Assistant Professor of Biology (Tenure Track) - Search Extended

Maine, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 16, 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 University of Maine at Augusta is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Biology. 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 courses in support of the Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree, Allied Health programs, and the core curriculum. Teaching assignments may include lecture and laboratory sections of general biology, anatomy and physiology, as well as courses in nutrition, pathophysiology, and other allied health biology courses. The successful applicant may also develop and teach laboratory courses for non-majors and courses in their area of expertise. 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 2021. For additional information about UMA's programs and degrees, please visit our web site at

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 Biology 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:  A typical salary for this tenure-track, academic-year appointment is in the high 40s to low 50s and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

Required Qualifications: The successful applicant will be broadly trained in biology, possess a PhD in biology or a closely related discipline, have college-level teaching experience to include teaching online, and be committed to excellence in undergraduate education. Ability to teach BIO 345 Pathophysiology and BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with course or curriculum development, using new technologies in teaching, mentoring student research projects or internships, discipline related work experience, and teaching non-traditional students preferred. Preference for ability to teach BIO 104 Nutrition.

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at 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 April 19. Materials received after April 16, 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.