Honorary position available on European Universe Awareness (5-6 hours/week)
The European Universe Awareness (EU-UNAWE) programme uses the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to inspire young children, particularly those from an underprivileged background, to develop an interest in science and technology and to foster a sense of global citizenship. EU-UNAWE is an IAU-endorsed programme, which is funded by the European Union.
About the role:
The Resources Editor will primarily be responsible for evaluating EU-UNAWE educational resources via a peer-review process. This is an unpaid position, but EU-UNAWE will cover the expenses for the Resources Editor to attend some relevant meetings and conferences, including trips to the EU-UNAWE International Office at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Essential criteria for the successful applicant:
- Experience in science education ??? preferably in astronomy
- Knowledge of current materials available for astronomy or science education
- Creative and full of ideas for new educational resources for EU-UNAWE
The Resources Editor will:
- Write reports evaluating the quality of EU-UNAWE educational resources and assist in developing guidelines regarding educational resources and repositories
- Assemble a network of contacts to peer review EU-UNAWE educational resources, and source producers of educational resources
- Develop new educational resources and ensure existing materials are catalogued and updated
- Liaise with resource providers and peer reviewers
- Report to the EU-UNAWE International Project Manager
The EU-UNAWE expects the Resources Editor to dedicate around 5-6 hours/week to the role. This is an unpaid position. Additional personnel support (such as an Assistant Editor) will be considered, if necessary
Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV by 15 July 2011 to Pedro Russo, EU-UNAWE International Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org Informal enquires regarding the position are welcome and should be sent to the same email address.