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Early Childhood Education Instructor

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 7th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 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: Friday, Apr 30, 2021 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.


Early Childhood Education Instructor

University of California, Riverside – Extension

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. UCR is a world-class research University with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UCR Extension is the continuing and professional education division of the University of California, Riverside offering over 80 programs and certificates to domestic and international students. UCR Extension is seeking experienced professionals to join our instructional team as part-time instructors for adult learners. Successful candidates of this continuous recruitment will be eligible to teach courses as they are scheduled during the year for our Advanced Teaching and Administration in Early Child Care Settings, Teaching in Early Child Care Settings, and Teaching Transitional Kindergarten. This program teaches student how to supervise, mentor and assess staff, and communicate effectively with parents. Courses are 8-10 weeks in length, average 7 teaching hours per week, and are offered online and in-person. Courses delivered in-person are typically scheduled weekends days and evenings, Monday – Sunday. Courses are currently delivered in a distance-learning format. Courses include:

Supervising Adults Within Early Childhood Education Settings
Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers, Part A
Seminar in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Centers, Part B
Observation and Assessment of Children’s Behavior
Health, Nutrition, and Safety in Early Childhood
Supervised Field Experience in Childhood Studies
Advanced Child Growth and Development (Age 8 through Adolescence)
An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies: Child Growth and Development
Role of Home, School and Community in Early Childhood Education
Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers
Parent (Family) Involvement in Early Childhood Education
Transitional Kindergarten: Child Growth and Development
Diversity and Responsive Teaching in a Transactional Kindergarten Classroom
Home, School, and Community Collaboration for Transitional Kindergarten Teachers
Language, Literacy, and Support for Preschool English Learners
The Transitional Kindergarten Curriculum
Intentional Teacher Engagement in a Transitional Kindergarten Classroom
Observation and Assessment in Transitional Kindergarten Classroom
Practicum and Coaching for Transitional Kindergarten Teachers

• Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by UCR Extension.
• Communicate teaching objectives and specific learning outcomes to students, and clearly outline the grading policies to the course.
• Work in conjunction with collaborative partners and subject matter experts in order to ensure that course information is current.
• Participate in scheduled orientations, meetings, and mandatory training programs by UCR’s established deadlines.
• Maintain timely and accurate academic records within the learning management system and submit timely and accurate documentation as outlined in the instructional agreement.
• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct.
Minimum Requirements:
• Must have access to the internet, a personal computer/laptop, and ability to teach online.
• Advanced degree in Education or a related field, or equivalent experience.
• Five years of related work experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Ability to provide instruction online and in-person.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with Canvas learning platform.
• Experience teaching adult learners.
• Experience with curriculum development and course design.
• Bilingual English/Spanish.
• Ability to teach a wide range of courses in field of expertise.
• Commitment to diversity and the University’s mission.

Application Information:
To apply please visit This is a continuous recruitment. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. Interview process includes a teaching demonstration. For more information about UCR Extension, please visit

Employment Information:
Instructional agreements are made on a course-by-course basis at the discretion of the University with no guarantee to teach future courses. This part-time position has no benefits but participates in the University of California Defined Contribution Plan. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)