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Job Req ID:  19294

Baltimore Emerging Scholars Instructor


The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We are looking for mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared commitment to the bright young people we serve. In return, we offer employees the opportunity to be part of the Johns Hopkins community and to take advantage of our generous benefits package, which includes affordable health-care options and tuition assistance for employees and their families.


General Summary/Purpose:

Teach the CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars 5th grade A Connected World curriculum before or after regular school hours.



  • Teach A Connected World curriculum for 5th graders developed by CTY.
  • Monitor student performance and progress.
  • Differentiate instruction for individual students as appropriate.
  • Provide regular feedback to CTY supervisor on how students are doing. Evaluate the curriculum’s effectiveness and assist in refining the curriculum after students complete the course.
  • Practice positive and effective classroom management.
  • Handle student conduct issues according to protocols.
  • Communicate with students, parents, host school administrators and supervisor to resolve any issues with students or the course/program implementation.
  • Cooperate with and help facilitate CTY research efforts related to CTY Emerging Scholars (e.g. administration of tests, surveys, interviews, etc.) 
  • Supervise and mentor a classroom assistant, if one is assigned.


Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. 
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with significant coursework in astronomy, astrophysics or a related field.
  • Two years of teaching experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Graduate work and Education courses preferred.
  • Experience teaching the age group is preferred.

Required Special Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to teach using engaging, student-centered methods. Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, especially those from urban populations.


Internal and External Contacts Required as Part of the Job:

  • Regular contact with the CTY Baltimore Emerging Scholars co-directors, the assistant teacher at the school, and students and their families.


Physical Requirements for the Job:

  • The person in this position needs to be able to travel to schools offering the program in Baltimore City and be able to move around a school building to access the assigned room.
  • This position constantly communicates with students during lessons and frequently with parents, supervisors and other adults about student progress and any concerns.
  • A significant portion of the curriculum is hands-on activities, meaning the candidate should have fine motor skills to model expectations to students.
  • The person must be able to exchange information in all situations accurately and tactfully.


Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None


Budget Authority:

  • None


Additional Information:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US.
  • The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
  • All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.


Classified Title: CTY DE Instructor 
Working Title: Baltimore Emerging Scholars Instructor  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB 
Starting Salary Range: 5,000 per semester
Employee group: Limited 
Schedule: varies. After-school hours 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000116-Research 
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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