Postdoctoral Teaching Associate

(Ref#: 76882)

The University of Maine

  • Other
  • Academic Faculty - Non Tenure
  • Post Doctoral Position - Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The inaugural Postdoctoral Teaching Associate (PTA) position in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences will contribute to the University of Maine’s mission to provide excellence and innovation in undergraduate academic programs while addressing the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century through research-based knowledge. The PTA will have the opportunity to develop evidence-based, effective teaching practices in an active-learning environment that blends didactic learning with authentic research learning experiences, which prepares students for success in biomedical education and research. The PTA will participate in teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students in the Phage Genome Discovery Courses, engage in course-based research activities, and further their teaching expertise through professional development programs and scholarly activities. Typical hiring salary for this full-time, one-year fixed length appointment with the possibility of renewal is $45,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Education Requirement:
PhD in molecular biology, microbiology, biomedical sciences, or closely related area by date of hire.
Years of Experience:
1 year



A doctoral degree in molecular biology, microbiology, biomedical sciences, or closely related area by date of hire.

Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduates in molecular biology, microbiology, biomedical sciences, or closely-related discipline.

Evidence of commitment to pedagogical development.

Experience mentoring students in the laboratory setting.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Evidence of organizational and time management skills.

Evidence of successful performance in collaborative environments.

Potential to contribute to the University of Maine’s commitment to an inclusive and diverse student body that includes first-generation and socioeconomically-disadvantaged students and those from groups that are under-represented in biomedical sciences.


Demonstrated approaches to evidence-based and inclusive teaching.

Evidence of familiarity with safety standards for laboratory instruction.

Evidence of strong potential for research in phage-bacterial host interactions.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position

2.) a resume/curriculum vitae

3.) contact information for three professional references


Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
5735 Hitchner Hall
Orono , ME 04469-5735
Melissa Maginnis, PhD