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Temporary Hire: Upward Bound Science Teacher - GRANT-FUNDED

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
North Dartmouth, MA

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Job no: 513417
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Seasonal - All Other

Upward Bound Science Teacher (Grant-Funded)

Upward Bound Summer Program


To provide instruction in a six-week summer residential program to students of diverse, non-traditional backgrounds and seek to promote the total growth of the student as a primary objective.

  1. Develop and teach high school level curriculum in appropriate subject matter.
  2. Plan and develop pre- and post-testing in your specialized field.
  3. Provide tutorial assistance to students.
  4. Document and prepare written reports on students’ progress.
  5. Enforce all Upward Bound rules and regulations.
  6. Assist in supervision at program events and activities.
  7. Assist the Director with other functions as required for program effectiveness.
  8. Participate in teacher orientation prior before summer program.
  9. Attend weekly 1-hour staff meetings
  10. Complete a final evaluation for each student.
  11. Other program related duties, as assigned by the Director.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in respective discipline.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of successful teaching experience, preferably with high school students.

OTHER: Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of low-income students and disadvantaged youth. Position starts on June 27, 2022 – July 29, 2022. Teaching responsibilities consist of teaching 4 days a week and up to 4 subjects in respective discipline.


  1. Ability to develop and teach high school level classes in respective discipline.
  2. Ability to tutor students.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  4. Proven ability to effectively manage a classroom of “at risk” students.
  5. Demonstrated strong academic preparation for relevant field of instruction.
  6. Familiarity with the Massachusetts Core Standards preferred, or a willingness to be acquainted with standards.
  1. Familiarity dealing with students of diverse, non-traditional backgrounds.
  2. Massachusetts Teacher Certification.
  3. Teaching experience, preferably with urban youth and those with disparate learning needs.

Additional Considerations:


DIVISION: Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Upward Bound


BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: Temporary, non-benefited

SALARY: $25.00 - $35.00/hr (Commensurate with experience)



REPORTS TO: Director of Upward Bound and Program Coordinator


Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: 13 Mar 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Located on the Massachusetts south coast, only a short drive from Cape Cod, Providence and Boston, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been ranked among the top northern public universities by U.S. News and World Report. The quality of life on the south coast of Massachusetts is rich with cultural attractions, beautifully preserved and restored historic districts, museums, live theatre and an excellent educational system. Recreational opportunities include boating, beaches, rivers, golf courses, camping grounds, beautiful state parks, waterfront parks and a new zoo.

UMass Dartmouth offers a broad range of baccalaureate and graduate degrees vital to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of the region. It has an enrollment of over 9,200 students in over 40 undergraduate and 36 graduate programs (including 11 at the Ph.D. level) offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Charlton College of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School for Marine Science and Technology. The main campus was designed by the eminent architect Paul Rudolf and is located on 710 acres in North Dartmouth. Other university sites include theCenter for Marine Science and Technology on the waterfront in New Bedford, the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River and the Star Store Center for the Arts in New Bedford. 

While retaining its commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, UMass Dartmouth has increased dramatically its research and outreach activities during the past ten years. R&D spending has increased in the last five years from $20.1 million to $25.6 million and the university has established centers in Policy Studies, Portuguese Studies & Culture, Business Research, Marine Science &Technology and Indic Studies to significantly expand its research and public service activities in ways that meet regional needs but have global impact.

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