Veterans Upward Bound Instructor (Temp Non-Exempt)

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • May 14, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems English/ESL/Writing/Linguistics Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

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Veterans Upward Bound Instructor (Temp Non-Exempt)

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Veterans Upward Bound Instructor (Temp Non-Exempt)

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
UPenn Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), a federally funded college preparatory program, provides no-cost academic services to 160 veterans living across the following counties: Bucks, PA; Chester, PA; Delaware, PA; Montgomery, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Camden, NJ and Burlington, NJ.

Instructor Openings:
Life and physical science
College reading and writing
Computer and digital literacy

Job Description

UPenn Veterans Upward Bound (VUB), a federally funded college preparatory program, provides services at no cost to 160 veterans living across the following counties: Bucks, PA; Chester, PA; Delaware, PA; Montgomery, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Camden, NJ and Burlington, NJ.

The program offers free virtual and in-person college prep services including:

  • academic assessment, digital literacy programming, advising, and counseling;
  • non-credit academic classes and tutoring;
  • college and financial aid application assistance, and educational support services.


The primary goal of VUB is to prepare eligible veterans to enter, persist, and graduate from post-secondary education of their choice.

Instructor Openings:
Life and physical science
College reading and writing
Computer and digital literacy

Teaching Schedule:

  • Courses take place virtually, via Zoom, with office hours at UPenn Campus.
  • Each section meets for approximately 120 minutes, once per week. Teachers can choose to teach multiple weekly sections if they are available.
  • Days and time of each section can be negotiated based on teacher availability.
  • In addition to teaching responsibilities, we require teachers join us for periodic staff meetings.



Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement curriculum that aligns with the needs and goals of the Veterans Upward Bound program.
  • Teach using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques that are suitable for adult learners.
  • Conduct assessments and provide feedback to students to monitor their progress and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with other program staff to develop and implement student support services, including tutoring, mentoring, and academic counseling.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of student progress and attendance.
  • Participate in program meetings, training sessions, and professional development activities.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in English, Math, Science, Spanish, Education, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • ​At least 2 years of experience teaching adult learners.
  • Knowledge of best practices in adult education, including instructional strategies and techniques for teaching reading, writing, speaking, mathematics, science, and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience with online teaching and the use of synchronous instructional technologies.
  • Familiarity with the needs and challenges faced by veteran students.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of students and staff.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • Familiarity with learning management tools, such as Canvas or Blackboard.


Compensation:

$25-$30 hourly

Start Date:

September 11th, 2023

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Provost Interdisciplinary Programs

Pay Range
$7.25 - $25.00 Hourly Rate
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.


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