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Educational Therapy Instructor

Application Window

Open date: May 4th, 2021

Last review date: Tuesday, May 18, 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: Thursday, Mar 31, 2022 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

Educational Therapy 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. 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. This is a continuous recruitment for part-time instructors to teach courses in Extension’s Professional Certificate in Educational Therapy to adult learners. This program provides students tools to understand learning challenges, and create and implement individualized treatment plans. This certificate program resides in the Department of Education Programs. Courses are 7-10 weeks in length, average 4 teaching hours per week, and are offered synchronously online. Courses are typically scheduled evenings after 5pm, Monday – Friday, and occasionally on Saturday. Courses include:

Understanding Learning Differences
Psychology of Human Learning
Principles of Educational Therapy
Techniques of Educational Therapy: Part I Academic and Content Areas
Techniques of Educational Therapy: Part II
Advanced Educational Assessment (Formerly Advanced Psychoeducational Assessment and Evaluation)
Assessment for Education Therapists: Practicum

• Provide instruction in accordance with the established instructional agreement, curriculum outlines and class schedule provided by University 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:
• Ability to provide instruction online.
• Advanced degree in Education, Curriculum Development, or a related field, or equivalent experience. Five years of related work experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Authorization to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A clear, unexpired, valid, CA Education Specialist credential
• Experience with Canvas learning platform.
• Experience teaching adult learners.
• Experience with curriculum development and course design.
• 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 may include 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 and is not eligible for 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 required (contact information only)

Job location

Riverside, CA