University at Buffalo Upward Bound Program
Bridge Sociology/Intro to Sociology Instructor
The Bridge Sociology Instructor will offer students the ability to grasp the broader dynamics and structures that affect their lives. This introductory course is designed to give students a survey of key sociological perspectives, core sociological areas of investigation, and the substantive findings from research conducted in those areas. The theories, methods, and research findings in the discipline might be considered tools. The purpose of this course is to make these tools available to the student, and provide a foundation for further study. For this reason, emphasis will be given to the mastery of basic sociological concepts, and their application to the social world. This will empower students to locate their own experiences, within the broader contexts of social life, will expose students to different cultures and perspectives, and will offer students insight into the systematic patterning of the world.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Upward Bound Bridge Sociology Instructor will be responsible for:
- Initiating, facilitating, and moderating ALL classroom instruction and discussions.
- Developing and managing syllabus materials; such as: preparing course materials, compiling tests, classroom projects, discussions, homework assignments, and handouts that permit a measurement of performance; relative to Upward Bound and Cora P. Maloney College learning objectives.
- Selecting and obtaining materials and supplies; such as: essays, textbooks, journals etc.
- Coordinating courseware and curriculum with the Upward Bound Director and Assistant Director; and, reviewing any textbook and/or other courseware changes with the Upward Bound Director and Assistant Director.
- Maintaining students attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Exhibiting a passion for teaching and students, and engaging students in the learning process.
- Assisting students who need extra help with their coursework outside of class; maintain regularly scheduled office/help hours to advise and assist students.
- Evaluating and grading students' classwork, assignments, and papers; administering evaluations of students performances based on participation, course deliverables, and course rubrics.
- Conducting a student-performance evaluation for every student
- Submitting ALL course grades, via the University HUB grading system, upon course completion. This is mandatory.
- Adhering to Upward Bound Protocol and Guidelines: Code of Behavior Standards, Honor Code, and Dress Code.
- Performing other duties as assigned by the Upward Bound Director and Assistant Director
- Impeccable listening, communication, and problem-solving skills.
- Outstanding conflict resolution skills.
- Strong organizational skills; including time and classroom management.
- Ability to communicate 1:1, effectively, in small group settings, and in classroom situations.
- Ability to work, effectively, under pressure, and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
- Ability to develop and complete projects withoutcontinued direct supervision.
- Ability to demonstrate fair and consistent behavior in ALL matters.
- Ability to show compassion without being ineffectual.
- Ability to build successful relationships with students, parent(s)/guardian(s), and staff members.
- Proficiency in word-processing and presentation software, as well as, internet and e-mail.
- Expertise in interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills, as demonstrated by: data sheets, diplomas, degrees, transcripts, certifications, CVs/Resumes, and in personal interview.
- Basic knowledge of the Upward Bound Program, and its’ mission.
- A conferred Master’s degree in Sociology or Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a master’s degree in a closely-related field; such as: Anthropology, Psychology, and/or Social Work, with at least 15 graduate credits in sociology, from an accredited U.S. college/university or international equivalent.
No less than (2) years-work experience; directly, related to a teaching discipline in a formal educational setting.
- Must beavailable (2) hours per day, weekly. This class will meet for approximately 16 – 20 classes, over the course of (5) weeks.
- Candidates will be required to submit a resume and/or curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and verify degree confirmations.
- No less than 2 years-work experience; directly, related to a teaching discipline in a formal educational setting; preferably, in a college/university setting.
- Prior teaching, training, or related experience in a TRIO Program and/or Diversity.
- An alumnus of a TRIO Program.
- Able to stand, sit, and speak effectively, for long periods of time (2-3 hours), and the ability to lift 40 pounds.
Hours, Dates, and Compensation:
- Candidates must be available Mondays - Thursdays throughout all summer program dates, as well as, Bridge Orientation and Staff Pre-trainings; July 1-3, 2018.
- Salary will be $25 - $30 per hour, and will commensurate with experience. Interested parties should fax or e-mail cover letters, and resumes to the attention of Miss D.A. Jones at (716) 829-3655, or firstname.lastname@example.orgHelp