Residential Remodeling Instructor
Summary
Title:Residential Remodeling Instructor
ID:1241
Department:Arts
Description
The Department of the Arts offers wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL)post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit bearing general interest courses. Course disciplines span broad subject areas similar to those offered on the UCLA campusUCLA Extension courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who hold advanced degrees and are passionate about teaching and can impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.  

Overview 
The Department of the Arts offers wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL)post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit bearing general interest courses. Course disciplines span broad subject areas similar to those offered on the UCLA campusUCLA Extension courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who hold advanced degrees and are passionate about teaching and can impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.   

 
Current Job Posting 
In-person and/or online openings available in the Architecture & Interior Design Certificate and Master’s program. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:
 
Residential remodeling
This introductory course explores current information on the challenges and pitfalls of residential remodeling. Remodeling is presented as a series of steps covering potential resale value; remodeling cost and financing; architectural planning and design; household safety considerations; geologic, site, and structural engineering; resistance to earthquake damage; home mechanical systems (electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling); building department procedures and limitations; and residential construction. Illustrated lectures and a field trip are conducted by design professionals and craftspeople who specialize in remodeling. Participants also review the redistribution of existing space and the quest for new space to satisfy ever-changing modern lifestyle needs. Kitchens, family rooms, baths, and master suites receive special attention.

Total number of meetings:10 
Meeting Day/Time: Currently scheduled for Spring Quarter April 10th - June 12th.  This schedule could potentially be modified based on instructor preference. Future quarter meetings may be scheduled at instructor preference as well. 

Specific Instructor Duties
  • 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 (face-to-face; online or hybrid)
  • Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform in face-to-face courses and as the delivery platform in online and hybrid courses.
  • Communicate Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of 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 addictions
  • 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
Minimum Qualifications
  • Practical experience in the field preferred
  • College-level teaching experience preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • 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
Special Conditions of Employment 
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 cancelled 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. 
 
UCLA Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce