Pre-College Instructor/Coach: TIPS Instructor, On-Campus, Summer 2024 - #9805547

Columbia University

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: New York, NY
Contract type: Part time

Through Columbia University's Pre-College Programs, offered during the Academic Year and the summer, high schoolers from around the globe prepare for the college experience through exploratory coursework and community activities. This highly selective program is open to academically exceptional high school students, including rising freshmen and graduating seniors.

Columbia University’s Pre-College Programs for High School Students is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the TIPS Team (Team for Instructional and Pedagogical Support) for Summer ‘24 on campus. This position reports to the Senior Director of Instruction and Curriculum for Pre-College Programs. The day to day tasks of the TIPS team include supporting syllabus design, planning and delivering professional development for instructors, and delivering content for absent faculty. Below, you will find a more in depth detailing of the TIPS role and responsibilities.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Expected to be present on campus during course times.
  • Act as a substitute teacher throughout the summer, and deliver your own custom-created lesson, or one from the instructor you are covering. 
    • When serving as a substitute, TIPS instructors are responsible for: establishing and maintaining a dynamic in-class environment, recording feedback on the class for the instructor, and offering feedback to students when applicable.
  • Work with instructors one-on-one to improve their teaching, including, but not limited to: guidance on syllabi, classroom management, student engagement, assessment/rubric development, etc.
  • Regularly plan and facilitate Lunch 'n' Learns for pre-college faculty, and other Professional Development opportunities for instructors on a variety of topics.
  • Collaborate with the TIPS Team (including the Senior Director) to identify and analyze trends in data and feedback, to develop and implement a variety of strategic initiatives, including, but not limited to: the development of teaching resources, new programming opportunities, and new ways to support instructor growth.
  • Candidates must be agile and able to comfortably adjust to urgent requests and the changing needs of the program.

On Campus Dates: All classes meet during the day Monday-Friday. Courses run roughly from 9am-5pm. Please indicate your preference on working 9am-3pm OR 11am-5pm and your availability for the sessions below.

  • Session 1: June 24th - July 12th
  • Session 2: July 16th - August 2nd
  • Session 3: August 5th - August 9th

***Required to be on campus for the chosen sessions above but there will be additional training sessions beginning May 15th on zoom leading up to the summer.


  • Graduate degree or equivalent professional or academic background.
  • Master’s degree in Education or degree equivalent preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience teaching middle or high school.
  • Experience developing lessons and syllabi.
  • Leadership or coaching experience working with other teachers.

Hiring Salary Ranges: 


Sessions 1 & 2 On-campus: $6,150-$7,850

Session 3 On-campus: $2,200-$2,800

Next Steps

  • Please specify which sessions and times you are available.
  • Please submit:
    • A resume/CV
    • A lesson plan
    • A syllabus
    • A plan for a professional development session (for example, an outline of a Lunch ‘n’ Learn that you would deliver to instructors, such as “Navigating Difficult Conversations in the Classroom” and “Syllabus Development”)
  • Applicants must have U.S. work authorization and will need to be in the U.S. while working
  • Applicants may not hold a concurrent appointment with Columbia during their appointment with us
  • Once hired, applicants are required to submit to a third party background check and complete Protection of Minors training in addition to other training(s) mandated by the University and Program

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


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