UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars

Position Description:

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking candidates to teach classes for highly interested and motivated students in the Saturday Enrichment Program. The quarterly program will serve students currently in the K-8th grade. This position involves curriculum development, class instruction, supervision of a teaching assistant, and working with the Robinson Center staff on activities related to dissemination.

2022-23 Saturday Dates:
Fall Quarter: October 1 - November 19
Winter Quarter: January 21 - March 18 (no class 2/18)
Spring Quarter: April 1 - May 20

Compensation: Instructors will be paid $560 per class (Eight 50-minute class sessions) for the entire body of work, with the ability to teach up to 3 classes per quarter. This reflects an hour of planning time for each hour of class time, at $35/hr. Any training or orientation time will be paid at the same rate.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Course development and instruction;
  • Preparation of course materials, syllabi, lectures and presentations. Some of these will be kept on file at the Robinson Center for dissemination with teacher consent as appropriate;
  • Preparation of student assessments to monitor student progress;
  • Class preparation time as required;
  • Communication with students and families;
  • Collaboration with the Robinson Center Staff on dissemination of class activities;
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Advanced degree in subject matter;
  • At least two years teaching experience;
  • Able to attend all class sessions and staff orientation;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center.


  • Experience teaching academically advanced pre-K – 12th grade students.

Conditions of Employment:

  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to employment;
  • Must be available for all Saturday class dates for the quarter being applied to;
  • Per UW policy, all employees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.


Send a letter of interest, resume, three (3) references, and abstract of the proposed class (100-150 words with subject matter and proposed title) to Kathryn Higgins, Saturday Program Manager, kahigg@uw.edu

The Robinson Center is committed to providing a safe and welcoming space to people of all genders, religions, national origins, races, disabilities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, and documentation statuses. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind.