Upward Bound Instructor

Requisition Number FAC - 201000000234
Job Title Upward Bound Instructor
Job Description
The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Upward Bound Instructor.

The University - the first four-year public institution of higher education in the city - seeks an individual who will help shape the character of a 21st century, teaching-focused university. Candidates should be able to express enthusiastic support for the mission of the university to transform the lives of students, families and communities by providing high-quality, student-focused education in preparation for tomorrow's careers, and its vision to create the place of choice where students are inspired to learn, faculty are inspired to teach and the community is inspired to support. For more information about the university, go to: http://untdallas.edu/

To serve as Instructor for the Upward Bound Math and Science Center during the Summer Residential Institute. The summer program involves instructing student grades 9 - 11 in academic and/or elective subjects for added learning and preparation for MSE careers. Innovative, hands-on activities, and creative curriculums and various technology use are encouraged.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Utilize Course Objectives provided for the class.
  • Administering pretests, posttests and evaluations.
  • Planning, teaching and preparing materials for classes.
  • Evaluates student and group performance.
  • Complete performance outcome assessments
  • Recommends program improvements.
  • Attend regularly scheduled Staff Meetings.
  • Participate in Program Awards Ceremonies activities.
  • Performs related duties as required.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree with concentration in the field of learning development and/or in the assigned teaching field.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
  • Organizational skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective rapport with students and faculty.
  • Sensitive to students' abilities and needs. * Be able to provide hands-on activities and research opportunities/ideas.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:
  • Prior experience working with or teaching high school students.
  • Knowledge of effective classroom management and instructional techniques.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions
Work is primarily sedentary. Sits comfortably to do the work; however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or lifting items weighing up to 15 pounds.

Driving University Vehicle? No
Work Schedule

Spring 2018 Session - March 1st (Orientation) and Weeks of March 3rd, March 24th, April 7th, April 21st, May 5th, May 19th - Hours: 8am - 1pm (5 hours per week)
Summer Session I - June 1st - July 13th - 5 days per week/5 hours per day (25 hours per week)
Summer Session II - July 16th - August 10th - 5 days per week/5 hours per day (25 hours per week)

Substitution of Experience/Education No
Start Date
Ending Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Spring 2018 Session - $900 total
Summer Session I - $3,000 total
Summer Session II - $3,000 total

Math: Geometry, Algebra II, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy/Health Science, Environmental Science and Computer Science with labs
English/Composition: Eng. Language & Composition I & II and Eng Literature & Comp III
Foreign Language: Latin I & II, AP Spanish, Others as needed - German or Japanese
Electives: Visual Design, Logics (Critical Thinking), others as announced
Research: Intro. to Research, Research in Engineering, Medicine and/or Computer Sci., Business
Academic Competition Classes: Mathematics, Calculator Applications, Science, Headline Writing, Social Studies, Current Events, Poetry Interpretation, Duet Acting, others as announced

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Texas Workforce Commission
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Linked In
    • Indeed
    • Professional Diversity Network
    • Company Website
    • Job Fair
    • Current Employee
    • Other (Specify Below)
  2. Please specify source from above
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher with concentration in the field of learning development and/or in the assigned teaching field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
Optional Documents


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