Faculty Careers—Frequently Asked Questions
- Which positions are you currently recruiting for?
- What are the qualifications to teach for UMUC?
- What are the benefits of teaching for UMUC?
- What is the standard number of courses faculty can teach?
- What is the average number of students per class in a typical undergraduate and/or graduate program?
- Who is the typical UMUC student?
- What degrees/certificates/courses does UMUC offer?
- Does UMUC sponsor Visas?
- What are the differences between adjunct/part-time, 12-month collegiate/full-time, and 10- and 12-month overseas teaching positions?
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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Please see UMUC's policy on faculty workload.
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.
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.
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.
UMUC does not offer visa support for faculty.
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.