Upward Bound Summer Residential Program Research Mentor Instructor, University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Upward Bound Summer Residential Program Research Mentor Instructor

Organization: University of Wyoming

Location: Laramie, WY

Position Overview: Give the students a very experiential  learning experience through a science-based subject that allows students to select a research topic within the general scope of their subject. I.E. Environmental engineering as the general subject, Climate change as evidenced by melting glaciers as the student topic.  

Duties: The Research mentor and each of the instructors assigned to a research project will meet to discuss academic issues and educational plans at least twice prior to the beginning of the summer program. 

  • Designing a five week curriculum that is age appropriate when offered to a single grade level or that encompasses a range of ages and skills when the course is open to all grade and skill levels.
  • Provide a wide range of learning styles through lecture, group work, and experiential activity. 
  • Arrange Friday’s field trips or work days that allow students firsthand experience or exposure to their topic. One should be on campus, one to Denver, and one of the Mentor’s choice.
  •  Assign a reading list of no more than four items to be read during the comp and lit class.  This should be relevant reading on the general topic of the Mentorship and discussed in both the Research Course and the Comp and Lit course.
  • Actively participate in students’ academic success, including, but not limited to; periodically attending classes, mentoring, helping with homework and checking on completion.

Students will choose a topic that directly relates to the research mentorship and develop their presentation

When applying please indicate in your cover letter what topic or field you would be interested in teaching for the Upward Bound Summer Program. If you are interested in teaching multiple subjects please indicate so in your cover letter. 

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Graduate standing, or further.
  • Pass required background check
  • Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy.

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Doctoral degree or candidate

Start/End Dates: Program Training – Week of June 6,  Dates of Instruction – June 13 – July 22

Mentorship responsibilities by hour: 5 instructional hours, 1 Management Hour, 4 Student contact hours, 8 Field trip hours
Total hours per week = 21 hours. 

How to Apply: Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references along with information regarding the topic you would like to instruct.