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 (www.uma.edu) 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 Social Science Program at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is seeking applicants for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Psychology position. This tenure-track position will start Academic Year 2019 in the Fall semester. The sub-discipline and area of expertise are open. Applicants with a passion for teaching and experience with in-person and online modes of instruction are preferred. The position will be based on the Augusta campus, although the successful candidate will be actively engaged in program development across the state.
The Social Science Program is currently developing a bachelor’s degree in psychology which will build on the program’s interdisciplinary strengths. This position will have the opportunity to support the psychology curriculum development as well as the ongoing evolution of the social science degree.
The position is responsible for teaching UMA students in classroom, online, or as otherwise assigned. This position may also be responsible for developing and overseeing Early College curricula in psychology. Additional responsibilities may include participating in program and university-wide committees and meetings.
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 appointment; and willing to provide service to the College.
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.
Salary: The normal hiring range is high-forties to low-fifties for a tenure-track position, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.
A doctoral degree in Psychology is required. Candidates with ABD status may be considered but the 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, employing both in-person and online modalities.
Area of specialization is open but a strong candidate will have degrees, teaching or research experience that span multiple psychological subfields OR psychological connections to other disciplines (e.g., Public Health, education, climate change, justice studies, etc.). Experience in teaching at the college level, research productivity, and a commitment to civic engagement are desirable.
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 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 immediately. Materials received on or after February 15 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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at (207) 581-1226.