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STEM Challenge Instructor - Temp

Company: Temple University
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

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 through Friday.

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 students.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of individuals.
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.

Preferred:
*Graduate degree or graduate degree in a STEM field or science education preferred

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 law.

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.

Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: http://www.temple.edu/safety/asfr/

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple Universitys Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

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