Part-Time Philosophy Instructor University of California, Riverside - Extension
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. UCR Extension is seeking experienced professionals to join our instructional team as part-time instructors for adult learners. Successful candidates of this continuous recruitment will be eligible to teach XR courses as they are scheduled during the year. XR courses are University of California catalog courses administered and run by the campus's Extension. The "X" designation stands for Extension, while the "R" stands for Riverside campus. The courses are taught by instructors and approved by the respective campus department/school/college and the Committee on Courses of the Academic Senate.
XR courses are designed for non-traditional, non-matriculating students. XR courses are designed to reach adult learners or other non-matriculated students such as high school students. They may, in some instances, be designed to serve matriculated university students in a specific way (e.g., helping transfer students meet requirements for admission to the university) with the expressed permission of the Dean of the appropriate college/school.
XR Courses are 10-12 weeks in length, average 3 hour lecture/ 1 hour discussion hours per week, and are offered online and in-person. Courses are currently delivered in a distance-learning format; however, they may be taught in a face to face format in the future when circumstances permit. Courses are typically scheduled days and evenings, Monday - Saturday. We seek instructors able to deliver courses in English and/or Spanish. Courses include:
PHIL XR002 - Contemporary Moral Issues PHIL XR003 - Ethics and the Meaning of Life PHIL XR005 - Evil PHIL XR007 - Introduction to Critical Thinking Future Approved XR Courses in the field of Philosophy
Responsibilities: * Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by UCR Extension. * Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies to the course. * Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that course information is current. * Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR's established deadlines. * Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate documentation as outlined in the instructional agreement. * Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct.
Minimum Requirements: * Advanced degree in Philosophy or a related field, or equivalent experience. * Five years of related work experience. * Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. * Ability to provide instruction online and in-person.
Preferred Qualifications: * Experience teaching adult learners. * Experience with curriculum development and course design. * Preference will be given to UCR Graduate students who are ABD, UCR graduates, and UCR Lecturers * Bilingual English/Spanish. (Strongly preferred) * Ability to teach a wide range of courses. * Commitment to diversity and the University's mission.
Employment Information: Instructional agreements are made on a course-by-course basis at the discretion of the University with no guarantee to teach future courses. This part-time position has no benefits but participates in the University of California Defined Contribution Plan. 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, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01374
About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.