Temporary Instructors, Upward Bound

Updated: 4 days ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: PartTime

The Brandeis University TRiO Upward Bound Program is a year-round college-preparatory program. Our mission is to assist low-income, first-generation college bound high school students in successful completion of secondary education and prepare them academically and socially for enrollment and completion of higher education. Our program is funded to serve 60 high school students attending Waltham High School.

The Upward Bound Summer program is a 6-week day program hosted on campus at Brandeis University that is meant to simulate the college experience for our students. Summer instructors help achieve this goal by planning and implementing dynamic, engaging, and empowering project-based courses. Each of the courses offered to students culminates in a project that demonstrates their learning presented on the last day of the summer program. Program dates for 2024 are: Monday June 24th to Friday August 2nd (4th of July break: 7/4-7/5).

We are hiring for 11 sections of classes. Classes are held 4 days per week for an hour each day. Compensation is $25 per hour.

The topics we hope to cover in our summer curriculum include:

  • Computer Science and Technology
  • Public Health
  • Reading and Writing on topics of Social Justice
  • Math: Pre-Algebra through Calculus
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Foreign Language: Spanish, French, ASL

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design a curriculum that matches and supports Upward Bound’s teaching and learning goals, yearly theme, and is responsive to Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks (guidance will be provided for instructors needing support with curriculum)
  • Incorporate culturally responsive pedagogy, student-centered learning, and multicultural perspectives
  • Focus on one overarching project that guides the content and skills you want students to learn and apply to be presented on the last day of the summer program
  • Implement an assessment/evaluation system for determining student success on assignments, culminating projects, class participation, and the course as a whole


  • BA or BS in related content area
  • Knowledge of Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in related field/content area is a plus.
  • Previous experience working with underserved student populations, educational opportunity programs, and bi-lingual ability preferred

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Diversity, equity and inclusion are important values at Brandeis today and always have been for they are rooted in our founding as an institution. These values serve as a reminder for self-reflection, and a continuous call to grow for us as Brandeisans.  Founded as a model institution for ethnic and religious pluralism, Brandeis University welcomes students, faculty, and staff of all nationalities, religions, and orientations.  Moreover, social justice is central to the mission of Brandeis, which endeavors to foster a just and inclusive campus culture that embraces the evolving diversity of our larger society.  Read more online about our Mission and Diversity Statements at Brandeis Mission and Diversity Statements.

If you are interested in a role and have relevant experience but your work history does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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