Educational Fellowship at the EGU – open for applications!

22 Feb

Interested in working in geoscience education and outreach? We have just the opportunity for you…

EGU Fellowships offer young scientists the opportunity to gain experience in science management and communication at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany. Fellows are strategically deployed to develop new initiatives and capabilities for long-term use by the EGU. The Educational Fellowship will last six months and can be extended for a further six months.

In September 2013, we intend to appoint a Fellow to expand the Union’s educational programme with activities that are targeted directly at school students. These activities will complement our current efforts, such as the Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshops, which are aimed primarily at teachers. The Fellow will further assist our Education Committee with an EGU-UNESCO collaboration intended to expand GIFT to Africa.

We are looking for a good team player with excellent interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills to fill this role. The successful applicant will have a masters or PhD in the Earth, space or planetary sciences, experience in science education, flexibility to travel frequently (especially to France), and an expert command of English. Preference will be given to candidates who are also proficient in French, and who are familiar with film or web-based media.

The Fellowship salary is according to the German public service pay scale and can be up to E13 TV-L, depending on expertise and experience.

Applications should include

  • A cover letter and CV
  • Two writing samples that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to communicate science to a school-age audience (blog posts, magazine or newspaper articles, etc.). An educational video or podcast can replace one of the writing samples
  • Contact details of two referees

The deadline for application is 24 March and interviews will be conducted during the 2013 EGU General Assembly, which takes place in Vienna over 7–12 April. Further details about the position and how to apply can be found here.

Feel free to contact Dr Bárbara Ferreira, the Media and Communications Manager, at media@egu.eu or on +49-89-2180-6703 if you have any questions about the position.

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