Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Enjoy a fully remote summer of professional education at the Silicon Valley Campus and the re-emergence of in-person courses in September. Visit our COVID update page.


Teach at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension

"Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions."

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Join Our Instructor Team

Make a difference in the lives of people who are actively seeking to improve their future.

When you teach for UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, you are working closely with a diverse community of adults who are committed to building their professional skills, advancing their careers, and contributing to the regional workforce. You are bringing your expertise, your passion, and your vision to the next generation of professionals.

You're also joining an amazingly talented community of professionals working at an accredited institution with a legacy of more than 50 years of personalized classroom experience for every stage of a career. We specialize in teaching practical skills, theory, and best practices that inspire students to quickly move ahead in their careers and change the world.

  • 350+ courses
  • 26 certificate programs
  • 16 short program specializations
  • 247 instructors
  • Local and global student population
  • Live-online classrooms via Zoom and online, self-directed programs.
    We look forward to resuming on-site teaching in Santa Clara, CA as soon as safely possible.

Work Authorization

Due to the part-time nature of our instructor positions, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension is unable to sponsor visa/work permits or hire individuals who are on F, J, or H sponsored visas.


Current Instructor Openings

We are currently reviewing applications for the positions below. These are part-time, non-tenure-track, academic teaching appointments. We hire based on course section demand.

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    A course in the AI Series Program
    Course to be designed





Open call for teaching applicants

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension is always interested in hearing from qualified industry professionals interested in teaching an existing course or a new topic in high demand. These are part-time, non-tenure-track, academic teaching appointments. We hire based on course section demand.

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