Part-Time Instructor: E-Learning Instructional Design

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University of California Irvine

Part-Time Instructor: E-Learning Instructional Design

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.

Online teaching positions are now available in the E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program. We are seeking qualified instructors with current knowledge and work experience in this industry who can create an interactive and engaging learning environment for students. For more detailed information about our E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program, please visit

Course topics include:

  • Principles of E-Learning Instructional Design
  • E-Learning Development Tools
  • Designing and Developing Interactive E-Learning Courses
  • Project Management for E-Learning Professionals
  • E-Learning Evaluation and Assessment
  • E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum

    Specific Instructor Duties
    Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI DCE Education and Business Program Representative 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 Program Representative and 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; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts
    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 instructional 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

    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, we refer to the “pool” of applications on file.

    To apply for this position, please click this link:

    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.

    Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution
    Extensive background and current work experience in the e-learning instructional design industry
    Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
    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
    Current participation in professional associations
    Highly effective interpersonal skills
    Comfort in dealing with working professionals

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

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    Job No:
    Posted: 12/21/2020
    Application Due: 2/20/2021
    Work Type: Part Time