10001873 Bioinformatics, Graduate School - Adjunct Faculty

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

Adjunct Faculty
UMUC Stateside
The Graduate School
Location: Online

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Bioinformatics program, including the following course:

BIFS 613 – Statistical Processes for Biotechnology: A study of statistical tools such as Bayesian statistics, Markov processes, and information theoric indices and how they can be used to analyze sequence homology, the presence of motifs in sequences, gene expression, and gene regulation.  Topics include information content, mutual information, long-range correlation, repeats, Fourier analysis, and linguistic methods.  

There is a Micro-Master’s on the edX platform.  This position could be teaching bioinformatics on edX.

Required Education and Experience 
Terminal degree in a science related field from an accredited institution of higher learning
Professional experience in Bioinformatics 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 Bioinformatics program at UMUC
Please visit the following link to learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework: http://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/masters-degrees/biotechnology/bioinformatics.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

University of Maryland University College actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, religion, color, creed, gender, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, mental or physical disability, veterans status or sexual orientation.

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