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The Science Teacher • High School


Looking for an opportunity to shape high school science education on a national scale?

The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is in search of a veteran educator to serve as the next Field Editor of The Science Teacher.




The Field Editor’s responsibilities include:
  • Identifying essential topics for our high school teacher journal;
  • Soliciting articles on these topics from a genuinely diverse mix of engaged educators and columnists; and
  • Overseeing the manuscript review process to ensure articles demonstrate good sense, exemplary safety practices, scientific accuracy, classroom usefulness, and alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Field Editor has ultimate responsibility for the journal’s content, and therefore must aim high to illustrate best practices while including the everyday activities most likely to achieve our goal of “...excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.”

The ideal candidate is an organized, articulate, and effective educator, team player, and communicator who can tap into a network of exemplary secondary level science educators. In particular, the successful candidate must have the following qualifications:

  • Experience as a classroom teacher of science (high school);
  • Be an active NSTA member with demonstrated familiarity of The Science Teacher or other similar education journals;
  • A solid science background with a working knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Insight into enduring objectives and current trends in science education;
  • Ability to network in search of suitable content for the journal; and
  • Ability to communicate effectively with authors as well as NSTA members, committees, board of directors, and staff.

This is a part-time, three-year appointment, renewable for additional terms. Travel required (NSTA conferences). Stipend and training provided.

Application Deadline: 
July 15, 2024

To apply, e-mail a concise vita and a letter that specifies related experience and background to the Journals Director, Peter Lindeman (



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