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Elementary Educational Consultant-One Year Contract

Perimeter Institute is the world’s largest research hub devoted to theoretical physics. The independent Institute was founded in 1999 to foster breakthroughs in the fundamental understanding of our universe, from the smallest particles to the entirety of the cosmos. Research at Perimeter is motivated by the understanding that fundamental science advances human knowledge and catalyzes innovation, and that today’s theoretical physics is tomorrow’s technology. Located in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, the not-for-profit Institute is a unique public-private endeavour that enables cutting-edge research, trains the next generation of scientific pioneers, and shares the power of physics through award-winning educational outreach and public engagement. www.perimeterinstitute.ca

Since inception, Perimeter has supported an extensive outreach program committed to sharing the wonders of science with the broader community. It includes numerous initiatives including: a global student summer camp, professionally produced educational resources, international teacher workshops, student presentations, public lectures, a worldwide teacher network, major science festivals and online resources.  Currently, Perimeter reaches over one million students annually via a suite of modern physics lessons designed to educate and inspire. http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/outreach

We are currently seeking two exceptional educational consultants to join our outreach team for a one year contract.  The ideal incumbents will be elementary teachers currently engaged in providing cutting edge math and science curriculum to students, or consultants with extensive expertise in the field of elementary education. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Providing pedagogical expertise and leadership in the creation of products of the highest quality for students from grades five to eight by sharing knowledge to ensure products will be embraced by the largest possible audience
Working effectively both independently and as part of a team to create exceptional quality resources and programs
Consultants will take the lead on development of design and content creation for: in-class resources, web-based student activities (e.g. interactive computer simulations), assessment materials, etc.

Key Requirements:

Ontario certified teacher with elementary teaching qualifications for junior and/or intermediate grades
Minimum five years teaching experience
Publishing and/or educational resource development experience
Effective written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and team building experience
Experience dealing with at-risk students including creating lessons
Qualification in special education
Experience using technologies in the classroom such as interactive computer simulations

Additional Details:

General hours of work are based on a 37.5 hour work week
Additional hours of work, including evenings and weekends, beyond the standard work week may be required during activities and special events
Some travel will be required

We look forward to learning more about you through your application so hurry as the posting closes August 4, 2015. APPLY HERE

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.