Summer Instructional Specialist

Position Overview

The University of Kansas McNair Scholars Program is seeking an Instructional Specialist. The successful candidate is an individual committed, in theory and practice, to the principles of equitable educational opportunities and who can fully incorporate this goal into the services provided for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented minority college students. The Instructional Specialist will work with undergraduate students engaged in group and individual instruction for the New Revised GRE test. Including preparing students for analytical writing test and building their academic writing. The Instructional Specialist reports to the Director of the McNair Scholars Program.

Job Description

  • 70% - Provide group-instruction of the GRE quantitative, qualitative test preparation, and analytical writing, including preparing curriculum, selecting study/learning materials.
  • 15% - Provide assessment of the GRE test (pre-test, ongoing assessment of progress, and post-test)
  • 10% - Provide individual tutoring for McNair Scholars and monitor individual progress (quantitative, qualitative and analytical writing sections)
  • 5% - Other duties assigned by program director, including encourage and support McNair scholar Program’s mission of preparing underrepresented students for graduate study.

Position Requirements

This position will be on-site.

Required Qualifications

  1. Have earned a Bachelor’s degree in any field
  2. Minimum 90th percentile score on the GRE
  3. Previous experience providing tutoring/teaching equivalent to no less than one semester.
  4. Ability to maintain organized, detail-oriented records and documentation as evidenced by application materials and verifiable with previous employer(s) (i.e. attendance, assignments, student grades, logs of tutoring sessions, and appointment logs, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Excellent presentation skills
  2. Previous GRE instruction/tutoring experience to no less than one semester
  3. Previous teaching or tutoring experience with large groups
  4. Evidence of active and ongoing classroom management as demonstrated by application materials and verifiable with previous employer(s)
  5. Experience communicating effectively with diverse groups
  6. Demonstrated mastery of all GRE test portions
  7. Knowledge of the GRE’s purpose, content, structure and scoring system
  8. Previous experience with TRIO students or similar population
  9. Previous experience with TRIO students or similar population

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.

Contact Information to Applicants

Mulubrhan Lemma –

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Work Schedule

Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 – 4:00pm and office hours (held at the discretion of the instructor)

Application Review Begins

Thursday April 13, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday June 19, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  24702BR
  • Department:  Achievement & Assessment Inst
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Temporary
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  13-Apr-2023

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