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Title: Astronomy Content Author (Contract)
Date Posted: 2017-10-07
Location: Not mentioned
This is a contracted position; the successful candidate will be employed by Headway Workforce Solutions working remotely in the US.

Are you an astronomer or astronomy educator with a passion for teaching others? Do you have at least 15 hours a week to help improve education? Come join our team!

Sapling Learning, established in 2005, is a brand within Macmillan Learning that specializes in designing carefully crafted interactive homework questions, study resources, and interactives. Our work impacts thousands of students every day. We currently have contract author openings for our Astronomy product to write and review interactive coaching questions.

- Given a brief description, use your expertise to write engaging, clear astronomy questions of varying difficulties that target common misconceptions
- Within each question, author hints, solutions, and targeted feedback that provide insightful diagnoses of common student mistakes and misconceptions to clarify student understanding
- As appropriate, create mock-ups (descriptions and examples of illustrations) for our art team
- Once trained, review existing questions and provide feedback to other authors
- Possibly work on other astronomy content-related tasks as opportunities arise

- Flexible hours - set your own hours each week
- Paid training - we'll teach you pedagogy skills and our authoring environment
- Peer collaboration - work and network with peer science educators
- Weekly pay based on hours worked - receive direct deposit each week for the hours you put in the previous week
- Impact thousands of students

- Must be able to commit at least 15 hours a week to project for at least 6 months. - Longer terms available for contractors who excel at the work.
- Strong technical computer skills and proven ability to quickly master new software systems (experience with Google Sheets a plus)
- Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
- Adaptable, flexible, and collaborative
- Ability to meet deadlines and respond well to feedback
- Experience with learning objectives, Bloom's, and/or Depth of Knowledge preferred
- At least one year of physics or astronomy teaching experience required; experience as a higher education astronomy professor or instructor strongly preferred
- Upon hire, must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

- Masters or PhD (in progress qualifies) in physics or astronomy

- Work can be completed remotely throughout the US

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Company: Macmillan
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information: info@macmillan.com (DO NOT APPLY VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS)