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Assistant Professor of Architecture (Tenure Track) - Search

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

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Assistant Professor of Architecture (Tenure Track) – Search Extended – Revised 1-21-22 Department: Architecture – AARCH Bargaining Unit: AFUM Salary Band/Wage Band: A typical salary for this tenure-track, academic-year appointment is in the low-to-mid 60s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The university offers excellent fringe benefits package to include health, vision, and dental insurance, vacation time, tuition waiver, and retirement benefits. Location: Augusta ME Statement of Job: This vacancy notice was updated on 1/21/22 to include COVID vaccination information. 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. The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time tenure- track position of Assistant Professor of Architecture. The successful applicant will be expected to teach integrated studios and related building technology coursework; to this end, professional practice experience, either previous or current, is expected. The applicant will also be responsible for student advising, recruitment, assessment, and other extra-curricular activities associated with continued development of the Bachelor of Architecture program. Experience with curricular assessment and/or NAAB accreditation is a plus. Based on the Augusta campus, courses are taught using a variety of modalities including in-person, hybrid offerings, and online instruction. The position carries a 9-credit load per semester, typically teaching a combination of a design studio and two core architecture courses each semester. Duties of the position may also include supporting the university’s Early College Program. The appointment will begin fall semester, 2022. For additional information about UMA’s programs and degrees, please visit our web site at https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs / . UMA Bachelor of Architecture’s Mission: Architecture through Engagement Our mission expresses who we are: SMALLINTEGRATEDHANDS-ON. This fundamentally means we are about people: our students, our faculty, and our community partners. We teach architecture through engagement, educating and empowering students to explore, investigate, and analyze the built environment. Engagement brings students into active contact with each other, their coursework, and our community partners. The University of Maine at Augusta’s Architecture program is rooted in three essential elements. The first is the mission to engage community; this is where our work takes place. The second is the desire to work in collaboration, within the department, the university, and with community partners; this is what allows us to affect positive change. And third is seen in our curriculum, based in the idea of being “grounded in real”; these are the tools we use to affect our collective built environment. For additional information about UMA’s B.Arch, please visit our web site at http://www.uma.edu/barc (https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/architecture/) h . 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 liberal arts and professional programs leading to certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. The successful candidate will be active in university service through student advising, curriculum development, committee activity, and community outreach. Salary: A typical salary for this tenure-track, academic-year appointment is in the low-to-mid 60s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The university offers excellent fringe benefits package to include health, vision, and dental insurance, vacation time, tuition waiver, and retirement benefits. To learn more about the University’s comprehensive fringe-benefits package, please see the video posted here (https://video.maine.edu/media/2021+University+of+Maine+System+Benefits+Overview/1\_rsmq2g26) . The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and, therefore, is required to comply with Executive Order directives regarding COVID vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Please visit Together for Maine (https://www.maine.edu/together/) for more information on successful contribution to our COVID-19 public health campaign. Qualifications: Required Qualifications:

+ A D.Arch, M.Arch, or a B.Arch with a Master’s degree in a related field

+ An ability to teach in the design studio, specifically upper-level design studios, especially our Steel and Integrated Studios

+ A capacity and interest to teach subjects related to building technology which may include coursework involving materials, construction, sustainability, and/or structures

+ A professional architecture license (active or inactive)

+ Teaching experience at the university level

+ A record of recognized scholarly, creative, and/or professional work especially relating to building integration

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Experience with integrating core architecture courses (structures, sustainability, construction techniques) and the design studio

+ Familiarity with current design and graphics computer applications

+ Experience with course and/or program assessment

+ Experience with NAAB Accreditation

+ Experience working with diverse student populations

+ Interest in contributing to UMA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives

Other Information: Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/ . Materials must be submitted via “Apply for Position.” You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application, upload a cover letter which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae, a Statement of Contribution to Diversty, Equity, and Inclusion, five samples (maximum) of professional work, and five samples (maximum) of student work done under the candidate’s tutelage, and contact information for three professional references. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Review of applications will begin January 10. Materials received after January 9, 2022 will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening. The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, natio
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Job Posting: JC202725396

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022

Updated On: Jan 30, 2022