Assistant Professor of Elementary Education-Tenure Track- Fall 2023 - Search Deadline Extended
Elem/Erly Child/Erly Child Spl - FECEL
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Current Rank Minima for Assistant Professor is $56,122
Statement of Job:
The Division of Elementary, Early Childhood, and Early Childhood Special Education invites applications for a colleague who shares our commitment to and has diverse experiences in elementary education (grades K-6). The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: science education, social studies education, working with diverse learners, curriculum and assessment in elementary education, or ESOL methods. Components of the position include advising students; serving on department, division, and university committees; and engaging in professional and scholarly work. This position will teach at an undergraduate and graduate level using traditional, blended, and online methods. This full-time position will begin Fall of 2023.
About the University of Maine at Farmington:
The University of Maine at Farmington (UMF) has earned a national reputation for excellence, gaining stature as one of the finest state-supported liberal arts colleges in the northeastern U.S. Additionally, UMF is rated 5th in U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Public College North for 2023 and has been rated one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News 25 times since 1998.
The campus is in historic downtown Farmington, just a short walk away from coffee shops, funky stores, restaurants, banks, bookstores, a multi-screen movie theater and a whole lot more. Our perfect location combines the active outdoor lifestyle with the arts & smarts of a small college town. With enrollment at around 1,600 full-time students, UMF is about the same size as many of New England's most selective private colleges and offers many of the same advantages, yet at a very affordable price — providing a tremendous college value in a spectacular natural setting. Established in 1864 as Maine's first public institution of higher education, the University of Maine at Farmington is a founding member of The Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) an exclusive national group of public colleges and universities committed to providing superior liberal arts and sciences education.
Who is the University of Maine at Farmington?
A Nationally Ranked public university, recognized for its academic excellence, educational value and inclusion.
An Outdoorsy College located in the heart of world class skiing and snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking, kayaking and rafting.
An Affordable, high-quality, residential, liberal arts college.
A school that offers challenging and innovative Academic Programs in the arts and sciences, teacher preparation, and other pre-professional fields.
A small, friendly campus where Students are the center of the universe.
A place where caring Professors work side by side with students — in research, creative endeavors, in the classroom and outside.
An institution that offers unparalleled research opportunities — often at the level and depth found at graduate school.
A campus of 1,600 bright, creative, independent-minded students who thrive on challenges.
A college where students work hard but also enjoy kicking back and having Fun — lots of fun.
A quirky yet warm-hearted, accepting community where it's OK to be you.
We may not be for everyone, but we just might be the perfect place for you.
An earned doctorate in elementary education, curriculum, and instruction with an emphasis in science or social studies, or related field is required for tenure.
All but dissertation (ABD) at the time of hire will be considered at the Instructor level.
Two (2) years of experience teaching full-time in a classroom as the teacher of record at the K-6 level.
Experience in teaching a variety of courses in elementary education.
Experience working with rural schools.
Experience in academic advising; familiarity with instructional technology.
Experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate education (or discipline-related) courses in traditional, blended, or online formats.
Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site.
Materials must be submitted electronically via "Apply for Position." Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, and upload:
1) A cover letter, which describes your qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position
2) A resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and teaching philosophy
3) Contact information for three (3) professional references
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self- identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Review will begin immediate and will continue until filled. Incomplete application materials will not be considered. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening and references.
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options.
The University of Maine at Farmington employees are Mandatory Reporters with the exception of UMF's licensed, clinical medical providers (including athletic trainers) and mental health providers and their clinical interns when working in their capacity as providers.
The University of Maine at Farmington is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts