The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today's brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We are looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY's diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve.
The instructor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online grammar and linguistics courses.
Job responsibilities include the following: guide discussions, explain grammatical concepts, critique student writing, track student work and remind students of deadlines, and compose progress reports and final evaluations of student work. Students' ages vary from 7 – 10 (Language Rules: Building Blocks) to 12 – 17 (Language Rules: From Structure to Style).
Note: This position is not benefits eligible
Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.
Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
Critique student writing.
Provide students with appropriate assignments.
Respond to student metacognitive reflections on the experience of writing an assignment.
Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Adobe Connect, Skype and e-mail.
Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
Compose progress reports and final evaluations of student progress
Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.
Help students use the online course management system (web-based courses)
Report concerns with students, courseware, or systems to supervisor.
Suggest improvements to course contents.
Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in English, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Creative Writing, or Composition and Rhetoric is required. Master's degree is strongly preferred.
At least two years teaching or tutoring experience in linguistics or related field is required. Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, especially gifted students aged 7-17 years, is preferred. Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula. JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Applicants must provide a written response to the prompt
Internal Number: 9327-en_US
About Johns Hopkins University
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