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Posted April 13, 2020
Science Literacy and Engagement Specialist
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salary Range: $75,000-$110,000

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) at the University of Nebraska seeks qualified candidates with expertise in developing and delivering innovative educational strategies. The successful candidate will engage learners in both formal and non-formal learning environments, resulting in an increased interest in content and cognate careers related to science literacy. Note: 20% of the position is targeted toward formal learning environments.

The position is a nine-month, full-time, tenure-leading or tenured position located in one of the life sciences and/or education units in IANR at the assistant, associate, or full professor rank. Awarding of tenure will depend upon the credentials and experience of the successful applicant.

Recognizing inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, IANR and the life sciences and/or education units are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of all. We actively encourage applications from, and nominations of, individuals from underrepresented groups.

The successful candidate is expected to seek and establish effective disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaborations including integration with local stakeholders, extension teams, educational programs, and other partners. Partnering with discipline-based education researchers (DBER) on best practices for innovative and transformative non-formal science education is also expected.

The REQUIRED Qualifications:

A doctoral degree in an agricultural or natural resource science, engineering, education, science education, instructional design, or a closely related field (degree must be completed before employment begins), and evidence of work in a multi-disciplinary team/collaborative environment.

The PREFERRED Qualifications:

Preferences will be given to applicants with one or more of the following: demonstrated experience developing and deploying innovative curricula to enhance science literacy skills among learners; established record of scholarly activity (journal articles; presentations, creative work); demonstrated record of, or potential for, acquiring external funding; and/or work with underserved audiences.

How to Apply:

To view details of the position and create an application, go to employment.unl.edu. Search for position F_200081. Click on “Apply to this job.” Complete the application. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments in which every person and every interaction matters; 2) your curriculum vitae; and 3) contact information for three professional references (or arrange to have reference letters sent to: ianrvc@unl.edu) Review of applications to begin on May 24, 2020, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Posted February 5, 2020
Director of Education
Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe (TSCW)
Shoreham, New York
Salary Range: $60,000-$70,000

This is a full-time, salaried position. In the capacity of Director of Education, the successful candidate would create program content; build and oversee programming calendars and schedules; manage and evaluate school field trips, classes, workshops, performances, educational outreach for both the local and international community; and play a role in the strategic vision. In addition, the position would serve on TSCW’s Exhibition Team, helping to plan the museum’s future exhibits.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and write mission-based STEAM lesson plans, teaching guides, pre- and post-visit materials, and promotional literature about TSCW’s programs.
  • Collaborate with other technical experts including scientists, mathematicians, and historians to ensure the accuracy of delivered content and programs.
  • Facilitate programs and recruit, schedule, manage, and evaluate volunteer and per-diem educators and performers to present additional programming on-site, off-site, and internationally through virtual educational opportunities.
  • Oversee and execute event logistics to ensure events run smoothly. •Serve as the museum’s primary liaison to the education community.
  • Develop and monitor educational programming for local and international audiences, budget and procure programming supplies, staffing, and materials within budget.
  • Negotiate program-related contracts.
  • Identify potential underwriting opportunities for programming.
  • Complete other tasks and duties as assigned by Chief Operating Officer.


  • BA or equivalent in appropriate field
  • Two years of experience working in museums and museum education, community engagement
  • Understanding of the formal and informal learning concepts
  • General STEAM-based knowledge
  • Bi-lingual speaker would be a plus

Ability to:

  • Work as a team player in a collaborative environment
  • Problem-solving through consensus
  • Harness learning creativity
  • Communicate clearly with strong written and oral skills
  • Lead and motivate with enthusiasm

To apply:

Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be directed via email only to: Douglas Borge, Chief Operating Officer, dborge@teslasciencecenter.org.

The Tesla Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

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Posted December 17, 2019
Outreach Scientist
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary Range: $68,743–116,863

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) seeks a scientist for our Office of Public Outreach (OPO). This position will primarily support the public engagement activities for the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as the Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program.

As an outreach scientist, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team, including scientists, educators, writers, designers, developers, and more. You will contribute your scientific expertise and creativity to products, programs, and experiences for a wide range of audiences. You will act as a liaison between OPO staff, STScI staff and partners, and the science community and serve as a scientific expert in product and program development incorporating discoveries, missions, and people from across NASA Astrophysics.

Are you passionate about communicating astronomy and enabling science learning?

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in areas such as: video and online products, exhibits, hands-on activities, large-scale public events, and engagement of audiences traditionally underserved/underrepresented.

Your major responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and leading development of key scientific storylines and messages for public engagement and science education resources
  • Incorporating NASA Astrophysics science and missions into creative and scientifically accurate products, programs, events, and professional development
  • Crafting and delivering scientifically accurate presentations and demonstrations of astrophysics science stories at a range of audience levels
  • Leading development and organization of STScI’s exhibit presence at scientific conferences, working in close collaboration with STScI’s science community
  • Reviewing and ensuring scientific accuracy of OPO products

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, in order to define project requirements and scope and report on project status
  • Ability to communicate and effectively work with members of both the science and education/outreach communities
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams and projects involving individuals from different organizations, disciplines, and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently, as well as to work collaboratively and effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. This includes ability to contribute as part of a team and build consensus by actively listening, and giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to plan, manage, and execute multiple tasks within schedule and scope
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, with an attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable of HST, JWST, other NASA Astrophysics missions and research programs, and ground-based astronomical observatories and surveys

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics
  • Three years of related experience in science education or outreach preferred

Desired Qualifications:

  • Science expertise in infrared astronomy, high redshift universe, and/or exoplanet research
  • Two to three years postdoctoral experience

This is a five-year term contract position providing comprehensive medical benefits, generous leave and retirement! There could be an option for extension. Your office will be located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. There are flexible schedules and free parking. Due to the nature of the work, this is not a position that easily lends itself to teleworking.

Are you interested in applying?

Submit an on-line application, including resume and cover letter to the direct link below. Applications received by February 18, 2020, will receive full consideration.

Direct Link: recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=313ae6af-8944-47ff-a1ae-6863f6fab550

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to build a premier scientific community. We reflect that deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap.

Individuals with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu.


Explore careers at STScI: www.stsci.edu/opportunities

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Featured Job—

Posted October 23, 2019
Vice President of Education
Museum of Flight
Seattle, Washington
Targeted Compensation: $150,000

The Museum of Flight seeks a strategic and visionary executive to guide the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning through its next phase in history. Founded in 2015, the Academy ($4 million) is the world’s largest educational department across all air and space museums, providing unparalleled learning opportunities for students to explore and prepare for education and career pathways in flight, engineering, and space.

Click here to view the full job description. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Phil DeBoer at pdeboer@dhrinternational.com.

Posted August 19, 2019
Planetarium Program Presenter (Part-Time)
Framingham State University
Framingham, Massachusetts

The Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning at Framingham State University, manager of the Framingham State University Planetarium, seeks a part-time instructor to facilitate planetarium programs for K–12 school groups and similar groups. The Planetarium Program Presenter will independently operate all planetarium equipment and systems in order to facilitate daily planetarium activities that are educational, interactive, and responsive to the needs of a diverse range of visiting groups.

For a full job description and application, please click here.

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