Seasonal Math Instructor, Veteran's Upward Bound Program

Part Time Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University is delighted to announce a position as the Seasonal Mathematics Instructor for the Veteran's Upward Bound Summer Program.  Suffolk University’s Veterans Upward Bound Summer Program consists of a ten-week intensive educational session offered to Veterans who are preparing for transition into post-secondary education. The goal of the program is to assist these students in achieving positive college outcomes through academic tutoring, test prep and concentrated academic classes. Summer Instructors are responsible for teaching during the Veterans Upward Bound’s summer component. The goal of curriculum design is to be responsive to DOE curriculum requirements for the coming academic year.

Accuplacer Mathematics: In this course, students will review basic arithmetic, quantitative reasoning, and algebra concepts in preparation for the Accuplacer. The goal of curriculum design is to be responsive to DOE curriculum requirements for the coming academic year. The curriculum will parallel content on the Accuplacer exam to ensure that students are testing at a college level upon completion.

Veterans Upward Bound Summer Terms:

Summer Program Instruction Dates: Monday, June 6th – Sunday, August 14th    

*Course meeting times TBD

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • 15%           Develop curriculum according to Veterans Upward Bound program guidelines for an assigned class.  Design class with subject matter that reflects current pre-college (12th grade) content as specified in MA Department of Education (DOE) curriculum frameworks and to meet learning outcomes.

  • 65%           Facilitate a course with a cohort of a diverse population of students and respond in an appropriate manner to behavior and student concerns as well as collaborating with Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) staff. 

  • 15%           Respect Veterans Upward Bound summer policies and procedures: possessing a thorough understanding of the VUB Program’s overall goals and assisting with a program of study that will promote success and generate confidence for students.

  • 5%             Develop and administer pre and post-testing to students at the beginning and end of the summer program.  Prepare and submit weekly assignments that support the subject matter. Tracking attendance and tutoring for all students and providing that information to VUB Directors.  Submit progress reports on each student’s performance on a weekly basis or as necessary.

Requirements/Qualifications (examples):

  • B.A. or B.S. degree in the relevant field.  Master’s degree preferred.

  • A teaching philosophy that embraces the belief that all students can succeed given the appropriate environment and curriculum.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop a curriculum that is engaging and relevant.

  • Instructors must be committed to Veteran Upward Bound’s goals and objectives and exhibit qualities necessary for working with students and parents.

  • Must be highly motivated, energetic, and engaging.

  • Experience working with a diverse population of students is preferred.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.