Instructor Pool Construction, Sustainability & Facilities Management and HVAC UC Berkeley Extension
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4758515
Instructor Pool Construction, Sustainability & Facilities Management and HVAC UC Berkeley Extension
Position overview Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $2,900-$3,500 per course. Instructor compensation is determined by course length, number of units, enrollment, budgetary considerations, and other factors.
Percent time: Part-time temporary appointments are offered by agreement on a course-by-course basis.
Anticipated start: Some appointments may begin as early as the spring semester.
Review timeline: Applicants are considered for positions as needs arise; the existence of this pool does not guarantee that a position is available.
Position duration: Appointment length is based upon course section schedule(s). Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.
Application Window Open date: November 2, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Feb 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Nov 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.
Job Type Academic - Non-Tenure Track
Job Summary UC Berkeley Extension, the professional and continuing education division at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for a pool of qualified instructors to teach online courses for our Construction Management and Leadership, Sustainability Management, Facilities Management, and HVAC programs.
UC Berkeley Extension seeks dynamic instructors with a commitment to professional and continuing education in Construction Management and Leadership, Sustainability Management, Facilities Management, and HVAC to lead one or more courses each year. The pool will remain in place for one calendar year; those interested in remaining in the pool beyond the advertised final closing date must reapply. The number of these positions varies from semester to semester, depending on the needs of the department.
Courses are offered online. Online instruction is delivered through live synchronous lectures (Zoom) and through our learning management system (Canvas). Most live online lecture courses are offered in the evening and on the weekend (U.S.A. Pacific Time).
General Duties We are seeking qualified applicants who possess current subject matter expertise and/or teaching knowledge in the following course subjects (but not limited to). Please refer to a full list of current courses in the departmental link below.
Construction Management & Leadership
Construction Project Scheduling and Control
Fundamentals of Construction Law
Introduction to BIM: Virtual Design and Construction Technology
Introduction to LEED v4: Concepts of Green Building and Design
Management in the Construction Industry
Preconstruction Estimating: From the Design Development Stage to the Final Bid Process
Sustainable Construction Management and Field Practices
Building Systems and Technology
Introduction to Facilities Management
Facilities Management: Commercial Real Estate
Facilities Management: Operations and Maintenance
Facilities Management: Risk and Business Continuity
Facilities Management: Strategic Planning Leadership and the Organization
California Environmental Protection and Leadership
Carbon Management & Business Strategy
Greening Your Supply Chain: Life Cycle Assessment Tools
Introduction to Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability
Managing Sustainable Change in an Organization
Principles of Ecology for Nonscientists
Principles of Sustainability
Smart Grids: Introduction
Sustainability Leadership: Strategies and Paradigms
HVAC Control and Energy Management Systems
HVAC Ductwork and Piping Systems
HVAC System Design Considerations
HVAC System Load Calculations and Psychrometry
Classroom Teaching Experience
Synchronous Online Teaching Experience (online lectures via Zoom)
Instructor duties include but are not limited to:
Complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Berkeley.
Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: updating and submitting syllabi using approved syllabus template; communicating required texts and materials; communicating classroom technology and support needs.
Make appropriate adjustments to continually improve the syllabus, curriculum and course materials. May be based upon programmatic and/or student feedback.
Prepare and deliver course materials, lectures/presentations, and design learning assessments.
Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning.
Stay current within the subject, discipline or field of practice.
Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum.
Utilize course support platforms, including the Canvas Learning Management System and Zoom Pro (as applicable).
Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly explain the grading policies for the course.
Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner.
Employ culturally competent and inclusive teaching methodologies in the classroom (including teaching non-native speakers and/or students with academic letters of accommodations for disabilities).
Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes and assign grades.
Post final student grades to the transcript system within two weeks of course completion.
Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with the Program Manager as needed.
Retain student records according to University policies.
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Bachelor's degree or equivalent international degree required.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
All work must be performed in the United States, whether in person or online. For those who are not US citizens or permanent residents, a legal permit that allows work in the United States (such as a US visa that allows employment) is required by the start date of the position. Due to the part-time, temporary nature of instructor positions, UC Berkeley Extension is unable to provide US visa/work permits for this position.
3 or more years of professional experience in the course subject.
Advanced degree in subject area preferred.
Teaching, training or coaching experience in the course subject, within a corporate environment, or at a U.S. college/university institution.
Knowledge of federal and California state laws and regulations as applicable to the course subject.
Experience in course development, including creating original academic content such as syllabi, learning objectives, lectures/presentations/scripts, learning activities, assignments, assessments, exams, and quizzes.
Experience teaching online and/or developing academic content for online courses.
Ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information.
Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills (English).
Effective organizational skills with attention to detail.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues and work within a team environment.
Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) instructional and other technology, such as: Learning Management Systems (Canvas); lecture/presentation capture applications (Panopto); online video conferencing (Zoom); Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint); file sharing (Google drive or Dropbox); and Google Workspace (email, calendar, docs, sheets, slides, etc).
Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or Resume.
Cover Letter (Optional)
Sample Syllabi and/or Teaching Evaluations - Please compile all documents into a single PDF document and upload it to your application. (Optional)
References are requested from candidates at the interviewing stage, and references are only contacted for finalists.
UC Berkeley is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. The excellence of the institution requires an environment in which the diverse community of faculty, students, and staff are welcome and included. Successful candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skill related to ensuring equity and inclusion in the activities of their academic position (e.g., teaching, research, and service, as applicable).
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality prior to submitting their letter.
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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