10002403 Psychology, Undergraduate School - Adjunct Faculty

Ft. Bliss, TX; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Norfolk, VA; Honolulu, HI; Ft. Hood, TX
Aug 20, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty


UMUC Stateside

The Undergraduate School

Locations:  Ft. Bliss, TX; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Norfolk, VA; Honolulu, HI; Ft. Hood, TX


University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach, on site in Ft. Bliss, Eglin Air Force Base, Norfolk, Honolulu or Ft. Hood, TX in the Psychology program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:


PSYC 300 – Research Methods in Psychology: A survey of research methods focusing on the fundamentals of research design and behavior.  The aim is to apply research methodologies critically and creatively to communicate effectively about the domains of psychology.  Topics include scientific writing using APA style, evaluation of research literature, and ethical issues in research.  Practice is provided in asking research questions, formulating research hypotheses, designing and conducting a simulated research study, and presenting results. 


PSYC 321 – Social Psychology: An examination of the influence of social factors on individual and interpersonal behaviors.  The objective is to analyze the underlying causes of individual and group behavior and the ways in which group attitudes and behaviors are related.  Topics include conformity, attitudinal change, personal perception, and group behavior. 


PSYC 335 – Theories of Personality: A study of major theories and perspectives on personality.  The goal is to explain and evaluate major concepts in personality.  Topics include trait, psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic theories.  Methods of personality research and relevant findings are also introduced. 


PSYC 415 – History and Systems: A study of the origins of psychology in philosophy and biology and the development of psychology as a science in the 19th and 20th centuries.  The objective is to apply an understanding of historical context, integrating various communities of thought, to analyze emerging trends in psychology.  Discussion covers theorists and theories and the influence of societal events. 


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 Psychology 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/bachelors-degrees/psychology-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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