Postdoctoral Scholar

The Pennsylvania State University, State College PA
competitive salary with benefits
Oct 18, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
Job#74825 Ed/Outreach
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching K-12
Job Type
Full time

The Center for Nanoscale Science is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to join a team that is developing, presenting, reporting, and evaluating a broad program of education and outreach including nanoscience content for K-12 students, professional development opportunities for teachers, demonstrations for nationally distributed science museum shows, summer science camps, summer research experiences, recruitment and retention activities that emphasize community building, accessibility, and inclusion, and programs targeted at increasing the diversity of Center participants.  Ensuring the active engagement of Center researchers is a core responsibility of this position. Additional career development opportunities include interdisciplinary materials research with Center faculty, team teaching, grant proposal writing, and continued publication of scientific and/or science education research. The candidate should have a Ph.D. in science or science education, possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, and have a strong interest in STEM education. The successful candidate will combine personal initiative and nascent leadership ability with an ability to take direction from others and work as an integrated team. Previous science outreach program development, leadership, evaluation, and/or diversity recruitment and retention experience is desired. Applications must be submitted electronically at and include a cover letter and CV. Please arrange for three reference letters to be emailed to Denise Patton, Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Those received before November 1, 2017 will be assured of full consideration, but the applicant review will continue until a suitable candidate is found. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.