Job Title: Physiology High School Instructor
PVN ID: BA-2304-005545
Category: Instruction and Social Service

Job Description

General Description

The Baruch STEP Academy is an academic enrichment program focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and providing college preparation. Managed through the CUNY Research Foundation, we serve over 150 middle and high school students throughout the city. The Summer 2023 Program will operate over 16 sessions, July 10th through August 3rd (Monday through Thursday only). 


High School Instructor (In-Person)

Course: Physiology

Description: Physiology is the study of physical and chemical processes within the human body. Students will explore how the body works in health and with disease. This course will cover the functions of various organ systems, such as digestion, respiration, and reproduction.

Additional Information: This course is designed for students interested in health careers.

Application submission deadline: May 15th

Summary of Responsibilities:

The STEP Academy at Baruch College is seeking to fill a summer instructor position for the high school program. The course will introduce high school students to an intensive science subject for a month. The goal of the course is to engage students in an exploratory science experience, not provided in a standard classroom. Instructors will prepare students to participate in the annual showcase displaying research posters, projects, or visual presentations.

Start Time: 9am
Instruction Hours: 9:30am-2pm 

Other Duties

  • Prepare and teach curriculum for about 20-25 students
  • Evaluate student and group performance often
  • Provide staff with measurable results in student learning through assessments
  • Monitor and maintain student attendance records 
  • Reassess curriculum to account for students' needs, interests, and understanding of materials 
  • Plan for end of semester project



  • Availability for each program day from 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Degree in computer science, engineering or related STEM 
  • Experience in a teaching capacity in subject area
  • Experience with designing/implementing a course curriculum
  • Have a strong classroom management style


  • Strong background in the subject area
  • Prior teaching experience with middle or high school students
  • Ability to engage students with creative lessons and innovative teaching style
  • Possess good interpersonal skills with adolescents and a strong understanding of their maturity levels
  • Enthusiasm for the subject with flexibility in adjusting curriculum to reflect students' abilities

 $4,500 | $45 x 100 hours | This includes 72 hours of instruction time + 28 hours of orientations, meetings and prep work.

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

College Now
Part Time
Pay Range
Hour(s) a week
Closing Date
Jun 10, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
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