Summer Instructor

Position Overview

The Math and Science Center instructor will develop and implement content-area curriculum for high school students who are participating in a five-week educational institute at KU during the summer, and serve as a role model for participants. Classes are held Monday -Friday, June 3rd -July 5th, 2024. Orientation for instructors is tentatively scheduled for May 28 and 29, 2024. The pay rate is: $20-$25 per hour depending on qualifications. These positions are on-going temporary summer appointments. In addition, the successful candidate will adhere to the principles of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education.

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:

1 Foreign Language (American Sign Language, Latin, Italian, Japanese, etc.)
1 Math Instructor
1 Science Instructor (Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
1 English
1 Engineering, Computer Science/Programing, Coding, etc.

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 Thursday evenings from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

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 Math and Science Center Director.

5%- Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements


Required Qualifications

  1. 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of 2024 spring semester
  2. Experience tutoring, teaching, and/or instructing students as evidenced by application materials

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 consists of:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications begins March 18th and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. For first consideration, please apply by March 18th.

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.

All applicants are welcome to request reasonable accommodations for any and all portions of the search process. Please reach out to to request an accommodation.

Contact Information to Applicants

Hong Chuong

Advertised Salary Range


Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; Hours will vary

Application Review Begins

Monday March 18, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Tuesday May 28, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26931BR
  • 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:  18-Mar-2024

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