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Test Preparation: MCAT Instructor
at UC San Diego
|Title:||Test Preparation: MCAT Instructor|
|Area of Interest:||Education and Community Outreach|
Test Preparation: MCAT Instructor
The University of California San Diego is offering an exclusive MCAT Prep Course. Our MCAT course provides students with expert instruction, introduces test-taking strategies, and offers timed-practice testing. Areas covered are: physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, and verbal reasoning. We are looking for experienced MCAT instructors to join our team and teach our 16-hour course. Our classes are typically scheduled on the weekends and weekday evenings.
- Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge to students
- Stay current regarding the changes to the MCAT exam
- Design syllabus and curriculum as assigned to help students succeed on the MCAT
- Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum
- Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward academic achievement and curriculum goals
- Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects and communicates these objectives to the students
- Recognizes the special needs of students with learning disabilities, seeks assistance as needed and/or required, and makes appropriate individualized physical and instructional accommodations within the classroom
- Teaches students to solve problems and to think logically and creatively
- Design interactive and motivational activities to fully engage students and to reinforce student learning
- Respond to student needs and questions
- Create a high-performance environment in which students of diverse backgrounds are motivated to succeed
- Apply technology and leverage resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (e.g. use Blackboard or make arrangements for guest speakers)
- 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
- Completes other duties as assigned
- Advanced degree from an accredited institution required; in exceptional cases an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be accepted
- 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
- Experience designing curriculum and measuring student performance preferred
- Experience working with college undergraduates in a mentor/tutoring/teaching capacity is preferred
Special Conditions of Employment
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.
Please complete all relevant fields in the application, and optionally attach additional documents to provide further information relating to your professional and teaching backgrounds. Even if you upload a resume, 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.
In addition to meeting all of the above mentioned requirements, you will be required to schedule and attend a Human Resources onboarding meeting during which you will be required to complete a Live Scan background check.
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.