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Chemical Demonstration Specialist (Education Program Specialist)

Company: Penn State University
Location: State University
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


  • CURRENT PENN STATE EMPLOYEE (faculty, staff, technical service, or student), please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

    • CURRENT PENN STATE STUDENT (not employed previously at the university) and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process. Please do not apply here, apply internally through Workday.

      • If you are NOT a current employee or student, please click "Apply" and complete the application process for external applicants.


        The Pennsylvania State University Department of Chemistry is seeking a candidate for an Education Program Specialist. This position serves as a Chemical Demonstration Specialist for the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Program.

        Duties include:
        • preparing and presenting materials for chemical demonstrations in lectures to enrich classroom learning
        • developing and communicating ideas utilizing media for lectures
        • consulting with faculty members on course content and developing creative ideas for demo options to focus on interactive learning; purchasing supplies needed to perform demos
        • collaborating with employees in machine shop and electronics shop on support services they can provide
        • developing molecular models and equipment used in lectures
        • reviewing and maintaining course materials to assess current and future instructional needs

          This position participates in more than 42 courses in the fall, spring, and summer. Understanding of basic chemistry concepts highly desired.

          Education and Experience:

          This position will be filled as a level 1. This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus 1 year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

          The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


          Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

          Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

          EEO IS THE LAW

          Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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          Penn State is committed to the health of our local and global communities. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to comply with COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements. Click on Penn State Covid-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements to learn about the requirements as well as general COVID-19 information at Penn State.

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          University Park, PA

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