Instructor - Political Science-International Law at UCLA Extension

UCLA Extension


Mid Level

Los Angeles, CA, USA

$51.000 - $68.000

02 Nov → 02 Dec

Job Description

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.

International law is the system of rules governing the relations among states and
providing the common principles for humankind. It is a decentralized system, held
together by a hierarchy of subordinating, imperative principles, such as good faith consent, and the obligation to fulfill the agreements. The system consists of legal
rules, persons, and areas of action governed by agreements, customs, general principles, and international judicial decisions. This course seeks to explain the basic institutions, functions, and problems of the law through case study and assorted international legal essays. Pertinent documentaries are incorporated to augment conceptual understanding of key case studies. Transferable for UC Credit.

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.

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 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 no later than two weeks after course end date.
  • Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed.
  • Allow students to review their final exams or papers for up to thirteen weeks following the last class session if final exams or papers are not returned with comments.
  • Deliver course via the Canvas Learning Management System when applicable.
  • Actively engage with students online during the course when applicable.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (PhD) 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

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