PUPP Social Science/Writing Instructor

About the Program

The Princeton University Preparatory Program (PUPP) seeks outstanding educators to join our faculty for our 2023 Summer Institute. PUPP is a comprehensive, multi-year college preparation initiative that supports high school students beginning the summer after their 9th grade year and continuing through high school graduation. We provide academic and cultural enrichment for outstanding high school students from communities that are historically marginalized in selective higher education. Our scholars attend public high schools in Trenton, Ewing, Lawrence, Hamilton, and Princeton.  

The cornerstone of PUPP is a six-and-a-half-week summer institute on Princeton’s campus. Summer academic courses range from literature and math, to art, college preparation and laboratory science. A range of talented instructors including classroom teachers from the region and university-affiliated faculty, staff and graduate students lead courses each summer.  In addition, the summer institute includes a leadership retreat, college visits and trips to museums and cultural institutions. Planning for the summer institute begins in April 2023 and the 2023 Summer Institute runs from late June through mid-August. 


Rising Junior Social Science Research/Writing Course

This course is taught to rising juniors (typically 24 students) and meets for 11, 3-hour sessions (Mondays and Thursdays), as well 2 extended periods. We design the course as a combination of two important areas of development – an introduction to research in the social sciences and the process of developing and writing a research paper. We seek talented local high school teachers (in social studies or English) and/or Princeton graduate students with strong foundational knowledge in an area of social science (anthropology, sociology, history, politics/political science, psychology, etc.) and teaching writing/research to co-teach this course, potentially with another graduate student or with a high school teacher. Faculty members co-create the curriculum with input and supervision from the administration, as well as an eye toward the general theme of the summer institute. 

We seek individuals who have enthusiasm for their subject area/research and an interest in or experience with working with high school students, particularly students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in higher education. Strong classroom management and organizational skills are a must, along with experience guiding students through the many stages of research and writing in the social sciences.  

More information about PUPP is available on the program website


To Apply:

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]  

Deadline: March 20, 2023. (Priority Deadline - March 6, 2023) 

Position opened until filled.