Healthcare Policies, Department of Business Management - Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty
Part time

Adjunct Faculty

Global Health Services and Administration

Department of Business Management

UMGC Stateside

Location: Online

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach online in the Global Health Services and Administration program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:

Healthcare Policies (HMGT 310, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 307. An overview and analysis of public policies that govern the organization, delivery, and financing of health services in the United States. The aim is to evaluate national, state, and local policies to determine their impact on the delivery of healthcare services.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (HMGT 372, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 300 or NURS 300. An examination of legal and ethical issues encountered in healthcare management and the ramifications of those issues on the delivery of health services and patient care. The aim is to apply ethical principles and practice within legal and ethical standards of healthcare.

Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration (HCAD 650, 3 Credits)
A comprehensive analysis of the more significant legal issues encountered by healthcare administrators and the ramifications of those issues. Both theoretical and practical applications of law are addressed with an analytical focus on the prompt identification of legal and bioethical issues arising from and affecting various healthcare employment settings. The intersection of law, ethics, and bioethics is scrutinized in various contexts. The principles of healthcare law in a complex constitutional system are examined in relation to current proposals and policy developments in areas such as privacy, contracts, tort reform, and the regulation of the healthcare marketplace. Topics include legal and regulatory constraints imposed on the healthcare industry, the liability of healthcare providers, the rights of patients, employment law and labor relations, and administrative law for healthcare organizations.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in Healthcare or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Professional experience in health care or related field.

  • Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred.

  • This position is specifically to teach online.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Terminal degree in Healthcare or related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Materials needed for submission

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter highly preferred

  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit a 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 this service.

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 on possible curricular improvements.

The Global Health Services and Administration 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

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.

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