Graduates: Summer Teaching Opportunity

Summer Teaching Opportunity
The University of Washington Math Science Upward Bound (MSUB) Program seeks an Instructor to teach a Study Section class to high school students in support of our Summer STEM Seminar Lecture series. MSUB is an outreach program in the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity that helps low-income and potential first-generation college students excel in high school, get accepted to college, and graduate with a STEM degree. The goal of the summer program, held on the UW campus, is to help prepare students for the demands of college and advance their academic and personal development.

The MSUB STEM Seminar Series is designed to offer students an introduction to different STEM fields, a glimpse into original research, and insight into STEM careers. Study Section Instructors attend the Seminar Series lectures and teach a one hour STEM Survival Skills Section to support the lectures and help students acquire the skills they will need to succeed in STEM. Study Section Instructors help students understand the content of the lectures and develop good study skills, learn core lab and data analysis skills, work on group projects, and accompany students on lab and facilities tours.

The ideal candidate is an advanced graduate student or postdoc in a STEM field with teaching experience and a commitment to outreach and diversity. A B.S. or B.A. in a STEM field is required. All candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check. Candidates from underrepresented groups or from low-income/first generation backgrounds or with experience in working with these populations are encouraged to apply. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.24

The six week summer program runs from July 3 to Aug 11, with classes held 4 days per week. Teaching commitment is 2 hours per day plus prep time. Compensation is $1,400 to $1,600 depending on background and experience. For more information or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume or CV to David Wolczyk, at dwolczyk@u.washington.edu.

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