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Chemistry Content Editor

American Institutes for Research
Virginia, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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AIR is currently seeking a Chemistry Content Editor to join our Workforce Development Program Area within AIR’s Human Services Division. 


Candidates hired for the position may work remotely with the option to work from one of AIR's offices in the Washington, DC metro area.



About AIR:

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, AIR is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance to solve some of the most urgent challenges in the U.S. and around the world. We advance evidence in the areas of education, health, the workforce, human services, and international development to create a better, more equitable world.


AIR’s commitment to diversity goes beyond legal compliance to its full integration in our strategy, operations, and work environment. At AIR, we define diversity broadly, considering everyone’s unique life and community experiences. We believe that embracing diverse perspectives, abilities/disabilities, racial/ethnic and cultural backgrounds, styles, ages, genders, gender identities and expressions, education backgrounds, and life stories drives innovation and employee engagement. Learn more about AIR's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy and hear from our staff by clicking here.

Responsibilities The Chemistry Content Editor will edit, review and write college-level test passages and items and provide content expertise to support the building of test forms for a nationally administered, high-stakes exam. The editor will work with external consultants to develop passages and items from authoring to operational usage and is responsible for ensuring the items are technically accurate, stylistically appropriate, and aligned to test specifications, as well as respond to challenges to test content.

Qualifications Education, Knowledge, and Experience:

  • PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or similar required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience teaching undergraduate-level curriculum including General Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry.
  • Item and test development experience. 


  • Excellent writing and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Effective communicator in a virtual/dispersed work environment.

Applicants selected for an interview can expect to be asked to take an assessment and provide a writing sample of test items. 

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