Lecturer in Educational Leadership

The University of Maine invites applications for an academic-year lecturer in Educational Leadership. This is a fixed-length, non-tenure track position with a start date of August 27, 2018.
The Educational Leadership program is committed to building capacity for administrative and teacher leadership in PK-12 schools based on a tradition of practice-based scholarship, a history of involvement in Maine schools, and a commitment to enhancing leadership capacity related to diversity and its implications for schools. Programs for the Master's, Certificate of Advanced Study, and Doctoral degrees emphasize the development of school leaders grounded in practice and research.
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 may also be asked to serve on Doctoral committees if qualified. All teaching is in the evening and some Saturdays throughout the academic year, with the option of teaching additional courses during the summer. Co-teaching, teaching off campus, and a willingness to incorporate distance-learning and online options are additional expectations. The candidate is expected to establish working relationships with practitioners, schools, professional development organizations, and policy-makers and share responsibility in making programmatic and instructional decisions within the program area, school, and College. The successful candidate will establish and maintain professional relationships that reflect courtesy, civility, and mutual respect, as well as a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Knowledge, Skills & 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 a CAS or Doctoral degree (preferred) in Educational Leadership or a related field; possess a strong working knowledge of leadership development and practice; be able to collaborate and work effectively with colleagues; have knowledge and skills in group facilitation and individual development of adult leaders and learners; possess skills in developing and teaching online courses as well as using video conferencing technologies; and has a sensitivity to issues of diversity and difference that face educators in Maine school settings.
The University of Maine is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state. It is the state's land, sea, and space grant university, enrolling over 11,000 students. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. The University of Maine is located just 60 miles from the scenic Bar Harbor area and Acadia National Park and two hours from Portland.
Appropriate background checks are required.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence, and Sexual Harassment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position" at https://umaine.hiretouch.com. You will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the qualifications; publications (in process, under review, and published); provide contact information for three professional references; and submit copies of official transcripts. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable pool of candidates is found.
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 equal.opportunity@maine.edu with questions or concerns.
Academic Year (Sept-May)
Required Documents:
Copies of Transcripts, Cover Letter, Publications, Resume/CV

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