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Research Associate

Requisition Number:

15150

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate to join our team to:

  • Design and lead professional development workshops (in person and virtual) to support high school science teachers in developing inclusive classroom cultures, implementing phenomenon-based units of instruction, and assessing progress toward the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Lead a small team of science educators to provide in-class coaching support to a cadre of 100 high school biology and chemistry teachers, and support research team with observational data and collection of artifacts.
  • Support (but not lead) data analysis of observations and analysis of artifacts.
  • Write and develop proposals related to implementing the NGSS at scale in district and state. 
  • Desired start date: February 1, 2019, possibly sooner if available.

Who We Are

The Institute of Cognitive Science (ICS) fosters rich scientific interchange across researchers from a broad range of disciplines including Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Philosophy, and Education. The mission of the Institute of Cognitive Science at CU-Boulder is to understand and enhance human cognition, learning, and development through the creation of interdisciplinary partnerships. 


What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Design and lead professional development workshops (in person and virtual) to support high school science teachers in developing inclusive classroom cultures, implementing phenomenon-based units of instruction, and assessing progress toward the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Lead a small team of science educators to provide in-class coaching support to a cadre of 100 high school biology and chemistry teachers, and support research team with observational data and collection of artifacts.
  • Support (but not lead) data analysis of observations and analysis of artifacts.
  • Opportunity to write and develop proposals related to implementing the NGSS at scale in district and state.

What You Should Know

This is a two-year, full time position. The duration may be extended, pending funding.

What We Can Offer

Salary range:  $50,000 to $62,000 annually, depending upon prior experience and education.

 
   

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Master’s degree or higher, with focus on science education. 
  • At least 1 year of high school science teaching
  • At least 2 years experience supporting teachers with implementing the NGSS
  • Knowledge of systematic data collection requirements for mixed-method, classroom-based research.
  • Experience with designing and facilitating virtual learning experiences. 

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team that includes researchers from multiple academic disciplines and institutions, education leaders, teachers, and leaders in community organizations.
  • Ability to inspire and excite teachers to try out and investigate new practices.
  • Ability to provide supportive and constructive feedback to high school science teachers.
  • Strong, timely, and consistent communication skills in person, via telephone, and over email.
  • Ability to build and maintain good relationships with district partner.
  • Ability to be responsive to changing needs, policies, and staff of district partner.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of the shifts required of teachers in the NGSS, as well as district partner’s requirements for teaching.
  • Orientation toward collaborative problem-solving in challenging interpersonal situations.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • PhD  with background in biology, chemistry, or physics education. 
 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Applicants who advance further in the process will be asked to provide two references who can provide letters of recommendation at that time.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through .

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer