Accounting and Finance, Overseas Collegiate Faculty, Okinawa

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Job Ref:
Kadena Air Base- Japan to Kadena Air Base- Okinawa
Collegiate Faculty
Full time

Overseas Collegiate Faculty

Accounting and Finance

University of Maryland Global Campus Asia

Location: Okinawa, Japan

UMGC is a globally focused university serving more than 90,000 students worldwide. It has been delivering education to the U.S. military installations in Europe/Asia for more than 75 years. UMGC seeks experienced faculty to travel and teach America's soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors, and their family members, in degree programs at military installations. This is an ideal opportunity for professionals at any stage of their career, this is a full-time faculty position with twelve-month renewable contracts.

We are seeking faculty in the following business-related subject areas. Preference will be given to candidates with academic and professional business experience in more than one subject area.

  • Accounting

  • Finance

Overseas Collegiate Faculty are Collegiate Faculty who teach at Overseas locations as assigned by UMGC. At the request of the University, Overseas Collegiate Faculty members are subject to geographical assignment at all locations within their assigned region of UMGC Europe, UMGC Asia, or UMGC Downrange, and are required to relocate to new geographical areas within the faculty member's assigned region throughout the appointment period.

Faculty selected for these one-year positions will teach a minimum of two class sections a session in on-base education centers in UMGC's unique 7 or 8-week, 6-session academic calendar. With few exceptions, faculty will live off-base and commute by car to their classes. Faculty may be asked to travel or relocate within their region as needed. Full-privilege, base access cards will allow utilization of on-base gyms, gas stations, convenience stores, shopping facilities (PX, BX or NEX), banks, libraries, travel/tour agencies, and post offices. Faculty members are required to be flexible/committed to teaching in any classroom modality (face-to-face, hybrid, online, and live streaming).

This position opening should be distinguished from “visiting professor” programs that are frequently used by overseas universities. These UMGC Europe/ Asia faculty positions rely much more on a faculty member's ability to function independently.

Faculty are required to adhere to UMGC's Code of Civility and MUST demonstrate professionalism, respect, and ability to work with students, staff, fellow faculty, and others associated with the military overseas environment, including members of the local community. UMGC's overseas collegiate faculty are part of the broader UMGC community, and provide support to one another and to staff, through activities such as peer mentorship, committee service, curriculum development, and more. In addition, UMGC strives to be active in and of service to the local community through a variety of activities such as UMGC Presents, education fairs, and community service activities. Overseas collegiate faculty are expected to be active participants and contributors to such activities. Additionally, faculty MUST demonstrate classroom performance that is conducive to the following:

· Actively engage students through frequent interaction that motivates them to succeed and conveys a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their learning.

· Guide students in active collaboration and the application of their learning in problem- and project-based learning demonstrations.

· Provide rich and regular constructive feedback, utilizing rubrics effectively for the assessment of student work, and acknowledging student accomplishments.

· Demonstrate relevant and current subject-matter expertise, and help students connect concepts across their academic program.


UMGC is seeking professionals who can combine academic credentials and teaching experience with travel savvy, enthusiasm for educating our troops, and a passion for adventure. All positions require a minimum of a master's degree from a regionally accredited U.S institution with a doctorate preferred and recent college-level teaching experience. Preference also will be given to candidates with teaching approvals and experience in more than one discipline. Although these positions are for on-site teaching, each on-site class has an embedded online classroom where some course activities are conducted, and the course materials are located.

Applicants must be eligible for individual logistical support in host countries and because it is required for certain locations, must be U.S. citizens. In addition, all applicants must have a favorable background check under the terms of the agreements

between the United States and the host countries. Faculty members must be generally self-reliant and independent. Faculty members are required to accept course and location assignments, although preferences are given consideration. Successful applicants must be able to pass a Department of Defense background check and meet requirements for individual logistic support (ILS). Faculty members may sponsor their eligible family members, who may also be eligible to receive a full-privilege ID card.


UMGC offers an excellent benefits package, including travel expense reimbursement, military base privileges, health insurance, and retirement plans. A generous compensation package includes base pay, housing allowance, reimbursable relocation allowance, currency adjustment, and optional overload teaching pay. UMGC will cover costs for air travel to/from the initial and final assignment destinations.

UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: OCF Benefits Overview.

PLEASE SUBMIT: A completed application package includes a current résumé or CV, cover letter, two supervisory letters of recommendation signed and dated within the last year, unofficial transcripts for all conferred graduate degrees, and application questionnaire. Please be sure to complete the entire logistical questionnaire section within the online application.

UMGC strives to reflect the diversity of the global community within which it exists. Cultural differences are valued as essential to the educational process and working environment. Women, minority applicants, and candidates with an understanding of and appreciation for diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

UMGC distributes an annual information report which includes campus security information that is available to prospective employees at

All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to helping safeguard the health of its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and guests. Because vaccinations reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2-the virus that causes COVID-19-all prospective UMGC faculty (full-time and adjunct) and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and current with the recommended boosters. As always, operations at our military locations in Europe, Asia, and stateside will follow the guidance of the U.S. Department of Defense and local commands, and may require proof of full vaccination, unless an exception is approved as a reasonable accommodation based on disability or religion. If so, a copy of their Approved Exception Letter must be provided before the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or show proof of exception may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Workplace Accommodations:

The University of Maryland Global Campus Global Campus (UMGC) is committed to creating and maintaining a welcoming and inclusive working environment for people of all abilities. UMGC is dedicated to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, based on disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the University, or be subjected to discrimination. For information about UMGC's Reasonable Workplace Accommodation Policy or to request an accommodation, applicants/candidates can contact Employee Accommodations via email at

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