STEM Challenge Instructor - Temp
Company: Temple University
Posted on: April 18, 2019
The STEM Challenge Instructor is a temporary position that supports
the Office of Summer and Special Programs pre-college Women in STEM
program for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. The Women
in STEM program takes place on Temple Universitys Main Campus for
two weeks and is a program designed to introduce students to STEM
problem-solving skills and future college majors and careers.
Students will participate in an interdisciplinary, team-based STEM
challenge. They will also take field trips to meet women working in
various STEM fields and participate in college resource seminars to
learn more about the college admissions process and what it is like
to be a college student.
The STEM Challenge Instructor is responsible for the curriculum
development and instruction of the portion of Women in STEM that is
devoted to the interdisciplinary STEM challenge. The program will
run for one (1) two-week session: July 22-August 2, 2019. During
this session, the STEM challenge will run for ten (10) 2.5-hour
sessions for a total of 25 non-credit contact hours. The
anticipated schedule is 9:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. from Monday
The STEM Challenge Instructor will develop and deliver engaging,
accessible curriculum for high school students for these 25
non-credit contact hours per session. The curriculum should
introduce students to STEM problem-solving skills and should
include hands-on team-based projects to address sustainability
challenges in the Philadelphia region. The STEM challenge
curriculum should include skills that could be explored through a
variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, engineering,
architecture and built environments, computer science, and
geography. By the end of the workshop, student participants should
leave with a greater understanding of college and career
opportunities in STEM, and a prototype of a product that addresses
a sustainability challenge.
Women in STEM is a pilot program, and will not run if it does not
meet its enrollment goals. Continuous monitoring throughout the
first 6 months of 2019 may result in the cancellation the program.
Notice of any cancellation will be given by June 1, 2019.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree and previous experience in curriculum development
and teaching, especially at the secondary level. An equivalent
combination of education and experience may be considered.
Required Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to interact positively with high school
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills along with the
ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of
Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders, with
strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to collaborate,
multi-task, and prioritize.
Ability to pass a state and federal criminal background check and
obtain child abuse clearances.
*Graduate degree or graduate degree in a STEM field or science
This position requires a background check
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal
opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability,
ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as
detailed in the position description employees have an obligation
to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest
to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict
with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution.
Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with
applicable laws, University and. employment policies and
regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments
which their essential functions cause them to interact.
To obtain additional information about Temple University please
visit our website at www.temple.edu.
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You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple Universitys
Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.
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