Category: Collegiate Faculty
Location: Europe Remote
Requisition ID: 10005019
MBA Collegiate Traveling Faculty, Europe
University of Maryland University College Europe
Location: Multiple locations throughout Europe
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 1 March 2018
PLEASE SUBMIT: A completed application package includes an updated resume or CV, cover letter, two supervisory letters of recommendation signed and dated within the last year, and unofficial transcripts for all conferred graduate degrees. 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 in Europe 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 an MBA degree program at military installations primarily in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom with possible temporary assignments downrange in the Middle East on US bases in Bahrain and Kuwait. This is a full-time collegiate faculty position with twelve-month renewable contracts beginning in September, 2018.
We are seeking faculty in the following MBA-related subject areas. Preference will be given to candidates with academic and professional experience in more than two of the desired disciplines.
Legal Environment of Business and Business Ethics
Human Resources and Leadership
Operations and Program Management
Organization Theory and Behavior
Finance and Accounting
Collegiate Traveling Faculty are Collegiate Faculty who teach at Overseas locations as assigned by UMUC. At the request of the University, Collegiate Traveling 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 one or two 6-credit class sections a session in on-base education centers in UMUC’s unique 11-week, 4-term academic calendar. With few exceptions, faculty will live off-base and commute by car to their classes. Moving to new locations may be required. 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 travel within the division, as needed and 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 faculty positions rely much more on a 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. Additionally, faculty MUST demonstrate classroom performance that is conducive to the following:
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.
UMUC is seeking professionals who can combine academic credentials and teaching experience with travel savvy, enthusiasm for educating our troops, and a tolerance for adventure. All positions require a minimum of a master’s degree in business administration or a related field from a regionally accredited institution with a strong preference for those with a doctorate. Candidates who can teach a broad range of courses in their respective disciplines will be given priority. 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 are required to accept course and location assignments, although preferences are given consideration. Faculty members may sponsor their spouses, 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 (four, consecutive, one-year renewable contracts possible) beginning in September 2018.
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.
POSITION AVAILABLE: 1 September 2018
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.