Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.
UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We're focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we're creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
UW Continuum College (UWC2) has a range of outstanding opportunities for part-time instructors, and part-time co-instructors, in Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) Education, Non-Profit & Society non-credit certificate programs. Applicants will be considered for courses occurring January 2023 through December 31, 2023.
Instructors serve a key role in certificate programs, engaging with students, serving as subject matter experts, presenting learning content, and assessing whether learners have achieved course competencies. PCE students consistently say that the instructor is the single most important element of their course.
The pay range for instructor positions is $750-5000 per CEU* per course, commensurate with experience and qualifications. As co-instructors share course responsibilities, co-instructor salary will be prorated based on assigned duties. Specific appointment type of instructor or co-instructor will be assigned based on programmatic need. *Continuing Education Credits (CEU) information for individual courses may be found on our website.
Professional and Continuing Education Instructors...
Teach to a set curriculum plan with clear learning outcomes and competencies
Prepare a course syllabus in advance of the course start date (templates provided)
Ensure that lesson plans and presentation materials for the full course are relevant and current
Teach all class sessions at the scheduled time
Respond to student inquiries and provide feedback on student assignments in a timely manner
Coordinate with other instructors in the certificate program, to ensure curriculum continuity across courses
Adapt instructional techniques based on feedback from students and the Program Manager, and implement sound pedagogical practices
Complete instructor onboarding, relevant learning technology training, and other training as needed
Observe FERPA, HIPAA, and other privacy laws and policies.
PCE courses are generally 10 weeks in duration and align with the UW academic quarter calendar. PCE offers courses in a variety of formats - see the course webpage to find out about the available formats. Information on PCE Education, Non-Profit & Society programs may be found at https://www.pce.uw.edu/areas-of-study/education-nonprofit-society.
UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructors are Academic Staff, not faculty. These are part-time, temporary positions.
Minimum five years of professional experience relevant to the course topics.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Willingness to teach with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse adult students.
Prior teaching or mentoring experience, particularly with adult learners.
Prior experience teaching/presenting in an online environment.
To apply to teach a PCE Education, Non-Profit & Society course, please submit the following:
A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. At the top of the cover letter, please identify the specific program(s) and/or course(s) you are interested in teaching (see https://www.pce.uw.edu/areas-of-study/education-nonprofit-society). Applications that do not contain this information, called out clearly at the top of the cover letter, will not be considered.
Resume or CV
Names and contact information of three references. [optional]
A link to a professional webpage, Google scholar page (if applicable), and Github profile (if applicable). [optional]
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs.
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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University's Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member's academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.