Thank you for your interest in our work. There are many opportunities to teach with EJP. Every fall and spring we accept applications from prospective tutors, course instructors, workshop facilitators, and ESL instructors (Language Partners). If you are thinking about applying to the Education Justice Project, please consider attending an EJP open house at the prison, where you will be able to observe classes and speak with current EJP teachers and students. The next open house will be Friday February 8, 2013 from 5 – 8pm.
You can also apply to become involved in FACE (Family and Communities Engagement), which conducts outreach to the family members of our incarcerated students and EJPA, our re-entry program.
Applications are now closed for Spring 2013. The next application deadline is March 1, 2013 for Fall 2013.
You must hold a bachelor’s degree to teach for EJP at the prison in any capacity. Course instructors must have the same qualifications that would be necessary to teach a given course on the Urbana-Champaign campus. In most cases, that is a terminal degree or ABD status. EJP teachers must be able to demonstrate maturity of purpose. All EJP teaching positions are unpaid.
FACE members must have a bachelor’s degree.
If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in issues of incarceration and would like to support our work, please consider joining EJP’s registered student organization. You can check us out on Facebook by clicking here.
How to Apply:
Please complete the relevant application form [forms will be available again in January 2013]. For course instructors there is no application form. Prospective instructors should instead submit a CV and cover letter. You are welcome to apply to be involved in more than one EJP program.
Looking for a quick overview of all EJP programs? Please click here.