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Adjunct Faculty

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Shady Grove, Maryland

Position Description:

UMBC’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Biotechnology is currently recruiting three part-time, adjunct faculty to teach at the Universities at Shady Grove Campus in Rockville, MD.  We are searching for instructors for three courses:

Experimental Design - This course introduces the basic concepts which underlie the design of experiments.  The course teaches how to select an appropriate experimental design for the problem at hand, set up, conduct and analyze the results of statistically designed experiments, and understand the statistical basis for these techniques.
Industrial Bioprocessing - This course provides an in-depth study into the concepts of industrial biotechnology.  Industrial biotechnology is defined as the exploitation of enzymes, microorganisms, and plants to produce energy, industrial chemicals and consumer goods.  The course focuses on the interaction of chemical engineering, biochemistry, and microbiology for the production of commercial products. 
Capstone - This seminar-style, capstone course provides an in-depth exploration of how new products are commercially developed.  Each student identifies a potential product within the biotechnology sector and prepares a research and commercialization plan designed to bring that technology to commercial fruition.

We invite highly qualified applicants to apply for consideration.  The MPS: Biotechnology prepares early-career science professionals to fill management and leadership roles in biotech-related companies or agencies.  The curriculum is intended to address changes in the needs of the biotechnology industry through experiential learning.  By providing advanced instruction in the life sciences, in addition to coursework in regulatory affairs, legal/ethical issues, project management, and other functional areas of the biotechnology development process, students gain skills to further their career in a life science-oriented business.


A doctoral degree, equivalent or significant industry experience is required for instructors.  Prior teaching experience is not required but candidates should have 6+ years of post-graduate professional or research experience (industrial or academic).

To Apply:

For best consideration, submit your current CV or resume and state of interest to Dr. Sheldon E. Broedel, Jr., Assistant Director and Adjunct Professor, via email at by January 30, 2018. CVs will be accepted until positions are filed. For more information, please visit: