Instructor – Investigators Program
This position reports to the Director and the Academic Dean (if applicable) of assigned campus.
The role of the Instructor for the Summer Institute for the Gifted Investigators Program is to implement the assigned SIG courses on campus and blend the course content with the needs of the students in the course. The role has a responsibility to ensure that students are appropriately challenged and that they produce outcomes that are personally relevant and significantly transformative.
Each SIG course is designed to employ a creative methodology in which the Instructor asks questions requiring students to think carefully about and research their responses; this questioning will determine the direction that the course takes. SIG courses should culminate in a final student presentation that requires the synthesis and evaluation of their newfound knowledge. The goal is to provide meaningful connections between student interests and the overarching course concepts. This type of methodology can be employed in every SIG course. SIG courses require thought and planning to execute, as well as flexibility on the part of the Instructor to take the course in different directions to meet the needs of the students.
- Adheres to policies and procedures as outlined in the SIG Employee Handbook, SIG Academic Manual, and the SIG Code of Professional Conduct.
- Completes all Pre-Program responsibilities:
- Reviews course outline and sets aside time for course planning to identify academic course questions and tentative supplies needed for the course.
- Reviews webinars, training videos, and Instructor Manual and applies related content into course planning.
- Attends and participates in pre-program staff orientation training and conference calls before student arrival.
- Demonstrate experience with and knowledge of the academic, social, and emotional needs of gifted students.
- Be able to interact, communicate, and present oneself in a professional manner.
- Provide positive leadership through sharing and demonstrating academic knowledge, promotes teamwork, and a visionary perspective in instruction.
- Complete the planning and research for course preparation outside of class time.
- Be able to work and anticipate unexpected situations or assist during emergency operations.
- Work with various office equipment including, but not limited to: cell phones, walkie-talkies, computers, recreational equipment, photo copiers, fax machines, or scanners.
This job operates at a day college campus for a three-week period.
- Ability to move, or push objects by using hands and arms to install or position materials up to 40 lbs.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and crawl for prolonged periods of time to perform general operations.
- Be able to demonstrate speech clarity and recognition by speaking frequently for long periods of time to students, parents, faculty, and SIG staff while conveying detailed and important information.
- Monitor the health and safety of others by scanning large areas at both night and during the day.
- Ability to work potentially without air conditioning during hot and humid summer months for days on campus.
- Maintain constant contact with others by interacting with staff and students and within the campus and campus facilities.
Position Type / Expected hours of work / Travel
- This role is required to be at the assigned campus during assigned course periods, Monday through Friday, and to attend weekly faculty meeting.
- There are additional pre- and post-camp responsibilities related to course planning and student evaluations.
- The position is required to attend staff orientation one or two Saturdays before the start of the assigned program.
- This role is expected to commute to and from program location daily.
Education / Experience/ Qualifications
- A minimum of a Master’s degree (preferred).
- A minimum of three years lead or independent teaching experience.
- Possesses specialized understanding in the subject and content area of the courses selected to instruct.
All requirements will be interpreted and applied consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law counterparts.
Summer Institute for the Gifted is an equal opportunity employer.