Instructor - Introductory Psychology University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05997
After nearly a century in operation, UCLA Extension ranks as the largest and most respected continuing education provider in the state of California. UCLA Extension serves an important outreach vehicle for its home campus, UCLA, and supports the dynamic and continually changing regional workforce in the Los Angeles area as well as the needs of international organizations and communities. Our mission is to provide knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals.
This course provides a general introduction to the field of psychology including topics in cognitive, experimental, personality, developmental, social, and clinical psychology. Six hours of psychological research are required.
We are looking for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Psychology. Qualified applicants who have a PhD in Psychology, and teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
This course is offered in the traditional classroom format and is supported online using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course materials.
Course schedule for the Summer 2021 Quarter: Tuesdays and Thursday, June 22, 2021 - September 2, 2021 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director using UCLA Department of Psychology approved syllabus
Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format
As clearly outlined in the syllabus, communicate the Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course
Throughout the quarter, provide timely feedback on outcome of all learning assessments. Post individual student scores on secure Canvas LMS no later than one week from the date of exam/assignment
Evaluate student achievement of Specific Learning Outcomes and assign final 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 about administrative matters with Program Director and Program Representative in a timely manner
Utilize the Canvas LMS as the support platform for this course which is offered in the traditional face-to-face format
Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: complete all hiring paperwork; submit updated quarterly syllabus; post bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website; sign quarterly contract; order required texts; communicate 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 final grades and consult with Program Director as needed
PhD in Psychology required within one of the following areas of emphasis: Research, Behavioral Neuroscience, Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Health Psychology, Learning and Behavior, Quantitative, and Social Psychology
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 but not limited to the Canvas Learning Management System
Active participation in continuing education and professional development to remain current in the field.
The University of California 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
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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.