The University of Maine at Augusta’s English program seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in professional writing and composition. The position will be based on UMA’s Bangor campus beginning the academic year 2017-2018. Responsibilities include four courses per semester in addition to scholarship and service. Expertise in digital literacy, technical writing, and writing across the curriculum is preferred. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in rhetoric, composition, English, or a comparable subject is preferred. Candidates with ABD status in rhetoric, composition, English, or closely-related field will be considered, with the understanding that a doctoral degree is required for the awarding of tenure. Requirements include: demonstrated ability and willingness to teach online professional writing courses; familiarity with distance education methods; a willingness to participate in our dual enrollment offerings; willingness to travel between Bangor and Augusta to teach. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching non-traditional students.
Salary: The normal hiring range is low fifties for a tenure-track position, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.
Faculty positions require teaching both day and/or evening on our campuses in Augusta, Bangor, and/or at University College Centers; student advising; curriculum development; research and scholarship; university and community service. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach via one or more of the distance education modalities utilized by the University: interactive television, video conferencing, and online instruction.
UMA is the third largest of seven universities in the University of Maine System. Its main campus is located in Augusta, Maine’s capital city. It is surrounded by scenic lake country and offers ready access to the winter and coastal recreational areas for which Maine is famous. UMA has a second campus in Bangor, which is located in the heart of Maine. Bangor is a friendly city filled with excitement, opportunity and activity, and it serves as a gateway to a Maine region of great natural beauty.
Known for its high-quality student support services and strong, caring faculty, UMA serves a mix of both traditional and non-traditional students, and offers a wide array of educational programs including certificates, Associate degrees, and Baccalaureate degrees. UMA has a rich history in distance education and a strong support system to facilitate course design and delivery. Educational programs are delivered on campus, and statewide, nationally, and internationally through a network of University centers and sites and via many distance education modes.
Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after November 10, will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://maine.hiretouch.com. Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." Applicants will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume which fully describes candidate’s qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. Applicants will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Finalist will be asked to submit official transcripts upon request.
An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background screening.
The University of Maine at Augusta (www.uma.edu) is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System.
17-018P; October 19, 2016
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