and high school students.

Education - BS/BA degree in mathematics, physics, computer science or engineering.


  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Demonstrated ability to implement instructional practices that increase student achievement
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Exceptions to these requirements will be considered based on exemplary skills
  • Responsibilities/Availability:

  • Teach 4th grade students on Saturdays from 8:30am to1:00pm
  • Teach 5th grade students on Saturdays from 8:30am to 4:00pm with 1 hour lunch break
  • 2015 - 2016 school year (August - June)
  • :How to Apply:

    If you're inspired by our ambitious mission and energizsed by our approach to math education, submit your application today! Email your resume to info@afficienta.com

    Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

    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

    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, 20, 2015.