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Job Opportunity: Summer Study Section Instructor – University of Washington Math Science Upward Bound (MSUB) Program

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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.

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.

Job Opportunity: STEM Curriculum Coordinator – UW Math Science Upward Bound

University of Washington Math Science Upward Bound LogoUW MATH SCIENCE STEM CURRICULUM COORDINATOR

The UW  Math Science Upward Bound Outreach Program has an excellent job opportunity for a dynamic and innovative STEM Curriculum Coordinator to work with low income and potential first generation college students. Under the supervision of the MSUB Director, the Curriculum Coordinator will provide tutoring in math and science to MSUB students at our target high schools and teach STEM workshops and classes. They will also help manage the design and implementation of MSUB curriculum and assist the Director in coordinating the Summer Academy; help coordinate academic and enrichment workshops and mentoring and internship opportunities for program participants; and help manage the MSUB online learning environment.

This position requires strong math, science, and technical skills and the ability to tutor and provide instruction in these subjects.  This position requires expertise and understanding of rigorous secondary curriculum and graduation requirements, postsecondary admissions, and career development. This position also requires excellent communication skills and the ability to utilize multiple systems for collection, organizing, and presenting information.

B.A. or B.S. degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math required. A strong Math background and the ability to tutor and teach Mathematics through Calculus are required. A minimum of two years experience in STEM teaching and curriculum design and experience in online instruction and effective use of educational technology is required.  Knowledge of effective tutoring strategies and tools, career exploration resources and postsecondary institutions and college admissions is required. Ability to coordinate group activities and to help select, train and help supervise student workers and part-time staff required.  Valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently to target schools are required. Successful completion of criminal background check required.

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