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Instructor - Environmental Studies and Public Policy

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University of California, Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles

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Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science & Technology, Environmental Science & Sustainability
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Instructor - Environmental Studies and Public Policy
University of California Los Angeles



Requisition Number: JPF06884


Instructor - Environmental Studies and Public Policy

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.

Course Description:

The internship provides students with a unique experiential learning opportunity related to environmental sustainability. The internship site is selected by the eligible student from among a variety of related disciplines, allowing the student to create a distinctive independent learning experience. The purpose is to apply the material learned in formal Sustainability Certificate academic courses to a workplace setting, acquiring valuable job skills. Students gain hands-on experience by working on real industry problems/projects in the private or public sector or in a nonprofit organization. Students intern for a minimum of 120 working hours. Throughout the internship, students communicate and work alongside an Extension instructor who helps guide them through the
process. Students are required to complete a final report of their experience once they complete the internship. Course is 11 weeks long, 3 hours of instruction per week.

General Job Description:

After nearly a century in operation, UCLA Extension ranks as the largest and most
respected continuing education provider in the state of California. UCLA Extension serves an important outreach vehicle for its home campus, UCLA, and supports the dynamic and continually changing regional workforce in the Los Angeles area as well as the needs of international organizations and communities. Our mission is to provide knowledge and connections for people to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Instructor Duties:

  • First-time Extension instructors: participate in paid Canvas (learning management system) and online pedagogy training course. In-person courses require an online component.
  • Communicate with Program Director, Program Manager, Program Representatives, and Online Course Managers in a timely manner.
  • Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner.
  • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner.
  • Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies responsive to Extension's diverse student population.
  • Complete mandatory trainings administered by Campus Human Resources and required by the University of California.
  • Post final student grades in a timely manner

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution and at least five years of relevant work experience
  • College-level teaching experience preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Commitment 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


    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06884


    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, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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    Working at University of California, Los Angeles

    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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