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Applied Statistics Instructor

at UC San Diego

Posted: 9/28/2019
Job Reference #: 1097
Keywords: teaching, instructor

Job Description

Title:Applied Statistics Instructor
Area of Interest:Data Analysis and Mathematics

Applied Statistics Instructor

UC San Diego Extension’s Technology and Engineering Department seeks applicants to be instructors in the area of Applied Mathematics. UC San Diego Extension offers a broad array of courses and certificate programs to meet the continuing education and skill development needs of professionals in the community, as well as provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in a career transition by applying methods and concepts of applied statistics and mathematics to diverse industries.

UC San Diego Extension wants to expand its continuing education offerings in Applied Statistics specifically related to skills and knowledge in data mining, data analytics, data processing, business intelligence, software for applied statistics and related areas. We welcome topics suggested by the applicant that may not already be available to students through our existing portfolio of programs and courses.

Specific Duties

Instructors should have extensive knowledge and skills in the methods and algorithms used by statisticians to solve problems and their application in different industries. Instructors should be able to teach detailed information in a creative and engaging manner to a large number of participants who are adult learners, while providing a perspective on how that knowledge is applied in the industry. Additional duties include:

  • Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge to students
  • Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in field of practice
  • Design syllabus and curriculum as assigned
  • Communicate expectations to students and respond to student needs and questions
  • Prepare and deliver course materials: face-to-face, online, and/or in combination
  • Evaluate student learning and assign grades
  • Design interactive and motivational activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
  • Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum
  • Create a high-performance environment in which students of diverse backgrounds are motivated to succeed
  • Apply technology and leverage resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (e.g. use Blackboard or make arrangements for guest speakers)
  • Handle mechanics of position according to deadlines (LOAs, texts, A/V, grade submission, etc.)
  • Communicate with Program Manager and Instructor Services Team on a timely basis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters or Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics, statistics, or related field from an accredited institution required; in exceptional cases an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be accepted
  • Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
  • Current participation in industry-related professional associations
  • Recognized leadership or authority on subject matter
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • University-level teaching experience (or corporate equivalent) preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of online teaching tools preferred

Special Conditions of Employment

As an academic department within UC San Diego, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are "by agreement". The instructor's Letter of Agreement outlines the deliverables for the course, the course schedule, and compensation terms, and is subject to department policies and procedures. UC San Diego Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed instructor Letter of Agreement. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be cancelled for any reason, the instructor agreement, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided. Remuneration is for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.

Application Requirements

Please complete all relevant fields in the application, and optionally include a resume and cover letter to provide further information relating to your professional and teaching backgrounds. Even if you upload a resume, you must answer all of the questions in the application, when applicable. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.