About the Program
The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) seeks an outstanding educator to join our faculty for our 2023 Summer Institute. PUPP is a comprehensive, multi-year program that works with high school students beginning the summer after their 9th grade year and continuing through high school graduation, matriculation to college and beyond. We provide academic and cultural enrichment for high-achieving, low-income high school students from Ewing, Lawrence, Hamilton, Princeton and Trenton public high schools. The cornerstone of PUPP is a six-and-a half-week summer institute on the Princeton campus. Summer academic courses range from literature and writing to college preparation and laboratory science. A team of talented instructors including university affiliates and classroom teachers from the region lead courses each summer. The institute also includes an overnight leadership retreat, college tours and trips to museums and other cultural institutions. The 2023 Summer Institute planning begins in April 2023 and the institute runs from late June through the first week of August.
As of February 2023, we are planning for an in-person institute, but the institute may be hosted virtually (via Zoom/Google Classroom) or in a hybrid model if public health conditions warrant a pivot. COVID19 vaccinations (including booster doses) are required for all Princeton University and PUPP students, faculty, and staff. We will appreciate and expect adaptability and flexibility among our summer faculty.
Rising Sophomore Science Course - Physical Sciences/Life Sciences/Environmental Studies:
This course is taught to rising sophomores (typically 24 students) and meets for 11, 90-minute sessions, as well 4 extended periods. The course is designed to teach students the fundamental principles of scientific thinking and experimentation that drive modern research and yet are often glossed over in high school science classes. Local high school science teachers and Princeton graduate students with strong foundational knowledge in the physical sciences, ecology, biology or environmental studies and familiarity with University laboratory equipment and processes are sought to co-teach this course, potentially with another graduate student or with a high school science teacher. The curriculum will be co-created by the faculty team with input and supervision from the administration, as well as an eye toward the general theme of the summer institute.
Rising Senior Science Course – Neuroscience:
This course is taught to rising seniors (typically 24 students) and meets for 11, 90- minute sessions, with 4 extended periods. The course is designed to teach students the fundamental principles of scientific thinking and experimentation that drive modern research but are often absent from high school science class curricula. In collaboration with a graduate student from Princeton’s Neuroscience Institute, the course focuses on the study of the human brain and its impact on behavior and cognitive functions. Local high school science teachers and Princeton graduate students with strong foundational knowledge in the areas of neuroscience, biology, psychology or related areas, and/or familiarity with University laboratory equipment and processes are sought to co-teach this course. The curriculum will be co-created by the faculty team with input and supervision from the administration.
We seek candidates who have enthusiasm for their subject area/research and an interest in or experience with working with high school students. More information about PUPP is available on the program website.
Please send a CV and a letter of application highlighting relevant teaching/tutoring experience to: Jason Klugman, Ph.D., PUPP Director
Email submissions may be sent to: [email protected]
Preferred consideration to applications received by March 6, 2023; Deadline: March 20, 2023
Position opened until filled.