Early Childhood Education Instructor University of California, Riverside - Extension
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. UCR Extension is seeking experienced professionals to join our instructional team as part-time instructors for adult learners. Successful candidates of this continuous recruitment will be eligible to teach courses as they are scheduled during the year for our Advanced Teaching and Administration in Early Child Care Settings, Teaching in Early Child Care Settings, and Teaching Transitional Kindergarten. This program teaches student how to supervise, mentor and assess staff, and communicate effectively with parents. Courses are 8-10 weeks in length, average 7 teaching hours per week, and are offered online and in-person. Courses delivered in-person are typically scheduled weekends days and evenings, Monday - Sunday. Courses are currently delivered in a distance-learning format. Courses include:
Supervising Adults Within Early Childhood Education Settings Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers, Part A Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers, Part B Observation and Assessment of Children's Behavior Health, Nutrition, and Safety in Early Childhood Supervised Field Experience in Childhood Studies Advanced Child Growth and Development (Age 8 through Adolescence) An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies: Child Growth and Development Role of Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Early Childhood Education Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children Teaching in a Diverse Society Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers Parent (Family) Involvement in Early Childhood Education Transitional Kindergarten: Child Growth and Development Diversity and Responsive Teaching in a Transactional Kindergarten Classroom Home, School, and Community Collaboration for Transitional Kindergarten Teachers Language, Literacy, and Support for Preschool English Learners The Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum Intentional Teacher Engagement in a Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Observation and Assessment in Transitional Kindergarten Classroom Practicum and Coaching for Transitional Kindergarten Teachers
Responsibilities: * Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by UCR Extension. * Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies to the course. * Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that course information is current. * Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR's established deadlines. * Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate documentation as outlined in the instructional agreement. * Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct. Minimum Requirements: * Must have access to the internet, a personal computer/laptop, and ability to teach online. * Advanced degree in Education or a related field, or equivalent experience. * Five years of related work experience. * Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. * Ability to provide instruction online and in-person.
Preferred Qualifications: * Experience with Canvas learning platform. * Experience teaching adult learners. * Experience with curriculum development and course design. * Bilingual English/Spanish. * Ability to teach a wide range of courses in field of expertise. * Commitment to diversity and the University's mission.
Employment Information: Instructional agreements are made on a course-by-course basis at the discretion of the University with no guarantee to teach future courses. This part-time position has no benefits but participates in the University of California Defined Contribution Plan. 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, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01280
About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.