UMGC seeks a full-time Collegiate Faculty member (open rank) in Community College Policy and Administration for a unique opportunity to work with our team to redesign our doctoral degree in Community College Policy and Administration. UMGC is making a substantial commitment to become a national leader in the development of the next generation of senior leaders for our nations community colleges. The position reports directly to the Program Director and is responsible for administrative academic duties, participation in the program redesign process, as well as leadership of one or more courses within the Program. Collegiate Faculty, in partnership with their Program Director, fellow Collegiate Faculty and Academic Program Coordinators, constitute a Program Team that works together to ensure program quality, consistency and growth, as well as faculty involvement, and curriculum output. The Collegiate Faculty demonstrates leadership especially by championing these areas among the set of adjuncts they manage.
The University Faculty teaches 12-18 credit hours per year in addition to their academic administrative duties constituting a workload equivalent to 30 credit hours per year.
More generally, the Collegiate Faculty supports the Program Director, Department Chair, Dean and Chief Academic Officer in championing UMGC’s mission to offer workforce-relevant, high quality programs in an open-access model, serving adult students. And in addition, the Collegiate Faculty provides leadership to their School through understanding significant trends in adult-focused higher education, and positioning UMGC to stay in the forefront of higher education innovation.
The ideal candidate will be inspirational, energetic, technologically savvy, and a superb communicator, and will employ a collaborative style with the highest ethical standards to engender an environment of trust and cultivate a community engaged in and committed to continuous quality improvement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Lead and manage faculty and courses in community college policy and administration in close partnership with their Program Director, Collegiate Faculty peers and Academic Program Coordinators.
- Champion program quality, consistency and growth, faculty involvement, and curriculum output.
- Communicate with the Program Director, Department Chair, Dean and senior academic team to build transparency, thereby enhancing trust and collaboration.
- Work effectively with colleagues in Enrollment Management, Military Operations, Career Services, Human Resources, and Legal Affairs on issues critical to the growth and well-being of the School.
- Other job-related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS:
- An earned doctorate in Higher Education, Education Administration, Community College Policy & Administration, or closely related discipline from a regionally accredited institution.
- At least three (3) years of experience in higher education, with evidence of progressive increases in levels of responsibility.
- Ability to provide disciplinary leadership for his/her areas of responsibility as well as future (related) additional courses and programs.
- Demonstrate deep knowledge of current issues in community colleges.
- Ability to advise and mentor doctoral students through a dissertation process.
- Familiarity with and ability to engage in practitioner oriented research.
- Demonstrated ability to work with academic administrators in fostering and supporting new course development and revisions.
- Knowledge of embedding student learning outcomes within the curriculum and tying student success initiatives to the curriculum.
- Ability to lead a community of adjunct faculty, including evidence of ability to coach, mentor and manage faculty performance.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills—the ability to make the complex simple and to communicate effectively with academic, technical, and administrative audiences.
- Collaborator and consensus builder
- Committed to and conversant with how to develop faculty and staff for organizational and personal success.
- Personal initiative—sets high standards for self and team; motivates the team to new levels of achievement.
- Creative and innovative.
- Drives projects to completion.
- Organizational savvy—understands how to work effectively within an institution and across organizational units to get the job done on time and in alignment with strategic goals and objectives.
- Emotional intelligence—works well across boundaries and in a highly diverse environment in the service of achieving institutional goals.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Demonstrated experience in teaching courses for adult learners.
- Familiarity with higher education needs and the organizations that can conduct environmental scanning.
- Knowledge of contemporary learning science and educational research, either through education or professional experience.
- The ability to establish and maintain a productive network of relationships with potential partners in academic affairs, including relationships with community colleges and community college organizations.
- Knowledge of and an established practitioner focused research agenda.
- Established network of relationships to, jointly with the Program Director, identify potential adjunct faculty members.
POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
SALARY IS COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.