Skip to Content

Current job openings at UC San Diego Extension:

A Message from the Dean


If you’re looking for a career that allows you to be at the front end of what's happening in the community and what's happening in the next generation workplace, there's no better place to work than University Extension. Our mission is to engage broadly across industries within the for-profit, not-for-profit, leadership development and academic practice community.
We’re an ever-changing education and public programs provider responding to the trends shaping the future of San Diego and our global community. 
Extension’s modest but versatile staff of 200 excels by creating an exciting environment populated with important ideas, cutting-edge initiatives and industry innovators. There are no small jobs at UC San Diego Extension; our objectives are too urgent/visionary for that.
Whether your interest lies in health care, arts and humanities, human resources, technology or pre-college education, you’re going to be in a hub for community education and professional education that’s designed to be transformative. 
If you’re looking for a career in which you can make a difference, you want to work with us. 
If you’re interested in helping people develop the skills our community needs to succeed in the new economy, you want to work with us.
If you believe in promoting education as a tool for change, make your career with us as we develop programming that spans the spectrum from outreach to first-generation, underrepresented elementary school students to training of C-suite executives. UC San Diego strives to be an integral part of the future of our region, and so can you.

Dean Mary Walshok

UC San Diego Extension Facts and Figures

  • Fully self-supporting, operating year-round, with a budget of $47 million annually
  • More than 200 academic, staff, management, executive and career positions
  • Retains teaching cohort of 1,000 instructors, who are largely working professionals, and nearly 1,500 industry advisors who collaborate on cutting-edge programming ranging from foreign language to 5G technology
  • Managing the dynamic, new downtown center for UC San Diego in the heart of East Village (set to open in 2021)
  • Supports a robust online learning platform, operating 24/7 with web-casting and video-conferencing capability
  • Handles more than 100,000 enrollment transactions annually
  • Operates two award-winning academic television stations — University of California Television (UCTV) and University of California San Diego Television (UCSD-TV) dedicated to sharing the vast knowledge of faculty throughout the University of California system
  • Actively working in federal, state, local, and private research initiatives
  • Built a first-of-its-kind Income Share Agreement with San Diego Workforce Partnership dedicated to helping unemployed and underrepresented individuals break into technology careers

Want to teach for us?

Inside Extension

" As the Program Manager for Osher, working with an active and vibrant 55+ community has been really inspiring. It opened my eyes to how valuable this type of community is to the health and well-being of older adults. This is the kind of mental and physical stimulation that enhances life at any age. "
-Amy Patterson, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 6 years with Extension