Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP) at Western Michigan University is seeking math instructors

Academically Talented Youth Program (ATYP) is hiring! We are seeking instructors for at least two math courses, Algebra I/II and Geometry/Precalculus. These classes meet one day per week, from 1:20 to 3:50 p.m.

This is a great position for adjunct math instructors who are looking to add an extra class to their schedule, part-time math teachers, or recently retired math teachers who want to continue to teach but on a smaller scale.

We are hoping you will share this information with anyone you know who might be interested in this type of job. The job description is below, and the posting for the position can be found at

Thank you so much for your assistance!

Dr. Kelly Schultz, Director, and Nan Janecke, Program Coordinator

Academically Talented Youth Program

Western Michigan University

1903 W. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5233

(269) 387-3553

FAX: 269-387-2772



Job Description:

The Academically Talented Youth Program instructs middle and high school students in math or English in an accelerated manner. Each student takes two years of a high school subject in one year on campus one afternoon per week. Our teachers instruct the students in a manner similar to teaching a college class, just with younger students.

During the school year, the math teacher would be required to teach Algebra I/II or Geometry and Precalculus to a class. The class would meet one afternoon per week and the teacher would be responsible for class preparation, class management, grading homework, homework scheduling, and individual assistance as deemed appropriate. The day of the week would most likely be Tuesday or Thursday from 1:20 – 3:50 p.m. There is the potential to teach more than one class. The ATYP schedule follows the Kalamazoo Public School schedule for winter and spring breaks (not WMU’s calendar).

More information about ATYP can be found on our website at


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Mathematics
  • Current or previous Teaching Certificate for the State of Michigan or Master’s in Mathematics or Education
  • Ability to work with gifted students
  • Experience in classroom management strategies
  • Ability to mimic college environments/settings/situations


  • Using a prepared curriculum framework, provide and deliver meaningful lesson plans that incorporate research-based best practice and adhere to the State of Michigan’s Curriculum Standards
  • Submit a course syllabus to the ATYP staff for review one month prior to the start of the program
  • Help students develop and increase higher order thinking skills
  • Motivate individual students to increase their academic skills
  • Utilize the online system for recording grades and delivering content
  • Hold students to ATYP rules and expectations
  • Supervise student pickup every few weeks as scheduled
  • Grading homework in a timely manner
  • All other tasks, as assigned


Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working with youth, and be able to work from September 6, 2022 – June 2, 2023. Additional meetings will be scheduled as needed and also required.

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