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Assistant/Associate Professor of Counselor Education

University of Maine College of Education and Human Development
University of Maine, Orono
$62,000 for Assistant Professor or $72,000 for Associate Professor
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Counsellor Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Maine invites applications for an academic year, tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor in Counselor Education in the College of Education and Human Development with an anticipated start date of September 2024 or, if preferable, January 2024. Applicants with professional training and experience in the preparation of school counselors and online graduate education are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:

The College of Education and Human Development seeks a colleague committed to excellence in research, scholarship, and teaching. We seek a person with strong leadership and mentoring skills for the programs that lead to a Master’s degree in School Counseling and an Education Specialist degree in School Counseling.

The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity to oversee the creation of a new graduate program in school counseling at an R1 Research Institution.  Initial duties include overseeing program development, including collaborating with faculty members in counselor education at the University of Southern Maine. The successful candidate will have a clear and compelling research agenda leading to publications in influential journals, external funding, and conference presentations. The College of Education and Human Development is firmly committed to public engagement and seeks a colleague who will provide service and leadership at the local, state, and national levels. The successful candidate will work effectively and cooperatively with other members of the College, University of Maine administration, the campus community, and external clients and customers, and develop and maintain professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect. 

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at

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. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer (



  • Doctoral degree in school counseling or a closely related field prior to the start date Potential for scholarly achievement and extramurally funded research Robust research methodology skills Dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging Commitment to collaboration with public schools Licensable as Maine School Counselor (Endorsement 075) Commitment to high impact instructional practices, including virtual delivery Ability and desire to collaborate as a member of a team

Required for appointment as Associate Professor


  • A strong record of scholarly achievement and extramurally funded research commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Maine Evidence of strong record of teaching at the graduate level in Counselor Education. Exceptional and demonstrated leadership abilities


  • Experience and proven commitment to rural schools and communities Quantitative research skills Doctoral degree from CACREP-accredited instruction

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position" at You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

  1. A cover letter addressing the responsibilities/qualifications listed above and your vision for the future of education and research in school counseling
  2. A resume/curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Dr. Jim Artesani at

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 127 Alumni Hall, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


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