Contract Management Instructor
Summary
Title:Contract Management Instructor
ID:1325
Department:Engineering & Technology
Description

Overview
The Department of Engineering and Technology offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses including post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level) and continuing education (CEU) credit courses. Course disciplines span engineering and technical management subject areas. UCLA 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
Several job openings are available in the Contract Management Certificate program. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:

  • Negotiation Principles and Techniques
  • Types, Application, and Structuring of Contracts
  • Legal Aspects of Supply Chain and Commercial Contracts and Subcontracts
  • International Business Contracting
  • Technology Contracting
  • Commercial Contracts: Bidding and Financial Management
  • Government Contracts: Bidding and Financial Management
  • Legal Aspects of Government Contracts and Subcontracts
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)

Government Cost Estimating and Pricing Focus

  • Government Acquisition Process
  • Proposal Planning
  • Principles of Cost Estimating
  • Cost/Price Analysis
  • Compliance
  • Pricing and Proposal Development


Courses are offered in online asynchronous classes as well as in the classroom in Downtown LA. Classes meet once a week for 11 weeks – weekday evenings are generally from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.


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 (classroom; online or hybrid)
  • 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 project management
  • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: Initial one-time training of Canvas learning system; providing bio and photo for the UCLA Extension website; completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabus; signing quarterly contract; requesting required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs.
  • Develop and maintain curriculum, syllabus, modules, learning practice questions, exams and grading.
  • 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


Minimum Qualifications

  • MS in a technical field (A MBA Preferred) and a minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience in contract management, OR, BS in a technical field and 10 years of relevant industry experience in contract management.
  • College-level or higher 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 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:
$2725 for 11 weeks of instruction

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.

UCLA Extension is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce