Open date: August 3rd, 2021
Last review date: Tuesday, Aug 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Jan 3, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
What makes human beings flourish? In this course, we will examine, discuss, and apply theories and research within the field of positive psychology. Lectures, readings, papers, and in-class exercises are based on the scientific discoveries, philosophical questions, historical perspectives, and practices of well-being.
Topics include: biological and physiological determinants of happiness, how happiness is measured, roles of human neuroanatomical structures in well-being, human character strengths and virtues, positive emotions, meaning and engagement, relationships, accomplishment, resilience, pleasure vs. long-term happiness, bidirectional relationship between physical health and positive affect, roles of evolution and motivation in happiness, and whether or not the pursuit of happiness is a practical endeavor and moral obligation.
General Job Description:
The Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit-bearing general interest courses. UCLA Extension courses and
certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who hold advanced degrees, are passionate about teaching and 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.
A current opening is available for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Psychology. Qualified applicants possessing a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology degree or equivalent and relevant teaching experience
are encouraged to apply.
This course will be offered in the online learning format using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS).
Course schedule for the Spring 2022 Quarter:
March 28, 2022 – June 12, 2022
- Update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director using an approved syllabus template
- 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 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 platform for this course which is offered in the online learning 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; review and sign quarterly contract; order required texts
- Employ cultural humility and 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
- Keep final exams/papers for up to 13 weeks following the last class session of each course and allow students to access them during that time period
- Masters of Applied Positive Psychology degree or equivalent
- 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.
Masters of Applied Positive Psychology degree or equivalent
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.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Statement of Teaching (Optional)
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