General and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Title:General and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Department:Humanities & Sciences
The Department of Humanities and Sciences offers a variety of courses including transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level) and continuing education (CEU) credit. Course disciplines span broad subject areas. UCLA Extension courses 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

A current opening is available to teach an Organic Chemistry course. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:

General and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
This laboratory class covers the synthesis and analysis of compounds; purification by extraction, chromatography, recrystallization, and sublimation; characterization by mass spectroscopy, UV, NMR, and IR spectroscopy, optical activity, electrochemistry, pH titration.

20 Meetings:         Fridays: April 4th to June 20th, 2014
                            6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
                            Saturdays: April 5th to June 21st, 2014
                            9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.        
No meetings 4/18, 4/19, 5/23 & 5/24

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 Blackboard 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
  • Minimum of PhD degree in Chemistry
  • College-level Chemistry teaching experience required
  • 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.
Instructor compensation for this course:
$4,760 ($68 per hour x 70 hours)
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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UCLA Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.