Secondary Instructor (SI)
World Languages and Cultures
Department of Arts and Humanities
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is seeking Secondary Instructors (SI) who facilitate synchronous speaking practice sessions for world language courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Synchronous speaking activity is one of the core pedagogical elements in world languages education. UMGC World Languages and Cultures program offers unique and exceptional educational experience for students (for online course delivery method) by offering weekly synchronous speaking practice sessions.
Required Education and Experience:
Master's degree in foreign language pedagogy, linguistics, literature or related field
Native or near-native fluency in one of below languages and excellent command of English: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese or Spanish
1-2 year(s) of experience teaching, or as a Teaching Assistant in above language(s)
Prior higher education teaching experience and / or experience educating adult learners
Experience with online teaching environments, preferably in Desire to Learn (D2L)
This position is an online teaching position
Who We Are and Who We Serve
UMGC - one of 11 degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM) - is a mission-driven institution with seven core values that guide us in all we do. At the top of the list is "Students First," and we strive to do just that for our 90,000 students at home and abroad. From its start in 1947, UMGC has demonstrated its commitment to adult learners. We recognize that adult students need flexibility and options. UMGC is proud to be a global, 24-hour, institution of higher learning.
The typical UMGC student is an adult learner juggling a career, family, and other priorities. Roughly 80% work full time, half are parents, and half are minority students. They are continuing their education to better themselves, their families, and their professional opportunities. UMGC is also a leading higher education provider to the U.S. military, enrolling 55,000 active-duty service members, reservists, National Guard members, veterans, and family members annually. We are proud of our military heritage and are committed to this service.
The Secondary Instructor (SI) Role at UMGC
UMGC is committed to helping students achieve success not only with us, but also in their professional fields. As a result, we actively seek faculty members who are scholar-practitioners: professionals who are actively and successfully engaged in their field who additionally wish to help the next generation of professionals grow in their knowledge and expertise through education.
Your role as a Secondary Instructor (SI) member will be to:
Facilitate synchronous speaking practice sessions utilizing Skype for students enrolled in world language classes throughout the 8 week-long semesters on a weekly basis.
Provide speaking practice sessions on various times on several different days to accommodate global student body.
Actively engage students and motivate them to succeed and convey a genuine energy and enthusiasm for their language learning.
Actively manage speaking practice log to provide rich, helpful feedback and assessment after each session.
Help students develop language proficiency and gain an understanding of culture.
The World Languages and Cultures Program at UMGC
To learn more about this program, including its description, outcomes, and coursework, please visit: https://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/liberal-arts-and-communications/foreign-languages.cfm
Faculty Training at UMGC
We are committed to your professional success at UMGC. Each new faculty member is required to successfully complete our online two-week new faculty orientation, FacDev 411, as a condition of hire.
Position Available and will Remain Open Until Filled
Salary Commensurate with Experience
All submissions should include a cover letter and resume. UMGC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit: https://careers.umgc.edu/benefits.html .
The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMGC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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