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Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership- Fall 2023

University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, Maine
mid-50s and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2022

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The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education at the University of Maine Farmington (UMF) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership to join our faculty in Fall 2023.

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 Graduate and Continuing Education seeks a colleague who shares our commitment to preparing educational leaders who can promote positive outcomes for all learners. The ideal candidate will have experience working with professional programs for developing administrators and other leaders in educational settings. We would welcome a colleague with scholarship interests in PK-12 curriculum, instruction & assessment, restorative practices, or school residency/mentorship programming. This position includes the opportunity to teach administrative courses (School Law, School Finance, Organizational Theory) and supervise the internship course for administrators. Our graduate-level programming offers a wide spectrum of graduate certificates and concentrations and we would welcome expertise in those areas as well.  There could also be opportunities to teach in and collaborate with our undergraduate education programs.

The primary teaching assignment of the successful candidate will be in the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, teaching 24 graduate credits per academic year. Additional responsibilities include supervising students in field placements; contributing to program development; advising graduate students; serving on department, division, and university committees; and engaging in professional and scholarly work.

This position reports to the chair of the division.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with the UMS COVID protocols which currently include but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found on our Together for Maine site.



  • Doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership or a related field.
  • Experience and ability to teach courses in educational administration in one or more of the following areas: organizational change and theory, school law, school finance, and
    supervision & evaluation.


  • Teaching experience in a professional program that leads to licensure, professional experience as a PK-12 administrator (school and/or district level).
  • Experience supporting student research in a scholar-practitioner model.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position." Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief application, upload a cover letter that 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. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.

Review of applications will begin December 16, 2022. Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.  

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

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

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