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Part-Time Instructor: Data Analytics and Data Science

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $2000 - $3600 and would also be based on the specific number of courses assigned and enrollment numbers.

Application Window

Open date: October 4, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 5, 2024 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: Friday, Aug 30, 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.

On-Campus teaching positions are now available in the Data Analytics for Business and Data Science Programs. Most courses will be offered on campus in Irvine, CA. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in all aspects of Data Analytics and Data Science including: Defining Business Goals, Data Preparation, Predictive Modeling, Model Deployment/Refinement, Data Visualization (introductory and advanced), Big Data Analysis, and Data Engineering.
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.

Specific Instructor Duties
• Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI DCE Business and Technology Programs Director, Assistant director, and Program Coordinators as assigned and using approved syllabus template
• Prepare and deliver in-person courses (on campus in Irvine, CA) 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, Assistant Director, and Program Coordinator, 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.

Course Descriptions can be found on our website:
https://ce.uci.edu/areas/it/data_analytics/
https://ce.uci.edu/areas/it/data_science/
https://ce.uci.edu/areas/it/predictive_analytics/

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 2024 Winter (beginning January 2024).

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.

Qualifications

Basic
• Advanced degree from an accredited institution

Additional
• Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
• Experience in data cleaning and manipulation
• Expertise in common data analytics tools such as Python, R, Apach Spark, Power BI, Tableau, KNIME, etc.
• 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

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

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Advanced degree from an accredited institution

Application Requirements

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

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08695

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.

Job location

Irvine, Ca