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Temporary Position - Creative Arts English Instructor

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
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The Creative Arts - English instructor must establish course goals in the principles of a given English course and create lesson plans to help high school students participating in Temple’s Upward Bound program to develop verbal abilities by gaining an understanding of structures of the English language. The instructor will use the multi-medium art curriculum to instruct scholars in the art of creative structural revolution. The instructor will lead scholars through multiple project-based experiences to create a portfolio of revolutionary artwork. Class might include differentiated instruction, incorporating technology, and applying a given concept to express themselves in reaction to academic and social situations. The class should conclude with a demonstrative presentation of the skills acquired throughout the summer course. 

This position is specific to the Temple Upward Bound Summer Program, which runs Tuesday, July 5th through Friday, August 12th with instructors expected to be present on site at Temple University’s Main Campus (tentative) to teach classes Monday - Thursday, July 5th through August 4th and attend trainings and meetings during the last two weeks in June and attend wrap-up meetings and complete documentation the week of August 8th.

Required Education & Experience: 
Bachelor's degree in relevant major or teaching area or profession certification equivalent. Minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience (or equivalent part-time experience). Experience working with a diverse range of high school students, including those from low-income backgrounds who may be of the first generation in their family to attend college. Experience in developing course curricula (creating lesson plans, activities, and assessments) An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. 

Required Skills & Abilities:
* 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

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 COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved.  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.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Annex
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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