Explo at Yale is hiring for our academic summer enrichment program on the campus of Yale University. Specifically, we are seeking college sophomores through recent graduates eager for the challenge of teaching our Surgical Interventions summer enrichment course.
Simulate the contractions of a human heart, engineer an aortic valve, and build a reconstructive device to heal a broken bone. In this course, you’ll not only identify and diagnose diseased and injured organs and bones, you’ll design, construct, and surgically introduce solutions. Working with specimens that simulate human illnesses and injuries, you’ll perform animal dissections, use medical illustration techniques to prototype solutions, create scale models to make sure they’re viable, and implant your device into specimens you’ve dissected once your lab-created invention is ready. We’ll walk you through surgical techniques — from how to hold a scalpel to how to correctly pierce each layer of tendon or tissue — and you’ll work through digital simulations to prep for the dissections and surgery. Your ability to wield a scalpel can determine whether you become a surgeon. Your ability to collaborate and keep your head under pressure could determine whether you become a great one.
Explo is a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment and is seeking highly motivated and creative individuals to be Instructors and Residential Advisors serving high school students ages 15-17 at Yale University for the summer of 2017 (June 18, 2017 - August 6, 2017) with a salary range of $4150 to $4600 plus room and board.
In addition to teaching, Explo Instructor-RAs must live on campus and serve as student mentors, activity and trip leaders.
The Teaching Experience at Exploration Exploration provides Instructors with a unique opportunity to co-develop and then to teach academic courses and workshops in their major field of study or in areas of strong personal interest. With guidance from our Curriculum Department, Instructors design detailed curriculum plans for their courses and workshops during the winter and spring.
It is important for applicants to understand that the Instructor position is a three-part job at Exploration: teacher, advisor, and leader. On a typical day, an Instructor will spend approximately 3 hours teaching in a classroom setting and the rest of the day and evening supervising all aspects of student life: from helping students bus meals in the cafeteria to leading afternoon activities, taking attendance at check-in and living group events, or chaperoning an evening dance. Whatever students are involved in at Exploration, our Instructors are involved in, too – helping to ensure that every moment of the day can be a learning moment and, most importantly, that every child is safe; physically, intellectually, and emotionally.