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Teacher Special Programs - Pre-College Trio Programs; Center for Educational Partnerships

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The Center for Educational Partnerships at UC Berkeley seeks qualified temporary non-tenure track, part- time Instructors and Co-Instructors (TSPs) for Summer 2018 to teach summer courses to high school students in various areas of study including Applied and Pure Mathematics; Humanities e.g., Writing, Research, Critical Theory) and Sciences (Physical, Biological and Earth Sciences). The period of employment is June 2 through July 18, 2018. Actual instruction takes Instruction takes place from June 11- July 18, 2018. Teachers for the Pre- College TRIO summer program will create and implement engaging and academically rigorous five-week courses for low-income, first-generation-to-college middle and high school students.
Class sizes are small (15-20 students) and are taught on the UC Berkeley campus.

The Pre-College TRIO programs are federally funded educational outreach programs serving high school students in the Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science Program and middle school students in the Talent Search Program, who are low-income and first-generation-to-college (LIFG). The academic component of the summer programs focus on social justice, college preparation and project-based learning. Our motto this year is, " one begins to become conscious, one begins to examine the society in which they are being educated." (James Baldwin) We feel this quote captures our pedagogical aims: leading and guiding our students to become critically aware of their learning environments and how that shapes their pursuit to education.

The UB/UBMS Summer Residential Program provides a select group of nearly 120 students from California, Hawaii and Nevada the opportunity to live in student residence halls and take classes on the UC Berkeley Campus. Students also engage in exciting enrichment activities, academic and college-preparation workshops, and academic field trips. The teaching load consists of providing individualized and small group in a block schedule for two courses. Course 1 will take place Monday/Wednesday and Course 2 will take place Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00AM-11:40AM. Instructors can also apply to teach an enrichment course (elective course offering) Monday/Wednesday from 3:20pm-4:20pm.

Teaching Responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding instructors (TSPs) who can teach high school courses in the Pre-College TRIO summer program, grades 10-12.

General Duties: General Duties: Instructors are responsible for all instruction and setting up a safe learning environment in which students can learn the material and engage in critical thinking and analysis. In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include: designing the course and creating all course materials (including but not limited to a course syllabus, course calendar, assignments, and project design); reviewing student diagnostic tests and applying results to the organization of the course curriculum; attending weekly staff/instructor meetings; submitting comprehensive progress and final student evaluations, final grades and program evaluation; and supervising the work of a teaching assistant (including providing appropriate support). Instructors are also required to attend a training session on June 2-3, 2018, a welcome conference on June 9, 2018, a hackathon June 22-23, colloquium July 13, 2018 and a
debriefing session on July 17- 18, 2018.

Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree (at time of application): Bachelors degree or equivalent degree.
• Experience working with high school students in an educational context.

Additional Qualifications:
• Teaching credential, or substantial experience teaching high school students
• Experience and/or substantial understanding of Project-Based Learning approaches to education
• Experience with curriculum development
• Ability to teach courses in an intensive, fast-paced schedule
• Cross-cultural awareness and understanding of issues faced by low-income, first-generation students
• Passion for teaching underrepresented students

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. This position is Mandated Reporter under California law, and the successful candidates will be required to complete the UC course for Mandated Reporters.

Salary: This is a 6-week appointment, approximately 15-17 hours/week with salary range of $3,800- 4,800 depending on experience and # of courses.

Application Materials: To be considered, applicants must submit the following:
• Cover letter, including a summary of teaching experience
• Resume/CV
• Names and contact information for three references

How to Apply:
• Apply at:
• Create an Applicant ID
• Position is open until filled

.. Provide required information and documents
.. Provide required reference information

Inquiries: For inquiries and questions contact:

The Center for Educational Partnerships is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: 4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter - Cover letter, including a summary of teaching experience

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)