Faculty Careers—Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


Which positions are you currently recruiting for?

Learn about adjunct/part-time and collegiate/full-time faculty positions.

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What are the qualifications to teach for UMUC?

A master's degree is the minimum qualification to teach for UMUC. Most positions require a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, DBA, JD) from a regionally accredited institution. Exceptions to the terminal degree are based on professional/industry and/or teaching experience.

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What are the benefits of teaching for UMUC?

Learn about the UMUC advantage.

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What is the standard number of courses faculty can teach?

Please see UMUC's policy on faculty workload.

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What is the average number of students per class in a typical undergraduate and/or graduate program?

UMUC enjoys small class sizes, which average between 25-35 students.

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Who is the typical UMUC student?

Many UMUC students have years of workplace or military experience and are truly diverse in terms of ethnicity, gender, life experience and professional/educational backgrounds. They are motivated by common personal and professional goals and share challenges of limited time and the demands of job and family.

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What degrees/certificates/courses does UMUC offer?

UMUC proudly teaches cutting-edge curriculum designed to prepare our students for advancement in the workforce. For a complete list of current degrees/certificates/courses offered, please view our Academic Programs page.

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Does UMUC sponsor visas?

UMUC does not offer visa support for faculty.

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What are the differences between adjunct/part-time and collegiate 12-month/full-time teaching positions?

The workload for Adjunct Faculty (Adjunct Instructors, Adjunct Assistant Professors, Adjunct Associate Professors, and Adjunct Professors) may not exceed 18 semester hours per academic year.

Collegiate 12-month/full-time faculty who teach either online or on-site and are eligible for the university’s generous benefits package.

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