Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
1st Shift (Days)
This is a 6.5-month, 20 hours/week position,which includes some weekends and evenings. It begins in September and is expected to run through March of 2018.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The mission of the Halbert and Nancy Robinson Center for Young Scholars (RC) at the University of Washington is threefold: teaching, research, and service. The RC is a leader in the nation for developing programs that serve highly capable young pre-college and college students.
Through early entrance programs we prepare younger students for college and provide them with challenging, accelerated learning opportunities in a vibrant, intellectual community at the University of Washington. We also provide outreach through enrichment and summer programs that offer classes for highly capable Puget Sound students. The Robinson Center is a site for research and discovery of best practice in supporting highly capable young students, and maintains the UW's position as an internationally renowned center of gifted education.
Position Description: The Transition School has an opening for a Temporary, Part-Time Science Instructor. This position reports to the Associate Director/Principal of the Transition School, and will work with the Administration to develop an appropriate curriculum, to then have full responsibility for the teaching of the course. The instructor will also serve as a member of the Transition School faculty in terms of collaboration and decision-making.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Designing and teaching the Transition School Science course during Fall and Winter Quarters. Preparing course materials, lectures, presentations, select textbooks, and grade all assignments. Consulting with the Administration regarding curriculum;
Providing regular assessments of students via progress reports;
Attending weekly TS faculty meetings and monthly RC staff meetings;
Attending Student Orientation Overnight to Camp Huston;
Attending Parent Night Winter quarter;
Holding regular office hours to meet with students outside of class;
Supervising one student assistant;
Contributing to decisions regarding admittance of students who have completed Transition School into the Early Entrance Program.
A Bachelor's degree or higher in Biology or Chemistry, and at least two years of relevant experience;
Able to attend all class sessions and required events;
Teaching experience either at college level or with younger students.
A Ph.C. or Ph.D. in Biology or Chemistry;
At least two years teaching experience at the college level;
Experience working with younger students (ages 13-15);
Familiarity with gifted education.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.