The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is a self-supporting unit within the University of California. Funding is generated through fees collected from a diverse, complex, and ever-changing student population. Part-time instructor positions are on a course by course contracted basis. This is NOT a faculty position.
This is pool recruitment for campus and online teaching positions that may become available in the Leadership field. We are seeking qualified applicants with current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the leadership field who can create an interactive and engaging learning environment for students.
For more detailed information about our various leadership programs, please visit https://ce.uci.edu/areas. Course topics include:
Foundations of Leadership
Leading Small Groups
Communicating Across Cultures
Virtual or Remote Management and Communication
Classes may be available in a variety of formats: Daytime or evening on-ground, and online instructor-led.
Specific Instructor Duties
Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Program Director as assigned and using approved syllabus template
Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format (Evening, Daytime, Online, or Hybrid)
Online instructors will prepare video recorded lectures and/or PowerPoint-style presentations with audio, forum discussions, and webinars, among other things
Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
Post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Director as needed
Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabi; posting bio and photo on the UCI DCE 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
Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.)
Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum
Individuals hired to teach these courses must understand that all such agreements with the University are made on a course-by-course basis and that the Instructor will be made no guarantee of continual involvement with the University in any capacity. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Advanced Degree from accredited institution
A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in the field of leadership
Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
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
Comfort in dealing with working professionals
Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent)
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.