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Course Developer, Pre-College

Position overview

Position title: Course Developer, Pre-College
Salary range: The current base pay range is $1,500-$5,000
Anticipated start: February 2023
Position duration: Until project completed, including review and approval of coursework by Senate

Application Window

Open date: January 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Dec 31, 2023 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 is looking for qualified professionals to develop pre-college offerings intended to be offered as high school dual enrollment or CTE courses in various disciplines or subjects. Offerings may include non-credit, pre-college credit, or academic credit-bearing courses.

UC Merced Extension currently offers dual enrollment/CTE pathways for high school students in Child Development and Care and Leadership. UC Merced Extension is looking to expand its offerings in partnership with UC Merced Academic Departments and regional industry experts and partners. Dual enrollment offerings are designed strategically to support high school students' preparation of college and career readiness within one pathway, where industry standards or expectations align with college-level coursework.

Potential Areas of Expansion:

  • Drone Safety
  • K-12 Teacher Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Education
  • Managerial Communications
  • Leadership

[For more information about potential dual enrollment/CTE topic areas, please contact Michael Pierick (Director) at Extension is open to new topic areas not listed above.]

As a Course Developer, you will develop, in partnership with academic departments and/or regional industry experts, course outlines and course materials to be offered in a dual enrollment setting with high school or school district partners. Course outlines and course materials may include but not limited to course syllabi, program learning outcomes, course learning outcomes, assignments, exams or quizzes, online supplemental questionnaires, grading rubrics, and identification of supplemental course materials. A course developer may be hired to develop as minimum as one (1) course and as up to as many as four (4) courses in a pathway or sequence. Courses developed vary in review and approval process, in which the course developer will remain accessible throughout the duration of the review and approval process to support revisions proposal materials and topic area-related questions.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Basic qualifications

As a Course Developer, you will bring:

  • a master's degree in related field as designated topic area
  • demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge in the designated topic area
Preferred qualifications

Additional, but not required qualifications include:

  • experience teaching at the associate, undergraduate, or graduate level
  • understanding of effective pedagogy of face-to-face and online modalities

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Expertise in Designated Area - Please provide up to one page explanation of your qualifications and experiences relative to the discipline or topic area you are applying to develop coursework in.

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Campus Information

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. This includes the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs:

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 over 9,000 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 (

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