Students Eligible for JBA and Taiwan at Truman Summer Employment

The Joseph Baldwin Academy and Taiwan at Truman are seeking current Truman students to serve as preceptors for the 2017 summer sessions.

Preceptors live with the students in the residence halls. In addition to serving as resident counselors, they assist faculty members and students in the classroom. Preceptors are expected to be responsible, high-energy individuals who enjoy working with teenage students and are supportive of University goals.

Salary for a three-week JBA session is $1,450, plus room and board. Salary for a five-week Taiwan at Truman Session is $1,800, plus room and board. The job looks particularly good on a resume for pre-MAE or MAE students, or those considering work in non-profit, human services or child-focused employment. Prior Taiwan at Truman preceptors have found the job helpful in future employment as English instructors, international educators and linguists.

Potential preceptors for either academy must be a currently enrolled full-time Truman student with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Being a JBA or Taiwan at Truman staff member is a 24 hour-a-day commitment, and preceptors may not be enrolled in summer classes. JBA preceptors of all genders are needed. Because the Taiwan at Truman session for 2017 is only hosting female students, staff applicants for that program are required to be female; however, interested male applicants are welcome to pre-apply for the 2018 session, which hosts male students.

To apply for either program, potential preceptors can visit Applications can be submitted in McClain Hall 303. In-person interviews will be scheduled Feb. 23-25, but late applications will still be considered for interviews after that date until positions are filled.

Prior to the summer sessions, preceptors will be required to attend orientation in April. They will also need to complete van training through the Department of Public Safety, as well as CPR and first aid training. They will also undergo a background check, including fingerprinting.

For questions about the application process, contact Jared Young at 660.785.5406 or

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