Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology (Tenure Track)

Presque Isle, Maine
Feb 25, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Psychology beginning September 1, 2021.

Full-time teaching responsibilities will be in the area of psychology at the bachelor level. Courses may include abnormal psychology, research methods, physiological psychology and psychopharmacology, as well as courses in the applicant’s areas of personal expertise or interest. Other responsibilities include advising undergraduate students, campus and professional service, and development of undergraduate research. We are looking for an exceptional educator with the ability, energy, and intellectual charisma to be a first-rate teacher and active professional.



Teach four courses per semester at introductory and upper levels using both in-person and asynchronous online approaches

Provide service to campus as well as professional service as appropriate

Develop research opportunities that will engage undergraduates and my lead to clinical experience, independent studies, senior theses, or other experiential learning, and may contribute to conference presentations, publications, or extramural funding

Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range for an Assistant Professor is in the mid $50's and for an Associate Professor in the mid to high $60's plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.



For more than a century, the University of Maine at Presque Isle has been helping students find their path to great professional careers providing its 1,300 traditional and non-traditional students from all areas of the state, country, and world with life-changing opportunities in a caring, small-university environment. UMPI combines liberal arts and selected professional programs and serves as a cultural and educational resource for the entire region. The campus sits on 150 acres surrounded by the rolling hills and potato fields of northern Maine and the University strives to be the region’s premier learning institution while helping to stimulate cultural and economic development in Aroostook County and the State of Maine. The University serves as an educational and cultural center for the area and its facilities are utilized for lectures, programs, concerts, dance performances, exhibits, and plays that benefit the entire region.

Additionally, UMPI has been named as a Great College To Work For according to the 2020 survey by The Great Colleges to Work For® program. This is the very first time that a public university in Maine has received this national recognition. UMPI also received a distinguished recognition as a 2020 Honor Roll Institution by The Great Colleges to Work For® program for achieving high scores in 11 out of 12 categories.

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its thirteenth year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies. This is a remarkable achievement for our University.



Doctoral Degree required in Clinical/Counseling psychology or Neuroscience at the time of hire, preferably from an APA or CPA accredited program..

If applicant is a Clinical or Counseling Psychologist they should be licensed or eligible for licensure as a clinician in Maine

Strong expertise and demonstrated success in teaching introductory and upper-level psychology courses

Effective oral and written communication skills, and ability to collaborate with the campus, local communities

Demonstrated experience or ability to employ high impact teaching practices and technology that qualitatively improves the learning experience, including on-line teaching methods.

Ability to travel normally requiring a valid driver’s license.



Background in Neuroscience research



Materials must be submitted via You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter, transcripts, a teaching philosophy, and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications.

Review of applications will begin February 28, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle 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, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).