Open date: August 4th, 2021
Next review date: Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Aug 4, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Academic - Non-Tenure Track
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).
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
- 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.
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.
Advanced degree required.
- For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. Due to the part-time, temporary nature of instructor positions, UC Berkeley Extension is unable to provide US visa/work permits for this position.
- 3 or more years of professional or undergraduate-level teaching experience (as the primary instructor) in the course subject.
- Experience teaching at a four-year U.S. college/university institution.
- Experience in course development, including creating original academic content such as syllabi, learning objectives, lectures/presentations/scripts, learning activities, assignments, assessments, exams, and quizzes.
- Experience teaching and/or developing online courses.
- Effective organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills (English).
- Ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information.
- Ability to collaborate with colleagues and work within a team environment.
- Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) instructional and other technology, such as: Learning Management Systems (Canvas); lecture/presentation capture applications (Camtasia or Panopto); online video conferencing (Zoom); Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint); Google docs and slides; file sharing (Google drive or Dropbox); online shared calendars (Google calendar).
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
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