Columbia University Pre-College Program - The Origin and Evolution of the Universe (Online) Fall 2021

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Part-time
  • Program: High School Summer Programs
  • Course Modality: Online
  • Academic Program: HSP
  • Term: 2021 FALL
  • Division: Non-Degree
  • Department: High School Summer Programs

Company Description

Established in 1986, Columbia University's Summer Pre-College Program for High School Students offers high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life in the Ivy League while enjoying the vibrancy of New York City. Open to students entering grades 9 through 12 and freshman year of college, the program combines academic rigor and instructional excellence with lively extracurricular offerings and careful supervision and support.

Job Description

Columbia University’s Pre-College Program for High School Students is seeking a graduate degree holder or post-doc student in ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY OR RELATED FIELD to teach online from September 18-November 21, Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for academically exceptional high school students.  


  • Develop course content, syllabus, lesson plan, and assigned work.

  • Lead all class sessions.

  • Establish and maintain a dynamic in-class environment.

  • 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).





  • Related professional or academic background to the course subject.

  • Expertise in the pertinent subject matter.

  • Aptitude for teaching.

Additional Information

  • Please submit a resume inclusive of teaching experience as well as formal teaching evaluations if available.

  • Applicants must have U.S. work authorization, will not be able to hold any concurrent appointments at Columbia University, and will need to be in the U.S. while teaching.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.