Instructors in Global Business
University of Washington
United States

Global Business Certificate, Part-Time Instructors

Position Overview

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Global Business Certificate, Part-Time Instructors

Position Details

Position Description

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

UW Continuum College expands the reach of the University of Washington by delivering educational programs that meet the needs of learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.

UWC2 has occasional opportunities for part-time instructors in the Global Business Certificate program. Instructors serve in a key role in our program, engaging with students, serving as subject matter experts, presenting learning content, and assessing whether learners have achieved course competencies. Our students consistently tell us that the instructors are the single most important element of their course.

The Global Business Certificate is a nine-month non-credit program for international students, professionals, and future business leaders, designed to help them quickly develop business skills, expertise, and big picture business strategies essential in the global workplace. The Global Business Certificate is offered as 10-week courses and align with the UW academic quarter calendar.

Individual instructors teach for one to three weeks during each course. Instructors are typically assigned to just a single course:

  • Quarter 1: Foundations of Global Business (Autumn and Spring)
  • Quarter 2: Global Marketing (Winter and Summer)
  • Quarter 3: Project Management (Autumn and Spring)

Global Business Certificate Instructors...

  • Work with the course’s Lead Instructor and other instructors (when relevant) to update course materials
  • Provide current, engaging, and relevant instruction in their area of expertise to students entering the global business field
  • Follow the provided grade rubric for consistency across instructors
  • Submit a syllabus to the Lead Instructor and Program Manager by the deadline provided
  • Attend all instructor meetings convened by the course’s Lead Instructor or Program Manager (can be attended remotely through Zoom or other available platform, if necessary)
  • Upload course materials directly to the course Canvas page
  • Mark daily attendance in course Canvas page
  • Provide feedback to students on individual and team assignments
  • Submit final module grades in Canvas by first Tuesday after week of instruction

In addition, Instructors are expected to:

  • Complete a one-time “Teaching at UW PCE” instructor training course in Canvas before teaching
  • Be open to having a class observation by the Program Manager or Program Director upon request.
  • Communicate promptly with the Program Manager and/or Lead Instructor regarding any issues of concern
  • Be available to instruct course daily for 3 to 3.5 hours (15.5 hours a week total, except in the shorter summer quarter when class meets for 17.5 hours a week). Morning classes meet from 9:00-12:00 or 12:30, and afternoon classes meet from 1:00-4:00 or 4:30. Class times are determined by the Program Manager.

UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructors are Academic Staff, not faculty. These are part-time, temporary positions.



  • Minimum five years of professional experience relevant to the course topics.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability, and desire, to successfully work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Willingness to teach with minimal supervision while maintaining high standards of professionalism, punctuality, and content relevance for diverse adult students.
  • Legal authorization to work and receive compensation in the United States.


  • Experience using Canvas LMS for posting class materials and tracking attendance and submitting final grades
  • Prior experience using Zoom or equivalent online meeting tools.
  • Prior teaching or mentoring experience, particularly with international adult learners.


To apply to teach a Global Business Certificate course, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise
  • Resume or CV
  • Names and contact information of three references. [optional]

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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