Assistant Professor of Education Leadership

Job Details

Position Title:
Assistant Professor of Education Leadership

All USM locations

City, State:
Gorham, ME

Education Leadership - PEDL

Bargaining Unit:

Salary Band/Wage Band:

Work Schedule:
academic year

Statement of Job:

Are you interested in joining a vibrant team of educational leaders dedicated to the growth and development of aspiring administrators and teacher leaders? The Educational Leadership Program at the University of Southern Maine invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Our program is experiencing robust growth and is committed to positively impacting the field of education by engaging graduate students in stimulating and timely curricula, providing ongoing opportunities to apply learning in school settings, and creating learning environments designed to positively impact and transform schools forallstudents. Our faculty members are dedicated to the growth and development of aspiring administrators and teacher leaders. The Educational Leadership program also provides leadership for the Southern Maine Partnership (SMP), a school district - university partnership, collaborating with university and community partners to tackle important topics including diversity and equity, instructional leadership, and educational policy. This past year we facilitated a 6-month program, the Equity Community for Leading and Learning.

Educational Leadership offers a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis, two Masters of Science degrees in Educational Leadership (Administration and Teacher Leadership), a Certificate of Advanced Studies, as well as an Assistant Principal Certificate.

Candidates for this tenure-track faculty position will require the ability to (1) teach a range of educational leadership courses at the graduate level, including those at the certificate and masters, (2) supervise Ph.D. students, (3) participate in the Southern Maine Partnership, (4) engage in academic and career advising, (5) produce scholarly works and publications on educational leadership topics, and (6) provide service to the department, school, college, university, and the profession.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships. State, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses. The University of Southern Maine provides promising students access to rigorous, inquiry-based teaching and learning fueled by research, innovation, and engagement with local, national, and global partners. Portland Maine’s metro area is home to over half a million people with a lively, livable community, nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, beautiful beaches, and amazing food.

This position will join our USM community that lives the service promise, Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for colleagues who will support our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness. Our office is located on the Gorham campus and serves three unique and diverse campuses – Portland, Gorham, and Lewiston/Auburn.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


A successful candidate will: (1) to be eligible for tenure track, have an earned doctoral degree in educational leadership/school administration or a related field; ABD’s with a December 2021 doctorate completion may also be considered at a Lecturer rank until completion, at which time the appointment will convert to a tenure-track position, (2) have experience as an educational leader (school or district administrator), (3) have experience teaching other professionals, (4) demonstrate interest in working in face-to-face, online, blended, and outreach teaching environments, and (5) demonstrate a commitment to diversity, student success, and community engagement.

Other Information:

Pay & Benefits: The base salary for this position is $65,000 with opportunities to increase your salary by teaching in the summer. The University of Southern Maine provides a competitive benefits package that includes: holidays; sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more.

Benefits Information Summary

Preferred start date of September 2021, however a January 2022 start may also be considered.

To apply:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vita. Pursuant to USM's vision for cultivating an inclusive community, the search committee asks candidates to write a description of how they would contribute to developing a diverse and inclusive learning community at USM through their teaching, research, and service.

All required materials must be submitted by August 7, 2021.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine 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 veterans’ status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equity & Compliance, 209 Deering Avenue, Portland Campus, voice (207) 228-8304, TTY 771 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:
Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, Diversity Statement

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