College Essay Writing Instructor - Temp

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DescriptionThis is a temporary position open only to Temple University Undergraduate (Juniors & Seniors) & Graduate Students.
The College Essay Writing Instructor is a temporary position that supports the Office of Summer and Special Programs’ pre-college Temple College 101 program for students entering grades 10, 11, and 12. The Temple College 101 program takes place on Temple University’s Main Campus and is a program designed to prepare students for the college admissions process. Students will take a test prep workshop, learn about resources available on college campuses, and develop compelling college admissions essays. 
The College Essay Writing Instructor is responsible for the curriculum development and instruction of the portion of Temple College 101 devoted to college essays. The program will run for two (2) two-week sessions: June 24-July 5 (no class on July 4) and July 8-19. During each session, the college essay writing workshop will run for five (5) 2.5-hour sessions for a total of 12.5 non-credit contact hours per session. The anticipated schedule is 1:00-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in week 1, and 1:00-3:30 on Monday and Wednesday in week 2.
The College Essay Writing Instructor will develop and deliver engaging, accessible curriculum for high school students for these 12.5 non-credit contact hours per session. In addition, the position is responsible for providing ungraded feedback on student writing for the duration of the workshop. By the end of the workshop, student participants should leave with a polished essay about themselves and their experiences that can be used during the college application process.
Temple College 101 is a pilot program, and will not run if it does not meet its enrollment goals. Continuous monitoring throughout the first 6 months of 2019 may result in the cancellation of one or both sessions of Temple College 101. Notice of any cancellation will be given by June 1, 2019.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:Bachelor’s degree and previous experience in curriculum development and teaching, especially at the secondary level. Must be a current matriculating undergraduate or graduate student at Temple University.An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  
Required Skills & Abilities:*Demonstrated ability to interact positively with high school students.*Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals. *Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders, with strong attention to detail.*Demonstrated project management skills and ability to collaborate, multi-task, and prioritize.*Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check and obtain child abuse clearances.
Preferred:*Graduate degree or graduate degree in progress in English, composition, literature, secondary education, or related field preferred. 
This position requires a background check
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law. Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact. To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at  Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900. 

Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 4/17/2019
Application Due: 6/5/2019
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