English Instructor, Upward Bound Program

Part Time Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University’s Upward Bound Program is an intensive six-week educational experience offered to a select number of Boston Public School students. The goal of the program is to assist these students in achieving positive post-secondary outcomes through academic tutoring, test prep and concentrated academic classes. Summer Instructors are responsible for teaching during Upward Bound’s six-week summer component. The goal of curriculum design is to be responsive to DOE curriculum requirements for the coming academic year.

Summer 2022 Theme:

This summer we are focusing on the role that education plays in our society, lives and first-generation community. As our youth develop a sense of who they are, it is crucial that we support their growth by instilling the importance of experiential education, self-advocacy and empowerment. 

English/Writing Intensive Instructor:

In this course, students will examine how education impacts society. Throughout the summer, students will improve their writing skills by developing a research paper.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:
  • Develop curriculum according to Upward Bound program guidelines for assigned class.  Design class with subject matter that reflects current high school content as specified in MA Department of Education (DOE) curriculum frameworks and to meet learning outcomes.
  • Facilitate a course with a cohort of a diverse population of students and respond in an appropriate manner to behavior and student concern as well as collaborating with Teaching Assistant (TA) and Upward Bound (UB)staff. 
  • Respect Upward Bound summer policies and procedures: possessing a thorough understanding of the Upward Bound Program’s overall goals and assist with a program of study that will promote success and generate confidence for students.
  • Develop and administer pre and post-testing to students at the beginning and end of the summer program.  Prepare and submit daily homework assignments, missing homework assignment sheets and daily attendance sheets.  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 curriculum that is engaging and relevant.
  • Appropriate Massachusetts teaching credential plus one year of high school or college classroom experience.
  • Instructors must be committed to 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.