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

  1. The reasons for your interest in the position.
  2. Your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. If applicable, discussion of your skills and experience should indicate:
    1. Math content or courses previously taught (e.g., Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus etc.) and the nature and context of your instruction (e.g., as a teacher or tutor; in middle schools, high schools, or alternative/supplementary education setting);
    2. Experience facilitating students’ mathematical thinking and/or peer interactions around math content; and
    3. Experience working with diverse populations.

Please furnish professional references and be highly recommended by at least one professional associate (e.g., administrator, teacher, counselor, supervisor).

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways Math Instructor
Compensation: $22-35/hour

This is a part-time temporary position.

We require your full commitment to the program session dates for which you are applying.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways (WP) is a supplementary education program established to increase the high school graduation rate and college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars residing within the public school boundaries of Detroit, Southfield, and Ypsilanti. All instructors employed with Wolverine Pathways will demonstrate exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area. 
This position requires instructors to deliver high quality virtual math instruction for highly motivated rising 8th through rising 10th grade scholars. The instructional program will utilize Khan Academy and also provide opportunities for peer interaction and problem solving that provide academic challenge and cultivate scholars’ mathematical thinking.  

Who We Are

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.
In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.


Specific responsibilities include providing the following via remote instruction to a group of 30-35 scholars in grades 8, 9, or 10: 

  • Monitoring, documenting, and assessing scholar engagement and performance on Khan Academy platform 
  • Facilitating synchronous whole group and/or half group sessions that cultivate community and norm-setting and that orient scholars to and transition them between math activities 
  • Monitoring and/or facilitating synchronous small group student-led sessions that support student mathematical stretch, problem-solving, and independence (4-6 students per group) 
  • Providing one-on-one math tutoring for students who require additional support 
  • Engaging in weekly check-ins with remote math lead and/or receiving professional development or coaching with remote math lead as is warranted

Mandatory on-line professional development date/time below: - 

  • June 26, 2020 

Summer session tentative dates and time commitment below:

  • Monday- Friday, July 6, 2020- July 31, 2020
  • 20 hours per week

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, mathematics or related specialization
  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching approaches
  • Experience teaching or tutoring Algebra I through Pre-Calculus (i,e, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus)
  • Background or experience with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills 
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Demonstrated dynamism and creativity in implementing lessons
  • Demonstrated competencies to include: displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; managing time effectively; working effectively one-on-one and in group or team settings
  • Able to attend pre-session training/professional development sessions

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification in relevant specialization or grade level
  • At least 2 years of experience providing math instruction
  • Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations or otherwise evaluated as highly effective in an alternative educational setting 
  • Experience delivering math content in ways that also support students’ preparation for the ACT or SAT
  • Experience delivering distance/remote instruction and/or evidence of skills, knowledge, or experience pertinent to delivering effective distance/remote instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity principles
  • Experience in serving underrepresented communities    

Additional Information

  • Classes of 35 or fewer.
  • All scholars are application vetted students.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.