Summer/STEM Academy Instructor (Casual Workers) - Multiple Openings, Temporary, Hourly Intermittent (104974)

  • Sonoma State Unversity
  • Rohnert Park, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Part Time Education and Training

Job Description

Department Name
Pre-Collegiate Programs

Salary and Benefits
Salary for this position will be $40 per hour of instruction.

Application Deadline
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on Tuesday, February 18th. Please refer to the Application Process section of this posting for additional details.

Conditions of Employment
This is a part time, temporary, non-exempt position. Reappointment to this position is dependent upon the individual's performance as well as administrative and budgetary considerations. The university reserves the right to terminate this appointment earlier than the scheduled expiration date.

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Pre-Collegiate Programs, the Summer/STEM Academy Instructor teaches two to three courses to high school students in one or more of the following subjects: English composition/literature, laboratory science, math (through calculus) including statistics, and/or SAT/ACT Preparation. The incumbent develops and implements class lessons for the six-week 2020 Summer/STEM Academy program for Upward Bound high school students, June 15 - July 23, 2020, Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This summer's theme is Neuroscience: It's on Your Mind. Class periods will run approximately 60 minutes each, with up to three classes available per day.

Major duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
- Teach Upward Bound Program students (grades 9 through 12).
- Submit a course description and outline for approval.
- Keep student records that contain information on students' programs, attendance, and grades.
- Communicate with Upward Bound staff about issues or concerns relating to individual student's academic progress or behavior.
- Conduct pre- and post-learning assessments and an end-of-course evaluation by students.
- Attend 2020 Summer/STEM Academy instructor orientation and weekly staff meetings as scheduled.
- Complete instructor survey at end of program.

Performs other secondary duties as assigned.

Duties take place primarily in classrooms and office settings located in various locations on the Sonoma State University campus. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator and provide advance notice if illness or other situation prevents an instructor from conducting class.

A minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required, BA/S with teaching credential preferred. Expertise in at least one academic content area; one-year experience teaching middle or high school students; and the ability to develop and implement curriculum in accordance with state standards are required. Proven success in overcoming obstacles similar to those of target population desired. Experience with TRIO programs preferred. Computer literacy preferred. The successful incumbent should demonstrate knowledge of student-centered instructional methodologies; sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of low-income and potential first-generation college students; ability to facilitate academic and motivational development for those students; and the ability to relate well to multi-cultural students and staff. In addition, the incumbent must have the ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the university and establish and maintain productive and effective, inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, students, and other internal and external constituents. Must be able to accept constructive feedback and work cooperatively in group situations. Knowledge of general college admissions procedures and university requirements. Must successfully clear a fingerprint clearance.

Qualification Note
Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.

Application Process
Application Process
Please visit to apply to this position. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.

Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter AND Resume AND Course Outline Form (available at Please note that the application system only allows one file to be uploaded, so these three documents must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)

2. Online Employment Application


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.

Other Information
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

About Sonoma State University
Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.

Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.

Sonoma State University's Jeanne Clery Act Annual Security Report is available at; Annual Campus Housing Fire Safety Report is available at

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Rohnert Park, California 94928 United States View Map