Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
The University of Maine at Machias seeks a broadly-trained marine biologist committed to teaching excellence and undergraduate applied research, in support of our Marine Biology, Environmental Studies, and Biology programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate: 1) excellence in undergraduate teaching; 2) commitment to field and laboratory research projects for undergraduate students in an active applied marine research program; and 3) promise for public outreach in marine-related areas.
UMM has a rich, thirty-five year history of applied marine research and outreach. Therefore, the successful candidate will demonstrate potential for effective collaboration with other marine scientists, students, local fishers, and others in developing an applied research agenda. The candidate is expected to secure over time external funding in support of that research. In addition, s/he will utilize and support the on-going development of UMM’s marine field station in the nearby town of Beals. All faculty members are expected to be involved in the life of the institution and the success of its students, who are diverse in skills, ages, and backgrounds. For at least the first three years, the teaching assignment is 8 credits each semester, reflecting a one-third reassignment to support research.
Qualifications include a keen ability to teach, conduct applied marine research, mentor undergraduate students with a variety of academic abilities, support the activities of the Division of Environmental & Biological Sciences, and a strong commitment to quality teaching at a small, rural, liberal arts college. The position requires a doctorate; ABD considered, but degree must be complete by August 15, 2014. The academic-year appointment begins September 1, 2014 with a salary of $44,256, subject to any faculty-wide collective bargaining increases.
The University of Maine at Machias, a member of the University of Maine System, sits on the Gulf of Maine, surrounded by rivers, forests, fishing villages, and blueberry barrens. This unspoiled portion of the Atlantic coast is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities and quality of life. As a public Environmental Liberal Arts university, faculty and students approach the liberal arts with a focus on environmental and community issues. The academic experience emphasizes learning both in the classroom and in experiential settings. UMM’s fifteen undergraduate degree programs serve approximately 1,000 students. The University’s applied research and public services contribute to the improvement of the quality of life and economic development in Downeast Maine.
Review of applications will begin November 15. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts for all degrees, and statements of teaching and research philosophy. Applicants should also arrange to have letters sent directly from three references to:
Search Committee for Assistant Professor of Marine Biology
Human Resources Office
University of Maine at Machias
116 O’Brien Avenue
Machias, ME 04654
E-mail applications are encouraged and may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org