Category: Collegiate Faculty
Location: Asia, Multiple On-site Locations
Requisition ID: 10010233
Overseas Collegiate Faculty
University of Maryland Global Campus Asia
Location: Multiple locations throughout Asia
PLEASE SUBMIT: A completed application package includes a current résumé or CV, cover letter, and application questionnaire. Please be sure to complete the entire logistical questionnaire section within the online application.
UMGC is a globally-focused university serving more than 80,000 students worldwide. It has been delivering education to the U.S. military installations in Europe/Asia for more than 65 years. UMGC seeks experienced faculty to travel and teach America’s soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors, and their family members, in degree programs at military installations.
We are seeking faculty in the following subject areas. Preference will be given to candidates with academic and professional experience in more than two of the desired disciplines.
Overseas Collegiate Faculty are Collegiate Faculty who teach at Overseas locations as assigned by UMGC. At the request of the University, Overseas Collegiate Faculty members are subject to geographical assignment at all locations within their assigned region of UMGC Europe, UMGC Asia, or UMGC Downrange, and are required to relocate to new geographical areas within the faculty member’s assigned region throughout the appointment period.
Faculty selected for these one-year positions will teach a minimum of two class sections a session in on-base education centers in UMGC’s unique unique 7 or 8-week, 6-session academic calendar . With few exceptions, faculty will live off-base and commute by car to their classes. Faculty may be asked to travel or relocate within their region as needed. Full-privilege, base access cards will allow utilization of on-base gyms, commissaries, gas stations, convenience stores, shopping facilities (PX, BX or NEX), banks, libraries, travel/tour agencies, and post offices. Faculty members are required to be flexible/committed to teaching in any classroom modality (face-to-face, hybrid, online, and live streaming).
These position openings should be distinguished from “visiting professor” programs that are frequently used by overseas universities. These UMGC Europe/ Asia faculty positions rely much more on a faculty member’s ability to function independently.
Faculty are required to adhere to UMGC’s Code of Civility and MUST demonstrate professionalism, respect, and ability to work with students, staff, fellow faculty, and others associated with the military overseas environment, including members of the local community. UMGC's overseas collegiate faculty are part of the broader UMGC community, and provide support to one another and to staff, through activities such as peer mentorship, committee service, curriculum development, and more. In addition, UMGC strives to be active in and of service to the local community through a variety of activities such as UMGC Presents, education fairs, and community service activities. Overseas collegiate faculty are expected to be active participants and contributors to such activities. Additionally, faculty MUST demonstrate classroom performance that is conducive to the following:
UMGC is seeking professionals who can combine academic credentials and teaching experience with travel savvy, enthusiasm for educating our troops, and a passion for adventure. All positions require a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S institution with a doctorate preferred and recent college-level teaching experience. Preference also will be given to candidates with teaching approvals and experience in more than two of the desired disciplines. Although these positions are for on-site teaching, each on-site class has an embedded online classroom where some course activities are conducted and the course materials are located.
Applicants must be eligible for individual logistical support in host countries and, because it is required for certain locations, must be U.S. citizens. In addition, all applicants must have a favorable background check under the terms of the agreements between the United States and the host countries. Faculty members must be generally self-reliant and independent. Faculty members are required to accept course and location assignments, although preferences are given consideration. Faculty members may sponsor their eligible family members, who may also be eligible to receive a full-privilege ID card.
UMGC offers an excellent benefits package, including travel expense reimbursement, military base privileges, health insurance, and retirement plans. A generous compensation package includes base pay, housing allowance, reimbursable relocation allowance, currency adjustment, and optional overload teaching pay. UMGC will cover costs for air travel to/from the initial and final assignment destinations.
An ideal opportunity for professionals at any stage of their career, this is a full-time faculty position with twelve-month renewable contracts beginning in August 1, 2020.
UMGC strives to reflect the diversity of the global community within which it exists. Cultural differences are valued as essential to the educational process and working environment. Women, minority applicants, and candidates with an understanding of and appreciation for diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
UMGC distributes an annual information report which includes campus security information that is available to prospective employees at http://www.umgc.edu/legal/annualinforeport.cfm.
POSITION SCHEDULED TO START: Fall 2020
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.
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.