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Upward Bound Summer Instructors

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Institution University of South Dakota
Working Title Upward Bound Summer Instructors
Posting Number T00022P
Department USD-Upward Bound
Physical Location of Position (City) Vermillion
Posting Text

The Upward Bound (UB) Program at USD is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to generate the academic skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education. Participants are talented high school students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds where neither parent has earned a bachelor’s degree. These students may be at a disadvantage by reason of socio-economic circumstance or inadequate school preparation.

For six weeks, UB provides an intensive summer residential program on the USD campus. Approximately 50-60 participants will receive: 1) instruction in composition, literature, world languages, math, ACT Prep and laboratory sciences; 2) advising in the areas of educational and career opportunities; 3) exposure to enrichment activities designed to promote personal and social growth.

Summer Program: May 26-July 7, 2018
Mandatory Summer Staff Training/Debrief: May 23-25 & July 8-9

General Requirements
All applicants should clearly demonstrate: experience with, and commitment to, underrepresented, ethnically diverse and low income/first generation youth, as well as expertise relevant to the particular position. Applicants must be able to work closely with the entire staff and be available for program events including mandatory staff training, daily staff meetings, facilitation of afternoon, evening and weekend activities and study sessions. All personnel will share responsibility for transporting students in USD vehicles and must have a valid driver’s license.
Specific requirements for each positions listed below. All applications must address the general requirements listed above and the specific requirements. For academic instructors, at least one reference must be able to comment specifically on the candidate’s level of academic preparation and teaching skills in the content area.

Positions Available – Please indicate preferred position(s):

• Math Instructor: Provide group learning experiences and individualized instruction to small classes of students during the summer program.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and preferably teacher certificate; thorough knowledge of subject, especially algebra, geometry, and/or trigonometry and pre-calculus; ability to communicate course content clearly and creatively; ability to develop specific curricula incorporating math skills and math applications; ability to incorporate ACT math test prep activities into courses.

• English/Language Arts Instructor: Provide group learning experiences and individualized instruction focused on writing, grammar and reading comprehension to small classes of students during the summer.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and preferably teacher certificate, thorough knowledge of subject, especially composition and reading; ability to communicate course content clearly and creatively; ability to develop specific theme-based curricula including critical analysis of literature and focus on expository and persuasive writing; ability to incorporate ACT language/reading test prep activities into courses.

• World Language Instructor: Design and implement a world language course for small classes that will acquaint students with the rudiments of the language and culture. The language will be taught with an emphasis on the entire culture and language. All languages will be considered.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; thorough knowledge of subject; ability to communicate course content clearly and creatively; experience creating an innovative curriculum.

• Science Lab Instructor: Design and implement a theme-based course for small science classes of biology, chemistry, physical or other sciences.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and preferably teacher certificate; thorough knowledge of subject; ability to plan and communicate course content clearly and creatively; ability to incorporate the scientific method of inquiry with laboratory, research and writing, use of computer technology; ability to incorporate ACT science reasoning test prep activities into courses.

• School Success Skills/Postsecondary Prep Instructor: With UB staff input, design and implement a course for rising 10/11/12 level that will prepare students for school success, including topics such as time management skills, quality note-taking, study skills and test-taking strategies, and college preparation requirements (financial aid/college apps/scholarship apps).

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and preferably teacher certificate; thorough knowledge of subject; ability to plan and communicate course content clearly and creatively; experience creating an innovative curriculum.

For more information on UB, visit the website: www.usd.edu/trio.

All offers of employment are contingent on the favorable results of a background check.

Posting Date 02/09/2018
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 02/09/2018
Advertised Salary
Duration of the Term Other
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Appointment Percent 75
Work Hours
Appointment Type Temporary
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Affirmative Action Statement

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Diversity Statement

Diversity and Inclusiveness are values that are embraced and practiced at the University of South Dakota. Candidates who support these values are encouraged to apply.

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents
  1. Other
  2. Graduate Transcripts