The School of Education and Human Development at the University of Southern Maine is seeking an Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture with expertise in early literacy. The successful candidate will teach graduate courses in the state-approved literacy specialist program and undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy to teacher candidates in certification pathways. Anticipated start date is Fall 2019.

The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in literacy on campus and in blended and online formats, advise graduate students, pursue a scholarly agenda, and provide service to the program, university, community, and profession.

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

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Benefits Summary Information

Qualifications:Applicants will have earned a doctoral degree in literacy education, curriculum and instruction, or a related field. Experience teaching elementary school and/or working as a literacy coach or literacy specialist is required. Preferred qualifications include 1) experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in literacy, 2) interest in directing USM’s Summer Reading and Writing Workshop, the capstone experience for literacy education graduate students to earn their literacy specialist license by tutoring local children, and 3) expertise in teaching students for whom English is an additional language.

Other Information:Materials must be submitted via “Apply for position.” You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, a list of the names and contact information for three references.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern 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: Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, CV/Resume, References