Category: Adjunct Faculty
Location: Lakenheath-United Kingdom
Requisition ID: 10007796
University of Maryland Global Campus, Europe
The Undergraduate & Graduate School
Additional Locations Available: Mildenhall, Lakenheath, and/or Alconbury, United Kingdom
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach on-site in United Kingdom in the Social Work program.
Required Education and Experience:
Materials needed for submission:
Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter highly preferred
Unofficial transcripts for all conferred graduate degrees with conferral date (or credential evaluations)
Two professional/academic references with email addresses and phone numbers
Part of the selection process includes providing official transcripts.
If your degrees were earned from an institution(s) outside the US: UMGC requires a 3rd party credit evaluation from a NACES approved vendor (http://www.naces.org/)
If an unofficial copy of the evaluation is submitted to UMGC, then the official evaluation would still be required.
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
The Social Work Program at UMGC
The social work program is a CSWE accredited program offered by Salisbury University and administered by UMGC Europe. Faculty are approved by Salisbury University and hired by UMGC Europe. Faculty teach in both face-to-face and in an online environment using Canvas Learning Management System.
Please visit https://www.europe.umuc.edu/undergraduate/bachelors/bachelor-arts-social-work-basw and https://www.europe.umuc.edu/graduate/masters/master-social-work-msw to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework.
Please visit https://www.europe.umuc.edu/hr/careers-position-announcements to learn more about teaching in Europe.
Faculty Training at UMGC
We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online new faculty orientation, FacDev 412, as a condition of hire. Faculty receive mentoring from Salisbury full-time faculty to include a complete template with syllabus, online activities, readings, and assignments. In addition, faculty receive technical support and Canvas training from Salisbury University's Instructional Design and Development team.
Position Available and will Remain Open until Filled
Salary Commensurate with Experience
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.