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English/Writing Lab Coordinator

Anticipated Faculty Vacancy

The University of Maine at Augusta ( is one of seven universities in the University of Maine System.  Its main campus is located in Augusta, Maine’s capital city.  It is surrounded by scenic lake country and offers ready access to the winter and coastal recreational areas for which Maine is famous.  UMA has a second campus in Bangor, which is located in the heart of Maine.  Bangor is a friendly city filled with excitement, opportunity and activity, and it serves as a gateway to a Maine region of great natural beauty.

Known for its high-quality student support services and strong, caring faculty, UMA serves a mix of both traditional and non-traditional students, and offers a wide array of educational programs including certificates, Associate degrees, and Baccalaureate degrees.  UMA has a rich history in distance education and a strong support system to facilitate course design and delivery.   Educational programs are delivered through a network of University centers and sites located in eight regions of the state, and via many distance education modes, including statewide interactive television, video conferencing, and online instruction.

Faculty positions require teaching both day and evening on our campuses in Augusta, Bangor, and/or at University College Centers; student advising; curriculum development; research and scholarship; university and community service.  The successful candidate will also be expected to teach via one or more of the distance education modalities utilized by the University:  interactive television, video conferencing, and online instruction.

UMA is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track English/Writing Lab Coordinator faculty to direct the writing center on the Augusta campus.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching two courses per semester and directing all activities of the writing center, including recruiting, training, and scheduling student tutors; outreach to professors; managing online writing tutoring; coordinating composition instructions.  The teaching load is 6 credit hours per semester.  The appointment will begin fall semester, 2013 and will be based on our Augusta campus.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in English, Composition, or closely related field preferred.  Candidates with ABD status in English, Composition, or closely related field will be considered, with the understanding that a doctoral degree is required for the awarding of tenure.  Teaching experience in college-level English courses is required.  Preference will be given to those with experience directing a writing center, working with non-traditional students and/or students at a distance, and/or collaborating with faculty in diverse disciplines on student writing skills.

Salary: The normal hiring range, with tenure, for this position is mid-forties, dependent upon experience and qualifications.  The University offers an excellent fringe benefits package.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae/resume; transcripts; and the names, complete mailing addresses, and daytime telephone numbers of three professional references to:  Administrative Services, English/Writing Lab Faculty Search, University of Maine at Augusta, 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME  04330.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The University of Maine at Augusta encourages and values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System and a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award.  Effective January 1, 2013 UMA will be a tobacco-free institution.

13-008P; October 1, 2012

Extended:  November 15, 2012