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Instructor (Part-Time), Certificate in Storytelling & Content Strategy

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School / Campus / College: Continuum College

Organization: Continuum College

Title: Instructor (Part-Time), Certificate in Storytelling & Content Strategy

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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 (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives.  We are focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment, and time constraints, increasing access to education for more people. By looking ahead and innovating, we are 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 instructor in Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) Certificate in Storytelling & Content Strategy specifically for Strategic Content: Designing for the User Experience which is taught in autumn quarter. Instructors serve a key role in certificate programs, engaging with students, serving as subject matter experts, presenting learning content, and assessing whether learners have achieved course competencies. PCE students consistently say that the instructor is the single most important element of their course. 

Professional and Continuing Education Instructors... 

  • Teach to a set curriculum plan with clear learning outcomes and competencies 
  • Prepare a course syllabus in advance of the course start date (templates provided) 
  • Ensure that lesson plans and presentation materials for the full course are relevant and current 
  • 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 instructors in the certificate 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. 
  • Participate in 1-2 instructor meetings and information sessions per year 

PCE courses are generally 10 weeks in duration and align with the UW academic quarter calendar. Information on the Professional and Continuing Education Certificate in Storytelling & Content Strategy may be found at

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




  • Minimum 5 years of experience in content strategy including knowledge of the relationship between content, SEO and UX 
  • Bachelor’s degree  
  • 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. 


  • Prior teaching or mentoring experience, particularly with adult learners. 
  • Prior experience teaching/presenting in an online environment. 


To apply to be an Instructor for Strategic Content: Designing for the User Experience, please submit the following: 

  • A cover letter describing your areas of interest and expertise. Please identify the specific course(s) you are interested in teaching (see 
  • Resume or CV 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and review of applications will occur intermittently dependent on program needs. Applications received by August 7, 2022, will receive priority consideration. 

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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.

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