Instructor in Political Science

University of California Los Angeles

Instructor in Political Science

Job #JPF06994
  • UNEX-EXTENSION HUMAN RESOURCES / Continuing Education / UCLA

Application Window

Open date: October 13th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 31, 2021 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

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.

Course Description:

This course examines the use of violence along a continuum from violence against the state to violence by the state. Among the topics we will look at are ideological
violence, transnational terrorism, state terrorism and genocide. We will employ a number of analytical tools in our study, including Political Physics and Analytical Game Theory to help better understand the root causes of political violence and how this phenomenon manifests itself in various countries. Finally, we will look at new forms and trends and how violence may be prevented.

The Department of Humanities and Sciences at UCLA Extension offers a wide variety of certificate programs and courses including transfer-credit (XL), post-baccalaureate credit-bearing (400-level), continuing education (CEU) credit, and non-credit-bearing general interest courses. UCLA Extension courses and certificate programs offer students the opportunity to learn from highly qualified practitioners who are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year to fill immediate program needs and increase the depth of the instructor pool. A position is open for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Political Science. Qualified applicants who have an MA or PhD in the discipline and have teaching experience are encouraged to apply. This course is asynchronous and uses the
Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course materials and interacting with students.

Instructor Duties:

• 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Advanced degree 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

Division: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06994

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Advanced degree 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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.(Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06994

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Campus Information

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.