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Global Environmental Leadership & Sustainability: Hawaii Instructor

at UC San Diego

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 1155

Job Description

Title:Global Environmental Leadership & Sustainability: Hawaii Instructor
Area of Interest:Education and Community Outreach

Global Environmental Leadership & Sustainability – Hawaii Instructor

UC San Diego Academic Connections is looking for enthusiastic, committed UC San Diego graduate students to teach a one-week course for high achieving high school students in Hawaii for summer 20. This pre-college summer academic and residential experience is targeted to motivated, college-bound high school students. The goal of this exciting program is to provide high achieving high school students the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with prominent faculty researchers and grad students around the Big Island of Hawai’i, exploring the causes and effects of climate change on earth’s systems. Program participation provides students with the opportunity to experience life and learning at a top-ranked research university. This is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students to gain additional teaching experience and have an impact on the education of college bound university students.

Please visit our website, http://gels.ucsd.edu/hawaii/index.html, for information on courses offered in the summer of 2020

Program Dates: July 19 – 26, 2020
Tentative Class Schedule: Schedule varies. See Daily Schedule, http://gels.ucsd.edu/hawaii/daily-schedule.html


  • Paid summer teaching job
  • Opportunity to work with various non-profits in Hawaii
  • Meals, flights, and living accommodations will be covered for the duration of the program
  • Training in curriculum development and classroom management will be provided

Specific Duties

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  • Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge to students
  • Communicate expectations to students
  • Evaluate student learning and assign grades
  • Design interactive and motivational activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning
  • Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor students in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum
  • Respond to student needs and questions
  • Create a high-performance environment in which students of diverse backgrounds are motivated to succeed; ensure that homework and projects are appropriate and any final projects are clear, coherent, and achievable in the time available for execution
  • Leverage UC San Diego resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum
  • Handle mechanics of position according to deadlines (LOAs, texts, A/V, grade submission, etc.)
  • Communicate with Program Manager and Instructor Services Team on a timely basis
  • Supervise students closely during all class times and field trip excursions

Minimum Qualifications

  • A graduate degree from an accredited institution required; in exceptional cases an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be accepted (students currently enrolled in graduate programs may still apply)
  • Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • University-level teaching experience (or corporate equivalent) preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Recognized leadership or authority on subject matter
  • Previous experience in teaching high school students in a class room or camp setting preferred

Special Conditions of Employment

Prior to applying graduate students and post-doctoral scholars must obtain permission from their respective campus department.

As an academic department within UC San Diego, all Extension Program instructors and courses must be formally approved according to the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California. Eligibility to teach a course is contingent upon this formal academic approval. Once approved, teaching assignments are "by agreement". The instructor's Letter of Agreement outlines the deliverables for the course, the course schedule, and compensation terms, and is subject to department policies and procedures. UC San Diego Extension makes no commitment to hire an instructor until it has sent and received a signed instructor Letter of Agreement. Should the course section an instructor plans to teach be cancelled for any reason, the instructor agreement, including rights to compensation for future section meetings, is voided. Remuneration is for classroom hours only and does not include time spent for course preparation or other events.

Application Requirements

In addition to completing the application, please upload a resume.

Please complete all relevant fields in the application, and attach additional documents to provide further information relating to your professional and teaching backgrounds. Even if you upload a cover letter and/or additional documentation, you must answer all of the questions in the application, when applicable. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of your application.

Please note: We receive and review applications for instructors on an ongoing basis. If we do not currently have teaching opportunities available, we may keep your application on file and contact you if an opportunity that matches your specific skills becomes available. UC San Diego Extension operates on a quarterly schedule and course planning typically takes place six weeks to six months in advance of the start of any quarter.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workforce.