Monday, July 16, 2012

Astronomy Content Author

Sapling Learning has immediate, contract openings for Astronomy Content Authors to create questions for our new astronomy product.

 RESPONSIBILITIES · Writing clear questions and solutions of varying difficulties, which test students understanding and application of fundamental astronomical concepts · Authoring hints, solutions, and feedback that provide insightful diagnosis of student mistakes and misconceptions that are designed to coach students toward mastery · Inputting the questions, hints, solutions and feedback into the software · Reviewing and revising the questions

 QUALIFICATIONS · Experience teaching Introductory Astronomy to non-majors as an instructor or TA, including experience writing original homework and/or test questions · Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new systems quickly · Excellent written communication skills · Must have at least 10 - 15 hours per week to dedicate to creating content

 EDUCATION M.S. or Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics (Ph.D in progress does qualify)

 TYPE 1099 Contract – 15 hours per week commitment. This position can be completed remotely.

For more details, see central website