Assistant Professor of Physics and Science Education
Natural Sciences - FNASC
Salary Band/Wage Band:
Statement of Job:
Peacefully nestled in the spectacular lakes & mountains region of western
Maine, UMF is Maine's public liberal arts college, offering quality programs
in teacher education, human services and arts and sciences. 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.
The Division of Natural Sciences of the University of Maine at Farmington
invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant
Professor, beginning September 1, 2022.
Teaching duties include physics courses for biology, environmental science,
geology, and secondary education science majors, supporting UMF's programs
focused on sustainability, the environment, and Maine's aquatic and forest
ecosystems. UMF has a strong historical focus on teacher training, so the
successful candidate will also collaborate with secondary education faculty,
particularly in helping to teach the science methods course for preservice
middle school and high school teachers. The remainder of the teaching load
will be devoted to general education physics courses for nonscientists. We
expect the faculty member to develop a research program consistent with the
resources available at UMF and to involve undergraduate students in this
research. The faculty member will also engage in service activities such as
academic advising and serving on university committees.
This position reports to the chair of the division.
Candidate must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline and also a
background in education, with a master's degree in education a plus.
A background or interest in environmental / climate physics is a plus.
Experience in both classroom and online teaching preferred.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." Please create an
applicant profile, complete a brief application, upload a cover letter which
fully describes your qualifications and experiences, with specific reference
to the required and preferred qualifications, a resume/curriculum vitae,
unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three
professional references who will be required to upload a letter of reference.
References will receive instructions via email.
Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022. Materials received on or
after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a
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
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, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine,
Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy, Transcripts