Faculty Position Announcement

University of Maine Farmington

Position Name: Lecturer – Developmental Writing and Literacy

Position Description: This is a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track instructor position with the Liberal Studies Bridge Program. Bridge is a federally funded Student Support Services TRiO program committed to helping low-income, first generation students to access and persist in their university studies.

Responsibilities: Teach literacy and developmental writing courses with a strong focus on active reading and study strategies. Coordinate the student assistant program with other staff and participate with interviewing prospective students. Carry an academic advising load. Oversee success rate tracking for program participants.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree minimum, Master’s degree preferred, in developmental education, literacy, reading, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will have experience working directly with developmental students, a broad understanding of developmental education theory and practice, and experience with learning support programs.

Salary: $34,500. This position is contingent upon continued federal funding.

Application Process: Position begins September 1, 2014.  Submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:  Claire Nelson, Search Committee Chair, 252 Main Street, Farmington, ME  04938.  e-mail claire@maine.edu

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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