100002749 Management Studies

California, Maryland
May 12, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty

Management Studies

UMUC Stateside

The Undergraduate School

Location: California, MD 

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

BMGT 305: Knowledge Management - A practical approach to knowledge management. The aim is to understand the value of knowledge management and the roles of knowledge workers and knowledge managers. Discussion covers how organizations capture, acquire, and share knowledge to maintain corporate memory and to develop collaborative energy. Topics include both formal and informal approaches to knowledge sharing and ways in which organizations use knowledge management techniques for competitive advantage.

BMGT 317: Decision Making - A practical examination of decision-making. The goal is to use a proven decision-making framework to generate potential solutions for effective decision making. Discussion covers the cultural impact of decision making, including stakeholders' expectations. Topics also include root cause analysis, risks and uncertainty, critical success factors, key performance indicators, psychological traps, and the steps to assure effectiveness before and after decision implementation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 317 or TMGT 310.

BMGT 335: Small Business Management – A comprehensive review of the management principles underlying organizational development and growth and business life cycle segments of emerging enterprises. The goal is to demonstrate an understanding of small business management in a global context, differentiate between micro- and macro-organizational structures, and identify the critical elements of business sustainability. Topics include entrepreneurship, financing/capitalization, innovation, and human resource and strategic planning. Core components of small business management are explored and evaluated through a multifaceted approach.

BMGT 464: Organizational Behavior - An examination of research and theory on the forces underlying the way members of an organization behave and their effect on employee and organizational productivity and effectiveness. The aim is to participate, lead, and manage teams and maximize individual contributions to an organization. Topics include the impact that individual characteristics, group dynamics, and organizational structure, policies, and culture have on employee behaviors and organizational outcomes (i.e., productivity, absenteeism, turnover, deviant workplace behavior, satisfaction, and citizenship).

BMGT 465: Organizational Development and Transformation - An introduction to organizational development (OD)--a systematic process of data collection, diagnosis, action planning, intervention, and evaluation aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the organization and developing the potential of all individuals. The goal is to identify and diagnose organizational problems and opportunities and apply management principles to support organizational change.

BMGT 485: Leadership for the 21st Century - (Intended as the final, capstone course for management studies majors, to be taken in the last 15 credits, but appropriate for anyone who aspires to a leadership position.) An examination of leadership in organizations, with a focus on issues pertinent to the 21st century. The goal is to develop the skills necessary to achieve individual and organizational excellence. Discussion covers the leadership qualities and behaviors that help organizations thrive: valuing employees, having a clear vision, acting ethically, relying on core values, and building positive relationships.

Required Education and Experience

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 Business and Management 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/bachelors-degrees/business-administration-major.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.


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