Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership

University of Southern Maine

Gorham, ME

ID: 7056844
Posted: April 8, 2019

Job Description

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) seeks two Tenure-Track Assistant Professors to join its faculty in offering teacher certification in K-12 at the masters and baccalaureate levels in the Fall 2019. We seek a candidate with scholarly and pedagogical expertise in English Language Arts, significant experience in K-12 schools, proficiency based learning and assessment, and interest in school-university partnerships.
The successful candidate will be fully engaged in the design and delivery K-12 English Language Arts content methods, clinical experiences and partnership collaboration for pre-service undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates. He or she will be expected to contribute to the SEHD’s delivery of teacher education programs and pathways by teaching courses in his or her area of expertise and serving as a liaison with the English department in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University with special preference for expertise in the areas of English and language arts.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Teach undergraduate and graduate level English Language Arts methods and student teaching courses in teacher education.
Coordinate and supervise the teacher education internship in a partner school district for a cohort of interns.
Advise undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing to be teachers.
Foster collaborative teacher education partnerships with pre K-12 partner school districts.
Maintain an active record of scholarship in his or her area of expertise.
Serve as a liaison between the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Department of Teaching & Learning to ensure the success of the undergraduate teacher preparation pathways.
Participate in service to the department, School of Education and Human Development, and University including admissions, recruitment, curriculum/assessment development, and committee assignments.
Engage with the southern Maine community to build a record of professional service that is statewide and national within area of expertise.
The SEHD seeks to foster respectful and collaborative learning communities, well-informed decision-making, valid reasoning, and a concern for equity and social justice in the fields of education and human development. We share a commitment to the preparation of educators and human development personnel in an environment of and for the purpose of democracy, civility and caring, equity and diversity, social justice, scholarship, and ethical practice. With these principles in mind the SEHD engages community partners for mutual benefit and contributes to the development of our metropolitan region. For information about the School of Education and Human Development and the Teacher Education Department visit and .
The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.
The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.
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USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region.
Requirements for the position include an earned doctorate in education, English Language Arts or related field by time of employment, three years of experience in K-12 education, and a record of scholarship commensurate with experience.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching at the college level, experience teaching English Language Arts methods, experience with online learning environment, experience with K-12 School and University partnerships, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, student success, and proficiency-based assessment systems.

Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.
All required materials must be submitted by May 9, 2019.
Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Southern 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: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References


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