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Data Science Instructor

Position overview

Position title: Instructor
Salary range: $3,700 per course, quarterly.

Application Window

Open date: July 7, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

UCLA Extension is considered one of the top institutions 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.

Job Description

The current opening is for our Data Science courses. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in this area are encouraged to apply (teaching experience is not required).

We are currently looking for instructors to teach in the following Data Science Courses:
Data Science Fundamentals
Introduction to Data Science
Exploratory Data Analysis and Visualization
Big Data Management
Machine Learning

These courses are held in Westwood, CA. Classes held in person meet once a week for 11 weeks -- weekday evenings generally 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Instructor Duties:

• Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director
•Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format
•Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform in face-to-face courses and as the delivery platform in online and hybrid courses.
•Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
•Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
•Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
•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

General Employment Information

Employment as a UCLA Extension Instructor is dictated by contract terms and conditions. Please take the time to read the UCLA Extension Instructor Employment Policies.

For information on UCLA Extension instructor benefits, please visit Pay, Benefits, & Privileges.

Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AEDI) is one of UCLA Extension’s guiding principles. We strive to extend access to UCLA, our programs, and services to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for AEDI in the field of continuing higher education. Committed to attracting and retaining diverse staff & instructors, UCLA Extension welcomes your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Please visit our website dedicated to our AEDI efforts as an organization: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion @ UNEX.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

•Minimum MS degree in computer science, statistics, Information Technology or applied science
•Minimum five years of relevant work experience
•College-level teaching experience (preferred)
•Experience in online teaching (preferred)
•Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
•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

Preferred qualifications

•College-level teaching experience (preferred)
•Experience in online teaching (preferred)

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume - Your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae / Resume.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will be conducted through SkillSurvey 3rd party service.

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA