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Train the next generation of tech students as a Udacity Instructor

Why Become an Instructor?

Train students in 160+ countries and improve thousands of lives and families across the globe.
Design your work around your life and develop a course when you want, where you want.
Join a network of industry leaders and market yourself as an expert to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.

Who Instructors Are

Udacity Instructors are established industry professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies who have demonstrated leadership and expertise in cutting-edge tech fields. Here's what they bring to our courses:

Industry Leaders

  • 5+ years of demonstrated field expertise
  • Ability to build intentional, engaging, effective and relevant course content
  • Passion for their field

Committed Educators

  • Ability to break down concepts for new learners
  • 1+ years of education or teaching experience
  • Available to work 15-20 hours per week

Impact-Driven Learners

  • Effective time management skills
  • Growth mindset and eager to receive feedback
  • Team player with a desire to give back

Sound like you? Scroll down for details about getting involved.
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What Instructors Do

Thrive in an immersive course development experience that combines industry visionaries with our team of instructional design and pedagogical experts.


How to get Involved

1. Submit your Interest

Visit the Instructor Opportunity Portal to apply, and we will contact you if an opportunity is available.

2. Showcase your Skills (Highly Recommended)

All candidates are asked to submit a Teaching Sample, which is a pre-recorded lesson that helps our team evaluate for teaching ability and expertise.

3. Launch Development

Instructors will be pre-approved for contracting to a future program. Once a program becomes available that is a good match to the Instructor's expertise, Udacity will reach out to the Instructor to begin the contracting process and kick-off course development! Development begins with one week of onboarding, and thereafter launches into course content creation alongside Udacity's Content Team.

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We partner with instructors who believe in the power of education and want to help drive the workforce's skills in the jobs of the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What opportunities are available?
  • How are Instructors selected?
  • I’ve never taught before. Should I still apply to become an instructor?
  • I've never taught on camera. Is Udacity for me?
  • Are Instructors paid?
  • When do Instructors work?
  • Does Udacity provide support for Instructors?
  • Are Udacity courses live or pre-recorded?
  • Can I partner with a second Instructor or build two courses?
  • Do Instructors have influence over course design?