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Upward Bound offers instruction in mathematics, foreign language, science, English literature, and English composition (separate courses). Upward Bound is currently seeking applications for an English Composition instructor. 


Summer Instructor Application

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 English Composition Instructor

Instructors teach two, 60-minute sections for five weeks during the Upward Bound summer program. Courses are scheduled to be held on WKU's Main Campus. (Due to the COVID-19 situation, courses may be held online.) Students are rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The total instruction and planning time is approximately 40-50 hours. Salary will be determined by the instructor’s qualifications.  Instructional dates are June 15-July 23.

Qualifications:  Must have an earned Bachelor’s Degree. Must have experience teaching English composition  at the high school or college level. Desire to work with high school students. Desire to see first-generation and low-income students succeed. Ability to adapt instruction to students with wide-ranging skill levels. Strong classroom management skills.


  • Teach two, 60-minute sections for five weeks 
  • Collaborate with UB staff to plan course curriculum
  • Create a syllabus with daily schedule
  • Track and report student grades to UB staff weekly
  • Work with UB staff to identify any academic challenges
  • Be accessible to students immediately before and/or after class
  • Participate in weekly staff meeting

How to Apply: Applicants must complete the online application and submit a current resume to upward.bound@wku.edu to be considered for any position. Applications received without a resume will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications: April 1, 2020

For Additional Information: Please contact Cameron Carr-Calvert by email at cameron.carr-calvert@wku.edu, or by calling (270) 745-4917.

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 Last Modified 3/24/20