The University of Maine College of Education and Human Development invites applications for a two-year, fixed-length non-tenure track Lecturer in Curriculum/Social Studies, effective September 1, 2012.
Responsibilities: The College seeks candidates whose educational and experiential background prepares them to (1) teach graduate courses in curriculum theory and curriculum policy analysis; (2) teach undergraduate/graduate courses in social studies education; (3) supervise student research; and (4) engage in an agenda of scholarship. Additional functions include regular faculty responsibilities such as student advising, program development, and committee work.
Qualifications: The position requires (1) an earned doctorate (Ed.D or Ph.D.) by date of hire in teacher education/curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in social studies education or a closely related field; (2) demonstrated evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching including the use of technology; (3) quantitative and/or qualitative research skills reflected in a clearly articulated programmatic research agenda; (4) evidence of a commitment to working collegially and with individuals from diverse backgrounds; (5) strong interpersonal and written communication skills; and (6) evidence of a commitment to preparing pre-service and in-service educators for diverse student populations in various institutional settings. Experience is also preferred in the following areas: teaching in public schools, knowledge of standards-based curriculum, and evidence of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Institution and the Program: Founded in 1865, the University of Maine is the State’s Land Grant and Sea Grant institution. It serves as the flagship University of the seven-member University of Maine System (www.maine.edu) and is the state’s primary doctoral degree granting institution.
The College of Education and Human Development is committed to improving education in the state and nation through teaching, research, and service. The College has a long tradition of collaboration with diverse groups and communities. The Social Studies programs serve undergraduate and graduate students who seek teacher certification, certificates of advanced study, professional development, and research-based doctoral degrees. Additional information can be found at www.umaine.edu/edhd/.
Applications: To apply, send a letter of application explaining qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, representative manuscripts/publications, post-secondary transcripts, copies of teaching evaluations, and at least three letters of reference that address the applicant’s qualifications and potential for this position to: Phyllis Thibodeau, 5766 Shibles Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 04469-5766; email: Phyllis.firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 207-581-2433. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Appropriate background checks will be required. The position is open until filled; however, applications received after the first screening date of May 1, 2012 will be considered at the discretion of the university.