Information Technology Instructor
Summary
Title: Information Technology Instructor
ID:1307
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), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit bearing general interest courses. Course disciplines span engineering, information systems 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 Information Technology Management Certificate program. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:
  • Information Technology Management  
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Information Technology Finance
  • Business Cases for IT Projects and Investments
 
Courses are generally offered in online asynchronous quarterly classes for a period of 12 weeks.

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 project management
  • 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 MS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or Information Technology Management and at least five years of relevant experience.
  • 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.
 
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 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