Math Instructor – Upward Bound Program (Academic Access and Opportunity)



Job description

Boston, MA

Suffolk University’s Upward Bound Program is an intensive six week educational experience offered to a select number of Boston Public School students. The goal of the program is to assist these students in achieving positive post-secondary outcomes through academic tutoring, test prep and concentrated academic classes. Summer Instructors are responsible for teaching during Upward Bound’s six-week summer component. The goal of curriculum design is to be responsive to DOE curriculum requirements for the coming academic year.

Math Instructor Position:

Bridging the Gap Between Math Class and the Real World: In this course students will learn and apply the concepts of an upper level mathematics course, along with investigating the ideas behind budgeting time and money in college.  Students will be pushed to look at things like credit, loan repayment, etc.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum according to Upward Bound program guidelines for assigned class.  Design class with subject matter that reflects current high school content as specified in MA Department of Education (DOE) curriculum frameworks and to meet learning outcomes.
  • Facilitate a course with a cohort of a diverse population of students and respond in an appropriate manner to behavior and student concern as well as collaborating with Teaching Assistant (TA) and Upward Bound (UB)staff.
  • Respect Upward Bound summer policies and procedures: possessing a thorough understanding of the Upward Bound Program’s overall goals and assist with a program of study that will promote success and generate confidence for students.
  • Develop and administer pre and post-testing to students at the beginning and end of the summer program.  Prepare and submit daily homework assignments, missing homework assignment sheets and daily attendance sheets.  Submit progress reports on each student’s performance on a weekly basis or as necessary.

Requirements/Qualifications (examples):

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in the relevant field.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • A teaching philosophy that embraces the belief that all students can succeed given the appropriate environment and curriculum.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop curriculum that is engaging and relevant.
  • Appropriate Massachusetts teaching credential plus one year of high school or college classroom experience.
  • Instructors must be committed to Upward Bound’s goals and objectives and exhibit qualities necessary for working with students and parents.
  • Must be highly-motivated, energetic, and engaging.
  • Experience working with a diverse population of students is preferred.

How to apply

Apply online

Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.  We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training,  service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.

Suffolk University has touched many lives as it has grown from a one-room school to a world-class academic institution. We at Suffolk take pride in being a personal, student-centered school, where faculty and administrators know students by name. We take the time to recognize each student’s promise, raise his or her expectations, and build important mentoring relationships.