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California Science Project Site Director

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 27th, 2019
Next review date: Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


University of California, Irvine
School of Education

California Science Project Site Director

Applications are invited for the position of California Science Project Site Director at the University of California, Irvine.

The Site Director will plan and implement professional development programs in Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and science education for K-12 teachers throughout Orange County. The Site Director will work collaboratively with an Faculty Director, a team of UCI faculty, and a network of regional California Science Project partners to:

• Design, plan, coordinate, and facilitate NGSS professional development events
• Build and maintain a regional community of partners that includes program participants, district representatives, and other community stakeholders
• Manage a program budget
• Respond to requests from the California Science Project for program data, evaluations, and other reporting requirements
• Participate in regional and statewide activities of the California Science Project, including 10-15 days per year of administrative and scholarly meetings and conferences. Position requires some travel.
• Represent the Project at regional and statewide convenings of educators, policymakers and other stakeholders (K-university)
• Generate and fulfill fee-for-service contracts with local school districts.
• Seek and develop new resources for funding including writing and implementing grant proposals.
• Prepare appropriate fiscal reports to granting agencies.

The Site Director is a full-time position supervised by a Faculty Director in the School of Education at UC Irvine. The annual salary range begins at $69,917, commensurate with experience. The anticipated appointment start date is October 1, 2019 for a term of one year, renewable subject to satisfactory progress and project funding.

Minimum qualifications:

• Master’s degree in science, science education or equivalent
• Three years of classroom teaching
• Demonstrated competency with Next Generation Science Standards
• Experience facilitating professional development or other teacher leadership roles
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Ability to develop and support program growth
• Ability to collaborate with a wide range of K-12 and university partners
• Familiarity with issues of diversity and equity in science education

To Apply: Applications should be submitted online at Please include:
(a) a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this position,
(b) updated CV
(c) one artifact demonstrating knowledge and skill in professional development, and
(d) names and contact information of three references (please do not solicit letters)

Inquiries about the position may be directed Associate Professor Hosun Kang at Questions about the application process may be directed to

Consideration of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - a cover letter explaining your relevant background and interest in this position

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • One artifact demonstrating knowledge and skill in professional development

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)