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2018 Interest Area Instructor (Gov. School, limited timed)

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For the "Other Document" please provide the following; A Course Proposal including; Outline for course (Please do not include any identifying information with the outline.) a. Area of Emphasis (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Science; etc.) b. Topic/Suggested Title c. Brief Narrative Description (Will be used as course description in course selection material sent to scholars. Remember this description should "sell" your course to the students. Please limit to no more than 150 words.) d. Course Description: o Goals and Objectives o A description of how you will incorporate one or more of the AAC&U rubrics to measure student growth/learning from your class o Discussion Topics/Activities in Sequence o Estimate materials needed for class. (A limited amount of money is available for necessary materials. If your course is accepted, detailed ordering information will be requested at a later date.) For any questions please contact; Mrs. Rashun Wilson phone: (662) 241-6096 fax: (662) 241-6227 email: mgs@muw.edu mailing address: 1100 College Street MUW-129 Columbus, MS 39701 website: www.muw.edu/govschool

Position Justification

Position Information

Position Title 2018 Interest Area Instructor (Gov. School, limited timed)
Unit Name Mississippi Governor's School
Salary Grade 1
Number of Months Time-limited
Full-time or Part-time Part-Time
Hours per week 9 - 12
Proposed Annual Salary, Hourly Rate or One-time payment
Essential Duties

• Plan an enrichment course of study to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to explore new areas, develop new skills, and engage in active and involved learning.
• Facilitate the 2 hour course during the program (typically M-F 2:30– 4:30).
• Provide supervision of Scholars during events at the program.
• Participate in seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities.
• Facilitate small groups and communicating one on one.
• Teach and facilitate 14 – 20 gifted high school students

Minimum Qualifications

• Be at least 21 years of age.
• Have a Bachelors Degree or similar experience.
• Be a team player and independent thinker.
• Be responsible.
• Be comfortable working with teenagers.
• Be well organized.
• Availability for the entire program.
• Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication

Job Description Summary

Faculty who are selected will be required to teach the Interest Course on their proposed topic from 2:30 – 4:30 Monday – Friday for the 2-week program and to participate in faculty/student seminars, recreation, and other scheduled activities as scheduled. Faculty will also be expected to participate in training that will be scheduled during the week preceding the program start date.

Interest Area Courses are enrichment classes offered to provide opportunities for MGS scholars to explore new areas, develop new skills, and engage in active and involved learning. Examples of Interest Area Courses that have been offered in the past are photography, comedy improvisation, sports business, fencing, dancing, cooking, creative writing, etc.

Requisition Detail Information

Requisition Number FY1828NF
Open Date 10/01/2017
Will this job have a specific close date? No
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

For the “Other Document” please provide the following;
A Course Proposal including;
Outline for course (Please do not include any identifying information with the outline.)
a. Area of Emphasis (i.e., Humanities; Arts; Science; etc.)
b. Topic/Suggested Title
c. Brief Narrative Description (Will be used as course description in course selection material sent to scholars. Remember this description should “sell” your course to the students. Please limit to no more than 150 words.)
d. Course Description:
o Goals and Objectives
o A description of how you will
incorporate one or more of the AAC&U
rubrics to measure student
growth/learning from your class
o Discussion Topics/Activities in
Sequence
o Estimate materials needed for class. (A
limited amount of money is available for
necessary materials. If your course is
accepted, detailed ordering information
will be requested at a later date.)

For any questions please contact;

Mrs. Rashun Wilson
phone: (662) 241-6096
fax: (662) 241-6227
email: mgs@muw.edu
mailing address:
1100 College Street
MUW-129
Columbus, MS 39701
website: www.muw.edu/govschool

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • MUW Departmental Announcement
    • MUW Human Resources Office
    • MUW Website
    • Mississippi Employment Service
    • Local Newspaper
    • In-state Newspaper
    • Out-of-state Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Friend
    • Journal/Periodical
    • Off-campus Recruitment
    • Women/Minority Publication
    • Contacted by department and invited to apply
    • Other
    • The Academic Network (TAN)
  2. Are you currently authorized to work in the United States? (Proof of Citizenship or Immigration status will be required upon offer of employment)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If hired, would you need sponsorship or work authorization to work for MUW now or in the future? (NOTE: MUW does not sponsor employment visas.)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Write short essay regarding your interest in this position and include what you are seeking to get from the experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Other Document
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy