Position overviewPosition title: Instructor
Open date: August 31, 2023
Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 15, 2023 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 1, 2024 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.
Course / Program Description
UCLA Extension is the open-access, self-supporting continuing education division of UCLA. The Department of the Arts offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses, including postbaccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit bearing general interest courses.
Course disciplines in the Visual Arts span subject areas such as Design Communication Arts, User Experience, Photography, Studio Arts and Art History. Our courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching.
Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool, but interviews will only be scheduled with qualified applicants who can fill anticipated openings.
Qualified applicants possessing current industry knowledge and professional experience in one or more of the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:
- Graphic Design
- Design Thinking
- Digital Illustration
- Publication Design
- Advertising Design
- Motion Graphics
- Adobe software
For a certificate program overview, visit: https://www.uclaextension.edu/design-arts/uxgraphic-design/certificate/design-communication-arts
Classes are currently online and in-person. Two online formats are available: asynchronous, or live Zoom lectures. Each course is 11 weeks, enrollment limited to 20 students.
- Develop or update course syllabus to meet campus approval requirements, in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director and Program Manager.
- Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge to students and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e. make arrangements for guest speakers, 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.
- Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner.
- Communicate with Program Director and Program Staff in a timely manner.
- Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all new hire paperwork, submitting updated quarterly syllabus, posting bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website, accepting quarterly contract, submitting required textbook orders, and communicating classroom needs to the appropriate people.
- Participate in required orientations and instructor training programs.
- Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations.
- Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field.
- Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed.
- Maintain a record of final grades for up to 13 months following the last class session.
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.
Instructor Resources: https://instructor.uclaextension.edu/
- Creation of innovative design solutions, with portfolio examples and specific role(s) in producing.
- 3 or more years industry experience.
- College-level and/or continuing education teaching experience (preferred).
- Commitment to the highest level of academic standards and integrity.
- Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area.
- Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
- Proficiency in or willingness to learn the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools.
- Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance (preferred).
Curriculum Vitae / Resume - Your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae / Resume.
- 3-5 required (contact information only)
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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
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.