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Teacher Special Programs (TSP) Pre-college Academy (PCA) Early Academic Outreach Program Center for Educational Partnerships
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 25, 2020
Title Teacher Special Programs (TSP) Pre-college Academy (PCA) Early Academic Outreach Program Center for Educational Partnerships
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline 5/30/2020
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Faculty Associate
  • Secondary Education
    Education - General

Teacher Special Programs (TSP) Pre-college Academy (PCA) Early Academic Outreach Program Center for Educational Partnerships

The Center for Educational Partnerships seeks qualified temporary non-tenure track, part-time Instructors (TSPs) for Summer 2020 to teach in the Pre-College Academy (PCA), a six-week college-preparatory summer program hosted by the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at the University of California, Berkeley. EAOP partners with schools, districts, community organizations, and families to empower underserved students and prepare them for college and career success. For over 35 years, PCA has provided intensive academic enrichment for EAOP students from partner high schools throughout the Bay Area. PCA prepares students for academic success in the following school year, including excellence in classes that meet the University of California's A-G subject requirements and enrollment in Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

PCA offers students rigorous coursework, college-style expectations and an environment of challenging academic camaraderie. Students commit to two academic classes, including a Writing course, and a second course in Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus). Writing courses are theme-based, drawing on a range of academic disciplines. Examples of courses taught in the past include: Free Me Fast: The {potentially} Liberating Linguistics of Rap, In Search Of The Self Through a Critically Analytical Lens, Decolonizing the Classroom: Radical Healing and Empowering Education, Language, Culture, and Power: Mixtape of an Activist. Additionally, students attend weekly activity sessions that may include team building, leadership activities, and college advising. All classes are offered on the UC Berkeley campus.

Screening of applicants begins immediately. Applicants will be selected for summer 2020. TSP appointments begin on May 30, 2020, and the program ends on July 23, 2020, with a debrief on July 28, 2020.

Teaching Responsibilities: We are seeking outstanding instructors (TSPs) who can teach courses in EAOP's Pre-College Academy, grades 9-11. Successful candidates will create and implement an exciting theme-based writing course geared toward high school students who have completed their 9th and 10th-grade years.

Refer to for details on the program. Individuals who qualify to teach college writing are especially encouraged to apply. The teaching load consists of two sections of class, Monday through Thursday. Morning classes will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day, and afternoon classes from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Each section has approximately 25 students.

General Duties: Instructors will work with a teaching assistant. In addition to teaching responsibilities, duties include: preparing course materials (including syllabus, course calendar, course reader, assignments, etc.), reviewing student diagnostic tests and applying results to the course design, holding office hours, submitting student progress reports and assigning grades, tutoring and advising students, attending weekly staff/instructor meetings, and supervising the work of the teaching assistant. Instructors are also required to attend orientation on May 30, 2020, a training session on June 6, 2020, and a debriefing session on July 28, 2020, along with all other educational and co-curricular PCA activities.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Required at the time of application: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent international degree)

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
  • Teaching credential, or at least 2 years of teaching experience
  • Experience and/or understanding of Project-Based Learning
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience with basic research methodologies
  • Ability to teach courses in an intensive, fast-paced schedule
  • Cross-cultural awareness and understanding of issues faced by low-income, first-generation students
  • Passion for teaching underrepresented students

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check. This position is a Mandated Reporter under California law, and the successful candidates will be required to complete the UC course for Mandated Reporters.

Salary: This is a six-week teaching appointment beginning on May 30, 2020, approximately 35-40 hours/week, with $6,300 financial compensation for the limited appointment duration. Pre-program duties will also be required in May and early June and one final meeting in July.

How to Apply:
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  • Position is open until filled

Inquiries: For inquiries and questions contact: Nikko Roxas,

The Center for Educational Partnerships is interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy see:


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