Why become a Udacity Instructor?
Impact the careers and lives of thousands of students in 160+ countries.
Work when you want, where you want. Instructors spend 15-20 hours per week on average developing content, and 90% of that work is completed remotely.
Join a network of Udacity instructors from prominent start-ups and Silicon Valley giants, and market yourself as an industry expert to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 Enterprise companies
Instructors create courses that elevate the careers of professionals across the globe, improving thousands of lives and families.
Click Instructor Interest Form. Then Create a Udacity Account, and submit your interest using the form. You will be contacted directly for further assessment if there is an opportunity available.
There are currently two types of Udacity Instructors. Each type differs based on the work you are being contracted for, the time commitment required for developing that work, the compensation you’ll receive, and the support you’ll receive from Udacity’s pedagogical experts while completing the work. The two different types of Instructors are:
Udacity partners with Instructors who are:
Instructor candidates are identified based on their professional experience and field expertise. Thereafter, Instructors are selected to contract with Udacity based on a work sample they submit.
Yes! Udacity partners with individuals from a wide variety of professional experience. Historically, some of our best Instructors have included individuals with no prior teaching experience. The most important qualities an Instructor can bring are specialized field knowledge, passion and openness to feedback. Any pedagogical guidance needed is provided by Udacity’s robust support team.
Absolutely! We work with Instructors that have a wide spectrum of educational experience: industry specialists, professors, book authors, and more. It’s not necessary to have on-camera nor online teaching experience to be a successful Udacity Instructor. Our Production team will provide all the on-camera support you need!
Yes. All Instructors are compensated for their work. Compensation is based on an individual Instructor’s experience and the type of Instructorship contract they sign (out of the two available options - see above).
Instructors commonly work on course development during weekdays and on weekends. These hours are done remotely, and spent in a combination of remote course development time and in meetings with Udacity’s curriculum development team completed during the week and on weekends.
You will work closely with a number of Udacity teams throughout the course development process. These teams will support you with expertise in program management, curriculum design, pedagogy, and video production.
Because students’ experience of lessons, quizzes, videos and projects is completely self-paced, all Udacity courses are pre-recorded.
Generally, Udacity contracts one instructor for developing one Nanodegree course only. That being said, we are open to Instructors partnering with a second Instructor if additional expertise is needed. We also have contracted Instructors to build two courses, but we prefer to start with contracting Instructors for one course first before moving forward with developing a second course.
Course content is created by Instructors. Udacity looks to Instructors as industry practitioners to determine student learning objectives, course outlines and technical content, and Udacity applies its pedagogical expertise, market intelligence, and quality assurance to the final product.
Unfortunately, no. Udacity is committed to providing world-class, original educational content to our global community of students. As a general rule, Udacity discourages the use of third-party content in coursework unless (1) the content is necessary for the completion of the course, and (2) you have obtained permission from the rights holder.