Science Curriculum Developer

If you love thinking about the best way to support students in figuring out phenomena using the three dimensions, we’d love to have you come work with us! We are a highly collaborative team working on designing and revising high-quality NGSS K–8 instructional materials.

This a fully remote position. We are especially seeking expertise in elementary science, integrating science and literacy, and NGSS assessment.

We have positions open for science curriculum developers and assessment developers.

The Learning Design Group within the Center for K-12 Science at the Lawrence Hall of Science develops, disseminates, and implements innovative programs promoting deep and equitable science learning for students grades TK-8. Our NGSS-designed high-quality instructional materials reach more than 5 million students nationwide and have received top ratings from EdReports.

Position Description

The Science Curriculum Developer position within The Learning Design Group involves working as part of a highly collaborative team to design, revise, and support the implementation of high-quality instructional materials. This position may be performed remotely anywhere within the United States and fully remote candidates will be considered.

  • Analyzes science standards and translates standards into learning goals and unit foundations.
  • Implements design frameworks and pedagogical approaches in the design and development of new science curriculum content, including teacher and student materials.
  • Evaluates and revises existing instructional materials based on student/teacher/administrator feedback and data.
  • Tests activities in classrooms.
  • Professional development/other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Understanding of three-dimensional, phenomenon-driven teaching and learning as specified by the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. 
  • Ability to manage complex work and achieve specified goals under time and resource constraints. 
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in diverse groups across a variety of contexts. 
  • Thorough and effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Skill in using business software systems in the completion of work assignments; e.g., Google Suite, Miro,, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, cloud-based file storage systems.

Education and Training 

Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expertise in K–5 science education. 
  • Classroom teaching experience. 
  • Experience developing instructional materials. 
  • Working knowledge of Amplify Science curriculum. 

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Supporting multilingual learners.
  • Designing for or working with historically marginalized populations.
  • Physical science.
  • Earth and space science.
  • Integration of science and literacy.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 3/24/2024

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and work sample as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application. The work sample should represent your skills in science instructional materials design. The ideal sample would be a sample of instructional materials, including both teacher and student materials, on which you were the lead writer. If the sample represents collaborative work, please clarify on the sample or in your cover letter. Please limit the sample to no more than 10 pages.