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Teach Online with CTD

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Now hiring for Fall sessions

Instructional positions available

Opportunities Year Round

CTD offers hundreds of online enrichment and credit-bearing courses each year for students in PreK - grade 12.

We take pride in our excellent instructional staff who join us from around the country to teach online learners in a challenging, supportive classroom. If you're looking for an online, part-time teaching position in an educationally progressive environment, we'd love to hear from you!

About Teaching Online with CTD

CTD offers a variety of online teaching options. We encourage applicants to review the CTD's online program models to determine the best fit for their skills and experience.

Given the pace of the program and course work, and the intellectual demands of the students, instructors must be content experts, veteran, master teachers, experienced with online instruction, and adept at using a variety of teaching methods, differentiating instruction, and employing assessment tools to guide student learning.

Across all program models, instructors receive coaching, individualized technical support, training resources, and professional development opportunities to set instructors up for success in the online classroom.

How to Apply

Step 1:

Review CTD's online program models to determine which program may be the best fit for your background and experience.

Step 2:

Submit an application for available CTD positions via Northwestern myHR.

  • Search by entering "CTD" in the keywords field.
  • Please read the full job posting for instructions on indicating the position for which you are applying.
  • Please submit one online application per Job ID. Multiple applications will result in automatic rejection emails for each duplicate application.

Northwestern University Hiring Policies

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. For more information on recruitment and hiring policies, visit the Office of Equity.

All candidates selected for hire must successfully complete a criminal background check. (Background checks are at no cost to the candidate. Details will be discussed during the interview process.)

Current Position Openings

Instructor - Online Enrichment Program

Courses available: Puzzle Masters (Gr. 3-5)

Instructor - Online Honors and AP® Programs
Courses available: 

Honors-level: English/Language Arts, Honors Science including Engineering, Forensic Science, Epidemiology, Medical Microbiology

AP®-level: AP® Biology, AP® Computer Science Principles, AP® Art History

Instructor - Online Leadership Intensive

Instructor - Online Summer Program

TA - Online Summer Program

Activity Director - Online Summer Program

Communication Manager - Online Summer Program

Technology Support Specialist - Online Summer Program

 

Online Family Program Instructor Details (PreK-5)

Online Family Program courses consist of 4 weekly modules on a topic in Language Arts or STEM subject areas. Courses serve students in grade bands PreK (age 3-5), K-1, 2-3, and 4-5; sessions are offered year-round.

Instructors are responsible for designing and implementing the course curriculum via Schoology, CTD’s learning management system. See the Online Family Program job posting for complete details.

Instructor compensation starts at $500, including a $100 course development stipend (for new courses, if applicable). 

Online Weekend Instructor Details (3-8)

Weekend at Home

The Weekend at Home program offers courses in Language Arts, Humanities, and STEM subject areas for students grades 3-8. Courses meet online in live class sessions for 6 consecutive weeks on Saturdays or Sundays in the fall, winter, and spring.

Instructors are responsible for designing and implementing the course curriculum via Schoology, CTD’s learning management system, and facilitating classes via Zoom, Northwestern University’s video conferencing platform. See the Weekend at Home job posting for complete details.

Instructor compensation is $800 (per course) plus $100 for course development (per session).

Encounters at Home

Encounters at Home offers single, half-day courses that immerse students in a focused topic study within a STEM subject area. Courses take place on a Saturday or Sunday.

Instructors are content experts, and responsible for designing the curriculum and facilitating the class via Zoom, Northwestern University’s video conferencing platform. See the Encounters at Home job posting for complete details.

Instructor compensation starts at $150 per course.

Online Enrichment & Core Essentials Instructor Details (3-10)

Online Enrichment (Grades 3-10) and Core Essentials (Grades 3-8) courses are offered in Language Arts, Humanities, and STEM subject areas. Courses are offered in 9-week sessions year-round.

Instructors are responsible for designing and implementing the course curriculum via Schoology, CTD’s learning management system. See the Online Enrichment and Core Essentials job posting for complete details.

Instructor compensation starts at $900 (Online Enrichment courses) and $1,200 (Online Core Essentials courses) for up to 7 students per course, and increases based on enrollment.

Online Honors, AP® and ASO Instructor Details (6-12)

Online Honors, Online AP®, and Online Accelerated Summer Option (ASO) courses are offered in Language Arts, Humanities, and STEM subject areas for students grades 6-12. Courses are offered throughout the academic year (as Honors and AP® courses) and in the summer (as ASO courses).

All courses offer one or two semesters of high school credit. Honors courses must be NCAA accredited and AP® courses must be authorized by the College Board.

Instructors are responsible for designing and implementing the course curriculum via Schoology, CTD’s learning management system. See the Online Honors and AP® job posting for complete details.

Instructor compensation starts at $1,500 (for 1-credit courses) and $2,600 (for 2-credit courses) for up to 7 students per course, and increases based on enrollment.

Online Leadership and Service-Learning Instructional Positions (7-10)

Civic Education Project (CEP) leadership and service-learning school-year and summer online courses offers promising young people opportunities to develop the knowledge, experience, and leadership skills they need to make a positive impact on the world. Please see Work with CEP for application and hiring details.

Instructor - Leadership Intensive

Instructors are responsible for preparing and facilitating the course curriculum via Schoology, CTD’s learning management system, and facilitating classes via Zoom, Northwestern University’s video conferencing platform. See the Online Leadership Intensive Instructor Job Posting for complete details.

Instructor compensation is $1,500 per course. 

 

Online Summer Program Instructional & Administrative Positions (4-12)

Summer Program courses are offered in Language Arts, Humanities, and STEM subject areas and in varying lengths and grade bands. The Solstice Program (4-6) runs one and two-week sessions, while the Spectrum Program (6-8) and Equinox Program (9-12) run three-week sessions.

Instructor

Instructors are responsible for designing and implementing the course curriculum via Schoology, CTD’s learning management system. See the Summer Program Instructor job posting for complete details. Instructor compensation starts at $2,150 (Solstice) and $3,200 (Spectrum and Equinox) for up to 20 students per course, with increases based on CTD experience in the same role.

Teaching Assistant

TAs are responsible for supporting student academic growth and success in their assigned remote classroom. See the Summer Program TA job posting for complete details. TA compensation is $15 per hour.

Activity Director

The Summer Program welcomes students from around the world from grades 4-12. The Activity Director is responsible for the planning, management and supervision of the Summer Program’s virtual afternoon activities program, including scheduling and supporting staff in activity development and monitoring live activities for quality.

The Activity Director’s compensation is $17 per hour. See the Activity Director job posting for details regarding dates of employment and responsibilities.

Communication Manager

The Communication Manager works closely with the Admissions, Advising and Assessment team to provide detailed and accurate information to all families and clients calling in for information and assistance, primarily with the CTD Summer Program but functionally across all programs operating in the summer.

The Communication Manager’s compensation is $16 per hour. See the Communication Manager job posting for details regarding dates of employment and responsibilities.

Technology Support Specialist

The Technology Support Specialist works closely with CTD administrators and instructional staff to provide technology support, primarily with the CTD Summer Program but functionally for all CTD programs operating during the summer. The TSS also works in collaboration with SESP IT and responds promptly to support requests made by CTD instructors, staff, and families.

The Technology Support Specialist’s compensation starts at $4000, with increases based on CTD experience in the same role. See the Technology Support Specialist job posting for more details regarding dates of employment and responsibilities.

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