The College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track Associate Dean Position at its branch campus in Rockville, MD at The Universities at Shady Grove.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, this position serves as the Associate Dean of UMBC's programs leading to a bachelor’s degree in Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) and a professional master’s degree in Biotechnology. The incumbent will teach at least one course per semester in the TLST program. In addition to teaching, among other faculty duties, the incumbent will oversee curricula and instruction; recruit and supervise qualified part-time faculty; collaborate with the Division of Professional Studies (UMBC-Shady Grove’s administrative division) on program marketing, student recruitment and retention activities; advise students; pursue business development opportunities with industry; manage UMBC's TLST/Biotechnology Advisory Board; and carry out the necessary administrative duties associated with academic program oversight.
QUALIFICATIONS: Requires an earned doctoral degree. Preference will be given to applicants with at least five years of relevant professional experience, preferably in the biotechnology industry. Teaching experience in classroom and/or on-line environments for industry-oriented programs is strongly desired. Candidates should have strong organizational, management, and public communication skills.
SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes regular university benefits.
APPLICATION: For best consideration, submit a cover letter, a brief statement of teaching, academic, and industrial or government experience, complete CV, and three professional or academic references by March 12, 2018 via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/48776. Document review and selection of candidates will start immediately. This position will remain open until filled. All applications must be submitted via Interfolio to be considered.
ABOUT UMBC: UMBC is a public research university that prides itself on quality teaching, innovative research, and public service. As a campus of an Honors University, UMBC-Shady Grove offers academically talented students an undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. We are dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning. The 2015 US News and World Report Best Colleges report placed UMBC fourth in the Most Innovative National Universities category and sixth in Best Undergraduate Teaching, National Universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC as a Great College to Work For, a recognition given to only 86 universities. [The Chronicle of Higher Education named UMBC an outstanding academic workplace for the seventh consecutive year, one of only 80 universities to receive the Great Colleges to Work For distinction and the only Maryland four-year institution to be recognized.]
UMBC’s main campus is located on 500 acres just off I-95 between Baltimore and Washington DC, and less than 10 minutes from the BWI airport and Amtrak station. The main campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for startups focused on cybersecurity, clean energy, life sciences and training. UMBC-Shady Grove is located at The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), a regional higher education center that offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. Programs at UMBC-Shady Grove help prepare students for rewarding careers in the region’s most high-demand fields. Students who successfully complete their coursework at UMBC-Shady Grove graduate with a degree from UMBC. Through on-campus services such as academic coaching, career advising, internship preparation, personal counseling, and leadership training, students leave UMBC-Shady Grove with the academic skills and real-world experiences needed for successful careers.
We are surrounded by one of the greatest concentrations of commercial, cultural and scientific activity in the nation. Located in the heart of Montgomery County, Rockville has all the advantages of modern, urban living, including professional sports, major art galleries, and theaters. The nation’s capital, Washington, DC, is a great tourist attraction with its historical monuments and museums. Just 40 miles from downtown Baltimore and less than 10 miles from the D.C. Beltway, UMBC-Shady Grove offers easy access to the region’s attractions by car or public transportation.
We are committed to inclusive excellence and innovation and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.