Science Content Specialist (Learning Systems Institute)

Job description

Job ID: 43355

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The person who fills this position will work within the Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR-STEM) within the Learning Systems Institute (LSI) at Florida State

FCR-STEM and LSI are interdisciplinary research units with faculty and staff focused on our
shared mission of improving education. For more information about FCR-STEM and LSI, please visit:


The Science Content Specialist will work as an individual and as part of a team to create and publish original
instructional content for science education and learning.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

Creating original interactive online science tutorials for K-12 students

Working closely with instructional designers and narrators to build and publish original interactive online
tutorials for students

Creating original educational resources for teachers of science

Creating original educational resources to support the instruction of literacy in the content areas

Conducting thorough, high-quality review of instructor and student materials in science

Providing professional development and training as needed for classroom teachers, science coaches, and


Bachelor's degree in Science, Science Education, or related area and two years of teaching experience in secondary science.

Proficiency in secondary scientific content.

Excellent written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills.

Excellent organization, administrative, and time management skills.

Strong attention to detail and strong proofreading skills.

Knowledgeable of test item specs in science for the state of Florida's end of course exams.

Experience in facilitating professional development for classroom teachers.

Proficient with computer software programs including Google Docs, SharePoint, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint,
and Excel.

Creative in how to teach science content to students.

Experienced approach to teaching inquiry within the science curriculum.

Creative, motivated, and able to work well individually and with a team.

Ability to create high-quality original educational resources (e.g., lesson plans and interactive online student
tutorials) aligned to State Standards in science.


Master's degree in Science, Science Education, or related area.

Diverse knowledge and experience in all science content areas.

Experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school science.

Comprehensive understanding of Florida's State Standards in science.

Knowledgeable of instruction based on State Standards as well as current research in scientific pedagogy.

Professional experience in curriculum development and/or publications for science education.

Experience in providing professional development and training as needed for classroom teachers, science
coaches, and administrators.

Experience with integrating Computer Science Standards and science.

Experience using CPALMS tools and resources (

Other Information

A resume/C.V. attachment is required for consideration.

If selected for an interview, multiple completed work samples will be required as part of the interview process.

Anticipated Salary Range

$40,000 per 12 months, or negotiable based on education and experience

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/18/2018
Application Due: 12/17/2018
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