Pre-College Instructor, Introduction to Engineering (Online), Summer 2024

Company Info
Columbia University | Pre-College Programs
New York, NY, United States

Web Site:

Company Profile


Pre-College Instructor, Introduction to Engineering (Online), Summer 2024


New York, NY 

Job ID:


Job Description:

Pre-College Instructor, Introduction to Engineering (Online), Summer 2024

  • Employees can work remotely
  • Part-time
  • Term: 2024 SUMMER
  • Department: High School Programs
  • Division: Non-Degree
  • Program: High School Summer Programs
  • Academic Program: High School Programs
  • Course Modality: Online

Company Description

Columbia University's Pre-College Programs offer high-achieving high school students the opportunity to engage in exploratory coursework at the college level, studying alongside peers from around the world. This highly selective program is open to students entering grades 9-12 and freshman year of college.

Job Description

Columbia University’s Pre-College Programs for High School Students is seeking qualified candidates to develop and teach online courses during Summer ’24. 

Please Note: Course(s) and course availability is subject to change. Dates and class times are tentative and subject to change. 
  • Summer A: July 1st - July 12th (Classes do not meet on July 4th)
  • Summer B: July 15th - July 26th
Class Times (all times Eastern): 
  • 8am-11am OR
  • 12pm-3pm OR
  • 5pm-8pm 
Course Description:

In this Introduction to Engineering course, you will gain exposure to one of the fastest growing fields today. From areas ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Biomedical Engineering, students will be exposed to the growing number of disciplines within the field of engineering through guest lectures and group activities. The course will also examine the professional ethics of engineering and evaluate accountability that engineers have to society and the environment. At the conclusion of this course, students will have an overall understanding of the engineering field, the different career paths available, and the ethics involved in the profession.

  • Develop course content, syllabus, lesson plans, and assigned work
  • Lead and attend all class sessions
  • Establish and maintain a dynamic in-class environment tailored for our high school population
  • Evaluate student work and write a holistic evaluation of each participant after the course ends
  • Monitor and address student concerns and inquiries (you will have around 20-24 students)
  • Attend and complete all required online trainings


  • Graduate degree or equivalent professional or academic background
  • Expertise in the pertinent subject matter
  • Aptitude for teaching

Additional Information

Hiring Salary Ranges
  • Summer A online: $3,300 - $4,200
  • Summer B online: $3,300 - $4,200
Please specify which session(s) you would be interested in teaching.  
  • Please submit a resume inclusive of teaching experience as well as formal teaching evaluations (if available)
  • Applicants must have U.S. work authorization and will need to be in the U.S. while teaching
  • Applicants may not hold a concurrent appointment with Columbia for the duration of their appointment
  • Once hired, applicants are required to submit to a third party background check and complete Protection of Minors training in addition to other training(s) mandated by the University and Pre-College Program
For more information on the program, hiring process, and class schedules, please see here.  

To apply, visit this website:

Your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.