Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

University of Maine at Augusta

United States

January 9, 2022

Description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

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 low 50s 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:

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 Chemistry. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in teaching and to developing innovative curriculum, labs and research experiences for students. Full-time, twelve-credit hour teaching load will include online and campus- based chemistry courses for allied health students, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. The successful applicant may also develop and teach laboratory courses for non-majors and courses in their area of expertise. Based on the Augusta campus, the successful candidate may be expected to travel to centers and the Bangor campus to teach. Courses are taught using a variety of modalities including in-person, hybrid offerings, and online instruction. 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 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. We seek candidates whose teaching, scholarship, and mentorship support our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. 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 50s 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.

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: The successful applicant will be broadly trained in Chemistry, hold a Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field, have college-level teaching experience, and be committed to excellence in undergraduate education. Ability to teach chemistry courses for allied health students, general chemistry, and organic chemistry. Applicants with ABD status will also be considered; doctorate required for tenure.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with course or curriculum development, using new technologies in teaching, mentoring student research projects or internships, teaching online, discipline related work experience, and teaching non-traditional students preferred. Experience working with diverse student populations and 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 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 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, 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: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

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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