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Business Management Instructor (Online)

at UC San Diego

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 1121
Keywords: teaching, instructor

Job Description

Title:Business Management Instructor (Online)
Area of Interest:Business and Leadership

Business Management Instructor (Online)

UC San Diego Extension’s Business Department offers a broad array of courses and certificate programs, including the Business Management Certificate Program, to meet the continuing education needs of the community locally and nationally, and to support high-level skills development for industry professionals and for those interested in business management.

Courses within the Business Management Certificate Program offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching and can impart the knowledge necessary to work toward success in the business world. The program is suited for: specialists seeking broader understanding of best business practices; supervisors or general professionals requiring more formal study in management; and experienced mid-level managers needing to update their skills to meet new management challenges.

Applications for instructors are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase our depth of experts in this area of study. We are specifically seeking candidates interested in teaching in an online environment. Applicants possessing current knowledge in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Business Decision Making
  • Business Communication
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership
  • Presentation Techniques
  • Organizational Behavior

The core business management curriculum teaches best practices that are used to assess and evaluate the opportunities and dangers that are present in today’s business environment, along with critical steps necessary to plan and execute appropriate actions to respond to these and other inherent changes. For more information about our program, please visit our website.

Specific Duties

  • 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
  • Prepare and deliver course materials
  • 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
  • Respond to student needs and questions
  • 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
  • Employ cultural competencies to reach any international students in assigned classes

Minimum Qualifications

  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution required; in exceptional cases an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be accepted
  • Proficiency in the use of online teaching tools required
  • 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

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.

Please note: We receive and review applications for instructors on an ongoing basis. If we do not currently have teaching opportunities available, we may keep your application on file and contact you if an opportunity that matches your specific skills becomes available. UC San Diego Extension operates on a quarterly schedule and course planning typically takes place six weeks to six months in advance of the start of any quarter.

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