UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars

The Robinson Center (RC) is seeking instructors for our 2023 Summer Programs: Summer Challenge, a three-week program for students who have just completed 5th and 6th grade (Mon - Fri, July 10th - 28th), and Summer Stretch, a four-week program for those finishing 7th - 10th grades (Mon - Thurs, July 5th - 27th).* This position involves course planning, day-to-day class instruction, supervision of teaching aides, weekly individual progress reports, and final transcripts.

*Note: Depending on Seattle Public School make up dates, Stretch may run on the Challenge schedule.

RC summer programs offer highly capable students a fast-paced, challenging curriculum in a variety of subjects. Our course offerings vary from year to year but typically include STEM (chemistry, robotics, precalculus), the social sciences (macroeconomics, urban planning) and the humanities (creative writing, philosophy). For a complete list of 2022 course offerings, visit the Summer Programs page.

Many instructors design their own courses for our programs, and we are eager to review and consider a wide variety of proposals. However, we are also specifically recruiting instructors who would be willing to teach the following courses:

  • Architecture/Urban Planning
  • American Literature
  • Algebra 2
  • Robotics
  • Game Design
  • Mock Trial
  • STEM courses
  • And anything else hands-on and engaging you would like to design!

Compensation: Instructors will be paid $5,000 (taxable) for the entire body of work, from planning to final transcripts, to be paid in one (taxable) lump sum on August 10th, 2023.

The Summer Program Instructor will report directly to the Summer Program Director.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attending staff orientation prior to the start of the Summer Program;
  • Designing and developing course curriculum, with guidance from Summer Program staff;
  • Preparing all course materials, including syllabus, assessments, and instructional materials, and communicating with students and families;
  • Classroom instruction;
  • Supervision of teaching aide(s), including the timely approval of their time sheets;
  • Assessment of students’ progress, completion of weekly progress reports and final transcripts.

Requirements:

  • BA in relevant subject area or equivalent experience;
  • At least two years of teaching experience or equivalent experience;
  • Ability to attend all class sessions and trainings/orientations;
  • The ability to work collaboratively with staff and students at the Robinson Center;
  • A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification prior to hiring.

Desired

  • Experience teaching youth identified as highly capable.

To Apply:

Please fill out this form: Summer 2023 Instructors and send any questions to the program director Jana Lamon at: jlamon@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.