Upward Bound Programs Summer Instructor

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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The Pennsylvania State University
Educational Equity


Upward Bound Programs (UBP), which includes Upward Bound/Upward Bound Migrant/Upward Bound Math and Science (UB/UBM/UBMS), is seeking Instructors for the 2018 Summer STEM Academy for Creative Studies, which will be held June 11 – July 12. Responsibilities include teaching 5 weeks of specific content area instruction, promotion of effective learning skills, and mentoring. Instructors are encouraged to use inquiry-based teaching methods, field trips, hands-on activities, and other creative means to support their lessons. An interest in incorporating a Social Justice theme into curriculum is highly desired. Class size will be 8 -10 high school students. Instructors are needed in the following content areas: Critical Reading and Writing – 12 sections, 8 hrs/week/class; Math – 12 sections total, including Algebra 2, Trig/Pre-Calc, Calculus – 4 hrs/week/class; Science with a Lab – 12 sections total, including variations on Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics; and College Prep – for HS Seniors, HS Juniors, HS Sophomores – 8 hrs/week/class. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with relevant teaching experience or be a current Penn State student majoring in Education who has successfully completed 91 credits of collegiate instruction. Applicants should possess excellent written/oral communication skills, and must be committed to helping underrepresented students realize their potential. Familiarity with UB/UBM/UBMS programs and/or TRIO program affiliation is highly desired, but not required. If interested, please submit a résumé, a cover letter clearly indicating the class(es) you prefer to teach, and a sample lesson plan attached to your cover letter. Review of materials will begin after January 25th. UB/UBM/UBMS is a federally funded program at Penn State that prepares low-income, first generation high school students for future success in college. The UB/UBM/UBMS Summer STEM Academy for Creative Studies hosts 115-120 students at the University Park campus during a six-week residential camp that offers a taste of college life as well as assistance with academic courses. For more information about UB/UBM/UBMS, please visit our website: http://equity.psu.edu/ub.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088