College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
This page provides you with answers to many of the frequently asked questions in the following areas:
Q. Can I read CSM's Background check policy?
A. All of CSM's policy's (the Administrative Manual) are available on our website under Faculty and Staff on the home page.
To view the Background Check Policy click here.
Q. Will the college pay for travel expenses for an interview or relocation if I am offered a job?
A. No. The college does not pay for travel expenses or relocation expenses. For some positions the college will agree to conduct a telephone interview. If a follow up interview is necessary the college will not pay any of the expenses.
Q. I would like to submit a transcript with my resume submission. What do I do?
A. Please fax your unofficial transcript to 301-542-0184 AFTER you have submitted your resume online. Please include a fax cover that indicates your name and the position you are applying for. Please DO NOT fax resumes to this fax number. All resumes should be submitted via the online Resume Submission Form. This fax number is only for additional documentation that should be added to the application unless otherwise noted.
If you would like to submit transcripts via e-mail, you may do so if the document is in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, or html. If it is not in one of these formats, please submit via the fax number above. If you do have the transcripts in one of these formats and would like to e-mail them, please send the e-mail to email@example.com with the transcripts attached. Please DO NOT e-mail resumes.Please include your name and the position you have applied for in the body of the e-mail. This e-mail should be sent AFTER you have applied online. All resumes should be submitted via the online Resume Submission Form.
Q. Can I submit a general or paper application for employment?
A. No. CSM only accepts resumes for advertised positions. You must indicate which position you are applying for. All resumes must be submitted through the Resume Submission Form on our website.
Q. How do I submit my resume if I do not have access to a computer?
A. The local libraries have computers with internet access available to the public. Also, the College of Southern Maryland has a library on the La Plata, Leonardtown and Prince Frederick campuses with computers with internet access available to the public. View more information on hours and locations of CSM libraries. The Waldorf Center for Higher Education also has a computer lab and will allow applicants to use the computers for this purpose based upon availability of computers.
Q. How do I submit my resume if I cannot complete the on-line application due to a disability?
Applicants with disabilities who require special accommodations in order to apply for a position should contact the Human Resources Office at 301-934-7700 PRIOR to submitting the application.
Q. How do I complete the Resume Submission Form?
Q. I still do not understand the online Resume Submission Form. Is there someone who can help me apply?
A. Please make an appointment with a Career Services Specialist at any CSM campus. Please call 410-586-3056 to contact the Prince Frederick campus, 240-725-5323 to contact the Leonardtown campus, or 301-934-7569 for the La Plata campus.
Q. I have applied for a previous position at CSM. Can CSM use the same application I submitted to apply for a different vacancy?
A. You must complete the Resume Submission Form for each position you wish to be considered for. For best consideration, you should address the qualifications listed for the vacancy announcement you are applying for.
Q. I would like to submit a reference letter with my resume submission. What do I do?
A. Please do not send more than 2 reference letters. Please fax your reference letter to 301-542-0184 AFTER you have submitted your resume online. Please include a fax cover that indicates your name and the position you are applying for. Please DO NOT fax resumes to this fax number. All resumes should be submitted via the online Resume Submission Form. This fax number is only for additional documentation that should be added to the application unless otherwise noted.
If you would like to submit reference letters via e-mail, you may do so if the document is in one of the following formats: doc, xls, txt, rtf, pdf, gif, jpg, htm, or html. If it is not in one of these formats, please submit via the fax number above. If you do have the reference letters in one of these formats and would like to e-mail them, please send the e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the transcripts attached. Please include your name and the position you have applied for in the body of the e-mail. This e-mail should be sent AFTER you have applied online. Please DO NOT e-mail resumes. All resumes should be submitted via the online Resume Submission Form.
Q. How do I submit my resume if I do not have an e-mail address?
A. You must have an e-mail address in order to submit your resume for a position. Free e-mail accounts are available at various websites such as www.yahoo.com and www.hotmail.com. For a listing of free web-based e-mail providers visit http://www.emailaddresses.com/guide_types.htm.
These websites are provided as information only - no endorsement is made or implied.
Q. How do I clear my personal information from the computer?
Q. What happens if I apply for a position after the closing date?
A. If a position has a closing date/time and you apply after that date/time, your application will not be considered.
Q. What does "Open until filled" mean?
A. This means that the college will accept resumes submitted online until the position is offered and accepted by a candidate. Positions that do not have a closing date and are indicated as "Open until filled" will have a first screening date advertised until that date has passed. Not all applications are necessarily screened for employment consideration. All resumes that are submitted by the first screening date will be screened for the minimum qualifications. Those applicant who have met the minimum qualifications will be sent to the search committee. The applications received after the first screening date will be held for the second batch. If the search committee selects an applicant from the first batch, the position is closed. If the search committee does not hire an applicant from the first batch, the second batch is then screened for the minimum qualifications. The batch process will repeat until a hire is made.
Q. If I meet the qualifications listed on the announcement, will I be called for an interview?
A. Not necessarily. Applicants who have met the minimum qualifications will be sent to the Search Committee for review. The Search Committee will select the strongest applicants for interview. It is important that you reflect all of your education and experience on your resume (including dates of employment).
Q. Will I be notified if I am not selected for an interview?
A. Applicants will be notified when the position is closed. You will not be notified before the recruitment is complete because the Search Committee always has the option of re-reviewing applicants they have previously seen.
Q. Can I get more information about a position than what is provided in the job listing?
A. Yes, detailed position descriptions are available for all vacant positions on our website or by contacting the Human Resources Department at 301-934-7700.
Q. What part-time temporary faculty opportunities are you hiring for?
A. CSM accepts resumes for part-time temporary faculty for all areas at all times. When applying for part-time faculty, you are submitting your resume to an applicant pool. Department Chairs access the applicant pool when there is a hiring need.
Q. What types of student employment am I eligible for?
A. Student employees consist of student assistants and Work Study students. A student assistant must be a registered CSM student, taking at least one class. A Work Study student must have filed a Federal Student Aid Application, be enrolled in at least six credits per semester, and must qualify for the Federal Work Study Program. All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid since there are grants and scholarships for which they may be qualified.
Q. How do I become eligible for the Federal Work Study Program?
A. You may be eligible to be hired as a Federal Work-Study Student if you have met all of the following:
For more information on Work Study eligibility, contact the Financial Assistance Department at CSM at 301-934-7531.
Q. How much would I be paid for part-time temporary (adjunct) teaching?
A. Part-time temporary faculty teach a variety of courses, including traditional classroom, distance learning, lab, self-paced, continuing education, and corporate training courses. Some courses are brief, lasting only a few hours, while others last the entire semester and require extensive classroom instruction.
Since the types of courses adjunct faculty teach vary widely, no one pay scale reflects all the possibilities. For information about the pay for a specific course, you will need to contact the chair of the appropriate academic department.
Pay increases with teaching experience at CSM. The chart below gives the current pay for many credit courses. One hour of class time per week equals one load equivalent. According to the chart, someone teaching a course with a three-load equivalent for the first time would receive $1,713, while someone teaching the course in the seventh semester would receive $2,256.
TYPICAL CREDIT COURSE
|# of semesters taught at CSM||Dollars per load equivalent|
Q. What benefits do part-time temporary (adjunct) instructors receive?
Q. How much would I be paid for a Tenure Track Faculty position?
A. Salaries for tenure track faculty positions are based upon placement in rank which is done by the academic deans.
To view the salary table for 10- and 12-month faculty click here.
Q. How is placement in rank for faculty determined?
A. All faculty members are initially assigned to a rank based on their education, professional (non-classroom) experience, and/or teaching experience.
To view information on placement in rank click here.
Q. How much would I be paid for a staff/administrative (non-faculty) position?
A. Each position is assigned a grade that corresponds to a salary range. Except for designated hard-to-hire positions, salaries are established at the beginning of the salary range for the position's grade. The designation of hard-to-hire is used where a recruitment yields a limited number of qualified applicants and an increased salary is necessary to fill the position. Individual salaries for hard-to-hire positions may be subject to negotiation at the time of hire. To view the non-faculty salary ranges click here.
Q. The position I applied for shows a salary range. Can I be offered the salary at the high end of the range?
A. Positions that are not designated as hard to hire will start at the minimum of the grade. Positions that are designated as hard to hire may start above the minimum of the grade but they usually do not start above the mid-point of the salary range.