Digital Media and Society, Undergraduate School - Adjunct Faculty

Location
Hagerstown, MD
Posted
Feb 21, 2017
Closes
Apr 01, 2017
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time

Adjunct Faculty

Digital Media and Society

Undergraduate School

Location: Regional sites in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area including Shady Grove, Hagerstown, Fort Meade, Waldorf, and Quantico as well as Fort Drum (New York).

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Digital Media and Web Technology Program. Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following course: CMST301 - Digital Media and Society. A survey of technological advancements in the field of digital media and their impact. The objective is to explain how digital media has transformed the communication of ideas in society and to make responsible choices in the creation and consumption of digital media based on awareness of global, social, ethical, and legal contexts.

Required Education and Experience:

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Experience teaching adult learners and distance education is highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications (Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Photoshop, Premier, or Animate), Web technology (web design, development, or programming), Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Access), or Virtual Reality (Unity or Unreal).

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMUC—one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM)—is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First," and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMUC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options.

UMUC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.

The typical UMUC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMUC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.

The Adjunct Faculty Role at UMUC

UMUC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education. Your role as an adjunct faculty member will be to:

  • Actively engage students though 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.
  • Provide feedback to your program chair on possible curricular improvements.

The Digital Media and Web Technology program at UMUC

To learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework, please visit:

https://www.umuc.edu/academic-programs/bachelors-degrees/digital-media-and-web-technology-major.cfm

Faculty Training at UMUC

We are committed to your professional success at UMUC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.

Position Available and will Remain Open Until Filled

Salary Commensurate with Experience

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.

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.