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Summer Writing Instructors, Philadelphia Futures

Posted on March 13, 2017

Summer Writing Instructor (Multiple Openings Possible)

The Writing Instructor will teach or co-teach a class of 25-45 college-bound high school students enrolled in a summer academic enrichment course through Philadelphia Futures. Regardless of subject matter (which might include history, literature, business, career exploration, or science), courses are designed to build writing, reading, and critical thinking skills as students prepare for the academic rigor of college work. In co-taught courses, university faculty will teach content, with the writing instructor leading a separate, but connected writing-intensive segment of the course. Courses are held 4-5 days a week for 4-6 hours from approximately July 5th-August 4th (exact dates TBD).

Responsibilities include: (1) collaborating with Philadelphia Futures curriculum and academic specialists to develop, plan, and implement instruction designed to support preparation for college-level writing; (2) reporting daily on student attendance, assignment completion, and progress; (3) grading and evaluating student work, including but not limited to submitting mid-semester and final term reports.

Qualifications for Instructional Positions: Three-five years relevant teaching experience (preferably teaching high school level); demonstrated commitment to the education of Philadelphia public high school students and a clear understanding of related challenges; a teaching style that is structured, positive, and engaging; strong communication and organizational skills; FBI and Child Abuse Clearances if hired.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply: Please email your resumé and cover letter to, indicating the position of interest in the subject line.

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