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Below is the full list of NAGT's current news items and community announcements, beginning with the most recent. If you would like to narrow your view to just national news or a particular section's news, use the links in the box on the right side of the page. You can also view the online supplement to current and past issues of In the Trenches, the NAGT Career Hub, past issues of the e-News Magazine, and more using the links in the navigation menu on the left side of the page.

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Two Fixed-Term Geoscience Faculty Positions - East Carolina University
Posted: Nov 30 2018
Two fixed-term positions: (1) A two-year position teaching geomorphology, organizing/co-teaching an existing field course, and overseeing TAs teaching intro-level physical geology labs; and (2) A one-year position teaching intro-level courses (physical geology, oceanography, environmental geology) and overseeing online (distance education) oceanography labs.
Three Full-Time Positions at University of West Florida
Posted: Nov 20 2018
The Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering (HMCSE) at the University of West Florida (UWF) in Pensacola, Florida, invites applications for three full-time 12-month positions in STEM education.
NAGT Executive Director
Posted: Nov 14 2018
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is seeking a qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director to begin early summer 2019.
2018 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award Winners Announced
Posted: Oct 18 2018
The winners of the 2018 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Awards have been announced on the NAGT website. Please join us in congratulating this year's winners for their incredible efforts toward advancing Earth science education!
Research Assistant or Research Associate in Geosciences and/or Geoscience Educational Research
Posted: Oct 11 2018
The Research Assistant/Associate will work in our Concord, MA office with senior research personnel and be responsible for reviewing literature, developing research-grounded curriculum materials, conducting classroom observations, data collection and data analysis, supporting teacher workshops, and writing papers. The Research Assistant/Associate will contribute to research on novel learning materials that integrate computer-based Earth systems simulation models with data visualization tools in an online learning environment to help students achieve a deeper understanding of core ideas in geology, geohazards, and environmental sciences.
Assistant Professor of Geology, Utah Valley University
Posted: Sep 20 2018
Tenure track position at Utah Valley University in geoscience education, focused on teaching lower division Earth science courses.
Paleontology and Historical Geology Full-Time Lecturer (non-tenure-track)
Posted: Aug 29 2018
Tufts University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences to begin September 1st 2019. This position is for a 1-year initial contract with possibility of continued renewal of multiyear contracts, and it is included in the union for full-time lecturers (Service Employees International Union).
NAGT Search for Executive Director
Posted: Aug 10 2018

NAGT is seeking a qualified person to serve as the Association's Executive Director to begin August 2019.

NAGT's mission is to support a diverse, inclusive, and thriving community of educators and education researchers to improve teaching and learning about the Earth. NAGT represents the collective voice of K-12 teachers, college and university faculty, and informal educators in museums and science centers who share a vision to build geoscience expertise and an Earth-literate society through high-quality education. We seek an exceptional Executive Director to build on past successes and to provide strategic leadership to guide NAGT toward new opportunities for growth.

To learn more about the position and instructions to apply, visit this website.

David McConnell Publishes Article on InTeGrate in Earth Magazine
Posted: Feb 20 2018
David McConnell of North Carolina State University published an article on InTeGrate in the latest issue of Earth magazine. Titled, "Making the first (and last) geoscience class count," the article calls attention to opportunities within introductory geoscience courses to address grand societal challenges that are rooted in the geosciences, thus helping students develop "an appreciation for the global perspective, cultural sensitivity and scientific insight that inform decisions regarding the challenges humans will face in the future."