The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development
Position Title: Lecturer in Educational Leadership
School: Educational Leadership, Higher Education, and Human Development
Purpose: The University of Maine invites applications for an ongoing, academic year position for a Lecturer in Educational Leadership. This is a non-tenured track position with a start date of August 31, 2020.
Program Description: The Educational Leadership program is committed to building capacity for administrative and teacher leadership in PK-12 schools based on a tradition of scholarly-practitioner expertise, a history of involvement in schools at the state and possibly the federal level, and a commitment to enhancing leadership capacity to address issues of equity and its implications for schools. Programs for the Master's (MEd), Educational Specialist (EdS), and Doctoral (EdD) degrees emphasize the development of school leaders to better bridge the theory-practice gap.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Within the Educational Leadership program the successful candidate will teach four courses per semester. Additionally, the person will be involved in advising students. The person will also be asked to serve on EdD committees. If the applicant possesses a doctorate degree, they will be expected to chair EdD committees. All teaching is in the evening and some Saturdays throughout the academic year, with the option of teaching additional courses during the summer. The candidate is expected to use distance-learning platforms (i.e. Zoom, Adobe Connect, etc.) to facilitate engaging conversations, use breakout sessions to deepen synthesis and application, and create videos that can be used to support and expand student understanding.
Those interested in the position are expected to have strong working relationships with Educational Leadership peers, practitioners and policymakers throughout the state, and to deepen ties to educational professional development organizations. These organizations include regional groups (i.e. PREP, Penquis, etc.) as well as at the state level (i.e. the Maine Department of Education). The successful candidate will foster and maintain professional working relationships with stakeholders throughout the state that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect, as well as a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have recent PK-12 building and/or district-level experience working in a formal leadership role at the school and/or district level; have attained an EdD or PhD degree in Educational Leadership or a related field (preferred; may also consider a CAS or EdS with substantial experience); possess a strong working knowledge using problems of practice to further scholarly-practitioner development; have strong interpersonal skills that support collaborative efforts and working relationships with colleagues; have the knowledge and skills to facilitate online learning through various video-based platforms that engage adult learners and leaders in the 21st century; incorporate fresh theoretical frameworks and perspectives from across the field that will help improve leadership development at the school and district level; have knowledge and/or experience around university-district collaborations to improve the preparation of future educational leaders; and have a sensitivity to issues of equity, diversity, and rurality that face educators in Maine school settings.
The University is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus 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 https://umaine.edu/
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.
Materials must be submitted via Apply For Position at https://umaine.hiretouch.com.
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.
4.) copies of post-secondary transcripts.
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. Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until filled.
Appropriate background checks are required.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.
Please contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 N. Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 at 207-581-1226 (voice), TTY 711 (Maine Relay System), or email@example.com with questions or concerns.
Location/Region: Orono, ME