UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and
background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to
high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student
support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts
UMA is the third-largest public university in Maine. In
addition to its main campus in the state’s
capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor
(UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the
state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in
online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered
the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want
to attend college without uprooting their lives.
The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for
the full-time position of Assistant Professor of
Education/Field Placement Director in the Education
department. UMA's education program offers a variety of
certification degree areas including Elementary Education K-3,
Elementary Education K-8, and Secondary Education math, English,
social studies, and sciences. UMA also offers pathways to early
childhood teacher B-5, K-3, K-8, and secondary education.
This position's workload is made up of half-time field placement
director duties and half-time teaching (6 credits per semester).
The responsibilities include teaching two courses per semester,
developing and maintaining partnerships with area school districts
to enhance students' placement opportunities, working with students
and faculty to coordinate field and student teaching experiences,
and supervising student teachers.
This is a full-time tenure track 10-month position.
Field Placement duties include but are not limited to:
- Serve as the point of contact for local school administrators,
teachers, UMA education faculty, staff, and students for the
field-based Teacher Education Program courses and experiences.
- Solicit and coordinate field experience and internship
placement for undergraduate students. Secure placements for
students in all field-based Teacher Education Program courses
including student teaching. Match students' requirements,
preferences, and availability with actual opportunities in
surrounding schools and community sites.
- Supervise at least two student teachers per semester.
- Collaborate with UMA faculty to determine the nature of the
field experiences or internship placements that students require to
meet course goals.
- Actively engage in outreach to sustain and develop new
partnership opportunities for field placement opportunities that
reflect student and faculty course goals.
- Conduct pre-placement meetings, orientations, and post student
teaching portfolio presentations for students and teachers.
- Facilitate and participate in the evaluation of student
participation, performance, and work related to field
- Maintain regular contact with supervisors of field experiences
and troubleshooting administrative and/or placement issues with
students and faculty.
- Maintain a database for tracking placements, including
fieldwork sites, site supervisors, and clinical teachers; ensuring
diverse experiences and that candidates meet the number of required
- Initiate, track, review, and monitor the status of placements
and all associated paperwork including required clearances.
Collect, maintain, and disseminate information and data related to
- Participate in ongoing analysis of field experiences and
- Work with department coordinator and department faculty to
ensure currency and accuracy in program handbooks on an annual
basis and assist with revisions and updates.
- Complete mandatory state and federal reports.
- Develop and implement a strategic and comprehensive approach to
providing UMA students field and/or clinical experiences with
ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse K-12
The appointment will begin spring
semester of 2022. For additional information
about UMA's programs and degrees, please visit our website
UMA faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to
changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of
instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to
effective use of technology including distance learning; involved
in scholarly activities as appropriate to the appointment; and to
provide service to the community, College, and University.
UMA serves a mix of traditional and non-traditional students and
offers a wide array of liberal arts and professional
programs leading to certificates, associate, baccalaureate, and
master's degrees. Programs are delivered on campus and using a
network of University centers and sites across the state and
internationally. The Education
department program offers general education and
degree-specific courses using modalities including in-person,
interactive television, video conferencing, and online
instruction. The successful candidate will be active in
university service through student advising, curriculum
development, committee activity, and community outreach. The duties
of this position may also include supporting the university's early
Salary: A typical salary for this
ten-month appointment is low 50s and is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The University offers an
excellent fringe benefits package.
- Doctorate or ABD in Education or related field
- A minimum of three years of professional experience as a
teacher and/or administrator in public or private schools
- Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and communication
skills (oral and written) along with the ability to maintain
- Experience utilizing instructional technologies to deliver
hybrid and online classes
- Demonstrated record of professional development with teacher
education students or practicing teachers
- Evidence of administrative ability, experience with database
software, assessment, curriculum design, and alignment
- Competence in tracking several projects simultaneously
- Willingness to learn state and federal mandated reporting
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
- Demonstrated ability to build positive relationships with
schools and the community
Applicants must complete an online application and submit a
cover letter and resume at https://uma.hiretouch.com/. Materials
must be submitted via "Apply for Position." You will need to
create an applicant profile, complete an 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 and contact
information for three professional references. You will also
need to complete the affirmative action survey, the
self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification
of veteran status form.
Review of applications will begin August
24. Materials received after August 23,
2021 will be considered at the discretion of the
university. We are not able to consider
applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate
The University of Maine at Augusta 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: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens
Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.