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| ||Application Review Date |
| ||Open until filled. |
| ||Departmental Overview |
| ||The Learning Design Group is a curriculum research and development program at the Lawrence Hall of Science with a portfolio of award-winning science curriculum materials for use by pre-K through Grade 8. One of these programs, Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading, is a combined science and literacy program for Grades 2-5, led by Jacqueline Barber, Associate Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science, and P. David Pearson, Professor and Dean Emeritus of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education. The program is undergoing a substantial revision and expansion in order to extend the program for Grades K-5 and to address the Next Generation Science Standards. |
The Learning Design Group seeks to hire 14 Elementary Science Curriculum Developers to join the team. Salary is dependent on experience.
| ||Responsibilities |
| || Plans and develops new curricular units for grades K-2 or 2-5. |
Revises existing curriculum to meet new education standards.
Determines instructor objectives and methods within established guidelines.
Provides instruction in pilot classroom settings.
Evaluates, synthesizes, and adjusts curriculum materials based on results from pilots and field tests.
May monitor student responses in pilot and field test settings.
May serve as a work leader.
| ||Required Qualifications |
| || Thorough knowledge of best practices in science education and/or literacy education and understanding of how work may impact other areas. |
Thorough analytical skills to conduct analysis and develop recommendations, demonstrating organization and problem-solving skills.
Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills, for various audiences, preferably including educators and project funders.
Thorough knowledge of campus policies and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of and skill in curriculum development.
Ability to incorporate current research and best practices of teaching and learning into curriculum products.
Demonstrated ability to work with students in a classroom setting; elementary school teaching preferred.
Thorough skills to conduct needs assessment and development of curriculum within established guidelines and program goals.
Publications in academic and practitioner journals desirable.
Skill in using office software applications.
Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree in science, literacy and/or education or related area and/or equivalent experience/training. 5-10 years professional experience, including research, teaching, and curriculum development, a combination of two or more preferred. Continuing education in related field required.
| ||Salary & Benefits |
| ||The salary range for this position is $43,300-$66,100 depending on years of applicable experience, internal equity and other critical factors. |
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| ||How to Apply |
| ||Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying. |
| ||Driving Required |
| ||A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required. |
| ||Other Information |
| ||This position is for a one-year contract with full benefits and the possibility of extension based on funding (up to three years). |
| ||Criminal Background Check |
| ||This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check. |
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