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Instructor - California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)

Position overview

Position title: Teacher Fellow
Salary range: ​A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $7,000 - $15,000. ​ The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/

Application Window

Open date: February 27, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Aug 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) offers a pre-collegiate academic summer residential program, the California State Summer School in Mathematics and Science (COSMOS). ( The COSMOS Program has opportunities for temporary Instructors (Teacher Special Programs). One or more positions may be available.

The primary objective of the COSMOS program is to advance high school students’ interest in math and science through challenging, engaging course work and life in a residential university. The central experience for COSMOS students includes three courses: two science, math, or engineering courses and one science communication course.

*Consult with faculty, research scientists, and graduate students on course design and develop curriculum
*Directly participate in all classroom, laboratory and field trips
*Supervise grad and under grad cluster assistants and high school Teacher Fellows

The 2024 COSMOS Program dates are:
*July 7, 2024 - August 2, 2024

Instructors who are offered employment will be required to undergo a background check and sign a California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) Mandated Reporter Form. Instructors must complete an online "Mandated Reporter" training course prior to the start of the program.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Masters degree in mathematics, science, engineering or a related field
  • 1+ years experience teaching
Preferred qualifications
  • PhD in mathematics, science, engineering or a related field
  • 1+ years teaching in a STEM field

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Evidence of Teaching effectiveness - Teaching evaluations, notes from students, etc

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional - Any other documents you wish to submit in support of your application

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

Reference letters may be requested if no teaching evidence is submitted.

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Job location

La Jolla, CA