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Title:Instructor ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ MIMG XL 6 - Microbiology for Nonmajors
Department:Humanities & Sciences
Department of Humanities and Sciences
(310) 825-7093

Job Posting
UCLA Extension - Quarterly Contract Instructor

The UCLA Extension Department of Humanities and Sciences offers a variety of courses including those that provide transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit (400-level) and continuing education units (CEUs). Course disciplines span broad subject areas. UCLA Extension courses offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified instructors who hold advanced degrees in the specific discipline they teach, have related work experience and are passionate about teaching.

Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.

Current Job Posting
An opening for an Instructor is available in the discipline of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics (MIMG). Qualified applicants possessing a PhD degree in the discipline and teaching experience are encouraged to apply.

Course Title and Description:
MIMG XL 6 – Microbiology for Nonmajors
Course Description: Designed for nonscience students; introduction to biology of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi), their significance as model systems for understanding fundamental cellular processes, and their role in human affair. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 101.
This course is offered on the UCLA Extension Downtown Los Angeles campus in the traditional classroom format and is supported online using the Canvas Learning Management System.
Course schedule for the Fall Quarter:
Lecture Dates: Wednesdays, September 21-December 7, 2016
Location: DTLA (261 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90012)
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Total Number of Meetings: 12          
            Total Hours: 36 hours
Specific Instructor Duties
Instructors are required to:
  • Develop and/or update the course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director as assigned, using an 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 assessment and 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 through documented continuing education activities
  • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabus; posting biography 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 a diverse domestic and international student population
  • Respond to student inquiries about exams and final grades and consult with Program Director as needed
  • Keep final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session of each course and allow students to access them during that time period
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
  • College-level teaching experience required
  • Must be committed to maintaining the highest level of academic standards and integrity
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online learning management systems including the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Active participation in continuing education and professional development
Special Conditions of Employment
Instructors are hired on a quarterly contract basis.
Instructor compensation for this course:
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.
In an effort to promote and maintain a healthy environment for our students, visitors, and employees, UCLA is a smoke-free site. Smoking, including smokeless tobacco, 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.
This opening is closed and is no longer accepting applications