Upward Bound Programs Summer Instructor

Penn State University

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 $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088