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Professional Tutor-Physics and Natural Sciences

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs invites applications for a Professional Tutor for Physics and Natural Sciences. As a member of the Veteran and Military Affairs (VMA) team, the Professional Tutor will engage in direct tutoring of student veterans, veteran dependents, and active duty service members at CU Boulder in the subject matter of physics and other natural sciences as able, as well as preparing of natural science success resources, coordinating student workshops, and participating in initiatives within the VMA office designed to enhance student performance and retention. The Professional Tutor is expected to develop campus connections and relationships that support the familiarity of the tutor with campus natural science courses and technology, as well as aiding in making appropriate referrals to student success resources. This position will work closely with the Director of VMA, and the VMA Academic Advisor, and the VMA Professional Tutor in Mathematics to develop a team-based approach to veteran and active duty student success. 

Who We Are

The CU Boulder Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, (VMA) is a one-stop shop for all programs, policies, pay, information and support for prospective and current student veterans and veteran dependents. VMA understands that veterans and military members living, working, and receiving their education at CU Boulder are a valued and vital component of our campus community. We recognize and honor their sacrifices and value their life experiences as they broaden the diversity of our staff, faculty and student body.  We also recognize their special circumstances and the need for our campus to assist them in making the successful transition into our campus environment. Veteran and Military Affairs supplements the recruitment and retention of veterans to the Boulder campus. We provide a key point of contact for counseling and program information for the veteran/military community at CU Boulder, while developing and maintaining productive relations with off-campus organizations and programs serving veterans.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Tutoring and Supporting Student Case Management 
  • Tutor student veteran, veteran student dependents, and active duty CU students, from all majors and disciplines, in the discipline of Physics. Offer tutoring as able in affiliated natural sciences.
  • Conduct informal intake and diagnosis of natural sciences preparation.
  • Meet with students individually and in small groups for content area tutoring and study skills development.
  • Facilitate the development of student study groups among the veteran and active duty student population.
  • Offer group review sessions prior to exams.
  • Refer students as appropriate to academic advising, departmental resources, counseling, and other services on campus.
  • Assist the VMA Academic Advisor with tracking students who are likely to experience difficulties in natural science courses, and proactively encourage student meetings with tutoring and advising as appropriate.
  • Provide natural science preparation workshop session during the annual Summer Bridge program, in coordination with VMA bridge program coordinator
  • Develop physics and natural science content area and skills tutorial resources and apply as appropriate to support student learning.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with instructors in physics, and other applicable departments according to student need trends.
  • Maintain working knowledge of technology used in natural science course programming at CU Boulder.
  • Collaborate with VMA personnel on student success and retention initiatives.
  • Maintain accurate records of student contacts and course outcomes.
  • Assist in the development of student case management and referral tools for utilization by VMA staff.
  • Participate in periodic VMA student academic success team meetings, VMA team meetings, and Student Affairs staff meetings where appropriate.
  • Engage in professional development and training opportunities where appropriate.

What You Should Know

This position will require some evening hours. 

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $26,500.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • 1 year or more of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Successful development and implementation of initiatives to enhance student performance in written communication.
  • Ability to work some evenings. 

What You Will Need

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with individuals of culturally diverse backgrounds, verbally and in writing and building coalitions with other entities.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • One or more years of tutoring experience.
  • Teaching experience at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
  • Ability to tutor students in introductory and general Chemistry in addition to Physics.
  • Post Baccalaureate degree in Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering, or a related field.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by May 22, 2019 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer