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Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure Track) - Augusta Campus - SEARCH EXTENDED

at University of Maine at Augusta in Augusta, Maine, United States

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Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure Track) – Augusta Campus – SEARCH EXTENDED Department: Natural Lab Science – ASCIE Bargaining Unit: AFUM Salary Band/Wage Band: A typical salary for this tenure track, academic year appointment is in the mid-50s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Location: Augusta ME Statement of Job: The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking qualified applicants for an academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biology based on our Augusta Campus. We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and mentorship support our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This appointment will begin fall semester 2024. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and to developing innovative curricula, labs, and research experiences for students. This full-time, twelve-credit hour teaching load will include online and campus-based courses in support of the Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree, Allied Health programs, and the core curriculum. Teaching assignments will include lecture and laboratory sections of general biology, required science courses in Biology, Nursing, and Medical Laboratory Technology programs, as well as courses specific to Biology Majors. The successful candidate may also develop and teach courses in their area of expertise and laboratory courses for non-majors. Courses are taught using a variety of modalities including in-person, hybrid offerings, and asynchronous online instruction. The duties of this position may also include supporting the university’s Early College program. UMA faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs, committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning, committed to effective use of technology including distance learning, involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to the appointment, and to provide service to the community, College, and University. UMA serves a mix of traditional and non-traditional students and offers a wide array of l iberal arts and professional programs leading to certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees. Programs are delivered on campus and using a network of University centers and sites across the state and internationally. The University offers general education and degree-specific courses using in-person, hyflex, distance synchronous , and online instruction. The successful candidate will be active in university service through student advising, curriculum development, committee activity, and community outreach. For additional information about UMA’s programs and degrees, please visit UMA’s Programs of Study (https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/) web page. Salary: A typical salary for this tenure-track, academic-year appointment is in the mid-50s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits: The University provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation, and sick time; health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employees and their eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan with a 10% university contribution, and more. View our Benefits Information Summary (https://uma.hiretouch.com/uploads/519/file/2022\_Benefits-AFUM.pdf) page to learn more. About the University (https://www.uma.edu/) : UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives. Qualifications: Required Qualifications: The successful applicant will be broadly trained in biology, possess a Ph.D. in biology or a related discipline, and have relevant college-level teaching experience including teaching online. NOTE: Doctoral candidates with a master’s degree in biology or a related field may be considered. Completion of the doctorate is required for the awarding of tenure. Preferred Qualifications: Background in neurobiology, evolutionary developmental biology, or developmental biology. Experience with course or curriculum development, using new technology in teaching, teaching asynchronous online courses, mentoring students’ research projects or internships, discipline-related work experience, being committed to excellence in undergraduate education, and teaching nontraditional students. Other Information: Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position” below. You will need to create an applicant profile and upload:

+ a cover letter that fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications

+ a resume/curriculum vitae

+ contact information for three professional references

+ a statement of contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa Sponsorship support. Review of applications will begin immediately. Materials received after February 19, 2024, will be considered at the discretion of the university. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening. In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine at Augusta does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Length: Academic Year (Sept-May) Required Documents: Contact Information for Professional References, Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Posted On: Feb 03, 2024

Updated On: Mar 24, 2024

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