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Assistant or Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Employer
University of Maine College of Education and Human Development
Location
04469, Orono
Salary
Not specified
Start date
Nov 13, 2023

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Purpose: The University of Maine invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year Assistant or Associate Professor position in Educational Leadership. We seek someone who will positively contribute to transforming school systems, address issues of equity and justice in their teaching, research and service, and contribute to our focus on developing scholarly-practitioners to lead schools. The anticipated start date is September 3, 2024.

Program Description: The Educational Leadership program is committed to building capacity for administrative, teacher, and community leadership of pK-12 schools in our masters (M.Ed.) and doctoral (Ed.D.) degree programs. Our programs are grounded in a tradition of practice-based scholarship, a history of involvement in schools, and a commitment to enhancing leadership capacity related to equity and its implications for schools and their communities. Our Doctoral degree emphasizes the preparation of scholarly practitioners who are committed to bridging the gap between educational research and practice for the betterment of schools and their communities.

The Position: As a Research 1 Institution, faculty at the University of Maine must demonstrate a strong commitment to and engagement in research, teaching (including advising), and service. At the Assistant level, the successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to engage in these activities, while at the Associate level, the successful candidate will provide a record of past success engaging in these activities as well as their capacity for ongoing growth and success at the University of Maine.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will demonstrate capacity to…

  • Establish a rigorous and productive line of research relevant to the field of educational research and schools/school systems.
  • Seek external grants and funding.
  • Establish constructive working relationships with practitioners, schools, professional development organizations, and policy-makers.
  • Teach two courses per semester virtually in our M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs, using both synchronous and asynchronous course modalities.
  • Advise graduate students with a strong commitment to their success.
  • Chair and serve on dissertation committees.
  • Contribute to programmatic and instructional decision-making within the Educational Leadership program areas, School, and College.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships that reflect collegiality and respect.
  • Participate in community at all levels of the institution, embracing our shared values of justice, equity, and democratic engagement.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate for Assistant Professor will provide evidence that they…

  • Attained a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or a related field prior to the start of the 2024-25 academic year. Applicants who have not yet completed their doctoral degree should provide a timeline for completion.
  • Served in a pK-12 leadership role, preference for district level leadership experience.
  • Engaged with the research process outside the scope of their dissertation project.
  • Possess external funding goals or experience obtaining external funding.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of leadership development and practice.
  • Collaborate and work effectively with colleagues.
  • Possess knowledge and skills in group facilitation or individual development of adult leaders and learners. 
  • Possess skills in developing and teaching online courses.
  • Possess skills and knowledge of educational technology, in particular in video conferencing platforms.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion that educators, students, and families face in rural school settings.

The successful candidate for Associate Professor will provide evidence that they…

  • Attained a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership or a related field.
  • Served in a pK-12 leadership role, preference for district level leadership experience.
  • Successfully established a research agenda with a clear area of specialization with robust and sustained productivity as evidenced through publishing in recognized journals and other publication outlets.
  • Successfully obtained external funding for their scholarship.
  • Ongoing engagement in at least one educational leadership association, including but not limited to a record of presenting original research.
  • Possess a strong working knowledge of leadership development and practice;
  • Collaborate and work effectively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrate a record of success engaging in group facilitation or individual development of adult leaders and learners.
  • Demonstrate a record of success engaging skills developing and teaching online courses.
  • Demonstrate a record of success engaging with educational technology, in particular in video conferencing platforms.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion that educators, students, and families face in rural school settings.

About the University

  • The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels. Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/
  • 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 (visitbangormaine.com/about-the-region/the-region-at-a-glance/).
  • The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot homeland is connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations — the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Mi’kmaq — through kinship, alliances and diplomacy. The university also recognizes that the Penobscot Nation and the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination.
  • All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.

Application Process

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position" at https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=83295

You will need to do the following in your application:

  • Create a profile and application.
  • Upload a cover letter that directly addresses the candidate’s capacity to meet the qualifications stated in this call for hire (preferred limit of 3 pages, single-spaced)
  • Upload a curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the qualifications in this call for hire.
  • Provide contact information for 3 professional references (i.e., full name, titles/rank, institution, contact number, & email) who can speak to the candidate’s capacity to meet the qualifications stated in this call for hire.
  • Submit copies of official transcripts.

Incomplete application materials cannot be considered.

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine 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 person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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