Build With Udacity

Train the next generation of tech students as a Udacity Instructor

Why Become an Instructor?


Train the next generation of tech leaders 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.

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How it Works

Who Udacity Instructors are

Udacity Instructors are established industry professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies with demonstrated leadership and expertise in rapidly-growing tech fields. Instructors help drive the workforce's skills in the jobs of the future by building courses with Udacity, and sharing their practioner-level skills with learners across the globe.

What Udacity Instructors do

Instructors develop content with Udacity over 2-3 months using "Backwards Design" methodology. Instructors spend on average fifteen to twenty hours per week creating lessons, videos, projects, quizzes and student self-assessments. Instructors are guided by Udacity teams during this process who function as thought partners and resources to Instructors.

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How to Get Involved

1. Submit your Interest

Submitting your interest is easy. Visit the Instructor Interest Form by first creating a Udacity account. Then, the complete required fields on the form and click "Submit" when finished. Udacity hires Instructors who are passionate about teaching and their field, so inspire us! You will be contacted if an opportunity is available.

2. Showcase your Skills
If an opportunity is available that fits your expertise, you will be invited to interview with Udacity's team and present a work sample. Candidates who are excited about getting involved, have time available to commit, and submit a high-quality presentation will be offered a contract for hire.

3. Begin Course Development
Instructors kick off course development on their agreed-upon start date with one week of onboarding. Instructors then start building projects, lessons, videos and more in partnership with Udacity's Content Team until their course is completed.

Join Us

Udacity partners with instructors who are passionate about their field, believe in the power of education, and want to share their expertise with learners across the globe. If that sounds like you, get in touch!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What opportunities are available?

    Udacity Instructors are contracted for different types of work, some of which include:

    • Developing one full course
    • Advising on a Course Outline or Nanodegree Design
    • Building a course project
    • Completing content maintenance on or a refresh for an existing course
  • What experience should Udacity Instructors have?

    Udacity partners with Instructors who are:

    • Subject matter specialists and thought leaders in their field
    • Committed to student success
    • Passionate about education
    • Dependable for delivering high-quality student projects on time
    • Life-long learners that are open to feedback and dedicated to personal and professional growth
  • How are Instructors selected?

    Instructors are selected based on:

    1) Record of professional experience and demonstrated expertise in a technology field of interest.You can view Udacity's 2020 Subjects of Interest at this link.

    2) Recieving a positive evaluation from Udacity's Content Team after an informational interview and the candidate's presentation of a work sample. Strong work samples demonstrate an candidate's depth and breadth of knowledge and showcase the alignment of his/her expertise to a course or Nanodegree that Udacity plans to build.

  • I’ve never taught before. Should I still apply to become an instructor?

    Yes, you should still apply.

    Udacity Instructors come from a variety of professional backgrounds and experience. It is not necessary that Instructors have experience in teaching nor education prior to partnering with us to build a course. In fact, some of Udacity's most successful Instructors come from a background of no teaching experience. Rather, what all successful Instructors have in common is specialized field knowledge, passion for sharing their knowledge and openness to feedback, any pedagogical guidance that Instructors may be need during course development will be provided by Udacity’s team.

  • I've never taught on camera. Is Udacity for me?

    Yes, Udacity may still be for you. It is not necessary that Instructors have on-camera nor online teaching experience to create a successful course, as Udacity's Production team will provide any assistance that may be needed to produce high-quality video content.

  • Are Instructors paid?

    Yes, Udacity Instructors are paid. Instructor compensation is determined by an individual’s seniority in his/her particular field, and to the particular Scope of Work that is agreed upon in his/her contract.

  • When do Instructors work?

    On average, Instructors work between 5-7 hours during the weekdays and 5-10 hours on the weekends. All work is completed remotely from the Instructor's location, with the exception of one week when Udacity flies Instructors to film video content at our Production Studio in Mountain View, California.

  • Does Udacity provide support for Instructors?

    Yes, Udacity actively supports Instructors throughout every stage of course development. Instructors develop one full course in close partnership with Udacity's Content Team who support Instructors with course design, pedagogical advising, lesson development, time management and video production.

  • Are Udacity courses live or pre-recorded?

    Udacity courses are pre-recorded. This enables students to learn on their own schedule and successfully complete course material at a pace that is best for them.

  • Can I partner with a second Instructor or build two courses?

    Generally, Udacity contracts one instructor to develop one Nanodegree course. There are exceptions where Udacity may sign two Instructors for a single course if supplemental expertise or perspective is needed.

  • Do Instructors have influence over course design?

    Yes, Instructors do have influence over the final design of the course that they are contracted to build. During the beginning of course development, Instructors are provided with a general course outline that is created by Udacity's Content Team based on industry and market research. Instructors then develop that content throughout course development and refine the course design along the way.