Category: Adjunct Faculty
Requisition ID: 10001873
The Graduate School
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Bioinformatics program, including the following courses:
BIFS 613 – Statistical Processes for Biotechnology: A study of statistical tools such as Bayesian statistics, Markov processes, and information theoric indices and how they can be used to analyze sequence homology, the presence of motifs in sequences, gene expression, and gene regulation. Topics include information content, mutual information, long-range correlation, repeats, Fourier analysis, and linguistic methods.
There is a Micro-Master’s on the edX platform. This position could be teaching bioinformatics on edX.
BTMN 670 - Capstone in Biotechnology: The application of knowledge gained from previous study to real-world business, technical, and ethical issues. Topics include entrepreneurship and new venture creation, progress in biotechnology and prediction of future trends, and ethical development and management. Discussion also covers professional goals and an action plan to put knowledge and experience gained in the program to use. Focus is on demonstrating analytical, communication, and leadership skills through case analysis of promising technologies and teamwork through group development of a strategic product development plan for a start-up biotechnology venture.
Required Education and Experience
Materials needed for submission
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:
The Bioinformatics 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/masters-degrees/biotechnology/bioinformatics.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.
All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umuc.edu/benefits.html.