STEM Education Outreach Specialist
Penn State University
- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
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- Work Unit:
- College of Education
- The Center for Science and the Schools
The Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) seeks to hire a STEM Education Outreach Specialist with elementary level experience. This position offers opportunities to contribute to the development of high quality programs in science education. The Center focuses on providing teacher professional development programs to connect STEM researchers and K-14 educators through workshop activities that promote current best practices in science teaching and learning. The specialist will collaborate with scientists and engineers to design, manage and implement STEM outreach activities that support teachers’ learning of cutting-edge research and that include classroom science activities. These collaborations include co-developing the program plan, writing broader impacts sections of proposals, generating associated budgets, and designing evaluation plans. Responsibilities also include: collecting and analyzing data for evaluation; developing ways to translate research related to science and science education into the school context; and supporting existing and future CSATS projects as needed. Required qualifications include: a Master’s degree in education, preferably in STEM education, educational leadership, educational policy, or a closely related field; at least five years of formal or informal K-12 science teaching experience, preferably at the elementary level; and demonstrated academic writing skills. Desired qualifications include: a Doctoral degree in education (science education preferred) with a bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline or with an emphasis in a STEM discipline; strong evidence of project management experience in a relevant educational setting; experience in advanced educational technology strategies; and experience in educational research including data collection and analysis, both qualitative and quantitative; Applicants should submit a letter of application describing their qualifications for the position, current curriculum vitae, university transcripts, and at least three professional references (names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). This is a fixed-term 1, 48 week appointment at the Researcher level. Salary is commensurate with education and experience; full University benefits apply. Please also visit our website to learn more about our current research and our research team (http://csats.psu.edu/).
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