Positions are open for UT PREP & Related Camps. Instructors will be compensated on an individual basis taking experience and education into account. To be eligible, you must be an experienced, certified secondary classroom teacher or an experienced higher education instructor. Spring 2019 UTeach graduates must be planning on taking the certification exams and are referred to as instructors in training. (see the summer camps tab for information about the camps)
Current Full-Time Positions Available:
Research & Inquiry Instructors (2 needed) - The Research & Inquiry Instructor needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor familiar with planning and executing inquiries in a lab setting. Instructor must have experience in leading minors through lab activities. This instructor will lead two classes of roughly 26 rising 9th & 10th grade students through designing and implementing their own independent inquiry. Students will analyze data collected from this inquiry and produce a college-level research paper and poster.
PREP 1 Engineering Instructor (1 needed) - The instructor for Engineering needs to be a certified teacher, preferably with an engineering certification, experienced higher education instructor, or have comparable experience. He or she will need to know the engineering design process, different engineering disciplines, and methods for teaching engineering to children. The instructor should be familiar with inquiry and project-based learning. In the course, the instructor will lead the students through three PBL units: building bridges, egg-o-naut (egg drop) and water bottle rockets. Each instructor will be responsible for teaching three classes of 30 rising 7th / 8th graders.
Statistics Instructor (2 needed) - The instructor for Statistics needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor familiar with Statistics using "R". The instructor will teach two classes of 26 rising 9th/10th graders.
UT PREP 3 & 4 College & Career Awareness Instructor (1 needed) - This position is only open to high school counselors or to individuals who have professional experience in advising high school students on college and career planning.
Computer Science Instructor (for 5 or 3 weeks) (2-4 needed) - The instructor for Computer Science needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor with programming and computer science teaching background. The instructor should be familiar with inquiry-based and project-based learning approaches to foster creativity and problem solving skills. In the course, the instructor will lead the students through several modules such as programming, digital representation, digital manipulation, understanding the basics of computer systems, big data and artificial intelligence through its modern applications. The instructor will teach one class of approximately 28 rising 10th/11th graders through the discovery and study of these topics.
Mentor Teacher for PREP 3 and PREP 4 (2 needed) - Responsible for two classes of rising 9th/10th graders (UT PREP 3) or 10th/11th graders (UT PREP 4). Will oversee logistics for their cohort and serve as a source of support for all instructors working in their cohort. With an intern, will greet students in the morning and release in the afternoon, supervise field trips, and ensure the social and academic success of their students. The Lead Mentor Teacher will supervise all interns serving his or her cohort and monitor the well-being of all the students in the cohort. He or she will work with the Social Worker / Family Support Specialist in order to devise and execute intervention plans to address student need and to ensure that the academic and social needs of each student are met. He or she will meet regularly and offer classroom tips to teachers for classroom management, instructional practice and, when appropriate, curriculum content advice.
UT PREP 1 Logic Instructor: The Logic instructor needs to be a certified teacher (preferably in mathematics) or an experienced higher education instructor. He or she will need familiarity with symbolic logic and set theory, including: truth tables, conditionals, logic gates, DeMorgan's Laws, logical arguments, power sets, intersections, and unions. Each instructor will be responsible for teaching three classes of 30 rising 7th/8th graders.
UT PREP 2 Mathematical Problem Solving Instructor: The instructor for Mathematical Problem Solving must be a certified teacher (preferably in mathematics) or an experienced higher education instructor. Will need to be available for 2.5 hours per day, specific schedule TBD. The 2.5 hours includes 1.5 hours of instruction time plus 1 hour of planning/grading time. The Mathematical Problem Solving Instructor will be responsible for teaching one class of approximately 30 rising 8th/9th graders.
UT PREP 2 Physics Instructor: The instructor for Physics must be a certified teacher or an experienced higher education instructor. Will need to be available for 2.5 hours per day, specific schedule TBD. The 2.5 hours includes 1.5 hours of instruction time plus 1 hour of planning/grading time. The Physics Instructor will be responsible for teaching one class of approximately 30 rising 8th/9th graders.
UT PREP 4 Supervisor: The UT PREP 4 supervisor will be responsible for ensuring smooth administration of the UT PREP 4 program. The PREP 4 supervisor will work with instructors and interns to facilitate student learning. Experience in education administration or program coordination is preferred.