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.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Shady Grove Affairs in the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, this position serves as the Program Director of UMBC's newly launched program leading to a bachelor's degree in Translational Life Science Technology (TLST). This is the first undergraduate STEM program being exclusively launched at UMBC's Universities of Shady Grove campus to more effectively build linkages to the growing biotechnology industry hub in Montgomery County, Maryland. The TLST program was created and designed to align with the emerging field and need for expertise in translational science of understanding the scientific and operational process for taking a scientific discovery from the laboratory to clinical solutions.
The incumbent will teach at least one course per semester in the program. In addition to teaching, the incumbent will oversee curriculum and instruction; recruit and lead 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, particularly for student internships; and carry out the necessary administrative duties associated with academic program oversight, such as course/faculty scheduling and facilitating effective program growth.
UMBC is a public research university that prides itself on quality teaching, innovative research, and public service. As an Honors University, the campus 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 one of the Great Colleges to Work For, a recognition given to only 86 universities. UMBC's 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 campus includes the bwtech@UMBC research and technology park, which has special programs for start-ups 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.
UMBC-Shady Grove is 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 DC beltway, UMBC-Shady Grove offers easy access to the region's attractions by car or public transportation.
UMBC is 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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Candidates should have a master's degree (doctoral degree preferred) in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a relevant field and at least two years of relevant academic or professional experience, preferably in the biotechnology industry, translational science/medicine research or scientific government agency. Teaching experience in classroom and/or on-line environments within biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related fields at the undergraduate or graduate levels is desired as well as experience working with community college and transfer students. Candidates should have strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills necessary to manage and grow a highly active and visible academic program. Exceptional candidates will be innovative thinkers, highly functional in dynamic environments, able to network with industry, government and academic practitioners, and enjoy working in transdisciplinary environments.
For best consideration, submit a cover letter; complete CV; brief statement of teaching, academic, industrial and government experience; and the contact information for three professional or academic references by November 29, 2018, via http://apply.interfolio.com/55600. Document review and selection of candidates will start immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes regular university benefits.
UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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.