Friday, December 30, 2005

Job Opportunity

The National Center for Science Education, a non-profit organization that defends the teaching of evolution in the public schools, seeks candidates for the post of Education Project Director.

The EPD's duties will include developing materials pertaining to evolution education for print and web; representing NCSE to the education community, in print and in person; serving as liaison between NCSE and professional education societies; speaking to the press about issues involving evolution education and challenges to it; counseling teachers, administrators, parents, and others facing challenges to evolution education.

Candidates should have either extensive experience as high school science teachers or advanced degrees in science education or, ideally, both. A scientific background, especially in biology or geology, is a plus, as is a record of involvement in or understanding of the creationism/evolution controversy. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are necessary. Travel may be required. Full-time permanent position with medical benefits in Oakland, California, to start as soon as possible. Salary commensurate with experience and competitive with similarly sized non-profits.

Send c.v., brief writing sample, and the names of three references to NCSE, either by mail to NCSE, 420 40th Street, Suite 2, Oakland CA 94609-2509, by fax to (510) 601-7204, or by e-mail to No calls, please. Materials must arrive by January 15, 2006, to be considered. NCSE is an equal opportunity employer.