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Apply now Department: 3670045160 Kansas Industrial Extension Sv
Job no: 517330
Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Engineering
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Kansas Energy Program (KEP), from Kansas State University Engineering Extension, invites applications for the full-time, on-site required, position of Instructor (energy educator). The Instructor will travel and provide energy related resources, equipment, and NGSS-aligned lessons to Kansas teachers  and the public. The Instructor will be responsible for planning, organizing, facilitating, and teaching lessons created and provided by the Kansas Energy Program.  While on-site work is required, flexibility with remote work is possible. Travel is anticipated to be 20% or less with majority of travel located within Kansas and not requiring overnight stays.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Plan, coordinate, promote, teach and evaluate energy-related lessons and activities. Programming will include but is not limited to: community outreach programs, after-school programs, school enrichment programs, and public events.
  • Distribute, collect and report on program evaluations, participant engagement, and equipment deliveries.
  • Assist and collaborate with the ongoing Benchmarking Project curricula and revisions.
  • Assist in website maintenance for Educators.
  • Performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or education-related discipline, particularly science-related.
  • Experience working with youth across multiple age groups in both formal and informal settings. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Science-, Engineering-, or Education-related discipline.
  • 5+ years or more of education experience.
  • Hold a current Kansas teaching license.
  • Familiarity with the Next Generation Science Standards and Energy Curricula.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work with minimal supervision while balancing multiple projects.
  • Possess computer skills including email, internet, and Microsoft Office Programs.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, teachers, students, and Kansas Energy Program sponsors and partners.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Submit electronic copies of cover letter, resume, examples of applicant's writing, 3 references familiar with your professional training and/or experience (including their names, e-mail and post office addresses and phone numbers).  

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately.  For best consideration, apply by May 31, 2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$45,000 - $55,000 annually  


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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