10003594 Diversity Awareness, Undergraduate School - Adjunct Faculty

Location
Fort Benning, GA
Posted
Aug 28, 2017
Ref
10003594
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty

Diversity Awareness

UMUC Stateside

The Undergraduate School

Location:  Fort Benning, GA

 

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach, on site in Fort Benning, GA in the Behavioral and Social Sciences program.  Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following course:

 

Diversity Awareness (BEHS 220, 3 Credits): An examination of the many dimensions of diversity within the framework of modern culture and principles of social justice. The aim is to interact and communicate effectively and appropriately within a diverse society. Emphasis is on raising consciousness of diversity and using critical thinking with respect to stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. Discussion covers issues related to age, disability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, and socioeconomic status, as well as current issues in diversity studies.

 

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 Behavioral and Social Sciences 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=behs

 

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.