Quarterly Contract Instructor - Political Science

University of California, Los Angeles
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Quarterly Contract Instructor - Political Science
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06902

Course Description:

Examination of one or several different uses of violence in revolutionary process:
demonstration, mass uprising, coup d'etat, assassination, and terrorism. Transferable for UC credit.
Course is 11 weeks long, 3 hours of instruction per week.

General Job Description:

The Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit-bearing general interest courses. UCLA Extension courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year to fill immediate program needs and increase the depth of the instructor pool. A position is open for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Political Science. Qualified applicants who have an MA or PhD in the discipline and have teaching experience are encouraged to apply. This course is asynchronous and uses the
Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course materials and interacting with students. Course schedule for Winter 22:01/03-03/20/2021

Qualified applicants who have a PhD in the discipline and
teaching experience are encouraged to apply

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.
  • Develop or update course syllabus to meet campus approval requirements, in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director.
  • Prepare course materials and design online activities and learning assessments
    appropriate to the subject matter. By University of California policy, ownership of the rights to Course Materials, including copyright, resides with their originator/author.
  • 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

    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
  • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
  • Active affiliation and participation in relevant professional associations
  • Must have PhD in related discipline

    To apply, please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06902

    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

  • Organization

    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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