PHR and SPHR Exams Prep Course Instructor
Title:PHR and SPHR Exams Prep Course Instructor
Department:Business, Management & Legal Programs
The Department of Business, Management, and Legal Programs (BMLP) offers over 350 professional courses and 17 certificate programs that are designed to meet the needs of business professionals at all levels, including those who want to update their skills, change careers or prepare for industry certifications or exams. Our programs are designed to provide flexible enrollment options for students to initiate their professional development anytime during the year. Through our commitment to academic excellence, professionals can acquire the skills and knowledge they need to face a world of continual change. We seek instructors who are world-class experts in their field with extensive hands-on experience as community leaders and working professionals.

Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.


In-person teaching position is now available for the Preparing for the PHR and SPHR Exams Course. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic area is encouraged to apply:
  • Preparing for the PHR and SPHR Exams

Curricula are constantly being updated and tailored to provide students with the background, expertise, and business practices to become competitive and advance their careers. Taught by qualified practitioners, our courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, all of which can be immediately utilized in and applied to students’ work environments.

We are looking specifically for potential instructors who are qualified to teach the following courses as early as the 2019 Fall quarter starting in September:

Preparing for the PHR and SPHR Exams (Seeking In-person Instructors Only)
MGMT 892.11   Management 3.3 CEUs
This course is designed to help students who plan to sit for the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) examinations. The course uses the HRCP (Human Resource Certification Preparation) materials and test bank specifically geared toward the PHR and SPHR bodies of knowledge. The course is well-suited to the student who prefers a structured, directed classroom approach to studying for either examination. The course follows a "study roadmap" designed to gradually introduce new subject matter while reinforcing material learned earlier, which helps students retain concepts over time and maximize performance on test day. 

  • Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director as assigned using approved syllabus template
  • Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (in-person, online or hybrid)
  • Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform for in-person courses and as the delivery platform for online and hybrid courses
  • Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
  • Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades
  • Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
  • Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
  • Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
  • Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
  • Participate in required orientations and instructor training programs
  • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabus; posting bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs.
  • Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
  • Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed
  • Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
  • Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge to students and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e. make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.)
  • Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
  • Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum

  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution; MBA PREFERRED
  • Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
  • Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
  • Current participation in professional associations
  • Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students
  • PREFERRED: Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
  • PREFERRED: College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent)


Instructor general compensation for BMLP courses: $2,988 for a standard 4-unit course (compensation varies with unit valuation of courses)

Instructors are hired on a quarterly contract basis.

Because Extension is a division within UCLA, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are “by agreement.” The Instructor’s Contract outlines the deliverables for the course, the course schedule, and the compensation terms, subject to Extension policies and procedures. UCLA Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed Instructor Contract. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be canceled for any reason, the Instructor Contract, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided. Remuneration is for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.

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