Teacher - Summer Academic Challenge 2021

Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 31, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Teacher - Summer Academic Challenge 2021
University of Puget Sound
Job ID: 5699
Location: Academic Challenge
Full/Part Time:  
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Staff Posting Details
Appointment: Temporary, part-time.

Position Summary: Access Programs' Summer Academic Challenge (SAC) is a four-week innovative STEAM enrichment program serving low income, first generation, and student of color primarily from Tacoma Public Schools and Pierce County. Students arrive on June 24, 2021 and finish the program on July 22, 2021. During SAC 2021, classes will be held on the University of Puget Sound's campus as well as online.

Teachers must have experience and enjoy teaching in collaborative student-centered learning environments. Ideal candidates have experience teaching in STEM fields and are enthusiastic and innovative. We are seeking three teachers, each to work with a group of 20-25 students in one of the following grade levels: 7th/8th, 9th/10th, and 11th/12th.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
    Lead hands-on, engaging lessons using a STEAM Curriculum. As a reference, the theme for each grade band is: 7th and 8th grade: Take the ‘C' out of Tacoma (carbon emissions, climate change) 9th and 10th grade: 3D Design: Engineering and constructing for Tacoma's homeless communities (engineering, tiny house construction) 11th and 12th grade: Foods and Moods: An Exploration of the Mind, Mood, and Local Foods (biology, psychology)
Prepare lesson plans based on the provided curriculum and provide feedback and suggestions for updates to the curriculum Collaborate in planning field trips and accompany students on field trips Prepare a list of laboratory space and resources required in advance of the start of the program Oversee 2-3 college student staff members Participate in a nine-day orientation before the beginning of the program Maintain student records and track student work/progress over the summer
    Required: Experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM) Preferred: Certification in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM)
  • Prior experience working with youth from diverse populations
  • Experience teaching with Project Based/Collaborative Learning methods Some experience with remote classroom experience
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability and interest in implementing the newly designed STEAM curriculum
  • Can facilitate engaging and enriching activities in small and large groups
  • Able to commit to working for the duration of the four-week program plus a nine-day orientation programming
  • Able to start lesson planning early enough so as to provide lists of materials, coordinate field trips, etc.
  • Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community

Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.

This position is not eligible for benefits.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified.

Required Documents:
    Resume Letter of Interest

Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.

Diversity Statement:
    We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives. We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community. We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: www.pugetsound.edu/employment

About Puget Sound
Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.

As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA


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