Faculty Position Announcement

University of Maine Farmington

Position Name: Assistant Professor of Education (Literacy)

Salary: Competitive

The Division of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the University of Maine at Farmington invites applications for a tenure-track position in Elementary Education, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall, 2014. We seek a colleague with expertise in literacy education and language development, who can offer courses in one or more additional curricular areas. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer undergraduate courses in reading, language arts, language development and children’s literature (K-8) and early language and literacy (Birth-5 years). In addition, the successful candidate may have expertise in one or more of the following areas: instructional technology, introduction to theory and practice in elementary education, research methods, or educational leadership. The responsibilities of the position also include advising students; serving on department, division and university committees; and engaging in professional and scholarly work. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester or the equivalent. An earned doctorate in literacy education or a related field is required for tenure; ABDs at the time of hire will be considered at the instructor level. Other required qualifications include experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate education or discipline-related courses in traditional, blended and/or online formats; a minimum of two years of experience in teaching at the K-8 level; and the ability to work effectively with university students and colleagues. In addition, the following qualifications are highly desirable: experience in teaching a variety of courses in elementary education; academic advising experience; and familiarity with instructional technology. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process: Please submit a letter of interest (including teaching philosophy), vita, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references (at least one of which pertains to college teaching) to Dr. Cathryn Wimett, Division of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, via email at wimett@maine.edu. Complete electronic PDF applications are required.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

THE UNIVERSITY: Established in 1864 as Maine’s first public institution of higher education, with historic and continued strength in teacher education and a contemporary role as Maine’s public liberal arts college, the University of Maine at Farmington offers undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, teacher education, and human services. A commitment to sustainability informs all facilities projects, including our LEED-certified Education Center, the Emery Community Arts Center, which opened in fall, 2011and our 80 geothermal well field which will come on-line fall, 2013. UMF has the highest graduation rates in the University of Maine System, has been named as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by US News and World Report for sixteen consecutive years, and has been recognized nationally for high levels of student engagement as measured by the National Survey of Student Engagement. The campus culture has been described as one of “positive restlessness.” UMF is a founding member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, which includes twenty-six public colleges and universities dedicated to the liberal arts tradition and quality undergraduate education. The Farmington area is rich in cultural offerings and recreational opportunities. The natural beauty of its mountains, lakes, woods, and streams draws people to the region. Please check out our home page at: www.umf.maine.edu.

NON-DISCRIMINATION NOTICE: The University of Maine at Farmington does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Kathleen Falco, Director of HR/Finance, 224 Main Street, Farmington, ME 04938, (207) 778-7280; (207) 778-7000 TDD.

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