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 UTeach Outreach is now hiring for Summer 2020!   

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 2020 UTeach graduates must be planning on taking the certification exams and are referred to as instructors-in-training. View available positions and apply below. 

 

UT PREP and Related Camp Positions

Instructors for the UT PREP Camp Positions below must available for the entire summer and commit to the following schedule: 

  1. Up to two hours, chosen after you are hired, to complete hiring paperwork and online training modules. 
  2. Mandatory professional development days: June 10-12. Please reserve 8am-4pm.
  3. Camp days with students run M-Th, June 15 - July 23, except no camp/work the week of July 6-10. Hours are from 7:45am-4:15pm. 
  4. Additional staff work days:
    • ​​June 19 (Friday, 9am-4pm) all summer staff
    • June 26 (Friday, 9am-4pm) PREP 3 staff only
    •  July 17 (Friday, 9am-4pm) all summer staff
  5. Reporting and check out: Friday, July 24, 9am-4pm.

Current Full-Time Positions Available: 

UT PREP 3 Statistics/Research & Inquiry Instructor: This is a hybrid instructional position that will teach topics in both statistics and research. The instructor needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor familiar with planning and executing inquiries in a lab setting and have familiarity with RStudio. This instructor will lead classes of rising 9th/10th grade students through designing, implementing, and analyzing their own independent inquiry. 

UT PREP 3 & 4 College & Career Awareness (CCA) Instructor: The CCA instructor for PREP 3 & 4 needs to be a certified teacher or counselor, preferably with a background in working with high school students. While not required, ideal candidates for this position have experience in presenting or guiding high school students in the following topics: growth mindset, career exploration, individual selection in secondary institutions, long-term planning and goal setting, and financial planning.

UT PREP 4 Advanced Engineering Instructor: The instructor for Advanced Engineering needs to be a certified teacher, preferably with an engineering certification, experienced higher education instructor, or have comparable experience. They will need to know the engineering design process, different engineering disciplines, and methods for teaching engineering to high school students. The instructor should be familiar with using power tools, a drill press, and soldering equipment. Experience with using a laser cutter is a plus. The instructor will be responsible for leading classes of rising 10th/11th graders through the discovery and study of various topics.

UT PREP 4 Computer Science Instructor: The instructor for Computer Science needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor with a 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 be responsible for leading rising 10th/11th graders through the discovery and study of these topics and more.

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.

UT PREP Mentor Teacher: Every class of students in UT PREP has its own mentor teacher who works closely with our social worker and course instructional teams to address specific student needs holistically. The mentor teacher stays with their class for the entire day, ensuring that learning needs are being met by instructors; helping students make connections both with program staff and their peers; facilitating regular water and snack breaks, tutoring when needed, and constantly providing love, support, and encouragement to their students. They 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. The mentor teacher position needs to be a certified teacher or counselor, who is comfortable motivating students to have high self-esteem, believe in growth mindset, and be their best while fostering a safe and challenging learning environment. Depending on PREP level, mentor teachers will work with rising 7th/8th, 8th/9th, 9th/10th, or 10th/11th grade students.

UT PREP Social Worker/Parent Liaison: The PREP Social Worker position requires a license in social work and experience working closely with middle or high school students and their families. They are responsible for social-emotional needs and collaborate with instructors for parent communications. They will facilitate interventions for students' academic and emotional needs and collaborate with the Mentor Teachers to address attendance and discipline issues, if needed. Other responsibilities and duties include contacting parents regarding behavior/academic concerns, coordinating parent meetings, and communicating with the UT PREP leadership and completing reports.

UT PREP Games Coordinator: While UT PREP is an academically-rich STEM program, it is important that our students have fun, explore, make friends, exercise, and learn about themselves. The UT PREP Games Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the College and Career Awareness course; leading individual, small group, and whole-class activities that focus on team-building and leadership; and ensuring that our students’ time at PREP is well-rounded. This position should be a certified teacher and/or someone with extensive experience leading youth camps and team-building activities.

Other Camp Positions

Instructors for the Camp Positions below must available for all camp days and commit to the following schedule: 

  1. Up to two hours, chosen after you are hired, to complete hiring paperwork and online training modules. 
  2. Two hours, after you are hired, to come to campus for a mini-PD and to receive the curriculum & schedule. 
  3. Camp days: Session I: June 1 - June 5, 7:45am - 4:15pm AND/OR Session II: July 27 - July 31, 7:45am - 4:15pm. *Please specify which session(s) you'd like to work in the application. 

Current Full-Time Positions Available: 

Chemistry Camp Instructor: The Chemistry Camp Instructor is responsible for leading one class of 3rd and 4th graders through a combination of labs and group activities centered around chemistry. Topics include botany, microscopy, bio-luminescence, physical/chemical change, and polymers. Grades are not taken in this camp - it's meant to be a fun exploration of chemistry and an introduction to research topics at UT Austin. The Chemistry Camp Instructor will be supported by UTeach Outreach staff and UT student interns.
 
Research in Life Sciences Camp Instructor: The Research in Life Sciences Instructor is responsible for leading one class of 5th and 6th graders through a combination of labs and group activities centered around the life sciences. Activities include a sheep brain dissection, isolating chloroplasts, and extracting strawberry DNA. Grades are not taken in this camp - it's meant to be a fun exploration of biology and an introduction to research topics at UT Austin. The Research in Life Sciences Camp Instructor will be supported by UTeach Outreach staff and UT student interns.