CUUB Science Lecturers- Physics & Chemistry

Boulder, Colorado
May 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:


Full-TimePosting Close Date:

03-May-2021Date Posted:

28-Apr-2021 Close All Job Summary

CU Upward Bound (CUUB) is above all a college preparatory program, so the role of the instructor is central to the success of our Summer Academic Institute. CUUB serves low-income and first-generation high school students from Native American reservation communities in NM, AZ, UT, CO, and SD. We seek instructors who can help our students grasp course content effectively and find the confidence to see themselves thriving in a college context. CUUB Instructors must be authorities in the content of their course, but more importantly they must also enact a pedagogical philosophy that aligns with the mission, vision, and values of CUUB and be attuned to the specific needs, strengths, and cultural backgrounds of our students. CUUB is currently seeking Science Instructors for the following subjects: Chemistry and Physics.

Instructors will provide foundational knowledge and skills in Chemistry / Physics during the 6-week Online course to high school students.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We Are

Upward Bound is a Federal TRIO Program designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds, supplementing their existing education, and preparing them for academic success at all educational levels. Upward Bound provides opportunities for students to prepare for college entrance, succeed in pre-college performance, and ultimately achieve success in higher education pursuits.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Instructors must attend the class you are hired to teach and are responsible for classroom management, grade entry, and lesson planning. Instructors must submit syllabi to CUUB Directors one month prior to orientation.
  • Instructors are responsible for supervising their assigned Instructors Assistants (IAs).
  • On a weekly basis, Instructors must: attend one Study Hall session (Study Hall takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 PM MT), attend weekly staff meetings, and submit a Feedback & Observation form. Instructors report directly to the CUUB Directors.
What You Should Know
  • The summer 2021 Program will be virtual from June 12th - July 23rd.
  • Instructors must attend a week orientation from June 7th - June 11th, 2021.
What We Can Offer

$3,800.00 contract to teach the summer course(s).

BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Adaptable. Be Game-Changing. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Have completed a Bachelor’s degree in or related to the field of the course being taught.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the content area of instruction.
  • Experience teaching, facilitating and/or mentoring with high school students.
What You Will Need
  • Ability to use zoom and google classroom.
  • Ability to create an inclusive virtual environment.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • The ideal applicant will have prior teaching and/or tutoring experience.
  • Have prior experience with the Upward Bound programs and/or similar TRIO like programs.
  • Have experience working with diverse populations in an educational setting, specifically Indigenous populations.
  • Enact the CUUB mission, vision, and values throughout the summer:
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time. Please apply by 5/3/2021 for consideration. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Cassie Sando

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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