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Instructors (Part-Time), Youth and Teen Programs

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School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Instructors (Part-Time), Youth and Teen Programs

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. 
UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.  

UW Continuum College (UWC2) has a range of outstanding opportunities for part-time instructors to teach specialist topics to children and teens in our Youth and Teen programs (YTP). Our instructors integrate the resources of the UW delivering academically rich curricula offered in a fun, safe learning environment.   

Youth and Teen program Instructors... 

  • Develop course syllabus and day-to-day curriculum delivering age-appropriate lessons and activities 
  • Deliver instruction according to contract dates and times 
  • Differentiate instruction and allow for independent or self-paced study when necessary  
  • Coordinate opening/closing events associated with the specific program 
  • Attend staff orientation and staff meetings as required 
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to cooperative and hands-on learning 
  • Conserve supplies and limit supply requests to necessary items  
  • Notify program administrative staff of problems and make recommendations 
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

YTP offers courses in-person and online – information on YTP programs may be found at   

Employees in the UWC² Youth and Teen Program must complete all required training and successfully pass a criminal background check as a condition of employment.    

UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructors are Academic Staff, not faculty. These are part-time, temporary positions. 



  • Instructors must be an advanced student, educator or professional in a selected field 
  • Demonstrate expertise in specific content area of the proposed offering 
  • Experience working with youth in formal and informal learning settings 
  • Experience supporting youth of differing abilities, motivational levels, and learning styles
  • Demonstrate effective classroom management
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills 
  • Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds 
  • Willingness to teach with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse youth
  • Legal authorization to work and receive compensation in the United States 


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related-field (master’s preferred) Teaching certification or equivalent 


To apply to teach a Youth and Teen program course, please submit the following: 

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. Please identify the specific course(s) and age range (elementary, middle, high school) you are interested in teaching (see  
  • Resume or CV. 
  • Names and contact information of three references. [optional] 
  • A link to a professional webpage, or Github profile (if applicable). [optional] 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs. 
You can read more about Youth and Teen programs at Have an idea for a new course offering? Apply and tell us what you are interested in teaching. 

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religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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