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Pt On-Call Math Instructor

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Faculty Jobs
Engineering & Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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 on Saturdays during the academic year, and a six-week summer program that culminates with a multi-day trip touring college campuses.

The Science instructor must establish course goals in the principles of a given math course/discipline and create lesson plans to help pupils develop theoretical and applied mathematical skills involving particular math concepts and/or disciplines (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, etc.) in order to successfully complete high school courses and prepare for college-level coursework. Instructors must be committed to helping students realize their potential, and possess a desire to make the classroom a creative and engaging learning environment, a willingness to collaborate with other professionals, and an interest in working with a culturally diverse group of students. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Employment at Temple University means much more than a competitive salary.  Temple strives to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity and provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement.  You will enjoy a collaborative working environment that values innovation and creativity.  Our health and wellness benefits are among the best in the region, and our retirement savings plans allow you to plan for the future.  Temple University offers many opportunities for employees to enhance skills, gain new perspectives and grow professionally.  For example, you can earn your bachelor's degree or an advanced degree through our tuition remission benefit or develop your management and leadership skills in one of our HR Learning and Development's academies.  Temple University employees also enjoy recreational, entertainment, and cultural activities both on campus and throughout the Philadelphia region. 
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Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in relevant major or teaching area or professional certification equivalent and a minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience. Experience working with a diverse range of high school students, including those from low-income, first generation college backgrounds. 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
* Ability to work in-person on Temple’s Main Campus on Saturdays 8:30am-3:30pm (timeframe subject to change), and, if continuing for the summer Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm for 6 weeks in July and August.

* Experience in overcoming academic and/or economic barriers similar to those experienced by program participants
* Experience with and/or interest in working with underrepresented and/or underprepared students and knowledge of or experience with college access programs (such as ACT 101, TRiO SSS, TRiO Upward Bound) 

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 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.

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 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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