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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Environmental Ed. Online Learning Specialist

So far from me! Michele


POSITION: Environmental Education Outreach Online Learning Specialist and Implementer Post-Doctoral Associate, full-time position, 40 hrs/wk, non-tenure track

STARTING DATE:By October 15, 2013

This position is an “outreach post-doc” in that the successful candidate will provide guidance and  leadership in enhancing the online learning opportunities of a major environmental education outreach project. The online courses and related learning opportunities are being offered through EPA’s National Environmental Education Training Program—“EECapacity”—in collaboration with the Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab. Specific duties include:

  • Develop and implement two new online courses: (1) Environmental Education: Finding Common Ground with Faith-Based, Military, and the Professional Sports Communities and (2) Environmental Education: Facing the Reality of Climate Change.
  • Implement one previously developed online course: Measuring Environmental Education Outcomes.
  • Investigate and recommend online platforms and pedagogical strategies appropriate for different types of online classes and related learning opportunities being offered through EECapacity and Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab.
  • Review the entire suite of online courses being offered through EECapacity and work with supervisor to upgrade course materials (e.g., through adding multi-media components) and to convert courses to self-taught format with accompanying opportunities for social networking.
  • Develop long-term online learning and business model for continuation of all EECapacity online courses beyond EPA funding.
Supervisor of individual hired will provide many of the materials for course development based on existing EECapacity and EPA resources, although person hired will be expected to seek out additional learning resources. Key participants in online courses include professionals in environmental education; youth and community development; museums, botanic gardens and zoos; and natural resources management, including in cities. University students also commonly enroll in EECapacity online courses. Thus far, EECapacity has developed or is developing 7 online courses. Individual hired will work with supervisor and online course assistant to enhance these courses and convert them to self-learning format as appropriate. Team participation with the EECapacity leadership group and Civic Ecology Lab graduate students and staff  is expected.  Appointment is one year. Location: Although living in or near Ithaca NY is preferable, supervisor will consider applicants living elsewhere who have a solid plan for ongoing communication and progress updates for supervisor. Through being part of EECapacity, position provides an opportunity to work with a national network of researchers and practitioners at the forefront of environmental education scholarship and practice, including in cities.

Applicants are to submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts, and the names and addresses of three references as one PDF file to: Dr. Marianne E Krasny, Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Fernow Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853. <> . Application deadline is September 15 2013.


·         PhD in environmental education or related field (e.g., education, natural resources, communication, environmental psychology)
·         Demonstrated ability to develop and implement environmental education and/or related courses
·         Familiarity with online learning and associated platforms and technologies
·         Familiarity with use of multi-media resources in online learning
·         Familiarity with educational evaluation and research (preferred)
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.
Primary Location
-United States
-Natural Resources

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