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Part-Time Instructor: Embedded Systems Engineering (Online)

Recruitment Period

Open September 16th, 2019 through Sunday, Mar 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by March 15th, 2020, you will have until March 31st, 2020 to complete your application.


The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is a self-supporting unit within the University of California. Funding is generated through fees collected from a diverse, complex, and ever-changing student population. Part-time instructor positions are on a course by course contracted basis. This is NOT a faculty position.

Online teaching positions are now available for Embedded Systems Engineering Certificate Programs. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the topics of (1) Fundamentals of Embedded Systems Design and Programming and (2) Fundamentals of Embedded Linux (3) Introduction to Digital Logic and Hardware Architecture with a potential to combine topics in

Specific Instructor Duties
• Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCI Division of Continuing Education (DCE), Engineering, Life Science and Science Programs Director as assigned using approved syllabus template
• Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in 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 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 their instructor accounts 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
• Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Director as needed
• Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
• Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in project management
• Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine
• Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: Initial training of Canvas learning system; providing bio for website; completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabus; and signing quarterly contract.
• Develop and maintain curriculum, syllabus, modules, learning practice questions, exams and grading.
• Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the online classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
• Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
• Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.)
• Design interactive and motivational online or physical classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning (i.e.: design boards for labs, etc.)
• Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum

Our curriculum is constantly updated and tailored to bring students the background, expertise, and business practices to remain competitive and advance their careers. Taught by qualified practitioners, our courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, all of which can be immediately utilized in and applied to our students’ work environments.

Part-time, temporary assignments are on an as-needed basis. This is an ONGOING recruitment. We accept part-time instructor applications all year long; when the division has a need to fill, they refer to the “pool” of applications on file. We are looking specifically for instructors who are qualified to teach the following course as early as WINTER 2020 quarter (beginning January 7, 2020)

Program Description:

Introduction to Digital Logic and Hardware Architecture (3.00 Units)
EECS X497.2
Further your understanding on fundamentals of logic design, boolean algebra and essential Verilog and VHDL statements describing behavioral functions such as counters and other finite state machines. Learn about the ASIC Design Flow from examples of logic and circuit design analysis, computer abstractions, and performance metrics. Participants are provided an overview of typical microprocessor architectures, hardwired versus micro-programmed control unit design, instruction set, addressing, I/O bus interface, hardware-software interfaces, and memory organization.

Fundamentals of Embedded Linux (3 units)
EECS X497.10
Further your understanding of Linux and its adoption as an embedded OS platform. Gain an overview of methods and techniques to design and create embedded systems based on the Linux kernel. The essentials of the Linux operating system are discussed from the embedded system point of view including selecting, configuring, cross-compiling, installing a target-specific kernel; licenses; drivers and subsystems; the GNU development toolchain; and tools used to build embedded Linux system

VHDL Design and Modeling of Digital Systems (3.00 Units)
EECS X494.94
Familiarize yourself with the analysis and synthesis of digital systems using VHDL to simulate and realize VLSI systems. Participants learn the fundamental concepts of VHDL and practical design techniques. The VHDL methodology and design flow for logic synthesis addresses design issues related to component modeling, data flow description in VHDL and behavioral description of hardware. An emphasis is placed on understanding the hardware description language, VHDL design techniques for logic synthesis, design criteria, and VHDL applications.

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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.

• Advanced degree from an accredited institution in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

• Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
• Must be committed 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
• Current participation in professional associations
• Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students

• Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
• College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent)

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)