Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Sep 13, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title:Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Campus:Gorham City, State:Gorham, ME Department:Teacher Education - PTED Bargaining Unit:AFUM Salary Band/Wage Band:N/A Work Schedule:academic year Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) Teacher Education Department seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to join its faculty in the teacher education programs at the masters and baccalaureate levels beginning Fall 2020. We seek a candidate with scholarly and pedagogical expertise in Elementary Education, significant experience teaching in schools, interest and enthusiasm for school-university partnerships, and knowledge of standards-based learning and assessment. We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a faculty member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

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.

The successful candidate will be fully engaged in the design and delivery of elementary education methods courses, advising, clinical experiences, and school district partnership collaboration for pre-service undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates. Other courses will be determined based on candidate expertise but may include sociocultural foundations of education, introduction to teaching as a profession, and curriculum design, among other options. New faculty 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 with special preference for expertise in elementary pedagogy.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate level elementary education courses in teacher education.
  • Coordinate and supervise the teacher education internship and student teaching in a partner school district(s) for a cohort of interns.
  • Advise undergraduate students who are preparing to be teachers.
  • Maintain an active record of scholarship in his or her area of expertise.
  • Foster collaborative teacher education partnerships with K-12 partner school districts.
  • 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.

We are the University of Everyone – committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



  • Requirements for the position include an earned doctorate degree in teacher education, or related field by the time of employment.
  • Minimum of three years of experience teaching in K-6 schools and a record of scholarship commensurate with experience.


  • Experience teaching at a college level
  • Experience with K-6 school and university partnerships
  • Experience with online learning environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, student success, and standards-based assessment systems.
Other Information:

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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To Apply:

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, and three letters of recommendation.

All materials must be submitted by October 11, 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. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Work Year Calendar:Academic Year (Sept-May) Required Documents:Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References