Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Arts and Sciences seeks applicants for a permanent, full-time position in Maine Maritime Academy’s humanities and social sciences program to begin August 2023. Applicants must have college teaching experience and a Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: Literature, English, Literary History, Comparative Literature, and/or Rhetoric with an emphasis on literature. We especially encourage specialists in global comparative literature. Candidates should have a generalist’s commitment to crossing disciplinary boundaries and national borders. The successful candidate will teach courses in their core discipline, a first-year composition/writing seminar, and an interdisciplinary humanities survey focused on the cultural roots of the contemporary world.


While all candidates must have an active interest in the teaching of writing, we especially seek those with experience teaching first-year writing seminars or other writing-intensive courses, and who would be comfortable creating new courses in their field of expertise. A proven ability to teach in an online or hybrid-instruction environment is preferred. Course load is three-three. The successful applicant will also advise undergraduates and engage in scholarship and service to the department and college. 


Interested individuals should submit the following documents using our Employee Document Upload Form:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Résumé
  • 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.



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.


 Applications received by January 1, 2023 will be given full consideration, although screening may continue until position is filled. MMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. 


MMA is a college of engineering, management, science, and transportation located in the coastal village of Castine on Penobscot Bay. MMA is a remarkable place to work and grow in a career, rich in opportunity, experiences and rewards. MMA offers a feeling of “family” that is unique. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.

Maine Maritime Academy is situated on a picturesque peninsula in the Penobscot Bay, a renowned sailing destination and home to more than 200 islands.

The Academy is only 40 miles from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city and home to Bangor International Airport. It is less than 50 miles from Acadia National Park, where opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure abound.

Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowmobiling – all right at your front door!

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