Thank you for your interest in teaching with UMGC Europe. Below you will find information about UMGC and how to apply to teach with us.
There are two major faculty categories: collegiate and adjunct.
Collegiate faculty hold teaching appointments that normally cover one academic year. To qualify for a collegiate appointment, the applicant usually must have a doctorate as well as meet university requirements for teaching in an additional discipline. Candidates must be eligible for an ID card (CAC) and SOFA status. Faculty members with qualifications in more than one discipline help make it possible for the university to offer a wider range of courses at smaller locations.
Adjunct faculty constitute the largest group of faculty members for UMGC Europe. Adjunct faculty members are appointed to teach specific courses each term. Most adjunct faculty do not move from location to location; they teach courses for which they are qualified when offered at installations near their homes. Many of these faculty members hold positions with European universities; others are U.S. servicemembers, Department of Defense employees, or individuals in private business. These are faculty whose major incomes are derived from other sources. Applicants for adjunct teaching positions must have legal residency and pass a local background check in the country in which they apply to teach. Applicants with a U.S. Military ID card and ILS (Individual Logistical Support) will be given preference.
All applicants are required to complete and submit an Employment and Logistical Support Eligibility Questionnaire as a part of the online application. This form is used strictly for employment and logistical eligibility purposes and will not be shared with the hiring managers.
All faculty applications are collected through our online applicant management system. To determine the specific courses you are approved to teach, your completed file (including application, transcripts, certificates, resume, and reference letters) is reviewed by a dean or academic coordinator. For a general idea of the credentials required for teaching, please refer to the requirements. Should you be needed to teach a course, you will be contacted and sent the necessary textbooks and teaching materials. Once your scheduled course is confirmed, you will be sent an Appointment Agreement for that course.
Guidelines for Completing the Application to Teach
The academic departments rely fully on your documentation to reach a decision on a request for approval to teach specific courses. Thus, in completing your application, you should supply as much pertinent information as possible concerning your areas of expertise. Applicants who attended institutions that issue transcripts should have these submitted as soon as possible.
If your college or university does not issue transcripts, you must find other ways to document the nature of your studies. Among the materials that would prove helpful are copies of your course and program descriptions, diplomas and certificates, Studienbuecher, copies of seminar reports, publications, titles of papers written, and statements from your references about your studies. The more documents you supply and the more specific they are, the greater your chances of having the evaluation completed within the normal time frame and of being approved for the appropriate courses.
Before submitting your online application, please be sure you have done the following:
- Fully completed all items on the online application form
- Listed three academic references
- Arranged for all undergraduate and graduate transcripts to be submitted
(If you attended institutions that do not issue transcripts, include the appropriate documentation.)
- Attached copies of any relevant certificates
- Included a current resume
Requirements for Teaching Undergraduate Liberal Arts
The following undergraduate programs are available to students overseas: UMGC Certificate, Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Arts degrees.
|Accounting||A master's degree in accounting is the minimum requirement for teaching Principles of Accounting. Candidates with a master's degree in business or a related field who have earned a bachelor's in accounting and a CPA or CMA may be considered.|
|Anthropology||A doctorate or extensive work beyond the master's degree. Applicants may be approved to teach only those courses directly related to their graduate concentration.|
|Art History||A doctorate or active work toward it, or a master's degree plus extensive background and experience. Graduate work must be in art history and not in the studio arts.|
|Business and Management||A master's degree is required as the minimum academic preparation for all business and management courses. Approvals for upper-level business and management courses will be extended only for areas supported by a concentration (at least three courses) of graduate work.|
(BMGT 378, 380, 381)
|A JD degree with concentration in areas pertinent to business.|
|Chemistry||At least a master's degree or equivalent in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field. A PhD is preferred. Other factors considered include recency of exposure to chemistry, laboratory experience, teaching experience, and academic references.|
|Communication||A master's degree or PhD in technical communication, business communication, or science writing; or a master's degree or PhD in English or rhetoric. Lecturers should also have significant work experience in these fields and the equivalent of two years of college teaching in communication or writing.|
|Computer Studies||A master's degree or PhD in computer science or information systems management, or a related area. Lecturers must also have professional experience with computers, have college-level teaching experience in one of the computer studies disciplines, and be proficient in using sophisticated micro-computers in an instructional setting.|
|Criminal Justice and Criminology||A master's degree or PhD in criminal justice or criminology. Applicants who hold higher degrees in sociology or law enforcement with specialization in criminology also will be considered.|
|Economics||A master's degree in economics is the minimum requirement for teaching Principles of Economics. Approvals for upper-level economics courses will be extended to those areas of economics supported by a concentration (at least three courses) of graduate course work.|
|English||A master's degree in English language or literature. Prefer two years or more of experience teaching American students at the college/university level.|
|Foreign Language||An American master's degree in the language or the European equivalent. Prefer training in linguistics and previous experience teaching the language to American adults.|
|Geology||A master's degree in geology. A doctorate or work toward it and/or teaching experience preferred.|
|Government and Politics||A doctorate or extensive work beyond the master's degree. Approvals will extend only to the course(s) directly related to the applicant's graduate concentration. Holders of an undergraduate and graduate degree in political science with teaching experience may be considered for a limited number of courses.|
|History||A doctorate or extensive work beyond the master's degree. Approvals will extend only to the course(s) directly related to the applicant's graduate courses and graduate concentration. Holders of an undergraduate and graduate degree in history with teaching experience may be considered for a limited number of courses.|
|Library Skills||A master's in library science is the preferred degree for candidates who wish to teach LIBS 150. Individuals who hold at least the master's degree in the humanities, social sciences, or behavioral sciences may be considered if they recently have done graduate-level research in American college, university, or research libraries.|
|Life Sciences||A master's degree in biology, botany, or zoology. A doctorate or work toward it and/or teaching experience preferred.|
|Mathematics||The minimum of a master's degree or equivalent in mathematics, engineering, physics or a math-related field. A PhD is preferred. Other factors considered include recency of exposure to mathematics, extent of teaching experience, and academic references.|
|Paralegal||A JD degree with professional experience in the field.|
|Philosophy||A doctorate or extensive work beyond the master's degree. Approvals will extend only to the courses directly related to the applicant's graduate concentration. Holders of an undergraduate and graduate degree in philosophy with teaching experience may be considered for a limited number of courses.|
|Physics||At least a master's degree or equivalent in physics or in a related field such as electrical or nuclear engineering. A PhD is preferred. Other factors considered include recency of exposure to physics, extent of teaching experience, and academic references.|
|Psychology||A PhD is preferred. Holders of an undergraduate and graduate degree in psychology who have had a minimum of three years' teaching experience in psychology may be provisionally approved for a limited number of courses.|
|Sociology||A doctorate or extensive work beyond the master's degree. Approvals will extend only to the courses directly related to the applicant's graduate concentration. Holders of an undergraduate and graduate degree in sociology with teaching experience may be considered for a limited number of courses.|
|Speech||A master's degree in speech communication. A degree in speech pathology is not appropriate for approval to teach SPCH 100.|
|Theater||A master's degree in drama or a master's in speech with a concentration in drama.|