The Lawrence Hall of Science (The Lawrence) at the University of California, Berkeley, seeks a visionary academic leader to direct its Learning Design Group. The Learning Design Group (LDG) engages in research, design, and development of models and materials to promote ground-breaking, inclusive and culturally relevant approaches to science teaching and learning in formal education spaces. LDG designs both comprehensive and stand-alone instructional materials that span science, technology, and engineering and creates resources for educators in those fields. Prominent examples of these materials include: Amplify Science, a comprehensive science program for Grades TK through 8 that is used by over two million students and The Argumentation Toolkit, a collection of resources designed to help teachers understand and teach scientific argumentation. Some LDG materials are self-published and available freely; some are commercially licensed to ensure widespread adoption and distribution in schools. The Director of the Learning Design Group will be responsible for vision, leadership, and executive management of the group and will represent LDG nationally and internationally. The Lawrence is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the Learning Design Group’s priorities related to culturally responsive pedagogy, culturally relevant curriculum, and social emotional learning, and who can bring experience related to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Apply at aprecruit.berkeley.edu, listing JPF02963.
The Learning Design Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science develops, disseminates, and implements innovative programs promoting deep and equitable science learning for students grades TK-8. This position within The Learning Design Group involves managing programs and projects that relate to instructional materials research, design, and implementation. Apply at jobs.berkeley.edu, listing 20736.
The Research Group at the Lawrence Hall of Science provides research and evaluation services and partners on national initiatives to support the development and implementation of innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning opportunities for both formal and informal educational needs. We aim to use applied research to contribute to the design, development and implementation of STEM learning experiences that are equitable, inclusive, and culturally relevant for communities. The project/policy analyst position is a multi-faceted position that involves supporting research and evaluation studies through study design and coordination, quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and data analysis, preparing and editing evaluation reports, and research publications, supporting communication of our work with various stakeholders and audiences, supporting collaborations through project management and relationship building, and participating in initiatives that engage staff in reflection on issues of equity and inclusion. Incumbent is required to be in the Bay Area to perform job duties. Apply at jobs.berkeley.edu, listing 20726.