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Pt On-Call Instructor - ENGLISH

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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The Temple Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math & Science programs are federally-funded college access programs designed to provide first-generation, low-income, and/or students at academic risk the supports needed to pursue and be successful through a college degree. The programs operate year-round and consist of after-school tutoring and college access programming, academic instruction and enrichment, and a six-week summer program that culminates with a multi-day trip touring college campuses.

The English instructor must establish course goals in the principles of a given English course and create lesson plans to help pupils develop verbal abilities by gaining an understanding of structures of the English language. Class should include differentiated instruction, incorporate technology, and apply a given concept to academic and social situations. The instructor should be prepared to transition from virtual to in-person instruction as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in relevant major or teaching area or professional certification equivalent and minimum of two (2) year of teaching experience. Experience working with a diverse range of high school students, including those from low-income, first generation college backgrounds.Experience in developing course curricula (creating lesson plans and activities). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* Familiarity with Princeton Review test preparation strategies
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize diverse tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to work in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel and Google Docs/Google Classroom
* Ability to work weekday late afternoons and evenings Monday through Friday (approximately 3:30-6pm, virtually only, for the time being); class may switch to in-person offerings on Saturdays 8:30am-1:30pm at a later time.
* Ability to undergo Child Abuse Certification process prior to first day of work.  Employees must obtain the Child Abuse Certifications listed below and complete a Disclosure Statement to satisfy the requirements to work with minors on campus

* Experience in overcoming academic and/or economic barriers
* Experience with virtual teaching via Zoom and Canvas

This position requires a background check.
This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.
This is a grant funded position.

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.

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff and contractors must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, 2021, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s vaccination or exception requirement by October 15, 2021 will be prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page at 

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-Ritter Hall
Job: Staff
Schedule: Part-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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