Remote | Part-time

Graduate Writing Skills and Effective Writing Skills, The Graduate School – Adjunct Faculty

  • (North America) Remote
  • 10008972
  • Part-Time
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Graduate Writing Skills & Effective Writing Skills
  • Graduate Learning Initiatives
  • The Graduate School
  • Location: Online

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the Graduate Learning Initiatives Program. Specifically, we are looking for faculty to teach the following courses:

ASC 601: Graduate Writing Skills – (Recommended preparation for students who want to improve their writing skills.) Improve your academic writing skills and become a better communicator. Enhance your grammar and punctuation skills through individualized exercises. Prepare for academic writing by summarizing and synthesizing texts, developing well-organized essays, and integrating sources into your work. Employ APA style for formatting and correct citation. Learn the steps of writing, from prewriting through proofreading, to produce clear, concise documents appropriate to your audience and purpose.

UCSP 605: Effective Graduate Writing – (Recommended preparation for students who want to improve their writing skills.) An introduction to the writing skills needed for effective academic writing. Skills addressed include accurate grammar and punctuation; summarizing and synthesizing texts; developing well-organized, well-supported informative essays; integrating sources into writing and formatting academic papers using APA guidelines; and revising writing to produce clear, concise documents.

Required Education and Experience:

  • A terminal degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Teaching experience in Composition or a related discipline
  • Online teaching experience highly preferred
  • Professional management experience
  • Minimum technology requirements to teach at UMUC can be found and reviewed at under Faculty Resources

Materials needed for submission

  • Resume/ Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter highly preferred
  • If selected, candidates with international degrees may be required to submit translation/ degree evaluation from WES, AACRAO or IERF

Who We Are and Who We Serve

UMUC—one of 12 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 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 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.