Upward Bound Instructor - 21235BR

Upward Bound Instructor

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

Position Overview

The Upward Bound Programs works with high school students who show promise in all academic areas and who show potential towards attending college. Each Summer, the Upward Bound programs conduct a Non-Bridge six-week residential program (rising 9th - rising 12th graders), who are from Douglas, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Turner school districts.

The Upward Bound Programs instructor will develop and implement content-area curriculum for high school students who are participating in a residential six-week educational institute at KU during the summer, and serve as a role model for participants. Classes are held Monday -Thursday, June 13 –July 7, 2022. Orientation for instructors is tentatively scheduled for May 20, 2022.

The pay rate is: $20-$25 per hours depending on qualifications. These positions are temporary summer appointments. 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:
2 Science Instructors

Job Description

  • 50% - Develop and implement content-area curriculum/lesson plans. Execute the plans by teaching them to the participants while working independently or with a team, Monday-Thursday.
  • 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. Provide opportunities for hands-on STEM activities. Assist in securing STEM professionals to further expand the participant’s knowledge of STEM application (STEM instructors ONLY)
  • 10% - Complete weekly progress reports and final grade reports for each student. Maintain accurate participant attendance records. Attend all training sessions and staff meetings.
  • 10% - 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 Assistant Directors.
  • 5% - Become familiar with and closely follow program instructor policies, procedures, and use professional ethics. Identify and assist in providing resources needed to implement curriculum.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

This position is on-site: The format of this work may change depending on state, university, and local regulations regarding Covid-19.

Required Qualifications

  • 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of spring 2022 semester
  • Experience tutoring, teaching, and/or instructing students as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate credit
  • Experience with culturally diverse students
  • Subject area teaching expertise and experience
  • Experience with Federal TRIO Programs
  • Available to teach, June 13-July 7, Monday-Thursday

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • Completed online application
  • Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
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 over the summer? If so, please provide tentative schedule.
  • Will you be available to teach Monday-Thursday, June 13 – July 7? Please indicate if you are available the following “shifts” 8:00 am-noon or noon-4:30pm? If neither of these time frames work, please provide your availability.
  • 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.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application review for this position begins on March 4th, preference will be given to applications received by this date.

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 10-15 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 Ms. Marilynn Chavez at phone: (785) 864-0111, email: marilynnchavez@ku.edu five days prior to the scheduled interview.

Contact Information to Applicants

Upward Bound Programs at ub_ubms@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $20 per hour-Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Monday-Thursday; various hours

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Employee Class:
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