Hiring Summer 2015 Instructors


The UMass Boston Upward Bound program is hiring summer instructors to teach courses during our six week summer program, which is located at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Ma.  The summer program serves rising 10th-12th grade students who are participants in the Upward Bound program.  Students live on campus and take four classes each day.  Instructors teach 1-3 courses in a variety of subjects with a focus on hands-on, project based learning and the development of college ready students.


We seek instructors who will work with us to close the academic opportunity gap by designing and implementing college-preparatory summer courses in a variety of academic subjects. Courses can be thematic in nature but should include fundamental skills of subject areas.  Additionally courses could bridge multiple subject areas.  Course offering include:

Mathematics: Basic Math through Pre-calculus/Statistics
Laboratory Science: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
English Language Arts
English as a Second Language
Language: American Sign Language, Latin; other world languages will also be considered.
Social Studies: History, Cultural Studies, or Social Justice
Information Literacy
Public Speaking/Debate
SAT Prep


Participate in staff training/orientation during the week before the summer program
Develop and implement a dynamic, hands-on, experiential course(s); work with the assistant director to prepare course in the months leading up to the program (mostly via email and phone, unless otherwise preferred)
Participate in a full day 9am-5pm student orientation on the first Monday
Participate in weekly teacher meetings (approximately 1 hour/week).
Complete a midterm and final evaluation for each student
Communicate student progress to program staff and students’ families.
Attend and participate in Family Day, the summer-end showcase/celebration.


Bachelor's degree in a relevant field. Master’s or other advanced degree preferred.
Teaching experience, preferably with urban youth and those with disparate learning needs.
Demonstrated experience with a multicultural student population.
Demonstrated classroom management skills, and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits.
Familiarity with the Massachusetts Core Standards preferred, or a willingness to be acquainted with standards.


Instructors are paid $1820 per course section for courses that meet 5 days/week; $1460 for 4 days/week. Most instructors teach two courses or two course sections.



Classes are held daily Monday through Friday.

The summer program is scheduled to run from Sunday, June 28 through Friday, August 7, 2015


Classes are 1 hour in length and meet between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily.


Upward Bound courses will take place this summer at Anna Maria College, in Paxton, MA (near Worcester):


Upward Bound participants are low-income and/or first-generation college-bound students in grades 10-12. Our students attend underperforming partner high schools; some are at high risk for academic failure; others are on the honor roll. As a group, they have academic skills and grade point averages that vary widely.

 Application Process

Please email a copy of your current resume and a cover letter to Please include desired subject areas in your cover area.

 Applications should be submitted by Friday, March 13th, 2015 for full consideration. 

 Contact/More Information

Please email or call Rachel Mullins, Assistant Director, at (617)297-6329.


For more information about the program, please visit us online at: