Assistant Professor of Veterinary Technology (Tenure Track)

Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 Bangor campus is known for its strong sense of community. 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, forty-five minutes from the Maine coast and an hour from Acadia National Park.

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Veterinary Technology. Applicants should be willing to teach both on campus (face-to face courses) as well as online. In addition to smart classrooms, our instructors have access to a complete surgical suite, large pre-surgical area, and digital radiography on campus to enhance student learning. The position is based on the Bangor campus and the appointment will begin fall semester 2021. Additional information about the program can be found here: https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/veterinary-technology/.

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. Programs are delivered on campus and using a network of University centers and sites across the state and internationally. The Veterinary Technology program is fully accredited by the AVMA CVTEA and 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. Duties of the position may also include supporting the university's early college programming. 

Salary:  A typical salary for this tenure-track, academic-year appointment is in the high 50s to low 60s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe benefits package.

Required Qualifications:  

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from an accredited (AVMA) university
  • Current Maine State Veterinary license or eligibility for licensure in the State of Maine 
  • Clinical experience 


Strongly Preferred Qualifications:
 

  • A strong commitment to teaching
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Previous teaching experience, particularly working with post-secondary, non-traditional adult, and/or distance students
  • Excellent communication skills with students, peers, administrations, staff, and the general public
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting
  • Interest in Surgery and Dentistry


Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/ (Keyword: Veterinary). 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 March 15. Materials received after March 14, 2021 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.