TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded grant that provides support for first-generation to college and low-income students in preparation for success in postsecondary education. The Upward Bound Summer English Instructor will provide remote instruction in literary analysis and writing. The instructor is responsible for preparing a syllabi and curriculum that will introduce students to foundational concepts in the subject of instruction. In addition, UB instructors will develop assessment tools that measure student's growth over the course of instruction. This is a temporary summer position that pays $25 an hour. Instructors will be required to attend an APU new employee onboarding and complete two hours of esteem training. Instruction will consist of one hour sessions with a maximum of 2 hours of instruction a day. Instructor will be expected to complete curriculum and syllabi within 15 hours of curriculum development time over a course of two weeks and 25 hours of class preparation. Instructor must commit to six weeks of instruction from June 21, 2021 - July 29, 2021. Hours allocated for this position including training, curriculum development, preparatory time, and staff meetings totals 95 hours.
All instruction occurs between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. No instruction occurs on Fridays.
Bachelor's Degree or higher in English or related field
Preferred: California Teaching Credential, Masters degree in subject of instruction or Education
Experience providing instruction in classroom setting
Preferred: Working with high school students in an educational capacity
Preferred: Working knowledge of California Content Standards in subject of instruction
Preferred: Life experience with barriers similar to those from TRIO target populations, including but not limited to being a member of an underrepresented group in higher education, being a first-generation student, being from a low-income family, or having a disability
Preferred: Developing and implementing distance learning curriculum and instruction.
Primary Duties/Essential Functions
Preparation of syllabus and teaching of curriculum in subject area of instruction.
Designs, develops, and deliver distance learning curriculum.
Develop supplies list within budgetary framework provided by project director.
Determine student mastery of material and assign final course grade from evaluation of tests, quizzes, homework, and other assignments and activities related to course material.
Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings.
Attend end of summer evaluation with Upward Bound staff.
Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.
Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on program needs.
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Knowledge of effective instructional methods and practices.
Ability to develop assessments and monitor student progress.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to manage details and follow through.
Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.
The Ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Azusa Pacific University is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU continues to be recognized annually as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.