Number of Vacancies:
Area of Consideration:
Open to the Public
Part -Time, Temporary
Pay Plan, Series & Grade:
V aries based on assignment
Open Until Filled
4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
Brief Description of Duties
The University of the District of Columbia is a public land grant
institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality,
career focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare
students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to
launch, enhance, or change careers.
The Professional Science Master is an innovative graduate degree at
the University of the District of Columbia in the College of
Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences
(CAUSES) intended for students who seek advanced training in water
resource management, urban agriculture and urban sustainability. As
part of this unique program, students will also develop skills in
communication, professional ethics, project management, and
entrepreneurship, that are highly valued by potential employers.
This program prepares students for science careers in business,
government, or non-profit organizations, where employment demands
We are seeking remarkable adjunct instructors to teach in the
Professional Science Master’s program and related coursework such
as strategic communication, entrepreneurship, GIS for water
resources management, surface and groundwater hydrology, stream
restoration, urban land use planning, water and wastewater quality
assessment and treatment, water quality modeling, agroecology,
climate change sciences and advanced urban agriculture. Incumbents
must teach all assigned classes in their area of expertise as
determined by semester course schedule. Incumbents will be required
to prepare course syllabi and deliver relevant course material to
students using a variety of teaching methods to include, but not
limited to, lecture, class discussion, demonstration labs, and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum Job Requirement
- Teach assigned courses as specified in the schedule and course
contract in the program that meets incumbent training and
- Evaluate and select texts and instructional materials; prepare
course materials and lesson plans in consultation with the program
director or chair of the department.
- Provide students an approved syllabus that includes course
objectives and learning outcomes, teaching methodology, attendance
policies in line with those of the institution, texts and readings,
assignments and deliverables, timelines and evaluation
- Use the institution’s learning management system to post
syllabus, assignments and other materials and to communicate with
- Deliver course content using a variety of teaching styles and
provide interesting and engaging assignments that demonstrate the
real-world applications of concepts covered.
- Maintain records of enrollment and attendance, assessments and
grades, submit class rosters and grade sheets by the deadlines
established by the institution.
- Provide a classroom environment conducive to learning,
establishing and maintaining classroom control.
- Encourage students to submit course evaluations, review course
evaluations when available and use feedback to improve course
- Attend meetings (when available), ceremonies and official
functions as specified by the Chief Academic Officer and/or Dean of
- Attend one or more orientation session(s) to become familiar
with the Institution’s mission and teaching philosophy, policies
and procedures and the learning management system.
- Meet with the Program Directors, Department Chair/ Associate
Dean of Academic Programs as needed to discuss all aspects of the
course including student progress and curriculum development (may
be required to provide input into program development).
- Adhere to University policies and guidelines in all matters
concerning academics and student and staff conduct.
Information to Applicant
Condition of Employment:
- Incumbent must have a master’s degree (PhD, PE, or equivalent
professional license is preferred) in a discipline related to water
resources management, urban sustainability, urban agriculture,
environmental sciences, health or design related areas.
- Incumbent has prior teaching experience or must demonstrate
evidence of teaching potential and/or corporate/industry
Temporary employment may be ended
at anytime with or without cause.
Collective Bargaining Unit:
Dependent upon certain criteria,
this position may be eligible for representation and require
payment of union fees through direct payroll deduction.
Due to the temporary nature of this
appointment, this position is ineligible for benefits.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The District of Columbia
Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,
matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C.
Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section
2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of
Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived:
race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, familial status, family responsibilities,
matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information,
disability. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which
is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any
of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.
Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.
Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
Applicants claiming veteran’s
preference must submit official proof at the time of
At this time, the University of the
District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.
H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill
this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to
notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than
five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute
occurring in the workplace.
Employment with the University of
the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory
background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory
background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the
University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse
to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or
review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based
on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume:
Resumes received outside the area of
consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given
consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive
consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For
the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job
applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC
application will be required.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.
All inquiries related to employment and
job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human
Resources at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please
visit: http://www.udc.edu/equal opportunity/