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Temporary Summer Instructor

Employer
The University of Kansas
Location
Lawrence, KS
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Position OverviewThe Math and Science Center instructor will develop and implement content-area curriculum for high school students who are participating in a five-week educational institute at KU during the summer, and serve as a role model for participants. Classes are held Monday -Friday, June 6th -July 8th, 2022. Orientation for instructors is tentatively scheduled for May 23 and 24, 2022. These positions are on-going temporary summer appointments. The successful candidate will adhere to the principles of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education.

Primary Objective: Prepare students in subject areas they may expect to encounter during the upcoming academic year with a focus on learning study skills that will help students succeed in these classes.

Secondary Objective: Motivate students toward college and assist in building their self-esteem and sense of achievement

Open for the following Subject Areas:
  • 1 Foreign Language (American Sign Language Latin, Chinese Mandarin, etc.)
  • 1 Math Instructor
  • 1 Science Instructor (Astronomy, Chemistry, Biology, etc.)
  • 1 English
  • 1 Engineering, Computer Science/Programing, Coding, etc.
Job Description
  • 30% - Develop and implement content-area curriculum/lesson plans. Execute the plans by teaching them to the participants while working independently or with a team.
  • 20% - Assess students' cognitive needs, develop a curriculum to address those needs, and provide assistance to residence hall staff in meeting participants' cognitive needs. Develop a thorough understanding of the project's overall goals and assist with a challenging program of study that will promote success and generate confidence within each student.
  • 15% - Become familiar with and closely follow program instructor policies, procedures, and use professional ethics. Identify and assist in providing resources needed to implement curriculum.
  • 15% - Complete weekly progress reports and final grade reports for each student. Maintain accurate participant attendance records. Attend all training sessions and staff meetings conducted on Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.
  • 15% - Provide or make arrangements for curriculum materials such as textbooks, readers or instructional aides to be made available to student participants. Prepare and submit daily homework and/or missing assignments to the Math and Science Center Director.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned.
Position RequirementsFormat of instruction may change to remote, hybrid, or a combination of both depending on state and university regulations regarding Covid-19. Required Qualifications
  • 60+ undergraduate hours by the end of spring 2022 semester
  • Experience tutoring, teaching, and/or instructing students as evidenced by application materials
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Graduate credit
  • Experience with culturally diverse students
  • Subject area teaching expertise and experience
  • Experience with Federal TRIO Programs
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application will include the completed on-line application, resume, a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position, and a list of 3 references. Preference will be given to applications received by March 11, 2022. Your cover letter should include answers to the following questions:
  • Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position? How many hours per week will you be working?
  • Will you be taking any classes this summer?
  • Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
  • Will you have 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of the spring semester.
  • Please describe any teaching experience you may have.

Please note that all applicants chosen for an interview will be required to prepare a lesson plan in the subject area that the applicant is applying for, and execute that plan by teaching for 15-20 minutes in a mock classroom setting involving the search committee.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to consider employment opportunities at the University of Kansas. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the interview and/or the mock teaching, please contact Mr. Hong Chuong at the KU Math and Science Center phone: (785) 864-9621, email: [email protected] five days prior to the scheduled interview.

Review of applications begins 03/12/22 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. For first consideration, please apply by 03/11/22 Contact Information to ApplicantsHong Chuong
785-864-9621
[email protected] Advertised Salary Range$20-$25/hour Work ScheduleMon-Fri, various hours Application Review Begins12-Mar-2022 Anticipated Start Date23-May-2022

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Working at the University of Kansas 

Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

KU faculty and staff embrace our role as the state’s flagship university, AAU member and R1 institution that serves the state, nation and world. We celebrate the energy and compassion that infuse the Jayhawk spirit; and, we remain true to KU’s historic values: the elevating force of education, the transformative power of research and the healing power of service.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging 

The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

We recognize there are inequalities and privileges generated by historical and persistent intersecting differences by race, ethnicity, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, religion, regional background, veteran status, citizenship status and nationality. And we hold ourselves accountable for policies, processes and programs that appreciate these and other differences and create more fair, safe and just learning, working and living environments for KU students, faculty and staff.

Instruction 

KU offers a broad array of undergraduate and graduate study programs, and we fulfill our mission through academic and research programs of international distinction, coupled with outstanding libraries, teaching museums and information technology. These resources enrich the academic experience for students from all 50 states and 112 countries, and provide enrichment resources for KU faculty and staff.

Research 

The university attains high levels of research productivity and recognizes that faculty are part of a network of scholars and academicians that shape a discipline as well as teach it. KU staff are integral to our research success, participating in and supporting discoveries that expand knowledge and improve lives.

Service 

The university and our employees serve society through research, teaching and the preservation and dissemination of knowledge. KU's academic programs, arts facilities and public programs provide cultural enrichment opportunities for the larger community. And, KU offers educational, research and service programs throughout the state. KU employees are encouraged to participate in and serve the campus and surrounding communities in a way that is meaningful to them.

International Dimension 

KU offers more than 100 programs of international study and cooperative research for KU students and faculty at sites around the world. The university offers teaching and research that draw upon and contribute to the most advanced developments throughout the United States and abroad. At the same time, KU's extensive international ties support economic development in Kansas.

Values 

The University of Kansas, our students and employees are committed to excellence. We foster a multicultural, inclusive environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. Intellectual diversity, integrity and disciplined inquiry in the search for knowledge are of paramount importance.

Our City and State 

KU sits atop Mt. Oread in the center of Lawrence, a town full of natural beauty and culture. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named Lawrence one of the best college towns in the United States. Lawrence is home to more than 100,000 people, and has a charming, Midwestern friendliness that welcomes visitors and celebrates diversity. In addition to KU, Lawrence is home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the premiere tribal university in the United States.

Lawrence’s historic and thriving downtown features restaurants, nightlife and local shops offering unique finds that you won’t find anywhere else. The town has more than 50 parks, an encompassing mixed-use trail, and quick access to biking/hiking trails along the Kansas River and around Clinton Lake. A five-minute drive from Lawrence, Clinton Lake offers fishing, boating, beaches, camping and other outdoor activities.

Located just 40 minutes west of Kansas City, Lawrence offers the appeal of a mid-size, suburban town with quick access to the amenities of a large city, including an international airport. The Kansas City metro area is home to world-class museums and cultural activities, Jazz clubs and other nightlife venues, expansive shopping options, and exciting professional sports with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Sporting KC.

Kansas is in the center of the country, making it convenient and cost effective to fly or drive to destinations throughout the United States. Far from flat, the Flint Hills, just 90 minutes from Lawrence, offer panoramic vistas that showcase the breathtaking beauty of America.

Making KU Your Home 

Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

At the University of Kansas, you’ll join a global Jayhawk family and find a place to call home.

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