University of Maine at Augusta Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science in Augusta, Maine

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science

Campus:

UMA Augusta

Department:

Information & Library Science - ALIBT

Bargaining Unit:

AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band:

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.

Location:

Augusta, ME

Statement of Job:

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 University College 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 applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Information and Library Science (ILS). The teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, which will include the development and delivery of courses in information science, archival studies, preservation, digital preservation, digital literacy, information literacy, digital library information technologies and services, web design and user experience, and the visual presentation of data. Responsibilities include teaching introductory and advanced courses in ILS. Position begins Fall 2018. The office location will be Augusta. Additional information about UMA’s ILS program may be found at https://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/ils/ils-degree-program/.

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.

Qualifications:

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Library Science, Information Science, or a closely related field preferred; doctoral candidates with an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library information science, masters of library science, or a closely related field may be considered. Completion of the doctorate required for the awarding of tenure.

Candidates must have a strong background in working with non-traditional students in the online environment, prior online teaching experience (at least two years full-time or five years part-time), commitment to engagement and the use of practiced teaching and learning approaches, demonstrated excellence in communication, interpersonal skills, and a willingness to collaborate in the digital as well as on campus environments.

Preference will be given to candidates who show expertise in the following areas: archives management, digital preservation, user experience, digital collection management, and the presentation of visual information.

Faculty positions require teaching both day and/or 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.

Other Information:

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 May 4, 2018. Materials received on or after that date 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.

UMA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University of Maine at Augusta does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.

Length:

Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Contact Information for Professional References, Cover Letter, Resume/CV