Student U is hiring for Summer 2020!

Student U is a college-access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed.  We know that structural racism, poverty and other systemic injustices force our students to face significant obstacles to educational success. We want to change the odds for children in the Durham community. We believe our students are powerful, and that this power will help us realize a Durham where all students can succeed.
We cannot do this work alone! We want you to be a part of our community and partner with to build a Durham where all students succeed.

Teaching in Summer Academy at Student U consists of:
  • Teaching small classes of students in grades 6-10, centered on core content areas (Math, English, Science, Global Connect/Social Studies)
  • Building meaningful relationships with students and other teachers
  • Creating lessons with the support of experienced mentor teachers
  • Learning from the brilliance of your students and fellow teachers
  • Growing as a leader and a teacher

Our preferred deadline is January 3, 2020, and our final deadline is January 31, 2020.

We have openings for middle school, high school and mentor teacher jobs this summer. Brief descriptions can be found below:

High School Teachers work full time with rising 9th and 10th graders. High school teachers have the freedom to design their own curriculum, and teach elective-based classes rooted in the arts, math, reading, writing, college prep, and/or science. Teachers teach students in very small classes, allowing for much more support and connection between teachers and students.

Middle School Teachers work full time with rising 6th through 8th graders. These teachers teach a core class from a curriculum in science, math, social studies and English language arts, as well as an elective and small targeted reading group. Middle School teachers do not need any prior teaching experience in order to apply.

Mentor Teachers are experienced teachers who work half time to help assist/guide teachers throughout their time at Student U. Support ranges from helping teachers develop engaging curriculum in the spring to supporting them through the execution process in the summer.  

We are eager to interview priority candidates in January and are looking forward to receiving applications.

If you have questions about any part of the application or interview process (references, timing, structure, etc.), please email, me directly (email listed below) or feel free to call or text me directly 984-377-3270.