Philadelphia Futures provides low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the tools, resources, and opportunities necessary for admission to and success in college. Our direct service programs, Sponsor-A-Scholar (SAS) and College Connection, provide academic enrichment, college guidance, and a range of other services for promising high school students attending Philadelphia’s public, charter, and parochial high schools.

The Literary Analysis Instructor will teach two-three sections (one section potentially virtual) of approximately 25 students each in a course designed to develop the reading and writing, critical thinking and cultural competency skills that are critical for college success. Students explore themes of identity, human behavior and advocacy through the literary analysis of short stories, many based on the college-going experience, written by women, people of color and other marginalized groups throughout American culture. The instructor of the course will be responsible for revising the curriculum, developing engaging lessons assigning readings and written assignments via Google Classroom, and providing feedback to students with the goal to strengthen their writing. Additional responsibilities include: collaborating with Philadelphia Futures curriculum and academic specialists to revise, plan, and implement the curriculum designed to support preparation for college-level reading and writing.

Qualifications for Instructional Positions:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Two years relevant teaching experience (preferably teaching high school level)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the education of Philadelphia public high school students and a clear understanding of related challenges
  • Ability to facilitate online learning through structured, positive, and engaging lessons
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • FBI and Child Abuse Clearances if hired.

Dates: Courses begin in mid-September and end in mid-December.
Compensation: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

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Philadelphia Futures is deeply committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Philadelphia Futures is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.