Content Associate, Science (12-month contract, $70/hour, 25 hours/week)

Khan Academy

Contract Position


This job is for a Content Associate in the field of science education. The role involves developing high-quality hands-on activities for high school chemistry and/or physics classrooms, ensuring alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and prioritizing the use of widely accessible materials. The ideal candidate should have classroom teaching experience, content development experience in science, and a strong intuition for student learning.

What you'll do

  • Work with the content team to develop creative hands-on activities for high school chemistry and/or physics classrooms
  • Create high-quality content on schedule, designing and developing NGSS-aligned activities by mix-and-matching SEP's, DCI's, and CCCs to produce a meaningful, 3D activity
  • Develop hand-on-experiences that prioritize the use of widely accessible materials as much as possible
  • Apply knowledge of andragogy to design hands-on activity guides and learning materials to support teachers in executing student activities


  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Proven ability to create high-impact learning content in your discipline (minimum of 2 years of content development experience in science, high school level chemistry or physics)
  • Strong intuition for how students like to learn and insight into common misconceptions (minimum of 2 years of relevant teaching/tutoring experience)
  • Experience and aptitude working with the Next Generation Science Standards to ensure alignment
  • Desire to leverage online tools to publish quickly, gather user feedback, and iterate on content
  • Impeccable command of written communication, an energetic can-do attitude as a fluent and efficient content creator, a keen editorial eye for high-quality text in exercises and articles, and a knack for both giving and receiving feedback
  • Meticulous attention to detail and time management skills
  • Project management skills (e.g. fluent with Google docs and spreadsheets and other tools) and a willingness to learn new tools
  • A passion for education and a desire to change the world
  • An advanced degree in a science discipline
  • Expertise in more than one science domain (for example, expertise in physics and chemistry, or expertise in physics and biology)


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Mountain View, CA / Remote friendly (US + Canada Only)

Contract Length

12 Months


The compensation for this position is not listed.


next generation science standards google docs and spreadsheets

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