Temporary STEP Program Science Teacher

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 033913
Department Code 21321—7211
Department CSTEP
Job Title Temporary STEP Program Science Teacher
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range commensurate with experience
Salary Grade 00
FLSA Status Non-exempt

Saturdays—5 sessions in the Fall of 2017 beginning September 30th and 5 sessions in the Spring of 2018.

Sessions are 2-3 hours in length and will take place on Syracuse University’s Campus.

Located: STEP Program within the Office of College Preparation Programs
419 Sims Hall

Job Type Temporary
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

There are 2 positions available: 7th and 8th grade science, Biology, and Earth Science.

• To provide hands on activities with real life applications for middle and high school students.
• Implement an academic syllabus for students that parallels the New York State Education Department’s Learning Standards and to prepare students to pass their New York State Regents’ exams.

What is the STEP Program?
The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) provides academic support services and enrichment activities to students in grades 7 – 12. Students acquire the skills necessary for entry into pre-professional degree programs in scientific, technical and health-related fields. In an effort to prepare our students for the rigorous demands of an academic future, STEP has adopted a holistic approach to learning by placing special emphasis on hands-on/interactive activities with real life implications. STEP provides a Saturday Learning Academy/Enrichment Program which is comprised of advising, counseling, academic instruction, tutorials, mentoring, enrichment clubs and other academic services such as field trips and professional development workshops.

To learn more about the STEP Program, please visit step.syr.edu


• Experience working with either middle or high school students.
• Enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and/or possess a Bachelor’s.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Applications.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Experience implementing and designing lesson plans and/or activities for middle and high school students taking one of the following Science courses: (7th & 8th Grade Science, Biology, or Earth Science).


• Develop and design innovative and creative activities that have real life applications.
• Implement projects/lab experiments that enhance lesson plans.
• Classroom management.
• Utilize various curriculum resources to enhance lesson plans.
• Communicate effectively with students at different skill levels to understand course materials.
• Develop incentives to keep participants engaged in the course materials.
• Incorporate technology (when applicable) into the course material.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, Syracuse University blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.

A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Job Posting Date 08/31/2017
Application Deadline
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Job Category Temporary
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