Category: Collegiate Faculty
Location: Misawa Air Base-Japan
Requisition ID: 10009058
Overseas Collegiate Faculty
Undergraduate: Mathematics and Information Systems
University of Maryland University College Asia
Location: Multiple locations throughout Asia
PLEASE SUBMIT: A completed application package includes a current résumé or CV, cover letter, and application questionnaire. Please be sure to complete the entire logistical questionnaire section within the online application.
UMUC is a globally-focused university serving more than 80,000 students worldwide. It has been delivering education to the U.S. military installations in Europe/Asia for more than 65 years. UMUC seeks experienced faculty to travel and teach America’s soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors, and their family members, in degree programs at military installations.
We are seeking faculty in the following subject areas. Preference will be given to candidates with academic and professional experience in more than two of the desired disciplines.
Overseas Collegiate Faculty are Collegiate Faculty who teach at Overseas locations as assigned by UMUC. At the request of the University, Overseas Collegiate Faculty members are subject to geographical assignment at all locations within their assigned region of UMUC Europe, UMUC Asia, or UMUC Downrange, and are required to relocate to new geographical areas within the faculty member’s assigned region throughout the appointment period.
Faculty selected for these one-year positions will teach a minimum of two class sections a session in on-base education centers in UMUC’s unique unique 7 or 8-week, 6-session academic calendar . With few exceptions, faculty will live off-base and commute by car to their classes. Faculty may be asked to travel or relocate within their region as needed. Full-privilege, base access cards will allow utilization of on-base gyms, commissaries, gas stations, convenience stores, shopping facilities (PX, BX or NEX), banks, libraries, travel/tour agencies, and post offices. Faculty members are required to be flexible/committed to teaching in any classroom modality (face-to-face, hybrid, online, and live streaming).
These position openings should be distinguished from “visiting professor” programs that are frequently used by overseas universities. These UMUC Europe/ Asia faculty positions rely much more on a faculty member’s ability to function independently.
Faculty are required to adhere to UMUC’s Code of Civility and MUST demonstrate professionalism, respect, and ability to work with students, staff, fellow faculty, and others associated with the military overseas environment, including members of the local community. UMUC's overseas collegiate faculty are part of the broader UMUC community, and provide support to one another and to staff, through activities such as peer mentorship, committee service, curriculum development, and more. In addition, UMUC strives to be active in and of service to the local community through a variety of activities such as UMUC Presents, education fairs, and community service activities. Overseas collegiate faculty are expected to be active participants and contributors to such activities. Additionally, faculty MUST demonstrate classroom performance that is conducive to the following:
UMUC is seeking professionals who can combine academic credentials and teaching experience with travel savvy, enthusiasm for educating our troops, and a passion for adventure. All positions require a minimum of a master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S institution with a doctorate preferred and recent college-level teaching experience. Preference also will be given to candidates with teaching approvals and experience in more than two of the desired disciplines. Although these positions are for on-site teaching, each on-site class has an embedded online classroom where some course activities are conducted and the course materials are located.
Applicants must be eligible for individual logistical support in host countries and, because it is required for certain locations, must be U.S. citizens. In addition, all applicants must have a favorable background check under the terms of the agreements between the United States and the host countries. Faculty members must be generally self-reliant and independent. Faculty members are required to accept course and location assignments, although preferences are given consideration. Faculty members may sponsor their eligible family members, who may also be eligible to receive a full-privilege ID card.
UMUC offers an excellent benefits package, including travel expense reimbursement, military base privileges, health insurance, and retirement plans. A generous compensation package includes base pay, housing allowance, reimbursable relocation allowance, currency adjustment, and optional overload teaching pay. UMUC will cover costs for air travel to/from the initial and final assignment destinations.
An ideal opportunity for professionals at any stage of their career, this is a full-time faculty position with twelve-month renewable contracts.
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. Women, minority applicants, and candidates with an understanding of and appreciation for diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
UMUC distributes an annual information report which includes campus security information that is available to prospective employees at http://www.umuc.edu/legal/annualinforeport.cfm.
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.
The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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.