2016 Summer Academy for Creative Studies
Characteristics of target audience
- High school students, rising 10th through 12th grade (ages 14-17)
- Low-income, first-generation
- Students attend Persistently Lowest Achieving (PLA) school districts in Pennsylvania
- Half are English Language Learners (ELL), native Spanish speakers, and the children of Pennsylvania’s migrant farmworkers
Qualifications include: dedication to educating the next generation, development of introductory level concepts, and strong desire to assist students in understanding learning course work. Instructors are encouraged to use inquiry-based teaching methods, field trips, hands-on activities, and other creative means to support their lessons. Courses should not be designed for depth of content, but rather to promote confidence and persistence/diligence in a content area. Courses should be written to connect content with critical thinking and communication skills. An interest in incorporating a Social Justice theme into curriculum is highly desired. We need educators to teach in the following areas:
- Academic Courses:
- Critical Writing and Reading
- ESL instruction
- Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, Calculus)
- Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Anatomy, AP/Advanced Science, for example)
- Electives - various, with an emphasis on academic, college, and life preparation
- Time frame: June 13 - July 13
- Class size: 10 to 12 students
- Class time: Varies. On average, 4 to 6 hours each course, per week. In general, Science and Math in morning, Critical Reading/Writing and the Liberal Arts in afternoon.
- Pay Rate: Determined based on experience. Please refer to the official job posting for more information.
- Materials: UB/UBM has a limited selection of textbooks available; however, you may prefer to utilize materials with which you are more familiar. Please contact the UB/UBM office for information specific to the course you are interested in teaching.
UB/UBM employs a team of Penn State graduate and undergraduate students who enjoy tutoring, mentoring, and facilitating small group activities for high school-aged youth. Residential staff are required to reside in the residence hall with our students, lead academic activities, tutor struggling students, create cross-cultural understanding, and develop and integrate programming and teambuilding activities throughout the program – all while fostering a healthy living environment for 80 high school students on campus.
Residential Coordinator (RC):
- Similar to a traditional Residential Director or Hall Coordinator position
- Schedule, supervise, and evaluate the programs of Residential Mentors (RMs)
- Interact and collaborate with staff members from other programs in the residence hall
- Communicate with cleaning and maintenance personnel on an ongoing basis
- Time frame: June 6 through July 22
- Pay rate: TBD. Housing and meals will be provided June 6 - July 22
Residential Mentors (RMs):
- Similar to a traditional RA position
- Establish a supportive, encouraging, and welcoming environment in the residence hall and within small group (6 to 7 students)
- Serve as a role model
- Enforce program and University rules and policies
- Time frame: June 6 - July 22
- Pay rate: $460/week. Housing and meals provided length of employment
How do I apply?
Please visit the following links below to apply for each respective position:
- Summer Instructors: https://psu.jobs/job/61251
- Residential Coordinator (RC): https://psu.jobs/job/61254
- Residential Mentor (RM): https://psu.jobs/job/61253
For more information, please contact our office by calling 814-865-2320 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.