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The mission of the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC) at the University of Washington is threefold: teaching, research, and service. The RC is a leader in the nation for developing programs that serve highly capable young pre-college and college students.
Through early entrance programs we prepare younger students for college and provide them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities in a vibrant, intellectual community at the University of Washington. We also provide outreach through enrichment and summer programs that offer classes for highly capable Puget Sound students. The Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery of best practice in supporting highly capable young students, and maintains the UW’s position as an internationally renowned center of gifted education.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Transition School has an opening for a Science Instructor. This position reports to the Principal of the Transition School, and will work with the Administration to develop an appropriate curriculum, to then have full responsibility for the teaching of the course. The instructor will also serve as a member of the Transition School faculty in terms of collaboration and decision-making.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Designing and teaching the Transition School Science course during Fall and Winter Quarters. Preparing course materials, lectures, presentations, select textbooks, and grade all assignments. Consulting with the Administration regarding curriculum;
Providing regular assessments of students via progress reports;
Attending weekly TS faculty meetings and monthly RC staff meetings;
Attending Student Orientation, “Parent Night”, Camp Casey, Camp Huston and other faculty included events;
Hold individual tutorials with students for designated weeks of the quarter- to be arranged in consultation with the TS Principal;
Supervising one student teaching assistant;
Contributing to decisions regarding admittance of students who have completed Transition School into the Early Entrance Program;
Other duties as needed.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Biology or Chemistry and at least three years of relevant teaching experience;
Able to attend all class sessions and required events (occasional nights and weekends);
A Ph.C. or Ph.D. in Biology or Chemistry;
Experience working with diverse populations, expertise in teaching/supporting underrepresented students;
Experience working with younger students (ages 13-15);
Familiarity with gifted education.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a cyclical 50% FTE, 7-month appointment, from 09/01 - 03/31 each academic year.
The Robinson Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and documentation statuses. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.
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