Apply to Teach at Mt. Tam
We seek candidates who are committed to our mission and to working with diverse communities. All faculty are required to have teaching or tutoring experience. Credit course faculty also must have a graduate degree—ideally a PhD—in a relevant discipline. People who have been directly impacted by incarceration, or who reflect the cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, and racial diversity of our student body are especially encouraged to apply.
Mount Tamalpais College promotes a student-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive model of teaching. All volunteers should be comfortable with extensive communication with co-instructors and staff and should be open to exploring new teaching techniques.
The students we serve at San Quentin State Prison are on a medium-security yard and are classified by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as male—including men and trans women. The majority of our students are people of color.
Our volunteer faculty are drawn from some of the Bay Area's most prestigious colleges and universities and are placed as instructors and tutors at San Quentin State Prison each term, three terms a year.