Instructor in Business Analysis

University of California Irvine

Part-Time Instructor: Business Analysis

Job #JPF08651
  • Education and Business / Division of Continuing Education / UC Irvine

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $2000 - $3520 and would also be based on the specific number of courses assigned and enrollment numbers.

Application Window

Open date: August 30, 2023

Next review date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 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

The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is a self-supporting unit within the University of California. Funding is generated through fees collected from a diverse, complex, and ever-changing student population. Part-time instructor positions are on a course by course contracted basis. This is NOT a faculty position.

Online teaching positions are now available in the Business Analysis Program. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the topic.

Specific Instructor Duties
• Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI DCE Business Programs Director as assigned and using approved syllabus template
• Prepare and deliver online course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format
• Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform
• Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course
• Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
• Post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines
• Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
• Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Director as needed
• Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
• Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine
• Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabi; posting bio and photo on the UCI DCE website; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs
• Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
• Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
• Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.)
• Design interactive and motivational classroom 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

Our curriculum is constantly updated and tailored to bring students the background, expertise, and business practices to remain competitive and advance their careers. Taught by qualified practitioners, our courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, all of which can be immediately utilized in and applied to our students’ work environments.

Part-time, temporary assignments are on an as-needed basis. This is an ONGOING recruitment. We accept part-time instructor applications all year long; when the division has a need to fill, we refer to the “pool” of applications on file. We are looking specifically for instructors who are qualified to teach the following course(s) as early as Spring quarter (beginning March 2024).

Course Descriptions:

Business Analysis Planning and Project Management
In managing projects, the business analyst role has increased in importance and changed over time because of the complexities of integrating new technologies and new processes into dynamic and ever changing business environments. Business analysis complements the project management function and focuses on defining and validating a solution to meet business needs and goals that align with the business strategy. Topics include business analysis planning, needs assessment, project planning and initiation, stakeholder analysis, risk planning, and schedule / resource allocations. Using a practical learning approach, students will create a business case and project charter, as well as supporting artifacts that support these two important project deliverables.

Fundamentals of Business Analysis
The role of technology in business has changed dramatically in the last 30 years and continuous to evolve. This Fundamentals of Business Analysis course lays the foundation for essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively perform analysis on programs and projects in this rapidly changing environment. Topics include strategy and organizational analysis, role of business analyst in product and process improvement, and business case analysis and implementation practices. Participants will enhance skills in stakeholder analysis, elicitation, project and portfolio management, testing, and performance management.

Requirements Lifecycle
Proposing and developing solutions needed to grow the business includes steps for gathering and analyzing requirements. The most common area where this is seen is for technology software and solutions. This Requirements Lifecycle course provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively gather and analyze what the business requires to develop and implement improvements. Whether these improvements are to a business process, or the development or purchase of a new software solution, many of the methods and techniques work across several areas of a business. Topics include identifying users; use case analysis; elicitation techniques, types of requirements; documenting requirements; fit criteria, and traceability. This course focuses on the analysis, documentation, and change management of requirements.

Solution Evaluation and Testing
This course focuses on the activities to validate the performance and value delivered by a solution already in use by the enterprise. These activities may include qualitative and quantitative assessments to determine the difference between expected and actual results. The resulting data is used to recommend the removal of barriers or constraints that are preventing the business from fully utilizing and obtaining the most value from the solution. Students will understand and apply the principles of solution assessment to ensure business goals and organizational objectives are met. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess business readiness, operation impacts and stakeholder requirements. Students will learn to prioritize solution options, consider individual solution components, and combine their analysis into a clear and concise output provided to the business.

The courses utilizes best practices from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) and the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Guide to Business Analysis, the industry standards for the Business Analyst profession.
Individuals hired to teach these courses must understand that all such agreements with the University are made on a course-by-course basis and that the Instructor will be made no guarantee of continual involvement with the University in any capacity.

Qualifications

Basic
• Advanced degree from an accredited institution
• Extensive background and current work experience in the subject area (at least 5 years)

• Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools

Additional
• Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
• Must be committed 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
• Current participation in professional associations
• Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students

Preferred
• Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
• College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent)
• Experience teaching online

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Advanced degree from an accredited institution
• Extensive background and current work experience in the subject area (at least 5 years)

• Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08651

Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Online