Category: Collegiate Faculty
Location: Camp Arifjan-Kuwait
Requisition ID: 10004405
Collegiate Traveling Faculty
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Europe
Location: Multiple locations throughout the Middle East/Downrange
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 17 March 2018
PLEASE SUBMIT: A completed application package includes an updated resume, 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 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 in one or more of the following disciplines:
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 a minimum of two class sections a session in on-base education centers in UMUC’s unique 8-week, 5-session academic calendar. With few exceptions, faculty will live off-base and commute by car to their classes. Moving to locations 1-2 times per year will be the norm. In most locations, 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/ 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. Additionally, faculty MUST demonstrate classroom performance that is conducive to the following:
QUALIFICATIONS: 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 institution with a doctorate preferred. Candidates who can teach a broad range of courses in their respective disciplines will be given priority. Preference also will be given to candidates with teaching approvals and experience in more than one 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’s required for certain locations, must be U.S. citizens. In addition, 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.
BENEFITS: 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.
TO APPLY: 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 August 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 SCHEDULED TO START: 1 August 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.
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