Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Faculty Position in Behavioral Social Sciences

Posted: 3/6/2017 (Employment)

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) seeks adjunct faculty to teach, on site in Hagerstown, MD or Waldorf, MD in the Behavioral and Social Sciences program.  Specifically, we are seeking faculty for the following courses:
Disability Studies (BEHS 320): An interdisciplinary study of disability issues that focuses on understanding and evaluating traditional and current interpretations of the meaning of disability. The goal is to interact and communicate effectively and appropriately in situations relevant to issues of disability. Topics include the construction of images of people with disabilities; attitudes and actions toward those with disabilities; approaches taken by major social institutions (e.g., law, education, religion, the arts) toward disability; distinctions between different models of disability; and current issues in disability studies.
Parenting Today (BEHS 343): An overview of critical issues of parenthood in the United States today using an interdisciplinary perspective. The objective is to apply research and theory in family development to practical decision making. Topics include characteristics of effective parenting styles, disciplinary strategies, the role of diverse family structures, and the social forces that cause changes in parent/child relationships.
Alcohol in U.S. Society (BEHS 364): An interdisciplinary examination of the use and abuse of the drug alcohol from the perspectives of psychology, physiology, sociology, medicine, counseling, law, and public health. The aim is to examine current research and trends in the treatment of alcohol abuse and dependence (including prevention, assessment, and intervention) and to explore the history, etiology, effects, and current treatment practices. The effects of alcohol throughout the lifespan are explored in relation to gender, families, race, age, the workplace, and public safety.
Domestic Violence (BEHS 453): An examination of the complex phenomenon of domestic violence from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates individual, social, political, cultural/ethnic, economic, legal, and medical viewpoints. The aim is to evaluate research and theoretical models of domestic violence; assess institutional, community, and individual responses to domestic violence; and locate effective resources. Topics include neglect and the physical, emotional, and sexual abuse of children, partners, and the elderly. Discussion also covers response systems and mechanisms to prevent and treat violence.

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