English,Language Arts Teacher

Michigan, United States
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

Specifically outline the reasons for your interest in the position.

Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. 

Please furnish professional references: be highly recommended by at least one professional associate (administrator, teacher, counselor).

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways English/Language Arts Teacher

Compensation: $35/hour

This is a part-time position.

We require your full commitment to the program session dates for which you are applying.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Wolverine Pathways teachers will provide exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area of E/LA to the communities of Ypsilanti, Southfield, and/or Detroit. They will facilitate the program for highly motivated rising 7th through 12th grade scholars.


Teachers will teach pre-developed curriculum to highly motivated students during the seven week winter session.

E/LA: Mandatory Professional Development: Saturday, January 12, 2019; Session Dates: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Professional Development date/time below:

January 12, 2019 Professional Development: Time TBD

Winter session tentative dates/times below:

January 19, 2019 Academic Week 1 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
January 26, 2019 Academic Week 2 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
February 2, 2019 Academic Week 3 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
February 9, 2019 Academic Week 4 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
March 2, 2019 Academic Week 5 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
March 9, 2019 Academic Week 6 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
March 16, 2019 Academic Week 7 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related specialty.
  • Certification in specialty/grade level.
  • At least 2 years experience in selected subject area.
  • Experience with project-based teaching styles.
  • Math teachers should have experience with inquiry-based teaching styles.
  • Have excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students.
  • Be dynamic and creative in the implementation of lessons.
  • Must be able to attend pre-session training day and professional development sessions.
  • Specific ability-based competencies include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and the ability to work as part of a team.

Desired Qualifications*

At least 4 years experience in selected subject area.
Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations.
If a high school teacher, experience with ACT/SAT preparation facilitation.

Additional Information

Classes of 20 or fewer.
All scholars are application vetted honor roll students. 
Teaching sites located in Ypsilanti, Southfield, and Detroit.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.