The UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES) is seeking a temporary, part-time Secondary Science Education Consultant to assist CPES staff in updating existing and develop new standards-based instructional activities for grades 8-12 classrooms.
Activities will focus on environmental contaminants that contaminate drinking water sources such as arsenic; activity content will range from describing how arsenic enters and moves through the environment to how it enters the biosphere and its fate in the human body. Responsibilities will include conducting background research, identifying relevant curriculum connections, incorporating use of innovative pedagogical tools such as digital interactive notebooks, and piloting with students, either in person or virtually. Among other qualifications, successful applicants will have strong knowledge of NC Essential Standards for 8th grade science, Earth/Environmental Science, and/or Biology (and preferably all three), experience developing high school curricula, and knowledge of environmental science and biology concepts relevant to environmental health and water quality issues.
This temporary position starts mid-February and lasts through June 2021, work schedule is 5-10 hours/week (negotiable), and pay rate $25-$30/hour depending on experience.
For a more detailed position description and to apply, visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/187941.