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Physics Course Writer

What you'll do:

As a Physics Course Writer, you will design interactive problem sets that introduce fundamental principles of physics ranging from classical mechanics to nonequilibrium thermodynamics to wind energy. You'll play a key role in the growth and evolution of an exceptional body of content.

Specifically, you will:

  • Write delightful content and questions that introduce and explain physics concepts from first principles, and connect common experience with abstractions.
  • Provide a sense of what makes a concept interesting, what it means, and what it implies about the natural world.
  • Develop a narrative voice that empowers learners while distilling complex topics down to their components.
  • Work with the design team to create effective, beautiful images to illuminate concepts.

This is a remote work position.

 

You:

  • Are knowledgeable about frontiers of active learning.
  • Are something of a generalist when it comes to science (and physics in particular).
  • Want to communicate the sense of wonder that comes from a broad and deep knowledge of physics to sharp, engaged learners who may be just starting out.
  • Are familiar with modern interpretations of science (information theory, networks, computation), and are comfortable using them to frame concepts as appropriate.
  • Wish the ghost of Feynman was expanding his legendary series to all of science, taking advantage of the intervening format breakthroughs since the time of his death.
  • Have an excellent sense of what makes an explanation or example great.
  • Have a strong command of English grammar and usage.
  • Can work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

To land an interview, please include (in addition to your resume):

  • A problem set that teaches a topic with active problem solving. The set should have narrative voice and interstitial passages that put the problems and results into context, and ultimately tell a story. Topics of a suitable scope: work energy theorem, Betz limit, random walk, Boltzmann factors, etc. The target audience is sharp, engaged learners who aren’t experts in the field.
  • Past activity writing problems, solutions, or wiki pages on Brilliant. Send us your profile link! (if you haven’t used Brilliant that’s okay, but take a look around before applying).

 

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