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Recruitment Period

Open date: April 24th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Aug 16, 2019 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, Sep 30, 2019 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.


International University Programs, within UCI’s Division of Continuing Education, seeks applicants for part-time teaching positions in our quarterly programs for application assistance and college planning for international students. Teachers will join a collegial, professional teaching environment that prizes excellence and has welcomed and instructed international students for more than 30 years. Our students hold full-time study visas and focus primarily on building academic and study skills essential for university and graduate school success in the U.S. The vast majority of our students are preparing for entrance to American undergraduate and graduate programs.

Classes include undergraduate and graduate American and academic culture preparation skills, university and major research, understanding the structure of university applications, and writing for university applications. Students take in conjunction with their ESL, IUP, and concurrent enrollment courses at UCI.
All classes are on-ground classes, with additional support via Canvas. Classes meet Monday–Friday and are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum requirements include:

  • M.A., preferably in TESL, educational assessment, or related field;
  • At least three years teaching experience with international students, primarily in undergraduate and graduate-level study skills, American academic culture, academic honesty and academic writing;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses related to academic honesty and writing, and a variety of English proficiency levels and skills;
  • Native fluency/command of standard English;
  • Eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above qualifications, the preferred candidate also has:

  • Teaching or living experience abroad;
  • Experience utilizing technology, including teaching hybrid/online courses, to support the face-to-face classroom;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural differences;
  • Familiarity with college and university programs, majors, admissions requirements and processes for international students;
  • Good understanding of the UC application and/or other university applications;
  • Proven ability to engage and inspire a variety of international learners of English.

RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Teach 2-10 hours per week for 4 – 8 – week courses, as scheduled; may include evening teaching
  • Develop course materials, including syllabi, instructional materials and assessments
  • Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as needed to enhance in-class learning
    • Timely evaluation of application materials, including college search lists, academic honors and activities, and application essays
    • Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
  • Report students’ midterm progress and 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 the academic unit as needed
  • Collaborate with the academic unit and other instructors as needed
  • Contribute to academic coordination responsibilities, as needed

Approximate start date: On or after July 1, 2019

On-going recruitment for part-time instructors in Undergraduate Application Assistance and College Planning.

Part-time, temporary assignments are on an as-needed basis. This is an ONGOING recruitment. We accept part-time instructor applications throughout the term of recruitment. 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 courses per the Job Description as early as Summer Quarter 2019.

To apply for this position, please click this link:

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.

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.

Job location

Irvine, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)