Summer Instructor - Upward Bound

The University of Pikeville (UPIKE), the Leading University in Central Appalachia is actively seeking Summer Instructors for its Upward Bound Program for the summer. The position of Summer Instructor is a temporary position, which is dependent on continued federal grant funding.

Each Summer Instructor will be expected to design, instruct, and document participant development and attendance in class. Selected candidates must commit to the projects, policies, including absolutely no dating of participants, confidentiality, proper referral procedures, and possess the ability to exemplify and demonstrate professional etiquette and demeanor.

Successful candidates will have a baccalaureate degree with secondary certification or a specialty certification in the area for which they are applying. Successful candidates must demonstrate experiences that will allow them to identify with the barriers and disadvantages of target area participants. Selected candidates will demonstrate exceptional motivation and commitment toward supplementing participant’s academic experience. Successful candidates will demonstrate behavior suitable for a role model, academic strength useful to the participants and the desire and abilities for a mentoring relationship.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Interested applicants should submit a class syllabus by email to or by hand to the UPIKE Upward Bound office located at 1028 South Mayo Trail, Pikeville, KY 41501.

Date Posted: 02/13/2023
Department: Upward Bound
Employment Type: Temporary (12 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.