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The University of Maine
Orono, Maine (US)
$55,000 per year + benefits

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title:

Honors Lecturer - Two Positions (id:84305)




Honors College - OHNRS

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Orono ME

Statement of the Job:

The University of Maine Honors College seeks applicants for one on-going lecturer position and one fixed term (one-year) lecturer position. These are academic-year positions, anticipated to start September 3, 2024. 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. 


The UMaine Honors College is home to more than 800 students who undertake a curriculum that enhances both the breadth and depth of their education. For more than 80 years, the Honors College has provided academic opportunities to motivated, intellectually curious undergraduates. These students begin their college careers with a four-semester interdisciplinary core sequence taught in small seminar classes and conclude with a required two-semester senior thesis mentored by a scholar in their field.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is 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.




Terminal degree in disciplinary field by date of hire Evidence of ability to teach successful courses at the undergraduate level  Preferred:


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 describing the applicant’s experience and interests with respect to the required and preferred qualifications for the position;
2.) a curriculum vitae;
3.) statement of teaching philosophy;
4.) contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be requested later);
5.) unofficial transcripts (official transcripts may be requested later).


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:
To receive full consideration, applications must be received by: July 3, 2024
Interviews to begin no earlier than: July 10, 2024
Tentative start date: September 3, 2024


For questions about the search, please contact search coordinator Katie Kurz at


The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.


In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).


Academic Year (Sept-May)

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV, Teaching Statement

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