Embedded Systems Engineering Online Course Instructor

  • Division of Continuing Education - Engineering, Sciences, and Information Technology


    Open date: November 28th, 2016

    Last review date: April 1st, 2017
    Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

    Final date: November 27th, 2017
    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.


    Online teaching positions are now available in the Embedded Systems and Device Software Engineering Certificate Programs. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the topics of Real-Time Operating Systems, Linux, FPGA Design, Digital Logic and Hardware Architecture and IOT.

    Specific Instructor Duties
    •Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE), Engineering, Sciences, and IT Programs Director as assigned and using approved syllabus template
    •Prepare and deliver online course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format
    •Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
    •Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
    •Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
    •Post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines
    •Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
    •Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Director as needed
    •Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
    •Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine
    •Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabi; posting bio and photo on the UCI DCE course page; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts
    •Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the online classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
    •Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
    •Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.)
    •Design interactive and motivational online classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning (i.e.: design boards for labs, etc.)
    •Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum

    Our curriculum is constantly updated and tailored to bring students the background, expertise, and business practices to remain competitive and advance their careers. Taught by qualified practitioners, our courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, all of which can be immediately utilized in and applied to our students' work environments.

    Part-time, temporary assignments are on an as-needed basis. This is an ONGOING recruitment. We accept part-time instructor applications all year long; when the division has a need to fill, they refer to the "pool" of applications on file. We are looking specifically for instructors who are qualified to teach the following course as early as spring quarter (beginning April 3rd, 2017).

    Course Descriptions:

    Designing Embedded Software Using Real-time Operating Systems (3 units)
    Learn how to write real-time systems software in relation to the architectural design of a complete embedded system utilizing a real- time operating system kernel. Gain practical knowledge of how to use a real-time kernel to accomplish the design goals of a real-time system. Learn how a real-time kernel is used to satisfy hard real-time constraints in comparison to soft real-time constraints. Develop a greater insight into the concepts of task scheduling, resource management, inter-task communications, task synchronization, and interrupt handlers.

    Introduction to Digital Logic and Hardware Architecture (3 units).
    Further your understanding on fundamentals of logic design, boolean algebra and essential Verilog and VHDL statements describing behavioral functions such as counters and other finite state machines. Learn about the ASIC Design Flow from examples of logic and circuit design analysis, computer abstractions, and performance metrics. Participants are provided an overview of typical microprocessor architectures, hardwired versus micro-programmed control unit design, instruction set, addressing, I/O bus interface, hardware-software interfaces, and memory organization.

    FPGA Design with Hardware Description Languages (3 units)
    Gain a comprehensive understanding of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) architectures. Explore VHDL, Verilog, and variations of C as a hardware description language. Learn about design flow, simulation, and FPGA implementation. Engineers will enhance their knowledge of the CMOS process, trade-offs between FPGA's, metallized gate arrays, standard cells, and custom design. Gain insight into testability issues and boundary scan, termination, interfacing and timing issues, and methods of performance enhancement of a digital design.

    Fundamentals of Embedded Linux (3 units)
    Further your understanding of Linux and its adoption as an embedded OS platform. Gain an overview of methods and techniques to design and create embedded systems based on the Linux kernel. The essentials of the Linux operating system are discussed from the embedded system point of view including selecting, configuring, cross-compiling, installing a target-specific kernel; licenses; drivers and subsystems; the GNU development toolchain; and tools used to build embedded Linux systems.

    IOT qualified instructors/experts are needed for a new program development. Topics of expertise include but are not limited to:

    1)Designing and Integrating IOT Devices
    2)Networking IOT Devices
    a)Communication and Cloud

    To apply for this position, please click this link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03790

    Individuals hired to teach these courses must understand that all such agreements with the University are made on a course-by-course basis and that the Instructor will be made no guarantee of continual involvement with the University in any capacity.


    •Advanced degree from an accredited institution


    •Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
    •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
    •Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
    •Current participation in professional associations
    •Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students

    •Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
    •College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent)
    •Prior online teaching experience

    The University of California, Irvine 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.
    Job location Online

    More information about this recruitment: https://ce.uci.edu/


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