Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Maine, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

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 University of Maine Farmington is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Elementary Education.

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, social studies education (K-8). The successful candidate may also have expertise in one or more of the following areas: diversity education, introduction to theory and practice in elementary education, research methods, educational leadership, or other relevant areas. The position also includes advising students; serving on department, division and university committees; and engaging in professional and scholarly work. This position may include teaching in the undergraduate program and in graduate education. The teaching load is 12 credits per semester or the equivalent. This position reports to the chair of the division. 

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate in social studies education, elementary education, curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in social studies, or a related field is required for tenure; ABDs at the time of hire will be considered at the instructor level. The position also requires a minimum of two years experience teaching full-time in a classroom as the teacher of record at the K-8 level.

Preferred Qualifications: The following qualifications are highly desirable: experience in teaching a variety of courses in elementary education; experience working with/and or teaching diverse learners; experience in academic advising; familiarity with instructional technology; and experience in teaching undergraduate or graduate education (or discipline-related) courses in traditional, blended, or online formats.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via 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 as well as research interests, a resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references (preferably, at least one of which pertains to college teaching) who will be required to upload a letter of reference. References will receive instructions via email.

Position begins September 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require, and understand that a successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer with a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus should travel or other restrictions apply.

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, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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