Academic Summer Positions-University of Maine Upward Bound Math Science

TRIO Upward Bound | Orono, ME

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Posted Date 9/09/2018


Group Facilitators; Individual Project Mentors; Individual Project
Coordinator; Scientific Writing Instructor; Mathematics (Algebra
II, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus Instructors; SAT Preparatory
Mathematics Instructor; Methods and Nature of Scientific Inquiry/
History of Natural Science Instructor; STEM Elective Instructors
Each academic position has several roles, depending on applicant's skill set.
For example, Group Facilitators serve as Individual Project Mentors, and
teach a math or STEM elective class.


Staff Training: June 12th - 16th, 2017          Summer Program: June 17th - July 28th, 2017      


Upward Bound Math Science (UBMS) is a federally funded program designed to support college aspirations of high school students. The program offers an intensive six-week residential program at the University of Maine. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession (Department of Education, 2013).


The Academic Team seeks to set the bar high for students in a challenging yet supportive environment that allows students to explore their interests related to STEM fields in preparation for college. Using resources on the university campus and the academic expertise of staff, students are able to engage in learning in new and exciting ways. Throughout the experience, students build confidence in themselves as young scientists and mathematicians, and may learn that the pathway to earning a college education (including master’s or doctoral level education) is achievable. Please see the job descriptions on pages 2-3 for a detailed explanation of each position.


Must be a Master’s or Ph.D. student, or have graduated with these degrees. Exceptional upper level undergraduate students considered. Must currently be in good academic standing. Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience with STEM education or are pursuing (or intending to pursue) a STEM-related major at the graduate level
  • Experience working with low-income, first-generation-to-college students
  • TRIO background


  • $2500 - $3000 (varies based on position and number of years with program)


Complete an online application at


Contact the UBMS Office at 1-800-581-2522 or email

 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Priority deadline is March 1st.  However, applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Job Type
Summer Camps Staff | Teacher - High School Level | Temporary / Seasonal Positions | University | Volunteers
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