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Instructor Pool – Technology and Information Management – UC Berkeley Extension

Position overview

Percent time: Part-time temporary appointments are offered on a course-by-course basis.
Anticipated start: Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available. Some appointments may begin as early as the fall semester.
Position duration: Appointment length is based upon course section schedule(s). Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Application Window

Open date: May 25th, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Aug 14, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, May 25, 2023 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.

Position description

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 online courses for our Technology and Information Management department.

UC Berkeley Extension seeks dynamic instructors with a commitment to professional and continuing education in Technology and Information Management to lead one or more courses each year. 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 online. Online instruction is delivered through live lectures (Zoom) or asynchronously through our learning management system (Canvas). Most live online lecture courses are offered in the evening and on the weekend (U.S.A. Pacific Time).

General Duties

We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject matter expertise and/or teaching knowledge in the following subjects/specializations (but not limited to). Please refer to a full list of current courses in the departmental link below.

Technology

Machine Learning

  • Introduction to Machine Learning Using Python
  • Machine Learning with TensorFlow
  • Practical Machine Learning (with R)
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning With Spark
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Programming

  • Java: Discovering Its Power
  • C++ Programming
  • Mastering Python
  • Programming Python
  • Introduction to Computers and Programming
  • First Course in Java
  • Introduction to C Language Programming
  • PHP Programming for the Web
  • ​​Introduction to R: Data Exploration and Visualization

Software Development Lifecycle

  • Introduction to DevOps
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Software Product Management
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

Web Development and Design

  • Fundamentals of Website Development
  • Javascript and jQuery: An Introduction
  • Introduction to Full Stack Web Development

Information Management

Data Analysis

  • Python for Data Analysis and Scientific Computing
  • Introduction to Data Analytics
  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Data Visualization

Data Science

  • Data Science Principles and Practice Using Python
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Practical Statistics for Data Scientists Using R
  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Practical Data Science

Databases

  • Introduction to SQL
  • Business Intelligence With SQL Server
  • Data Mining Using SQL
  • Managing Data(bases) Using SQL
  • Introduction to Databases

Operations, Networking and Security Courses

  • Fundamentals of Data Communications and Networking
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity

Teaching Experience

  • Classroom Teaching Experience
  • Synchronous Online Teaching Experience (online lectures via Zoom)
  • Asynchronous Online Teaching Experience (via learning management system)
  • Experience as an Online Course Developer

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; 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 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 the Program Manager as needed.
  • Retain student records according to University policies.
  • May be appointed by department to serve as a curriculum/course developer to write original course curriculum and content. Collaborate with academic department and/or instructional designer(s) on project deliverables and deadlines, including the course design/roadmap, learning strategies/activities, and media production/recordings. May develop and provide raw original content for the following: the course syllabus, learning objectives, lecture segments and scripts, reading assignments, assessments/assignments, discussion prompts, course midterm exam(s) or project(s), final exam(s) or project(s), student instructions, etc.

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, and mandatory Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plan contributions (in lieu of Social Security).

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent international degree required.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • All work must be performed in the United States, whether in person or online. 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.
Preferred qualifications
  • 3 or more years of professional experience in the course subject.
  • Advanced degree in subject area preferred.
  • Teaching, training or coaching experience in the course subject, within a corporate environment, or at a 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 online and/or developing academic content for online courses.
  • Ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information.
  • Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills (English).
  • Effective organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • 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 (Panopto); online video conferencing (Zoom); Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint); file sharing (Google drive or Dropbox); and Google tools (email, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, etc).

For course development projects only:

  • Ability to commit time to approximately 10-15 hours a week over 6-9 months (specific delivery schedule determined by mutual agreement).
  • Ability to participate in regular phone/video conferences M-F between 9am-5pm (USA Pacific Time).
  • Experience and/or comfort with video and audio recording, including voice overs for videos and/or PowerPoint presentations.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Sample Syllabi and/or Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements

References are requested from candidates at the interviewing stage, and references are only contacted for finalists.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03418

Help contact: extension-jobs@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.