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Environmental Management, Sciences Department- Adjunct Faculty

Category: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Remote
Requisition ID: 10010743


Adjunct Faculty

Environmental Management

College of Arts & Sciences

UMGC Stateside

Location: Online

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach online in the Environmental Management program. We are interested in scholar practitioners who want to share their experience and knowledge in the environmental field with non-traditional students spanning the range of environmental management from pollution prevention, auditing, technologies, ecology, communications, and land, water, and air management. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:

Environmental/Energy Law and Policy Development (ENVM 610) - An examination of U.S. environmental and energy law and policy, including its development, implementation, and enforcement; legislative, executive, and judicial perspectives; and the roles and impact these government institutions have made on environmental and energy law and policy. Leading laws and their ensuing policies, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the 1992 National Energy Policy Act, the FDR-era Federal Policy Act, the Public Utility Holding Company Act, and the Carter-era Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act, are examined.

Environmental Auditing (ENVM 641) - An examination of methods for attaining statutory, regulatory, and permitting compliance. The protection of workers and other stakeholders is also examined in the context of organizational, budgetary, and other constraints. Emphasis is on methods of defining auditing objectives to meet organizational goals and of designing auditing programs for effective compliance under each of the 12 major environmental statutes, including air, water, solid, and hazardous waste management laws and pollution prevention initiatives.

New Technologies in Environmental Management (ENVM 644) - An overview of the role new technology plays in environmental management as examined from the perspectives of science and policy. Discussion examines when an emerging technology becomes conventional and covers examples of new technology related to informatics and data management; ISO 14001; energy efficiency; the prevention, monitoring, and remediation of air, surface water, groundwater, and soil; and biotechnology. Topics also include technical, financial, and policy enablers and barriers to emerging technology.

Environmental Risk Assessment (ENVM 647) - An overview of the basic concepts of risk assessment. Topics include the four core parts of a risk assessment, as denoted by the National Academy of Sciences: hazard assessment, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. Methods of measurement and modeling are discussed, along with key questions concerning uncertainty. Differences in the risk characterizations of substances under different use conditions and legal requirements are studied. Significant case studies serve to illustrate the assessment process.

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ENVM 650) - An introduction to microeconomic principles as they relate to the efficient use of environmental resources and their impact on local, national, and global environmental policies. Topics include an overview of microeconomic principles and economic efficiencies, market failures, externalities, property rights, pollution damage and abatement costs, benefit and cost analysis, valuation methods, environmental policy analysis, federal control policies, and international issues.

Water Resources Management (ENVM 651) - An in-depth examination of the dynamics and challenges of integrated water resources planning, development, distribution, and management in the 21st century. Focus is on river basins and watersheds, such as the Chesapeake Bay Watershed or the Upper and Lower Colorado River Basins. Discussion covers the quality, quantity, optimum uses, and governance of water resources, as well as the role of paradigms in affecting water policy-making behaviors, institutions, and systems. Topics also include the impact of climate change and global warming on water resources management and planning; determinants of climate change resilience, especially the role of adaptive technologies; and the use of market-driven mechanisms to meet water quantity and quality management challenges under climate change.

Land Use Management (ENVM 653) - An introduction to the powers, process, and practice of managing the patterns and land use implications of human settlement and the built environment. Topics include where to build, where not to build, how to build, and when to build. Discussion also covers the settlement history of the United States, as well as the constitutional and legislative mandates for government, private-sector participants, and institutions that shape land use policy. Emphasis is on the role of local government. Land use and environmental community planning, as well as best practices in land use management, are examined.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in environmental health, public health, sustainability, environmental chemistry, environmental engineering, ecology and earth sciences, environmental policy, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning. PhD of other terminal degree preferred.
  • Professional experience in the environmental field, including experience with environmental law, environmental auditing and/or environmental technology.
  • Certifications as QEP (Qualified Environmental Professional), CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist), CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager), CSP (Certified Safety Professional) or other environmental management-related certification are a plus.
  • Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred

Materials needed for submission

  • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/ degree evaluation from a NACES approved Vendor.

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMGC—one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First,” and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to the service of helping military students earn the skills needed to transition to civilian life.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMGC

UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education.  Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • 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.
  • Provide feedback to your program chair and course chair on possible curricular improvements.

The Environmental Management program at UMGC

Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework:

Faculty Training at UMGC

We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.

Position Available and will Remain Open until Filled

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Adjunct faculty candidates will be required to provide official transcripts during the candidate selection process.

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:

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.

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