Computer Programming Online Faculty
University of the People
United States

Computer Programming Online Faculty

Would you like to take part in making higher education affordable and accessible to all qualified students? University of the People ( is a non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online university that serves students who might otherwise be barred from a college education by reason of finances, geography, culture, work, family, and/or politics. It targets students in underdeveloped countries, particularly in Africa and South Asia. The university currently offers undergraduate programs in business administration, health science and computer science as well as an MBA program. 

If you would like to share your expertise with students eager to improve their life circumstances, if you are intrigued by the increasing impact of online instruction, if you would like to gain online teaching resume building experience with a growing institution, and you would like to take part in realizing the mission of UoPeople to open the gates of higher education to every qualified student, please join us! 

The university has an immediate need for instructors to teach our Python/Java programming course. 

Positions are filled continuously and only candidates that are a match will be contacted. Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications and are hired will be added to the faculty pool and will be considered for relevant courses as they become available. The university pays a small honorarium of between $350 to $950 USD honorarium fee per course. 

Position Description:

UoPeople instructors must make a weekly commitment of responding to student emails and messages, posting discussion questions, engaging with students, grading learning journals, and reviewing peer assessments. Course instructors teach designated courses within their area of specialty using Moodle. Each UoPeople course is nine weeks. Instructors must be able to teach in an online world and understand the needs of a very diverse student population. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Be able to check in on courses frequently, but at a minimum once every 48 hours.
  • Communicate effectively with diverse student populations and global administration.
  • Convey subject matter expertise in online classes.
  • Regularly check in with the Director of Faculty Affairs regarding any course issues.
  • Monitor course grades and finalize grades as needed.
  • Must be sensitive to a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Online teaching experience, preferably with Moodle.
  • A minimum of a master's degree; candidates with Ph.D. degrees are preferable.
  • Expertise in the subject area of the course.
  • Appreciation of a diverse student population, representing the full spectrum of cultural, political, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds.
  • Instructors teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level must possess a Master's degree in the assigned general education subject field or have a Master's degree and 18 semester hours in the general education subject field.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter of application discussing relevant experience accompanied by a resume to 



Michael HR University of the People 

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 University of the People (UoPeople) is the world's first non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online academic institution dedicated to opening access to higher education globally for all qualified individuals, despite financial, geographical or societal constraints. In February 2014 UoPeople received accreditation from the Distance and Education Accreditation Commission, a U.S. Department of Education authorized accrediting agency. Founded in 2009, UoPeople has partnered with Yale Law School ISP for research, New York University (NYU) to accept students one year after studying at the University, and UC Berkeley to enable UoPeople associate degree graduates to apply to complete their bachelor's degree at Berkeley.

UoPeople is affiliated with UNESCO and the Clinton Global Initiative, and its corporate partnerships include Microsoft for scholarships, internships and mentoring and Hewlett-Packard (HP), for providing students with internship opportunities. The University President's Council is Chaired by John Sexton, former President at New York University, and includes other high profile academics such as Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor at UC Berkeley, Sir Colin Lucas, Vice Chancellor Emeritus at University of Oxford, Torsten Wiesel, Nobel Prize winner and President Emeritus at The Rockefeller University, and Martha Kanter, former U.S. Under Secretary of Education, who are all part of the army of 6000 volunteers running UoPeople. UoPeople offers undergraduate programs in Business Administration, Health Science and Computer Science as well as an MBA. To date, more than 10,199 students from over 200 countries have been admitted. Of students polled consecutively each term, 95% would recommend UoPeople to their friends. 

Click here to view UoPeople President Shai Reshef's TED Talk on tuition-free, online, higher education with UoPeople:



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University of the People

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