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Kerlin Science Institute Scientist Co-teacher, NSCI 500

  • Department: Graduate School of Education
  • Start Date: Jul 01, 2014
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - Kerlin Science Institute Scientist Co-teacher, NSCI 500

(Adjunct Instructor)

Bank Street Graduate School of Education is seeking a Scientist with expertise and research in the Earth Sciences to co-teach from July 1 – July 31 on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9:00- 12:45.


The scientist co-instructor will be involved in co-planning, co-teaching, and co-evaluating the work of the teacher participants for this 3-credit course.

The purpose of the Kerlin Science Institute summer course is to enhance the science content knowledge of current K-12 teachers. The focus of the Kerlin Science Institute, in the 2013-2014 school year, will be on a discipline under the umbrella of the Earth Sciences (e.g., geology, climatology, oceanography, etc.). The summer course, co-taught by a scientist with recent (within the past two years) or current Earth science research experience and a science educator, takes participants through a learning cycle of inquiry (see, for example, the BSCS 5E learning cycle) as they learn the science content and ways science research helps to solve real world questions or problems.

The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am-12:45pm in July and the scientist co-instructor will need to, additionally, be available to co-plan prior to the beginning of the course and also as the course is running.



  • Doctorate preferred, Masters required
  • Currently (or recently – within 2 years) a part of a research team studying a scientific phenomenon that relates to understanding the Earth, water, and/or atmosphere.
  • Be familiar with recent literature in the field.
  • An interest in science education and/or science education research.

The candidate should also have the following attributes

  • Work well as part of a collaborative team
  • Value working with educators who want to expand their science content knowledge
  • Be open to learning new approaches to teaching and learning
  • Be savvy with designing hands-on laboratory experiences that can be used to convey new information and/or develop further understanding of Earth Science.

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion, or disability in its employment policies and other college administered programs.