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Work for the Upward Bound Summer Academy

Want to make a difference in the lives of our young people? Be a Summer Academy instructor!

The University of Dayton Upward Bound Program serves Dayton Public School students in grades 9-12 whose goal is a college education. They're motivated, eager and excited to prepare for a successful future.

This summer, you can help them prepare for college!

The UD Upward Bound Program's Summer Academy spans six weeks during the summer (for specific dates, email All courses are taught at the University of Dayton.

Instructor qualifications

To be Summer Academy instructor, you must have:

  • Bachelor's degree in math, science (biology or chemistry), or language arts
  • Teaching licensure
  • Prior teaching experience

Instructor duties

This innovative summer instructor position includes:

  • Creating and implementing lesson plans and hands-on activities
  • Developing learning goals and objectives
  • Evaluating progress through tests, assignments and projects


The pay rate for Summer Academy instructors is based on qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Upward Bound Program Director Ieesha Ramsey. The annual application deadline is April 15 (or until filled).


University of Dayton Upward Bound Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969