Temporary Professional Development Certificates, Instructor/Teacher-1

Chicago, IL
Feb 22, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Illinois: Chicago

46480 Graham School-Divisional Admin

About the Unit
Created at the founding of the University, the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is committed to enhancing the University of Chicago's place as a preeminent intellectual destination through support of lifelong learning. Graham is dedicated to curating and disseminating the University's rich content for a broader set of learners in ever more innovative ways; helping the University engage civically, globally, and with the latest innovations in teaching and learning.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Graham School is currently seeking qualified applicants to teach in our Noncredit Professional Development Programs. Current University faculty and staff, as well as professionals working in relevant positions outside of the University, are eligible to apply for this temporary position. Courses are offered at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.

Specific Courses:
  • Financial Decision Making Certificate Program (Winter 2019)
  • Digital Marketing and Integrated Communications Certificate Program (Winter 2019)

  • Facilitate instruction according to syllabus requirements, including learning objectives, weekly topics, readings, and lesson plans for class content (lectures, exercises/activities, and/or guest presentations).
  • Develop and execute class content (lectures, exercises/activities, homework assignments and projects).
  • Develop assignments and grading rubrics, must minimally include assessment materials such as a mid-term and final assignment and course participation.
  • Provide assessment for all assignments and activities and feedback comments and grades to students via Canvas course site in timely manner.
  • Use Canvas, our virtual learning environment, for course management, content delivery and communication with students.
  • For Online instruction, Teachers/Instructors must plan and create content in conjunction with Graham School's online instruction design team. Note: adequate time and planning is required for this option.
  • Teachers/Instructors expected to make themselves available at least 1-2 hours per week outside of the classroom to allow for adequate communication with students.
  • Attend all in-person sessions and be able to meet the demands of the specific course format (in-person, hybrid, online) and schedule (Evening, weekends, bootcamp, seminar, etc.).
  • Fulfill administrative responsibilities related to course management such as Canvas management, mandatory training sessions, meetings, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of course subject matter
  • Knowledge of instructional methodologies
  • Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans and assessment tools
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills

Additional Requirements

  • Graduate-level degree in a relevant field required

  • 10+ years of professional experience in managing and executive roles.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

Basic level of proficiency with online teaching and online course management, as well as familiarity with web conferencing platforms, required

Required Applicant Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference Contact Information

Optional Applicant Documents:
  • Teaching Statement
  • Teaching evaluations
  • Professional Certifications

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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Part time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

To learn more about the university click here http://www.uchicago.edu/


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