West Virginia University (WVU) Upward Bound (UB) is hiring instructors to teach non-credit academic courses in Math, English, and Foreign Languages during the Six-Week Summer Residential Program. The summer program is split into 3-week sessions, with the first session running from June 26th-July 14th, and the second session running from July 17th-August 4th.
Instructors are expected to teach at least one 3-week session, and in some cases, may be able to teach all 6 weeks. In addition to the teaching requirement, instructors are required to attend at least 2 planning meetings before the summer program begins.
For Foreign Languages, instructors are specifically being sought to teach a Greek/Latin course in the context of content vocabulary development in math and science (i.e. using knowledge of Greek/Latin to decipher unfamiliar words and phrases in math and science courses). Applications to teach other languages will also be accepted, as UB strives to hire the most qualified instructors, and the summer program curriculum can be adjusted to accommodate the instructors.
The English and Math instructor positions will be filled by previous UB instructors if they choose to return and are not guaranteed to have openings. However, applications are still being accepted for these positions, and all applicants will receive equal consideration.
The hiring range for 6 weeks for all instructors is $1,500-$2,000, based on experience and available funding, with the 3 week hiring range being $750-$1,000.
WVU UB is a federally-funded college access program that works with students from Clay-Battelle, Grafton, and Preston high schools to help them overcome academic, social, and cultural barriers to higher education. UB participants will be first generation college students and/or their family income is at or below 150% of the federal poverty line; two-thirds of UB students must be both first-generation college and low-income. While the UB grant is funded to serve 59 students, typically 20-30 students attend in the summer.
The Summer Program is designed to give students a taste of college life. To help hone the necessary skills to be successful in college, students take non-credit academic courses in Math, Literature and Composition, Science, and Foreign Languages. While the course content should be developmentally appropriate for high school students, instructional methods should be interactive and creative and mirror the college classroom environment. The course dates and times will be similar to a regular 3-credit college course length (2-4 hours per week in class), but the schedule can be adjusted to meet programmatic and instructors’ needs. All classes are taught on WVU’s main campuses (downtown and Evansdale) in Morgantown, WV.
The Instructors are responsible for tailoring the curriculum to meet the needs of the UB program, integrating program themes into the coursework, developing pre- and post-tests to measure student learning outcomes, and completing paperwork as required by federal guidelines and regulations. Preference is given to applicants with previous teaching experience on a collegiate or high school level. Experience working with diverse student populations and knowledge of the special issues and obstacles that face first-generation college and/or low-income students is also preferred.
UB is funded by the Title IV TRIO grant from the US Department of Education. UB is an Equal Opportunity in Education project, and therefore, does not discriminate of the basis of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or disability. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, short statement of your teaching philosophy, and contact information for two references to UpwardBound@mail.wvu.edu or email@example.com by Friday, March 17, 2017 (priority deadline), or by Friday, March 31, 2017 (regular deadline).Applicants may also apply for this position through MountaineerTRAK (Job ID: 6011). For additional information, please call 304-293-6199.