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Course Developer, Community and Public Health

Position overview

Position title: Course Developer, Community and Public Health
Salary range: The current base pay range is $1,500-$5,000
Anticipated start: November to December 2023
Position duration: Until project completed, including review and approval of coursework by Senate

Application Window

Open date: November 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jan 4, 2024 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: Saturday, Nov 16, 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 community and public health or 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 and professional 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.

*[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.


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
  • 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 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
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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About UC Merced

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 is committed to interdisciplinary excellence in research and teaching as well as to diversity, equity and inclusion. Ranked as one of the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, 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 (

The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Please refer to the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy and the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy.

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:

Job location

Merced, CA or Remote