Part-Time Instructor Pool - Graphic Design - UC Berkeley Extension
JOB TYPE Academic - Temporary, Part-Time, Non-Tenure Track
JOB LOCATION San Francisco Bay Area, CA
DESCRIPTION UC Berkeley Extension, the professional and continuing education division at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified, temporary, part-time instructors to teach on-site courses in Graphic Design.
UC Berkeley Extension seeks dynamic part-time instructors with a commitment to professional and continuing education in Graphic Design to lead multiple courses each year. Screening of applicants begins immediately and will continue as needed; some appointments may begin in the 2019 spring semester. The number of these temporary, part-time, non-tenure track, academic positions (Title/Code: TEACHER-UNEX 3474) varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department. Appointments are offered on a course-by-course basis, and appointment length is based upon course section schedule(s). Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject matter expertise and/or teaching knowledge in the following subject(s):
Visual Design Principles
Graphic Design Portfolio Courses are offered on-site in San Francisco.
Instructor duties include but are not limited to:
Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UC Berkeley Extension Program Director using approved syllabus template.
Prepare and deliver 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/explain the grading policies for the course.
Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades.
Post final student grades to the transcript system within two weeks of course completion.
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner (within 24 hours).
Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed.
Stay current within the subject, discipline or field of practice.
Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum.
Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning.
Complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Berkeley.
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: submitting updated syllabi; signing semester contract(s); communicating required texts and materials; communicating classroom technology and support needs.
Employ culturally competent and inclusive teaching methodologies in the classroom (including teaching non-native speakers and/or students with academic letters of accommodations for learning disabilities).
Allow students to review their final projects for up to 13 months following the last class session.
Develop course content and create decks, project specs, exercise specs, rubrics and any other materials that might be needed for the course.
Update course materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum.
Basic Qualifications (at time of application):
Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree required.
Additional Qualifications (by start date):
3 or more years of professional work experience required in graphic, visual or communication design, multi-media, or art direction. Other design professions may apply based on related graphic design experience.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.A.
Ability to reliably commute to the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
Master's degree or equivalent international degree.
Icon design and pixel-level design.
Understanding of bit-depth, pixel-density and resolution issues.
Graphic user interface (GUI) screen layout and composition.
Knowledge of existing and new technologies and constraints.
Experience teaching in a college/university environment.
Corporate teaching, coaching or training experience.
Experience in course development, including creating course objectives and assignments/assessments.
Effective organizational skills with attention to detail.
Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
Ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information in an easy way for our students.
Excellent communication/presentation skills.
To Apply: The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity at UC Berkeley through their work.
Submit cover letter and resume or CV (including a hyperlink of professional portfolio) by emailing email@example.com. Please include in the subject line.
All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
Applications to teach are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year to both fill immediate program needs, and to increase the depth of the instructor pool for future needs. Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in February through July, and for spring semester in July through December, and for summer semester in November through May.
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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
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