Part-Time Mandarin Educator University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF07319
Geffen Academy Educators approach teaching as an intellectual profession, one in which knowledge is not only transmitted but created. Geffen Academy teachers possess a sophisticated and reflective understanding of their discipline and a record of achievement which demonstrates their ability to utilize and contribute to the robust connections we have with UCLA, a world-class research institution. Teachers' innovation is guided by our school's mission to prioritize proven educational practices while also recognizing that teaching is a complex intellectual endeavor that defies rigid codification. We are committed to a humane working environment and also recognize that teaching goes beyond the life of the mind. Geffen Academy teachers seek to create trusting and caring relationships with their students and with their larger community.
Summary: Under the direction of the World Languages and Cultures department chair at Geffen Academy and the relevant division director, the part-time Mandarin Educator will be responsible for the delivery of an excellent program of secondary school instruction, including participation in the creation of a course of study, offering instruction to the Geffen Academy's students in as many as 3 courses each term, and participating in the life of the Academy in a robust and fully engaged manner. This is a bargaining unit covered position.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with other Educators in creation of an Academy program that meets the needs and interests of Geffen Academy's students.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, collaborate with relevant UCLA faculty in devising programs that enable Geffen Academy's students to take advantage of the school's relationship with a research university operating at the cutting edge of knowledge creation.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, evaluate and choose books, digital materials, experiential opportunities such as museum visits and theatrical performances, and other academic resources.
Communicate information about student progress to relevant student services colleagues, including but not limited to Department Head, Dean of Students, Academic Advising and College Guidance staff, Academic Coordinator(s), Registrar, Student Counselors, and the Athletics team.
Participate in department representation at parent evenings and recruitment events, and other school-wide events as required.
Participate in department meetings, curriculum planning team meetings, and committee work as directed.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, participate in interdisciplinary instructional programs.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, serve as instructors/mentors/advisers of students' independent projects.
Consistent with Academy leadership's direction, engage in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, orient new Educators and establish appropriate mentoring relationships.
Consistent with department leadership's direction, participate in continuing professional development activities.
Be available to provide proper coverage of instructional work for both scheduled and unscheduled absences of colleagues.
Be available to students and parents for any and all department related issues.
Adhere to Geffen Academy and the University of California applicable policies, procedures, and established protocols. Read and adhere to the school norms, protocols and requirements as outlined in the school handbooks.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction jeid-9fa590126dd6704282d284a5076ee7f4
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.