Institution: University of the People
Are you intrigued by the growing impact of online instruction? Would you like to gain online course development and teaching experience with a growing institution? Would you like to share your expertise with students eager to improve their life circumstances?
University of the People (UoPeople) is a tuition-free, accredited online university that serves students who might otherwise be barred from a college education by reason of geography, culture, work, family, and/or finances.
The university has an immediate need for bilingual Arabic/English course developers for the following introductory college level areas/courses:
- Humanities - Introduction to Philosophy
- Social and Behavioral Sciences - Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology
- Mathematics - Introduction to Statistics
- Natural Sciences and Technology - Introduction to Biology
- Writing - Composition, Communications, and/or Technical Writing
Position Description and Responsibilities:
Works closely with the Program Director and Instructional Designer and is responsible for the design, development, assessment, and evaluation of courses. Specifically, through:
- Analysis of initial requirements, content and target audience to identify appropriate instructional strategies and define learning outcomes.
- Selection of appropriate reading materials - Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or approved eBooks.
- Development of learning activities.
- Creation of online assessment tasks and assessment criteria.
- Preparation of instructions to assist future instructors.
- Creation of required documentation for the course review committee.
- A minimum of a master's degree; candidates with PhD degrees are advantageous, but this is not a requirement.
- Experience of developing, designing, and/or consulting on the development of course/s.
- Previous instructional experience and willingness to instruct the course when offered.
- Appreciation of a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.
- Experience and proficiency with Moodle is a plus.
- Expertise with using Modern Standard Arabic.
- Fluent in Arabic and English
How to Apply: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter discussing relevant experience accompanied by a resume to email@example.com
University of the People (UoPeople) is the Education Revolution. It is the first non-profit, tuition-free, American accredited online university. Dedicated to opening access to higher education globally, UoPeople is designed to help qualified high school graduates overcome financial, geographic, political, and personal constraints keeping them from collegiate studies. The university offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, computer science, and health science as well as master’s degree programs in business administration and education. UoPeople was founded in 2009 and accredited in February 2014. Today, it has over 17,000 students enrolled from more than 200 countries and territories. 1,000 of these students are refugees, of whom 600 are Syrian.
UNESCO estimates that, by the year 2025, there will be nearly 100 million young people seeking seats in universities that don’t exist. UoPeople is an essential part of avoiding such a tragic missed opportunity for would-be students. The university believes that access to higher education can promote world peace and global economic development. As a basic right, higher education can transform not only the lives of students, but also their families’ lives, their communities, their nations and, by extension, the world.
The university is directed by President Shai Reshef, an education entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience, and by distinguished international boards of trustees and advisors. Its President’s Council is led by current and former leadership from several of the world’s foremost institutions, including: John Sexton, President Emeritus of NYU; George Rupp, President Emeritus of Columbia University; Catharine Bond Hill, President Emerita of Vassar College; Nicholas Dirks, former chancellor of UC Berkeley; Judith Shapiro, President Emerita of Barnard College, and Nobel Laureate Torsten N. Wiesel, President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University. More than 7,000 professionals have volunteered for the university, including those filling key UoPeople leadership positions.
UoPeople has academic partnerships with NYU, the University of Edinburgh, and UC Berkeley, where qualified UoPeople students may apply to transfer and continue studies. 92% of UoPeople graduates are employed, including at such companies as Amazon, Apple, Dell, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, and JP Morgan, as well as institutions such as the UN and the World Bank.
UoPeople is supported by the generosity of individuals and foundations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Foundation Hoffmann, The Ford Foundation, and more. UoPeople has been covered by the New York Times, BBC, NPR, Times Higher Education, US News and World Report, and more. President Reshef’s TED Talk about the university and its mission has over 5.5 million views.
UoPeople is building a sustainable new model for higher education, in which students are asked to pay only a $100 assessment fee at the end of each course ($200 in the MBA & the MEd). One year of study (10 courses) costs $1,000, and a four-year bachelor’s degree is only $4,000. For students who might find even these modest fees prohibitive, the university offers a variety of scholarships, to fulfill the part of its mission that no qualified student will be left behind for financial reasons.
Click here to view UoPeople President Shai Reshef's TED Talk on tuition-free, online, higher education with UoPeople.
UoPeople is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants who share its values of quality, opportunity and access and who are representative of its diverse student body. More information about the institution can be found at http://www.uopeople.edu.