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Data Analysis and Business Modeling Instructor

University of California, Los Angeles
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Data Analysis and Business Modeling Instructor
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06685

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.

Market researchers, project managers, business analysts, economists, financial
professionals, budgeters, venture capitalists, investment bankers, corporate treasurers, and operations heads are just a few examples of positions requiring a working knowledge of forecasting, evaluation, and analysis modeling. This course provides a thorough working knowledge of a “best practice” platform meeting many organizational and project analytical needs. Students learn business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2013 with the ultimate objective of transforming data and modeling assumptions into key metrics as well as bottom-line results of forecasts, simulations, and sensitivity analyses. This course is hands-on, scenario-based, and involves relational data base construction and integration including use of Pivot Tables and Descriptive
Statistics. Key tools included are trend analyses as well as advanced Excel functions.

General Description:

Instructors teach students to understand the fundamentals, technical aspects, and concepts of the subject matter. More importantly they prepare students to utilize this understanding practically in the workforce. In addition to teaching proficiency in technical matters, instructors utilize case studies and real life examples wherever possible to help students take their understanding from the pages of the textbook into the work of the real world. To accomplish this, instructors foster a collaborative, inclusive learning environment developed to support the success of all UCLA Extension students coming from a wide range of educational, personal, and professional backgrounds.

Instrcutor Duties:
  • Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program.
  • Director as assigned using approved syllabus template. Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (in-person, online or hybrid).
  • Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform for in-person courses and as the delivery platform for online and hybrid courses.
  • 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 in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting.
  • Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner.
  • Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the relevant field(s).
  • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution; MBA, CPA or JD preferred
  • Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
  • College-level teaching experience preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • 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

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    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,

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    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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