College First Instructor

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 12:00am



Glencoe, IL
United States

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Duties and Responsibilities: 

In this role you will be responsible for the following: 

Work with a co-instructor to develop and teach a curriculum emphasizing environmental justice, environmental science, STEM skills, and scientific research.
Lead early college-level lectures, labs, youth-development activities, and outdoor field investigations at the Chicago Botanic Garden and off-site.
Guide student independent research projects and communicate with internship mentors to support integration and oversee progress.
Assist students in preparing project presentations, which will be presented the last week of the program.
Conduct weekly field trips to supplement the science curriculum and emphasize careers and college.
Administer and analyze student pre- and post assessments, integrate digital badging, and participate in program quality assessments.
Assist with the planning and implementation of a in-situ field research experience out-of-state August 13 – 15.
Act as a liaison with staff at Wilbur Wright, to submit grades and other paperwork.
Assist with other program activities as necessary.


Our ideal candidate will have the following:

A minimum of three years combined experience teaching science in either formal and/or informal education settings to high-school-aged students.
An ability to conduct outdoor field and conservation science.
Integrating STEM applications is a plus.
Master’s degree in environmental science, biology, or related field is required.

Physical Demands: 
Indoor and outdoor classroom setting. Frequent standing, walking, bending, listening, and speaking. Some use of office equipment. Some requirements for lifting, pushing, or pulling items less than 30 pounds.

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