Applications are invited for a 12-month (renewable) doctoral assistantship as part of the Science Literacy Initiative and NE Collaborative for Food, Energy, & Water Education (NC-FEW) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The position focuses on climate education in high school science classrooms through a new, 4-year, NSF-funded project - High School Students' Climate Literacy Through Epistemology of Scientific Modeling (DRL 1720838). This mixed-methods, design-based research and development project involves the iterative design, implementation, and study of a 6-week climate science module for secondary science classrooms designed around EzGCM (Easy Global Climate Modeling), a web-based climate modeling suite.  In partnership with Columbia University and NE school districts, the individual in this position will be afforded opportunities to contribute to and collaborate with the PIs and project team members on curriculum development, classroom-based education research, teacher professional development, and dissemination through conference presentations, workshops, and peer-reviewed publications.  Candidates for this position should possess a strong disciplinary background in science and secondary science education.  Four years of funding is available for the position, pending satisfactory performance of assigned duties.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please see the full position description attached.  Please submit inquiries about the position to Cory Forbes at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  To apply, applicants should email a letter of interest describing their background, interest, qualifications, and future goals, a resume/curriculum vitae, 2 writing samples, and names of 3 references to Dr. Forbes via email. Pdf