Instructors for Computer Science program - Volunteer

University of the People
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University of the People (UoPeople), a non-profit dedicated to opening access to higher education is currently seeking Volunteer Instructors to teach in our undergraduate Computer Science program.

Your service as a Volunteer Instructor will support UoPeople’s global mission to offer affordable, quality, online, degree-granting educational programs to any qualified student. Instructors should plan for a weekly commitment of around 15 hours of volunteering for the duration of the nine-week UoPeople term. The University will issue modest honorariums to Volunteer Instructors in undergraduate programs that range from $350 – 500 USD per course in appreciation for their generous contributions toward our mission.

Position Description:

UoPeople Volunteer Instructors must make a weekly commitment of about 15 hours to course-related activities, which consist of responding to student emails and messages, posting discussion questions, engaging with students, grading learning journals, and reviewing peer assessments. Each UoPeople course is nine weeks long and is taught fully online in the learning management system. Instructors must be able to teach in an online world and understand the needs of a very diverse student population.


Please review the Computer Science undergraduate curriculum here:

University of the People is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Devote approximately 15 hours per course per week.
  • Maintain an instructor presence in the course with frequent check-ins and responsiveness to students.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse student populations and an international administration.
  • Teach course subject matter to ensure every student can master of learning outcomes.
  • Regularly check in with Faculty Affairs administrators regarding any course issues.
  • Monitor course grades and finalize grades by deadlines.
  • Model sensitivity to a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socio-economic and religious backgrounds.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Online teaching experience using a learning management system is preferred.
  • A minimum of master's degree with a Ph.D. preferred in the discipline.
  • Instructors may also teach undergraduate general education courses with a Master's degree in the assigned area, or have a Master's degree and 18 semester hours in the discipline.
  • Expertise in the subject area of the course.


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