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Temporary-Middle and High School English, Writing, Humanities, Math, Technology and Science Instructor

Position Deleted on 7/18/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Evanston, IL
  • Faculty - Education - Curriculum and Instruction
  • Faculty - Education - Teacher Education - Middle School
Full Time

Course and curriculum planning: March to May, 2013 tentative training date: June 27, 2013

Solstice: Starting salary $2,100 per session, increasing to $2,300 per session depending on experience. This session is from July 21 to August 2, 2013

Spark: Starting salary $1,100 per week, increasing to $1,300 per week depending on experience. Week 1: June 30 to July 5, 2013, Week 2: July 7 to July 12, 2013, Week 3: July 14 to July 19, 2013

Spectrum, Equinox & Apogee: Starting salary $3,100 per session, increasing to $3,400 per session depending on experience. Session 1: June 30 - July 19, 2013 Session 2: July 21 - August 9, 2013

Limited housing is available to instructors joining CTD from outside the Chicagoland area.

Please complete additional documents by going to: selecting (2013 Summer Staff Supplemental Application).

For any questions please contact: tcadministration(at)

Job Summary: This position is for the Equinox program located in Evanston and Elmhurst

CTD Instructors are responsible for the design and implementation of their course curriculum. CTD administrative staff provides guidance to ensure that courses are appropriate for students in the Summer Program and align with other course offerings in rigor and scope of content covered. Instructors are also role models for staff and students.

General Responsibilities:

  • Carefully review all program, site and staff materials provided by the Summer Program. Return all completed paperwork as requested;
  • Attend staff training;
  • Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code;
  • Follow all CTD rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook and by administrative staff;
  • Assume program related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff.
CTD Instructors are required to:


  • Complete online professional development prior to Instructional Staff Training;
  • Science Instructors: participate in Northwestern University and outside laboratory safety training; prepare and implement safety plans according to laboratory guidelines and regulations;
  • Design all instructional activities and components of the course;
  • Prepare a syllabus for each course that follows the CTD template;
  • Submit syllabus to administrative staff for review within 30 days of receipt of the syllabus template;
  • Choose appropriate instructional materials for the course including books, films, software, lab supplies and other necessary equipment within budget as outlined by administrative staff and on supply order forms as directed;
  • Submit materials requests to CTD administrative staff by communicated deadlines;
  • In consultation with administrators, select evaluation instruments for each course, including pre- and post-tests;
  • Arrange all class field trips with the Program and/or Academic Coordinator and complete the field trip request form;
  • Contact Residential Teaching Assistant (RTA, Equinox only) or Teaching Assistant (TA) and the Lab Prep Coordinator, if applicable, to review course syllabus and schedule. Review expected R/TA roleand course goals;
  • Spark, Solstice & Apogee Instructors:plan and prepare a final class presentation for Expo!;
  • Become familiar with any medical notes (i.e. allergies or other medical needs) of those students in Instructor's course only, and uphold confidentiality policies.
During Session
  • Check in with Academic Coordinator (AC) on Opening Day (Sunday prior to each session) before going to classroom;
  • Welcome students and their families on Opening Day;
  • Uphold and promote CTD's Honor Code, and the standard of supervision with students as required by program;
  • Arrive promptly and be present for all required work hours (8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday);
  • Check mailbox and email daily for announcements and updates;
  • Attend Instructor meeting;
  • Ensure that all needed instructional materials are present for each class including books, films, copies, etc.;
  • Supervise the R/TA who assists with the class and prepare materials for R/TA to use during the study sessions;
  • Prepare and provide materials to be available for substitutes as necessary. Notify CTD in the event of an absence, illness, or emergency;
  • Administer pre- and post-assessments and record results;
  • Utilize the online student grading system using guidelines provided by CTD administrators;
  • Implement interventions for NCA accreditation as necessary (more information will be provided through an online posting and during Instructional Staff Training);
  • Communicate regularly with residential and administrative staff about student progress. Complete and submit Communication Forms as necessary;
  • In collaboration with the Academic Coordinator, maintain contact with families regarding student progress as needed;
  • Supervise and conduct class field trips, if applicable;
  • Complete midterm evaluations for students and share with AC as needed. Communicate with parents of students who are having academic difficulties;
  • Prepare and submit a sample student evaluation according to CTD guidelines;
  • Collect samples of student work and gather material as directed by AC for course file;
  • Assure that the course R/TA administers the End of Course survey to students;
  • Complete program and R/TA evaluations electronically;
  • Facilitate Closing Day activities.
  • Submit completed written evaluations via the online StEW system for each student according to CTD guidelines;
  • Turn in course folder including course documents, pre- and post-tests, NCA materials (if necessary), End of Courseevaluations, and student work;
  • Clean classroom and return supplies.
Mandatory Job Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and teaching experience required; master's degree or equivalent preferred. Given the pace of the program, limited timeframe, and the high expectations for students and staff, instructors in the Summer Program must be veteran, master teachers with a passion for their subject area of expertise, learning and the ability to adapt content to a fast-paced environment.

Instructors should have a minimum of three years teaching experience and have worked with gifted and/or high achieving students. Instructors should be experts in the subject matter, as well as in classroom communication and management. Instructors need to be adept at using a variety of teaching methods, assessing student needs and progress, and differentiating instruction for the myriad abilities of gifted learners. Experience with compacted curriculum is a plus.

How to Apply

This job is open for online applications.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you.

Job Opening ID number for this position is #20398

  • Please include resume and coverletter with your application.
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"As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment."
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Date Posted: 12/11/2012

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