Program Director, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Research

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive



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1200 New York Avenue NW
United States


Who We Are


"The advancement of science should be the chief concern of a nation that would conserve and increase the welfare of its people."

-James McKeen Cattell, former AAAS President and Editor of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. For over a century, AAAS has been a force for science, from helping to establish science as a credible field in the 19th century to using satellite imaging technology to document human rights abuses in 2007. We are recognized as the world’s largest general scientific society and the proud publisher of the Science family of journals. Past presidents have included astronomer Edward Charles Pickering, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and biologist Stephen Jay Gould. Our mission is centered on the belief that STEM research and education can help solve many of the challenges the world faces today.


AAAS is a culture steeped in history, but adaptive to change and new ideas. We recognize the hard work of our employees and encourage the development of our staff. Our colleagues represent an array of expertise from scholarly publishing to digital marketing, educational research to government relations, all with a shared focus on mission. At AAAS, you are part of a talented team, dedicated to advancing science and serving society.

Work With Us

We have an exciting full-time opportunity for a Program Director, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Research in our Washington, DC office. This individual will work with the Education and Human Resources team to develop resources and online tools for a community of preservice STEM education researchers and practitioners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Develop and write website content and regularly publish newsletters highlighting research at minority-serving institutions and STEM workforce skills development
  • Search, review, summarize and analyze literature and production of annotated bibliographies related to STEM and pre-service teacher education
  • Write research briefs and policy papers and/or reports
  • Publish in refereed journals and other scholarly outlets, and communicate research in professional and public outlets
  • Perform administrative functions primarily connected with the project’s area of research and content
  • Attend meetings associated with the project and attend other meetings as appropriate
  • Co-manage conference – including facilitating reviews of conference papers and abstracts with Program Officers and reviewers
  • Co-manage small workshops and meetings, including setting-up online registration, travel and travel awards for conferences and serves as liaison, including maintaining databases, coordinating with the AAAS travel agency, responding to questions, and developing FAQs
  • Additional duties as assigned

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of a PhD in Science/Mathematics/Technology/Engineering, STEM Education, or Education related field 
  • Seven to ten years’ experience in critical analysis, literature search and review in STEM education research and practice
  • Demonstrated experience working with leading science and education organizations and STEM education experts, nationally and internationally
  • Experience with publishing conference products (summaries, program books etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal, writing, and communication skills
  • Strong computer skills, including databases and uploading online content to websites
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage diverse sets of data
  • Ability to work effectively and conduct collaborative research as a member of an interdisciplinary team

Application Process


Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position by April 10, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If we think you might be a good fit for the role, we will contact you with next steps.


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Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

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