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Coordinator of Fieldwork - Cal Teach Program
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 11, 2020
Title Coordinator of Fieldwork - Cal Teach Program
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 3/8/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Science Education
    Math Education

Recruitment Period
Open date: February 7th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 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.

The Berkeley Science and Math Initiative (BSMI) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Fieldwork Coordinator. This is a 10 - 20% position (dependent upon available funding) to coordinate and lead the Berkeley Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers (BERET) program, including its undergraduate pre-service teacher component, the CalTeach Summer Research Institute.

CalTeach is a pre-service teacher education program designed to prepare undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors to work with K-12 students in local schools. The BERET program pairs CalTeach undergraduate researchers with experienced classroom teachers to engage in full-time summer research projects in STEM research laboratories associated with UC Berkeley, and to concurrently participate in professional development activities and curriculum development designed to support translation of research experiences to K-12 math and science classrooms.

General Duties: A Fieldwork Coordinator will take the lead on coordinating and managing the BERET program, including the CalTeach Summer Research Institute, which supports in-service and pre-service participants to develop research skills as well as their understanding of how to support experimental and problem-solving skills with their K-12 students. The Fieldwork Coordinator will recruit classroom teachers, undergraduate interns, and faculty research mentors; coordinate research placements; and set expectations of the research internship for different participants. Associated responsibilities include collaborating on writing grant reports, contributing to research and program evaluation, and presenting at conferences. The Fieldwork Coordinator responsibilities will be related to specific courses taught with CalTeach (primarily our summer research methods course, UGIS 189).

Basic Qualifications: Masters degree (or equivalent international degree) is required at time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. degree (or equivalent international degree) in science, engineering, mathematics, or science or mathematics education. At least 3 years of secondary math and/or science teaching experience is preferred, particularly within the Bay Area. Teacher professional development facilitation experience, undergraduate teaching experience, excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities are also desirable. The ideal candidate will also have practical experience with scientific laboratory or field research, and/or science or mathematics education research and program evaluation.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and educational level, and is based on the Non-Senate Faculty Scale established by the University of California The current scale, for academic year 2019/2020, is $66,984 to $125,068 for a full-time academic year salary.

Application: To apply, please go to the following link:

Contact information for three references: Letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists. All references will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when references are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

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Cal Teach is also interested in individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia (e.g., in professional or industry service).

Cal Teach seeks candidates whose teaching, or service, has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
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