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Course Developer, Engineering and Sciences

Position overview

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

Application Window

Open date: May 25, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Jun 9, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, May 25, 2024 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 science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and other related offerings intended to be offered as professional development and personal enrichment. Offerings may include non-credit or academic credit-bearing courses.

UC Merced Extension currently offers various non-credit offerings related to professional development, personal enrichment, and corporate education to the Central Valley region. These types of offerings are attractive to lifelong learners, career professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as staff and faculty at various institutions.

Potential Areas of Expansion:

  • Machine Learning
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Computer Science
  • Drone Technology
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Information Technology

*[Applicants are welcome to propose new or different course topics within the Engineering & Sciences area. Please specifically state your proposed topic to develop in your statement of teaching. 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 short course, synchronous, asynchronous, or another format as appropriately identified. 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.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

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

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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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