We are seeking faculty in the following subject
Natural Science (Biology, Chemistry, and/or
Overseas Collegiate Faculty are Collegiate Faculty who
teach at Overseas locations as assigned by UMGC. At the request of
the University, Overseas Collegiate Faculty members are subject to
geographical assignment at all locations within their assigned
region of UMGC Europe, UMGC Asia, or UMGC 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 UMGC’s unique 8-week, 5-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
These position openings should be distinguished from
“visiting professor” programs that are frequently used by overseas
universities. These UMGC Europe/ Asia faculty positions rely much
more on a faculty member’s ability to function independently.
Faculty are required to adhere to UMGC’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. UMGC's overseas collegiate faculty are part of the
broader UMGC community, and provide support to one another and to
staff, through activities such as peer mentorship, committee
service, curriculum development, and more. In addition, UMGC
strives to be active in and of service to the local community
through a variety of activities such as UMGC 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:
- 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
- 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.
UMGC 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.
UMGC 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.
UMGC will cover costs for air travel to/from the initial and final
An ideal opportunity for professionals at any stage of
their career, this is a full-time faculty position with
twelve-month renewable contracts.
UMGC 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