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Assistant or Associate Professor of English

at University of Maine at Presque Isle in Presque Isle, Maine, United States

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Assistant or Associate Professor of English Campus: Presque Isle Department: English Communications & Art – IENAT Location: Presque Isle ME Bargaining Unit: AFUM Salary Band/Wage Band: J/01 Work Schedule: Academic Year Length: Academic Year (Sept-May) Statement of the Job: The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor of English beginning September 2024. The English program at the University of Maine Presque Isle offers three concentrations: writing, professional communication and journalism, and a general concentration in which students focus on literature and courses in the other concentrations. Minors are offered in writing, professional communication and journalism, English (general) and film. The successful candidate will bring a demonstrated record of teaching and course development in communication, multimodal journalism, digital media, and professional/workplace writing with a specialization in social media. The teaching load will also include first-year writing and may include upper-level courses in other areas of interest as appropriate. Expertise in digital humanities and film is desired but not required. This tenure-track position is a full-time, nine-month contract with benefits year-round. Primary teaching responsibilities will include development and delivery of courses in communication, journalism, digital media, and professional/workplace writing, as well as regular delivery of general education curricula. Responsibilities include:

+ Up to 24 contact hours of teaching per year which may include traditional fall and spring offerings and/or competency-based education (CBE) courses

+ Service to the department, university, and community.

+ Advise students in English programs and concentrations.

+ Recruit students to the English program and its concentrations

+ Advising English majors and serving on 1-2 campus committees is expected.

The work schedule will be variable based upon teaching schedule and research demands. Work beyond regular hours (which may include nights and weekends) may be necessary in order to meet the requirements of the position. The employee will establish regular office hours on campus, especially during semesters when teaching. Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range for this full-time academic year Assistant position is $57,806 – $62,500 or for Associate the range is $65,912 – $68,000 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits (https://umpi.hiretouch.com/uploads/523/file/Single\Page\Benefits-AFUM.docx) include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs. About the University: For more than a century, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has been helping students find their path to great professional careers providing its 1,300 traditional and non-traditional students from all areas of the state, country, and world with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. Further information about the University of Maine at Presque Isle can be found at https://www.umpi.edu/ The university sits on 150 acres surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine and the university strives to be the region’s premier learning institution while helping to stimulate cultural and economic development in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. The university serves as an educational and cultural center for the area and its facilities are utilized for lectures, programs, concerts, dance performances, exhibits, and plays that benefit the entire region. Learn more about what Aroostook County has to offer here (https://visitaroostook.com/) . Qualifications: Required:

+ Ph.D. or ABD status in English or Digital Media, Communications or related degree.

+ Demonstrated experience in teaching introductory and/or upper-level courses at the university level.

+ Effective oral and written communication skills, and ability to collaborate with the campus, local, and regional communities.

+ Demonstrated experience or ability to employ high impact teaching practices, multiple forms of formative and summative assessment, and technology that qualitatively improves the learning experience, including on-line teaching methods.

+ Demonstrated ability to conduct research that engages undergraduates and can lead to conference presentations, publications, and may garner external funding.

+ Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Preferred:

+ 3+ years teaching at the collegiate level (may include as a graduate assistant)

+ 3+ years in a English/digital media/communications or instructional educational, leadership, or research role in higher education

+ Candidate interested in supporting an English club

Other Information: Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload: 1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position with specific reference to the qualifications outlined above 2.) a resume/curriculum vitae 3.) contact information for three professional references 4.) a teaching philosophy statement 5.) official transcripts You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the university. Search Timeline is as follows: Review of applications to begin immediately. Screening interviews to begin no earlier than May 19, 2024 On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: June 1, 2024 Tentative start date: September 1, 2024 We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support. Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate. The University of Maine at Presque Isle is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: JC259829867

Posted On: May 15, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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