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Part-time Instructor - Paralegal Certificate Program Course

Company name

University of California, Irvine

Organization Type


Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Nov 04, 2021

Valid Through

Feb 17, 2022

Posted on

Feb 23, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Irvine, CA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Part-time Instructor - Paralegal Certificate Program Course
The candidate will teach in the area of Pre-Trial, Trial & Post-Trial Procedures. Will develop and/or update course syllabi in consultation with the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) Program Director as assigned and using approved syllabus template. Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in the assigned format (evening, daytime, online or hybrid). Prepare video recorded lectures and/or PowerPoint style presentations with audio, forum discussions, and webinars, among other things. 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 by set deadlines. Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner. Handle student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program 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 the University. Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated syllabus; submitting course handouts; signing quarterly instructor contract; submitting required textbook orders; 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, off-site property tours, 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.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. or paralegal degree from an accredited institution, or paralegal certificate. Extensive background and current work experience in the legal field is required. Must have 5+ years of professional work experience in the legal field. Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area is required. Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance is preferred. College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent) is desired. Experience teaching online is an asset. Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity. Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools is required. Current participation in professional associations is needed. Comfort in dealing with working professionals is a must.

Application Deadline: March 4, 2022.

Additional info

Job #: JPF06592. Submit most recently updated CV with 3-5 references (contact information only).

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
University of California, Irvine
120 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3180

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