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1:1 Instructor for SAT Math, Calculus 1 &2, Chemistry, Physics (By-Agreement/Variable)

Position overview

Salary range: $40-50/per hour based on qualifications and experience

Application Window

Open date: August 12th, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021 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: Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 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 University of California San Diego is offering exclusive one on one instruction services in a wide variety of subject areas. Our private instruction services are specifically designed for international students who seek additional support in SAT Math prep, Calculus 1 & 2, Chemistry and Physics. We are looking for engaging, and experienced educators to help our international students reach their fullest potential in academic achievement.

Position is by-agreement. A by-agreement teacher will only work when there is a Letter of Agreement that spells out the terms for a particular teaching assignment. Factors that determine the number of teaching assignments that an instructor undertakes/completes include instructor availability and desire to teach, Extension course offerings and enrollments, instructor effectiveness, and UCSD academic cycles. By-agreement instructors have no guarantee of future work/courses.

Specific Duties

  • Help students develop a better understanding of course subject matter by solidifying their knowledge
  • Effectively implement research-based methods for improving math and science skills
  • Respond to student needs and questions in a positive, supportive manner, giving as detailed explanations as possible
  • Expand student's toolbox of methods for problem solving
  • Create a high-performance environment in which students of diverse backgrounds are motivated to succeed
  • Apply technology and leverage resources appropriately to enhance instructional sessions
  • Promote a positive learning environment and school atmosphere by modeling positive behaviors
  • Employ cultural competencies to reach any international students in instructional sessions
  • Communicate with Program Manager on a timely basis and give updates on student progress weekly

According to UC San Diego academic hiring rules, 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Advanced degree from an accredited institution
  • Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area(s)
  • Current participation in industry-related professional associations
  • Recognized leadership or authority on subject matter(s)
  • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with students of all ages
  • Confidence and ability to inspire others with your love of learning
  • Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students
  • Skill with adults for whom English is not the first language
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Job may require CPR certification, tuberculosis (TB) certificate of clearance, and successful completion of UC San Diego background check.

Preferred qualifications
  • University-level teaching experience (or corporate equivalent) preferred
  • Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of online teaching tools preferred
  • Experience with standardized test preparation preferred, and a willingness to learn new approaches

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Provide contact information for 3-5 professional references that can speak to your education, technical skills, abilities, and experience. If you are selected for an instructional position, your references will be contacted to provide feedback on your qualifications, related to the subject you are interested in teaching.

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Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Onsite (La Jolla, CA)