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Upward Bound Summer Language Arts Instructor

Posting ID 120057
Department Center for Diversity and Enrichment/Office of the Provost
Jobcode Adjunct Instructor
Working Title Upward Bound Summer Language Arts Instructor

The University of Iowa TRIO Upward Bound Project is seeking a Summer Language Arts Instructor to create and teach an engaging language arts course to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students in the Upward Bound summer program. Each course will be taught in a Tuesday/Thursday format to simulate the structure of a college course. Each class period will last 90 minutes (for a total of 180 instructional minutes per week). Instructors may apply to teach multiple courses.

Duties include:

- Create an engaging grade-level appropriate language arts course curriculum and syllabus for each course taught. Courses should include career exploration in fields related to language arts.

- Effectively implement curriculum developed for each course, utilizing a variety of teaching techniques, including cooperative learning approaches, interactive labs, and computer interactive technologies.

- Instruct students in specific study and logic strategies for language arts.

- Familiarize students with college expectations unique to the study of language arts.

- Develop and administer a language arts skill pretest and posttest, and deliver data to Educational Specialists upon completion of the course.

- Develop and implement language-arts-themed field trip with one other language arts instructor on/near campus to compliment course material.

- Update student grades by Friday of each week.

- Other duties as assigned


$24-$32 per hour as commensurate

Minimum requirement of ten hours per week with a maximum of eighteen hours per week. Each week, all instructors will be expected to complete three hours of prep time, three hours of class time, attend a one-hour staff meeting, and help facilitate a two-hour study hall session. In addition, instructors will have the opportunity to earn eight additional hours per week by participating in the following: Friday field trips, special activities, and additional study hall attendance.

Attendance at the training/special event dates listed below is required. Instructors will also be required to plan and lead one Friday field trip in collaboration with their instructional subject group.


May 22nd

Final Curriculum and Supply List Due Via Email

May 29th

Instructional Staff Orientation

June 19th

All Staff Training

June 20th

Summer Program Kickoff Picnic

June 22- July 23

Classroom teaching and weekly meetings

July 23rd

Closing Ceremony



- Bachelor’s degree

- Ability to employ a variety of teaching strategies, including cooperative learning

- Ability to teach the reasoning process involved the study of language arts

- Ability to handle multiple assignments, conflicting demands and priorities


- Current certification to teach language arts at the secondary level

- Experience teaching language arts to high school students

- Experience incorporating computer technology into teaching and learning

- Experience working with students from low-income backgrounds, multiethnic backgrounds, and/or who are potential first-generation college graduates

Appropriate background checks (e.g. criminal background and credential checks) will be conducted.

Phone: 3193356708
Application Instructions Applicants may apply online at or obtain a paper version of the application by visiting 2750 University Capitol Center or calling or emailing Upward Bound at the below contact information.

An on-campus interview will be required. If you have questions, please call Upward Bound at (319) 335-6708 or email .

Continuous recruitment: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Applications will no longer be accepted after May 1st, 2020.

Ad Start Date 01/28/2020
Ad End Date 05/01/2020