Summer School Innovation Track Lecturer University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05207 Recruitment Period Open December 21st, 2019 through Monday, Jan 20, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Description: Geffen Academy educators approach teaching as an intellectual profession of the highest order, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy teachers seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Summary: Under the direction of the Summer Program Director at Geffen Academy at UCLA, the Educator will create this course of study, prepare materials, and deliver an excellent summer Innovation Track (I-Track) enrichment course for the Geffen Academy's secondary school students. The Educator will teach two sessions (3 weeks in length) each with one section, up to as many as thirty (30) classes which are four (4) hours long, over a six (6) week period.
Job Duties: ? Consistent with the department's goals participate in the design and development of curricula that develops an innovator's mindset in the Geffen Academy's students. These habits include systems thinking, human-centered design, iterative solutions development and persistence. ? Support students in a dynamic process of project planning and execution. ? Producing exhibitions of student work. ? Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with other educators in creation of a Geffen Academy program that meets the need and interests of the school's students. ? Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty in devising programs that enable the Geffen Academy's students to take advantage of the school's relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation. ? Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including but not limited to department head, Dean of Students, academic advising and college guidance staff, Registrar, counselor/psychologist, and athletic team coaches. ? Consistent with department leadership's direction, assess the continued relevance and success of course offerings within the department. ? This list of duties is not exhaustive. Qualifications: ? Should have a Master's degree in a related field and a strong background in secondary education with a clear understanding and embrace of the Geffen Academy's mission, vision and values. ? Programming experience with creative coding environments, such as Processing, Openframeworks, Scratch, TouchDesigner, vvvv or equivalent. ? Experience with digital design tools such as Blender, Gimp, Inkscape, Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent. ? Experience with interactive installations and / or public display of work including performance and social practices. ? Unquestionable personal integrity, excellent judgment, sound instincts, diplomacy and patience, and strong work ethic. ? Strong background in secondary education with a clear understanding and embrace of the School's mission, vision, and values. ? Experience in operating educational programs. ? The ability to think and act strategically combined with a strong commitment to providing an excellent and accessible educational experience for each student. ? Must be self-directed and able to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks subject to frequent interruption. ? Must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with other staff and faculty. ? Strong background in design thinking and/or project-based learning. ? Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills to articulate and explain complex issues to Geffen Academy senior staff, families, and students. ? Must be capable of developing and sustaining close, effective working relationships with other senior staff on matters of interdisciplinary and institutional concern. ? Highly perceptive and intuitive. ? Exceptional listening skills and sensitivity to the needs of others. ? Collegially inclined with peers; a willing communicator and collaborator; enthusiastic team player. ? Comfortable working within a fast paced summer program environment. ? Follow UC and Geffen Academy policies, procedures and adhere to the Geffen Academy's handbooks' requirements.
Apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05207. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California 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: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.