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Course Author

Recruitment Period

Open June 15th, 2020 through Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Under the general direction of the Director of Education Programs and Program Coordinator of Dual Enrollment for the Office of Extension, the Course Author will develop/re-design a four course series of courses for the target audience of high school students through dual enrollment. Each course will be a hybrid, 8-10-week course.

The Course Author is responsible for delivering on the following items:
• Review current curricula and supplemental course materials,
• Identify areas of change in curricula,
• Identify additional required curricula and course materials to meet course outcomes,
• Identify and design weekly course activities and performance assessments,
• Identify and design two performance assessment tools (mid-term and final) for each class,
• Update course syllabi for each course, and
• Be available for a weekly, 1 to 2 hour meeting via ZOOM through the duration of the contract.
• Design a 3-unit course in Toddle/Infant Care as an 8-week course

Basic Qualifications
-A minimum of three years' experience developing Child Development curricula
-Experience in the field of teaching child development
-BA/BS in education or related field
Additional Qualifications
-An ability to adhere to strict deadlines
-Demonstrated interpersonal skills including ability to work well with individuals of diverse backgrounds
-Strong verbal and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications
-A graduate degree in education or related field
-A current California Teaching Credential

This is a by agreement contract position. Compensation: $1,500.

Review of applications will begin immediately and position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered 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 (

Applications must be submitted via this website.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Course Development Example

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)