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Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental and Arctic Studies (Tenure-track)
Fort Kent, Maine, USA
University of Maine
  • Faculty/Lecturer

The University of Maine at Fort Kent welcomes applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental and Arctic Studies to start in Fall 2022 in the Division of Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies (ASPS). The successful candidate will have a willingness to teach a variety of natural science and Arctic related courses in their discipline. The preferred candidate will have competence in or interest in developing competence in the connections between the state of Maine and the Circumpolar North and Arctic.

The successful candidate will serve as the Assistant Professor of Environmental and Arctic Studies. UMFK seeks applicants with applied and academic multidisciplinary environmental and Arctic related experience in one or more of the following fields: business and economies, people and cultures, land and environment, security and governance, and an interest in teaching a variety of general courses in their discipline. This is a 9 month tenure track position with a primary focus on teaching, followed by service and research. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching 12 credit hours per semester. The successful candidate will be comfortable with teaching in an interdisciplinary and collaborative manner. Applicants with academic or applied experiences in Environmental Studies, Biology, and the Circumpolar regions are preferred. Applicants are also expected to be able to develop curricula and courses, advise students, participate in division affairs collegially, and engage in university service and scholarship. Applicants are expected to possess the ability to deliver courses in a variety of modalities including on campus and online. A commitment to quality undergraduate teaching to diverse populations is required. Successful applicants will be required to make successful progression towards tenure. The successful applicant will have a commitment to developing collaborative research proposals to support academic programming.

The successful applicant will be expected to reside during the academic year near Fort Kent, Maine. The anticipated start date will be Fall 2022.

Starting salary is $53,000 to $61,000 based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Benefits include a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.


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