The Department of the Arts 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 broad subject areas such as Photography, Studio Arts, Art History, Design Communication Arts, Design Thinking and User Experience, Game Specialization. UCLA Extension course and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who 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
Instructor openings are now available in Game Specialization targeting Designers and Front-End Developers. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic areas are encouraged to apply:
Intro to game
Unity Game Engine
AR | VR for Games
UI | UX for Games
Classes can be online or in person. Classes held in person meet once a week for 11 weeks, evenings from 7-10pm. Online classes are asynchronous.
Specific Instructor Duties
- Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director as assigned.
- Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format.
- Communicate course 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.
- Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of Game.
- Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations.
- Respond to student inquiries about final grades, consult with Program Director as needed.
- Maintain a record of final grades for up to 13 months following the last class session.
- A minimum of 3 years as a Game professional.
- Preference working at a game company.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
- College-level teaching experience highly 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.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proficiency in or willingness to learn the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools.
- Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional associations.
Special Conditions of Employment
Instructor compensation for this course: $1980 (for 33 contact hours)
Instructors are hired on a quarterly basis.
Because Extension is a division within UCLA, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved in accordance with University and California Academic Senate regulations. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are “by agreement.” The Instructor’s Contract outlines course deliverables, the course schedule, and compensation terms, subject to Extension policies and procedures. UCLA Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has receive an accepted 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, are void. Remuneration is for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.