Appointment:Temporary, full time (1.0 FTE) Position Summary:Access Programs' Summer Academic Challenge (SAC) is a four-week innovative STEAM enrichment program serving low income, first generation, and student of color primarily from Tacoma Public Schools and Pierce County. Students arrive on June 25, 2020 and finish the program on July 23, 2020. Classes are held on the University of Puget Sound's campus. Teachers must have experience and enjoy teaching in collaborative student-centered learning environments. Ideal candidates have experience teaching in STEM fields and are enthusiastic and innovative. We are seeking three teachers, each to work with a group of 20-25 students in one of the following grade levels: 7th/8th, 9th/10th, and 11th/12th.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Lead hands-on, engaging lessons using a newly designed STEAM Curriculum
Prepare lesson plans based on the provided curriculum and provide feedback and suggestions for updates to the curriculum
Collaborate in planning field trips and accompany students on field trips
Prepare a list of laboratory space and resources required in advance of the start of the program
Oversee 2-3 college student staff members
Participate in a three-day orientation before the beginning of the program
Maintain student records and track student work/progress over the summer
Certification in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM)
Prior experience working with youth from diverse populations
Experience teaching with Project Based/Collaborative Learning methods
Willingness and ability to work collaboratively
Ability and interest in implementing the newly designed STEAM curriculum
Can facilitate engaging and enriching activities in small and large groups
Able to commit to working for the duration of the four-week program plus a three-day orientation
Able to start lesson planning early enough so as to provide lists of materials, coordinate field trips, etc.
Ability to respectfully work, communicate and provide leadership within a diverse campus community
Compensation and Benefits: Decisions about starting salaries are made based on the extent and relatedness of the candidate's education and experience and on internal equity and market considerations.
This position is not eligible for benefits.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 15, 2020 to ensure consideration, or until position is filled.
Letter of Interest
Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry and if applicable for the position, drug screen, physical test and functional assessment.
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About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nations most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit 'About Puget Sound' (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
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Puget Sound is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 1888, the University of Puget Sound is rich in history and traditions enjoyed by generations of students, faculty, and community members. Puget Sound offers a four-year curriculum in the liberal arts tradition with more than 50 traditional and interdisciplinary programs as well as selected graduate programs that build effectively on a liberal arts foundation.