Upward Bound Summer Computer Science Instructors - Summer 2019
Position Title:Upward Bound Summer Computer Science Instructors - Summer 2019 Position Number:11905662,11905663 Benefits Eligible:No Campus Location:Dahlonega General Summary:
The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for Summer Computer Science Instructors for the Upward Bound Summer Program. The University of North Georgia’s Upward Bound Programs provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and, ultimately, in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education.
The Upward Bound Summer Institute hosted on the Dahlonega campus will offer a 3-week residential component for 70-80 rising 10th -12th graders. Participants will take courses in core areas aligned with Georgia school performance measures. Additionally, the UB program will offer elective courses supporting student mastery of key prerequisites (e.g. Algebra I) to ensure success in all STEM fields, including computer science; exposing students to building block skills (such as critical thinking and problem-solving, gained through hands-on, inquiry-based learning); or supporting the development of proficiency in the use of computer applications necessary to transition from user of technologies, particularly computer technologies to a developer of them. These courses will be held Monday – Thursday, 1:30 pm – 5: 00 pm on the UNG Dahlonega campus. The tentative dates for instruction are June 10th – July 2nd, 2019. This position is grant funded.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The Upward Bound Summer Computer Science Intructors will:
- Develop, implement, and lead effective curriculum/units, lessons and classroom activities; Evaluate the objective, materials and format of the classes and effect necessary change
- Provide individualized instruction to each student by promoting interactive learning; Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development; Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
- Demonstrate a commitment, through mentoring, to assist first generation and economically disadvantaged students develop motivational skills necessary for success in college.
- Organize class systems/procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning; support systems/procedures of classroom teachers.
- The Instructor will be expected to have the expertise necessary to teach computer science and cybersecurity coursework at the secondary level or above.
- Must have ability to communicate effectively with students and staff.
- Applicants are required to have a PhD in Computer Science or a closely related field.
- Experience teaching computer science and cybersecurity coursework at the secondary level or above
- Must have ability to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Information:Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.