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Upward Bound, Math Instructor (Temporary - Part-time) - TRIO Programs


Azusa, CA
ID: T1129


APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is pleasing to God and edifying to one another.


TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded grant that provides support for first-generation to college and low-income students in preparation for success in postsecondary education.  The Upward Bound Summer Math Instructor will provide instruction in mathematics in a variety of levels ranging from Integrated Math II to Calculus.  The instructor is responsible for preparing a syllabi and curriculum that will introduce students to foundational concepts in the subject of instruction to prepare Upward Bound students for the courses they will take the following year.  In addition, UB instructors will develop assessment tools that measure student’s growth over the course of instruction. Instruction will occur in-person at Azusa Pacific University. This is a temporary summer position that pays $25 an hour. Instructors will be required to attend an APU new employee onboarding and complete two hours of esteem training. Instruction will consist of 90-minute sessions with a maximum of 2.5 hours of instruction a day. Instructor will be expected to complete curriculum and syllabi within 48 hours of curriculum development time over a course of two weeks and 36 hours of class preparation. Instructor must commit to six weeks of instruction from June 17, 2024 – July 25, 2024. Hours allocated for this position including training, curriculum development, preparatory time, and staff meetings totals 162 hours.



APU new employee onboarding: TBD

Instructor Training TBD


Instruction Dates

June: 17, 19, 24, 26

July: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25


All instruction occurs between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. No instruction occurs on Fridays. 


Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Math or related field.
  • Preferred: California Teaching Credential, Masters degree in subject of instruction or Education.



Required Experience

  • Experience providing instruction in classroom setting.
  • Preferred: Working with high school students in an educational capacity.
  • Preferred: Working knowledge of California Content Standards in subject of instruction.
  • Preferred: Life experience with barriers similar to those from TRIO target populations, including but not limited to being a member of an underrepresented group in higher education, being a first-generation student, being from a low-income family, or having a disability.
  • Preferred: Developing and implementing distance learning curriculum and instruction.


Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Preparation of syllabus and teaching of curriculum in subject area of instruction.
  • Designs, develops, and deliver in-person and distance learning curriculum.
  • Develop supplies list within budgetary framework provided by project director.
  • Determine student mastery of material and assign final course grade from evaluation of tests, quizzes, homework, and other assignments and activities related to course material.
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend end of summer evaluation with Upward Bound staff.
  • Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.
  • Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on program needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



  • Knowledge of effective instructional methods and practices.
  • Ability to develop assessments and monitor student progress.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to manage details and follow through. 
  • Must be collaborative and an effective team member and team builder.
  • The ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds.


Mental Demands

  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.


Physical Demands

  • Requires repetitive motion and sitting at computer keyboard. 
  • Hearing and speaking on the telephone, and in classroom settings.
  • Ability to pull, push, bend, grasp, reach and lift up to 20 lbs.


Visual Demands

  • Computer monitor and reading.



  • Pleasant office setting, comfortable temperature.



  • Proficient in Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.



  • Grade 9: $23.58 to $27.12 is the hourly compensation for this role and reflects what Azusa Pacific University reasonably expects to pay for this position. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications, experience, and internal equity. In addition to compensation, APU offers a competitive benefits package



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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.


Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

This position is located at 901 East Alosta Avenue, Azusa, CA. View the Google Map in full screen.