Summer Instructor - 24283BR

Summer Instructor

Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

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 5th -July 7th, 2023. Orientation for instructors is tentatively scheduled for May 22 and 23, 2023. The pay rate is: $20-$25 per hours 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, 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. High School Diploma/GED Equivalent.
  2. 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of 2023 spring semester.
  3. 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:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin on 03/20/2023 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. To ensure first consideration, apply by 03/20/2023

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

$20.00 - $25.00 per hour

Work Schedule

Monday- Friday, hours will vary

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Posting ID:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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