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A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

  1. Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position.
  2. Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Please furnish professional references and attached to resume as one document: be highly recommended by at least one professional associate (administrator, teacher, counselor).

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways Science Teacher

Compensation: $35/hour This is a part-time temporary position.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Wolverine Pathways teachers will provide exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area of Science to the communities of Ypsilanti, Southfield, or Detroit. They will facilitate the summer program for highly motivated rising 7th and 12th grade scholars. We are looking for teachers to fill positions for the summer Mon-Thur sessions (2018), and the upcoming fall and winter Saturday sessions.


Teachers will teach pre-developed curriculum to highly motivated students during the four week summer session, and eight week fall and/or winter Saturday sessions.  Science: Saturday: Professional Development TBD; Monday, July 2, 2018 - Thursday, July 26, 2018. 

Science winter session dates below: 

  • July 2, 2018 (excluding July 4, 2018) Academic Week 1 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • July 9, 2018 Academic Week 2 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • July 16, 2018 Academic Week 3 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • July 23, 2018 Academic Week 4 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related specialty
  • Certification in specialty/grade level
  • At least 2 years experience in selected subject area
  • Experience with project-based teaching styles
  • Science teachers should have experience with inquiry-based teaching styles
  • Have excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Be dynamic and creative in the implementation of lessons
  • Be proficient in oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to attend pre-session training day and professional development sessions
  • Specific ability-based competencies include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Prepare and administer course and student assessments
  • Communicate any conflicts or other issues that could potentially compromise the integrity of the teaching and learning in writing to the Project Coordinator

Desired Qualifications*

  • At least 4 years experience in selected subject area
  • Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations
  • If a high school teacher, experience with ACT/SAT preparation facilitation

Additional Information

  • Classes of 20 or fewer
  • All scholars are application vetted honor roll students  
  • Teaching sites located in Ypsilanti, Southfield, Detroit

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.