Part-Time Instructional Programs

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Educational Equity
Upward Bound Programs


The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Upward Bound Programs (UBP), which includes Upward Bound/Upward Bound Migrant/Upward Bound Math and Science (UB/UBM/UBMS), is seeking Instructors for the 2020 Summer Academy for Creative Studies, which will be held June 15 – July 24. Upward Bound Programs 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 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. Responsibilities include teaching five (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 typically be 8-12 high school students. Instructors are needed in the following content areas: Critical Reading and Writing – 8 hours/week/class; Math – including Algebra 2, Trig/Pre-Calc, Calculus – 8 hours/week/class; Science with a Lab – including Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Physics, Engineering – 8 hours/week/class; Electives, including World Languages – 4 hours/week/class; and College Prep – for HS Seniors, HS Juniors, HS Sophomores – 4 hours/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, which you will present during the interview process. Candidates are required to have a current background check on record with the University at the time of hire and/or beginning work with minors as well as appropriate clearances for adults working with minors: PA State Police Criminal Background Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Background Check. Review of materials will begin after January 25. For more information about UB/UBM/UBMS, please visit our website:

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