Education Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Educational Equity
Upward Bound Programs
Full/Part Time:


Upward Bound Programs (UBP), which includes Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math and Science, and Upward Bound Migrant, is currently seeking Curriculum Designers to create introductory level high school STEM courses to be taught during the Program’s Summer Academy, held in June and July. The Academy is designed to provide students from the UB, UBM, and UBMS programs with an array of positive short-term experiences in academics, college readiness, and career preparation. Applicants will be expected to design curriculum that will engage high schoolers (9-12 grade) in phenomenon-driven, model-based inquiry that is hands-on and supports student participation in scientific discourse. Individuals who will be considered for this position will possess a high-level of science knowledge, have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and are committed to equity-based pedagogies. Successful applicants will exhibit exemplary professional, interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication skills, a focused attention to detail, and a willingness to learn on the job. Once accepted, applicants should expect to meet and communicate regularly with Upward Bound staff about curriculum development, to receive constructive feedback on all curricular materials, and to implement designed curriculum. Remuneration: stipend commensurate with position. To apply for the position, applications must be submitted electronically and should include both a cover letter with statement about teaching/curriculum design experience and a resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

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