Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
University of Maine USM - Gorham, ME

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The University of Southern Maine’s School of Education and Human Development seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position who are committed to focusing on developing new kinds of leadership in schools and improving the quality of curriculum and instructional practices in Maine schools. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in educational leadership with a specific focus on principal leadership, evaluation and supervision, and supervision of fieldwork. In addition, the successful candidate will advise masters, CAS, and doctoral students, collaborate on grant-writing, conduct research, engage in professional service, participate on department, college, university, and state level committees, be ready to use current distance learning teaching technology, work in off-campus school-university partnership programs, such as working with Southern Maine Partnership and will have demonstrated leadership, preferably at the building level.

The School of Education and Human Development is committed to providing quality educational and professional development opportunities to prospective and current school leaders. The Educational Leadership Department offers a master’s degree, two certificate programs, and a certificate of advanced study. The master’s program is divided into three areas: administration for certification as a building principal, administration for certification as a special education director, and teacher leadership. In addition, the faculty works in collaboration with faculty from the Muskie School of Public Service to offer a PhD program in public policy with a focus on educational leadership.

Qualifications: Required: A doctorate in Educational Administration/Instructional Leadership. Recent experience in leadership roles in public schools and interest in taking an active role in K-12 school improvement efforts. Preferred: Research, publication record, and university teaching experience are desired. The applicant will have a demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity for all learners in schools and an understanding of the challenges facing school leaders today. Evidence of commitment to diversity, student success and active learning, and community engagement.

Apply online at: . You will need to upload a letter of application detailing qualifications for this position which should also include a statement of philosophy of school leadership ; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three professional references. Interviewees will be required to submit graduate transcripts or listing of graduate coursework. Review of applications will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is September 1, 2013. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism and community.