|Title:||Product Management Instructors|
In-person teaching position for UCLA Extension's Product Management program (specific focus on web and mobile applications) are now active for Winter 2018. Qualified applicants willing to teach in Westwood Village near UCLA are encouraged to apply.
Curricula will constantly be updated and tailored to provide students with the background, expertise, and professional 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.
Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTOR DUTIES
- Develop course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Director of Strategic Program Development 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
- Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom
- Communicate with Director, Program Associate, and UCLA Extension staff 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.
- 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
- B.S./B.A. Degree from an accredited institution
- 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
- Comfort in dealing with diverse range of professionals and students
- PREFERRED: Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
- PREFERRED: College-level teaching experience or corporate training
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Instructor general compensation for courses: $83.33 per hour. Note: 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.
In an effort to promote and maintain a healthy environment for our students, visitors, and employees, UCLA is a smoke-free site. Smoking is prohibited within the boundaries of all UCLA owned, occupied, leased, and associated buildings and facilities.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.