Job, Carreer, Internship and Assistantship Announcements
Science Teacher Education, Ecological and Environmental Education, Place-based Education, Outdoor Education, Experiential Education, & Adventure Education
California University of PA
There are several positions available for Cal U undergraduate students and graduate students to build their professional skills while working for Cal U on science education projects. These positions involve working with a faculty member as a teaching assistant on academic courses or completing tasks on science education grant projects. This is a great opportunity to learn while earning a paycheck. The ideal candidate would be able to commit approximately 20/hours a week.
Not Currently Available - Check back in the future for these Cal U opportunities.
Undergraduate Assistant: Science Education - Students should apply for this position who have demonstrated academic excellence in their courses and can provide an outstanding work history. Required qualifications include: Cal U student in good standing; proficiency with Microsoft Office; interest in STEM disciplines. Responsibiities could include: answering phones, basic word processing and internet searching; general office tasks; creating documents, tables, and lists; maintaining webpages; organizing and supporting science education events; organizing science teaching supplies; researching, planning and teaching science education activities; and other assigned tasks in support of science education projects.
Graduate Assistant: Science Education - The science education graduate assistant works independently to help advance science education programs in the Cal U Childhood Education Department. The science education GA works closely with faculty on projects that advance the student learning in science education. Some examples of work could include: developing and implementing STEM ED masters degree program marketing, researching best practices in science education, assisting in the development of school science curriculum, researching science education strategies and practices for use in grant proposals, etc. Basic qualifications include: Cal U graduate student in good standing; word processing, spreadsheet and internet searching skills; library research skills; strong interpersonal skills, and organizational and task management skills. Previous science education experience and a passion for helping children learn science are desired but not required. A Cal U graduate assistant must be available to complete 300 hours of work (appoximately 20 hours/week) during the semester (in some cases it might be possible to work 100 or 200 hours) at the standard Cal U GA salary (approximately $12.00/hour). Work hours are negotiable.
Application Procedure: Students who wish to apply should:
Step 1: Email a resume Dr. Hug.
Step 2: Schedule and complete an intial interview with Dr. Hug.
Step 3: If an offer is extended for a postion, please download, fill out, and return the following forms.
Non-work study Student Worker Employment Form - Return to Dr. Hug
Cal U Payroll Form Packet - Fill out all forms and return to the Payroll office in Dixon 415
Master's Degree for Elementary/Middle School Teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - There are numerous opportunities to assist with the preparation of materials and marketing tasks such as attending conferences to distribute information and collect contact information from potential students.
Job Announcement Websites
Chronicle of Higher Education - Career Job Search
National Science Teachers Association - Career Center
Environmental Career Opportunities
North American Association for Environmental Education - EE Jobs
National Asssocation for Interpretation - Interpretunities: Jobs in Interpretation
Environmental Jobs and Careers
American Camping Association - Camp Jobs
Association for Experiential Education - Job Listing Search
Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (California focused) - Jobs Listing
"Bayer Material Science is looking for a Summer Intern to work within our volunteer organization, Bayer Association for Science in the Communities in redesigning hands-on science experiements that are used in various school settings to encourage student interest in science. The identified intern will link the science experiments to current PA education requirements and common core standards, as well as, instruct BASIC volunteers on proper class/student interaction techniques. In addition the intern will assist in a variety of hands-on activities that BASIC carries out in the summer with students in the Pittsburgh area and work with BASIC volunteers to improve the science outreach program."
Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
International schools are private schools located in foreign countries taught in English with recognized curriculum that enable students to be successful when they return to their home country or enter college. It can be very rewarding to teach students in international schools and an excellent way to learn about cultures other than your own. You can learn more about how to locate international school teaching positions and how to apply by checking out the following websites.
International School Services
Council of International Schools
European Council of International Schools
Also, the U.S. Department of Defense runs schools for dependents of service men and women stationed around the world and domestically. They have a comprensive website that includes information about teaching positions and application procedures in these schools.
Department of Defense Dependent Activity
University of Northern Iowa OVERSEAS RECRUITING FAIR XXXIII
January 30 - February 1, 2009
-Registration deadline is January 9-save $40 if registered by Dec. 5.
-120+ American international schools will be in attendance.
-Teachers may obtain a registration packet on our web site:
Please be sure to let your current year education graduates and alumni
know about the incredible teaching opportunities that await them in
American K-12 schools around the globe. Over 1,000 teaching positions
were posted at our last event. Teachers of all disciplines are needed.
New teachers continue to do very well at the UNI Overseas Fair. Last
year, OVER 65% OF NEW TEACHERS SECURED EMPLOYMENT.
A poster and brochure were mailed to your campus in September. Please
let me know if you would like additional posters or brochures.
We are here to answer any questions you or your students may have about
our services or overseas teaching. Please feel free to contact us at
anytime with any question.
Summer Professional Development
FYI: A great summer professional development opportunity in environmental research for teachers:
Any teacher interested in an NSF-funded Research Experience for Teachers at Penn State focused on environmental and Earth surface science during summer 2015 should visit http://czo.stroudcenter.org/reu/ and/or contact Dr. Tim White (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.
RET stipend: $800/week for up to 9 weeks. Lodging and meals will be provided during the 10-day orientation. Penn State RETs will receive lodging and a meal plan for the duration of the program. Reimbursement of travel expenses will be negotiated with prospective RETs.
Chemistry Teaching Jobs
Schools need great science teachers! Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Please consider forwarding this information to students you know who are interested in teaching chemistry.
Southern Teachers Agency already has quite a few chemistry and physical science job listings from PreK-12 schools for the 2014-15 academic year. These jobs range from physical science at the middle-school level through high school AP Chemistry.
Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching jobs.
Click here to view current science teaching jobs
Candidates do not have to be in a teacher-preparation program or major in education to be considered for faculty positions at outstanding independent schools. While a degree in science education is desirable, most middle and upper grade teachers are hired based on their major—their subject knowledge—and their gifts for working with young people. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate. You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.
Throughout the hiring season, STA will host 12 virtual recruitment fairs: Thursdays @ STA! Registered STA candidates may participate in these fairs and will have the opportunity to meet school administrators through prescheduled, real-time digital interviews for vacancies, with zero travel and zero registration costs. In order to participate in the next virtual fair of 2014 on March 13th, interested students should apply to STA for candidacy as soon as possible. For more information about Thursdays @ STA, click here.
Please visit our website or contact:
Southern Teachers Agency
Tel (434) 295- 9122
February 25, 2015