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Law in International Business Instructor
UCLA Extension is considered one of the top programs of its kind, offering to more than 35,000 students per year approximately 4,500 classes and non-degree certificate programs to meet the professional development, continuing education and personal enrichment needs of the full spectrum of nontraditional students as well as companies and organizations throughout and beyond the Los Angeles region.
This course introduces international business law through an examination of "real world" case studies and contemporary legal problems via a nontechnical approach to the law. Topics include legal rules, contracts, international arbitration, and the impact of nationalism and cultural attitudes on law and international affairs; regulation of international trade; protection of intellectual property, trademarks, and patents; and the legal ramifications of regional and economically integrated trade organizations, including the World Trade Organization and other multinational trade bodies.
A teaching position is now available for a Law in International Business course. Qualified applicants possessing current knowledge and teaching experience in the following topic area(s) are encouraged to apply:
- International business law
- International legal rules, contracts, international arbitration
- Nationalism and cultural attitudes' impact on law and international affairs
- Regulation of international trade
- Intellectual property, trademarks, and patents
- Legal ramifications of trade organizations including World Trade Organization
This course is delivered IN PERSON. Candidates must be available to teach in person in Los Angeles.
- Develop and/or update course syllabus in consultation with the UCLA Extension Program Director as assigned using approved syllabus template
- Prepare and deliver course materials and learning assessments in assigned format (in-person, online or hybrid)
- Utilize the Canvas Learning Management System as the course support platform for in-person courses and as the delivery platform for online and hybrid courses
- 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 to the transcript system in a timely manner no later than 2 weeks after the last date of course meeting
- Respond to student questions and learning needs in a timely manner
- Communicate with Program Director, Program Representatives and Online Course Managers in a timely manner
- Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in the field of practice
- Participate in required orientations and instructor training programs
- Complete required administrative tasks in a timely manner including: completing all hiring paperwork; submitting updated quarterly syllabus; posting bio and photo on the UCLA Extension website; signing quarterly contract; ordering required texts; communicating AV and classroom needs.
- Employ culturally competent teaching methodologies in the classroom inclusive of both domestic and international student populations
- Respond to student inquiries about final grades and consult with Program Director as needed
- Allow students to review their final exams/papers for up to 13 months following the last class session
- Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge to students and leverage additional resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (i.e. make arrangements for guest speakers, 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
General Employment Information:
Employment as a UCLA Extension Instructor is dictated by contract terms and conditions. Please take the time to read the UCLA Extension Instructor Employment Policies.
For information on UCLA Extension instructor benefits, please visit Pay, Benefits, & Privileges.
Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (AEDI) is one of UCLA Extension's guiding principles. We strive to extend access to UCLA, our programs, and services to underrepresented communities and populations, while serving as a model organization for AEDI in the field of continuing higher education. Committed to attracting and retaining diverse staff & instructors, UCLA Extension welcomes your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. Please visit our website dedicated to our AEDI efforts as an organization: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion @ UNEX.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
- Advanced degree from an accredited institution
- Current knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in subject area
- Must be committed to the highest level of academic standards and integrity
- Highly effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information
- Highly effective interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) the use of instructional technology and online teaching tools
- Current participation in professional associations
- Comfort in dealing with international professionals and students
- Experience designing/revising curriculum and measuring student performance (PREFERRED)
- College-level teaching experience (or the corporate equivalent) (PREFERRED)
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