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Course Developers (Part-Time), Professional and Continuing Education – Engineering, Construction & Sustainability

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School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Course Developers (Part-Time), Professional and Continuing Education – Engineering, Construction & Sustainability

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. 

UW Continuum College (UWC2) has a range of outstanding opportunities for part-time course developers who will provide subject matter expertise and create/revise content for new or existing Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) Engineering, Construction & Sustainability non-credit Certificate programs. The Course Developer works with an instructional designer, program manager, and video production specialist to create content that is relevant to adult learners seeking to expand skills and accelerate their careers. In some cases, the developer will create a curriculum map, which provides a high-level outline of the program. In other cases, a curriculum map will already be in place and the role is focused on building the content of each lesson.  


The pay range for these positions is $25-100 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Length of assignments and shifts vary depending on specific staffing needs of individual courses and programs. 


Professional and Continuing Education Course Developers may do some, or all, of the following… 

  • Collaborate with the design team and other subject matter experts, to create high quality course curriculum that aligns with the intended format of the course. Content includes: 

  • Readings and external resources 

  • Assessments (quizzes, knowledge checks, exams, projects) 

  • Activities 

  • Slide Presentations with notes 

  • Scripts and Video and/or audio recording (if asynchronous online format) 

  • Collaborate with the design team and other content developers, contribute to the creation of teaching notes to help orient future instructors to the content. 

  • Complete all deliverables on time as outlined in the contract and statement of work 

  • Respond to feedback from UWC² staff and other instructors or advisory board members 

  • Participate in an initial project kick-off and/or scoping meeting 

  • Participate in check-in meetings as needed (may be in-person or virtual) 

Most course development projects take place over a six-month period. Information on PCE Engineering, Construction & Sustainability, programs may be found at    

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



  • Minimum 5 years of experience relevant to course subject matter. 

  • Flexible individual who is open to new and innovative ways of delivering educational experiences beyond a traditional classroom format. 

  • Ability, and desire, to work with individuals from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.  

  • Legal authorization to work and receive compensation in the United States. 


  • Prior teaching experience, particularly with adult learners. 

  • Prior experience teaching/presenting in an online environment. 


To apply to be a Course Developer for a PCE Engineering, Construction & Sustainability course, please submit the following: 

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. At the top of the cover letter, please identify the specific program(s) and/or course(s) you are interested in supporting (see Applications that do not contain this information, called out clearly at the top of the cover letter, will not be considered.   

  • Resume or CV 

  • Names and contact information of three references. [optional] 

  • A link to a professional webpage, Google scholar page (if applicable), and Github profile (if applicable). [optional] 

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

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Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

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