The Prison University Project uses a student-centered, culturally-responsive model of teaching. Volunteer faculty are placed as instructors and tutors during our spring, summer, and fall terms and commit to 5-10 hours per week to their class for the duration of the semester. All volunteers should be comfortable with extensive communication with co-instructors and staff and should be open to exploring new teaching techniques.

All courses and extracurricular programming are currently suspended due to COVID-19. Prospective faculty are encouraged to submit materials to be in our faculty pool. You will be placed on our mailing list and contacted when programming resumes.

Teaching Opportunities

We highly encourage applications from all qualified individuals who share a commitment to our mission and proven ability to work with multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and multi-gendered communities. We especially encourage applications from candidates of diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and/or who reflect the cultural, ethnic and racial diversity of our student body; as well as people directly impacted by incarceration. In keeping with our beliefs and goals, we welcome applicants who are LGBTQ and/or gender diverse.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

We have an ongoing need for volunteers to support our fundraising and office management team. Ideally, volunteers are able to commit to a regular schedule, but one-time or intermittent assistance can also be very helpful. If you're interested, please contact Jared Rothenberg (jrothenberg@prisonuniversityproject.org).