10001850 Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs

Mar 06, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty
Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs  
UMUC Stateside
The Graduate School
Location:  Online

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Biotechnology program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following course(s): 

BTRA 640 – Preclinical and Clinical Research Design: An examination of preclinical and clinical research designs.  Emphasis is on identifying and addressing challenges associated with elements of good laboratory and clinical practice and qualifying and managing a laboratory for a clinical trial.  Discussion covers best practices for planning research and collecting, analyzing, and reporting data from drug/device development studies. 

BTRA 642 – Global Biotechnology Business Issues: An exploration of different aspects of international pharmaceutical regulation, as outlined in the International Conferences on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use.  Topics include international biotechnology issues, global harmonization efforts, and the cultural impact of biotechnologies.  Discussion also covers domestic and international business considerations and international regulatory requirements. 

Required Education and Experience 
Master’s degree in Biotechnology or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning in addition to the RAC certification OR a terminal degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
Professional experience in Biotechnology or a related field
You must meet the minimum technology requirements, which can be reviewed at https://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/facultyrecruit/upload/Adjunct-Faculty-Minimum-Technology-Requirements.pdf  
Experience teaching adult learners online and in higher education is strongly preferred

Materials needed for submission
Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter highly preferred
If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/ degree evaluation from WES, AACRAO or IERF

Who We Are and Who We Serve
UMUC—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, UMUC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMUC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.
The typical UMUC 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. UMUC 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 UMUC
UMUC 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 Biotechnology Regulatory Affairs program at UMUC
Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework: https://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/masters-degrees/biotechnology/regulatory-affairs.cfm

Faculty Training at UMUC
We are committed to your professional success at UMUC. 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 University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC 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.