University of Maine at Augusta, Architecture Department 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, USA
Oct 22, 2019Full time
This vacancy notice was revised on 10/25/19. The professional architecture license (active or inactive) qualification was changed from a requirement to a preference. --- The University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, three-year fixed-length design-studio instructor in the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Program. Based on specific criteria, the position may be converted to a tenure-track post after the fixed-length period. UMA’s B.Arch is Maine’s only professional architecture program and built upon our twenty-five-year history of providing architectural education in Maine. UMA’s B.Arch is the only public B.Arch in northern New England. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of this new chapter of architectural education in Maine. The applicant will be expected to be of service to the department, college, university, and community, and will be responsible for committed student advising, recruitment, and other extra-curricular activities associated with developing the Bachelor of Architecture program. The position carries a 9-credit load per semester, typically teaching a combination of a design-studio and two core architecture courses each semester. The appointment will begin fall semester, 2020. This faculty position may require teaching both day and evening on our campus in Augusta; student advising; curriculum development; research and scholarship; university and community service. The successful candidate may also be expected to teach via one or more of the distance education modalities utilized by the University including online instruction. UMA has a small campus environment and stresses an excellence-in-teaching based approach for academic advancement and pursuit of tenure. UMA Architecture’s Mission: Architecture through Engagement Our mission expresses who we are: SMALL…INTEGRATED…HANDS-ON. This fundamentally means we are about people: our students, our faculty, and our community partners. We teach architecture through engagement, educating and empowering students to explore, investigate, and analyze the built environment. Engagement brings students into active contact with each other, their coursework, and our community partners. The University of Maine at Augusta’s Architecture program is rooted in three essential elements. The first is the mission to engage community; this is where our work takes place. The second is the desire to work in collaboration, within the department, the university, and with community partners; this is what allows us to affect positive change. And third is seen in our curriculum, based in the idea of being “grounded in real”; these are the tools we use to affect our collective built environment. For additional information about UMA’s B.Arch, please visit our web site at http://www.uma.edu/barch . Salary: The normal hiring range for this position is mid-to-upper fifties, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe benefits package. The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening .