The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is seeking a resourceful, organized and collaborative Assistant Public Historian. The ideal candidate will work strategically and have a passion for engaging (or educating) a vast audience on the physical sciences.
The Assistant Public Historian will spearhead efforts on behalf of the Center for History of Physics (CHP) to engage primarily K-12 students and educators in the history of physical sciences, as well as students and educators in undergraduate physics and the public. The Assistant Historian will conceptualize, create, and promote CHP web exhibits and teaching materials.
Key Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
Working with other staff historians, non-AIP researchers, and representatives of Member Societies of AIP to encourage greater use of the history of physical science educational materials on the Center for History of Physics website.
Collaborate with the Oral Historian to produce oral histories especially intended to address K-12 students and educators.
Publishing relevant research and best practices for engagement in professional journals in physics, education, and history of science.
Manage daily operations and record keeping associated with the history engagement program.
Proposal Packet Must Include: Cover letter, resume and a completed application.
What is AIP?
We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.
Why Work for AIP?
We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?
We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.
We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.
Master’s degree in history of science; Ph.D. degree preferred
Experience promoting science-based endeavors and engaging the scientific community preferred
Knowledge of best practices in public history
Knowledge of Common Core and NextGen science standards
Project management experience preferred
The American Institute of Physics is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: 1135
About American Institute of Physics
The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity.
As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that:
•Advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications;
•Enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines;
•Enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences; and
•Promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.
AIP Member Societies cover a broad range of fields in the physical sciences and collectively represent more than 120,000 scientists, engineers, educators and students in the global physical sciences community.
AIP offers authoritative information, services, and expertise in physics education and student programs, science communication, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research in physics employment and education, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and allied fields. AIP also publishes the flagship magazine Physics Today and is home to the Society of Physics Stu...dents and the Niels Bohr Library and Archives. AIP owns AIP Publishing LLC, a scholarly publisher in the physical and related sciences.
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