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Upward Bound seeks Summer Academy instructors, residence hall staff

The Upward Bound programs at Morehead State seek instructors and residence hall staff for its Summer Academy, a five-week residential program for high school students.

Instructors are being sought for morning core, afternoon elective and evening classes. Morning Core instructors will teach English, math or science. Afternoon elective instructors will teach elective courses. Evening instructors will teach Research Night events on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. All curriculum for evening instructors will be provided. 
Applicants must: 
  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree.  
  • Must be organized as well as possess good oral and written communication skills.  
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.  
  • Must have a strong knowledge base in the subject they are teaching and present that knowledge to high school students in a hands-on learning environment.   
Teaching experience or experience working with teenagers is preferred but not required.

Summer Academy dates for instructors are June 7 to­ July 2. Mandatory training will be held April 13. 

Upward Bound is also seeking residence hall advisors and residence hall supervisors. Resident Advisors (RAs) will live in the residence hall and directly supervise a group of 8-12 students, lead routine student meetings and assist in the implementation of the Summer Academy. RAs are assigned specific tasks to perform throughout the Summer Academy that are essential to its success. Applicants must be enrolled college students completing 30 or more hours by the Summer Academy's start with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Resident Supervisors (RSs) provide direct support as a liaison between full-time program staff and resident advisors and assist in students' supervision. They will live in the residence hall, lead routine staff meetings and assist in the implementation of the Summer Academy. Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree. 

RSs begin work on May 17, and RAs begin work on May 24. Both positions conclude on­ July 2. Mandatory training will be held on April 13. 

Applications for all positions must be submitted online at The deadline for applications is March 12. For instructors, additional information is available by contacting Ashley Cooper at 606 ­783-­9301. For residence hall staff information, contact the Upward Bound office at or by calling at 606 ­783-2611.

Upward Bound (UB) is an academic preparatory program for high school students. The program aims to help high school students prepare for college by generating the academic skills and motivation necessary for success. The UB program at MSU serves high school students in sixteen Eastern Kentucky counties. For more information, visit, email or call 6060-783-9300.