Job Opportunity: STEM Education Outreach Specialist, Center for Science and the Schools, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Kate Stuart
December 16, 2016

The Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) at The Pennsylvania State University is hiring a STEM Education Outreach Specialist. Details are below, and the full announcement, including how to apply can be viewed at: https://psu.jobs/job/68241.

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).

The Center for Science and the Schools (CSATS) is seeking to hire a STEM Education Outreach Specialist. Primary responsibilities include: assisting Penn State science and engineering (particularly computer science/ engineering) faculty in designing and implementing programs to support K-16 teachers' learning of content and teaching pedagogy; grant writing; engaging in design, management, implementation, and evaluation of CSATS programs, such as curriculum development, teacher professional development, and other K-12 science outreach activities. Responsibilities also include writing IRB proposals, data collection and analysis as part of evaluating and conducting research on CSATS programs; and developing ways to translate science research and education into the school context. Our programs extend beyond central Pennsylvania to include culturally and ethnically diverse schools and districts. As such, this position may require travel. This position typically requires: a minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent in a combination of STEM education and computer science/engineering; at least three years` of formal or informal K-12 teaching experience, preferably at the secondary level with experience working with teaching diverse groups/ diverse students; experience teaching coding, integrating science, technology, engineering, math, and art concepts in the classroom and computational thinking; outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams. Additional desired qualifications include: skills in software design/programming; project management experience; and strong academic writing skills. Applicants should upload a cover letter describing their qualifications, current curriculum vitae, university transcripts, and three professional references (names, mail and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). CSATS is committed to building a culturally diverse center and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates. This is a 48 week, fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.