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Part Time Literacy Instructor

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

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Arts & Humanities, English As A Second Language
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Grade: T23

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The WELL part-time Literacy Instructor I will provide basic adult education and literacy instruction in a workforce context to participants in the WELL Program, housed under the TU-Lenfest Center for Community Workforce Partnerships (TU-LCCWP), on main campus, virtually or in an off-site location within the Philadelphia community, as assigned.

WELL Literacy instructors are expected to be flexible regarding work hours and instructional content. Candidates must be knowledgeable of adult learning/educational principles and practices, should be able to demonstrate the ability to develop lesson plans, teach, motivate, and relate positively to adult learners; learn and utilize educational tools, websites, instructional resources and technologies effectively; successfully access and apply PA educational standards for College and Career Readiness (CCRS) and Common Core Standards (CCS); be knowledgeable of Philadelphia Dept. of Education (PDE) instructional guidelines for adult education and literacy. This position reports to the WELL Program Manager.


Required Education and Experience:

*Bachelor's degree in Education, Adult Education, TESOL, or related field and at least six months of experience working with academically challenged adult populations.

*Experience teaching ESL, Reading, Social Studies Science or Math classes. 

*Math instructors teaching high school level mathematics (level E of the CCRS) must have secondary math teaching certification or a bachelor’s degree or higher that ensures knowledge of all content required in the Subject Specific Program Guidelines for PA Mathematics 7-12 certification.

*An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for all instructional positions.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Familiarity with state and local adult education policies and resources.

*Familiarity with workforce readiness and digital literacy, and instructional resources.

*Knowledgeable of PA Dept. of Education data systems.

This is a grant funded position.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

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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