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Math Instructor

University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

  1. specifically, outline the reasons for your interest in the position.
  2. outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. 


  • This part-time temporary position is hybrid for applicants located in Southeast Michigan and fully remote for applicants located outside of southeast Michigan.
  • We require your full commitment to the program session dates for which you are applying.
  • The compensation for this position is $22-35/hour, dependent on experience with teaching/outreach.

Required Dates
Instructors must attend the mandatory professional development and all required dates.

Winter Session

  • Dates:
    • 2.5 hours of online pre-session professional development from 10am-12:30pm on Saturday 1/20
    • Four Saturdays online on 2/3, 2/10, 2/24 and 3/2.
    • Two Saturdays in person on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus on 3/9 and 3/16. Applicants residing outside of Southeast Michigan this winter will be excused from these two days.
  • Time: During the Winter 2024 session, instructors will work 6-7 hours each week. Of this total
    time, 3 hours will be synchronous class time with scholars, 30-60 minutes will be a synchronous
    professional learning session and the remainder will be asynchronous preparation/record-keeping

Mission Statement

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships. In support of this overarching effort, four units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.

Who We Are

Wolverine Pathways seeks to confront the barriers that limit the college and career aspirations of highly motivated students from under-resourced communities. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue a wide range of professional and academic pathways. Toward this end, we provide free college preparatory enrichment and guidance for 7th through 12th grade students in Detroit, Southfield, Ypsilanti and 10th through 12th in Grand Rapids. For more information about Wolverine Pathways, please visit our website


Math Instructors will facilitate programming that provides highly motivated 7th-9th grade scholars with the opportunity to explore what it means to engage in robust mathematical thinking: solving problems creatively, asking why and collaborating with others. All program participants have been application vetted. Instructor duties include:

  • Facilitating small group and whole-class discussion of interesting math puzzles, celebrating a variety of problem-solving approaches and providing thoughtful hints to guide scholar exploration
  • Building a math community inside the classroom and pushing scholars to draw on one another as resources
  • Monitoring scholar attendance and progress 

Required Qualifications*

  • Comfort working through challenging middle-school math problems and a deep understanding of why the math works
  • Comfort facilitating a variety of student approaches to middle school math problems- ability to provide guidance and see different solutions methods through to the end
  • Practiced and/or intuitive understanding of how to guide and assist students in learning for themselves and forming working relationships with peers - picking apart ideas and exploring content, forming their own thoughts about them, presenting those thoughts to others
  • Experience engaging and/or instructing virtually on platforms such as Zoom
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Evidence of ability-based competencies to include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; attending to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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