Part-Time Instructor Pool Spanish, Mandarin, French and Other Languages UC Berkeley Extension

Part-Time Instructor Pool Spanish, Mandarin, French and Other Languages UC Berkeley Extension
Job Type
Academic - Non-Tenure Track
Job Summary
UC Berkeley Extension, the professional and continuing education division at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified instructors to teach on-site and online courses in our Humanities and Languages department.

UC Berkeley Extension seeks dynamic part-time instructors with a commitment to professional and continuing education to lead multiple courses each year in Spanish, Mandarin, French and other languages. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond the advertised final closing date must reapply. The number of these positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department.

Courses are offered on-site at various locations in Berkeley and San Francisco as well as in live online synchronous formats via Canvas and Zoom. Most on-site and live online synchronous courses are offered in the evening and on the weekend (USA Pacific Time).
General Duties
We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject matter expertise and teaching experience in the following course subjects. Please refer to the course descriptions for further information.
  • Spanish: Beginner
  • Spanish: Intermediate
  • Spanish: Intermediate II
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Spanish for Medical Professionals
  • Mandarin: Beginner
  • Mandarin: Intermediate I
  • Mandarin: Intermediate II
  • Mandarin for Business Professionals
  • Mandarin for Medical Professionals
  • French: Beginner
  • French II
  • French III
Other Languages
  • Please indicate other language(s) you have experience teaching in your cover letter.
Teaching Experience and Availability
In your application, indicate whether you have experience and availability for the following:
  • Classroom Teaching Experience
  • Classroom Teaching Availability (in-person and onsite in the San Francisco Bay Area)
  • Live Online Teaching Experience (synchronous online teaching via Zoom/Canvas)
  • Live Online Teaching Availability (synchronous online teaching weekday evenings and weekends Pacific Time)
  • Asynchronous Online Teaching Experience

Instructor duties include but are not limited to:
  • Complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Berkeley.
  • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: updating and submitting syllabi using approved syllabus template; signing semester contract(s); communicating required texts and materials; communicating classroom technology and support needs.
  • Make appropriate adjustments to continually improve the syllabus, curriculum and course materials. May be based upon programmatic and/or student feedback.
  • Prepare and deliver course materials, lectures/presentations, and design learning assessments.
  • Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning.
  • Stay current within the subject, discipline or field of practice.
  • Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum.
  • Utilize course support platforms, including the Canvas Learning Management System and Zoom Pro (as applicable).
  • Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline/explain the grading policies for the course.
  • Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner.
  • Employ culturally competent and inclusive teaching methodologies in the classroom (including teaching non-native speakers and/or students with academic letters of accommodations for learning disabilities).
  • Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades.
  • Post final student grades to the transcript system within two weeks of course completion.
  • Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed.
  • Retain student records according to University policies.
Benefits Summary
Access to UC Berkeley library stacks and online resources, free and discounted software, and professional development through LinkedIn Learning. Workers compensation and general liability insurance coverage, Medicare contributions, mandatory Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plan contributions (in lieu of Social Security), and voluntary 403b plan.

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