The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and the University of Colorado Earth Lab are accepting applications for a data-intensive course developer with a science background and experience programming in Python (required) and R (preferred) to develop undergraduate and graduate level courses that teach a blend of scientific programming and scientific computing workflows (version control, cloud computing, etc.), earth science and interdisciplinary collaboration. Courses created will be included in a professional graduate certificate in Earth Data Analytics - Foundations and forthcoming professional master’s program in Earth Data Analytics. This position will report to the Director of the Earth Analytics Education Initiative. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This will be a one-year appointment with full benefits, with the possibility of renewal after a year.
The Earth Lab Earth Analytics Education Initiative is also invested in teaching and learning pedagogy and program assessment. The successful applicant will participate in evaluation activities including supporting development and implementation of evaluation protocols (surveys, rubrics, etc.) as well as research and publication in the area of data intensive instruction.
-Create data-intensive content for Earth Analytics courses that will be posted online (see earthdatascience.org for example course content)
-Serve as primary instructor for at least one Earth Analytics course per semester
-Assist in pedagogical research and evaluation through administering course surveys, analyzing data, and publishing on findings
-Initiate and foster relationships with industry partners to devise hands-on course projects based on real private sector needs, in order to better prepare students for careers in Earth Analytics
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)