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Instructor (Part-Time), International Specialized Programs - Business Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Program

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School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Instructor (Part-Time), International Specialized Programs - Business Entrepreneurship for Sustainability Program

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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 an outstanding opportunity for a part-time instructor in the Ritsumeikan University Business Entrepreneurship for Sustainability customized study abroad program for undergraduate students from Ritsumeikan University in Japan. One instructor is needed to teach a customized course during Spring Quarter 2024. Classes for the course will be taught in-person on the UW Seattle campus.   

The pay range for this position is $750-1500 per CEU*, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The course is 5.0 CEUs. Specific appointment type of instructor or co-instructor will be assigned based on programmatic need. *Continuing Education Credits (CEU) information for individual courses may be found on our website at

This program is hiring an instructor for the following course:  

Introduction to Sustainability  

March 25 through June 7, 2024 - Mon, Wed 9:30-10:50, & Fri 9:30-11:50* 

*Class meeting times may be slightly flexible after all program instructors and classroom locations are determined. If you have a slight time conflict, please apply. 

During this introduction to environmental sustainability students will prepare for the intensive capstone with the fundamental concepts needed to understand sustainable business. Students will conduct a variety of sustainability experiments while exploring the key components of sustainability. We will look critically at principles and practices of sustainability. We will examine how it fits into a vision of a sustainable future for individuals, communities, and business within the limits of the environment and

The instructor for this course is expected to do the following:  

  • Prepare a course syllabus in advance of the course start date (template provided)  
  • Make relevant additions and adjustments to the course's curriculum plan  
  • Ensure that lesson plans and presentation materials are updated to reflect current best practices  
  • Teach all class sessions at the scheduled time  
  • Respond to student inquiries and provide feedback on student assignments in a timely manner    
  • Coordinate with other program instructors and the Program Manager in the program, to ensure curriculum continuity across courses  
  • Adapt instructional techniques based on feedback from students and the Program Manager, and implement sound pedagogical practices  
  • Complete instructor onboarding, relevant learning technology training, and other training as needed  
  • Observe FERPA, HIPAA, and other privacy laws and policies.  

See more about our customized international programs at the following link:  

UWC2 Extension Lecturers / Instructors are Academic Staff, not faculty. This is a part-time, temporary position.   


Minimum qualifications   

  • Master’s degree in a related topic  
  • Proven awareness of or experience with incorporating DEI and environmental social justice into business tactics   

Desired Qualifications  

  • MBA or similar business degree  
  • Experience teaching non-English speaking students 
  • Professional experience in the sustainable business field 


To apply, please submit the following:   

  • Cover Letter. The letter should speak to your qualifications for the position both in terms of interest in addressing this population of students and the course content.
  • Resume or CV  

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs. Applications received by December 31, 2023, will receive priority consideration. 

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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

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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