University of Maine at Augusta Augusta, ME, United States
The Social Science Program at the University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Social Science beginning in the Fall Semester of 2018. Applicants with a passion for teaching and experience with in-person and online modes of instruction are preferred. The University offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe-benefits. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Location: The University of Maine at Augusta ( www.uma.edu ) is the third largest of seven universities in the University of Maine System. It is a recognized leader in distance education based in two campuses, in the capital of Augusta and in Bangor. The position will be based on the Bangor campus, known for its close student/faculty relationships and strong sense of community. The successful candidate will be actively engaged in program development across the state. Bangor is a friendly city with a low cost of living, low crime rate and vibrant cultural activities. The area is a gateway to the natural beauty of Maine, surrounded by mountains, rivers, and lakes, 45 minutes from the Maine coast and an hour from Acadia National Park. 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. Programs are delivered on campus and using a network of University centers and sites across the state and internationally. The social science program offers general education and degree specific courses using modalities including in-person, interactive television, video conferencing, and online instruction. The successful candidate will be active in university service through student advising, curriculum development, committee activity and community outreach. Applicants must submit a letter of application; transcripts; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, and daytime telephone numbers of three professional references via this online application. Qualifications: Requirements : Graduation with a Ph.D. in sociology or communication is required. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in both areas. Candidates with ABD status may be considered but a doctoral degree is required for the awarding of tenure. The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in teaching effectively and a commitment to undergraduate research in a rural setting. The ability to work effectively in strong, collegial relationships across distances and disciplines is essential. The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, shared between sociology and communication coursework, employing both in-person and online modalities. Preferences : Area of specialization is open but applicants with teaching and research strength in microsociology, communication, social influence and/or group process are preferred. Experience in teaching at the college level, research productivity and a commitment to civic engagement are desirable. We are also particularly interested in c andidates who have expertise in sociology and communications related to diversity. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University . Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/ . Materials must be submitted via the "Apply for Position" link below. You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a letter of interest and CV which fully describe your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You 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. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening . The University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, nation origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. Please contact Amie Parker, Human Resource Director, 207-621-3448 (TDD 207-621-3107) with questions or concerns about equal opportunity employment.