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Teacher Preparation Program: Part-Time Instructors Fall, 2021-Summer, 2022

Position overview

Position title: Instructor, Teacher Preparation Program
Percent time: Part-Time
Anticipated start: For Fall 2021- August 2021
For Spring 2022 - January 2022
For Summer 2022 - May 2022
Position duration: Fall and Spring - 1 semester
Summer - 8 week term

Application Window

Open date: March 29th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Mar 30, 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

UC Merced Extension, Education Programs invites applications for part-time instructors for the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP). Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed for the academic year (2021/2022) and summer term.

These are by-agreement contract positions for the semester of appointment. Reappointment, if any, is based solely on instructional need. Candidates should be competent to conduct instruction independently, without supervision and work collaboratively with the greater Extension and Education Program teams.

Teacher Preparation Program Instructor Requirements:
• Master's degree in Education (or related field) and a valid California Clear Credential;
• Coursework or other scholarly preparation relevant to the course assigned;
• Teaching experience in K-12 public schools;

All instructors are required to attend an instructor orientation and training, as well as monthly instructor meetings.

Teacher Preparation Program courses are face to face and typically held from 4:30-6:50pm, and 7:10-9:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday evenings. The summer hours of instruction may differ.

Potential Teacher Preparation Courses for Academic Year 2021/2022:

Foundations of Education
Teaching Practicum
Clinical Practice I
Clinical Practice III
Diverse Students – Inclusive Instruction
Project-Based Instruction and Assessment
Technology Supported Project-Based Learning
Secondary Reading for Understanding
Single Subject Methods – English
Single Subject Methods – History
Single Subject Methods – Mathematics
Single Subject Methods – Science
Research Methods in Education
Learning, Cognition and Instruction
Integrated Physical Science, Math and Scientific Literacy
Integrated Earth and Space Sciences, Math and Digital Literacy
Integrated Life Sciences, Math and Health Literacy
Integrated Humanities and Visual Literacy
Integrated Humanities and Cultural Literacy
Integrated Humanities and Global Literacy
Bilingual Teaching: Spanish (BCLAD)
Humanities and Global Literacy (BCLAD)

Positions are typically filled in the spring and summer terms for summer and fall courses, and during the fall for spring courses, but openings may occur throughout the year and can be filled as needed from applications in the pool.

Qualified applicants will be identified from the pool when needs arise; you are encouraged to apply immediately to ensure consideration.

Compensation: $3,750 per course for a standard, three unit course.
BCLAD courses are offered back-to-back in the regular semester and are compensated as one (1) course.

Compensation may vary based on enrollment (high or low) and experience.

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 (

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 (

UC Merced is a smoke & tobacco free campus (

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Your cover letter should indicate which course(s) you wish to be considered for, based on your prior teaching experience and education.

  • Statement of Teaching - Your Statement of Teaching should include:

    What beliefs and values you hold regarding education, learning, and teaching

    What goals you have for your students
    How you implement readings, activities, discussions, assignments, etc. to help students meet those goals

    How you typically evaluate and assesses student work

    What actions you take to create an inclusive teaching environment

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion in education.

    Please review the UC Merced Diversity Statement Guidelines and UC’s Commitment to Diversity

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Job location

Merced, CA