Assistant Professor of Psychology

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 the position of Assistant Professor of Psychology.

A full-time, tenure-track position is available in the Psychology Division, beginning September 1, 2021. Full-time teaching responsibilities (3 + 3 teaching load) will be in the area of counseling psychology at the bachelor and master’s level (Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology). Courses might include social and cultural foundations of counseling, creative arts in counseling, child and family counseling, career counseling, ethical principles in counseling, abnormal psychology, measurement and evaluation, and addictive disorders, as well as courses in the applicant’s areas of personal expertise or interest. Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate students and contributing to the development and growth of the master’s program. Our Psychology Department consists of eight who love teaching and have, or once had, a sense of humor. We are looking for an exceptional educator with the ability, energy, and intellectual charisma to be a first-rate teacher and active professional. This position reports to the chair of the division.


Required: An earned doctorate in clinical/counseling psychology at the time of hire, preferably from an APA or CPA accredited program, is required. Earned doctorates in other related disciplines with a master’s in clinical/counseling psychology will be considered. Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a clinician in Maine is required.    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, 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 immediately and continue until suitable candidates are selected. 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).