Instructor in Spanish

University of California Los Angeles

Spanish Instructor

Job #JPF06239
  • UNEX-EXTENSION HUMAN RESOURCES / Continuing Education / UCLA

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 1st, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Mar 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, May 3, 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

For over a century, UCLA Extension has helped prepare people to live better lives through the power of education. As one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive continuing and professional studies providers, UCLA Extension gives people a wide range of options to advance in their career, switch careers, or achieve personal growth.

Course Description:

This is a required course for students who have passed the fluency exam and plan to enroll in the Spanish- English interpretation and translation certificate program. This course is designed for highly bilingual students to improve language skills in both languages and elevate proficiency to professional levels. Students in this course work individually and in teams to tackle texts, drills, and games with the objective of achieving higher and more sophisticated levels of expression while closing proficiency gaps between both languages. In addition, students learn to identify common pitfalls, false cognates, and equivalent idiomatic expressions. Students work on enhancing language and cultural building blocks essential to be successful in the interpretation program.

General Job Description:

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 hold advanced degrees, are passionate about teaching and impart knowledge within their field of expertise. Applications to teach are accepted throughout the year in order to fill immediate program needs and to increase the depth of the instructor pool.

We are looking for an instructor to teach in the discipline of Spanish. Qualified applicants who are fluent in English and Spanish, have a BA, and teaching experience are encouraged to apply. This course is offered in the remote format and is supported online using the Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) for posting course materials.

Course schedule for the Summer 2021 Quarter: June 26-July 31

Instructor Duties:

-Update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director using the Department approved syllabus
-Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format
-As clearly outlined in the syllabus, communicate the Teaching Objectives and Specific Learning Outcomes to students and review the grading policies of the course
-Throughout the quarter, provide timely feedback on outcome of all learning assessments.
-Post individual student scores on secure Canvas LMS no later than one week from the date of exam/assignment
-Evaluate student achievement of Specific Learning Outcomes and assign final grades
-Post final student grades to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
-Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
-Communicate about administrative matters with Program Director and Program
Representative in a timely manner
-Utilize the Canvas LMS as the support platform for this course which is offered in the traditional face-to-face format
-Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field
-Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: complete all hiring paperwork; submit updated quarterly syllabus; post bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website; sign quarterly contract; order required texts; communicate AV and classroom needs
-Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of a diverse domestic and international student population
-Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed
-Keep final exams/papers for up to 13 weeks following the last class session of each course and allow students to access them during that time period

Minimum Qualifications:

-BA
-Fluency in Spanish
-College-level teaching experience required or teaching experience in a Spanish-English interpretation and translation program
-Must be committed to maintaining the highest level of academic standards and integrity
-Highly effective oral and written communication skills
-Highly effective interpersonal skills
-Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online learning management systems including but not limited to the Canvas Learning Management System
-Active participation in continuing education and professional development to remain current in the field.

"The University of California 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”

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.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Job location
  • Los Angeles, California