Job Description For Instructor




  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Ability to develop innovative curriculum in line with course objectives;
  • Expertise in academic area and use of technology in classroom;
  • Ability to relate to rural project participants with diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to motivate students toward academic endeavors.


  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline;
  • Teaching experience with secondary or postsecondary students.


Upward Bound instructors are responsible to the Project Director for providing challenging academic instruction to project participants during the on-campus six-week summer session.


  • Confer with supervisor to discuss program goals and course objectives;
  • Develop and deliver a curriculum that addresses course objectives;
  • Utilize innovative classroom techniques and methodologies that involve students in challenging learning opportunities;
  • Network with University and community resources to include creative active-learning experiences;
  • Provide feedback to students that will enhance their academic growth;
  • Safely transport students in University vehicles;
  • Monitor and report student attendance;
  • Refer to the supervisor those students not making adequate progress;
  • Attend faculty meetings to formatively evaluate student progress and determine improvement strategies for students;
  • Complete summative evaluations highlighting students’ strengths and needs;
  • Submit curriculum evaluation for the purpose of improving program services.