Submitted: 6 April 2018
Department:
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Job type: Full time
Apply by: 31 December 2018
Application URL: http://apptrkr.com/1199526

Recruitment Period Open date: April 4th, 2018 Next review date: May 4th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: May 4th, 2018 Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

The University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), a leader in developing online teaching and learning materials in evolution, the nature and process of science, and global change seeks to hire an Assistant/Associate Project Scientist to develop Earth systems science informational graphics and associated curriculum resources in support of UCMP’s Understanding Global Change project. The Understanding Global Change project will produce a content-rich website for K-16 educators to effectively incorporate global change science into an instructional framework. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated research and professional expertise in the following topics:

? Design and review of informational materials, including graphics, in support of conceptual understanding of complex, Earth system science topics. ? Support of education and training in global change science with new and sustainable curriculum units. ? Development of evaluation and assessment tools to aid teachers in more effective science instruction. ? Guiding science writing and design teams to develop scientifically rigorous teaching and learning resources supported by visually-rich, interactive tools and related educational assets. ? Building and training diverse citizen science user communities and seek opportunities to monitor global change locally.

We expect the Assistant/Associate Project Scientist to disseminate the project’s work in developing the Understanding Global Change web site through workshop and conference presentations, proceedings, and journal papers as appropriate for the work.

The Assistant/Associate Project Scientist will work under the supervision of the Director of the UC Museum Paleontology, and will work closely with the Assistant Director for Education and Outreach and the UCMP education and outreach team. This position will be based at the UC Museum of Paleontology on the Berkeley campus.

Basic/Minimum Qualifications PhD in an Earth, Life or Natural science discipline or equivalent foreign degree at the time of application submission.

Additional Qualifications (required by start date) ? Minimum of 2 years of research and professional experiences since receipt of Ph.D. at start of appointment. ? Demonstrated record of writing and publishing scientific papers, and of writing science articles aimed at a general, public audience. ? Demonstrated experience collaborating with research scientists, science educators, and K-16 science teachers. ? Experience and/or knowledge of educational research, and the evaluation and assessment of learning. ? Capacity for innovation and demonstrated ability to think outside of current paradigms.

Additional Preferred Qualifications ? Expertise in the Earth systems science. ? Experience in professional development training of teachers and informal educators. ? Experience developing and aligning curriculum units with the Next Generation Science Standards.

This position will be full-time for one year. The anticipated start date is September, 2018, though the position will be open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

To apply, submit the following items online at http://apptrkr.com/1199526

• A cover letter, not more than two pages outlining your interest, intended direction and relevant experience. • A CV listing education and degrees, detailing relevant education and outreach experience, and including a full list of publications. • A writing sample (800 words) aimed at a general audience that explains how one of the multiple drivers of global change impacts the Earth system. • Contact information for three references.

If you have any questions, please contact Andi Horton at ahorton@berkeley.edu.

Letters of recommendation are not required at this time. If requested, all letters of reference will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html).

The Understanding Global Change project is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community. The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location Berkeley, CA

Requirements Documents •

Curriculum Vitae - listing education and degrees, detailing relevant education and outreach experience, and including a full list of publications.

Cover Letter - Not more than two pages outlining your interest, intended direction and relevant experience.

Writing Sample - A writing sample (800 words) aimed at a general audience that explains how one of the multiple drivers of global change impacts the Earth system.

References3 letters of reference required

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