Philosophy, Department of Arts & Humanities - Adjunct Faculty

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Adjunct Faculty
Part time

Adjunct Faculty

Humanities and Philosophy

Department of Arts & Humanities

UMGC Stateside

Location: Stateside Remote

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) invites applications for open-rank adjunct faculty to teach asynchronous online Philosophy courses within the Humanities and Philosophy Program.

The Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor ranking levels are available to applicants based on their qualifications. Applicants who hold a PhD in Philosophy or a related field in the Humanities will be considered for the Assistant, Associate, and Professor levels. Applicants should have demonstrated experience teaching adult, non-traditional, veterans, and active-duty military students and a commitment to developing online pedagogy that emphasizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Philosophers of all specialties are encouraged to apply, but applicants should have a demonstrated interest in research and pedagogy involving non-Western philosophy, women thinkers, Latin American, African-American, or other traditionally under-represented area of philosophy. The successful candidate will teach our core introductory philosophy courses:

Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 100): An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions.

Practical Reasoning (PHIL 110): An examination of methods for thinking analytically about real-world problems and solving them. The goal is to apply logical arguments to practical decision making. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning; the properties of arguments; methods of logical analysis; synthesis of ideas; informal fallacies; and the role of presuppositions and other factors in scientific, social, ethical, and political problems

Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning (PHIL 140): An introductory exploration of the foundational theories of Eastern and Western moral philosophy and an examination of methods for thinking clearly about ethical issues. The objective is to employ a knowledge of moral theory and the methods of ethical reasoning to address contemporary ethical issues and dilemmas in areas such as business, medicine, information technology, and personal ethics.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master's degree in a non-Western Philosophy field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Professional experience in related field.

  • This position is specifically to teach online.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree in a non-Western Philosophy field from an accredited institution of higher learning.

  • Experience teaching adult learners online an in higher education is highly preferred.

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 and Philosophy 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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