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Job opportunity at the EGU Executive Office: Educational Fellow

22 February 2013

EGU Fellowships offer young scientists the opportunity to gain experience in science management and communication in a large scientific union through a targeted assignment at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany. Fellows are strategically deployed to develop new initiatives and capabilities for long-term use by the EGU. Fellowships last six months and can be extended for a further six months.

In 2013, we intend to appoint a Fellow to expand the Union’s educational programme with activities that are targeted directly at school students. These activities will complement our current efforts, such as the Geosciences Information for Teachers workshop (GIFT), which are aimed primarily at teachers. The Fellow will further assist our Education Committee with an EGU-UNESCO collaboration intended to expand GIFT to Africa.

We are looking for a good team player with excellent interpersonal, organisational, and communication skills to fill this role. The successful applicant will have a masters or PhD in the Earth, space or planetary sciences, experience in science education, flexibility to travel frequently (especially to France), and an expert command of English. Preference will be given to candidates who are also proficient in French, and who are familiar with film or web-based media.

The Fellow will be based at the EGU Executive Office in Munich, Germany, and will work under the direction of the EGU Media and Communications Manager, the EGU Executive Secretary, and the EGU Education Committee Chair initially for six months starting in September 2013. Remuneration is according to the German public service pay scale and can be up to E13 TV-L, depending on expertise and experience.

Applications should include

  • Cover letter and CV
  • Two writing samples that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to communicate science to a school-age audience (blog posts, magazine or newspaper articles, etc.). An educational video or podcast can replace one of the writing samples
  • Contact details of two referees

Informal enquiries can be made to the Media and Communications Manager, Dr Bárbara Ferreira at or +49-89-2180-6703. Applications should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF file, with any video or audio files attached separately, to Dr Bárbara Ferreira by 24 March.

Interviews for this post will be conducted at the 2013 EGU General Assembly, taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 7–12 April.


Bárbara Ferreira
EGU Media and Communications Manager
Munich, Germany
Tel: +49-89-2180-6703


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