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Position: Upward Bound Math and Science Program Science Instructors
Institution: Xavier University of Louisiana
Department: Student Academic Success Office
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Duties: Develop, plan and teach Physical Science, Biology I, II and Lab or Chemistry I, II, Physics and Lab based on the Common Core State Standards for the State of Louisiana. Tailor course of study by developing modifications for several levels of academic ability and previous achievement (Differentiated Instruction). Develop and present lesson plans by using a variety of techniques, including lectures, lab usage, projects, exhibits, field trips, audio/visual and library resources, computers and the internet to be submitted to the Program Director for approval
Requirements: Earned Bachelor's Degree and a valid state teaching certificate in core subject. Instructors who qualify to teach college level Science courses in the areas of concentration can be exempt from certification. Ability to exhibit professional and personal qualities necessary for working with low-income and first generation students. Sensitivity to the needs and obstacles faced by the targeted populations
   
Text: Posting Details Posting Number: 1000708 Classification Title: Other Professional, Non-Mgr. Position Title: Upward Bound Math and Science Program Science Instructors Position Type: Staff Department: Student Academic Success Office Job Summary Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for two part-time Upward Bound Math and Science Program Science Instructors. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a grant funded position and continuation is dependent upon funding and/or need. Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is Catholic and historically Black. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service. The Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) Program is a federally funded educational program based at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA). It is designed to expose first generation and low-income students to the collegiate environment and encourage them to pursue STEM majors and careers. The program serves 60 students from five targeted local high schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, including Warren Easton Charter School, New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, Lord Beaconsfield Landry Oliver Perry Walker High School, Lake Area new Tech Early College High School, and George Washington Carver Collegiate High School. Each of the selected schools has a significant number of students who meet the UBMS program requirements (i.e., first generation and low income) and have an interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. The Upward Bound Math and Science Program, positioned in Xavier University's Student Academic Success Office (SASO), will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Executive Director of the Office of Student Academic Success Office. The Science Instructors will report to the Program Director who is charged with managing the day-to-day operations of the UBMS Program and ensuring that participants receive academic instruction, tutoring, advising, and personal, group, and career counseling/information. Participants are required to meet at least 12 Saturdays during the academic year and participate in a Summer Bridge/Summer Non-Bridge Program. Minimum Qualifications: ● Earned Bachelor's Degree (Master's preferred) and a valid state teaching certificate in core subject ● Instructors who qualify to teach college level Science courses in the areas of concentration can be exempt from certification ● Ability to exhibit professional and personal qualities necessary for working with low-income and first generation students ● Sensitivity to the needs and obstacles faced by the targeted populations Preferred Qualifications: See minimum qualifications Posting Date: 11-05-2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants: Attach on- line your resume/curriculum vitae, cover letter, valid teaching certificate, transcripts (unofficial or official) and contact information for three references (Other Document Slot) Special Requirements ● Develop, plan and teach Physical Science, Biology I, II and Lab or Chemistry I, II, Physics and Lab based on the Common Core State Standards for the State of Louisiana ● Tailor course of study by developing modifications for several levels of academic ability and previous achievement (Differentiated Instruction) ● Develop and present lesson plans by using a variety of techniques, including lectures, lab usage, projects, exhibits, field trips, audio/visual and library resources, computers and the internet to be submitted to the Program Director for approval ● Monitor, assist, correct and evaluate student results by preparing assignments, tests and homework (Midterm and Final grades are to be submitted in a timely manner) ● Maintain a safe, secure and healthy educational environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with program regulations ● Intercept deterioration in achievement by counseling students with academic difficulties; drawing on the program's resources for additional academic assistance ● Keep UBMS staff informed by maintaining records of academic performance, attendance and social acclimation; reporting on all elements of student development at staff-teacher meetings, both regularly scheduled and as-needed ● Provide student support services by monitoring student activities ● Update job knowledge by attending staff meetings, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications and maintaining professional networks Fall Semester (September-December) and Spring Semester (January-May), Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (tentative). Summer (June- July), Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (tentative). Return to Search Results
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