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Collegiate Faculty, Psychology University of Maryland Global Campus

  • 08 Sep 2023 2:48 AM
    Message # 13251671

    University of Maryland Global Campus

    This is one of two positions posting.

    Collegiate Faculty, Psychology

    Department of Applied Sciences

    12-Month Collegiate Faculty

    Location: Remote

    Close date: When position filled.

    Target Hire / Start: October 2023

    Requisition: 10018426 


    General Summary

    Contributes to the quality of the program including modeling and demonstrating best teaching practices; teaches students course material as established by the curriculum, develops new material, and evaluates student performance. Represents the highest level of the faculty track.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Ensures students receive a top-quality education where students can acquire knowledge, develop learning mastery, and strengthen career skills.
    • Mentors, coaches, and facilitates student learning. Teaches a specified number of courses each year.
    • Assesses student performance and progress.
    • Demonstrates and models highly effective teaching practices for other faculty. Identifies program competencies and participates in the development of learning demonstrations for the new academic model. Mentors and coaches other program faculty.
    • Works with the program director and other faculty to ensure the broader program meets student needs and quality standards including assessments of program standards. Provides updates to the program director on classroom activities.
    • Consults with the program director to develop instructional plan or syllabus for courses and ensures that it meets department and university standards. Identifies, refines, and updates open learning resources.
    • May conduct or assist colleagues in conducting independent research to advance knowledge in the field.
    • May serve on academic or administrative committees, make recommendations on curriculum development, advise on hiring or promotions within the department, and perform other job duties as necessary.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field from an accredited institution of higher learning.
    • Minimum of five (5) years of academic and/or professional experience. Exceptions to terminal degrees may be made for individuals who have additional professional and/or academic experience.
    • Demonstrated resourcefulness in teaching new course material in ways that are easy to understand; potential for teaching effectiveness; relevant and effective service and/or professional activity, and/or an outstanding record of scholarship commensurate with UMGC’s mission.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • An earned doctorate or other terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution in Psychology, Counseling Psychology, or a closely related discipline.  
    • Demonstrated scholarship, accomplishments, and/or professional practice in psychology, counseling, or closely related discipline. 
    • Evidence of successful teaching and student mentoring in post-secondary education in psychology and/or counseling.
    • Experience in online teaching, course maintenance, and pedagogy/andragogy.
    • Experience in curriculum development with an interest in exploring innovative course delivery methods.
    • Professional experience and dedication to working with diverse populations.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge: expertise in psychology and/or counseling; educational pedagogy; research proficiency; contemporary trends in psychology and/or counseling; ethical and professional guidelines; multicultural competence. 
    • Skills: teaching proficiency; mentorship and advising; communication; collaboration; critical thinking; technology proficiency, including digital tools for teaching online and instructional design.
    • Abilities: scholarship and research; adaptability and flexibility; leadership and initiative; problem-solving; student engagement; continuous learning.
    • Demonstrated understanding of online course design and delivery. Evidence of remote teaching experience.

    All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

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