Part-Time Instructor: University Preparation and Academic Writing Instructors (STEM)

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University of California Irvine

Part-Time Instructor: University Preparation and Academic Writing Instructors (STEM)

Recruitment Period
Open date: July 18th, 2019 Last review date: Thursday, Aug 1, 2019 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: Friday, Jul 17, 2020 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. Description

The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is a self-supporting unit within the University of California. Funding is generated through fees collected from a diverse, complex, and ever-changing student population. Part-time instructor positions are on a course by course contracted basis. This is NOT a faculty position.

Part-time, temporary assignments are on an as-needed basis. This is an ONGOING recruitment. We accept part-time instructor applications throughout the year. When the division has a need to fill, we refer to the pool of applications on file. We are looking specifically for instructors who are qualified to teach courses per the Job Description as early as Fall Quarter 2019.

International University Programs, within UCI's Division of Continuing Education, seeks applicants for part-time teaching positions in our quarterly programs for international students. Teachers will join a collegial, professional teaching environment that prizes excellence and has welcomed and instructed international students for more than 30 years. Our students hold full-time study visas and focus primarily on building academic and study skills essential for university and graduate school success in the U.S. The vast majority of our students are preparing for entrance to American undergraduate and graduate programs. Classes include undergraduate and graduate American and academic culture preparation skills, research writing and writing for specific academic disciplines (STEM). Students take these classes in conjunction with UCI university-level concurrent enrollment courses.

All classes are on-ground classes, with additional support via Canvas. Classes meet Monday-Friday and are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include:

  • M.A., preferably in TESL, educational assessment, or related field, in hand;
  • At least three years teaching experience with international students, primarily in undergraduate and graduate-level study skills and American academic culture, academic writing for research and scientific writing, English for Specific Purposes (STEAM), and American cultural topics;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses, English proficiency levels, and skills;
  • Native fluency/command of standard English;
  • Eligibility to work full-time in the United States.

In addition to the above qualifications, the preferred candidate also has:
  • Proficiency in a second language;
  • Teaching or living experience abroad;
  • Experience utilizing technology, including teaching hybrid/online courses, to support the face-to-face classroom;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences;
  • Evident charisma to engage and inspire a variety of international learners of English.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to, the following):
ϖ Teach 3-10 hours per week for 10-week courses, as scheduled; frequently includes evening teaching
ϖ Develop course materials, including syllabi, instructional materials and assessments
ϖ Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as needed to enhance in-class learning
ϖ Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
ϖ Report students' midterm progress and post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines
ϖ Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
ϖ Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with the academic unit as needed
ϖ Collaborate with the academic unit and other instructors as needed
ϖ Contribute to academic coordination responsibilities, as needed

Approximate start date: On or after September 1st , 2019

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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.

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.

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Posted: 7/22/2019
Application Due: 9/20/2019
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