UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars

The Robinson Center has an outstanding opportunity for Summer Instructors to join the Enrichment team! The Summer Instructors will design and teach enrichment courses that offer highly capable students a fast-paced and challenging immersive learning experience.

The Robinson Center for Young Scholars offers two Summer Enrichment Programs:

  • Summer Challenge is a three-week program for students in 5th and 6th grade (Mon - Fri, July 8th - 26th)
  • Summer Stretch is a four-week program for students in 7th - 10th grades (Mon - Thu, July 1st - 25th; no class on July 4th).

In this position, instructors will be responsible for creating the curriculum and all necessary teaching materials prior to the beginning of classes. Instructors will be required to attend two professional development events (March 20 and April 24, 2024; remote) and an orientation event (June 27, 2024; in person). When classes are in session, instructors will be responsible for day-to-day class instruction (classes run from 9 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.), supervision of teaching aides, communication with students and families, and weekly and final assessment of student learning. 

We are recruiting instructors who are interested in teaching the following courses:

  • To the Moon - Astronomy (Challenge)
  • 3D Design & Printing (Challenge)
  • The Chemistry of Everything (Challenge)
  • Creative Writing (Challenge)
  • Geometry (Stretch)
  • Intro to Programming (Stretch)
  • Speech and Debate (Stretch)
  • From Galileo to Einstein and Beyond - Physics (Stretch)
  • Robotics Engineering (Stretch)
  • Intro to Biology (Stretch)
  • Intro to Anatomy & Physiology (Stretch)
  • Public Health & Epidemiology (Stretch)

Course descriptions and more information about these courses are available on the Challenge and Stretch programs' webpages.

Compensation: Instructors will be paid $5,250 (taxable) for the entire body of work.

Duties may include:

        Teaching & Learning: Planning, Instruction & Assessment 

    • Maintaining a safe and inclusive classroom environment for a diverse population of students;
    • Designing and developing course curriculum with the advice of the Summer Program Director; 
    • Preparing all course materials, including but not limited to family welcome letters, syllabus, assignments, lesson plans, and supply lists;
    • Preparing and delivering classroom instruction;
    • Coordinating all field trips;
    • Creating weekly class newsletters to be sent to families;
    • For Stretch Program: assessment of each student's progress, including timely completion of final transcripts.

         Program Support, Administrative & Professional Development 

    • Attending all required professional development training;
    • Attending staff orientation prior to the start of the Summer Program;
    • Supervising teaching aide(s);
    • Approving teaching aide’s reported hours in a timely manner.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of professional experience in subject matter;
  • Ability to attend all class sessions and the staff training;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Robinson Center and Summer Program staff.


  • Experience working with academically advanced and highly motivated students; 
  • Experience working with K-12 youth;
  • Experience working with neurodiverse individuals.

Application Assessments:

Applicants will be asked to submit a resume and a teaching statement (max 500 words).

To Apply:

Learn more and apply here!

Questions should be sent to rcsummer@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.