[pccgrads] Summer Graduate Teaching Opportunities--ACT NOW!

UWPCC uwpcc at uw.edu
Thu Jun 12 09:18:32 PDT 2014

The University of Washington Math Science Upward Bound (MSUB) Program seeks
Instructors to teach two classes during our Summer Academy. Job
Descriptions for these position are attached. MSUB is an outreach program in
the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity on the UW Campus that helps
low-income and potential first-generation college students excel in high
school, get accepted to college, and graduate with a STEM degree.

. The first position is for a Study Section Instructor to teach a
class to high school students to support our Summer STEM Seminar Lecture
series. The MSUB STEM Seminar Series is designed to offer students an
introduction to different STEM fields, a glimpse into original research, and
insight into careers in STEM fields. The Study Section Instructors attend
the Seminar Series lectures and teach one hour study sections to support
the lectures. Study Section Instructors help students understand the content
of the lectures and develop good study skills, lead them in hands-on
activities and work on group projects, and accompany students on lab and
facilities tours. Teaching commitment is 2 hours per day (8:30-10:40) plus
prep time. The Curriculum for this class will be provided by MSUB Program.

. The second position is for a Science Elective Instructor to
develop or provide and deliver an engaging curriculum for an elective
Science class for high school students that includes hands-on and lab
activities and encourages active learning. The topic for the class is to be
determined by the Instructor in consultation with the Program Director. The
goal of the class is provide students with an overview of the topic and an
introduction to the research literature and research methods in the field.
Teaching commitment is 1 hour per day (10:50-11:50) plus prep time.

The ideal candidate for these positions would be a graduate student or
postdoc in a STEM field with teaching experience and a commitment to
outreach and diversity. A B.S. or B.A. in a STEM field is required. All
candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check.
Candidates from underrepresented groups or those from low-income/first
generation backgrounds or with experience in working with these populations
are encouraged to apply. The University of Washington is an equal
opportunity employer.

The goal of the summer program, held on the UW campus, is to help prepare
students for the demands of college and advance their academic and personal
development. The six week summer program runs from June 30th to August 8th,
with classes held 4 days per week. Compensation for each of these positions
is $1,400 to $1,600 depending on background and experience. For more
information or to apply, please send a CV or resume to David Wolczyk, at
<mailto:dwolczyk at u.washington.edu> dwolczyk at u.washington.edu.

Dave Wolczyk


Math Science Upward Bound


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