Department of Arts and Sciences Adjunct Faculty Positions Fall 2024

  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Castine, ME, USA
  • May 15, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Chemistry Design (all areas) Humanities: Other Languages & Literature Mathematics & Statistics

Job Description

Department of Arts and Sciences Adjunct Faculty Positions – Spring 2024

POSITION OVERVIEW

This document describes duties and expectations of adjunct faculty members at Maine Maritime Academy. Adjunct faculty are non-permanent, temporary faculty who are hired on a semester-by-semester basis.

The Arts and Sciences Department seeks to fill several one-semester adjunct instructor positions starting in January 2024. Instructor(s) to teach Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, and other courses.

An advanced degree in a relevant discipline is required. PhD is preferred, but a master’s or equivalent
experience will be considered.

TEACHING
Teaching responsibilities may include time in classrooms and laboratories, as well as in remote meetings
with students. Adjunct Faculty should be prepared to prepare lecture, project or lab materials as needed; communicate with students; cooperate with colleagues; assess and grade student performance to appropriate collegiate standards.

OTHER ASPECTS OF FACULTY PERFORMANCE
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general
reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.

DUTIES
• Teach at undergraduate level in areas allocated by the Department Head and reviewed from time
to time by the Department Head.
• Contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum.
• Assist in the development of learning materials, by preparing syllabus and lesson plans and
maintaining records to monitor student progress, achievement, and attendance.
• Participate in the development, administration and marking of exams and other assessments.
• Provide advice and support to students.
• Inform students of their progress by promptly returning assignments, quizzes, papers, and exams
• Hold two scheduled office hours per week and be willing to meet with students at other mutually
agreeable times, if necessary.
• Maintain an awareness and enforce fire and health and safety regulations applicable to the teaching
location.

COURSES/POSITIONS AVAILABLE:


CH101 - Chemical Principles Lab (1.5 units)–3-hour first year chemistry laboratory class. Up to five
sections anticipated. Typical class size 16.

CH101 Lab Preparation (3 units)—Position responsible for preparing introductory chemistry
laboratories. The schedule is flexible but requires undergraduate labs to be ready on Tuesday morning
at 8am. The incumbent must be able to work independently and safely in the chemistry lab and be able
to communicate effectively with the course instructors. Experience required. A master’s degree in
chemistry or related field is desired. Three units

FY 100 - First-Year Experience (1 unit)—This course seeks to improve student success by creating a
structured and comprehensive college transition program for independent (non-regimented) students.
The course will also introduce students to basic wellness concepts including physical fitness, nutrition,
and stress management. Students will receive information about the many resources available to
support them throughout their college career. Six sections anticipated. Typical class size 20.

FY 100 - Coordinator First-Year Experience (3 units)—This course seeks to improve student success by
creating a structured and comprehensive college transition program for independent students (see
description of FY100). Coordinator will help design curriculum, recruit, and schedule speakers, and
coordinate the outcomes-assessment cycle. One part-time position, fall semester only.

HC 111 – Composition (4 units)—This course helps students develop a flexible writing process that can
be adapted to a variety of situations. Critical thinking and argumentation are emphasized, and students
practice basic research skills as they learn to write effectively in a professional voice. This course
supports the marine license program requirements to meet the Standards for Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping (STCW). The course may have embedded assessment requirements that must be
completed in addition to the class requirements. Writing-intensive course. Multiple sections needed.
Typical class size 20.

HC 160 - Spanish Level I (3 units)–Introductory level, includes the basics of the language with equal
emphasis on developing reading, listening, writing, and speaking skills. For students with no previous
study of the language or fewer than 2 years in high school. Two sections anticipated. Typical class size
25.

HC 220 - Humanities I (4 units)—An interdisciplinary examination of the cultural roots of modern global
society from human beginnings through the early modern period. Writing intensive course. Up to three
sections anticipated. Typical class size 20.

HC 230 - Humanities II (4 units)—An interdisciplinary examination of the cultural roots of modern global
society from the middle Renaissance to modern times. Writing intensive course. Up to three sections
anticipated. Typical class size 20.
HC339 - Digital Photography (3 units)—This course is an introduction to the art and science of
photography. Primary emphasis is placed on photographic fundamentals and skill. Attention to
composition is stressed. One section anticipated. Typical class size 25.
HC331 - Special Topics in Humanities: Environmental Literature. (4 units). Writing intensive course.
One section anticipated. Typical class size 20.
HC331 - Special Topics in Humanities: Elections in American History. (3 units). One section anticipated.
Typical class size 25.

HC333 - Basic Drawing (3 units)—This course helps students understand the language of drawing, a
means of communicating literal or imaginative pictorial ideas. Students will develop a vocabulary for
drawing and learn how to accurately represent on paper what one sees. This course will stress learning
about the power of line, and perspective on a two-dimensional surface so that the work tells the viewer
what the artist wants to say and that the drawing aspires to be art rather than a diagram. One section
anticipated. Typical class size 20.

MS102 - Pre-Calculus, Part I (3 units)—Part 1 of a 2-part pre-calculus sequence. Includes linear and
quadratic equations, inequalities, complex numbers, basic trigonometry. One section anticipated.
Typical class size 16.

PE100 - Basic Sailing (0.5 units)—Nomenclature, terminology, and sailing techniques for Mercury-Class
boats. Certification in Mercury-Class boats is possible upon completion of this course. Several sections
anticipated. Typical class size 22. Scheduled for first seven weeks of fall semester only.

PE102 - Basic Water Skills (0.5 units)—Covers swimming skills such as stroke mechanics, breath control,
diving, as well as drown proofing techniques and hypothermia. Typical class size 16. Two sections
anticipated.
PE103 - Skin & Scuba Diving (1 unit)—Basic techniques in use of equipment. Covers safety procedures
and physiological aspects of diving. Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certification is
available, but not mandatory, upon completion of established requirements. Prerequisite:
Demonstration of swimming ability. Up to four sections anticipated. Typical class size 10.

PE108 - Physical Fitness (0.5 units)—The course enables the student to experience the various
components of physical fitness, e.g., endurance, strength, agility, balance, flexibility, and speed.
Theories on weight control are discussed. Opportunities to prepare oneself to meet the physical
demands of daily life are presented. Two sections anticipated. Typical class size 20.

PE113 - Lifeguard Training (1 unit)—This course is designed to teach lifeguard candidates the skills and
knowledge needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. It offers instruction in accident
prevention, water rescue skills, First Aid, and CPR. American Red Cross Lifeguard certification is
available. Prerequisite: Demonstration of swimming ability. Typical class size 20.

PE114 - Ocean Survival (0.5 units)—A cold water safety and survival course to familiarize students with
the planning and steps necessary to work, recreate, and supervise safety on or around cold water. This
course supports the marine license program requirements to meet the Standards for Training,
Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). The course may have embedded assessment requirements that
must be completed in addition to the class requirements. Thirteen sections anticipated. Typical class size
20.

PE 130 - Special Topics in Physical Education: Self Defense (0.5 units)—A course in Personal
Empowerment Self Defense. In this course we will develop and enhance the options of self-defense to
increase participant’s confidence responding assertively to threats from both stranger and non-
strangers across a continuum ranging from micro-aggressions up to life-threatening encounters. One
section anticipated. Typical class size 20.

PE200 - Intermediate Sailing (0.5 units)—This half-semester course will follow PE100 Basic Sailing, and
labs will be taught in Mercury -Class boats and sloops of up to 30 feet. Topics will include use of the
spinnaker, precise maneuvering under sail and power, including mooring, anchoring, and docking, and
heavy weather sailing in sloops. A grade of A or B will earn the student an MMA Intermediate Sailing
Certificate for sailing outside of classes. Up to two sections anticipated. Typical class size 22.

PE203 - Advanced SCUBA (1 unit) — The Advanced SCUBA course is designed to enhance your skills and
help you learn and think like a diver. The course focuses on navigation and fine-tuning buoyancy skills.
Under the supervision of a Master Instructor, students will be introduced to different types of diving
environments. Five separate diving experiences will be incorporated into the course and include
Navigation, Deep, Boat, and two additional dives. Up to two sections anticipated. Typical class size 10.

PE303 - Rescue Diver (1 unit)—The Rescue Diver course is specifically designed to train students in the
dynamics of rescue management. Students develop their diving knowledge and skills to effectively
perform diver rescues and assists. Students also learn to manage diving accident situations and apply
first aid skills. The Rescue Diver course is very much a hands-on course, with roleplaying to gain the
experience needed for most diving incidents. Students learn to look beyond themselves and consider
the safety and well-being of other divers. One section anticipated. Typical class size 10.

PY200 - Introduction to Psychology (3 units) — This course introduces psychology –theories, research,
and practice. Emphasis will be on human behaviors, the brain, perception, principles of learning, and
therapies. One section anticipated. Typical class size 25.

 

Preferred and Required Qualifications

An advanced degree in a relevant discipline is required. PhD is preferred, but a master’s or equivalent
experience will be considered.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS and QUALITIES


• Experience teaching or with other forms of public presentation
• Proven record of ability to supervise academic work by undergraduate students
• Proven record of ability to manage time and work to deadlines
• Ability to write clearly and tailor communication style to meet the needs of the recipient
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Commitment to high-quality teaching and to fostering a positive learning environment for
students
• Commitment to MMA’s policy of equal opportunity and the ability to work harmoniously with
colleagues and students of all genders, cultures, and backgrounds
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
• Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
• High degree of professionalism
• Integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, PhD preferred, master’s acceptable. Equivalent
professional experience may be suitable for some positions if an applicant does not hold an
advanced degree.
• Prior teaching experience is particularly desired; college-level teaching experience is desirable.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
• Must present original copies of transcripts
• Background check is required

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