10004787 Program Chair, English

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Program Chair, English

Communication, Arts and Humanities Department

 The Undergraduate School (TUS)

12-Month Collegiate Faculty, Full-Time

Location: Largo, MD

The Undergraduate School (TUS) at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks a Program Chair to head the English program. The new English Program Chair will join one of the largest online institutions in the world, serving a global student population. UMUC is one of 12 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM). Working adults, military personnel, and other students around the globe are achieving their academic goals through UMUC's innovative educational options, including online instruction, accelerated academic programs, and classroom-based courses taught during the daytime, evenings, and weekends. UMUC offers on-site instruction in over 150 locations in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, including over 20 locations in the Maryland and the greater D.C. area.  Currently, more than 42,000 students attend UMUC nationally, and an additional 33,800 students attend UMUC at on site classes in more than 25 countries throughout the world; about 56,000 students are active duty military, veterans, and their families. UMUC strives to reflect the diversity of the global community within which it exists. Cultural differences are valued as essential to the educational process and working environment. Candidates with an understanding of and appreciation for diversity are especially encouraged to apply.


  • Manage the development of project-based, competency-oriented curriculum in the English Program
  • Develop and maintain learning outcomes assessment and program improvement based on data and in accordance with institutional initiatives
  • Recruit, manage, develop, and support program faculty
  • Foster and maintain professional connections in the field of expertise
  • Support students in the program
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Teach one one-load course per year in addition to administrative responsibilities
  • Travel occasionally between local UMUC locations when required


  • Ph.D. in English Literature from a regionally accredited college or university
  • At least three (3) years teaching at the university level required
  • Experience with faculty and students in an administrative academic setting
  • Experience in distance and/or adult education
  • Managerial experience in a professional setting and demanding work environment
  • Ability to use information technology and related teaching and management tools
  • Experience in presenting effectively to both large and small audiences
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in the ability to foster and develop internal and external relationships to further develop the program

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Managerial experience in a professional/educational setting and demanding work environment
  • Management of substantial programs and large numbers of employees, including recruitment, training, and staffing of faculty
  • Significant administrative experience in the discipline of English
  • Knowledge of competency-based and project-based approaches to teaching and learning
  • Experience with curriculum design, development, and program outcomes and assessment
  • Experience in adaptive and other technologies

All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. This position is an on-site position based in Largo, Maryland. UMUC Offers an excellent benefits package to include up to 8 credits of tuition remission per semester, a minimum of 25 days of leave, and a range of insurance options. For detailed benefits information, please visit http://www.umuc.edu/visitors/careers/benefits.cfm









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Job No: 10004787
Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 5/27/2018
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