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Part-Time Instructor: Human Resources Management

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $2000 - $3520 and would also be based on the specific number of courses assigned and enrollment numbers.

Application Window

Open date: May 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jun 11, 2023 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, Apr 1, 2024 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

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 in the Human Resources Management Program. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the topic.

Specific Instructor Duties
· Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI DCE Business Programs Director as assigned and using approved syllabus template
· Prepare and deliver online 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 the grading policies for the course
· Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades
· 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 Director as needed
· Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
· Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine
· Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabi; posting bio and photo on the UCI DCE website; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs
· Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the 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 classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
· 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, we refer to the “pool” of applications on file. We are looking specifically for instructors who are qualified to teach the following course(s) as early as Fall quarter (beginning September 25).

Course Descriptions:
Foundations of HR Management
Human resources management is vital to the financial health and productivity of all organizations. This important function provides the crucial link between management and employees in the public and private sector. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of human resources management. Begin by acquiring an in-depth understanding of the charter and mission of human resources in the industrial, service and public sectors. Then multiply your role and knowledge of the major elements of the personnel process including recruiting, interviewing, wage and labor issues, benefits, compensation, employment, regulations, documentation and termination, while gaining an insider's grasp of employee relations, work force diversity and human resources planning and research. Finally, you will address various theories regarding employee morale, organizational behavior and group dynamics. If you are interested in changing or advancing your career, this course will give you an overview of this growing field.
Introduction to Employee Benefits
Employee benefits are an increasingly important and complex segment of your organization's compensation portfolio. Now you have access to the latest information relating to employee benefits--information that will help you make better decisions and maximize your benefit choices. You will begin with a comprehensive survey of the complete range of major employee benefits. Then you'll be introduced to the skills of effective planning, implementation and communication of employee benefit programs, including funding, plan management and administration, as well as brokerage selection and coordination. You will expand your knowledge of your benefit options, such as major medical (health and dental, HMO's), disability plans and pensions, while exploring new benefit and compensation strategies. Finally, you'll learn how to monitor the effectiveness of your benefit plan through benefit plan evaluations.
Talent Acquisition, Management and Retention
Learn the skills you will need to recruit, hire and retain qualified individuals who can meet the growing and changing needs of your organization. Explore the hiring process including the administrative preparation, direct hiring activities, retention practices, and related employment laws. Understand the ins and outs of applicant sourcing, effective interviewing, accurate assessment and evaluation, while gaining a clear understanding of your role as a human resources professional in interfacing with management and other staffing decision makers. Discussion topics will include importance of staffing metrics, tips and tools for recruiting on the web, and a review of creative recruiting methods.
Training and HR Development
Acquire the information and experience you need to identify your organization's training and development needs and master the processes necessary to develop, implement and evaluate effective training programs. You will gain an understanding of your role and responsibilities as a trainer, as well as the practical hands-on knowledge needed to implement a successful program through lectures, classroom discussions, and developing and presenting an actual training session in class. This course is excellent for training and human resources specialists as well as operating managers with significant human resources development responsibilities.
Leading Successful Organizational Change
Managing change in an organization is a dynamic process. Effective change maximizes the alignment between an organization's strategies, structure, systems and culture. It requires an understanding of the systemic interrelationships among these factors and how changes in one can affect another. This course focuses on planning and implementing change in organizations, with an emphasis on the role of leadership within an organization. Participants examine the role of leadership and the competencies and skills required of individuals who initiate, manage, and are affected by change.
Modern Business Writing
Effective writing is a powerful tool in the business environment. Learn how to articulate your thoughts in a clear and concise manner that will allow your ideas to be better understood by your readers. Improve your business writing skill by learning to select and use appropriate formats for your audience, use the correct medium and adjust your writing style accordingly, as well as identify your objective and communicate it clearly. You'll also learn to spot, correct and avoid the most common writing pitfalls, and gain valuable experience analyzing, writing and revising a wide spectrum of business documents. From a simple interoffice memo to a twenty-page business proposal, learn how to put good business writing to work for you.
Communication in a Diverse and Changing Workplace
In today's fast-paced business environment, employees at all levels find themselves being asked to handle more tasks, meet more deadlines, take on more responsibilities, and adapt to more change. Added to these challenges is the constantly shifting diversity of the workplace, where coworkers cope with generational, gender, age and cultural differences. Communication, both verbal and nonverbal, is at the foundation of everything we do and say, and is especially important in the modern workplace. The good news is that communication is a learned skill, and can be improved upon with the right training. The focus of this course is to heighten students’ awareness workplace communication, and add new interpersonal skills, with the end result of becoming a more competent communicator overall. Target areas include: the process and functions of communication, behavioral patterns, perceptions as reality, verbal and nonverbal cues and behaviors, confidence, assertiveness, tact, anger management, criticism and constructive feedback, conflict resolution, team building, leadership, interviewing, and communicating with technology (email, skype, texting, etc.).

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.


· Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
· Extensive background and current work experience in the subject area (at least 5 years)
· Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
· 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
· Comfort in dealing with working professionals
· Current participation in professional associations
· Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance
· College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent)
· Experience teaching online


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

· Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
· Extensive background and current work experience in the subject area (at least 5 years)
· Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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