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[TEACHING / GIG] Physical Computing Instructor, K12 STEM Education at NYU School of Engineering

The Center for K12 STEM Education at NYU School of Engineering is seeking a graduate student instructor for our high school course on physical computing, electronics and mechanical systems, Creativity in Engineering, Science and Technology (CrEST).  Students at the NYU School of Engineering or at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program will be particularly qualified for this position.  CrEST is a 60-hour course which will be taught on the School of Engineering’s campus in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturdays from mid-February through Mid-June.  Please see for the full curriculum and more information. This will be the second run of the CrEST course.
Participating high school students attend the course free-of-charge, as part of a grant funded program the Center runs in collaboration with The After School Corporation. High school students completing CrEST go on over summer 2014 to teach in a paid position a modified version of the program to middle school students in publicly funded summer camps around New York City.  High school students are given ‘pop-up’ lab equipment for the camps to conduct these activities.
Interested students in excellent academic standing are encouraged to apply.  Please send a short note and your resume to Ben Esner, the Center’s director, at  Applications and interviews will be taken on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so please do not delay submitting your materials.
Time Commitment and Compensation:
  • This position pays up to $15/hour, depending on the experience of the successful candidate
  • We estimate the total time commitment for this position at between 120 and 150 hours.  This includes paid time to prepare to teach.
    • Approximately 30 hours in January 2014 to prepare for classes which begin in mid-February, and to prepare for and attend a high school student recruitment event (January 21 at 5pm)
    • Approximately 80 hours in instructional time from Mid-February through Mid-June (~60 hours of instruction and ~20 hours for classroom set-up and clean-up after each session).  Please refer to the calendar posted at for exact session dates.
    • Approximately 20 hours during the project for meetings and reporting
    • Approximately 10 hours participating in pedagogy training which will be conducted for high school students by an outside consultant
We are seeking candidates that:
  • Are in good academic standing
  • May have experience teaching, mentoring or working with young people
  • May possess an existing mastery of CrEST’s curricular content: Arduino programming, physical computing, basic electronics and circuits, and mechanical systems
 To apply:
Email short note and resumer to 
Ben Esner, Director, K-12 STEM Education at the Polytechnic Institute at New York University –