Temporary Upward Bound / Math & Science Center Instructor - 10799BR

Temporary Upward Bound / Math & Science Center Instructor

Achievement & Assessment Inst
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Applicants will be taken into consideration for one of two projects, either our Math and Science Center or Upward Bound Program.

The Upward Bound Program works with high school students who show promise in all academic areas and who show potential towards attending college. The Math and Science Center works with high school students who show promise in the areas of Math and Science and show potential towards attending college.

The Upward Bound/Math and Science Center instructor will develop and implement content-area curriculum for high school students who are participating in a six-week educational institute at KU during the summer, and serve as a role model for participants. Classes are held Monday -Friday, June 4th -July 3rd, 2018.

Orientation for instructors is tentatively scheduled for May 21st and 22nd, 2018.

The salary range is: $20-$25 per hours depending on qualifications. These positions are on-going temporary summer appointments.

Primary Objective: Prepare students in subject areas they may expect to encounter during the upcoming academic year with a focus on learning study skills that will help students succeed in these classes.

Secondary Objective: Motivate students toward college and assist in building their self-esteem and sense of achievement.

Open for the following Subject Areas:

3 - Foreign Language Instructors
3 - English Instructors
3 - Math Instructors
3 - Science Instructors
2 - Writing Instructor
2 - Engineering, Astronomy, Study Skills, Civic, etc. Instructor

Job Description

30% Develop and implement content-area curriculum/lesson plans. Execute the plans by teaching them to the participants while working independently or with a team.

20% Assess students' cognitive needs, develop a curriculum to address those needs, and provide assistance to residence hall staff in meeting participants' cognitive needs. Develop a thorough understanding of the project's overall goals and assist with a challenging program of study that will promote success and generate confidence within each student.

15% Become familiar with and closely follow program instructor policies, procedures, and use professional ethics. Identify and assist in providing resources needed to implement curriculum.

15% Complete weekly progress reports and final grade reports for each student. Maintain accurate participant attendance records. Attend all training sessions and staff meetings conducted on Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

15% Provide or make arrangements for curriculum materials such as textbooks, readers or instructional aides to be made available to student participants. Prepare and submit daily homework and/or missing assignments to the Upward Bound/Math and Science Director.

5% Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

1. 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of spring 2018 semester
2. Candidate must have strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in education.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Graduate credit
3. Experience with culturally diverse students
4. Subject area teaching expertise and experience
5. Experience with Federal TRIO Programs

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include the completed on-line application, resume, a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position, and a list of 3 references.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 6, 2018.

Your cover letter should include answers to the following questions:
  • Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position? How many hours per week will you be working?
  • Will you be taking any classes this summer?
  • Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
  • Will you have 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of the spring semester.
  • Please describe any teaching experience you may have.

Please note that all applicants chosen for an interview will be required to prepare a lesson plan in the subject area that the applicant is applying for, and execute that plan by teaching for 15-20 minutes in a mock classroom setting involving the search committee.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to consider employment opportunities at the University of Kansas. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the interview and/or the mock teaching, please contact Mr. Hong Chuong at the KU Math and Science Center phone: (785) 864-9621, email: hchuong@ku.edu five days prior to the scheduled interview.

Contact Information to Applicants

Hong Chuong
Mica Slappy

Advertised Salary Range

$20-$25 per hour, depending on qualifications

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