Experienced Instructors and Classroom Teachers and Student Teachers

UTeach Outreach is hiring for Summer 2019! Apply HERE

Positions are open for both Chemistry/Research in Life Science Camp and UT PREP & Related Camps (both position types are described below). 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)

 

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Chemistry/Research in Life Science Camp Positions

Instructors for the Chemistry/Research in Life Science Camp Positions below must available for all camp dates and commit to the following schedule: 

  1. One hour, chosen after you are hired, to come to UT and complete hiring paperwork. 
  2. Two hours, chosen after you are hired, to come to campus for a mini-PD and to receive the curriculum & schedule. 
  3. Camp days: Session I: June 3rd-June 7th, 7:45am-4:15pm AND/OR Session II: July 29th-August 2nd, 7:45am-4:15pm (please specify which session(s) you'd like to work in the application). 

Current Full-Time Positions Available: 

Research in Life Sciences Camp Instructor - The Research in Life Sciences Instructor is responsible for leading one class of 27 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. 

Chemistry Camp Instructor - The Chemistry Camp Instructor is responsible for leading one class of 27 3rd and 4th graders through a combination of labs and group activities centered around chemistry. 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.

 

UT PREP and Related Camp Positions

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

  1. One hour, chosen after you are hired, to come to UT and complete hiring paperwork. 
  2. Mandatory professional development days: June 12-14, please reserve 8am-4pm.
  3. Camp days with children run M-Th, June 17 - July 25, except no camp/work the week of July 1-4. Hours are from 7:45am-4:15pm. 
  4. Additional staff work days:
    • โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹June 21 (Friday 9am-12pm) all summer staff
    • July 12 (Friday 9am-12pm) select PREP 3 staff only
    •  July 19 (Friday 9am-3pm) all summer staff
  5. Reporting and check out: Friday, July 26, 8am-4pm.

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. 

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 1, 2 or 3 (4 needed) - Responsible for two classes of rising 7th/8th graders (UT PREP 1), 8th/9th graders (UT PREP 2), or 9th/10th graders (UT PREP 3). 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.