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Global Citizen Academy Instructor

Global Citizen Academy Instructor 2020

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Applications call for Global Citizen Academy Instructor 2020

As an instructor, candidates will be part of a team that will launch the innovative and exciting new program, Global Citizen Academy. Instructors will teach one of two courses for a diverse group of recent high school graduates. Instructors will teach the course using Minerva’s Forum learning platform, a web-based platform that supports real-time, synchronous seminars with high levels of student-faculty interaction. Global Citizen Academy are looking for individuals who have a growth mindset, are comfortable with technology, are passionate about developing young leaders, and have a student-focused approach to their facilitation.


  • Average 10-12 hours per week. Times and days of the week vary depending on class schedule and will be discussed during the hiring process.
  • There will be three weeks of online training (6-10 hrs per week) focusing on Global Citizen Year, tech platform for the course, and the curriculum.
  • Complete all necessary prep work to deliver the Global Citizen Academy curriculum.
  • Teach one of the following two courses:
  • Systems & Society: Explore the complex relationships between human behavior, group dynamics, and society. (90 min 19 student section, twice per week)
  • Leadership As A Practice: Build a foundation of living and leading with purpose. (one 90 min 19 student section and four 60 min 4-5 student sections, once per week)
  • Follow up: grading, feedback, and office hours for students.
  • Weekly check-ins with fellow instructors and supervisors.


  • Documented teaching experience.
  • Experience facilitating classroom discussions and/or some familiarity with active engagement techniques.
  • Experienced with interdisciplinary curricula and comfort with teaching outside one’s primary expertise.
  • Experience teaching critical thinking and problem solving, as well as guiding students to work on project-based assignments.
  • The skills and ability to quickly learn and become comfortable with new technology platforms.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with online facilitation
  • Experience working with high school or college students
  • International work experience
  • Ph.D. or Masters degree
  • Multilingual


In order to apply, candidates must apply online with the following documents

  • A resume that outlines your relevant experience.
  • A cover letter that includes why you believe you would be a good fit to be an instructor for Global Citizen Academy and your connection to Global Citizen Year’s mission.
  • References should include people who can attest to the quality of your teaching, your general quality of mind, and your openness to new pedagogical approaches.
  • Indicate how you learned of the opening.



Type of Opportunity Miscellaneous
Open toAll
OrganizerGlobal Citizen Academy



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