Part-Time Instructor: Paralegal Instructor

Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit
June 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$2000 - $3000
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Instructor: Paralegal Instructor

Job #JPF08455

  • Law and Finance Programs / Division of Continuing Education / UC Irvine
  • Position overview

    Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $2000 - $3000 and would also be based on the specific number of courses assigned and enrollment numbers.

    Application Window

    Open date: July 11, 2023

    Next review date: Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Thursday, Jun 20, 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

    The Division of Continuing Education (DCE) is a self-supporting unit within the University of California. Funding is generated through fees collected from a diverse, complex, and ever-changing student population. Part-time instructor positions are on a course by course contracted basis. This is NOT a faculty position.

    Online teaching positions are now available in the Paralegal Program. We are seeking qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and/or teaching experience in the topic of Fundamentals of the Paralegal Profession, Contracts, Legal Writing, Legal Research, Civil Litigation, Torts, Criminal Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, and/or Technology for the Paralegal Professional.

    Specific Instructor Duties • Develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the UCI DCE Business Programs Director as assigned and using approved syllabus template • Prepare and deliver online course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format • Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform • Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies for the course • Evaluate student achievement of specific learning outcomes, and assign grades • Post final student grades to the transcript system by set deadlines • Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner • Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Director as needed • Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice • Participate in required orientations and complete mandatory training programs by deadlines established by UC Irvine • Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabi; posting bio and photo on the UCI DCE website; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs • Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations • Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session • Use subject-matter expertise and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e.: make arrangements for guest speakers, etc.) • Design interactive and motivational classroom activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning • Update materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum

    Our curriculum is constantly updated and tailored to bring students the background, expertise, and business practices to remain competitive and advance their careers. Taught by qualified practitioners, our courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, all of which can be immediately utilized in and applied to our students' work environments.

    Part-time, temporary assignments are on an as-needed basis. This is an ONGOING recruitment. We accept part-time instructor applications all year long; when the division has a need to fill, we refer to the “pool” of applications on file. We are looking specifically for instructors who are qualified to teach the following course(s) as early as Winter quarter (beginning January 8, 2024).

    For more detailed information about the Paralegal Certificate Program and course descriptions, please visit https: //

    Courses are held online with daytime or evening meetings.

    Individuals hired to teach these courses must understand that all such agreements with the University are made on a course-by-course basis and that the Instructor will be made no guarantee of continual involvement with the University in any capacity.


    Basic • Juris Doctorate or Paralegal degree from an accredited institution, or Paralegal Certificate • Extensive background and current work experience in the legal field

    Additional • A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in the legal field • Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area • Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity • Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information • Highly effective interpersonal skills • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools • Current participation in professional associations • Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students

    Preferred • Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance • College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent) • Experience teaching online


    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • Juris Doctorate or Paralegal degree from an accredited institution, or Paralegal Certificate • Extensive background and current work experience in the legal field

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

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

  • 3 required (contact information only)
  • Apply link: https: //

    Campus Information

    The University of California, Irvine 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.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    Additionally, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Substance Abuse (APM-190)(Drug Free Environment) and University of California Smoke and Tobacco Free Environment policy. Depending on the job duties of your position, you may also be required to comply with the University of California's Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect policy.

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