ART/PHOTOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR AT ACADEMIC SUMMER PROGRAM
University of Chicago
Summer Institute for the Gifted
Starting Date: June 2013
Deadline: Posted until filled
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) is looking for qualified instructors for their residential academic enrichment program located on the UC Berkeley campus. These positions are for summer 2013 and are non-residential.
The mission of SIG is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs.
SIG instructors will support the growth of the student's knowledge and understanding of the course subject material. Courses employ a creative methodology and focus on providing meaningful connections between student interests and the overarching course concepts. SIG courses should culminate in a final student presentation that requires the synthesis and evaluation of their new-found knowledge. The goal is less about covering content and more about providing meaningful connections between student interests and the overarching course concepts.
Instructors must demonstrate flexibility in their role, as well as strong time management skills to complete the planning for course preparation. The pre and post camp responsibilities are related to course planning and student evaluations.
We are looking for qualified Instructors to work at our three week sessions on the University of Chicago campus. Overall program focuses include Science, Math, Technology, Humanities, Multi-Disciplinary, Visual/Performing Arts, and Recreation.
Instructor positions are paid by education level and per course taught. Instructors are not provided with housing, so we are looking for local candidates that can provide daily transportation to and from campus. Instructors can teach multiple courses during one session or both sessions.
About the Summer Institute for the Gifted:
SIG began in 1984 and has expanded over the past 28 summers to include 14 residential sessions in 9 states and over 15 day, after school, online, and Saturday programs. In 2012, they served close to 2,500 academically gifted students in Kindergarten through 11th grade.
SIG is a program of the National Society for the Gifted and Talented, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Position Type: Summer
Positions Available: 4
Welcome to University of Chicago!
To be considered for an Instructor position, qualifications must include:
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree (Master's degree or equivalent preferred)
Independent Teaching experience; Gifted Teaching Experience preferred
Leadership or supervisory experience within an educational institution
Demonstrates experience with and knowledge of the academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted students
To read course descriptions, please visit University of Chicago Academics on our website: http://www.giftedstudy.org/Residential/chicago/courses.asp
Sample courses include:
- Digital Photography
- Two and Three-D Media: Drawing and Sculpting
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
9 West Broad Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Apply online: http://www.giftedstudy.org/employment/