The Curriculum Developer is a key position of the Choices Program. The Choices Program is a national education initiative affiliated with the Brown University Department of History. The Choices Program produces content for secondary school social studies classrooms on historical and contemporary issues. Through its content and programs for teachers, the Choices Program seeks to:
Democratize knowledge and provide accessible educational resources in order to reach diverse classrooms from all corners of the United States and beyond.
Create content and programming that emphasizes building historical thinking skills.
Create curriculum materials that foster the skills for students and teachers to be critical consumers of information and engaged global citizens.
Take advantage of new research and scholarship that challenges how history is understood and provides new insight into the dynamics that shape the world.
Challenge traditional narratives and broaden understandings of history and current events.
Produce narratives that are relevant to all communities, including ones that have been underrepresented in high school social studies curriculum and programming.
The Curriculum Developer is a member of the curriculum development team and researches and writes curriculum resources for the secondary level on a range of international and historical topics. The Curriculum Developer also leads the teamâ™s multi-year effort to create a comprehensive curriculum series on U.S. history, outlining the series, and establishing a plan for completion.
Education and Experience
Bachelorâ™s Degree with 1-2 years of experience conducting original archival research and producing academic writing in the fields of with strong preference for U.S. historyâ”international relations, international affairs, and/or related fields or equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong writing skills, with an ability to write for a secondary-level audience
Knowledge of the relevant theoretical frameworks, methodologies, and content in the fields of history, international affairs, and/or related fields
Knowledge of national education standards and secondary-level pedagogy
Ability to manage multiple tasks with competing priorities
Commitment to the mission and goals of the Choices Program
Ability to give and receive feedback and work collaboratively
Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
To be considered for this position, all candidates must submit with their cover letter a short writing sample of their academic or professional work.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.
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Department of History
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Internal Number: REQ161306
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