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Education Pathways (Pre-College): Part-Time UNEX Instructor, Academic Year (including Summer) 2024-2025 (Anticipated)

Position overview

Position title: Education Pathways: Part-Time UNEX Instructor
Salary range: A reasonable range for this position is:
Credit-bearing courses: $1,250 to $5,000 per section
Non-credit: 10-30% of enrollment fee per enrollment
Anticipated start: Fall: August 2024
Spring: January 2025
Summer: May 2025
Position duration: Fall: August 2024 - December 2024
Spring: January 2025 - May 2025
Summer: May 2025 - August 2025

Application Window

Open date: April 11, 2024

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 14, 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, Apr 12, 2025 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 seeking experienced and qualified candidates to provide instruction in closely related fields of Careers in Education or Education Career Pathways. Courses may be offered in academic credit and non-credit options.

Examples of Closely Related Fields:

Becoming a credentialed teacher
Philosophy of education
Introduction to Teaching
Strategies for Pedagogical Success
We are also open to accepting proposals for new courses in the field.

In addition to teaching the course(s), the instructor is responsible for creating/updating a syllabus, holding weekly office hours (2 hours/week), and grading examinations and/or papers.

Academic Year: 8/1/2024 – 7/31/2025
Fall Term: 8/1/2024 – 12/31/2024
Spring Term: 1/1/2025 – 5/31/2025
Summer Term: 6/1/2025 – 7/31/2025

UC Merced Extension anticipates hiring multiple part-time instructors for the courses listed above throughout the academic year based on the course sections scheduled and/or planned.


Basic qualifications

As a UNEX Instructor in Education Pathways, you will bring:

  • a master's degree in related field as designated topic area
  • minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the closely related field or publish - research in the closely related field
  • demonstrated theoretical and practical knowledge in the designated topic area
Preferred qualifications
  • experience teaching or providing professional development in the closely related field
  • a CA clear teaching credential and/or CA clear administrator credential

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
  • 2-3 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

In-person, Hybrid, or Remote