English/Language Arts Teacher

Michigan, United States
18 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type

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.

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. We are looking for teachers to fill positions for the fall Saturday session.


Teachers will teach pre-developed curriculum to highly motivated students during the seven week fall session. E/LA: Mandatory Professional Development: Saturday, September 22, 2018; Tentative Session Dates: Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Saturday, November 17, 2018.

E/LA fall session tentative dates/times below:

October 6, 2018 Academic Week 1 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Extended day - YPSI only 2:00 p.m.)

October 13, 2018 Academic Week 2 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Extended day - DETROIT only 2:00 p.m.)

October 20, 2018 Academic Week 3 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Extended day - SOUTHFIELD only 2:00 p.m.)

October 27, 2018 Academic Week 4 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 3, 2018 Academic Week 5 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 10, 2018 Academic Week 6 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

November 17, 2018 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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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