Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Physics Educator, Art of Problem Solving, San Diego CA

Art of Problem Solving (AoPS, develops educational opportunities for many of the most eager math and science students in the world. We have trained tens of thousands of the country’s top students in the last 15 years, and our international online community of advanced problem solvers has nearly 400,000 members. Our students need materials and applications specifically designed to train the people who are going to make many of the technological, mathematical, scientific, medical, and economic advances of the next generation.

AoPS has recently expanded into physics with the successful implementation of PhysicsWOOT, an advanced course in problem-solving for high school physics competitions. Now, we seek a physics educator to join our team and help us build new material for many of the country’s top students.

You might be a good fit for this position if you want to inspire kids to dive deeper into physics by engaging them in solving rich and challenging problems. You’ve read about how our AoPS Online and AoPS Academy classes work. Your teaching experience has prepared you to transition into these environments and to work with both middle and high school students. You’re excited about teaching and developing lessons on a variety of topics, ranging from classical mechanics to modern physics. You’ve also checked out our PhysicsWOOT page and are eager to help this new program continue to grow.

In this position, you will collaborate with the rest of our curriculum team to:
  • Design lessons for new online and in-person courses aimed at advanced middle and high schoolers.
  • Create labs that teach fundamentals of scientific practices, including model-building, communication, collaboration, data analysis, and experimental design.
  • Interact with students through teaching online courses, fostering conversations on our message boards, and working with students in person at our learning centers.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Also please include a writing sample, such as a lesson plan or other piece of educational writing. This position is full time in San Diego, CA.