This document describes the duties and expectations of adjunct faculty members at the Academy. Adjunct faculty are non-permanent, temporary faculty who are hired on a semester by semester basis.
Part-time position begin in January 2018. Please note which course(s) applying for when submitting application, CV and cover letter. Compensation: $985/credit hour.
3 Credit hours: HC339 Digital Photography
This course is an introduction to the art and science of digital photography. Primary emphasis is placed on learning photographic fundamentals and aesthetic principles, including the use of space, exposure, light and color. Rec. 3, Cr. 3.
One section needed – Typical class size 18
Teaching responsibilities include time spent in the classroom, laboratory, or training ship(s) and in immediate preparation for these; maintaining and improving competence in subjects being taught; preparing contemporary teaching materials; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and practica; reviewing written examinations and papers; evaluating presentations; supervising independent study projects, supervising or teaching clinical cooperatives or industry programs, and assigning grades according to existing Academy policy.
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.
- 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.
- Hours vary, but must hold 2-3 office hours weekly for an adjunct teaching 12 credit hours per week, or pro-rated portion thereof for fewer credit hours.
- Maintain an awareness and enforce fire and health and safety regulations applicable to the teaching location.
- Teaching and other forms of public presentation.
- Proven record of ability to supervise academic work by undergraduates or masters students.
- Proven record of ability to manage time and work to strict 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 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 are essential
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- High degree of professionalism
- Demonstrated integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution in a field related to position applying for, or demonstrated record of achievement and experience in relevant industry for technical support/lab positions.
- Membership in relevant professional organization(s).
- Prior successful teaching/training experience desired.
- Appropriate professional license(s).
- Background check is required
- Must present original copies of transcripts
How to Apply
Please visit https://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/ for application forms. Interested individuals should submit the following documents in a single email to HR@mma.edu (in the subject line of your email, please write your name and the position for which you are applying):
- Cover Letter
- Completed MMA Application*
- Copies of applicable professional certifications and/or licenses
- Unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (faculty applicants only, unless otherwise specified). For all faculty appointments, official college transcripts must be received prior to a formal offer being made for employment.
- Contact information for at least three professional references
- Completed MMA Application Checklist
- MMA Self-Identification Form (attach as separate document)
*Pages 2 and 3 of the MMA Application must be signed and dated by hand or signed electronically using an electronic signature verification service. Electronic signatures, to include images of hand-written signature, will not be accepted unless so verified.
PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Individuals cruising onboard our ships are also required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening.
For the health and wellbeing of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free as of August 1, 2016.
Equal Employment Opportunities
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request.
Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location/Region: Castine, ME (US - 04420)