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Next review date:Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Center for Educational Partnerships seeks qualified temporary non-tenure track, part-time Instructors (TSPs) for Summer 2019 to teach in the Pre-College Academy (PCA), a six-week college-preparatory summer program hosted by the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at the University of California, Berkeley. EAOP partners with schools, districts, community organizations and families to empower underserved students and prepare them for college and career success. For over 30 years, PCA has provided intensive academic enrichment for EAOP students from partner high schools throughout the Bay Area. PCA prepares students for academic success in the following school year, including excellence in classes that meet the University of California's A-G subject requirements and enrollment in Honors and Advanced Placement courses.
PCA offers students rigorous coursework, college-style expectations and an environment of challenging academic camaraderie. Students commit to two academic classes, including a Writing course, and a second course in Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Calculus). Writing courses are theme based, drawing on a range of academic disciplines. Examples of courses taught in the past include, Living in the Shadows: Race, Struggle & Identity Politics; Zombie Apocalypse: A Post Apocalyptic Study of Modern America; and Fuk & Zafa: Masculinity, Identity & Oppression. Additionally, students attend weekly activity sessions that may include team building and leadership activities, college counseling, and field trips. All classes are offered on the UC Berkeley campus.
Screening of applicants begins immediately. Applicants will be selected for summer 2019 . TSP appointments begin on June 17, 2019 and program ends July 25, 2019 with a debrief on July 30, 2019.
Teaching Responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding instructors (TSPs) who can teach courses in EAOP's Pre-College Academy, grades 9-11. Successful candidates will create and implement an exciting theme-based writing course geared toward high school students who have completed their 9th and 10th grade years.
Refer to for details on the program. Individuals who qualify to teach college writing are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching load consists of two sections of class, Monday through Thursday. Morning classes will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day, and afternoon classes from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Each section has approximately 25 students.
General Duties: Instructors will work with a teaching assistant. In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include: preparing course materials (including syllabus, course calendar, course reader, assignments, etc.), reviewing student diagnostic tests and applying results to the course design, holding office hours, submitting student progress reports and assigning grades, tutoring and advising students, attending weekly staff/instructor meetings, and supervising the work of the teaching assistant. Instructors are also required to attend a training session on May 18, 2019, orientation on June 1, 2019, and a debriefing session in July 2019 along with a teacher/staff retreat and all other educational and co-curricular PCA activities.
Basic Qualifications (required at the time of application)
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree)
Teaching credential, or at least 2 years experience with secondary education
Experience and/or understanding of Project-Based Learning approaches to education
Experience with curriculum development
Experience with basic research methodologies
Ability to teach courses in an intensive, fast-paced schedule
Cross-cultural awareness and understanding of issues faced by low-income, first-generation students
Passion for teaching underrepresented students
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. This position is a Mandated Reporter under California law, and the successful candidates will be required to complete the UC course for Mandated Reporters.
Salary: This is a six-week teaching appointment beginning in June 2019, approximately 35-40 hours/week, with $6000 financial compensation for the limited appointment duration. Pre-program duties will also be required in May and early June and one final meeting in August.
The Center for Educational Partnerships is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.