10002494 Environmental Change and Sustainability , Undergraduate School - Adjunct Faculty

Honolulu, Hawaii or Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington State
Apr 18, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty

Environmental Change and Sustainability

UMUC Stateside

The Undergraduate School

Locations: Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington State; United States Coast Guard in Honolulu, Hawaii


University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach, on site in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington State or United States Coast Guard in Honolulu, Hawaii in the Natural Science program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following course:


Environmental Change and Sustainability (NSCI 362, 3 Credits) 
A multidisciplinary study of the global environment and human impact on it. The goal is to apply scientific reasoning to make informed decisions about the role of human activity on global environmental sustainability. Emphasis is on the concept of sustainability as it applies to human interactions with the environment. Current scientific research is used to explore the scientific, social, and global implications of environmental issues such as global warming, population growth, energy resources, biodiversity, and the genetic modification of organisms. Discussion covers the environment as "global commons" and individual responsibility in environmental sustainability.


Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning. Terminal degree (Ph.D, JD etc.) preferred.
  • Professional experience in 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
  • This position is specifically to teach in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington State or United States Coast Guard in Honolulu, Hawaii


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 Natural Science 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/course-information.cfm?course=NSCI


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.