Thrive Scholars

Position ID: 2900-SAP [#21746]
Position Title: Summer Academy Math Professor
Position Location: Chicago, Illinois 60637, United States [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: finished (2022/12/06, finished 2023/10/21, listed until 2023/04/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

SA 2 (University of Chicago) Dates: Sunday, July 2nd - Saturday, August 12th

The Organization

At Thrive Scholars, our goal is to see talented economically disadvantaged BIPOC students develop inter-generational wealth and financial security, and become the diverse corporate, civic, and academic leaders our country so desperately needs.

Our comprehensive, data-driven, high-touch program model focuses on the key inflection points that can be the difference between just graduating from any college, and graduating from a top college with the grades, degree, career skills, and network needed to thrive in any career. Over our six-year program, Scholars benefit from admissions and intensive academic preparation before college and a comprehensive set of academic, personal, social-emotional, financial, and career supports throughout college.

The Program

As rising high-school seniors, and rising college first-years, students attend our six-week Summer Academy. At its core, Summer Academy (SA) is an academic boot camp where students learn the quantitative and writing skills they need to excel in college and in their preferred majors, with additional time devoted to personal and professional development topics. Summer Academy is a residential program held on the campuses of Amherst College and the University of Chicago. This year, we will serve 500+ students combined at both sites.

The Position

We are seeking multiple Math Professors to each teach one Calculus-series section (sections range from pre-calc to multivariable calculus) of approximately 20-25 students, focused on helping our Scholars further develop the math skills they will need to excel in calculus-based courses at a selective college. The course will meet between 12-15 hours per week, and will include a combination of professor-led instruction and opportunities for students to engage in hands-on and collaborative work.

The Math Professor will be supported by two TAs, who may be undergraduate students, graduate students or college faculty that the Professor selects, with approval from Thrive Scholars staff or Thrive can support with identifying a TA, if needed. The Professor and TAs are expected to be present for the entirety of the course time each day, and available for a minimum of 2 hours of office hours during the week.

The Math Professor and TAs will be expected to participate in an orientation, and the professor will be expected to participate in course planning before the program begins. Faculty and TAs will also be accountable for meeting shared learning outcomes and measurements, while still being able to maintain autonomy over instruction and day to day coursework.

Salary: The Math Professor will be paid $15,450

Housing: Room and board will be provided, and covered by Thrive Scholars, for non-local faculty and assistant instructors.

Qualifications and Experience:

Experience teaching calculus-based course in a selective college setting required Experience teaching and engaging high school students Passion for and experience in working with a diverse, underserved community of high school and rising college students Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Thrive has instituted a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees, including remote staff. Individuals selected for job opportunities must be fully vaccinated and up to date, per CDC guidelines, and will be required to provide proof of vaccination status in advance of your hire date.

If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, Thrive will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy. Accommodation requests cannot be guaranteed, Thrive will consider requests where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the organization pursuant to applicable law.  Any such accommodation must be approved in advance of signing an offer letter.


Thrive Scholars provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

Knowing its importance to the success of our work, Thrive Scholars is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.

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Contact: Cynthia Espinoza
Postal Mail:
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Suite 2150