Gilder Job Description Sample
The Postdoctoral Fellow will carry out original scientific research in fields related to the interests of curatorial faculty member Denton S. Ebel. Specifically, research that uses the meteorite and/or sedimentary record to understand what chondrite meteorites reveal about the early solar system, and/or what impact ejecta reveal about Earth history (75% commitment). In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will teach/mentor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School's Master of Arts in Teaching for Earth Science Teachers (25% commitment).
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Carry out scientific research.
Write scholarly peer-reviewed papers on the results of the research
Present scientific results at professional meetings, scientific institutions, and when appropriate to the media and popular audiences.
Participate in departmental affairs, including organizing visiting scholar seminars.
Support an innovative Master-of-Arts in Teaching (MAT) program designed to educate teacher candidates in both the science and pedagogy required to successfully teach the New York State Regents Earth sciences curriculum, which includes about 50% Earth history topics. Field experience is an advantage in this regard.
Perform a lead role in the Summer Practicum of RGGS MAT program, including: Organizing activities on site and during field excursions. Advising, assisting and grading students in Practicum research projects. Presenting educational progress at professional meetings. Carrying out other MAT scientific staff responsibilities as defined in the Program.
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