Part-Time Instructor: Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Instructors
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 online teaching positions that may become available in the GATE program. We are seeking qualified instructors with current knowledge and work experience in this industry who can create an interactive and engaging learning environment for students. For more detailed information about this program, please visit https://ce.uci.edu/areas/education/gate/.
Course topics include:
GATE: Identification and Programming
GATE: Meeting Social and Emotional Needs
GATE: Differentiated Instruction
GATE: Engaging Students Through Technology
GATE: Teaching the Arts
GATE: Creative and Productive Thinking
Classes are taught in an online and on-site instructor-led format.
Specific Instructor Duties
Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI Division of Continuing Education Program Representative as assigned and using approved syllabus template
Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in the online or on-site format
Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
Post final student grades by set deadlines
Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Director as needed
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
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 syllabus; submitting course handouts; signing instructor contract; submitting required textbook orders; communicating AV and classroom needs
Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of international student populations
Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, use synchronous/live sessions for office hours, 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.
Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution
Extensive background and current work experience in the subject area (at least 5 years)
Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
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
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.