Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

The University of Maine at Augusta (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 welcomes applications from candidates with expertise in rhetoric, professional communication, or writing studies for a position as full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English with a focus on writing and professional communication.  Applications that demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas will be of particular interest:  business/professional writing, cultural rhetoric, digital literacy, and writing across the curriculum.  Position will start Academic Year 2019 in the Fall semester.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant humanities department that works with students on the Augusta campus as well as statewide via satellite centers and online. Duties will include a 4/4 teaching load of courses in composition, professional writing, and other courses depending on expertise.  Duties of the position will also include supporting the university’s early college programming. 

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 appointment; and willing to provide service to the College. 

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 English 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:  The normal hiring range is low-fifties for a tenure-track position, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.  

Required Qualifications:  Terminal degree in English or related discipline (ABDs will be considered), and evidence of successful college-level teaching experience.  A terminal degree is required for the awarding of tenure.  

Desired Qualifications:  Experience with non-traditional learners and/or first generation college students; experience teaching online or blended courses; ability to work collaboratively with faculty across the disciplines in shaping a strong and energetic writing curriculum; expertise with web authoring and design.

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at  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 immediately.  Materials received after October 15 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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.