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Lecturer - Honors College

The University of Maine
Orono, Maine
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Position Title:

Lecturer - Honors College (id:74876)




Honors College - OHNRS

Bargaining Unit:


Salary Band/Wage Band:

$45,000 - $49,000


Orono ME

Statement of the Job:

The University of Maine Honors College seeks applicants for a two- year fixed term Lecturer position. This is an academic-year position, anticipated to start August 29, 2022  Founded in 1935, for nearly 90 years Honors at UMaine has provided challenging academic opportunities to students who seek an amplified undergraduate experience.  Our students come from more than 70 different majors across campus, and our faculty come from many different disciplines, from psychology to philosophy, history to biomedical sciences. Above all, we thus seek a dynamic teacher who is committed to student development and mentorship across the disciplines and who wishes to contribute to ongoing conversations regarding student success, curriculum design, and the development of inclusive communities in Honors education. 

The position carries a 4:4 teaching load with no research expectations; responsibilities will include teaching first- and second-year Honors courses and the possibility of upper-level courses in the applicant’s area of interest. Service on Honors thesis and other committees is expected.

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

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 here.

Employees in the University of Maine System are required to comply with UMS COVID protocols which currently include, but are not limited to, being vaccinated, obtaining a qualified vaccination exemption, and/or participating in regular COVID testing. Further information can be found here



Terminal degree in disciplinary field by date of hire

Evidence of ability to teach successful courses at the undergraduate level


Experience teaching in an Honors program

Experience mentoring undergraduate research

Experience with innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching and learning

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position

2.) a resume/curriculum vitae

3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin no earlier than: April 15, 2022

Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: April 25, 2022 (via Zoom)

Final interviews to begin no earlier than: May 2, 2022 (via Zoom)

Tentative start date: August 29, 2022

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Christopher Mares at [email protected]

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).


Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV


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