Instructional Developer at Purdue Univeristy
The Center for Instructional Excellence at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN has an exciting opportunity for an individual looking to pursue a career in professional development as an Instructional Developer. This position provides diverse professional opportunities including: faculty development, course redesign, and facilitating scholarship of teaching and learning projects both outside and within the unit. If you are passionate about improving teaching and learning, enjoy working in a collaborative environment, and want to develop your professional skills we would love to hear from you. Please see the announcement for more details and application instructions.
Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Science Education at Science in Society, Northwestern University
Science in Society, a science education research center at Northwestern University, is seeking
a postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic team working on K-12 STEM education initiatives at
the middle and high school level.
Applicants must have a PhD in a STEM field, with significant experience teaching and
mentoring underserved students in grades 5-12. Preference will be given to applicants
who have a record of successful collaborations with middle or high school teachers and/or
community groups, program evaluation skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, and a strong
The fellowship will provide the applicant with broad experience in the areas of program
and curricular development, evaluation, forming internal and external partnerships, program
administration, fundraising, and communicating science with public audiences.
The position includes two distinct areas of responsibility. First, the fellow will support
the Center’s Science Club program, a mentor-based after school program developed in
collaboration with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Science Club received the Afterschool
Alliance/Noyce Foundation 2013 STEM Impact Award, given for national excellence in
informal STEM education.
Second, the fellow will provide support for a new, mentor-based STEM program for
underserved ascending ninth grade students in Chicago Public Schools. The program will
offer a combination of academic and social supports to keep high school students on track
to graduate with the strong academic credentials and higher-level problem solving skills
necessary for college. This project is funded by an ASPIRE award from the AT&T Foundation.
The initial appointment will be for eighteen months. Funding for a subsequent year is
possible, contingent on performance and the availability of funds. Starting salary will be
$42,000 per year with full University benefits (health, dental, 401K, etc.). Anticipated start
date is July 2015.
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and arrange for letters from three references to be
sent to Dr. Michael Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application review will begin
immediately and continue until a finalist is selected. Only those applicants selected for an
interview will be contacted.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women and
members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.