The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing
the talents of academically advanced K-12 students around the world. We provide today’s brightest
students with fun, challenging courses; a community of engaged learners; and a strong foundation
for future success in college and their careers. Want to join our team? We’re looking for
mission-driven problem-solvers who can thrive in CTY’s diverse, collaborative, fast-paced, and
results-driven work environment. We value innovation, creativity, integrity, and a shared
commitment to the bright young people we serve.
General nature or purpose of the job:
The CTY Online Middle School Instructor, Mathematics, will mainly be responsible for teaching
middle school online math courses, including Introduction to Cryptography. As an online math
instructor, the individual will be responsible for promptly replying to emails; providing detailed
feedback on exams according to a rubric; arranging & holding live review sessions with students and
actively checking in on all assigned students; helping to resolve any problems.
Phone calls to students, parents and schools are required. The instructor is the student’s main contact
point and he or she ensures that every student has an outstanding learning experience with
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
- Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle,
Adobe Connect, Skype and e-mail.
- Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress, according to a
- Communicate with students, parents, IT, program administrators and supervisor to resolve any
course related issues.
- Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
- Additional duties include assisting with the development of course related materials; updating and
developing curriculum; curriculum mapping to core standards; adding or revising assessments;
creating and managing documents in LaTeX for any math course as needed. participating in new
- Working closely with program managers on course related issues and working as a team member
to provide support to other CTYOnline instructors, as necessary.
Minimum required education and related work experience:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in mathematics or related field is required;
Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU
- JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may
be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
- Two years of related experience is required, such as instruction or tutoring of middle school
students, either through online or classroom instruction.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Positive, proactive, and professional written
and spoken communication skills using various technology is critical.
- Must be very student-oriented.
- Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
Computer or other special needs for the position:
- Must have a computer with broadband Internet access
- Familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Adobe Connect and Skype.
- Ability to quickly learn new software, as needed
Physical requirements for the job:
- Ability to access and transmit information using a computer
- Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
- The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone or Skype and possibly face to face with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
- Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.
- Applicants must be based in, and authorized to work in the US.
- All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in
mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children,
protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and
- CTYOnline offers students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the
year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.