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Assistant Professor of Physics and Science Education

University of Maine at Farmington
Maine, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Physics & Space Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 University of Maine at Farmington invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 1, 2022.

Teaching duties include physics courses for biology, environmental science, geology, and secondary education science majors, supporting UMF's programs focused on sustainability, the environment, and Maine's aquatic and forest ecosystems. UMF has a strong historical focus on teacher training, so the successful candidate will also collaborate with secondary education faculty, particularly in helping to teach the science methods course for preservice middle school and high school teachers. The remainder of the teaching load will be devoted to general education physics courses for nonscientists. We expect the faculty member to develop a research program consistent with the resources available at UMF and to involve undergraduate students in this research. The faculty member will also engage in service activities such as academic advising and serving on university committees. This position reports to the chair of the division.


Required This position will require a Ph.D. in physics or a related discipline and also a background in education, with a master’s degree in education a plus, as well as a background or interest in environmental / climate physics is a plus.

Preferred: Experience in both classroom and online teaching preferred.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position."  Please create an applicant profile, complete a brief 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, unofficial transcripts, teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references who will be required to upload a letter of reference. References will receive instructions via email.

Review of applications will begin January 3, 2022.  Materials received after January 2 will be considered at the discretion of the university.  

 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, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)

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