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University of Kansas Unite Instructor in Lawrence, Kansas


Job Title:

Unite Instructor


Achievement & Assessment Inst

Primary Campus:

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description:

50% - Instruction:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the project's overarching goals and contribute to a challenging program of study aimed at fostering success and confidence in each student.

  • Create and implement hands-on STEM curriculum and lesson plans from Monday to Thursday.

  • Identify necessary resources (e.g., reading material, instructional aides) for effective curriculum implementation.

  • Assess students' cognitive needs and design a curriculum to address those needs.

  • Provide opportunities for hands-on classroom activities.

30% - Administration:

  • Complete all administrative tasks thoroughly and punctually, including weekly student progress and instruction reports, daily attendance, and final grade reports for each student.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive student information.

  • Read and respond to all communication, staying updated on changes in schedules.

  • Attend required training before the program and participate in weekly staff meetings.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and a willingness to undertake additional duties as assigned.

10% Assist in meeting Unite Objectives:

  • Assist Unite Director to ensure program meets Unite objectives including: Create supplemental STEM educational opportunities, Foster academic skills, Increase STEM literacy, increase STEM career interest.

  • Assist in securing STEM professionals to further expand the participant’s knowledge of STEM application.

  • Present or reinforce information about the pathway of AEOP opportunities available to students.

  • Assist in a career event(s) and field trips.

5% - Policy Enforcement:

  • Model and enforce all university and program policies.

  • Respond promptly to student issues, conflicts, mediation needs, and crisis situations.

  • Consistently document all policy violations.

  • Report inappropriate student behavior and/or policy violations to the appropriate staff.

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Req ID (Ex: 10567BR) :



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and is the Title IX coordinator for all KU and KUMC campuses: Associate Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights and Title IX, civilrights@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Thursday; Hours will vary

FLSA Status:


Conditions of Employment:

Contingent on Funding

Contact Information to Applicants:

Upward Bound Programs ub_ubms@ku.edu

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree by the end of spring 2024 semester.

  2. Experience working with diverse groups of individuals as indicated by application materials.

  3. Available to teach June 10 - July 3, Monday - Thursday.

Employee Class:

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Advertised Salary Range:

Starting at $24 per hour – commensurate with experience



Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate credit or degree.

  2. STEM teaching expertise and experience.

  3. Experience with culturally diverse students.

  4. Experience with Federal TRIO Programs and/or first-generation college students.

Position Overview:

The position involves coordinating the integration of the University of Kansas Upward Bound Program's Summer Institute with the funding and objectives of AEOP Unite, a pre-collegiate summer program focusing on STEM for underrepresented groups. This collaboration aims to offer an intensive six-week academic experience tailored to first-generation and low-income college-bound students, enhancing their readiness for high school completion and college graduation while providing exposure to STEM fields and college life.

The Unite instructor will develop and implement a hands-on STEM curriculum while serving as a role model for high school students participating in the Upward Bound Non-Bridge Summer Institute. Classes are scheduled to take place from Monday to Thursday, spanning June 10 to July 3, 2024. An orientation for instructors is tentatively scheduled for May 16, 2024. These positions are on-going temporary summer appointments.

More information on KU Upward Bound Programs and AEOP Unite:

The University of Kansas Upward Bound programs are federally funded TRIO programs that work with first-generation and low-income college-bound students (rising 9th – rising 12th graders) in Shawnee, Douglas, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties with the goal of increasing the rate at which students complete high school and graduate from college. The Upward Bound Non-Bridge Summer Institute is an intensive six-week academic program that gives participants a chance to experience college life while preparing for their upcoming school year.

Unite is a pre-collegiate summer program for talented high school students from groups historically underserved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

An initiative of the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP), Unite is administered by the Technology Student Association (TSA). TSA is a member of the AEOP Consortium formed by the AEOP cooperative agreement award (W911SR-15-2-0001), a group of education organizations that oversee STEM programs designed to support the goals and mission of the AEOP. The lead organization for the consortium is Battelle Memorial Institute, a non-profit research and development organization with a strong commitment to STEM education.



Application Review Begins:


Anticipated Start Date:


Additional Candidate Instruction:

A complete application consists of:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review begins April 15 and will continue until a qualified pool of candidates has been identified. To ensure consideration apply no later than April 15.

Note: Applicants selected for an interview will be required to prepare a lesson plan in the subject area and teach for 10-15 minutes in a mock classroom setting with the search committee. If you might require an accommodation in order to participate in the on-campus interviews and/or the presentation, please contact the ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility, hrdept@ku.edu , 785-864-4946, five days prior to the scheduled interview.

Work Location Assignment:


Position Requirements:

On-site: The format of this work may change depending on state, university, and local regulations regarding Covid-19.