Myth in the World & Ideas Shaping the 21st Century, Department of Arts and Humanities - Adjunct Faculty

Job Details

Job Ref:
10011248
Location:
Killeen, TX
Category:
Adjunct Faculty
Type:
Part time

Adjunct Faculty

Department of Arts and Humanities

School of Arts and Sciences

UMGC Stateside

Location: Killeen, TX or San Diego, CA

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach on-site in Killeen, TX or San Diego, CA in the Humanities program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:

Myth in the World (HUMN 351): A presentation of myths from around the globe. The goal is to examine the interface between myths and cultural forms such as literature, art, and religion. Topics include sacred places and objects, goddesses and gods, heroes and tricksters, and stories of creation and destruction. Discussion also covers implicit values in the myths that shape cultural and individual identity and affect the social landscape.

Ideas Shaping the 21st Century (PHIL 336): An overview of ideas and philosophies likely to affect humanity and this planet in the 21st century. The goal is to identify and understand predominant modes of thought; critically evaluate ideas that affect ways of living; articulate the principles underlying cooperation and dissension among different cultures, institutions, and individuals; and trace the influence of key ideas across various realms of human activity to navigate the challenges of the modern world. This opportunity is to support UMGC's hybrid location at San Diego, but online opportunities are also available

Required Education and Experience

  • Terminal degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Professional experience in a related field
  • Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred
  • The HUMN 351 teaching opportunity is to teach in Killeen, TX and the PHIL 336 teaching opportunity is to support UMGC's hybrid location in Killen or San Diego, but online opportunities are also available.

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 Humanities program at UMGC

Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework: https://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/course-information.cfm?course=humn

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.

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.

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: https://careers.umgc.edu/benefits.html.

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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